Madden 22 Face of the franchise mode freezing at half-time acknowledged, fix in the works

The recently released Madden NFL 22 is creating a lot of buzz in the gaming community. However, some of the buzz is because of the issues and bugs which are troubling players.

Among them, the Ultimate Team Gridiron Forge server error, sent back to Main Menu glitch, crashing on Xbox, and more.


Now, it seems Madden NFL 22 players are facing the freezing problem while playing matches in the Face of the franchise mode.

As per multiple reports, matches in the Face of the franchise mode freeze after the half-time show further forcing players to restart the game.

This freezing issue is inconveniencing Madden NFL 22 players as they are unable to complete matches in the Face of the franchise mode.

Every time I have possession at half time the game freezes coming out of the half time show. This is in FotF and player locked franchise. Anyone else ?

For some reason, the game goes to halftime then freeze while showing the stadium. Anybody else dealing with this as well?

(Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

While it is unclear what the exact cause of this problem is, it is clearly widespread and needs to be fixed on a larger scale. However, there might be an explanation for this problem.

This is basically the same bug from franchise mode that basically ensures that the 2nd half can only start if you’re simulating through it, i.e. your character doesn’t have control of the ball when clock winds down to 0 in the first half. It’s crazy that they haven’t fixed this very obvious and game breaking bug yet but it is indeed what it is.

Also, affected Madden NFL 22 players may not have to face this issue for too long as EA Sports support has acknowledged the same.

It seems EA Sports is aware of the freezing issue in the Madden NFL 22 Face of the franchise mode and is working to fix the same as soon as possible.

The team is currently aware of this and looking into it.


This further indicates that a fix for the aforementioned problem might arrive in the near future.

However, this is still based on speculation as support has not given any time frame for the fix.

Hopefully, EA Sports fixes the freezing problem soon so that players can complete Face of the franchise matches in Madden NFL 22 without any hassle.


That said, we will report back with more details as and when we get new information to share so stay tuned.

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