[Updated] Madden NFL 23 'Face of the Franchise' stuck in contract signing loop (closes or goes to main menu), issue finally acknowledged
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on September 02, 2022) follows:
The main attraction in Madden NFL 23 is the Face of the Franchise single-player game mode where you can create a player and try to get to the Hall of Fame.
Unlike the previous years where you start as a college prospect that gets drafted to an NFL team, this year your player has already been in the league for five years.
Madden 23 ‘Face of the Franchise’ stuck in contract signing loop
In this game mode, if you don’t extend your contract with your team halfway through your first season, players have to pick a contract from an NFL team at the end of the year during the resignation period.
After this period, players have a choice to sign for any one of the 30 NFL teams. But due to this issue, players are unable to sign a new contract and are stuck in a loop.
When a player attempts to sign a contract, the game will either crash, restart, log a player out, or just takes them to the main menu. This keeps happening across all platforms.
Too bad you can’t continue. FotF glitches out when you select your new contract. @EAHelp doesn’t care as they haven’t fixed this in weeks. New year, same glitchy trash Madden.
@eahelp @EAMaddenNFL Signing a new contract after the first year of Face of the Franchise. After picking an option, the game waits for five seconds and then takes me right back to the main menu. Reinstalled the game and nothing helped. Please help.
Some tried troubleshooting methods like reinstalling the game, verifying the integrity of game files, and logging in and out of their accounts but nothing seems to work.
Players are left extremely frustrated by this issue as they are unable to progress in career mode.
Fortunately, EA support has commented on the matter and said they are aware of this issue. However, they did not share any timeframe of when it will be fixed.
That said, we’ll keep track of the situation and post an update if and when there are any further developments regarding the matter.
Update 1 (September 05, 2022)
04:25 pm (IST): Here’s a potential workaround suggested by one of those affected that might help you resolve the issue with Face of the Franchise.
This happened to me as well. I could not re-sign with the same team. I signed with a new team and it let me proceed. There are now 3 of my characters in the league 2 on my original team and 1 I am controlling on my new team. (Source)
Update 2 (September 06, 2022)
01:23 pm (IST): In the recent acknowledgement, EA support said that they are still investigating the issue. And yet there’s no ETA for the fix.
Hi there, thank you for reaching out and sorry for the wait. I see that you’re facing trouble with Face of the Franchise mode. Our Games Team is aware of and currently investigating this issue. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for further updates. Take care! -Leah (Source)
Update 3 (September 12, 2022)
10:27 am (IST): One of our readers has come up with a possible workaround for the issue with Face of Franchise mode. You can check it out below.
Possible Solution!!! I have a CB and right after winning the Super Bowl, I changed my settings from Rookie (yes I play on rookie to make the game more fun for me), to All Madden. Went through the contract phase and it worked. Then, I changed back to “Rookie” before I started my new season. Have to play QB again to see if it works for QB or not.
Thanks for the tip: Mark Burlas!
Update 4 (September 21, 2022)
06:40 pm (IST): In a recent acknowledgment, EA support said that the team is still working to resolve this issue. And yet, they don’t have any ETA for the fix.
Hey there, sorry to hear of this frustrating situation in face of the franchise 🙁 our teams are aware of troubles when signing a contract and are investigating a fix. I have not yet received a timeframe to share but please hang in there, we’re on it. 1/2 -Claus (Source)
Update 5 (September 26, 2022)
01:28 pm (IST): One of the affected players said that they were able to sign in after trying a couple of times.
So rather than uninstalling the complete game and starting afresh, players should try multiple times and see if the issue gets fixed.
It let me sign to the jets! Just keep trying to sign to teams it will work! And if not then just have to wait tell its fixed (Source)
Update 6 (September 27, 2022)
03:48 pm (IST): A gamer has shared his experience on how they completed the full contract without any issues and what worked for them.
I have done a full season with a WR and a LB and I have been able to sign the contract. The only save file that it does not work for is QB. (Source)
Update 7 (September 29, 2022)
09:49 am (IST): Madden 23 has recently received a new update with bug fixes. However, it does not include any fix for the ‘Face of Franchise’ issue.
Update 8 (September 30, 2022)
05:31 pm (IST): A new update for Madden 23 is scheduled to release in mid-October. That means players will have to wait until then to get the fix for the Face of the Franchise issue.
Update 9 (October 3, 2022)
06:02 pm (IST): EA is now asking those affected to report this issue as a bug on their official forum.
Hello, thanks for getting in touch with us. I apologize for the delay in this response, and thanks for bringing this to our attention. When you have a moment I would recommend submitting this as a bug. (Source)
Update 10 (October 6, 2022)
05:37 pm (IST): In the recent response to one of those affected, EA support said that they are sill looking into this issue. However, they didn’t provide any ETA for the fix.
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us about franchise mode not working as expected with your Draft on Madden NFL 23. This is an issue that we’re aware of we’ll do our best to have a solution soon. Until the patch comes, this may impact your play. — Bruce (Source)
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