[Update] Madden 11 Ultimate Team Still Down

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Lots of you Madden Ultimate Team heads like me will have noticed that pretty much since the quitter fix came out you have been unable to play an MUT game. When I attempt to start a game, the team select screen either fails to full load and freezes or does load and even allows me to select my uniform but as soon as both players go “Ready”, it freezes and the only way out is to quit out of the entire game which sometimes forces a hard restart of the PS3 itself. Everything else works perfectly though, you can manage your cards, play against the computer and buy and sell cards as normal. The problem doesn’t appear to be affecting any other online modes, as Online Team Play and Regular Head to Head all work perfectly.

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EA is aware of the problem and are working it but seem to be having trouble duplicating it consistently so at this point it appears impossible to know how far spread the problem is. So I am just trying to do an improptu poll, if you have been unable to play an MUT game since roughly Friday post here and let us know and we will pass this on to our folks at EA. So all we wanna know is, are you having this issue, when did it start and where are you located, that’s it. Maybe we can help EA get this fixed so I can go back to kicking your butts :).

I’ll start, I have been having this issue since right around the quitter fix came out and I am located in Waldorf, MD.

P.S. Since I can tell all you guys are Madden fans, you might want to consider joining our forums and hooking up with other Madden players and just talking Madden in general.

Update:

Well it seems they are making some headway on this. Apparently, there is some correlation with having a deck with a high number of cards, having cards in auction or in pending collections. I have verified that if you bring your total number of cards down you can at least get a game to load. I dropped my total card count down from 95 to 75 and for the first time in a long time I actually got an MUT game to launch without crashing my system. The game was going good, and then my peer got disconnected but it at least worked to not make it hard crash the PS3 and get a game going. I am going to try and start another game and finish it and see if it fails out after the game is over like it was doing before. In the meantime, if you have this problem it seems that you more than likely have over 90 cards, try to get under 80 total cards an see if the issue fixes itself.

According to EA, they are going to try and fix it with a patch but that is still two to three weeks out, so in the meantime this may be the only option for getting MUT to work for most of us. Keep your card count under 80 is what I would say. Use the contract cards if you have a lot, sale stadium cards you don’t want, just get under 80 and it should start working for you again. Let me know if this works for anyone else.

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Lorenzo Winfrey

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