Madden 21 may be a up-to-date on day-one, but over the course of the football season, EA will release new content, gameplay tweaks, and adjust player ratings to make for a more realistic and true-to-life experience. Here’s how to download Madden 21 patches and updates on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
How to Download Madden 21 Patches on PS4, Xbox One & PC
Depending on your console (or Origin) settings, you may have it so that Madden 21 automatically downloads patches and updates even when you’re not actively using your system (or playing the game). Sometimes, though, Madden 21 patches will be so big that you’ll need to push them to download manually, or have your system check for an update to get it to download. Here’s how to do that on each platform Madden 21 is currently available for.
As was the case last year, too, the PS4 tends to be the best of the consoles for automatically downloading and applying updates as long as you’ve got the correct ‘rest mode’ settings set up.
To do this, go to ‘Settings’ from your home screen, and then select ‘Power Saving Settings’ towards the bottom of the list.
Go to ‘Set Features Available in Rest Mode’ and ensure the ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’ option is checked. As long as it is, whenever your console is turned off into rest mode and the orange light shows on the console, it’ll be able to download update files and content, as well as upload all saved data to the cloud (if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber).
If this hasn’t worked for you, simply select Madden 21 on your home screen and press Options. Select the ‘Check for Update’ option. If there’s a new available update, it’ll automatically begin downloading.
The Xbox One also has its own automatic update settings you can check by heading into the console’s settings and selecting the ‘Updates and Downloads’ option from the ‘System’ menu on the Settings sidebar.
Make sure here that the ‘Keep my games and apps up to date’ is checked. As long as it is, your system should automatically download and update any games installed on your system with patches in the background. Even when it’s turned off.
That being said, we’ve found this to be a bit finnicky. To force your Xbox One to update Madden 21, head to ‘My Games and Apps’ and select ‘Manage’ from the left sidebar. Select ‘Updates’ from the options that appears here. Any games with pending updates will appear here.
Then it’s simply a case of pressing the Menu button on Madden 21 and choosing the ‘Update’ option.
As Madden 21 is only available on PC via Origin, PC players arguably have it easiest. All you need to do is open Origin and it’ll check and begin downloading and installing any updates for your installed games.
Once the update is done — regardless of what platform you’re playing on — you can start the game back up and you’ll be all ready to play again.
That’s all you need to know on how to download Madden 21 patches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our guides down below.
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