28. Madden 20
No additional anti-cheat is required for official matches.
28.2. Match Procedure
28.2.1. Series Lengths
Matches are played as a best of 1 in the preseason and regular season, best of 3 in the postseason and best of 5 in all grand finals.
28.2.2. Game Lobby
Prior to the match, players should add each other as friends on their Consoles. The higher seed will create the lobby.
The following settings are to be used in official matches:
Game Mode: Head to Head
Quarter Length: 5 minutes
Play Clock: 40 second (default, cannot change)
Skill Level: All Madden
Accelerated Clock: Off
Game Speed: Normal
Game Style: Competitive
Event Type: Quick Preseason
Auto Sprint: Default On
Auto Strafe: Default On
Heat Seeker: Default On
Ball Hawk: Default On
Switch Assist: Default Off
Auto Play Flip: Off
Camera Settings: Standard
28.3.1. Onside Kicks
Onside kicks are not allowed during the first half of play. Onside kick attempts can be made at any time during the second half.
28.3.2 Excessive offsides
Neither the offense nor the defense should purposefully go offsides with the intent of delaying the game nor exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct.
28.3.3 Improper Audibles
Players may not audible out of the QB Kneel, Wildcat, Field Goal, or Punt formations
28.3.4 Pausing the Match
Players may only pause the match in order to issue a challenge against a call. For reasons other than challenging a call, players may not at any point use the pause feature during gameplay. Each team is afforded a certain amount of timeouts during the match.
28.4. Stoppage of Play
A match can be reset if a player disconnects from a match as long as the following criteria are met.
The disconnection happens in the first 3 minuets of the quarter
Neither player has scored
The player has not disconnected previously during the match
Any other Disconnections or multiple disconnections will count as a loss for the disconnected player. Disconnections while a player otherwise would have scored may result in a loss for the disconnecting player
28.5. Player Count
Matches are played as 1 versus 1, meaning that only one player may participate in the match for either side. No player substitutions may be made at any point during the match.