28. Madden 20

28.1. Anti-Cheat

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

  • Weather: Clear

  • Injuries: 0 

  • Fatigue: 50

  • 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. Restrictions

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

28.4.1 Disconnection

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.