We've recorded a new set of defensive back specific movement animations . Together with AI support that the defenders of Madden NFL 23 will reverse-pedal as well as flip their hips. strafe and look back at the ball in a more smooth manner Madden 23 Coins, more athletically, and more realistically. The defensive backs won't just look the part with these new movements, but the new animations help them get where they want to go in a more efficient manner that will help make passing opportunities against zone defense significantly smaller.
We've added dynamic break times for each type of zone defenders when they are facing certain routes. Zones that are designed to eliminate specific routes or regions of the field will now break more quickly against those routes, but they will break against routes which their zones aren't designed to remove. One example of this is the hard flat zone breaking routes to the flat, instead of using more difficult routes first. Another is a deep third defenders in Cover 3 breaking faster when corners enter their zone.
The last time we played, our deep-zone defense made small adjustments while covering in the endzone. This resulted in defenders squeezing down on routes that broke towards the inside and ignoring the defenders from the underside, that resulted in the sidelines as well as those corners in the zone remaining wide to the elements. This year, those outside deep zone defenders stay out and stand on breaking or crossing third-window routes. They let the route flow at them and then vigorously break down on the throw.
By using our zone coverage defenses playing better fundamental football we've rebalanced the mix between 'play ball' 'play receiver,' and 'swat' so that defenders can use different behaviors while the ball's in the air, instead of constantly attempting to catch the interception. This coincides with tuning on how far the defenders can be allowed to Buy Madden nfl 23 Coins see the ball when not facing it and promotes more natural midair interactions at the point of catch, thanks to our FieldSENSE Hit Everything branching technology and mechanics.