In Madden NFL 22 Face of the Franchise, a trio of release week glitches has been making it especially difficult for players to play out their rookie seasons the way they had in mind.
While there have been a number of reported glitches affecting Madden 22's other modes (according to a r/Madden Subreddit thread, the current glitch count is 101), it appears the Face of the Franchise career mode has been caught in the crossfire as well.
Madden NFL 22 Face of the Franchise Glitches: Slow Motion, Halftime Freezing and Generic Name
Slow Motion Glitch
According to those who've made a running back or wide receiver, their created player's speed rating takes a drastic hit around Week 9 that makes them comically slow. The glitch has been speculated to be due to a challenge that causes the player's speed stats to get affected unannounced. While no fix has reported, players have said that finishing the game when you first notice the speed deduction causes the glitch to remain for the rest of the season. Instead, it's suggested to simulate the week altogether.
Halftime Freezing Glitch
Another glitch commonly being reported in Face of the Franchise is one where the game gets stuck after the halftime show and the 3rd quarter never starts. Those who've encountered it say they've been simply restarting the application and hoping they won't run into it again. Thankfully, it seems the dev team is aware of the error, as an EA Community Manager has replied to a thread reporting the issue saying that the "team is currently aware of this and looking into it. "
Generic Name Glitch
Lastly, there appears to be a pesky glitch that players are encountering right off the bat in the Face of the Franchise mode. According to an EA HQ thread that has amassed 105 comments regarding the issue, created players' names are being reset to simply "John Madden" or "Created Player." Apparently, the issue seems to stem from the game's profanity and swear filter erroneously picking up names as offensive language. From "Dez Smith" to "Wilcox" and "Dickerson," it's clear that the names being picked up as profane are being wrongfully censored. Some are suggesting to try to get past the draft first and see if the generic name goes away, as apparently using the same last name as one of the other players on the college team you're given at the start of Face of the Franchise can mess things up. Otherwise, it appears players are out of luck for now.