Why Is Madden 22 Auction House Locked? Can You Unlock It?

Postpone your trades!

By Mehrdad Khayyat

August 21, 2021

So, if you have been planning to get into the Madden 22 Auction House for some worthy trades, I’m sorry to tell you that it is locked for now.

Madden 22 is now officially live for all the players around the world. Still, this might not be the best Madden entry, but it does feature some significant improvements in a few modes like Franchise.

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However, most players are interested in the Ultimate Team mode in the Madden series rather than anything else. Unfortunately, Madden 22 doesn’t deliver too many new features to the Ultimate Team experience. It’s still the same mode with a few minor changes in the level-up and objective system.

Madden 22 | Dynamic Gameday | All Access Deep Dive Trailer

Madden 22 | Dynamic Gameday | All Access Deep Dive Trailer

Why the Madden 22 Auction House is Locked

Unfortunately, Ultimate Team mode in any EA Sports titles could be a little bit Pay-to-Win as players who spend real-world money to get more in-game packs usually progress faster than others and have a better team with higher-rate players.

Now, the Auction House or Trades tab is probably a cheaper way to get some good players with your in-game currency, rather than spending money on packs with unknown content.

However, it seems like the Auction House won’t be available for now as EA is investigating an issue in Ultimate Team. The developer shared a tweet earlier today, indicating that the Auction House will remain locked until a problem is solved in MUT 22.

EA Sports didn’t reveal how long this could take to return the Auction House to the game but doesn’t seem to be a serious issue. The worst-case scenario is that the game will require a new update to fix the issue and re-open the Auction House in Ultimate.

Hopefully, Auction House is the only affected tab in the Ultimate Team for this unknown problem, and you can still play online and use other sections of the mode.

Madden 22 is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. The ninth-gen version of the game will feature some exclusive features like Gameday Atmosphere and better visuals.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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