Now that Madden NFL 23’s player ratings have been announced, the natural next step is for people to complain about them. This year, EA Sports is giving fans a new way to have their voices heard.
What EA is called the “Madden NFL Ratings Hotline” is now open. Anyone–fans and NFL stars alike–can call in for a chance to speak with a Madden ratings adjustor to share their two cents. Someone might answer the phone, but if not, fans can leave a message to send in their feedback.
The number is 689-278-3030. When we tried calling, the call went straight to voicemail, with a prompt from ratings adjustor Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson telling us to leave a message that explains why EA should consider changing the rating for a player in the game.
“Those fans that dial in with real evidence and a well-thought-out case, could just see their favorite player’s rating change,” EA said.
Bear in mind, this is a marketing campaign devised to help drum up interest in and awareness for Madden NFL 23. It’s fun and silly, but presumably–as usual–a player’s in-game rating will rise or fall most consistently based on their on-field performance.
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— Madden NFL 23 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 28, 2022
EA and the NFL put out a video to promote the hotline. Watch the video above to see NFL stars Micah Parsons, Derwin James, Kyle Pitts, and D’Andre Swift talking to Johnson about the dial-in program.
Madden NFL 23 releases on August 19 featuring none other than the late John Madden on the cover. For more, check out GameSpot’s Madden NFL 23 preorder guide.