Madden is wading into dangerous territory. For the first time in Madden‘s history, an equipment update will give players a stat boost.
EA Sports released the patch notes for Madden 20‘s January update, and it includes the addition of the Nike Vapor Edge cleat. As The Verge notes, only athletes who are signed to Nike (Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook, and Christian McCaffrey to name a few) will have access to this shoe. It’s not just for looks, though. EA has confirmed that wearing the shoe will actually make these players faster:
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Madden 20 added a Nike shoe that makes players faster