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Madden NFL 24 Match Instructions
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Important: The 2024-2025 Rulebook and Match Instructions updates are underway. Check back here in the future for more information! Once finalized, all changes will be communicated to our community through a separate Summary of Changes article. Thanks for your patience!


  1. One (1) player per team

  2. Join the lobby within the 30-minute grace period.

  3. Communicate via Match Lobby Chat.

  4. Home Teams will create private matches and send invitations.

  5. Spectators are approved using Match Lobby Chat per Section 7.7 of the High School Competition Rulebook

  6. In the event of any issues, finish the current game, then notify PlayVS Support for further assistance.

Important: Please review the PlayVS Game Day Protocol here.

Setting Up the Match

Create the Custom Game (Home Team)

  1. Open Madden NFL 24.

    • This title does not allow crossplay - ensure that you are using the PS4 version of Madden NFL 24

  2. Select “Quick Play”.

  3. Select “Online H2H”.

  4. Select “Play a Friend.”

  5. Select your Opponent’s in-game name.

  6. Press the “Option” button on the controller to create the game.

    • Confirm that the game settings are correct:

      1. Fatigue: On

      2. Injuries: Off

      3. Even Teams: On

      4. Quarter Length: 5 mins

      5. Game Skill: All-Madden

      6. Accelerated Clock: 20 secs.

      7. Weather: Off (Clear)

  7. Press “X” to send the game invite.

  8. Let your opponent know in Lobby Chat that an invite has been sent.

Once your opponent has joined, proceed to Match Protocol.

Join the Custom Game (Away Team)

  1. Open Madden NFL 24 for PS4.

  2. Accept the game invitation.

    • If the invite does not pop up, open the Playstation “Notifications” to confirm that the invite has not been received.

  3. Once joined, proceed to Match Protocol.

Match Protocol (All Players)

  1. Both players confirm play call, advanced settings, and uniforms

    • Players can use rulebooks from separate teams so long as they are not custom. For more information, see Section 1.6.4.

  2. Once confirmed, both players will click “Ready” and begin the game

  3. Once the game is complete, both teams will confirm the results using the PlayVS Match Assistant.

  4. Repeat the previous Custom Game & Match Protocol steps and complete the match.

Post-Match Process

  • After both teams agree to the final game's result using the PlayVS Match Assistant, the match will complete and results will be recorded.

  • Take in-game screenshots at the end of each game for your records.

  • If the Match Assistant is skipped, coaches are responsible for verifying that results have been reported manually

  • Matches without results will be quarantined, and risk a match loss for both teams by default.

  • In the event of an error, contact PlayVS Support for further assistance.

Important: By default, Rulebooks overrule Match Instructions. Please reach out to support if you find any conflicting information.


V2.0 // 9/7/23 - Updated for 2023-2024 season

V3.0 // 1/18/24 - Reformatted to match PlayVS Resources Style Guidelines

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