How To Fix Madden 21 Low FPS Xbox Series X

The Madden 21 low fps on Xbox Series X is an issue that usually occurs when playing the game. There are several factors that can cause this problem such as outdated software, wrong setting, or a corrupted data. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

Madden NFL 21 is the latest football game simulation published by Electronic Arts and was first released last December 2020. It’s available for next generation consoles such as the Xbox Series and S, PS 5, as well as the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows 10 platforms. The game allows you to enjoy a playable documentary career mode or take on The Yard which is a new game mode designed to showcase your skills.

What to do when Madden 21 has frame rate drops stuttering issues on Xbox Series X

One of the issues that several users have been experiencing when playing this game is that the frame rate drops randomly. From 60 – 30 fps it will drop significantly causing performance issues and affecting your gameplay. Here’s what you need to do to fix this issue.


  • Make sure your Xbox is running on the latest software update.

Solution 1: Power cycle the Xbox Series X

The first thing you will need to do in this case is to refresh the console by restarting it. This will clear out any bad data stored in its RAM that could be causing this problem.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Restart the Xbox

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    This can be found on your controller.Fix Madden 21 Low FPS Xbox Series X

  2. Select Profile & system.

    This is the last tab on the side menu.What to do when Madden 21 has frame rate drops stuttering issues on Xbox Series X

  3. Select Settings.

    This opens the Xbox settings menu.Select Settings

  4. Select General.

    This opens the general settings menu.Select General

  5. Select Power mode & startup.

    This allows you to access the power setting.Select Power mode & startup

  6. Select Full shutdown.

    This will turn off the Xbox.Select Full shutdown

  7. Select Shut Down.

    This will confirm your action.Select Shut Down

Unplug the power cord then wait for a few seconds before plugging it back in and turning on the console. Try checking if the issue still occurs.

Solution 2: Update the Madden 21 game

There’s a possibility that the problem is caused by a glitch in the current version of the game you have installed on your Xbox Series X. Electronic Arts might have released a new update which you will have to download.

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller
  • Select My games & apps.
  • Select See all.
  • Select Games.
  • Highlight Madden NFL 21.
  • Select the menu key on the Xbox controller
  • Select Manage game and add-ons.
  • Select Updates. If an update is available then you should download it.

Solution 3: Free up space on the Xbox Series X SSD

As a general rule, it is best to leave around 10 to 20% of free space on the console SSD. If there is little space available then you should consider uninstalling some games. If you have may games which you would like to keep then consider getting and external hard drive or the official Xbox SSD expansion drive to install your games.

Solution 4: Make sure the Xbox Series X has proper ventilation

Your console comes with a powerful cooling system that blows away heat. You just need to make sure that there is space around the console and that the cooling vents are not blocked. You also need to make sure that the console is not placed in an area where it is exposed to sunlight or other heat sources.

Having the Madden 21 low fps in Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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