Madden 16 Framerate & Clearing the Xbox One Cache

EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16 came out on Xbox One this past Wednesday as part of the EA Access early release system.  While the game has a number of improvements, many players have had issues with framerate, myself included, as the game ran deplorably on release.  Fortunately, this problem seems to be an issue introduced by installing the game from EA Access and can be easily solved by clearing the Xbox One cache.

Xbox One does not have any menu or setting to clear the cache, but you can still do it by following these steps.  This only takes a minute or two and, don’t worry, you do not lose any game save data, games, or anything else.

Follow these steps to clear the Xbox One Cache:

  1. Shut down the Xbox by holding the power button on the console for about 10 seconds. This powers the console down.
  2. Wait 5 seconds
  3. Unplug the power supply
  4. Press the power button on the Xbox 2 or 3 times (sounds crazy but it discharges the CMOS battery inside the Xbox that prevents surges) while the power supply is unplugged
  5. Plug the power supply back in, wait about 5 – 10 seconds for the light on the PSU to turn to yellow
  6. Press the power button on the Xbox One and it’ll boot up (Boots a little longer than usual)

That’s it!

Now, when you boot up Madden 16 you’ll notice that the game runs how it should, which is about the same as Madden 15 (reportedly, 60 FPS mostly pretty steady).

Shoot a comment if you have any questions.