• published the article MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: La'Roi Glover, Jonathan Ogden, and Aeneas Williams

     

    Today's round of Ultimate Legends includes La'Roi Glover, Jonathan Ogden, and LTD Aeneas Williams. Here are the full ratings:

     

    Aeneas Williams

     La'Roi Glover

    Jonathan Ogden

    Posted in: MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: La'Roi Glover, Jonathan Ogden, and Aeneas Williams
  • published the article Madden 20 Closed Beta Launches Today

     

    If you've been anywhere around the Madden community this week, you likely know about this weekend's Madden 20 closed beta. If not, here's what you need to know:

     

    Starts: 6/14 at noon ET

    Ends: 6/16 at 11:59 PM ET

     

    All modes other than Madden Ultimate Team and Face of the Franchise: QB1 Campaign are included in the beta. Keep in mind, none of your progress will carry over to Madden 20. If you will be participating in the closed beta, keep in mind that capturing or streaming beta content is not allowed. You can find more details on the closed beta on EA's official post.

     

    At EA Play and throughout the week, EA Sports has been giving out codes that give access to the Madden 20 closed beta. If you weren't lucky enough to get one yourself but would still like a shot at participating in the beta, stop by Friday Night Football starting at 7:30 PM ET tonight on twitch.tv/mutheadtv. We'll be giving away 100+ codes tonight during the broadcast.

     

    If you are one of the first few readers of this post, here are beta codes on Xbox One and PlayStation 4:

     

    Xbox One

    C6JY9-CX27R-VGGF9-74CWM-97VPZ
    VDK63-6PH77-TXKGM-KTTCD-D2JTZ
    DYPMY-K6MWJ-KY9WM-GMDDW-Q2DYZ
    94TWR-MWC7C-MVM7F-GHFKF-XGPGZ
    TYMHR-6KWXC-GH4XX-H6HK2-V6V9Z

     

    PlayStation 4

    4FAE-NRND-KH5C
    4FD8-93N8-GAJB
    4FF9-B4NH-T3F6
    4FFT-H9N9-A39T
    4FN3-9KNJ-65MJ

     

    We hope you enjoy the beta!

    Posted in: Madden 20 Closed Beta Launches Today
  • published the article Player Spotlights: Tremaine Edmunds and Kerryon Johnson

     

    Yesterday EA Sports released the second round of content for the Player Spotlights program. Here are the players:

     

    Future Stars

    Classics

    Sleeper Hits

    If you need more information on how the Player Spotlights program works, check out our news post from earlier this week.

    Posted in: Player Spotlights: Tremaine Edmunds and Kerryon Johnson
  • published the article Player Spotlights: Baker Mayfield and Jaire Alexander

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    EA Sports kicked off a new program called Player Spotlights today. The program features three groups of players: Future Stars, Classics, and Sleeper Hits. Here are today's new player items:

     

    Future Stars

    Classics

    Sleeper Hits

    You can earn these players by completing the new Player Spotlights sets released today. Here's an overview of each set:

     

    Player Spotlight: Future Stars

    Requires: 11 Elite, 11 Gold, 11 Silver MUT Tokens

    Rewards: 99 OVR Future Star of your choice

     

    Player Spotlight: Classics

    Requires: 8 Elite, 9 Gold, 8 Silver MUT Tokens

    Rewards: 98 OVR Classic of your choice

     

    Player Spotlight: Sleeper Hits

    Requires: 6 Elite, 7 Gold, 6 Silver MUT Tokens

    Rewards: 97 OVR Sleeper Hit of your choice

     

    We expect multiple releases in a similar format for this program. What do you think of today's new content?

    Posted in: Player Spotlights: Baker Mayfield and Jaire Alexander
  • published the article $10,000 Friday Night Football Summer Series

     

    We are excited to announce the Friday Night Football Summer Series which will wrap up our esports program for Madden 19 and kick it off for Madden 20!

     

    Over the next five weeks (FNF #19 - FNF #23) players will compete for Summer Series points in addition to the weekly $1,000 prize pool in Friday Night Football. Summer Series points will be distributed based on each finish in the five tournaments with the following breakdown:

     

    • 1st: 100 pts
    • 2nd: 50 pts
    • 3rd - 4th: 25 pts
    • 5th - 8th: 10 pts
    • 9th - 16th: 5 pts

    After FNF #23 on July 12th, the top six competitors in terms of Summer Series points will be invited to compete in the FNF Summer Series Championship during the first week of Madden 20 which will have a minimum prize pool of $10,000. We will have more information on the FNF Summer Series Championship over the next few weeks. Ties in Series Points will be broken by total FNF wins, then by least FNF losses, then by randomization.

     

    If you haven't tuned into Friday Night Football yet, you can catch it every week at 8 PM ET on twitch.tv/mutheadtv. Each week we have Twitch Drops, MUT content and Grubhub giveaways, and this week we'll be giving away Madden 20 beta codes. We hope to see you there!

    Posted in: $10,000 Friday Night Football Summer Series
  • published the article MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Tim Brown, Derrick Brooks, and LTD Jerome Bettis

     

    Over the weekend EA released three new Ultimate Legends: Tim Brown, Derrick Brooks, and limited Jerome Bettis. Brown and Books are available through their Ultimate Legends sets and Bettis was available in packs for just 48 hours. Here are the full ratings:

     

    Jerome Bettis

    Tim Brown

    Derrick Brooks

    Posted in: MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Tim Brown, Derrick Brooks, and LTD Jerome Bettis
  • published the article Program Stars Overview

     

    EA Sports rolled out a brand new program today called Program Stars. Program Stars features 12 players that each represent one of Madden Ultimate Team's popular programs. Here is the full list:

     

    LTD Releases

    There is a new Program Star Exchange set that requires 12 Elite, 9 Gold, and 9 Silver MUT Tokens and gives you your choice of any of the new Program Stars player items. To help you complete this set, EA also released a new 13-game solo challenge sequence that will reward you with MUT Tokens.

    Posted in: Program Stars Overview
  • published the article MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Darrell Green, Lorenzo Neal, and LTD Michael Strahan

     

    The new Ultimate Legends this week are Darrell Green, Lorenzo Neal, and limited Michael Strahan. Green and Neal can be earned by completing their Ultimate Legends sets, but Strahan is only available from packs for 48 hours. Here are the full ratings on all of today's new players:

     

    Michael Strahan

    Darrell Green

    Lorenzo Neal

    Will any of these new Ultimate Legends be added to your starting lineup?

    Posted in: MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Darrell Green, Lorenzo Neal, and LTD Michael Strahan
  • published the article MUT 19 Position Heroes: Tre'Davious White, Michael Thomas, Nick Chubb, and Fletcher Cox

     

    Today's group of new LTD Position Heroes are Tre'Davious White, Michael Thomas, Nick Chubb, and Fletcher Cox. These player items are in packs for 48 hours.

     

    How do you feel about the limited time format of Position Heroes this year compared to previous years of Madden Ultimate Team?

    Posted in: MUT 19 Position Heroes: Tre'Davious White, Michael Thomas, Nick Chubb, and Fletcher Cox
  • published the article First Look at Madden 20 Superstar X-Factor Abilities

     

    EA Sports revealed a lot of information on the brand new Superstar X-Factors and Superstar Abilities feature on their Twitch broadcast earlier tonight. We'll give you a high level overview, but if you want all the details, you'll want to check out the video here.

     

    According to Clint Oldenburg, Sr. Gameplay Designer, Superstar X-Factors and Superstar Abilities were created "to make stars feel like stars" and "to really make these guys feel like themselves and bring that wow factor that they bring to the NFL field." This was accomplished by adding two new types of abilities: Zone Abilities and Star Abilities. Each type of ability alters gameplay in such a way that is intended make players with these abilities stand out from the rest of the league.

    Superstar X-Factor Zone Abilities

    There are a total of 50 Superstar X-Factor players and each comes with a Zone Ability. These abilities come with an in-game challenge that must be completed to activate the Zone Ability. Once activated, the opponent will have a knockout condition which will deactivate the Zone Ability. While the X-Factor Zone Ability concepts seem to be close to being finalized, their activation and knockout conditions are still being tuned. Here the Zone Abilities mentioned on tonight's broadcast:

     

    Bazooka increases a QB's maximum throwing distance to 80 yards. Patrick Mahomes has Bazooka.

    Condition: Complete X 30+ yard in air passes

    Knockout: Sack the QB, force a fumble, or catch an interception

     

    RAC 'em Up increases a player's 1-on-1 contested RAC catch chances and increases the chance to hold on to the ball when taking a hit while attempting a RAC catch.

    Condition: Catch X passes for Y yards

    Knockout: Cause a dropped pass with a catch tackle knockout or get a user lurk vs. the activated WR

     

    First One Free increases the fakeout chance for the first juke, spin, or hesi of a play for RBs.

    Condition: Rush X times for Y yards

    Knockout: Tackle the RB for a loss of yards

     

    Fearmonger causes a defender to apply pressure to a QB at greater distances and while engaged with a blocker. QB pressure was reworked in Madden 20 to have a more significant penalty while throwing under pressure. Aaron Donald likely has Fearmonger.

    Condition: Unknown

    Knockout: Unknown

    Superstar Abilities

    Unlike Zone Abilities, Superstar Abilities are passive and always on. Nothing is required to activate them and there's no knockout condition. Here are the passive Superstar Abilities mentioned on the broadcast:

     

    Escape Artist gives mobile QBs elite speed and agility on passing plays behind the line of scrimmage while scrambling. It is countered by QB contain and scrambling QBs have an increased chance of fumbling. Patrick Mahomes has Escape Artist.

     

    Fast Break gives the QB immediate and complete ball carrier control on designed QB run plays. It also causes a delay in the read and react time of the defense.

     

    Slot-o-matic increases a WR's catch chances and gives elite cuts on short routes run from the slot. Julian Edelman has Slot-o-matic.

     

    Enforcer doesn't allow broken hit sticks regardless of the match-up with the hit stick target. Hit sticks have been reworked to factor in the ratings match-up, weights, and momentum of the players involved. Bobby Wagner and Harrison Smith have Enforcer.

     

    Dashing Deadeye gives a QB perfect passing accuracy when throwing on the run when outside of the pocket, exclusing high/low throws, under pressure, and cross-body throws. Patrick Mahomes has Dashing Deadeye.

     

    Red Zone Deadeye gives a QB perfect passing accuracy inside the Red zone (20-yard line), excluding high/low throws and under pressure. Patrick Mahomes has Red Zone Deadeye.

     

    No-Look Deadeye gives a QB perfect passing accuracy when making cross-body throws, excluding high/low throws and under pressure. Patrick Mahomes has No-Look Deadeye.

     

    The broadcast mentioned that these new abilities will have an impact across the game's many modes including regs, MUT, and CFM.

     

    What do you think about this new feature and all of the abilities that come with it?

    Posted in: First Look at Madden 20 Superstar X-Factor Abilities
  • published the article MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Deion Sanders, Bruce Matthews, and Willie Roaf

     

    Another round of Ultimate Legends are live! Today's additions to the program are Deion Sanders, Bruce Matthews, and Willie Roaf as the LTD item. Here are the full ratings:

     

    Willie Roaf

    Deion Sanders

    Bruce Matthews

    Are you planning to add any of today's new player items to your starting lineup?

    Posted in: MUT 19 Ultimate Legends: Deion Sanders, Bruce Matthews, and Willie Roaf
  • published the article Path to the Draft and Series 6

     

    With the NFL Draft now less than a month away, EA released the Path to the Draft this morning headlined by the following new player items:

     

    The Bruce Smith item is unlocked through the 1st Round Master set which requires each of the other three players listed above. In addition to the 99 OVR Bruce Smith, you will receive NAT versions of each required player item.

     

    Players in the new NFL Draft program come with a new currency called Picks. You will be able to quicksell NFL Draft players to earn Picks and then spend them in the store. 4,200 Picks can be redeemed for a random 84+ NFL Draft player item and 48,000 Picks can be exchanged for a random 98 OVR NFL Draft player item (Peterson, Hopkins, or Smith). You can find the full list of NFL Draft players here.

     

    You can get a head start on the new NFL Draft content through the 15-game 1st Round Hero Highlights solo challenge sequence. There will also be 28 days of daily solo challenges to count down to the draft which will reward you with NAT Pick collectibles. You'll want to hold onto them as they will be used on draft night to unlock 2019 NFL Draft players.

     

    Today also kicks off Series 6 with the following new player items:

     

    Reed is the Series 6 Master and can be unlocked through his set which requires 94 Series 6 trophies. McCoy is the reward for completing the latest update to the NFL Journey. There are 113 solo challenges total and you must be MUT level 70 to participate.

     

    What do you think of the Path to the Draft content and the updates for Series 6?

    Posted in: Path to the Draft and Series 6
  • published the article MUT 19 Legends: Greg Olsen, Terrell Suggs, and LTD Ed Too Tall Jones

     

    Today's Legends release included Greg Olsen, Terrell Suggs, and a limited time Ed Too Tall Jones. Check out the full ratings:

    LTD Ed Too Tall Jones

    Greg Olsen

    Terrell Suggs

    The Boss Legend version of each item is attainable through sets. To learn more about how those sets work, see our original article on this year's Legends.

     

    Which of these Legends items would make the biggest impact on your starting lineup?

    Posted in: MUT 19 Legends: Greg Olsen, Terrell Suggs, and LTD Ed Too Tall Jones
  • published the article MUT 19 Primetime Performers: Brent Grimes and Delanie Walker

     

    Today's LTD Primetime Performers are Brent Grimes and Delanie Walker. Both player items will be in packs for just 48 hours. Here are the full ratings:

     

    Will either player make it into your starting lineup?

     

    Posted in: MUT 19 Primetime Performers: Brent Grimes and Delanie Walker
  • published the article Friday Night Football #1

     

    We are excited to announce Friday Night Football, a new weekly Madden tournament series. Each week we will invite 32 players to compete in a single-elimination tournament. The winner of each week walks away with $1,000. You can expect to see a mix of the best tournament players in the world combined with up-and-coming competitive Madden players looking to prove themselves. You can find this week's bracket featuring Problem, Stiff, Hollywood, Gos, and more here.

     

    You can catch the action every Friday on twitch.tv/mutheadtv starting at 8 PM ET. Boogz will be hosting tonight and the tournament will run until there is only one player standing. Twitch drops will be enabled, so be sure to stop by to claim your free pack in Madden Ultimate Team.

     

    This week's edition of Friday Night Football is sponsored by Grubhub. Don't miss any of the action this week. Use promo code MUTHEAD for $10 off your first order of $15 or more and get dinner delivered right to your door.

    Posted in: Friday Night Football #1