Impatiently awaiting the start of the 100th NFL season? Hoping you can get a head start? The folks at EA Sports can help you out it seems, providing you grease their palms a little bit. You see, purchasing either the Superstar or Ultimate Superstar edition of Madden NFL 20 grants you access to the game three days early. That’s today!
Madden NFL 20 brings American Football to Xbox One, PS4 and PC once again in its seasonal instalment with the return of Franchise mode and fan-favourite Ultimate Team mode. New features this year include Face of the Franchise: QB1 – create a quarterback and take them through the College Football National Championship playoffs before moving to the NFL Draft. Madden’s new Scenario Engine will generate personalised playable scenarios and challenges to make your career campaign completely unique.
There is also the Superstar X-Factor – a new progression system where new abilities for your NFL Superstars are revealed upon completion of certain in-game objectives. You get rewarded for playing your way in a new way to customise player abilities.
The Superstar and Ultimate Superstar editions come with a few extras. The Superstar Edition is available for £79.99 and includes that three-day early access, 12 Gold Team Fantasy Packs, the choice of one out of 32 core Elite Players from your favourite NFL team, a small training quick sell pack for Madden Ultimate Team and a choice of one Superstar ability for your created quarterback in Face of the Franchise. The Ultimate Superstar Edition contains all the above, three additional Gold Team Fantasy Packs, one Large Training Quick Sell Pack instead of the small, one Past and Present Elite Player Pack and one Madden Championship Series Pack in Madden Ultimate Team. This comes in at £89.99.
Ordering either of those two versions grants you access to Madden NFL 20 right now. Or you can pre-order the Standard edition priced at £59.99 for access on Friday. EA Access members can grab an extra 10% discount on those prices too!
As always, let us know in the comments below which version you will be picking up.
WAYS TO PLAY Face of the Franchise: QB1 – Be the Face of an NFL franchise where the decisions you make matter in your journey to become an NFL Superstar. Create your own College Quarterback to play through the College Football National Championship playoffs and the NFL Combine for your shot at the NFL Draft and to be the face of a franchise in a new and personalized career campaign centered around you. Once selected to a team, engage with Madden’s new Scenario Engine which generates personalized playable scenarios, events, and dynamic challenges that build the story of your unique NFL career.
Franchise – Simulate a full NFL career and leave your legacy as a player, coach or owner with single-player and multiplayer online-connected leagues. Compete with up to 32 teams in your quest for a Super Bowl Dynasty. Complete with an annual Pro Bowl and Seasonal Awards.
Ultimate Team – Compete in the ultimate NFL fantasy team-building mode featuring your favorite NFL players from the past and present. Play games, collect rewards, and upgrade your team with daily, fun and engaging challenges with live NFL content all year-long.Exhibition – Compete in head-to-head online and offline games (single and multi-player) or single player offline against the CPU. Customize your game settings including time of quarters, rules, stadiums, and uniforms.