5 Reasons to Play Madden NFL 20 Starting Today with Early Access on Xbox One

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It’s a brand-new season of Madden on Xbox One and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share some of the most exciting reasons to pick up the sticks and play Madden NFL 20. Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes graces this year’s cover, the soundtrack is on fire, and roster updates and fresh ratings have been activated.

You can start your season today with the Madden NFL 20: Ultimate Superstar Edition and the Madden NFL 20: Superstar Edition giving you three days early access, Gold Team Fantasy Packs, and more. Get all the details here, including info on Madden NFL 20: Standard Edition which is available August 2 on the Microsoft Store. EA Access members can also start playing Madden NFL 20 today with an exclusive 10-hour Trial. Learn more about EA Access for Xbox One here.

Now, let’s get down to the details. Here are five reasons to play Madden NFL 20 on Xbox One.

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Change the Game with Superstar X-Factors

Feel the power of NFL superstars with this game-changing system. Unleash unique abilities that make stars feel like stars. At launch, there will be 50 players in Madden NFL 20 who have Superstar X-Factor Zone abilities. These Zone Abilities can be unlocked during gameplay by completing objectives tailored to that player. Find out more about each Zone ability, which players have them, and how to trigger and counter them here.

Play the College Football Playoff in QB1: Face of the Franchise

In the all-new Franchise mode called QB1: Face of the Franchise where you’ll compete for a Division 1 school (choose from one of 10 in the game) and complete the College Football Playoff. Then, navigate the draft process by showing your skills at the NFL Scouting Combine and enter the NFL Draft. Once you’ve been selected by an NFL team, your overall Franchise mode experience kicks off. Plus, play through new scenarios – and the Pro Bowl is back!

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Build Your Dream Roster with Madden Ultimate Team

Madden Ultimate Team is your chance to create and build a fantasy-style roster in Madden 20, and some additions to the mode this season include Missions, Ultimate Challenges, Player Archetypes, and Superstar Abilities in MUT. And the popular House Rules program returns, too. Madden Ultimate Team has undergone some major upgrades, so get to building your squad now and dominate online.

Game Plan Like a Pro with Playbook Updates

Not only will the players on the field change the way the game is played, but the unique playbooks and schemes in Madden NFL 20 will have an impact on the game-to-game strategy as well. The playbooks have been modernized to reflect each NFL team’s unique identity. Plus, the introduction of RPOs (Run Pass Options) adds a unique and strategic aspect to play-calling. And remember the Philly Special from Super Bowl LII? Yep, it’s in the game, along with end-arounds and team-specific passing concepts.

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Compete in the Madden Championship Series

The Madden Championship Series, or MCS, returns for another season of top-shelf Madden competition. Four EA Majors including the Madden Classic, Madden Club Championship, Madden Challenge, and Madden Bowl are back as competitors play to rise up the ranks, win huge cash prizes, and earn the title as the best at Madden 20. To find out how to register and compete for a title, visit MaddenChampionship.com.

Thanks for reading 5 Reasons To Play Madden NFL 20. The game is available worldwide on August 2. Pre-order Madden NFL 20 Superstar Edition and play three days early starting today. Stay in the conversation by following EA Sports Madden NFL on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, and EA Forums. Sign up for the Newsletter today to receive updates on Madden, and other EA news, products, and events, all season long. Get Madden NFL 20 now!

And just in time for pre-season to kick off (pun intended), fans can get a full-download of Madden NFL 20 when they purchase a new Xbox One console for a limited time. Between August 2 and August 17, gamers who purchase an Xbox One X, an Xbox One S, or an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at participating retailers in the U.S. can take to the gridiron with your favorite NFL teams with Madden NFL 20 for no extra cost. More details here on Xbox Wire.