Madden 21: Week 5 Roster Update, October Title Update, Franchise Mode Changes, Giannis Antetokounmpo Now Playable, Team Standouts, MUT TOTW 5, Series 2, Guides, Review, The Yard, Face of the Franchise, Next-Gen & more

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Madden 21 is moving fast with tons of action around all game modes!

Recently this includes the new week 5 roster update, October Title Update patch 1.14, NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, MUT 21 Team Standouts, and TOTW 5.

Let's get right into it!

Latest News - Week 5 Roster Update Shakes Up Madden 21 Ratings

Madden 21 ratings are adjusted each week with a roster update, and week 5 brought over 100 ratings changes.

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TOP LEVEL: Russell Wilson is now the sixth member of the Madden 21 99 Club

The biggest change is Russell Wilson joining the 99 Club!

We've gone over the other biggest winners and losers of the week here - including Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Travis Kelce.

Latest MUT News - MUT 21 TOTW 5

Madden 21 Ultimate Team's most consistent and powerful program is Team of the Week (TOTW).

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BEST OF THE BEST: TOTW honors the best players of the NFL week in MUT 21

The program brings back players with historic performances to MUT 21 with strong cards, and upgrades current players as well.

MUT 21 TOTW 5 is coming soon now that week 5 of the NFL season is officially in the books!

You can see our predictions for TOTW 5 here!

Latest Guide - How to Rebuild in Franchise Mode

Franchise Mode is a complicated endeavor for players looking to rebuild struggling teams, and this remains the case in Madden 21.

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STEER THE SHIP: A proper Franchise Mode rebuild can bring any team to the top of the NFL

But you don't have to worry, while it'll take some work, you can rebuild your favorite team no matter their talent level. A lot of it will depend on your drafting skills.

READ MORE: The Best Offensive Play in Madden 21

We go over how to properly use the draft to rebuild in Madden 21 Franchise Mode here - including best ways to scout, trade, and make the right choices on draft day.

October Title Update Patch 1.14 is Live

Patch 1.14 is now live, adding to the Madden 21 October Title Update.

The new patch adds new gameplay changes like buffing pass rushing AI, and fixes some important bugs. You can read over the full patch notes here.

Previous changes in the October Title Update include upgrades to the X-Factor Abilities Avalanche and Unstoppable Force, the Bench Press ability, improvements to pass coverage, and some changes around Face of the Franchise and MUT 21.

Will Madden 21 Franchise changes be too late?

Madden 21's Franchise Mode sparked one of the largest critical internet trends in gaming this year.

While EA have moved to fix these issues and improve the game mode, will these fixes be in time? And will they be enough to turn critics around?

We break down the Madden 21 Franchise mode changes here, and their timeline.

Giannis is Now Playable in The Yard

Reigning back-to-back NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has entered Madden 21, and is playable in The Yard game mode.

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THE GREEK FREAK: Giannis brings his unstoppable talents to the football field in Madden 21

The Greek Freak is incredibly athletic, and his skillset matches the gridiron perfectly.

So if you thought you could avoid being dunked on by Giannis by closing NBA 2K21 and loading up Madden 21, think again.

Week 5 Ratings Adjustments

Hundreds of Madden 21 ratings are changed each week according to performances in the 2020 NFL season.

With week 5 officially done, the newest player ratings update is expected Wednesday, 14 October.

Check out our ratings predictions here to see who will be the biggest winners and losers of the week!

Series 2 is Here!

Madden 21 Ultimate Team Series 2 has arrived, and it opens the door to tons of new MUT 21 content.

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GEAR UP: MUT 21 Series 2 brings massive new programs and important content to the mode

This includes new programs Series Redux and The 50, new Team Builder cards in Team Affinity, Series 2 Trophies, MUT levels, and more.

You can read over all the latest on Series 2 here!

September Title Update

The Madden 21 September Title Update has arrived, and with it comes some big changes.

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LIVE NOW: The newest title update has brought new changes to Madden

This patch covers updates to gameplay, MUT, Franchise, and The Yard as well as important bug fixes.

It's a big one, and you can read over all the patch notes and changes here!


Madden 21 Standard Edition is now officially available for everyone!

READ MORE: Madden needs to abandon 99 OVR and follow FIFA's lead

Curious how good the game is? Our full review of Madden 21 is now live!

Gameplay Trailer

The Madden 21 gameplay trailer shows off some of the game's newest additions.


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These additions include new ball carrier skill stick controls, enhanced pass rush controls, better tackling, and even more celebration options than before.

Buy Madden 21

There are three editions of Madden 21 available, each with different prices and in-game bonuses.

Head over here for the complete breakdown of what you get in each one, and which one is right for you!

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TRUZZ: Lamar Jackson earns his cover spot in Madden 21

The Standard Edition comes in at £55/$60, the Deluxe Edition (£70/$75) and the MVP Edition (£80/$85).

BUY NOW: Madden 21 Standard Edition for Xbox One, PS4, or PC on Amazon

Madden 21 on Xbox Series X

The release date for the Xbox Series X has finally been announced.



Microsoft's next-gen console will land on 10 November. Players will get a free upgrade onto the new hardware, that should improve load times and graphics!

Franchise Mode Guides

Franchise Mode can be complicated with so many choices and options at your fingertips.

You can read over our guides for what to do on day one, and some popular places to relocate your franchise to reach a whole new audience.

The Yard Guides

The Yard is a new game mode in Madden 21 that could very well be the most played over the game's lifetime.

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BONUS POINTS: You can score in all kinds of new ways in The Yard

It brings the unique backyard football gameplay fans have wanted for years, and changes up everything about Madden.

You can read up on how the new game mode works here, and our beginner's guide for getting started here!

MUT 21 Guides

Madden Ultimate Team has been wildly successful in its 10 years in the game, with this year’s offering being the best yet.

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SETS: Madden Ultimate Team already has tons of awesome sets in Madden 21

The number of programs, challenges, game modes, and seasonal events keep players engaged and coming back for more. But the amount of content can prove a challenge for newer players.

READ MORE: Madden 21 Ultimate Team Series 1: Start Date, Masters, Programs, cards & more

To navigate MUT, here is our beginner's guide on the game mode. You'll want to start by getting your MUT 21 level up to the cap as quickly as possible.

You can also read over our breakdowns on choosing your MUT 21 Captain, the MUT Masters set, and the most recent addition, Legends.

The new Ability Cap lets you pick and choose players to activate abilities on, but will require a careful plan to maximize.

Madden 21 Next-Gen

We know that Madden 21 will be "Optimized for the Series X", and thanks to Smart Delivery it will be free on the Series X for anyone that buys and plays it on the Xbox One.

Dual Entitlement means Sony players can move onto the PS5 when it arrives. However, Sony has been remarkably quiet about how their machine will impact Madden 21.

READ MORE: Madden 21 Editions - Standard, Deluxe, MVP

It is expected that Ultimate Team content will carry over when you move hardware, but your Franchise save might not.

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