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29 Dec 2020

Madden 21 Title Update: New MUT 21 Abilities, Ability Point Cap, Balance Changes

Madden 21's newest Title Update addresses some new content and balance changes in Madden Ultimate Team.

This includes some new abilities to use in MUT 21, Backlash, Deflator, Honorary Lineman, and Recuperation - along with some big AP balance changes.

Let's dive into everything that's new in Madden 21 Ultimate Team with the newest Madden update that's live now.

Madden 21 Title Update

December has been a massive month for MUT 21 content, and the new Madden 21 Title Update adds even more to the list.

Madden 21 Ultimate Team MUT 21 December Title Update Abilities AP
THE SHAKE UP: Madden 21 Ultimate Team is receiving a ton of new changes heading into 2021

While most of the month has been about massive new holiday Madden Ultimate Team content with Zero Chill, Out of Position, and Ghosts of Madden sets - the new update shakes things up in a different direction.

This includes four new MUT 21 abilities, and some big changes to AP caps and ability values.

Patch Notes

With this said, let's dive into the new Madden 21 Title Update patch notes for MUT 21 as shared by Kraelo.

Four New MUT 21 Abilities

Madden 21 Title Update MUT 21 Abilities Deflator Backlash Honorary Lineman Recuperation
CUSTOMIZE: Players will have more room to customize in MUT 21 with new AP caps

Backlash: tacklers will get a fatigue penalty for any non-conservative tackle on a ball carrier with this ability equipped

  • Tier 2 Ability for Power HB’s
    • Requires 90+ Truck
    • 2 AP
  • Tier 2 Ability for Physical WR’s
    • Requires 75+ Truck
    • 2 AP
  • Tier 3 Ability for Elusive HB’s
    • Requires 88+ Truck
    • 4 AP
  • Tier 3 Ability for Utility FB’s
    • Requires 90+ Truck
  • 2 AP

Recuperation: Will have quicker fatigue recovery

  • Tier 2 for all Archetypes
    • 1 AP for all Archetypes

Honorary Lineman: More likely to produce impact blocks against defensive backs

  • Tier 2 Ability for Physical WR’s
    • Requires 60+ Impact Block
    • 2 AP
  • Tier 3 Ability for Blocking TE’s
    • Requires 80+ Impact Block
    • 3 AP
  • Tier 3 Ability for Blocking FB’s
    • Requires 85+ Impact Block
  • 3 AP

Deflator: Will produce more ball carrier fatigue when using non-conservative tackles

  • Tier 2 Ability for Field General MLB, Run Stopper MLB, Run Stopper OLB, Run Support Safety, and Hybrid Safety
    • Requires 90+ Hit Power
  • Tier 3 Ability for Pass Coverage MLB, Pass Coverage OLB, and Zone Safety
    • Requires 90+ Hit Power
  • 3 AP for Field General MLB, Pass Coverage MLB, Pass Coverage OLB, Hybrid Safety, and Zone Safety
  • 2 AP for Run Stopper MLB, Run Stopper OLB, Run Support Safety

New AP Cap

Offensive and Defensive AP Limit will be raised from 10 to 12.

AP Cost Changes

Madden 21 December Title Update Patch Notes Ultimate Team MUT 21 Abilities
ACTION: It's time to try out the new MUT 21 abilities and AP changes in-game
  • Double or Nothing
    • Raised +1 AP across all Archetypes
  • Acrobat
    • Raised +1 AP to all non-CB Archetypes
  • Escape Artist
    • Decreased Scrambler QB by 1 AP
  • Enforcer
    • Decreased all LB’s and CB’s by 1 AP
    • Run Stopper MLB & OLB are now set to 1 AP
  • Identifier
    • Decreased Field General QB, Improvisor QB, and all Offensive Line Archetypes by 1 AP
  • Threat Detector
  • Raised +1 AP across all Archetypes
  • Juke Box
    • Decreased Elusive HB and Deep Threat WR by 1 AP
  • Spin Cycle
    • Decreased Elusive HB and Deep Threat WR by 1 AP
  • Evasive
    • Decreased Elusive HB and Deep Threat WR by 2 AP
  • TE Apprentice
    • Decreased Possession TE by 1 AP
  • Secure Tackler
    • Decreased Run Stopper DT and Run Stopper DE by 1 AP
  • Human Joystick
    • Set to 8 AP across all Archetypes
  • Playmaker
    • Set to 4 AP across all Archetypes
  • QB Playmaker
    • Set to 7 AP for Improvisor QB
  • Gunslinger
  • Raised +1 AP to Strong Arm QB, Field General QB, and Scrambler QB