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22 Dec 2020

Madden 21 Ultimate Team: Beginner’s Guide - First things to do in MUT 21, TOTW 15, Series 4, Series Redux, Winter Promo & more

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NFL Epics

Madden 21 has built a brand new Ultimate Team journey for MUT 21 - but it's not too late to catch up!

Here's what you need to know to start your MUT journey in Madden 21.

Latest News - MUT 21 TOTW 15

One of the best MUT 21 sets is the Madden Team of the Week.

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UPPER ECHELON: Madden 21 Ultimate Team TOTW players are a cut above

TOTW has a brand new system in Madden 21 which introduces old NFL legends to MUT as well as players making big impacts in the 2020 NFL season.

The next entry to the program will be MUT 21 TOTW 15 - which will be revealed Tuesday, 22 December!

READ MORE: Madden 21 Next Gen Review: There ARE gameplay changes, and they are good!

You can read over our predictions for MUT 21 TOTW 15 here!

MUT 21 Series 4

MUT 21 Series 4 is an upcoming drop that new players and veterans alike will need to pay attention to.

Each new MUT 21 Series brings a ton of new content to the game mode, while also giving players a chance at the best players from the past few months with Series Redux.

READ MORE: MUT 21 Series 3: Series Redux, LTDs, Packs, Trophies & more

the MUT 21 Series 4 Series Redux will bring back the best LTD players from MUT Series 3 and offer them in packs.

Starting Challenges

Madden Ultimate Team in Madden 21 starts with some challenges to get players acclimated to the game mode. These challenges are locked to Rookie difficulty and require very simple tasks like gaining 5 yards in a possession.

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EASY MODE: Having Lamar Jackson at QB for the first challenges makes them a breeze

For the fastest way to run through these starter challenges, simply scramble with Lamar Jackson after your receivers drag the defense back and you can handle most of them in a single snap.

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This is EA's way of screening out players who aren't yet ready to play against other people.

Pre-Order Packs

Depending on the way you purchased Madden 21, you might have bonus packs to start your Madden Ultimate Team journey.

For players with access to the game now, you'll have pre-ordered the MVP or Deluxe Edition of Madden 21.

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TOUGH CHOICES: Choice packs are quite difficult in MUT, just make sure to take your team composition into account

The Deluxe Edition comes with 12 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs (which allow you to choose a team and open players from its history), and a NFL Team Elite Pack.

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The MVP Edition comes with 17 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs, a Madden Championship Series Ultimate Champion Pack, and an NFL Team Elite Pack.

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You should open your Gold Team Fantasy Packs first, as these give a variety of rewards, which will help you choose better for your lineup for packs with choices between top players.

Don't Buy Packs

After opening your pre-order packs if you have them, you'll be tempted to purchase some more. Despite this feeling, don't buy packs in MUT without realizing they aren't the most valuable way to grow! These are always a gamble, and almost never worth the cost to purchase them unless you get lucky.

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Instead, simply pick up the players you need on the Marketplace as they are posted. This is how you coins in the long run.

Missions

Once you've got your team set, it's time to dive into solo content. Yes, that's right, not a multiplayer queue.

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BEWARE: Some missions are overtuned for players early on in MUT

This is because solo missions are the best way to build up your team and grind out coins.

The first sets of missions are very simple, and once you're able to start leveling up the difficulty, this is worth it for the extra rewards.

READ MORE:Madden 21 Controls Guide

Keep an eye on bonus objectives for missions, as these also offer additional rewards and are usually pretty straightforward if you know about them ahead of time.

Captains

Once you've grinded out the basic starting missions, it's time to earn your Captain.

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EARN IT: You'll be able to unlock a MUT Captain by completing their tryouts

This is done by completing the tryouts for each MUT Captain, then choosing which you'd like to bring on to your squad.

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Like all choice packs, choose your Captain based on their fit with your lineup rather than their name value.

NFL Epics

Once you've gotten your Captain, the next step is to grab your star from the NFL Epics.

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STEP UP: The NFL Epics challenges are a step up in competition for a higher caliber player

This set includes some 85 OVR players to choose from, and puts you in more difficult situations to earn them.

READ MORE: Madden 21 Xbox Series X: How Next Gen Gameplay Shakes Things Up

It may be a step up in competition, but it's also a huge step up in reward.

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