Madden 22 Playoffs: Release Date, Ultimate Team set to resurrect classic promo

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With the NFL postseason set to begin, Madden 22 Playoffs are likely to return to Ultimate Team with several exciting new cards.

Here's everything we know so far about the Madden 22 Playoffs promo, the release date, and what kinds of content could be coming.


Madden 22 Playoffs Release Date in Ultimate Team

While we haven't gotten confirmation just yet, we expect the Madden 22 Playoffs promo is right around the corner as the postseason kicks off.

It's been mentioned in an episode of Good Morning Madden across the last few weeks, but plans can always change and they haven't announced it just yet.

That reveal could be very close though, as we're predicting the promo finally gets unveiled during Good Morning Madden at 10:30am ET on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Now that Team of the Year has been revealed, including when the voting will start, we know that the promo itself won't hit Madden 22 until January 25.

Madden 22 Playoffs Ultimate Team MUT
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THE MASTERS: Last year featured Steve Smith Sr as the Playoffs Master

That leaves more than a week without a promo to lean on, making a Madden 22 Playoffs arrival very likely.

On top of that, we can look back at last year's version to know exactly when the Madden 22 Playoffs players could arrive in relation to those games.

For Madden 21, the promo dropped AFC and NFC cards featuring players from all the teams that qualified for the postseason right before those games began.

Last year's NFL postseason began on January 9, 2021, and as a result the Madden 21 Playoffs promo hit on January 8, 2021 with a few additional drops in the following weeks.

That lines up with the Madden 22 Playoffs promo landing on Friday, January 14, 2022 before the postseason games start on January 15, 2022.

How many new players will be added in the Madden 22 Playoffs promo?

Once again, last year's program helps inform what EA could have in the works for the Madden 22 Playoffs promo.


In the first drop, they released an Offensive Hero and Defensive Hero for every single NFL team that qualified for the postseason.

With 14 teams currently in the running as things begin, we could see a total of 28 new players added to Ultimate Team.

On top of that, they may include a Playoffs Master as a reward for collecting all of the others, and additional drops could highlight some of the standout players during the postseason.