25 Sep 2020 5:20 PM +00:00

Madden NFL 17: Best ways to get coins in Ultimate Team

Ultimate Team is one of the main features of all EA Sports game titles, and Madden is no different. The appeal is that it allows you to create a fantasy team of all your favorite players, kits, stadiums and playbooks. It’s the most customizable part of the game.

However, to get such things requires in game coins or money. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to spend real money in-game or not everyone wants to. That means the only way to build your Ultimate Team is by amassing as many coins as possible and buying packs or individual items.

As you may have guessed, amassing coins may not be the easiest or quickest route to the top, otherwise no one would spend money. Honestly, there is no quick way to get a lot of coins, the best way to get good players quickly is by spending money. Nevertheless, it is possible to get a good team without spending any money, so here are the ways to get free Madden 17 coins as quickly as possible.

Solo Challenges

Solo Challenges is the section of MUT that allows you to play against the computer with your team. As the game gets older, EA add more and more solo challenges to MUT. These can include playing each teams’ 16-game schedule, or trying to recreate the biggest moment from seasons past and present. In these challenges, you can win coins, packs, contracts or items. All of which are important.

However, the easier the challenge (or lower the game difficulty) the less coins you get. So, for example, it will take you a long time to get enough coins for a pack or an individual item by playing all of the easy solo challenges. But there is one set of Solo Challenges that is a fairly easy and quick way to get a decent amount of coins to start off.

That set is called ‘The Gauntlet’. There are three categories in The Gauntlet and they each target a section of the game – Rushing, Passing and Defense. In each category, there are 16 challenges, all on Pro difficulty (the second easiest difficulty). If you complete all of these challenges, you’ll receive 21,250 coins and 4 packs/items.


Those coins are enough to either buy you several gold level players, or a few elite players if you can find a bargain. Or it is enough to buy you two Pro Packs (the only pack that’s always available). Each of those packs will give you at least 1 gold or better player, along with 9 other players or team items (uniforms, stadiums, coaches or playbooks).

The packs/items you receive are a 50-contract pack, a pro pack, and gold category specific pack and finally a category specific reward pack. The gold pack will give you a gold player and the reward pack will give you a limited use elite player.

If you complete all three categories you will have a nice amount of coins and it shouldn’t take you too long.

There are a lot of other Solo Challenges, especially as the season goes on, but some of them are a serious grind. But, if you get through it all and are good enough to beat some pretty damn hard challenges you will get big rewards.


The other way to get coins is to work the Auction House. By this I mean try and buy cheap players and sell them for more, or sell as many excess items as possible for as much as you can.

For example, if you have just gone through all three ‘The Gauntlet’ Solo Challenges you’ll have 63,750 coins and 4 pro packs. With those coins you could buy 8 more pro packs so you’d have 12 pro packs worth of items. All of those individual items will make you a profit when/if you sell them.

What you should do once you have all of these players is search for them all in the auction house and see what they are going for – you’d be surprised how much you can get for low rated items – and then list your item at a similar price.

You’ll have a total of 120 items from those pro packs, so if you sell all of them for an average of 1000 coins you’ll be sitting pretty with 120000 coins, which is enough to seriously upgrade your team.Though these methods can be a grind, if you really enjoy the game it is fun - and it's a pretty good excuse to spend countless hours on the game. Know any other ways to amass coins for free? Let us know in the comments!

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