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Which Version of Madden 20 Is Right For You?

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Which Version of Madden 20 Is Right For You?

Soon enough, gamers are going to be able to get their hands on Madden 20 using EA Access.

This marks the first time EA’s subscription service will be available on the Playstation 4. This allows people to get a taste of the game before it’s released to the public. And for those who don’t know, the “official” release is August 2. However, if gamers purchase the Superstar Edition or Ultimate Superstar Edition of Madden, they can play the game three days earlier. Best of all, in addition to getting the game early, gamers also get a plethora of Madden Ultimate Team goodies.

Here’s a look at EA’s July 6 blog breaking down the different perks for pre-ordering each edition.

Standard/Digital Edition

What We Know:

Release Date: August 2

Retail: $59.99

Pre-order Bonuses:

  • Your choice of one player from any of the 32 NFL teams — an 82-overall player (list below)
  • Your choice of one of the four unique superstar abilities for your Face of the Franchise: QB1 player (list below)
  • 5 Gold Team MUT Fantasy Packs

Here’s a look at the 32 NFL players that EVERYONE who pre-orders Madden 20 will have a chance to pick from. This includes the Standard, Superstar and Ultimate Superstar Editions

  • Bears: Eddie Jackson (FS)
  • Bengals: A.J. Green (WR)
  • Bills: Tre’Davious White (CB)
  • Broncos: Von Miller (LOLB)
  • Browns: Odell Beckham (WR)
  • Buccaneers: Mike Evans (WR)
  • Cardinals: Patrick Peterson (CB)
  • Chargers: Philip Rivers (QB)
  • Chiefs: Travis Kelce (TE)
  • Colts: Andrew Luck (QB)
  • Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott (HB)
  • Dolphins: Kenny Stills (WR)
  • Eagles: Fletcher Cox (DT)
  • Falcons: Julio Jones (WR)
  • 49ers: Richard Sherman (CB)
  • Giants: Saquon Barkley (HB)
  • Jaguars: Calais Campbell (LE)
  • Jets: Le’Veon Bell (HB)
  • Lions: Damon Harrison Sr (DT)
  • Packers: Aaron Rodgers (QB)
  • Panthers: Christian McCaffrey (HB)
  • Patriots: Tom Brady (QB)
  • Raiders: Antonio Brown (WR)
  • Rams: Aaron Donald (DT)
  • Ravens: Earl Thomas III (FS)
  • Redskins: Trent Williams (LT)
  • Saints: Alvin Kamara (HB)
  • Seahawks: Bobby Wagner (MLB)
  • Steelers: David DeCastro (RG)
  • Texans: DeAndre Hopkins (WR)
  • Titans: Kevin Byard (FS)
  • Vikings: Adam Thielen (WR)

And here is a look at the four different Superstar abilities that will be available with each pre-order. This includes the Standard, Superstar and Ultimate Superstar Editions:

  • Gift-Wrapped: Kurt Warner was the quintessential field general, whose poise and accuracy changed offensive football forever. Passers with Gift-Wrapped have a better chance to complete passes to uncovered receivers.
  • Gunslinger: John Elway built his legend by making impossible throws with one of the strongest arms in NFL history. Passers with Gunslinger have faster passing animations and increased velocity on bullet passes.
  • QB Playmaker: Steve Young’s combination of athleticism and accuracy allowed him to improvise his way out of any bad situation. Passers with QB Playmaker can elicit immediate and precise reactions from any receiver on the field.
  • Gutsy Scrambler: Randall Cunningham’s elite speed, agility, and vision set a new standard for scrambling quarterbacks. Passers with Gutsy Scrambler won’t be adversely affected by pass rush pressure while throwing on the run.

Why You Should Buy It: 

This is the simplest version of Madden 20 and won’t come with the three-day early access. However, despite having fewer packs than other editions, it will still have the 82-overall MUT player and the unique superstar abilities for Face of the Franchise.

Superstar Edition

What We Know:

Release Date: July 30

Retail: $79.99

Pre-order Bonuses:

  • Your choice of one player from any of the 32 NFL teams (82 overall).
  • Your choice of one of the four unique superstar abilities for your Face of the Franchise: QB1 player (list above)
  • 12 Gold Team MUT Fantasy Packs
  • 1 small training quick sell worth 640 training points

Why You Should Buy It: 

I don’t believe the seven additional MUT packs, coupled with a small training quick sell is worth $20. But to some it may be. To many, the ability to play the game three days early is appealing. And although that seems like a hefty price to some, when you add on the additional MUT cards and other perks, it doesn’t seem as bad. For those who don’t care to play the game early, the standard edition is for you. But if you have any itch to play Madden now, you’re more than likely going to end up with this version of Madden 20.

Ultimate Superstar Edition

What We Know:

Release Date: July 30

Retail: $99.99

Pre-order Bonuses:

  • Your choice of one player from any of the 32 NFL teams (82 overall)
  • Your choice of one of the four unique superstar abilities for your Face of the Franchise: QB1 player (list above)
  • 15 Gold Team MUT Fantasy Packs
  • One Past and Present Elite Pack (1 84 OVR Jerry Rice & 1 84 OVR Jalen Ramsey)
  • One Madden Championship Series Pack, which includes: three MCS uniform sets and four Madden 19 Major Winners as head coaches
  • One small training quick sell worth 115 training points

Why You Should Buy It: 

What you get with the Ultimate Superstar Edition is the crème de la crème of the Madden experience. And if you can justify spending the extra $40 — compared to the standard — it could be well worth it in the end, especially if you’re a MUT baller. There’s also the possibility that you wait and see closer to release if there’s any new incentives available. Sometimes Amazon Prime and other retailers will have special deals. Otherwise, $99.99 to the die-hard MUT player isn’t so bad.

Gamestop Exclusive And Loyalty Rewards

There are a few other pre-order bonuses that are available:

By pre-ordering Madden 20 from Gamestop, you will receive three Dallas Cowboys legends. This includes an 82-overall Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

Lastly, for those who have played MUT in the past, there is once again a Madden loyalty rewards program.

Conclusion

In the end, it is up to you to decide which version of Madden 20 is right for you. For many, being able to play the game three days early is enough to persuade them to buy the Superstar or Ultimate Superstar edition. And to others, the MUT rewards and ability to play a game that will release three days later isn’t worth the $20-plus difference. No matter which edition you choose, Madden 20 is a must-buy for all football fans.

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  1. Forgot to mention you get access 3 days earlier with each of the upgraded editions. Probably the only reason people on here that don't care about MUT would be interested in those.
    I’ll be canceling my EA Access subscription if I can’t get the 3 days early access. I’ve always buy the standard edition and was always able to play the 10 hours of gameplay. I will not be bullied into buying the ultimate and superstar version. I don’t care for MUT at all. To hell with you, EA
    i didn't pre-order any versions of this game yet but EA access 10 hours trial will help me make decision if it worth 60 bucks or not. There are some issues in Franchise Mode : sim engine is broken, stats kinda messed up,, Scenarios engine is unknown if it is implemented but i still love gameplay because it feel great, fluid and smooth with RPM
    Standard edition for $50 on Amazon. I won’t be here for early release or official release (cruising the Western Caribbean).
    Looking forward to the much improved gameplay of Madden 20.
    Armor and Sword
    Standard edition for $50 on Amazon. I won’t be here for early release or official release (cruising the Western Caribbean).
    Looking forward to the much improved gameplay of Madden 20.

    Madden hasn't improved gameplay for decades now. They have basically rehashed the same old game which is why I miss the days when there was competition from other games like GameDay and 2K.
    michaelhawj
    does that mean you skip Madden 20 and wait for Madden 21 on PS5 or Xbox Scarlett next year in November 2020 ?

    Skipping 20, for sure; will re-evaluate things on the next-gen --- we all know madden's transitions to the past two gaming generations were rough & rocky ...
    testorz
    Madden hasn't improved gameplay for decades now. They have basically rehashed the same old game which is why I miss the days when there was competition from other games like GameDay and 2K.

    lol wow. Isn't this the time of year where we start handing out bans for trash like this?
    PhillyPhanatic14
    lol wow. Isn't this the time of year where we start handing out bans for trash like this?

    That sort of posting has been bog standard in Madden related on-line spaces for almost 20 years.
    iLLWiLL
    Skipping 20, for sure; will re-evaluate things on the next-gen --- we all know madden's transitions to the past two gaming generations were rough & rocky ...

    I remembered ps3/Xbox 360 and ps4/Xbox one graphics look same in Madden 25
    If you're not buying the game, awesome (not sure why the hell you're in this thread if you're not buying the game, but 🤷🏾*♂️).
    If you want things improved, awesome; we have other threads for that.
    If you're not going to discuss the actual topic and just wanna pile on EA/Madden, take that somewhere else please.
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    I have pre-ordered the Superstar Edition. I also have EA Access for the Xbox and will enjoy the 10-hour preview. I enjoyed the Beta and I feel the gameplay will improve each mode. Looking forward to playing the Face of the Franchise: QB1 mode.
    I feel the Superstar Edition meets my needs at fair value as it gives me a little extra in MUT mode with 12 gold packs and the early 3 days of playtime. For the extra price of about $6.67 a day to play 3 days earlier, that is a fair deal. I spend more than that bowling in a single Saturday afternoon.
    I'll purchase the edition that has referees on the field.  Oh wait....
    Ok jokes aside,  I'm gonna give EA Access  a try being that it's coming to PS4.  I'll test the game out but to be honest my expectations aren't that high.  The only thing that has me intrigued are the signature QB animations & the X factor abilities .  
    I'm ready for Next Gen.  Hopefully EA will continue to expand on signature animations, living worlds & franchise mode. 
    scottyo60
    Question since I don’t have EA Access after giving up my Xbox. Are they doing any kind of pre order like last year?

    EA access will be available on PS4 on July 24
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    Last year was the first time I did not purchase madden in well over 15 years. I will probably wait for a drop in price on the standard edition. I don’t play any of those my team modes.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Terrible selection of options...no physical collectibles, no steelbook, no variety to the online collectibles, just tons of MUT,  MUT, MUT and more MUT.  Only difference is how much MUT you want. 
    Origin premier for me, then will get ea access to get the 10% discount on the standard for ps4. Quick question though, origin premier will have no time limit correct?
    jbd345
    Origin premier for me, then will get ea access to get the 10% discount on the standard for ps4. Quick question though, origin premier will have no time limit correct?

    Origin Premier on PC is no time limit, you can play the game as long as you have the subscription active.
    I think I might be going Ultimate Edition because I’ll probably be heavy into MUT again this year.
    Building a 97 Ovr team back in madden 17 without spending any money on micro transactions was very rewarding. Curious to see what I’ll do with a little Headstart.
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    Is the only difference between the middle and the ultimate 3 gold packs, some training and two 82 ovr players? I feel like there has to be something else I'm missing

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