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EricRayweather's Top 5 Tips and Tricks for The Yard - Madden 21

Have you played The Yard in Madden NFL 21 and need help taking your game to the next level? EricRayweather is one of the world's best players in The Yard and is here today to share his top 5 tips and tricks to help you dominate the competition in Madden NFL 21's newest game mode. Click the play button on the video above to watch Eric break down his tips and tricks or continue reading for a summary of his video.

Tip #1: Best Prototypes and Abilities in The Yard

Fast Cat (Christian McCaffrey)

This is the best build due …

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Limited Time Editions: Dalvin Cook and Kawann Short

Dalvin Cook and Kawann Short Limited-Time Edition items have been released in MUT and can be found in packs for the next 48 hours. Cook is an Elusive Back Archetype with notable ratings of 89 SPD, 90 ACC, 91 AGI, 91 JKM, and 92 COD. Short is a Run Stopper DT Archetype and has the following noteworthy stats: 92 BSH, 88 TAK, 88 PMV, and 87 PUR. Both of today's LTDs discard for 250,000 Coins, so their value will never drop below that price. Check out today's LTDs and their full ratings below:

Limited Time Editions

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Wildcard Wednesday Veterans: Tate, Gore, Hicks, Smith, and Joseph

For this week's Wildcard Wednesday we have our first appearance of the season by the Veterans. You may notice that this year's Veterans have higher OVR's than previous versions of the program, which is a huge plus and makes these items even more useable. One thing that separates Veterans from many other programs is the fact each item can get Team Chemistry for any team they have played for during their career. Frank Gore, Golden Tate III, Akiem Hicks, Malcolm Smith, and Johnathan Joseph have all been released in MUT and can be found on the Auction House or by …

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Team of the Week 2 - MUT 21

Team of the Week 2 has been released in Madden Ultimate Team, featuring LTD Mark Andrews, Player of the Week Dak Prescott, and Heroes Marvin Harrison and D'Qwell Jackson. Remember, LTD items honor current NFL players for impressive performances from a previous year during that week. Heroes highlight Legends who had big games in previous years during that same week. Player of the Week goes to a current player who had a standout game the most recent week of this year. Dak Prescott earned this week's Player of the Week honors after leading the Cowboys to a historic comeback against …

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Madden NFL 21 Title Update - September 22nd

A new Title Update has been deployed in Madden NFL 21 today and it addresses many issues brought up by the community. Below is a list of fixes and changes from today's latest Title Update:

To view the EA Gridiron Notes used for today's Title Update article, Click Here.

Key Highlights:

  • New Abilities added
  • Gameplay fixes & tuning
  • Franchise, MUT, Yard bug and performance fixes

Gameplay Updates:

New Abilities

  • (NEW) Run Committed - Defenders with this ability will dominantly win run blocks when they correctly use the Guess Play adjustment to predict a run. Incorrect guesses will result in a loss …
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MUT 21: Ultimate Kickoff Perfect Drive Pack

A new pack is available in the Store as part of the Ultimate Kickoff Program called "Perfect Drive Packs". Each Pack costs 75 Footballs and there's a limit of 10. Perfect Drive Packs simulate an NFL drive by opening a pack that corresponds with your desired play call (similar to a choose your own adventure game). The further down the field you make it, the better your reward will be. Player item rewards are auctionable/tradeable. As you can see in the image below, you will have the option to choose a conservative play call with a higher chance of …

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Madden Live Schedule | 9/21 - 9/27

Madden Live is an EA Partnership program that features some of the community's top Twitch streamers with Twitch Drops enabled during their streams. Twitch Drops are free packs that can be earned simply by watching EA partnered streams at special times. Each Twitch Drop contains 6x Silver or better player items and Gold/Elite player items while rare, are possible to get from these packs. Keep in mind, even unlucky packs can always be discarded for Training Points! You do not have to be following the streamer or engage in chat to be eligible to receive your free Drop packs …

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MUT 21 Legends: Lawrence Taylor and Reggie Wayne

For today's Legends release, we have Lawrence Taylor and Reggie Wayne! Lawrence Taylor is a community favorite each year in MUT, and with 88 SPD on his LTD and fully powered up items, this year will be no exception. Reggie Wayne makes his return to MUT this year with a very balanced LTD and fully powered up item, boasting notable ratings of 90 SPD, 90 CTH, 89 SRR, 90 MRR, and 88 DRR.

The LTD version of Lawrence Taylor and Reggie Wayne can be found in packs until 9/21 at 10 AM ET. The Boss version of each player …

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Madden 21 Stimulus Package Solos (Coming Tomorrow)

Due to Solo Battles being down for the first couple weeks of MUT and everyone missing out on some much-needed reward opportunities, EA is releasing a new string of Solo Challenges tomorrow that will reward some packs you would normally get from Solo Battle Rewards. For these challenges, you will take on 9 of the top-performing teams from week 1 of the NFL season in full games. You will be rewarded with Training Points and Packs as you progress through the games. These challenges will expire at 10:30 AM ET on 9/25. Check out the reward list below …

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Ultimate Kickoff Part II and New LTDs (Ward, Rodgers, and Adams)

Part II of the Ultimate Kickoff Program released today, featuring new NFC Solo Challenges, House Rules, and LTD player items. Below is a breakdown of everything new in MUT today with Part II:

For Ultimate Kickoff Part I information, Click Here.

LTD Players

The following new player items all discard for 250,000 Coins and can be found in packs for a limited-time (until 9/19 at 10 AM ET):

Challenges

The following new Solo Challenges and House Rules are available with Part II of the Ultimate Kickoff Program:

Ultimate Kickoff Solos

In Part …

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Madden NFL 21 Title Update - September 16th

A new Title Update was released today for Madden NFL 21 and most notably, it addresses the MUT Squads shotgun issue. Below is a list of fixes and changes from today's latest Title Update:

  • MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when MUT Squad Roles are not being respected properly when performing certain pass plays
  • MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when on Fake Kick run plays the MUT Squad Roles were not being respected properly
  • Addressed an issue when two users on offense cannot pass the ball after a handoff on RPO Peeks and Reads
  • Addressed additional visual issues with player uniforms …
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Wildcard Wednesday Heavyweights: Tunsil, Incognito, and more

Wildcard Wednesday is a new weekly program this year that focuses on new player items from previous year's programs. The theme for this week's release is Heavyweights and we have an entire new O-Line to highlight. Laremy Tunsil, Richie Incognito, Brandon Linder, Kevin Zeitler, and Lane Johnson have all been released and can be found on the Auction House or by purchasing an 89 OVR Heavyweights Player pack from the Store that costs 3,800 Training Points. Heavyweights Player packs contain 1x random Heavyweights Player item. Each of today's Heavyweights discards for 3,600 Training Points. Check out the new …

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Team of the Week 1 - MUT 21

Team of the Week 1 is live! If you've been playing Madden Ultimate Team for years, you're going to notice some pretty dramatic changes to the TOTW program this year. Here's an overview of what's changing:

Offense/Defense Heroes are now from past seasons
This week's Offense/Defense Heroes are Arian Foster and Bryant Young. These are players that are no longer in the league. Think of TOTW Heroes this season as flashbacks to dominant performances in the past.

The Player of the Week is a top performer from the current week
This week's Player of the Week is Davante …

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Derwin James vs. The World and King of the Hill

Tonight is the premiere of a brand new stream series from EA that will feature Madden pros, NFL athletes, and Derwin James taking on a variety of celebrities in Madden 21. Every Tuesday night will feature a stream split into two parts: King of the Hill and Derwin James vs. The World. Here is tonight's schedule:

8:00 PM ET: Boogz vs. Kiv
9:00 PM ET: Henry Ruggs III vs. AJ Terrell
10:00 PM ET: Derwin James vs. Lil Baby

You can catch everything live on Twitch at twitch.tv/eamaddennfl.

Even if watching live Madden on Twitch …

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Madden Live Schedule | 9/14 - 9/20

Madden Live is an EA Partnership program that features some of the community's top Twitch streamers with Twitch Drops enabled during their streams. Twitch Drops are free packs that can be earned simply by watching EA approved streams at special times. Each Twitch Drop contains 6x Silver or better player items and Gold/Elite player items while rare, are possible to get from these packs. Keep in mind, even unlucky packs can always be discarded for Training Points! You do not have to be following the streamer or engage in chat to be eligible to receive your free Drop packs …

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MUT 21 Legends: John Lynch and Tony Gonzalez

Today's newest Legends entering MUT 21 are John Lynch and Tony Gonzalez. Lynch is a legendary safety who played 15 seasons in the NFL for the Bucs and Broncos. He is making his debut in Madden Ultimate Team this year and is the current GM for the San Francisco 49ers. His LTD item and fully powered up Boss Edition have notable ratings of 87 SPD, 92 POW, 91 PRC, 90 PUR, and 90 TAK.

Gonzalez played 17 seasons in the NFL at tight end for the Chiefs and Falcons. He holds multiple NFL records and is considered by many to …

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MUT 21: Ultimate Kickoff Program (Master B. Jones and LTD B. Cooks)

The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Texans facing off against the Chiefs and to celebrate, EA has released the Ultimate Kickoff Program, featuring Master Byron Jones and LTD Brandin Cooks! A new currency (Footballs) has been added to MUT for this program and can be used to purchase Ultimate Kickoff players and Team Performance Tokens in the Store (Details under "Store"). Below is everything you need to know regarding this year's Ultimate Kickoff Program:

Players

Master Byron Jones can be acquired by finishing his set (Details under "Sets"). LTD Brandin Cooks can be found in Packs from now …

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Gridiron Notes: Welcome Back, Kap!

Colin Kaepernick makes his return to Madden NFL today as one of the top Free Agents available in-game with an 81 OVR rating. Kap can be assigned to any NFL team in Franchise, as well as used in the Play Now Mode.

To view the EA Gridiron Notes used for today's article, Click Here.

FRANCHISE MODE

Once you begin a new Franchise, you can sign Kaepernick by navigating to the Free Agent menu and sorting by the QB position. Because this is Franchise Mode, you will have the ability to adjust Kap's ratings however you see fit. When starting your …

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MUT 21 Legends: Bo Jackson and Junior Seau

For today's Legend release, we have Chargers icon Junior Seau and one of the greatest pure athletes of all-time, Bo Jackson! Seau played 20 seasons at Linebacker in the NFL for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots. His LTD item and fully powered up Boss Edition both have notable ratings of 86 SPD, 91 TAK, 91 PRC, 90 BSH, and 90 POW. Bo Jackson played 4 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders before a hip injury cut his exciting football career short in 1991. Bo's LTD item and fully powered up Boss Edition have notable ratings of 92 SPD, 91 …

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Gridiron Notes: Franchise Updates Coming to Madden NFL 21

A new Gridiron Notes article went live yesterday and provides an update regarding future updates specific to franchise mode. Three franchise mode updates are being planned for this season, with the first being targeted for mid-November. The goal for future updates is to implement changes that do not require users to restart an existing franchise since many leagues will most likely be far along by that point.

To view the full Gridiron Notes used for today's article, Click Here.

Current plans for the first update to franchise mode addresses the following requests from the community (changes possible before release):

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MUT 21: Superstar MVPs Part II

Part II of the Superstar MVPs Program was released this morning, featuring Masters Ezekiel Elliott, Myles Garrett, and LTD Julio Jones! For those who may have missed Part I, Superstar MVPs is a great chance for new players to familiarize themselves with X-Factors, while also giving MUT veterans the chance to earn Masters and Power Ups. Below is a breakdown of all the new Players, Sets, Challenges, and Store items introduced into Ultimate Team with Part II:

To view Part I of the Superstar MVPs Program, Click Here.

Players

Masters Ezekiel Elliott and Myles Garrett can be acquired by finishing …

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MUT 21: Alternate Playbooks

Alternate Playbooks are back in Madden Ultimate Team! Alternate Playbooks can be found under the "Training" tab of the Store and cost 250 Training Points each. The packs are Fantasy Packs, so you will get the option to select the Alternate Offensive or Defensive Playbook you want. The easiest way to get Training Points is by discarding player items. Higher overall players will discard for more TP than lower ones. Below is a list of all the Alternate Playbook options available:

Alternate Offense

Alternate …

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MUT 21 Legends: L. Allen, M. Anderson, and R. Woodson

Three new Legends were released in MUT today: Larry Allen, Morten Anderson, and Rod Woodson. Larry Allen is a legendary right guard who played for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers during his 14 seasons in the NFL. His MUT item is Power Archetype and excels most in run blocking with 89 RBK, 89 RBP, and 86 RBF ratings. Morten "Great Dane" Anderson was an NFL kicker who played a combined 26 NFL seasons with 6 different teams. His MUT item currently makes him the most powerful kicker available in Madden Ultimate Team with 88 KPW and 85 KAC …

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MUT 21: How to Get Coach John Madden

Coach John Madden made his return to the store in MUT 21 today and is usually a must-have item for any serious Ultimate Team player. Coach Madden can be found under the "Competitive" tab of the Store and can be acquired for 20 Series 1 Trophies. There are currently 5 Coach Madden Collectibles available that each cost 600 Series 1 Trophies. Additional Collectibles are typically released throughout the year during each new Series. These Collectibles are used to upgrade Coach Madden's Chemistry slots and give boosts to all players of the same chemistry on your team (in previous years it …

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Gridiron Notes: Madden NFL 21 September Title Update

Today's latest edition of Gridiron Notes focuses on Title Update #2 that went live on launch day (8/28), and what's being worked on for upcoming Title Update #3 (target date around 9/10).

To view the full EA Gridiron Notes for today's article, Click Here.

Last Friday (8/28) Launch Day Updates

  • Face of the Franchise
    • Resolved an issue in Face of the Franchise Legacy where the Player Archetype players chosen in certain sequences did not follow them into the NFL
    • A number of soft-locks were fixed
    • Resolved a very rare issue where the user’s avatar skin tone …
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