2020 Madden NFL 21 Game: Everything You Need to Know

After the long anticipation, 2020 Madden NFL 21’s release is just a month away. Arriving at the cusp of the NFL season, it is set to BIG! Fans all over are excited about what new features to expect, the player ratings and so much more. This post is to explore the world of Madden NFL 21, highlighting the important things you need to know about the game.

Who will be the cover of Madden 21?

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will be on the cover of Madden 21.

How much does it cost?

The new Modern 21 game price for one edition $99.99. However, if you pre-order Madden NFL 21 game $100 for MVP edition, $80 for Deluxe edition and $60 for standard edition for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

When Will 2020 Madden 21 come out?

The New Madden 21 is set to come out worldwide on August 28. Play three days early before the release date from 25th August with MVP and Deluxe editions by pre-order.

About Madden NFL 21

For you newbies, The best American football video game new Madden NFL 21 by Electronic Arts (EA) based on the National Football League (NFL) will be released on August 28, 2020, for Google’s Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, 5 and Xbox One, Series X. The Madden NFL 21 is the latest version of the Madden NFL series that has been in existence since the early 90s.


EA Tiburon is the developer of Madden NFL 21. The video game will be published by Electronic Arts (EA).

Madden NFL Cover Athlete

Although the Madden series normally feature players from different positions in consecutive years. However, an exception can be readily made when you have a player that redefines the game. The quarterback, Patrick Mahomes featured in Madden NFL 20. This year, the electrifying Lamar Jackson, a quarterback also, is set to feature on Madden 21. He was the MVP for 2019 and he plays for Baltimore Ravens. Jackson, himself, announced it on Twitter a few months back.

Due to the pandemic, a standard photoshoot for the game’s cover wasn’t possible. Instead, EA Tiburon contacted Baltimore Ravens’ official photographer, Shawn Hubbard, for possible pictures.

Release Date

The release date for Madden NFL 21 is scheduled for August 28, 2020. However, if you have any of the special versions of the game (Deluxe or MVP), you have access three days earlier. The game will be released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Furthermore, EA also announced that the game will also be available on the upcoming consoles of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, which is scheduled to be released by the holiday season 2020.

Difference Between the Versions

Madden NFL 21 is going to be released in three different versions – standard, deluxe, and MVP. Here’s are the added perks of each version.


1 of 32 Players from NFL Team Elite Packs
5 Madden Ultimate Gold Team Fantasy Packs
1 “Your Choice” uniform pack
Price: $60


3-Day early access to Madden NFL 21
12 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs
1 of 32 Players from NFL Team Elite Packs
1 “Your Choice” Uniform Pack
Price: $75


3-Day Early Access to Madden 21
Lamar Jackson Elite Item with Power Up
1 Large Quicksell Training Pack
17 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs
Madden Championship Series Ultimate Champion Pack
1 of 32 Players from NFL Team Elite Packs
1 “Your Choice” Uniform Pack
Price: $75

Madden 21 ratings: Team 99

The five players with overall 99 ratings in the new Madden 21 include:

Aaron Donald (Defensive Tackle for Los Angeles Rams)
Christian Mccaffrey (Running Back for Carolina Panthers)
Michael Thomas (Wide receiver for New Orleans Saints)
Patrick Mahomes (Quarterback for Kansas City Chiefs)
Stephon Gilmore (Cornerback for New England Patriots)

All of these players are amazing for their performance and deep understanding of the game.

New Features

Madden 21 promises to come with new and exciting features to enhance your gaming experience.

All out control

The game includes innovative gameplay mechanics with advanced control levels. With the new Skill Stick, you can go all out to link together clever skill-moves combos. Explore evasive new moves like dead-leg and slide hurdles combined with jukes, spins, and hurdles to create in space. Madden 21 is built to inspire creativity.

Dominate the Edge

With the smart adaptive AI adjustments, you’re in for a real challenge of advancing complexity. As you gain full control with the new Skill Stick, trying specific pass rush moves and combos, you have to constantly outsmart the AI adaptive system.

Clutch Stops

There have also been improvements in the tackling mechanism that includes location-based tackling, breakdown tackling, and improved dive tackling – all to improve your defense precision.

Strike Your Pose

Celebrations are an important part of the sport. With the new Madden NFL 21, you can set your custom celebration dance moves, compared to the four celebration options that were in Madden NFL 20. This creates a more personalized experience with the game.

Face of the Franchise 2.0

This game mode was introduced with Madden 20 and is back once again. Aside from the original backstory of you as a quarterback, with the ability to pick your name, college, and college before slowly advancing your NFL career like in superstar mode; Madden 21 pushes it to a whole new level with increased depth as you journey to the Hall of Fame.

Super X-Factors

This feature is back in Madden 21 with over 50 new Superstar and X-Factors abilities. With the plethora of X-Factor abilities, only time will tell if these 50 new ones will entice gamers as promised.

Criticisms of 2020 Madden NFL 21

With the release of the official trailer on June 16, 2020, many reviewers and gamers were discontent with the updates and deemed it a slight improvement on Madden NFL 20. After EA announced the release of the franchise mode, gamers were frustrated because it promised no new change to the classic franchise mode that simulates players being an NFL coach or Owner. This gave rise to the Twitter hashtag #FixMaddenFranchise that garnered over 100,000 tweets within 24 hours.

Although EA did little about it, we all can’t for next month to come so we can experience the bliss of Madden NFL 21.

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