Madden 19's Ultimate Team mode will keep the game going well after launch, especially as EA always adds new cards and players to the game as the 2018/19 NFL season rolls on. In this Madden 19 Ultimate Team guide, we'll be walking you through all the details you need to know going into the mode if it's your first time playing MUT.
But if you instead need any tips and tricks on the wider game, you’ll want to check out our Madden 19 guides hub. It’s in this guide that you can find our complete Madden 19 beginner’s guide, as well as a list of some of the best players and playbooks available to you.
Madden 19 MUT Guide
We mentioned that Madden Ultimate Team (or MUT) is always the biggest feature in each recent iteration of Madden. EA always managed to retain player interest over the course of the entire regular season and playoffs, as they repeatedly introduce new cards for special events, like Halloween or Christmas.
Team chemistry has been a big feature of Madden’s Ultimate Team mode for a good few years now, and it’s back as usual in Madden 19. There are now a grand total of 25 player slots to fill on offense and defence combined, and every single one of these positions will count towards your overall team chemistry.
Madden 19 MUT Player Upgrades
Going into this year’s MUT, the player upgrades have been entirely overhauled. Whereas last year in Madden 18 Ultimate Team you had to upgrade players through earning as many Team Tokens as possible, this year you can upgrade players through a new currency called Training.
You earn Training primarily be quick-selling items you don’t need anymore, according to EA. For a full walkthrough of how to earn this new currency quickly for your Madden Ultimate Team, make sure to check out our MUT 19 Training guide.
So, how do you go about earning Training to upgrade players? We’re definitely still in the early hours of MUT 19 so far, but as of right now, it looks as though you primarily earn Training by quick selling unwanted player cards.
In Madden 19, you don’t have to go into a page separate from the players in order to upgrade them. If you simply hover over a player card and press X/Square, you can then jump straight to upgrading that player card.
Nearly every time you upgrade a player card using Training, you’ll increase their attributes, as well as their overall level. For example if we put 4 Training into Leonard Fournette, you can increase his overall level from 68 to 70 overall. Put in some more Training to unlock the next level for Fournette, and you can unlock the option to customise his Scheme Chemistry.
You can keep upgrading a standard player card with Training, until they reach a maximum of 92/90 overall. The amount of Training required to level up a player increases as you ascend levels, but once you’ve upgraded a player using Training, you won’t be able to sell them in the Auction House.
Madden 19 MUT Squads
MUT Squads are back in Madden 19 Ultimate Team, and this year you can play against the AI in the Squad Challenges mode. Right now we don’t have a lot of information on what will be new about Squads this year, but we do know that you’ll be able to team up with two other players, and take on the AI in various challenging games all throughout the season.
We might be all done with this particular Madden Ultimate Team guide, but you can continue ahead to our MUT 19 Solo Battles guide, where we detail how you can take on the new mode in this year’s Madden to earn some huge rewards.