Madden Ultimate Team in Madden 21 starts with some challenges to get players acclimated to the game mode. These challenges are locked to Rookie difficulty and require very simple things like gaining 5 yards in a possession.
For the fastest way to run through these starter challenges, simply scramble with Lamar Jackson after your receivers drag the defense back and you can handle most of them in a single snap.
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This is EA’s way of screening out players who aren’t yet ready to play against other people.
Depending on the way you purchased Madden 21, you might have bonus packs to start your Madden Ultimate Team journey.
For players with access to the game now, you’ll have pre-ordered the MVP or Deluxe Edition of Madden 21.
The Deluxe Edition comes with 12 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs (which allow you to choose a team and open players from its history), and a NFL Team Elite Pack.
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The MVP Edition comes with 17 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs, a Madden Championship Series Ultimate Champion Pack, and an NFL Team Elite Pack.
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You should open your Gold Team Fantasy Packs first, as these give a variety of rewards, which will help you choose better for your lineup for packs with choices between top players.
Once you’ve got your team set, it’s time to dive into solo content. Yes, that’s right, not a multiplayer queue.
This is because solo missions are the best way to build up your team and grind out coins.
The first sets of missions are very simple, and once you’re able to start leveling up the difficulty, this is worth it for the extra rewards.
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Keep an eye on bonus objectives for missions, as these also offer additional rewards and are usually pretty straightforward if you know about them ahead of time.
Once you’ve grinded out the basic starting missions, it’s time to earn your Captain.
The final step in this starting guide is a simple warning – don’t buy packs in MUT! These are always a gamble, and almost never worth the cost to purchase them.
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Instead, simply pick up the players you need on the Marketplace as they are posted. This is how you coins in the long run.