While teams are planning on heading to training camp at the end of July, the jury’s still out on whether we’ll have a normal NFL season this year. (Thanks for nothing, COVID-19.) But hey — at least we’ve got Madden NFL 21 to look forward to this summer.
EA Sports dropped the reveal trailer for the latest installment of its football video game series last week (watch it here), announcing an official release date of Tuesday, August 25, for Xbox, Playstation, and PC. According to one of the publisher’s latest “Gridiron Notes” blog posts, the game will feature a “Face of the Franchise” single-player campaign and new/improved controls for more precise, strategic gameplay.
If you’re thinking about snagging a copy ahead of the fact, we’ll let you in on a little secret: You can score a freebie or two depending on where you place your pre-order.
Best Buy — Get a free Funko Pop! figure of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (a $9.99 value), the game’s cover athlete.
GameStop — Get a free code for Elite Tony Romo in Madden Ultimate Team (MUT).
Target — Get an exclusive Bullseye Gold Pack with codes for five Gold Players and one Core Elite Player in MUT.
These promos apply to all three editions of Madden NFL 21, which you can learn more about (and purchase) below:
Standard edition — $59.99
Pre-orders of Madden NFL 21‘s standard edition come with several early bird bonuses, including your pick of 32 Elite Players from a Team Elite pack; five MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs; and one “Your Choice” Uniform pack.
Deluxe edition — $79.99
The deluxe edition will get you the base game and those aforementioned pre-order bonuses, plus three-day early access and seven additional MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs (12 total).
MVP edition — $99.99
Go all-out with Madden NFL 21‘s MVP edition, which includes all of the Deluxe version’s pre-order bonuses, along with one Madden Championship Series (MCS) Ultimate Championship Pack; one Lamar Jackson Elite Player Item with Power Up; one Large Training Quicksell Training Pack; and five additional MUT Gold Team Fantasy packs (17 total).