Madden NFL 24 Season 3 Update and Crossplay Beta Arriving Soon.
- Madden NFL 24’s Season 3 update “Run It Back” now live.
- Includes new Field Pass reward system with legend players as rewards.
- Lets players unlock icons like Michael Vick, Barry Sanders, Bruce Matthews.
- Also brings back Blitz and Harvest promos with boosts and content.
- Arrives after October patch fixed bugs and gameplay issues.
- Comes as closed beta for crossplay in Franchise mode starting soon.
- Crossplay pits console and PC players against each other.
- Supported in online H2H, MUT, Superstar KO and Superstar Showdown.
- Matchmaking times expected to improve considerably.
Virtual football fans can start getting excited, as Madden NFL 24 has rolled out its Season 3 “Run It Back” update jam-packed with new programs and rewards. It coincides with an imminent closed beta for enabling crossplay capabilities across console and PC.
The updates look to build on fixes and improvements from the recent October patch while testing out functionality for multiplayer across platforms.
Season 3 Update Overview
Headlining Season 3 is the all-new Field Pass system, which allows players to unlock legendary ultimate team cards like Michael Vick, Barry Sanders and Bruce Matthews.
Popular promos like Blitz, Harvest and PREM1ERE also return, offering juiced cards and challenges. New superstar KO content expands on that mode as well.
It provides a shot in the arm for Madden NFL 24 after criticism of bugs and lack of innovation around launch. The update arrived shortly after the previous patch addressed glitches and fixed a kicking UI problem.
All Rewards To Unlock
|2||Gold Player Pack|
|4||Gold Player Pack|
|5||88 OVR Ted Hendricks Player Item|
|7||Random Strategy Item|
|10||Michael Vick Upgrade Token|
|11||Gold Player Pack|
|14||Max Fantasy Pack|
|15||90 OVR Barry Sanders Player Item|
|17||Random Strategy Item|
|20||Michael Vick Upgrade Token|
|22||Random Strategy Item|
|23||Max Fantasy Pack|
|25||Ted Hendricks Upgrade Token|
|28||Pro Playmaker Pack|
|30||Michael Vick Upgrade Token|
|32||Max Fantasy Pack|
|35||91 OVR Darren Woodson Player Item|
|37||Max Fantasy Pack|
|39||Star Elite Pack|
|40||Michael Vick Upgrade Token|
|42||Pro Max Fantasy Pack|
|45||92 OVR Bruce Matthews Player Item|
|47||Star Elite Pack|
|49||Pro Playmaker Pack|
|50||Michael Vick Upgrade Token|
|52||Season 4 XP Collectible|
|53||Star Elite Pack|
|55||Ted Hendricks/Barry Sanders Choice Upgrade Token|
|57||Epic Strategy Fantasy Pack|
|58||Star Elite Pack|
|60||Triumph Elite Pack|
Crossplay Beta Incoming
In a separate announcement, EA Sports revealed plans to test crossplay between next-gen consoles PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC in an upcoming closed beta.
The beta will focus on enabling cross-platform matchmaking in Franchise mode specifically. Players selected to participate will receive instructions on providing feedback.
If successful, crossplay could later expand to competitive modes like MUT, Superstar KO and online Head-to-Head. Reduced matchmaking times are the main benefit and there will be no more lengthy wait times for players.
While Madden 24 suffered from a rocky launch, EA Sports seems committed to righting the ship through substantial updates and features.
Season 3 shows they aim to give players reasons to stay engaged, while crossplay could strengthen the multiplayer community.
There is still room for improvement, but the latest signs point toward a game evolving positively over its lifespan. Dedicated players stand to benefit through expanded content and competition.
Source – EA
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