Madden 23 is available now for EA Play subscribers, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and anyone who pre-ordered the All-Madden Edition. If you’re one of those heading to the virtual grill early, you shouldn’t miss the limited-time Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) challenges. They will disappear when the game officially launches on August 19, so prioritize them first. If you’re about to pre-order the game – or if you’re just waiting to get home and load up the EA Play trial – here’s what you need to know about Madden 23’s early access MUT challenges.
Madden 23 EA Play Trial MUT Challenges
The 10-hour EA Play trial released a day ahead of schedule, meaning anyone with an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can play the game for up to 10 hours by the time the game launches on the 19th. august. Those who have purchased the All-Madden Edition are not time-limited, but if you are part of one of the three groups, you can complete 10 exclusive challenges that no one else will have access to.
The challenges are pretty straightforward and are mostly meant to give you a boost as you start another year of MUT play. If you’re an annual MUT player, these challenges will sound pretty familiar, but if you’re new to Madden – or just new to playing it early – here’s what to expect across 10 in-game challenges.
Each challenge has a maximum of 400 coins that you can earn depending on how many stars you earn. You can choose one of two difficulties for one or two stars after completing the challenge, and pursue another pair of optional challenges to maximize your earned stars.
23 For you! – 400 pieces
Gain 23 meters on the drive. Bonus goals include doing it in no more than five plays and rushing at least 10 yards.
win it all
Score a touchdown. Bonus goals include making it a passing touchdown and getting more than 5 rushing yards.
Do not allow a passing touchdown. Bonus goals include allowing no touchdowns and allowing no more than 23 rushing yards.
12 and 23
Gain more than 23 passing yards in six or fewer games. Bonus goals include gaining the required yards in four games or less and completing a pass in two different games.
go the distance
Score 3+ points on the player. Bonus goals include passes over 23 meters and runs over 10 meters.
Get a first down and score a touchdown on the same disc. Bonus goals include gaining more than 5 yards on your first play and rushing for more than 5 total yards.
Score a quick touchdown. Bonus goals include running for more than 23 yards in six games or less and getting two or more first downs.
Stop the violation!
Don’t leave a touchdown. Bonus goals include allowing no more than 23 yards and allowing no passing yards on the first down.
23 years of creation
Score a touchdown. Bonus goals include passes for 60+ total yards and passes for 20+ yards in three games
The Early Bird Special
Win the game. Bonus objectives include scoring over 7 points and not allowing the opposition to score a touchdown
Once you’ve completed all of these challenges, you’ll have earned up to 23,000 coins – not a lot in your season-long quest to compete in MUT, but it will at least help. Quickly replace one of the desolate receivers the game starts you off with. For more Madden guides, check out the best teams, X-Factors list, and 32 lists.
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