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Advanced Team Building in Madden Ultimate Team

Reach your true potential in Madden Ultimate Team by completing seasons and maxing out chemistry.


Madden NFL 25 marks the reintroduction of Chemistry in Ultimate Team, which revamps the way you’ll set your lineup. There are four offensive and four defensive styles to choose from, and using players that fit your scheme is crucial. Looking to air it out with a long pass offense? In that case, you should combine a strong-armed quarterback like Matthew Stafford with a receiver who can get up the field like Larry Fitzgerald. If you’d like to build your defense around rushing the QB, then players like Aldon Smith or Von Miller will prove invaluable. The choices are yours.

For more on Chemistry in Madden Ultimate Team, check out our Chemistry Deep Dive.


Improve your Ultimate Team by visiting the Store to buy new items or packs. You’ll find several different kinds of packs at various prices, and also pack bundles that provide a bulk purchase discount. Each pack includes a number of random items with the chance to find a high-quality legendary or elite player. Visit the Store often to find special limited-time promotions and sales.

The Gold Upgrade Starter Pack is a great first purchase for any new player. It includes 10 gold tier players (each with OVR of 85 or more) that can start on your new team right away. The offer is so good, purchases are limited to just one per customer. These 10 players will get your team off and running towards championships in Head-to-Head Seasons mode.


Compete in Head-to-Head Seasons to earn rewards. Head-to-Head seasons are 10 games, and culminate with an eight-team playoff. Performing well in the regular season earns a higher seed in the playoffs and potential first-round bye, and rewards will increase as you advance deeper into the playoffs. There are eight increasing levels of competition. The higher you climb, the bigger the rewards become.

For more on Head-to-Head Seasons, check out our Seasons Deep Dive.


Madden NFL 25 is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary and buy your copy today.