Madden NFL 23’s Ultimate Team is back. The popular online mode is still all about pack pulls and odds that make Genshin Impact look like a Dave & Buster’s crane game, but it’s not impossible to build a dream squad that plays well above its overall without microtransactions. This year’s edition of MUT features a number of updated tools for sets, re-rolls, and power-ups, and newer additions like the Field Pass add value to new program cards and XP grinds on the weekend.
The first season in Ultimate Team is “All-Madden,” a September-long celebration of the G.O.A.T. that includes kick-off programs such as Headliners, Legends, Team Affinity, and Campus Heroes. The Season 1 Field Pass also adds 60 different tiers of free rewards and bundles packs and team uniforms with exclusive player items like 85 OVR Zach Cunningham, 87 OVR CeeDee Lamb, 89 OVR Stephon Gilmore, and a rare 91 OVR Dave “The Ghost” Casper.