Madden 20 is set to be released on August 2nd, 2019. The first thing many people will do when they get their hands on the game is head into Madden Ultimate Team and start playing games or grinding Ultimate Challenges (formerly called solos).

The first few days and weeks can be a bit of a grind. You start with a team overall in the 60s and have to either buy packs or put tons of time into the game to get your team up to a reasonable level.


If you do decide to spend money on Ultimate Team in Madden 20, one decent option is available at GameStop called the Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Team Starter Pack. It is available for the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.

It is $4.99 and available on both the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One. You receive a full fixed lineup of 24 gold players, at a minimum to start off the year.

At the price point, you probably already know that the players will be non-tradeable, non-auctionable, and non-collectible. That basically means the players are locked to your team and you can’t do anything with them except put them in your lineup and play with them.

However, with everyone you play in the first few days of the season taking the field with 67 overall receivers and a 62 overall kicker, you will have a huge advantage with every starter on your team at least in the mid 70s overall.


This can lead to more wins and quicker grinding of Ultimate challenges, which ultimately leads to more coins and a better team.

Madden School Recommendation

If you are team no money spent and have no interest in spending any money in Madden 20 Ultimate Team, then of course don’t purchase the starter pack.

If you are a hardcore Madden gamer that drops money on the game every year, you are probably already purchasing the most expensive Madden 20 Ultimate Superstar edition which gets you tons of free packs to start the year with so you may not have a need for the extra players.

However, if you find yourself somewhere in the middle and spend some money here and there on the game but don’t plan on dropping hundreds of dollars right away, the starter pack is a great value.

The $4.99 is much better spent on the starter pack than say opening up 3 Gold player packs. You’ll get a usable team right away without having to break the bank.

Keep in mind though that the value is only there if you plan on purchasing it in the first few weeks of Madden 20. After that, you could pretty easily just grind out a few Ultimate Challenges, work the auction house a little, and get a decent team in a day or 2.


Do you plan on picking up the Starter Pack in Madden 20? Let us know in the comments!

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