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Madden 22: Which Edition to Buy?

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The Madden 22 release date is confirmed and pre-orders have begun. You’ll want to buy the correct Madden 22 edition for your interest level and budget and this guide will help you do just that.

EA’s announced the next installment in the long-running Madden series and Madden 22 is headed to consoles and Windows PC in August.

The Madden 22 release date is slated for August 20th. This is the release date for all platforms, a list that includes PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Google Stadia, and PC. There won’t be a release on Nintendo Switch it seems.

If you want to play the game before August 20th, you’ll need to buy a specific Madden 22 edition or join EA Play. EA Play subscribers get access to the full game much earlier than everyone else.

As expected there are three Madden 22 editions: a standard version, an MVP Edition, and a Legacy Edition. Each comes with a different set of bonuses.

If you decide to pre-order Madden 22, you’ll want to select the right edition. Each has its pros and cons and today we want to guide you through each edition and tell you about the key differences between a physical and digital copy of the game.

Madden 22 Standard Edition

The standard edition is the most basic version of Madden 22. For $59.99, or $69.99 if you order a copy for PS5 or Xbox Series X, you get a copy of the game and some bonuses if you order before the game’s release in October.

The Madden 22 pre-order bonuses include 20 staff points for Franchise Mode, General Player Class Starting at Level 10 for Face of the Franchise and The Yard, a Tom Brady Gear Capsule, and your choice of one out of 32 NFL stars for Madden Ultimate Team (MUT).

There aren’t a ton of Madden 22 deals out there right now though EA Play subscribers can take the usual discount on a pre-order. My Best Buy members who pre-order get a free Barry Sanders Funko Pop! figure which retails for $10.

The Madden 22 standard edition is the most basic version of the game, but it’s also the cheapest version. It’s the edition most people should buy.

Who should buy the standard Madden 22 edition?

  • You plan to play Madden 22 casually.
  • You don’t plan to spend much, or any, time in Madden Ultimate Team.
  • You don’t care about playing before August 20th.

You can pre-order it right now at various retailers including Amazon.

Madden 22 MVP Edition

If you want additional bonus items, you might want to shell out a little more cash for the Madden 22 MVP Edition.

In addition to the pre-order bonuses you get with the standard copy, the Madden 22 MVP Edition comes with some extras including an early Madden 22 release date.

The Madden MVP Edition includes the following items:

  • 3 Day Early Access.
  • Dual-Entitlement.
  • Franchise: 60 Staff Points.
  • Face Of The Franchise: Tom Brady inspired gear and Player Class Starting at Level 10.
  • Madden Ultimate Team: Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars.
  • Choice of Brady or Mahomes Elite Item.
  • Exclusive Challenges During Early Access Window.
  • 11 Team Fantasy Packs.

So who should opt for Madden 22 MVP Edition?

  • You want to play Madden 22 ASAP.
  • You plan to invest quite a bit of time in Madden 22.
  • You want to play Madden 22 on August 20th, but plan to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X after August 20th.
  • You plan to play a ton of MUT, Franchise, or Face of the Franchise.

You can pre-order it right now at various retailers including Amazon.

Madden 22 Legacy Edition

And then there’s the Madden 22 Legacy Edition which is even more expensive than the standard and MVP editions.

The Madden 22 Legacy Edition nets you the pre-order bonuses, everything included in the MVP Edition including the early release date, and some extra bonuses. These include:

  • Franchise: 100 Staff Points.
  • Choice of Brady or Mahomes Curated Legends Pack.
  • Randy Moss Legend Athlete Capsule.
  • 22 Team Fantasy Packs.

This edition is extremely expensive and it’s aimed at those who plan to spend the rest of 2021 and a good portion of 2022 playing Madden 22. If you’re a hardcore Madden/MUT player, this might be the right edition for you.

You can find the Madden 22 Legacy Edition at retailers like Microsoft.

Madden 22 Digital vs. Physical

Madden 22 comes in physical and digital formats. Here are a few things to consider before you pick one or the other.

If you’re sick of discs cluttering up your house, you should go with a digital version. You’ll also want to go digital if discs sometimes go missing or get damaged in your home.

If you play a lot of different games and don’t want to pull the disc out every time you want to play, go digital. Downloading a digital copy means you’ll have easy access to the game every time you start up your console.

If you want to play the game ASAP in August, purchase a digital copy. You can pre-load the game ahead of its release date which lets you to start playing the second it goes live. If you live on the west coast of the United States, that means 9PM on August 19th.

There are also a few reasons to go with a physical copy of Madden 22.

If you buy a physical copy you’ll be able to sell it to GameStop or a reseller like Craigslist or eBay if you get tired of playing it.

You’ll also be able to lend your copy out to friends or family members when you decide to move onto another game.

3 Reasons to Pre-Order Madden 22 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order Madden 22 for These Bonuses

Pre-Order Madden 22 for These Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of Madden 22 for console or Windows PC, you'll get some nice bonuses with your order.

The Madden 22 pre-order bonuses, which apply to all of three versions of the game, include:

  • 20 staff points for Franchise Mode.
  • General Player Class Starting at Level 10 for Face of the Franchise and The Yard.
  • Tom Brady Gear Capsule.
  • Your choice of one out of 32 NFL stars for Madden Ultimate Team (MUT).

If you plan to invest time into Madden Ultimate Team, Franchise Mode, or some of Madden 22's other game modes, you might want to pre-order a copy today.

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