EA’s return to college football starts with a special event in Madden

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The Verge 31 August, 2021 - 10:00am 6 views

What is campus legends Madden 22?

Electronic Arts. Electronic Arts is dipping back into college football with a limited-time mode in Madden NFL 22. The Campus Legends mode features ten school teams, including rosters filled with college football icons, as well as current and former NFL stars who are alumni of those squads. EngadgetEA dips back into college football with Campus Legends event in Madden NFL 22

A college football event to tide you over until EA’s standalone title

The event, which begins Tuesday and runs until September 27th, will let you play as one of 10 schools: Clemson University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon (UO), University of Southern California, and University of Texas. The teams will also feature alumni as players — for example, UO graduate Justin Herbert, who is currently the quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers, will be on UO’s roster.

The Campus Legends event seems like it could be a fun way to play some virtual college football while we wait for more news of EA’s full-fledged college football title, which will be will be EA’s first following the cancellation of the NCAA Football franchise in 2013. The new game will “include the rights to more than 100 institutions featuring the logos, stadiums, uniforms, gameday traditions and more that fans have come to know and love,” according to a press release, though as of right now, student-athlete names, images, and likenesses won’t be used. EA has promised that it will share more information about upcoming game as “development progresses in the next couple of years.”

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Represent One of Ten Colleges in Madden NFL 22's Superstar KO

Push Square 31 August, 2021 - 10:01pm

We’re going to have to wait a little while longer for the return of EA Sports College Football, but until then, Madden NFL 22 is hoping to warm you up with the addition of ten prestigious programs to its Superstar KO mode. You’ll be able to represent the likes of Clemson, LSU, and University of Florida, as you partake in the new Campus Legends event.

Each team is comprised of legendary alumni, with the likes of Joe Burrow and Tyrann Mathieu representing LSU and Kyler Murray and Adrian Peterson playing for Oklahoma. As is typically the case with Superstar KO, you’ll be working with condensed playbooks, operating in rapid-fire matches that leverage college football rules.

And, to sweeten the deal, if you total over 1,000 yards of offense during the first week of the event, you’ll unlock a 85 OVR Odell Beckham Jr for use in Ultimate Team. You can find full rosters and rules through here.

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10 NCAA Rosters Stacked with CFB Legends Join Madden NFL 2022 (For Now)

Cinelinx 31 August, 2021 - 10:01pm

Electronic Arts is giving Madden players a chance to relive the glory days of some college football greats who have gone pro in a new limited-time event.

“Throughout the football season, we deliver new content and enhancements to our Madden players and we’re really excited to bring the fanfare of college football to the millions of players already enjoying Madden NFL 22 to one of our most accessible ways to play in Superstar KO,” said Seann Graddy, Executive Producer on Madden NFL.

Campus Legends launched in the Superstar KO multiplayer mode featuring teams from Clemson University, University of Miami, Louisiana State University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, University of Southern California, University of Oregon, University of Nebraska and Michigan State University. The event will end September 27.

Players like Vince Young and Reggie Bush, both former cover athletes, will go head to head at Rose Bowl Stadium in a Madden NFL 22 celebratory matchup tonight at 6 p.m. on the NFL Youtube Channel and the Madden NFL Twitch Channel.

Campus Legends is the first time college football has been included since NCAA Football 2014. The series was discontinued after the NCAA chose to not renew its contract with EA Sports over NIL (names, images, likeness) compensation issues. The NCAA rules related to NIL changed earlier this year.

EA Sports announced in February the NCAA football franchise would be returning, but the official EA Sports College Football account has been mum since aside from a word that the company “look[s] forward to sharing more information as development progresses in the next couple of years.”

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College football returns to video games — sort of — in Madden’s Superstar KO

Polygon 31 August, 2021 - 10:26am

Face of the Franchise’s nationally ranked teams, and Nebraska, stage alumni games through September

The crossover means this is the first game where players can take a college football team into an online match against a friend since the dear departed NCAA Football 14 eight years ago. Superstar KO, a part of the game since Madden NFL 20, is a cooperative/competitive mode supporting teams of up to three players each; the matches are designed to be quick, and players’ goal is to win four in a row, knocking out all the others. Players draft stars to their teams, and these players have buffs or special attributes to spice up the action.

Superstar KO with colleges means that current NFL players will be in uniform for their almas mater. The lineup features Clemson and Miami from the ACC; LSU and Florida from the SEC; USC and Oregon from the Pac-12; Michigan State from the Big Ten; and Big 12 apostates Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.

EA Sports announced in February that a new college football video game — with the kind of licensing that its NCAA Football series had up to its cancellation — is in development at EA Tiburon, the studio responsible for Madden. The announcement did not say when EA expected to launch this game (other than not in 2021), but the NCAA’s change in policy, in July, which permits players to be compensated for the use of their likenesses, points to a date sooner rather than later.

Superstar KO-with-colleges is meant to celebrate the return of college football, EA Sports said. The publisher has a livestream planned for 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday (on the official Madden NFL Twitch channel, and the NFL’s YouTube channel) pitting USC’s Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart against Texas all-time great Vince Young, in a quasi-rematch of their 2006 Rose Bowl showdown, where Young’s Longhorns won the national championship.

College football returns to video games — sort of — in Madden’s Superstar KO

TheGamer 31 August, 2021 - 10:26am

Face of the Franchise’s nationally ranked teams, and Nebraska, stage alumni games through September

The crossover means this is the first game where players can take a college football team into an online match against a friend since the dear departed NCAA Football 14 eight years ago. Superstar KO, a part of the game since Madden NFL 20, is a cooperative/competitive mode supporting teams of up to three players each; the matches are designed to be quick, and players’ goal is to win four in a row, knocking out all the others. Players draft stars to their teams, and these players have buffs or special attributes to spice up the action.

Superstar KO with colleges means that current NFL players will be in uniform for their almas mater. The lineup features Clemson and Miami from the ACC; LSU and Florida from the SEC; USC and Oregon from the Pac-12; Michigan State from the Big Ten; and Big 12 apostates Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.

EA Sports announced in February that a new college football video game — with the kind of licensing that its NCAA Football series had up to its cancellation — is in development at EA Tiburon, the studio responsible for Madden. The announcement did not say when EA expected to launch this game (other than not in 2021), but the NCAA’s change in policy, in July, which permits players to be compensated for the use of their likenesses, points to a date sooner rather than later.

Superstar KO-with-colleges is meant to celebrate the return of college football, EA Sports said. The publisher has a livestream planned for 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday (on the official Madden NFL Twitch channel, and the NFL’s YouTube channel) pitting USC’s Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart against Texas all-time great Vince Young, in a quasi-rematch of their 2006 Rose Bowl showdown, where Young’s Longhorns won the national championship.

EA Madden 22 Will Feature 'Oklahoma Legends' Team

news9.com KWTV 31 August, 2021 - 10:07am

As the college football season begins and NFL Kickoff approaches, Electronic Arts is celebrating the successful launch of EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 22 by enabling football fans to throwback to their college days with the release of ten college football teams, complete with rosters of alumni that are some of the biggest college football legends. The Campus Legends” limited-time event launched today in the fast, fun multiplayer mode, Superstar KO, across all platforms. Video game players for the first time since 2013 can now play with or against friends in a college football experience. Madden NFL 22 is available for purchase now across all major gaming platforms. 

To highlight the launch of “Campus Legends”, former EA SPORTS cover athletes - University of Texas legend Vince Young and USC legend Reggie Bush - will face off at Rose Bowl Stadium as their respective schools in a Madden NFL 22 matchup. The pair will run it back to their infamous 2006 Rose Bowl showdown with USC alumni Matt Leinart and ESPN broadcaster Beth Mowins serving as commentators. The showdown streams tonight at 7pm ET on the NFL YouTube Channel and Madden NFL Twitch

“I’ve been a Madden fan for as long as I can remember, so it’s going to be truly special to hit the sticks and see myself in my college uniform for the first time in the game,” said Vince Young, Texas legend and two-time Pro Bowler. “I can’t wait to take on Reggie [Bush] again in our old colors. I’ve got some serious Madden skills - looking forward to bringing home another win for the Longhorns.”

The “Campus Legends” event in Superstar KO features Clemson University, University of Miami, Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, University of Southern California (USC), University of Oregon, University of Nebraska, and Michigan State University. Each school’s roster of alumni, made up of college football legends as well as current and retired NFL stars, can be found on the Madden NFL website 

 Legends from Oklahoma featured in the game include:

“Throughout the football season, we deliver new content and enhancements to our Madden players and we’re really excited to bring the fanfare of college football to the millions of players already enjoying Madden NFL 22 to one of our most accessible ways to play in Superstar KO,” said Seann Graddy, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS Madden NFL.

Superstar KO arrived in Madden NFL as a surprise to fans via a post launch, live service update in Madden NFL 20, and is one of the game’s most unique modes offering quick-hitting gameplay and a perfect way for players to get a rewarding football fix. In Madden NFL 22, players can play with or against friends in traditional quarters using college teams in either 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 multiplayer format and earn rewards that can be used in Madden Ultimate Team.

The Madden NFL 22 “Campus Legends event in Superstar KO runs until September 27th. 

EA Sports announces 10 college legends teams for Madden NFL 22

The Athletic 31 August, 2021 - 10:00am

A college football video game is still in the works, but the latest update from Madden NFL 22 will get fans one step closer.

On Tuesday, EA Sports launched the “Campus Legends” limited-time event in Madden’s Superstar KO mode, featuring rosters of program legends at 10 different schools: Clemson, Miami (Fla.), LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Oregon, Nebraska and Michigan State. The Superstar KO mode allows players to compete in quick games with or against friends in various multiplayer modes. This Campus Legends event runs until Sept. 27.

Some players on the rosters of legendary alumni include Texas' Vince Young, USC's Reggie Bush, Jim Kelly and Ray Lewis at Miami, Deandre Hopkins and William “Refrigerator” Perry at Clemson and Tommie Frazier and Ndamukong Suh at Nebraska. The full rosters can be found here.

This isn’t the first time colleges have popped up in Madden recently. Introduced two years ago, Face of the Franchise mode allows a player to work up from a high school player to the NFL, including briefly playing in up to four college games.

The 10 schools available in that mode are the same 10 available for this special Campus Legends play, although previous versions included Florida State and Texas Tech.

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Madden NFL 22: Stud Finder Achievement Guide

Twinfinite 30 August, 2021 - 01:38pm

Stud Finder is one of many achievements in Madden NFL 22 that relate to offseason deals and drafts. This achievement in particular requires you to draft a rookie with a hidden development trait. Development traits in Madden are simply development levels above normal development, including star development, superstar development, and superstar X-factor development. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know to get the Stud Finder achievement in Madden NFL 22.

From the main menu, load up Franchise Mode and create a new league. Select the bottom right option, Use Active Roster, under the offline options. Whether you are using the standard roster or a custom roster doesn’t matter. Select any team of your choice and select Start Playing. Then, you’re going to want to sim to the draft. To do this, press Advance Week, then choose Sim to Draft and Sim Ahead.

It will take a minute to complete the simulation, but once it’s done, you want to create a save point, as you’re going to be reverting to it shortly. Press in the right stick and create a new save, then press Start the NFL Draft and Start Drafting.

Once you see which team has the number one overall pick in the draft, make a mental note of it, then you’re going to want to quit out and load the save.

Back in Franchise Mode, go to Options and User Teams. Add a new character, then for the team, select whichever team had the first overall pick and press Start Playing. Make another save here as a backup. Press Start the NFL Draft again and choose to draft the #1 ranked player, whoever that may be.

Now it isn’t a guarantee that they will have a hidden dev trait, but they should. On the off chance that they don’t, that’s what your backup save is for, so you can just load it up and choose the next best player, and so on and so forth.

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to unlock Stud Finder in Madden NFL 22:

You’ll know they have a hidden dev trait right away, as the achievement will unlock right after you draft them. Stud Finder, like many of the game’s other achievements, will net you 40 Gamerscore if you’re playing on the Series X|S, or 50 Gamerscore on Xbox One.

With all of this information, you should know everything you need to unlock Stud Finder in Madden NFL 22. If you’d like to learn more about this game, be sure to search for our other guides on Twinfinite.

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