March 9 Madden 19 Ultimate Team Legends drop features best cards of entire promo - Dexerto

March 9 Madden 19 Ultimate Team Legends drop features best cards of entire promo

Published: 11/Mar/2019 18:15 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 18:16

by Joe Bartel


After weeks of incredibly disappointing releases, the March 9 Madden 19 Ultimate Team’s Ultimate Legends drop finally lived up to the lofty expectations from the community. 

It’s not an argument – March 9 will go down as the day the best Ultimate Legends were released in Madden 19, as the previously lackluster weekly installment received a major boost thanks to the upgrades to popular Madden Ultimate Team favorites, Michael Vick and Lawrence Taylor.

PS4, Xbox One and PC users will certainly be happy to know both players avoided the ill-fated Limited Time designation, making arguably the best quarterback and outside linebacker currently in the game fairly affordable for players hoping to purchase the services of either card.

Any Michael Vick iteration will headline a given program, including Ultimate Legends.

Comparing the 98 overall UL version to the 96 overall Ghosts of Christmas Forever likely will do little to dissuade those who already had the latest version prior to Saturday, as Vick only saw a plus-two boost in essentially every important category including speed and every single important throwing/running attribute.

Still, given many players were already blessed with the highest Vick upgrade thanks to a Zero Chill glitch towards the beginning of January, it’s fair to say the hype surrounding the latest upgrade would be palpable regardless of how good the newest iteration actually was thanks to the small opportunity cost to upgrade.

Perhaps on an even more intriguing level, one of Vick’s set pieces might also be one of the better running backs in Madden Ultimate Team at the moment.

Michael Vick is one of the most prolific players in Madden history.

Nearly every Ultimate Legend has received an “out of position” lower overall item as part of the set, but Vick’s 88 overall RB item could wind up being a budget beast with 95 Speed, 98 Acceleration and 93 Spin Move.

We don’t have the image handy, but trust us when we say this card could ultimately be one of the best cards to own for under 50,000 coins, particularly with the ability to be boosted in Falcons’ theme teams. 

At the very least, it could provide some flexibility to unique option-play offenses which previously were hindered by a running back unable to make accurate passes.

Lawrence Taylor’s newest upgrade instantly becomes one of the best outside linebackers in Madden Ultimate Team.

With a bevy of linebackers finally outpacing the 95 overall Harvest edition released in November, it only made sense for EA to immediately reset the meta with the latest upgrade to Lawrence Taylor.

92 Speed doesn’t immediately make Taylor the best outside linebacker in the game, but it’s his dual capability as a pass rusher or user linebacker that immediately makes him a threat. 

Similar to Vick, the majority of users utilizing Taylor likely already had him Powered-Up, meaning when the 98 overall iteration becomes purchasable through training points expect the Giants Legend to be a wrecking ball for the duration of MUT season.

Jason Taylor will be overshadowed by the above duo, but he’s equally capable as his recently released Ultimate Legends colleagues.

Jason Taylor rounds out the trio of Ultimate Legends released Saturday, but his impact towards the uniqueness of the recent upgrades is about as minimal as it gets.

The “other” Taylor, as it was affectionately deemed on stream, isn’t quite the same user as 98 overall Career Tribute Julius Peppers, but he’s just one less speed and quite possibly a better pass rusher.

As a result, the Dolphins Legend is the best all-around pass-rusher currently available in Madden Ultimate Team and should be fairly affordable even with his LTD price tag factored in (at minimum 500,000 coins).

March 9 also saw the introduction of new Power-Up items surrounding the NFL Combine promo. Here’s the list of players featured:

  • Chris Johnson
  • John Ross
  • Jerick McKinnon
  • Byron Jones
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Justin Simmons
  • Marcus Mariota
  • Keanu Neal
  • Frank Clark
  • Brian O’Neil
  • Tommy Bohanon
  • Garrett Bolles
  • Brandon Williams

Snoop Dogg hilariously rage quits Twitch stream after just 26 minutes

Published: 12/Jan/2020 11:04 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven


Snoop Dogg had fans in hysterics after he rage quit a Madden NFL 20 Twitch livestream on January 11, after a meagre 26 minutes. 

Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest artists in the world. He established himself as an iconic hip-hop artist nearly 30 years ago with his Dr Dre produced debut album from 1993. Since then he has gone from strength to strength in the music industry.

Unfortunately for the 48-year-old, his musical talents do not appear to have translated very well to video games. Snoop, like many other celebrities, has recently transitioned into video games, and live streaming.

FlickrSnoop Dogg’s Twitch streaming didn’t go too well on January 11.

Snoop was playing Madden NFL 20, EA Sports’ most recent installment in the Madden series of sports simulation games.

He had only been live for 26 minutes and found himself up against a tough opponent – 17-6 down with just 30 seconds of the match remaining. However, things were about to go from bad to worse for the rapper.

The opponent’s offensive play saw him storm through Snoop’s defense for another touchdown, taking the lead to an insurmountable 17 points. For Snoop’s part in the concession, a couple of tackles went hilariously awry as his players dived at the opposition’s running back.

This was seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back for Snoop. Without explanation or any words being said, his stream cuts out just after the opponent goes over for the touchdown, leading everyone to the conclusion of an abrupt rage quit.

The clip is hilarious given the sudden, unexpected ending. It appears Snoop is not blessed with patience when it comes to being beaten in video games, as his total live stream run time was an abysmal 26 minutes.

It is not the first time Snoop has show impatience in relation to Madden. Back in November 2019, he cut an interview short after a loss in his Gangsta Gaming League.