Madden 16 Cover Vote Takes on a New Twist
According to the EA SPORTS website we were told that starting May we’d start receiving information abut Madden 16 and today EA SPORTS has announced the Madden 16 Cover Vote.
This year’s Madden NFL Cover Vote is a little different than cover votes in the past. In the past there were a lot of NFL athletes to choose from and you would go on the web and vote. This year EA SPORTS has changed the number of cover vote candidates and how you vote for each candidate.
This year there are only 4 candidates for the Madden 16 cover vote:
– Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants WR
– Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers WR
– Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots TE
– Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals CB
So how do you vote, well here is where the change in how it’s been done is worse in my opinion:
HOW CAN I CAST MY VOTES?
Players will receive a Vote Collectible the first time they log in to Madden NFL Mobile each day.
Cover Vote Collectibles complete one of four repeatable Cover Vote Sets, so that players can vote over and over again for the Madden NFL 16 cover athlete.
These Collectibles cannot be auctioned.
Players can also cast votes by completing four daily Live Events (one Live Event every six hours). For every successful Live Event completion, players will be awarded one Vote Collectible to be added to the finalist set in which the player wants to vote for and a chance of winning one Cover Athlete Finalist Collectible. Add this collectible to a set to unlock an 88 OVR version of the Cover Athlete Finalist.
The winning Cover Athlete will be boosted to a 99 OVR at the time of the cover reveal. Ten Cover Athlete Finalist Collectibles are required for each set, and the can be auctioned.
Live Events are unlimited play, meaning unlimited voting, as long as players have stamina.
HOW TO VOTE WITH MADDEN ULTIMATE TEAM
Console players will receive one Cover Vote Collectible the first time they log in to Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) during the week. This and other Cover Vote Collectibles can be used to complete Cover Vote Sets. There is one Set for each of the four semifinalists.
I’m perfectly fine with these four candidates but I’m not ok with how you have to vote for these athletes. It’s like EA SPORTS is forcing people now to play Madden Ultimate Team to have a say in who gets on the cover of Madden 16.
I guess this will maybe get more people to play Madden Ultimate Team but I think it will also mean less people will vote or really care about the Madden 16 Cover Vote.
The top two finalist will be revealed on Tuesday May 12th and the winner will be announced on the May 13th during the 6pm est. SPORTSCENTER.
I will share more of my thoughts on this Tuesday May 5th on Game Changers Radio!
So, who gets your vote and what do you think about EA SPORTS incorporating their mobile game and MUT into the mix?
Madden 16 releases August 25th, 2015 for XBOX One, PS4 and other platforms.