Our Madden 20 rumours article drooled over the thought of new mechanics and most importantly a 'Campaign Mode' that'd sack Longshot's linear narrative before it gained any more yardage. Freedom we cried was the way forward and it seems EA Sports were listening to fan requests for a living breathing football world. Madden's new 'Face Of The Franchise' single-player story looks ludicrously fun.

This is a big year for EA. The NFL will start to celebrate 100 seasons of glorious glorious football when the Green Bay Packers kick off against the Chicago Bears on 5 September in Illinois and it's important that Madden's annual release lives up to the hype. We've seen 'NFL 100' branded jerseys in tantalising screenshots but it'll take more than that for gamers to lose their sh*t over the 33rd edition of the long-running series.

Just before football season kicks off you can count on a new Madden game to roll through. This year we're getting Madden NFL 20 along with a number of new features and gameplay tweaks and you can get your hands on the game a bit early through its upcoming closed beta test. It'll run from June 14 12 PM ET to June 16 at midnight ET which covers the weekend after E3 2019 but only for a select few folks.

EA has outlined how to get into the closed beta. Those who attend EA Play have a chance to get a beta code at the Madden booth on-site. Between June 10 and June 14 EA will give out codes via stream/social media and you'll have to follow the official Madden Twitch or Twitter account (@EAMaddenNFL). Developers will also participate in giving codes away via MUTHEAD (Madden Ultimate Team) and Reddit. EA says to check your email associated with your EA account for additional chances to get beta codes especially those who competed in the Madden Championship Series.

The Madden 20 beta starts this week allowing some gamers to get access to the game early. This is not a Madden 20 demo and it is not a pre-order bonus. This is a closed beta that is only available to select gamers that get a code but you can take action to try to get a code of your own.

This is what you need to know about the Madden 20 beta that starts June 14th for Xbox One and PS4. We’ll walk you through what is in the Madden 20 beta how to get access to the Madden 20 closed beta and how long the beta lasts. This guide will also cover additional details that you need to know about the Madden 20 beta.

Madden has long been an outlier when it comes to player ratings. Every year a handful of players would be graced with the maximum 99 OVR rating while other sports franchises never dared to hit the top of the range. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo don’t go that high outside of Ultimate Team the NHL and NBA games steer clear of 99 as well even for LeBron James.