Madden NFL 21: Rounding Up the Best Pre-Order Deals and Discounts

Get three days of early access by pre-ordering the Deluxe or MVP editions.

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  • Madden NFL 21 Release Date: August 28th, 2020
  • Early Access Date: August 25th, 2020
  • Editions Available: Standard, Deluxe, MVP Edition
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • MSRP for Madden NFL 21: Standard – $59.99 | Deluxe – $79.99 | MVP Edition – $99.99

Madden NFL 21 is set to drop on August 28th, but fans who pre-order the Deluxe or MVP Edition of the game will be able to play three days before anyone else. Also, anyone who purchases the game for PS4 or Xbox One can also upgrade their games to the PS5 / Series X version free of charge later this fall.

Pre-Order Madden 21 from: 

GameStopAmazon | Playstation Store | Microsoft Store | Walmart

If you’re wondering what the next iteration of Madden will look like, check out the reveal trailer:


The Best Deals on Madden NFL 21

You can pre-order Madden NFL 21 from most major retailers. Currently, there aren’t any discounts available for the physical version of the game, but if you’re an EA Access member you can save $7 off MSRP. Typically, big retailers like Amazon and Walmart tend to offer $10 discounts in the days surrounding a game’s launch, so keep checking back or set a Deal Alert to stay informed.

At the same time, pretty much all brick and mortar retailers are offering some fun pre-order bonuses, including figurines and in-game players.

EA Access

There is a 10% discount on Madden NFL 21 for EA Access subscribers. The service costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 for an annual plan, and grants you access to hundreds of free to play games as well as exclusive discounts and other benefits. Here is the price breakdown for Madden NFL 21 with EA Access discounts:

  • Standard Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – Discount Price: $53.99 | Reg Price: $59.99
  • Deluxe Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – Discount Price: $71.99 | Reg Price: $79.99
  • MVP Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – Discount Price: $89.99 | Reg Price: $99.99

Best Buy

Best Buy is including a free Lamar Jackson Funko POP! figure when pre-ordering a physical copy of Madden NFL 21 for Xbox One and PS4.


Pre-ordering from GameStop will get you an exclusive in-game perk in the form of an Elite Tony Romo in Madden Ultimate Team.


If you pre-order from Target, you’ll get an exclusive Bullseye Gold Pack featuring 5 Gold Players and 1 Core Elite Player in Madden Ultimate.

Brady from Madden 21
Credit: EA


Walmart is offering an exclusive pre-order bonus for Madden NFL 21 in the form of a Ravens Hall of Fame Pack including Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Shannon Sharpe.


Microsoft Store

If you have an EA Access subscription, you’ll get a 10% discount when pre-ordering from the Microsoft store.

  • Standard Edition (Xbox One) – Discount Price: $53.99 | Reg Price: $59.99
  • Deluxe Edition (Xbox One) – Discount Price: $71.99 | Reg Price: $79.99
  • MVP Edition (Xbox One) – Discount Price: $89.99 | Reg Price: $99.99

PlayStation Store

EA Access subscribers get a 10% discount when pre-ordering from the PlayStation store.

  • Standard Edition (PS4) – Discount Price: $53.99 | Reg Price: $59.99
  • Deluxe Edition (PS4) – Discount Price: $71.99 | Reg Price: $79.99
  • MVP Edition (PS4) – Discount Price: $89.99 | Reg Price: $99.99
Madden 21 footage.
Credit: EA

Which Edition of Madden NFL 21 Should You Buy?

With three different editions of the game available for pre-order, it helps to know the difference. Here are all of the perks and bonuses that come with each edition:

Madden NFL 21 Standard Edition — $59.99

Pre-ordering the standard edition of the game won’t grant you Early Access, but you will get these perks:

  • 1 of 32 players from NFL Team Elite Packs
  • 5 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs
  • 1 “Your Choice” Uniform Pack

Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition — $79.99

This is the cheapest tier to offer Early Access, so it’s a solid choice for die-hard Madden fans who want to play as soon as possible. Here are all the perks that come with the Deluxe Edition game:

  • 3-Day early access to Madden NFL 21 (August 25th, 2020)
  • 12 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs
  • 1 of 32 players from NFL Team Elite Packs
  • 1 “Your Choice” Uniform Pack

Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition — $99.99

The MVP Edition is for the ultimate Madden fan and will give your roster a boost from the get go:

  • 3-Day early access to Madden NFL 21(August 25th, 2020)
  • Lamar Jackson Elite Item with Power Up
  • 1 Large Quicksell Training Pack
  • 17 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs
  • Madden Championship Series Ultimate Champion Pack
  • 1 of 32 Players from NFL Team Elite Packs
  • 1 “Your Choice” Uniform Pack

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