For newbies, Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team features a team-wide leveling system. As you progress through solo challenges and head-to-head matches, each player will gain MUT experience points that increase your rank. Let’s see how the Ultimate Team can be set up. After that, you have to level up your Ultimate Level to be able to access MUT squads.
Now, you select one among Head Coach, Defence or Offence. Pick your role here and invite two of your friends to pick theirs’.
The most relaxed role of the three, the Head Coach is responsible for bringing in the stadium, head coach card, and team uniforms. You can play any role except QB or kickers while Head Coach, and it’s up to you to make the decisions on penalties.
The Offence Captain imports their offence from their Ultimate Team and their offence playbook. He most commonly plays as quarterback and decides all things offence – throwing can be absolutely chaotic in MUT Squads. As the Offense Captain, you’ll bring in your Madden 18 Ultimate Team offensive roster as well as your offensive playbook. You’ll be able to control any player on the field, including the QB, and it’ll be your responsibility to call both plays and timeouts while your team is on offense.
The Defence Captain takes in the Ultimate Team defence and defence playbook. He manages all things defence and decides when to call timeouts. If you are the Offense Captain and you either hand the ball off or pass the ball to an AI-controlled player, you will automatically be put in control of the player who receives the ball. When you’re playing on defense, it might be a good idea to have at least one person playing on the defensive line – they can pass rush better than the AI can, and reduce the amount of time the opposing QB has in the pocket. You’ll be able to control any player on the field as the Defense Captain, with the exception of the QB and any kickers. You’ll import your defensive players and defensive playbook to make up the rest of your MUT Squads team, and you’ll have the responsibility of calling defensive plays and timeouts while on defense.
Three players make up the full MUT Squads roster, which you then collectively use to play against other teams online. If you try to team up with random players online, you may end up in a highly unbalanced team making you easy pickings for balanced and pro teams. Hence, it is recommended to play with friends with a balanced team as you’ll need to properly coordinate with both of your teammates in order to win.