Update, August 15, 2018 (10:15AM EST): True to its word, Electronic Arts just updated the Madden NFL Mobile game on the Google Play Store to Madden NFL Overdrive. If you previously installed Madden NFL Mobile, the update to Madden NFL Overdrive is free.
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Original Article, June 10, 2018 (05:45PM EST): The 2018 NFL season is kicking off in less than two months, and Electronic Arts is preparing ahead of time by announcing Madden NFL Overdrive. This is an all-new NFL mobile game from EA Sports that will take the place of the current Madden NFL Mobile game on August 15, with a free update. The game was announced this weekend as part of EA Play, the company’s game showcase that’s being held in LA as part of E3 2018.
Visually, EA Sports says Madden NFL Overdrive will get a major graphical reboot compared to the current game, along with improvements in real-time physics and broadcast-style presentation. More importantly, the new game will finally introduce real time PvP matches. Yes, you can play a mobile version of NFL football in real time with a friend on your phone in head-to-head matches for the first time.
The PvP matches are designed to be quick, since they are played on smartphones. Scoring will be different as well, as you will earn points for everything your team does on the field, including rushing and passing yards. In a way, it takes a fantasy football-like scoring system, and puts it in a real time NFL football match.
There’s also a new feature in those games called Overdrive. It sounds a bit like a fighting game feature, as it will add a meter to your team that will fill up as you play. You can use that Overdrive meter to unlock new offensive and defensive tactics. In addition, PvP will have Captains, who are the leaders of your team and can unlock their own bonuses. Coaches will also be available to show you your team’s playbook and the number of special tactics available to your team with your Overdrive meter.
Some of the older game’s features will also return in Madden NFL Overdrive, such as Live Events, NFL 24/7, and Leagues. Playing PvP matches will also help you in these modes, such as earning new fans, increasing your XP, and ranking up for rewards.
If you happen to be in the LA area right now, you can play Madden NFL Overdrive as part of the EA Play Showcase from now until Monday. You can still play the current Madden NFL Mobile game, and when you do, it will reward you with special items in the new Overdrive game when it launches.