Madden NFL 21 hosting virtual tailgate and free play trial

EA Sports
To celebrate the kickoff of the NFL season, Madden NFL 21 is hosting an online tailgate party on September 10th at 5:30 PM EDT, and the game will be free-to-play from September 10th through 13th.

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Madden NFL 21 Tailgate

EA SPORTS Madden NFL 21, the presenting sponsor of the 2020 NFL Kickoff, is celebrating the return of the National Football League (NFL) with a Free to Play Trial, welcoming all players to the virtual gridiron Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13. Football fans can jump into Madden NFL 21 on the Xbox One, PS4 consoles and PC via Steam for free throughout the weekend to experience the full game, explore the all-new gameplay improvements and enjoy the popular new backyard football-inspired mode, The Yard.

Leading up to the first game of the NFL season and launch of the Free to Play Weekend, EA SPORTS is also presenting the Madden NFL 21 Tailgate on the NFL YouTube channel at 5:30pm ET on September 10. Headlined by a Madden NFL 21 matchup between Snoop Dogg vs. Dr. Disrespect and appearances by Hannibal Buress, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Vick, Nigel Sylvester and more, the tailgate will feature celebrities playing Madden NFL 21, sharing their favorite football stories, and other tailgating staples.

This weekend, the millions of Madden NFL 21 players can also celebrate the addition of a breadth of new content just two weeks after launch with Madden NFL 21 SZN1: HI-DEF. Madden Seasons deliver live service content and in-game updates all year long, giving players a reason to keep coming back to play, including weekly gear drops and limited edition designs by partners that were also inspired by NFL superstar athletes, new locations to play in The Yard, fresh Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) programs, new experiences and a lot more. SZ1: HI-DEF starts September 10 highlighted by the Nike 99 Club and Brotherhood gear collections and the addition of Bo Field at Nike HQ in the Yard, as well as the start of the MUT Ultimate Kickoff program.

The Madden NFL football festivities continue after week 1 of the NFL, and each week during the season, starting on Tuesday, September 15 with the premiere of two new Madden NFL 21 Championship Series (MCS21) programs - King of the Hill and Derwin James vs. The World - Presented by Oakley on Madden NFL Twitch and YouTube. Across the two programs, Falcons AJ Terrell and Raiders Henry Ruggs will go head-to-head on King of The Hill and Chargers Derwin James will take on rapper Lil Baby on Derwin James vs. The World.

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