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  • What is Ghosting in Madden Ultimate Team?

    Ghosting in Madden Ultimate Team is where EA Sports have applied a hidden limitation on your auction house searches. It in effect does not allow you to find players deemed more valuable than what EA considers that player's average price to be. For example, David Arkin's average price is around 100-500 MUT Coins. If your account has been ghosted (a phrase coined by the Madden community), then you will not be able to see any David Arkin's worth much more than the aforementioned value.

    How Do I Find Out Whether I Have Been Ghosted?

    The easiest way to find out whether you've been ghosted is to search for a really popular bronze player that is frequently listed for above average value, such as David Arkin, Zach Line, Reggie Bush, or Mike Adams.

    If you can find these players listed for anything above 30k or so, you aren't ghosted. However, if you cannot see any player over the value of 30k, then search for the same player on the MUT Head player database, refresh the market on their website and see whether there's any of these players listed for above 30k. If there are and you cannot see them on your Xbox or PlayStation console, then you can confirm that your account has been ghosted by EA.

    My Account Has Been Ghosted, What Do I Do?

    If your account has been ghosted, then there's not much you can do in terms of removing this limitation. EA Sports will deny any knowledge of this being a thing.

    If you have Madden Coins on your account that you wish to sell, then you'll be happy to hear that there is a solution.

    On your Xbox or PlayStation console that has your ghosted account on it, you will need to create a new Xbox or PlayStation profile and create a Madden Ultimate Team with it.

    Once you have accomplished this, you will need to quick sell some of the original items that you're given in order to buy any player from the auction house. After you have purchased a player, list it with a buy now price of however many MUT Coins you're intending to trade over from your ghosted account.

    Next, log into your ghosted account and search the auction house for your listed player. For some reason, even though you're ghosted, you will still be able to find this player and be able to purchase him. So go ahead and do so!

    After you have purchased the player, hop back onto your newly created un-ghosted account and sell the Madden Ultimate Team Coins from there.

    We are unsure yet as to whether the ghosting is removed on the next year's edition of Madden Ultimate Team. However, we believe it will be as the game starts afresh.

    TIP: To avoid your account from being ghosted whilst you sell MUT Coins, stay logged into this account and do not leave Ultimate Team, or switch off your console. The ghost ban can only come into effect when you connect to the Ultimate Team servers.

    Note: You can only create 5 EA Sports accounts per console. Once you try to create the sixth by creating an Ultimate Team (no matter what EA Sports game e.g. FIFA Ultimate Team), it will say you cannot connect to their servers.

    How Did I Get My Account Ghosted?

    If EA Sports consider your auction house trading activity to be suspicious in terms of MUT 19 Coins selling, then they will have no qualms in applying a ghost ban to your account.

    If you think about it, it's a very smart way of penalising suspected Madden Coins sellers, because if you're a real and genuine player who has accidentally bought a player for above their average price and has gotten ghost banned, then they wouldn't ever know. This is because they simply wouldn't see any players on the auction house that are listed above their average value, they would think this is just normal. It might only be when they come to sell their Madden coins, or they try to help a friend out by sending them some Madden 19 Coins that they come to realise that they cannot find any above average priced players.

    How Do I Avoid Being Ghosted?

    There really isn't a way to avoid becoming ghosted. People like to think that buying elite cards is a way around it, but in reality, if EA's bot that applies these shadow ghost bans recognises your account is making multiple transactions that are still above average value, it will ghost ban your account immediately. It's completely random.

    However, as I have previously mentioned in the tip above, if you do not turn off your console and do not exit the Ultimate Team game mode, then you can sell the remainder of your Madden Coins before the ban can be applied to your account. This is a good strategy for those selling millions of MUTCoins.

    History of EA Sports Account Ghosting

    Ghosting was first noticed at the launch of Madden 17 Ultimate Team but it was removed about a month into the launch. It was never to be seen again as other penalties were applied to those selling Madden Coins such as their console being banned from accessing the auction house. However, at the launch of Madden 19, it was apparent from the start that ghosting had returned as as I write this article on the 23rd January 2018, it is still in full effect.

    I Want To Sell Madden Coins!

    Then please visit our Sell Madden Coins page, select which console your MUT Coins belong to and we'll provide a quote on how much we can offer for them.

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  • Will Madden 17 Be Featured On The Nintendo Switch?

    2017 will most definitely be an exciting time for gamers with the upcoming Nintendo Switch due to arrive in March. Whilst it has had such a build up though, will we be seeing Madden 17 on what could be one of the newest major game consoles of our generation?

    EA Games has of course already been listed as a partner for Switch, announced way back in October 2016. But, as of yet only NBA 2K18 and FIFA have been announced officially out of the EA Sports section of games.

    Does this mean we won't be seeing Madden on the Switch then? Maybe not!

    Madden games are usually released around August. With the last having been released in August, maybe EA are worried that they've already lost too much time on the platform with the current game, and could be waiting to include it with Madden 18? This is probably one of the more likely situations also. By August the Switch will have had 5 months in circulation - hence EA will be able to get an idea of how successful it is by then. But, then again, the same can be said for them with waiting for NBA 2K18 (due to be released in September).

    If we look back, Madden NFL 13 was the last Madden game to be featured on a Nintendo console (being the Wii). On the other hand, EA hasn't released Madden on PC since Madden NFL 08. It's quite possible that this reduces the likelihood of them risking releasing it on the Switch. But it can definitely be said that EA are always willing to test their games on many platforms, as we've seen with the rise of their mobile (iOS and Android) game called Madden Mobile.

    Most likely, EA will first see how successful their sales for NBA 2K18 and FIFA are on the Switch before we see Madden featured as well. With it's current hype though, it's more than likely to be a success and it'll be interesting none-the-less to see how long it takes for us to see a Madden game featured on it! Besides, who wouldn't love the idea of being able to play Madden on the go, with the option of some Nintendo classics just for fun?

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