The NFL is a star-driven league and we tune in every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday to see how these unique athletes’ stories will unfold as they take to the field. The story for each game in Madden NFL 20 will be told by 50 of the NFL’s most elite athletes, who will be featured in game as X-Factors.

X-Factor abilities are not activated by default. They can only be activated once the player who possesses the ability completes specific tasks and they can only be knocked out of the zone under certain circumstances.

In Franchise mode, abilities have been tied to players’ Development Traits – in order to be able to have access to ability loadouts, players will need the Development Traits to unlock them.  Unfortunately EA did not include a way for you to choose the superstar abilities that you want on a player. You can checkout how to do it in the video above or the steps below:

Option 1 (Before starting Franchise ):
1. Create a random Franchise with no players you want to edit
2. Press R3 on PS4 or RS on Xbox –> Create a new character
3. Choose the team of player you want to edit –> change role to player –> choose active player and select player to change
4. Go to team tab –> my player –> abilities and change
5. Retire the Franchise under options tab –> user management –> retire –> retire from league (Repeat steps 2-7 for players to edit)
6. Create the Franchise you will want to use
7. Retire first Franchise

Option 2 (Existing Franchise but this will affect cap and bonus)
1. Trade player you want to edit to a team with cap space for 7th rounder
2. Press R3 on PS4 or RS on Xbox –> Create a new character
3. Choose the team of the player you traded
4. Change role to player –> choose active player and select player to change
5. Go to team tab –> my player –> abilities and change
6. Retire the Franchise under options tab –> user management –> retire –> retire from league
7. Create a Franchise of the team you traded player to
8. Trade that player back to original team and retire the Franchise (Repeat for each player you want to edit on your team)

Hopefully that helped you get the ability you want on your favorite players. Stay tuned to SGO for more tips from your favorite sports games just like this!


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