EA Sports is bringing a new mode to NBA Live 14 that has never appeared in the franchise before now. Dubbed Live Ultimate Team, it allows you to build their fantasy team using current and select former NBA players, then run them through a series off and online challenges to see if they’re as good as you think they are.
Live Ultimate Team is not a static mode in that new challenges will be available to download over the course of the upcoming NBA season. There are also coins to collect while playing Live Ultimate Team that can be used to upgrade the team in numerous ways.
Here’s the official breakdown of what Live Ultimate Team in NBA Live 14 entails:
LIVE ULTIMATE TEAM MODES
LIVE Ultimate Team includes a number of modes that help you earn coins and move up the ranks. Tip Off against any NBA opponent, take your team online versus other LIVE Ultimate Teams or participate in a number of Fantasy Showdowns.
Fantasy Showdowns feature both real NBA teams and a mix of fantasy matchups. Can you defeat last year’s stats leaders or the top draft classes from the last 20 years? Fantasy Showdowns will be added throughout the season, so check back often.
EARN AND PROGRESS
Better performances earn more coins. Coins can be earned through dominant team performances, as well as individual accolades, such as racking up a certain number of blocks or posting a double-double. Take these hard-earned coins to the Store to buy packs of players, jerseys, coaches and more. You can also win packs by completing in specific Fantasy Showdowns.
In addition to all of the NBA’s best current players, be on the lookout for Player of the Week items with increased ratings based on real-world performance. Keep your eyes open for NBA alumni as well, which will be added to LIVE Ultimate Team throughout the season.
Players aren’t the only thing you’ll collect in LIVE Ultimate Team. Be sure to stockpile select jerseys, arenas, logos and coaches as well. Coaches dictate your team’s default playbook, so choose wisely!
EA Sports will release NBA Live 14 for PS4 on November 19, followed by the Xbox One version a few days later on November 22.