6. Connected Careers Mode
Connected Careers is what accounts for the 50+ hours required to complete the game. Playing is not required, as all of the achievements can be obtained through simming. I suggest going for the 'high-round' option when determining what round of the draft you get drafted.
Change all CPU sliders to 0. Including all skill-type sliders.
As a created player, achieve a player rating of 80 overall in Connected Careers.
This should be the first achievement you unlock. Create your first player and the achievement will unlock!
As a created player, achieve a player rating of 85 overall in Connected Careers.
You may, or may not unlock the achievement when first creating your player. If not, you should earn the achievement while simming. Just remember to progress your player!
As a created player, achieve a player rating of 90 overall in Connected Careers.
You will not unlock this achievement when you create a character. But you WILL unlock it after you progress through several seasons. Progress through the several seasons that you play at one position as one player. Remember to progress your player!
As a created player, achieve a player rating of 99 overall in Connected Careers.
Again, you will not unlock this achievement when you create a character. Progress through your entire career as player, progressing him along the way. Progressing your player is the only way that you will increase their rating.
Joe Montana Award
As a created QB, surpass Joe Montana on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
The previous achievement is the hardest in the game. It will take around 15 hours. Create a QB for a decent team, making sure that you keep the instant starter ON. Make sure to change the difficulty to all madden.
Change the playbook to the Falcons.
Play the first 5 games in a season. Making sure to win each game. Try to eclipse the 450-yard mark. For the first five years, make sure to win the Super Bowl and MVP. Before you start the Super Bowl, if playing offline, save your game.
Sim the Super Bowl, and if you do not win, immediately quit the game. Sim again until you win.
Continue until you eclipse Joe Montana's Legacy Score. Note: you do not need to worry about how many Super Bowls you win after you win 4 of them.
MVP! MVP! MVP!
Complete the Level 4 season goals in one season in Connected Careers.
This achievement will come naturally. I got this while using a quarterback.
See solution for Joe Montana's award achievement.
As a created coach, win 100 games in your first 10 seasons in Connected Careers.
Make sure to win 10 games in each season. Before the last game of your season, if you have only won 9 games, save your game. Sim the last game of the season. If you win it, continue on. If not, exit your game. Then, load the game up, sim the game again until you win.
Hall Of Famer
As a created player or coach, get inducted into the Hall of Fame in Connected Careers.
You should unlock the achievement after you complete your quarterback's career.
Vince Lombardi Award
As a created coach, surpass Vince Lombardi on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
Start a career with the Packers. Sim all games. making sure to win 10 each season.
Progress for several seasons. Leave all settings on default.
Save after each win.
To pass Vince's Legacy score, you need 16,101 legacy points.
Jerry Rice Award
As a created WR, surpass Jerry Rice on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
Make a possession reciever. Start him on the Bears. Make him an instant starter.
Make him 6 feet, 11 inches.
Note: keep the 'fire coach' option off.
Each season, play 4-5 games and run up your stats. Try to get single game recieving records, single game TD records, etc.
Sim till week 14. At this point you want to save your game.
When the season is completed, you should earn:
OROY (Offensive rookie of the year - first year only)
Offensive player of the year
MVP of the League
Many other milestones
If you don't obtain the afore mentioned milestones, reload your save at week 14 and play week 14,15,16, and 17.
After you get the awards, sim to the playoffs. Sim through the Wild Card, Conference, and Divisonal rounds. If you do not win one of the games, reload your save at the start of the first,second, or third round.
Emmitt Smith Award
As a created RB, surpass Emmitt Smith on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
Create a power running back for a team of your choice. Again, make sure to make him an instant starter.
Keep the difficulty at Pro. Change every CPU sliders to 0.
Sim the pre and post seasons. (Make sure to win each post season game.) By the end of the third season, assuming you played every game and did reasonably well, you should have beaten the all-time rushing yard and rushing TD records.
This should net you tons of XP and Legacy Score. Winning the Super Bowl and the MVP will net you alot of XP and Legacy also.
By this time, you should have well over 200,000 XP.
Raise the stats to the following levels.
Speed - 96
Acceleration - 90
Awareness - 98
Ball Carrier Vision - 98
Stamina - 80
Strength - 2 points
To pass Emmitt Smith, you need over 13,000 legacy score. This should take 4 or 4 1/2 seasons.
Shannon Sharpe Award
As a created TE, surpass Shannon Sharpe on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
Create a vertical tight end. Make sure to make him an instant starter. This should only take 2-3 seasons as Sharpe's legacy score is slightly above 6,000.
Play enough games to eclipse the TDs, receptions, and receiving yards record for a whole season. Play the whole first season. Sim the next season.
Sim the playoffs, offseason, and preseason.
Play the last season. Re-break the previous records that you set.
Deion Sanders Award
As a created DB, surpass Deion Sanders on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
For all defensive-based achievements, keep your player an instant starter. Play on All Madden. Change all Offsides and False start sliders to 0, and play enough games to where you have 40 to 55 sacks. Sim the rest of the season. Sim the playoffs and Super Bowl.
By this point, you should have won MVP, netting you tons of XP.
Do the same thing for 5 seasons.
Sanders has a legacy score of a little over 8,000.
White and Taylor have a legacy score of a little more than 13,000.
Lawrence Taylor Award
As a created LB, surpass Lawrence Taylor on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
See previous achievement guide. Taylor has a score of a little more than 13,000.
Reggie White Award
As a created DL, surpass Reggie White on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.
See Deion Sanders award achievement guide. White has a score of a little over 13,000.
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