Madden NFL 13

Madden NFL 13 Achievements

Peak Performance

As a created player, achieve a player rating of 99 overall in Connected Careers.  

To get to overall 99 with a created player, the route I chose was the running back route. Create a Power Running Back for any team, just make sure you make your running back an instant starter. I kept the rest of the settings, including the difficulty, which is pro. This will unlock "Overall 80", "Overall 85", "Overall 90". I then simmed to the first game of the season and changed the sliders to everything in my favor. Make sure to put all CPU sliders on 0.

Now, play every single game of the season, but sim the pre-season and post season. (Make sure to win all post season games) By the middle of the third season, assuming you have played every game, you should have beaten both the all time rushing yards record and the all time rushing TD record. This should net you a ton of XP and Legacy score, as you will being winning the MVP and the Super Bowl along with other rewards.

I recommend using the Chiefs playbook, and then going into: By Play Type > Run > Counter > And then choose any counter play.

By this time, I had well over 200,000 XP, probably closer to 300,000 XP.

Now, raise these stats to these levels:

Speed - 95
Acceleration - 91
Awareness - 98
Ball Carrier Vision - 97
Stamina - 79

Thanks Daft Assassin

Nappster187 also said that if you upgrade strength, this will help your overall. (Physical Grade)

By this time, you should be at least a 96 to a 98 overall. Your production might not be in the high 90's quite yet, so you might have to play some more games to raise that. The stats that you need to raise into the high 90's are Physical, Intangible, Durability, Size and Production. To pass Emmit Smith, you need over 13,000 Legacy Score.

This should take about 3 seasons, and should take no longer than 4 seasons.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by CraySongz
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:50:48 PM

How long does this take?

Comment #2 by xX Langer14 Xx
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 09:13:44 PM

@1 It will take a while. There are grades (Physical, Intangible, Durability, Size, and Production) that will go up when you play good I believe. This will increase your overall rating pretty quickly. Then you just need to use the XP you earn to upgrade your player. The better you play, along with goals you complete will give you more XP.

Comment #3 by secondfavorite
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 11:48:38 PM

It takes 4 fricking ever!!! I just got the Reggie White achmnt. I won the sack title every year avg about 50 by just playing maybe 3 games a year and simmin the rest. Won 8 Superbowls and like 40+awards. Still took like 13 years to pass Reggie. These take way too long. Reggie is only at like 13k legacy score. Montana is at 16k and Jerry is at 20k. That fricking sucks and will take FOREVER. Achievements suck this year

Comment #4 by k Portagee
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 06:33:13 PM

To get started as a 90 overall, pick the power HB with a high draft pick and choose the Jets. This should make this achievement somewhat easier.

Comment #5 by mastercrash
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 11:26:18 PM

Does anyone know how to get your physical overall up quick mine is a 93 and my overall is a 96. Also I have won 6 super bowls, beat smiths score, 20000+ legacy score, 7 conference championships, and 24 awards. So if anyone has any tips on how to get my overall up 3 more I would really appreciate it.

Comment #6 by Just Flip
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 03:13:25 AM

sim till after the superbowl then go into my career and demand release, then keep advancing the offseason weeks until u get contract offers, pick the team that says ur position is rated A or at least B, idk what its called but its the column all the way to the right, that should do it, if not, save before u pick the team that way u can just load it up again and try a diff team. i did like 5 years with the jets as a mlb, turned offsides off and just sacked the qb every play i could, that helped me get crazy xp and i built him up quick. then at year 4 i noticed my overall rating went from 98 down to 96, and the jets overall rating went down to 76, i wasnt paying attention but they gave me some bs coach. so i demanded release during the offseason, took a contract offer from the texans and the

Comment #7 by Just Flip
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 03:14:25 AM

achievemnt popped immediately after. went from 96 to 99 :)

Comment #8 by mastercrash
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 01:55:07 PM

Alright I will try that out thanks for your help.

Comment #9 by mastercrash
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 10:44:55 PM

I tried what you said and demanded release and got some offers so I took the one that had my position rated an A and accepted it and my overall didn't change it stayed a 97. Don't know what to do now.

Comment #10 by Just Flip
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 04:24:50 AM

hmm, youre upgrading ur guy as u go along too right? idk maybe reload it and try a diff team this time, i got lucky on the first team i picked. or maybe just pick the best team regardless of what position rating it is?? idk good luck, hope u getting without having to do any more simming

Comment #11 by Just Flip
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 04:46:14 AM

forgot to mention, go into the thread for the deion sanders award and look at comment #4. i used that to get easy xp

Comment #12 by mastercrash
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 04:21:36 PM

I kept picking different teams them finally picked the patriots and my overall is a 97 now and my physical rating went up to a 99, intangible is 97, production is 99, size is 97, durability is 100. So now I am playing games and earning a lot of XP to get my intangible to a 99 which should make my overall a 99 right?

Comment #13 by Just Flip
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 06:52:09 PM

Yea, just keep upgrading, make sure you're getting the best upgrades for ur position, like buying stiff arm won't help much if you're a defensive player. I think the best ones are awareness speed strenth and production grade

Comment #14 by mastercrash
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 07:19:13 PM

I am a running back and do you know any of the intangible ratings other than carrying, awareness, stiff arm, trucking because I maxed out carrying and awareness and my stiff arm is a 94 but my trucking is an 89 but each trucking rating cost 23,000 something XP and I only have 60,000 XP right now but still have half a season left.

Comment #15 by Just Flip
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 08:28:09 PM

no idk. prolly spin move. i was a mlb so it was way easier cuz i turned offsides off and just stood in front of the qb before the snap and then sacked him when he snapped the ball lol so i was getting A LOT of xp per game and was able to buy all of those 20,000+ xp upgrades like speed and acceleration. do some trial & error, save before u buy the upgrades, then buy some and see how ur overall is affected, then go back and reload and try a diff combination of upgrades and see how that works, u should be able to get it in 2 more seasons i think

Comment #16 by mastercrash
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 09:50:51 PM

I am going to try and do it by the end of the season, almost have the all time receptions record and going to spend the XP on stiff arm and vision probably and maybe a couple of truckings.

Comment #17 by Just Flip
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 11:40:05 PM

i think elusiveness is good too cuz it means ur harder to tackle

Comment #18 by mastercrash
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 02:06:07 PM

Alright I will try that too thanks and how many of the achievements do you have in the game?

Comment #19 by mastercrash
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 04:48:32 PM

Just got it! 99 in physical, intangible, durability, size, and production. Finally!

Comment #20 by Just Flip
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 08:50:58 PM

haha nice, i have 35. working on the created qb awards right now

Comment #21 by mastercrash
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:28:40 PM

Nice good luck

Comment #22 by shakeNbake0810
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 11:48:43 PM

i edited my size for my power halfback but i cant seem to get the size grade to increase from 97. any ideas?

Comment #23 by Just Flip
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:27:20 AM

#22 keep upgrading strength, itll take quite a few of them. and buy the development or production trait or whatever its called. this achievement is A LOT easier as a defensive player btw, with offsides turned off

Comment #24 by Fiddlesticks
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 06:21:13 PM

Im pissed off please help i have a pocket passer QB who has all grades 100 except for physical is 92 and i dont know what to do!! If you guys could possibly help or to make it easier just talk to me online (gt... WhaleSpark) i would be so hapoy thanks

Comment #25 by Fiddlesticks
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 06:22:45 PM

Btw im on the patriots if thT makes a difference

Comment #26 by tspires01
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 01:02:38 PM

This is how I got Peak Performance:
Created a RB 6'5" 265lbs - Power Back, High Draft Pick, Atlanta Falcons.
All-Madden, 5 Min, 10 Sec Accelerated Clock, Instant Starter.
Instantly a 90.
Keep working your stats by running for 250 yards a game, 3 rushing tds, catch as many passes as you can and get as many yards and touchdowns.
Once you have a decent amount of XP, go to purchase your upgrades and this is what got me the achievement:
Speed: 86
Strength: 88 ***This is an important upgrade***
Acceleration: 85
Agility: 85
Awareness: 99 ***This is an important upgrade***
Elusiveness: 65
Ball Carrier Vision: 94 ***This is an important upgrade***
Carry: 90
Juke Move: 76
Spin Move: 82
Stiff Arm: 97
Trucking: 97
Catch: 52
Catch In Traffic: 52
Spectacular Catch: 42
Route Running:

Comment #27 by DeadPoolSgt
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 05:52:17 AM

I'm trying to do this just now. Currently in my second season, but seem to be stuck on 97. I still need to update strength more, however. I've been playing most of my games tbh (power back) since I get all the milestones xp for it (all madden, sliders in my favour). But my production grade is at 93, I would assume running over 350 yards every game and getting on average 6-7 td's a game would have that up at 100, surely?

Comment #28 by femassa97
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 05:26:17 PM

Started a career with a Tight End for the NY Giants.
Physical is 87, Intangible is 91, Durability 100, Size 98 and Production 100.
I am just 24 right now.

What stats should I upgrade to make my Receiving Tight End get to 99??

Comment #29 by thefuninfuneral
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 04:22:44 AM

It's relatively simple to get 99 overall in Madden with any player, just upgrade the skills that are related to said player, example; QB: Throw Power, Accuracy, Awareness. Now I know it's easier said than done... Also don't try to destroy every single milestone in a single season, I realized this the hard way, haha.

Comment #30 by Triangle
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 08:26:49 PM

I'm at 98 stuck spent numerous points on upgrades and it will not go up i mean just 1 lvl 1 measly lvl !!

Comment #31 by Triangle
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 @ 08:17:29 PM

Finally got it at the end of the season spent about 70k xp ans demand a release from giants after winning the superbowl. Took the end of 2016 season but it poped soon i demand the release and advance the week :)

Comment #32 by Krazyglu52
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 02:36:37 PM

Is there any way to raise your production rating? I have 92 for production but I get 700 to 1000 yards a game and win all the superbowls. Does this have to do with me editing the sliders?

Comment #33 by Screamer Joe
Monday, November 03, 2014 @ 01:07:13 AM

I have a created rb and i can't get higher than 97. And some ratings go down after seasons like awarness and bcv. The only ones that aren't high ratings are strength, toughness, and catching traits. Legacy is 12,999. Rb for bears n don't wanna change teams. Thoughts anyone?

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Game Info
EA Tiburon
Electronic Arts


US August 28, 2012

Kinect: Compatible
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