Exhibition mode, also known as Play Now, is Madden's basic exhibition mode. This is the general gameplay mode for playing locally, usually against the computer or versus a local player. This mode can give you a chance to experiment with tactics and plays without impacting your head-to-head record on online communities or MUT.
This mode is highly customizable, allowing players to pit any two teams against each other or even have a team play against itself. Additionally, players can customize stadium, weather and uniforms.
Play Now Live[edit | edit source]
Madden NFL 18 added a new variation to exhibition mode named Play Now Live. Play Now Live allowed players to play whatever real life game is taking place in a given week and allowed them to continue a franchise or season from there.