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It's Not a Comeback, It's the NFL Rivals Resurgence

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Rivals, don’t you dare call it a comeback!

As we continue charging toward Year 2, we’re ready for a Resurgence, our new program launching today, lasting 5 weeks until July 4 and saluting the NFL greats whose performances may have slipped, but ultimately recovered for a stellar renaissance.

We have new packs, new cards, a new program currency, a new game-changing feature launch, and major improvements to Squads coming in Resurgence. Read on to learn more about what’s coming!

Squad Management Improvements

We wanted to make the process of managing and joining a Squad easier and more robust, so we enhanced the permissions component accordingly:

  • open: anyone can immediately join if they meet requirements
  • request only: anyone can request to join if they meet requirements
  • invite only: can only join the squad if you are invited to join by a leader or owner
    • players can accept this regardless of whether they still (or have ever) met the requirements
    • players will get an option in their account settings for whether or not they are able to be invited (so no one gets sent too many invites)

Additionally, Squads can apply these settings to have the experiences they want:

  • chat language preferences
  • minimum power to apply
  • minimum league to apply
  • allow kicked members to re-apply

We'll continue rolling out more improvements to Squads as we go.

Collection Synergy Arriving Soon

This is a working mockup and may not represent the final version of the feature

We want collecting cards to be fun and perpetually rewarding, so we’re introducing the new Synergy feature. Cards will feature grids with conditions for increasing the PWR by holding other cards in your inventory that satisfy those conditions.

NOTE: Synergy is due to launch next week.

For example, a card could receive +5 PWR if you hold 5 cards from the same team or 5 cards from the same program. This feature is designed to bring more value to all of the cards in your collection and help take supply out of the market as players will be more incentivized to hang onto their cards.

This feature will expand in phases during the offseason, with more opportunities to earn bonuses from collecting dropping approximately once per month.

Note that all Synergy settings are subject to being reset in August with the launch of Year 2, after which they are expected to last the whole year.

Players Due for a Resurgence

Our weekly Hero cards are the Rivals picks for players we think are due for an upswing in the 2024 season, that are ready for a Resurgence of their own. Here’s that list for the weekly Legendary Hero events:

  • Jonathan Taylor, RB for the  Colts
  • Nick Bolton, LB for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tee Higgins, WR for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Matthew Judon, DE for the New England Patriots
  • Kyler Murray, QB for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Trevon Diggs, CB for the Dallas Cowboys (who can only be obtained in Resurgence with a unique crafting recipe)

Each of these players have a scenario for boosting their PWR!

Next, here’s the list of player cards dropping in the Resurgence program store:

Rare

  • Jerry Hughes, DE for the Houston Texans

Epic

  • Joe Flacco, QB for the Cleveland Browns
  • Paulson Adebo, CB for the New Orleans Saints

Legendary

  • Courtland Sutton , WR for the Denver Broncos
  • C.J. Mosley, LB for the NY Jets

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  • David Bakhtiari, OL for the Green Bay Packers

New cards will also be available in packs, recognizing the NFL players who’ve already bounced back and shown us they still have game:

Legendary

  • Baker Mayfield, QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Miles Sanders, RB for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Amari Cooper, WR for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Marcedes Lewis, TE for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rob Havenstein, OL for the LA Rams
  • Bradley Chubb, DE for the Miami Dolphins
  • Eric Kendricks, LB for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Jaylon Johnson, CB for the Chicago Bears
  • Rasul Douglas , CB for the Green Bay Packers
  • Julian Blackmon, FS for the Indianapolis Colts

Epic

  • Cordarrelle Patterson, RB for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Darius Slayton , WR for the NY Giants
  • Juju Smith-Schuster, WR for the Steelers
  • Robert Tonyan TE for the Green Bay Packers
  • Terron Armstead, OL for the New Orleans Saints
  • Rashan Gary, DE for the Green Bay Packers
  • Christian Barmore, DT for the New England Patriots
  • Zach Cunningham, LB for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Byron Murphy Jr, CB for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Rayshawn Jenkins, SS for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Rare

  • Latavius Murray, RB for the Denver Broncos
  • Robert Woods, WR for the LA Rams
  • Nelson Agholor, WR for the Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jordan Akins, TE for the Houston Texans
  • Trent Brown, OL for the New England Patriots
  • Derek Barnett, DE for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Da'Shawn Hand, DT for the DetroitLions
  • Jahlani Tavai, LB for the New England Patriots
  • Ahkello Witherspoon, CB for the LA Rams
  • Ashtyn Davis, FS for the NY Jets

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