Madden 21 The Yard Locations: House Rules, scoring, players, news & more
You can travel the world in EA’s newest game mode, and take on unique challenges everywhere!
With four unique locations all offering their own set of rules and rosters, The Yard is going to be a popular place!
Madden’s newest game mode will start with four locations. Each has their own “house rules” which could change with time & rounds, as well as players that show up in that location to fill out your squad.
With 6 v 6 teams duking it out in a world of laterals, double passes, and counting Mississippi’s before blitzing, knowing the rules might be the only edge you have!
Welcome to Miami, the former home of countless NFL stars.
Here you will face off against Miami Dolphins players, including a Boss Battle against Dan Marino!
Given the iconic QB is here, you can expect to see other Dolphins legends turn up to add some quality to the current roster.
Your squad will be made up of players that are either on other Florida teams or attended college in Florida. That opens up a lot of possibilities. Will Ray Lewis and Frank Gore turn up? Or will you be playing with Lavonte David and Tom Brady??
This military base in an undisclosed location is fun place to play football!
You’ll be running drills and challenges, and playing against all-time Workout Warriors from the NFL Combine.
Fortunately there will be some great athletes on your side too.
Brandenburg Football Festival
Head over to Germany and play some ball at the famous landmark!
The Berlin location promises that you you will “play against the top teams and players in the league”. That’s a daunting task, but it also comes with additional time in the pocket to make plays in an “offense-heavy game”.
The players will all be from the top six teams in the NFC and AFC.
The frozen tundra of famous Green Bay, Wisconsin await.
You’ll be squaring off against the best of Green Bay’s most heated rivals – That’s the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys. Fortunately, you’ll have those players to pick from too.
However, a Boss Battle against Aaron Rodgers also awaits so be ready!
The Yard scoring
While each location has a twist, which we don’t know just yet, the base scoring for The Yard has been revealed.
It’s safe to say that it will take some time to figure out the optimal strategy here.
Touchdowns are still worth six points, but you can stack more on top of that.
Scoring with a double pass or lateral gets you two bonus points, a 40+ yard score is one bonus point, and interceptions earn you a bonus point.
You can go for a one-, two-, or three-point XP, with each one being progressively further away and of course kicking is never an option.
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