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Madden 22 officially launches this year's Closed Beta

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Madden 22 has officially announced the game with a string of reveals, and that included the launch of this year's Community Playtest (Closed Beta).

We've got all the details on how you can still find a way to join in the

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Madden 22 Community Playtest (Closed Beta)

We finally have confirmation that there will be a closed beta or Community Playtest for Madden 22.

It was confirmed today along with a string of reveals and announcements about the upcoming title, including this new gameplay trailer.

Madden 22 is officially scheduled for a release date of August 20, 2021, which is right in line what what we expected based on launch timing in previous years.

Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady were also announced as the double cover athlete pick for this year, making them the first repeat cover athletes and only the second pair to be on a cover with more than one star.

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Platforms, Start & End Date

Unfortunately for those on current gen, the Community Playtest (Closed Beta) will be inaccessible, as it's only available on Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

The beta began today, June 17, and will continue until an end date on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Not everything in the game will be unlocked, as they've chosen to only make a specific set of game modes available during the Community Playtest (Closed Beta).

Madden 22 Community Playtest Closed Beta
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HIT THE GRIDIRON: The Community Playtest will allow fans to test the game and give feedback

Play Now, Franchise Mode, and Madden Ultimate Team (Strategy Cards, Solo Battles, Weekend League, and Squads) are all available now as part of the beta.

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In addition to that, week two of the Community Playtest will see a title update for the beta that adds Superstar KO and The Yard for the final stretch.

Face of the Franchise is noticeably absent, so it looks like they're holding onto the new "United We Rise" story until the game actually launches.

How to Sign Up & Register

The bad news is that you're unlikely to get a chance to participate in the Community Playtest if you haven't already registered.

EA Sports has already reached out to most of the people who will be a part of this year's beta, and there's no public registration site for the Community Playtest.

However, there is still one way to get in on the action, and you'll have to follow @EAMaddenNFL on Twitter to get a chance to be a part of the Community Playtest.

If you keep an eye on their social media, EA Sports is planning to have a few select extra giveaway codes to let lucky gamers join the Closed Beta.

EA Play Live

As of now, EA Play Live is scheduled for July 22, 2021 and should bring some major news for each EA Sports franchise.

That will likely include Madden 22, but we don't know exactly what they have planned for the event.

We also should find out more at EA Play Live or sooner about a potential Madden 22 trial being made available to EA Play subscribers as has been done with previous releases.

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