09 Sep 2021 8:23 AM +00:00

Madden 22 Free Trial coming to all platforms for NFL kickoff

EA is offering a rare opportunity, a post-launch Madden 22 free trial to mark the start of the 2021 NFL season!

That means even those that don't own the game can try it out for a limited time for free on all platforms (including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC (Steam) and Google Stadia.

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Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Madden 22 free trial and how long it will run.


Madden 22 Free Trial Start & End Date

The upcoming Madden 22 free trial will kick off on September 9th, and will run to September 12th.

What to Do with the Madden 22 Free Trial

With 3 days of free access to the game, players will have plenty of time to run a Franchise Mode save of their favorite team, finish the Face of the Franchise story mode, test out The Yard's innovative gameplay, or get a taste of Madden 22 Ultimate Team (MUT 22).

We recommend not just sticking to a favorite game mode, however, and instead trying a bit of everything to see if buying Madden 22 at the end of the free trial is worth it.

Free Trial Limitations

The Madden 22 EA Play Trial came with a 10-hour restriction, but that won't be the case for the new Madden 22 free trial post-launch from EA!

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Instead, the new free trial will remain free, and will not limit game access until its end date.

That means players won't have to be concerned about using up hours before the end of the free trial, and can play as much as possible in the timeframe given just ahead of the first NFL kickoff.


How to Sign Up

Players won't need to sign up for the Madden 22 free trial on any services, instead you can simply download the game for free during the trial on your platform of choice!

When selecting your download (depending on the platform), you'll be prompted to choose which edition of the game you'd like to purchase. Instead of selecting any of these options, a Free Trial option should also show, and you can simply select it to get started.

Is Madden 22 Worth a Try?

Most Madden and football fans have already picked up Madden 22 - but those that haven't are more likely to be on the fence about the series.

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LINE UP: Madden 22 is definitely worth the long download even for fans on the fence

A free trial is a great way to get players that aren't typically interested in the series involved just ahead of the NFL season, but that means more people that are skeptical about whether the game is worth the download.


Overall Madden 22 is a nice upgrade over last year's experience and offers enough new features to entertain most gamers on the fence. And if players are able to try the game on next gen platforms, even better, as there are some massive next gen exclusive features this year!

You can learn more about how Madden 22 ranks in our Madden 22 reviews for current and next gen!

In the end, we'd certainly suggest giving Madden 22 a shot during the free trial - and it's certainly worth the long download.