25 Aug 2021 2:15 PM +00:00

Madden 22 gameplay displays top shelf graphics

Madden 22 is here! The upgrades brought to the Madden 22 gameplay are legendary!

With the game released, we've been able to do a deep dive into the new features and gameplay this year. EA has also done a great job keeping the game updated with recent patches.

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Here's everything we've experienced and the patch updates to help the game run smoother for Madden 22.

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LATEST - Patch on the way to fix more glitches

Although Madden 22 has been released for a few days, it came with a couple of bugs and glitches that needed to be fixed. EA quickly stepped in and began dropping patch updates to address these concerns.

For example the earliest patch came with these fixes:

  • Made visual updates to uniform and field issues in Franchise
  • Applied various bug fixes to Franchise
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements
The patch notes screen in Madden 22
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MORE UPDATES: Prepare for more patches to be released in Madden 22

Now, it's worth it to note that some of these patch updates are only on certain consoles. If you'd like to read the full details on the patch notes, head here!

The first Madden 22 Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Madden 22 is out on all platforms now! Here's the first trailer we got to see when the game was revealed.

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This was our first look at Madden 22 gameplay, and the graphics look better than ever.

On top of that, we get some glimpses of the upgraded tackling system which we have more details on below.

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Core Gameplay New Features

One of the biggest changes we've seen this year is an upgrade to the physics and the way core gameplay actually happens.

Tackling has seen a major improvement, with upgraded physics to better take into account the height and weight of each player.

We learned in the preview for Madden 22 that players should have a tackle animation that fits the size differential between the player tackling and the player being tackled.

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FEEL THE PAIN: Tackling should be better than ever in Madden 22

There are also improvements and upgrades to the catching system, especially when it comes to toe touch detection.

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That should make passing all the more exciting, as those dynamic and spectacular catches will look even better in Madden 22.

Dynamic Gameday will also be a next gen exclusive feature that takes the crowd and environment and factors them in like never before.

We should know even more soon, and some of that information may come through the Madden 22 Community Playtest or Beta.

Madden 22 Game Modes

With new features that came to several different areas, there's a lot to take in when it comes to what's in Madden 22.

Let's take a closer look at each game mode and what's new this year.

Franchise Mode

Nothing in Madden 22 appears to be getting more attention when it comes to improvements this year than Franchise Mode.

While there will definitely be fans left wanting more, and some of that should arrive in live service updates now that Madden 22 has been released.

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Madden 22 gameplay trailer franchise mode
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GO ALL THE WAY: Carry your team to the Super Bowl in the new Franchise Mode

Staff Management gets an all new system along with an RPG style talent tree, and weekly strategy will challenge players in unique ways.

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MUT 22: Madden Ultimate Team

Ultimate Team is probably the game mode that is the most popular in the entire Madden Universe.

New halftime adjustments will let you shift your gameplan based on how the game has gone, including changing up Superstar X-Factors to counter your opponent.

An image from the Buccaneers huddle in Madden 22
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CHAMPIONS: Lead your team to victory in Madden 22

If you'd like to learn more about Madden Ultimate Team in Madden 22, we put together a beginner's guide to MUT 22.

Face of the Franchise: United We Rise

Face of the Franchise is returning, and this year it'll be called "United We Rise" with an all new story and campaign that integrates with The Yard.

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Madden 22 Face of the Franchise gameplay trailer
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UNITED WE RISE: Face of the Franchise gets an all new story this year

Players will also be able to play as a linebacker for the very first time, as well as having the option to choose quarterback, running back, or wide receiver.

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The Yard

The backyard inspired game mode will make a return, and The Yard will have a new challenge-based solo campaign this year.

The Yard so far has incredible graphics and the same epic gameplay from the regular modes in Madden 22.

An image from The Yard this year in Madden 22
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SCORE BIG: Head to The Yard this year in Madden 22

It includes a ranked mode for competitive play, new locations, new boss battles, and unified progression between The Yard and Face of the Franchise.

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Superstar KO

We'll also see the return of Superstar KO in Madden 22, and there will be a co-op eliminator mode.

These quick games with house rules and iconic players will crank things up once again to give players a different way to experience Madden.