16 Aug 2021 4:36 PM +00:00

Madden 22 will be a TOUCHDOWN on PC in 2021

Madden 22 is speeding towards the release date on PC and several other platforms, and the excitement over the impending launch only continues to build.

The Early Access countdown has started and PC players could have a chance to play much earlier than everyone else. It's nearly time for the pre order editions to be released as well!

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Here's everything you need to know about Madden 22 on PC from pre order details to release date and more.

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UPDATED - MVP and Dynasty Editions release soon

Aside from the EA Play Trial, players have been wondering when they'll be able to jump on Madden 22. Well, if you put in a pre order for the MVP or Dynasty Edition, you'll be playing Madden 22 very soon.

The official release time for Madden 22 Early Access is midnight ET on August 20, 2021, or 11pm CT on August 19, 2021. However, with the MVP and Dynasty Edition, the game is released three days earlier!

The MVP Edition cover for Madden 22
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MVP: The MVP Edition of Madden 22 grants early access!

If you haven't put in your pre order, don't worry, there's still time. You can head here to find out how to place a pre order.

For more on our EA Play experience and what you can expect, head here!

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Release Date on PC

The official Madden 22 release date will be August 20, 2021, but there is another way to get in on the action even earlier.

Early Access will also be available to players who pre order the MVP Edition or Dynasty Edition of the game, allowing you to have access to the full game as early as August 17, 2021.

There was also a Community Playtest (Closed Beta) for Madden 22 which has already concluded, but you can check out our full beta review looking at first impressions of the unfinished build we were given access to.

PC players get Madden 22 a week early

During an episode of Good Morning Madden on Twitch, it was quietly confirmed that certain PC users can actually get Madden 22 more than a week early!

For players on other platforms, this year will have another 10-hour time limited EA Play Trial for Madden 22, but EA Sports seems to have decided it wasn't worth attempting to implement that time limitation on PC.

Madden 22 PC early access release date
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GOOD MORNING PC: Even earlier than Early Access!

Instead, EA Play Pro members who purchase Madden 22 will gain full access to the title on August 12, the same day the EA Play Trial goes live on other platforms and a full eight days before the title's main release date.

10-hour EA Play Trial

Madden 22 is set to be released on August 20, 2021, but players will be able to get into the game even sooner than that with EA Play.

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Madden 22 PC
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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY: The EA Play Trial will once again offer fans a chance to try the game

The standard 10-hour gameplay trial and demo will once again be available to EA Play subscribers only, and it was released on August 12, 2021.

All game modes are available in the trial, and players will have the chance to buy the full version of Madden 22.

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PC once again relegated to current gen

Unfortunately, any hopes that Madden 22 players on PC had of their powerful gaming builds getting access to next gen features have been dashed once again.

This comes despite the fact that many modern gaming PC builds are as powerful as next gen consoles, if not even more powerful.

EA Sports did offer a response to criticisms of this move:

"We’re still early in the transition to next-gen and right now the team is focused on making the best, quality experience on new consoles before looking to upgrade other platforms."

We'll still see improvements made to Franchise Mode available for Madden 22 on PC, but other things like Dynamic Gameday will be missing.

Price & Pre Order

While the lack of next gen features will frustrate some, the good news is that Madden 22 will still have current gen pricing on PC.

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Madden 22 PC
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MISSING GAMEDAY: The new Dynamic Gameday features won't be available on PC

On top of that, pricing is a bit different for the MVP and Dynasty Edition due to the fact that Dual Entitlement can't be included as there is no expected next gen version ever coming to PC for Madden 22.

Madden 22's Standard Edition is available on PC for $59.99, with the MVP Edition priced at $79.99 and the Dynasty Edition priced at $99.99.

If you pre order the Standard Edition on PC, you'll get the following rewards:

  • Franchise: 20 Staff Points
  • Face of the Franchise: The General Player Class Starting at Level 10 with a Tom Brady Gear Capsule
  • Madden Ultimate Team: Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars
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If you pre order the MVP Edition on PC, you'll get the following rewards:

  • 3-Day Early Access
  • Franchise: 60 Staff Points
  • Face of the Franchise: The General Player Class Starting at Level 10 with a Tom Brady Gear Capsule
  • Madden Ultimate Team: Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars, Choice of Brady or Mahomes Elite Item, and 11 Team Fantasy Packs
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If you pre order the Dynasty Edition on PC, you'll get the following rewards:

  • 3-Day Early Access
  • Franchise: 100 Staff Points
  • Face of the Franchise: The General Player Class Starting at Level 10 with a Tom Brady Gear Capsule and Legend Athlete Capsule
  • Madden Ultimate Team: Choice of 1 out of 32 NFL Stars, Choice of Brady or Mahomes Elite Item, 22 Team Fantasy Packs, and Choice of Brady or Mahomes Curated Legends Pack
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If you want to pre order Madden 22 on PC, you'll have to do it through the Steam Store by clicking here.

You can also pre order now on other platforms by clicking the links below:

Amazon

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Microsoft Store

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Madden 22 Reveal Trailer

It is here! Take a look at what is to come from Madden 22.

Following the initial reveal trailer, we've also gotten more looks at the game via All-Access as either Deep Dives or more trailers.

You can find more here about all of the Madden 22 videos that have been released so far.