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Here's when you can expect Madden 22 to drop

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Madden 22 is barreling towards a release date in the coming months, and it should mark a new era for the legendary gaming series.

Nothing is official just yet, but here's everything we know so far about when the Madden 22 release date will arrive and how soon fans can start playing.


Latest - E3 2021 & EA Play Live coming soon

After Summer Game Fest got things started, E3 2021 lands this weekend with hopes high that EA Sports could be revving up for a reveal.

Unfortunately, there's still nothing official, as EA Sports was missing from Summer Game Fest and is currently not scheduled for E3 2021.

EA Play Live is looming next month, but EA Sports could look to make a splash before then with a surprise during E3 2021.

Madden 22 Release Date

There is no official Madden 22 Release Date just yet, but that doesn't me we have no idea when to expect the title.

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LEAP FORWARD: The Madden 22 Release Date is already on the way

With the exception of 2018 and 2019 releasing earlier in the month, all of the most recent Madden games launched near the end of August, and the last three years came out on a Friday.


With that in mind, the expected Madden 22 Release Date is likely to be August 20, 2021 or August 27, 2021.

This of course assumes there are no delays with advancements being made or the full transition to launching on Next Gen consoles, but there is no indication so far that Madden 22 will face any delays just yet.

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EA Play Trial, Beta, and Demo

As for a Demo of Madden 22, players can likely expect EA to deliver their standard EA Play Trial in the weeks leading up to the Madden 22 Release Date.

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EA PLAY: Madden 21 is already available in full for subscribers

While an exact date is hard to pinpoint, the EA Play Trial would likely become available one or two weeks prior to launch, and this will provide EA Play subscribers access to a 10-hour trial.


This would also serve as the Demo for the game, though it's possible EA may release a simpler or shorter Demo for those who aren't EA Play subscribers.

There's also hope for a Madden 22 Beta, and you can check out all the latest news on that here.

Early Access

Something that's becoming more and more common for sports titles is the opportunity to get Early Access.

This means you'd get to play the title even before the official Madden 22 Release Date, and Madden 21 did this last year.

Those who chose to Pre Order the MVP Edition of Madden 21 were offered 3-Day Early Access, a bonus that we'll likely see back for Madden 22.

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Pre Order

Much like the official Madden 22 Release Date, exactly when gamers will get the chance to Pre Order the title has yet to be revealed.

However, we can likely expect more details on the game an Pre Orders to go live in either June or July of 2021.

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MVP EDITION: Last year saw some major Pre Order bonuses

Madden 22 Pre Order bonuses are likely to include a few days of Early Access as well as several bonus packs and items for Madden Ultimate Team.

We'll have all the details here about the Madden 22 Pre Order, Release Date, and more as it becomes available.

READ MORE: Madden 22 looks to make a next-gen impact on Xbox

EA Play Live 2021


With the announcement that EA Play Live 2021 is set to take place on July 22, 2021, speculation is already building for what the event could reveal.

Madden 22 is sure to be one of the featured games that day as a primary EA Sports franchise, and the most likely reveal would be a new trailer and potentially even the cover athlete.

It's also likely we'll get a confirmed release date for Madden 22, and they may even open up pre orders for the title following the event's announcements.

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