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Find out the official Madden 22 release date right here

With the Madden 22 release date only a few short weeks away, excitement is only going to increase from here.

We've got all the details you need on the Madden 22 release date, pre order Early Access, the EA Play Trial, and more!

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Latest News - Ratings Reveals Underway

With Madden 22 Ratings Reveal Week taking place on ESPN, we're already getting several huge players with their rating announced.

Davante Adams became the first member of the 99 Club in Madden 22, but that's just the beginning as at least four more are expected to be revealed throughout the week.

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BEST OF THE BEST: These wideouts will dominate Madden 22

The reveal of Adams came along with the announcement of this year's top 10 wide receivers, which include some familiar faces as the league's best receivers get ready for another epic year.

We've got more details here on every rating that's been revealed so far and the schedule for future reveals this week.

Madden 22 Release Date

That's right, we have an official Madden 22 release date! The game will launch on August 20, 2021!

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SUMMER SHOWTIME: Madden 22 has an official release date, and will be the highlight of Summer

This falls right in line with the release schedule they've had in recent years, particularly releasing on a Friday near the end of August.

Last year also saw a delayed release on next gen, with Madden 21 not landing on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S until several months after the main game launched. That won't be the case this year.

Players will get a chance to play the game with Madden 22 early access being offered with special editions, and we also expect some other ways to play the game early, including an EA Play trial and closed beta.


EA has finally revealed the first Madden 22 trailer, and with plenty of gameplay clips, you can see it in action now!


This exciting first look shows actual gameplay footage of the upcoming Madden 22, and we get a look a this year's cover athletes.

The end of the trailer also gives a nod to Early Access, so it looks like some players will be able to get in on the action even sooner!

Early Access - EA Play Trial, Beta, and Demo

If you're hoping for a demo of Madden 22, there's good news as the 10-hour EA Play Trial is set to release on August 12, 2021.

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

It's expected to be exclusive to EA Play subscribers, but we could still see EA choose to release a simpler or shorter demo for non-subscribers.

The Madden 22 Community Playtest (Closed Beta) took place from June 17 to July 1, and we don't have any word of a second beta taking place.

Early Access is an option for players who want to get in on the action as soon as August 17, 2021, but you'll need to pre order one of the special editions of Madden 22.


Beta Review as testing ends

While most fans will have to wait a little bit longer to play Madden 22, we've had the opportunity to take part in the Community Playtest (Closed Beta) which is scheduled to end on July 1, 2021.

The beta testing phase provided access to an unfinished and non-final version of the game, but we've been able to try out several of the new features landing in the title this year.

The Yard and Superstar KO were added in the second week of the beta, and The Yard already feels like it could be a standout game mode this year.

You can check out our full beta review here.

Pre Order

That's right, you can finally get your Madden 22 pre order in for all platforms!

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MVP Edition: Madden 22 has two GOATs gracing all of its covers

Each Madden 22 edition will offer different pre order rewards, including your chance at 3 days of early access.

You can pre order now by clicking the links below:



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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.

Since EA have already revealed so much about Madden 22, we expect some more in-depth coverage at EA Play Live 2021, possibly including a longer form gameplay clip, new trailer, and developer panel for more insight.

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