25 Jul 2021 5:35 PM +00:00

Everything you need to know about Madden 22

Madden 22 is a few short weeks away from release, and there's no slowing down the hype train.

New features and upgrades have already been dropped, with ratings reveals now underway, and here's all the details you need about Madden 22.

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Latest News - Ratings Reveals begin!

After plenty of excitement and waiting, the reveals have begun for Madden 22 ratings!

We're getting an entire week worth of reveals on ESPN, and we got this rookie ratings teaser just as the first reveal special began on ESPN.

Once the special began, we learned about several notable rookies, ratings for players who got traded this offseason, and the lowest rated players in Madden 22.

Check here for details on every rating revealed so far and a full schedule of this week's ESPN ratings reveals for Madden 22.

Release Date

Madden 22 will have a release date of August 20, 2021.

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COMING SOON: Madden 22 is just around the corner

There will be early access via special Madden 22 editions starting on August 17, and the 10-hour EA Play Trial will be available on August 12.

EA Sports has been revealing more about the title in the weeks heading into those dates, with the latest deep dive looking at Dynamic Gameday and the upgrades made this year on next gen.

Trailer & Cover Athlete

We've finally gotten our first look at Madden 22 gameplay thanks to the official reveal trailer, and it looks fantastic!


We should get more footage and potentially even another trailer in the week between now and release, but this has given us a great first glimpse.

On top of that, the reveal trailer has given us the official cover athlete, and this year they're using a pair of returning cover stars with both Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes being the faces of Madden 22.

Pre Order Madden 22 Now

EA surprised everyone with a massive reveal, going far beyond just showing us the new cover!

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GAMEPLAN: Players can get their Madden 22 preorders in now

To cap it all off, you can put in your Madden 22 pre order now for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Madden 22 dual entitlement will mean that if you pre order the MVP or Dynasty Edition it'll come with both current and next gen copies of the game, either PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

You can pre order now by clicking the links below:



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New Features in Madden 22

EA have already revealed a ton of new features coming to Madden 22, including new core gameplay changes, Franchise Mode features, Face of the Franchise story, The Yard crossovers, Superstar KO game mode, and MUT 22 content!

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GAME DAY GREATNESS: Madden 22 brings all the energy of game day with some new features

Read over all of the biggest new Madden 22 features in-depth here.


Super Bowl LV has come and gone, and left behind a very familiar sight - Tom Brady at the top of the heap.

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DEATH, TAXES, AND RINGS: Brady's found his way to a 7th Super Bowl success

Brady has officially pulled off yet another Super Bowl victory, and another game cover to go with it, as a Madden 22 cover athlete.

Now the question becomes, how will the Madden 22 99 Club shake up, and has Tom Brady secured his spot?

As for the other Madden 22 ratings, we've taken a look at who is likely to lead from player to team when they finally get dropped.

Franchise Mode

The #FixMaddenFranchise movement changed everything - and it's made Franchise Mode the thing to watch with each new title's release.

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WHAT'S NEXT?: EA have teased a number of Franchise Mode changes coming in Madden 22, and more is slated for post launch

Madden 22 Franchise Mode is receiving some great new features on launch, but EA have committed to continuing upgrading the game mode with post launch updates that will add on or enhance features like scouting, trade logic, and more.

Franchise getting several upgrades

A lot of different things in Madden 22 will be seeing improvements, but perhaps none is as highly anticipated as Franchise Mode.


Following a period that many fans considered years of stagnation, the attention is firmly on Franchise for Madden 22 with Staff Management, Weekly Strategy, and more getting added.

Franchise Mode will also come with a new season engine to create unique scenarios, and you can read more here about all the Franchise Mode new features we know about.

Beta Review as Playtest ends

Madden 22 has been hosting a Community Playtest (Closed Beta) in the few weeks since revealing the title, and we've had the opportunity to take part in it.

When the second week of the beta began, they also added Superstar KO and The Yard into the mix, both of which we've gotten to try out before the beta testing period ends.

The beta is scheduled to come to an end on July 1, 2021, and we've wrapped up our official review of the closed beta.


While the Community Playtest has been with an unfinished version of the game that will surely get some polishing between now and launch, we've been able to try out many of the new features added this year.

You can find the full review here.

EA Play Live

Electronic Arts finally confirmed that EA Play Live will take place on July 22, 2021, and everyone knows the event will bring major news.

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LET PLAY BEGIN - We should get a closer look at Madden 22 at EA Play Live in July

With the sheer amount of Madden 22 details now revealed by EA, the EA Play Live Madden segment will likely include a deep dive on new gameplay features, and some gameplay footage to watch as well.

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