The release of Madden 22 is getting closer and closer now, and we can't wait to get stuck into the game!
So, check out everything we know so far about The Yard in Madden 22 below, along with all the latest news including the September title update.
LATEST - September Title Update
The September title update is now live!
The update is downloadable on Xbox Series X|S, as well as other consoles.
We recommend you get downloading as soon as possible as it is a massive 12.6 GB update that may take some time to process.
Check out the full Patch Notes for the Madden 22 September Title Update, including many fixes and various updates for the title right here!
Beta Review including The Yard
While the Community Playtest (Closed Beta) for Madden 22 has now come to an end, we were part of the select few who got to test an unfinished build of the game.
After the first week of the beta, The Yard and Superstar KO were added, allowing us to get some early glimpses at how it will feel this year.
The biggest change has got to be the unified progression with Face of the Franchise, but with that game mode missing from the beta, we had to wait for the full release to test that out.
You can read our full and final beta review here with first impressions on many new features.
The Yard will return in Madden 22
Madden 22 is nearing the release date of August 20, and we know that The Yard will be returning in this year's installment.
The unique six vs. six backyard football experience got rave reviews when Madden 21 was released, and it looks to be a staple of the series moving forward.
On top of that, they're adding new fields "located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world," as well as new boss characters to take on.
The Yard will also get a ranked mode for the first time, cranking up the competition between The Yard players and allowing players to test their skills against each other and win rewards.
Perhaps the biggest change to The Yard is a new unified progression system that will actually link to Face of the Franchise: United We Rise to allow all progress, rewards, and gear to be shared between the two game modes.
Rules, Positions, and Events
One big question about The Yard in Madden 22 would be how much of it ended up structured like Madden 21.
Last year, we saw unique rules play a major role in the backyard mode and they helped make it feel truly unique compared to a regular game. This year, they did the same.
Things got interesting with positions as your player would actually play both a defensive and offensive position.
Events are also making a return, as Madden 22 is likely to continue the commitment by EA Sports to release new content after the game has launched.
Madden 22 Reveal Trailer
Madden 22 will released soon, with the announced return we got to see a gameplay trailer, sure to knock your socks off.
It's the first real look players have gotten at what they can expect from Madden 22 this year, but the anticipation is just beginning to build.
Next gen definitely won out when it comes to new features, which we have more details on here.