13 Aug 2021 10:50 PM +00:00

X Factors ready to make a massive return in Madden 22

Madden 22 is around the corner, and we're more excited than ever to see X Factor abilities make a return this year.

We first got a look at the X Factors with the EA Play trial, which he have more details on below!

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More news is set to be revealed between now and the title's release date, but here's everything we know so far about X Factors in Madden 22.

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UPDATED - Full Access via EA Play Trial!

For those of you that are looking to get a look at all the X Factors available in Madden 22, the EA Play Trial is perfect for you!

The trial provides full access to the entire game and will allow you to use all the X Factors available without leaving a single detail out. You'll even get a chance to check out The Yard!

Bengals take the field in Madden 22
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TAKE THE FIELD: Hit the field in Madden 22 and activate your X Factors

If you haven't signed up for the trial there's still time. You can also place your pre order directly from inside the game.

For a detailed look at the EA Play Trial, head here!

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All Madden 22 X Factor Players & Abilities

While we did get to see all of the X Factors built into the game at that time and assigned to various players, who they're assigned to could still change between now and launch day.

The same is true for the abilities themselves, as we were testing out an unfinished early build of Madden 22, but what we learned is a major indication of what we could see when the title is released.

Madden 22 Superstar X Factor Player Ability List
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NEXT LEVEL: X Factor players stand out on the field with special abilities

The following players had these X Factor abilities in the beta:

Quarterback

  • Patrick Mahomes: Bazooka (Max throwing distance increased)
  • Russell Wilson: Blitz Radar (Highlights extra blitzers)
  • Lamar Jackson: Truzz (Can't fumble as a result of a tackle)
  • Tom Brady: Pro Reads (Highlights the first open target & ignores pressure)
  • Aaron Rodgers: Gambler (Faster passes that can't be picked off by AI defenders)
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Wide Receiver

  • Michael Thomas: Max Security (High success rate on possession catches)
  • Deandre Hopkins: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)
  • Julio Jones: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)
  • Tyreek Hill: RAC 'Em Up (Wins RAC catches vs. single coverage)
  • Davante Adams: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)
  • Amari Cooper: Max Security (High success rate on possession catches)
  • Stefon Diggs: RAC 'Em Up (Wins RAC catches vs. single coverage)
  • Mike Evans: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)
  • Keenan Allen: Max Security (High success rate on possession catches)
  • Adam Thielen: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)
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Halfback (Running Back)

  • Christian McCaffrey: Ankle Breaker (High fakeout rate on skill moves following the catch)
  • Nick Chubb: Wrecking Ball (High success rate on trucks and stiff arms)
  • Derrick Henry: Freight Train (Increased chance to break the next tackle attempt)
  • Ezekiel Elliott: Freight Train (Increased chance to break the next tackle attempt)
  • Saquon Barkley: First One Free (High fakeout rate on next juke, spin, or hurdle)
  • Dalvin Cook: First One Free (High fakeout rate on next juke, spin, or hurdle)
  • Alvin Kamara: Satellite (Wins RAC & possession catches vs. single coverage)
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Tight End

  • George Kittle: YAC 'Em Up (Increased chance to break the first post-catch tackle)
  • Travis Kelce: Double Me (Wins aggressive catches vs. single coverage)

Cornerback

  • Stephon Gilmore: Shutdown (Tighter coverage & more INTs on contested catches)
  • Jalen Ramsey: Bottleneck (Dominantly win man press attempts)
  • Tre'davious White: Shutdown (Tighter coverage & more INTs on contested catches)
  • Richard Sherman: Shutdown (Tighter coverage & more INTs on
    contested catches)
  • Jaire Alexander: Shutdown (Tighter coverage & more INTs on contested catches)
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Defensive Tackle

  • Fletcher Cox: Fearmonger (Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker)
  • Chris Jones: Momentum Shift (On field opponents have their zone progress wiped)
  • Deforest Buckner: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
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Defensive End

  • Aaron Donald: Blitz (On field blockers have their resistance bars wiped)
  • JJ Watt: Relentless (Rush moves no longer cost points)
  • Cameron Jordan: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
  • Myles Garrett: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
  • Nick Bosa: Relentless (Rush moves no longer cost points)
  • Danielle Hunter: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
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Linebacker

  • Bobby Wagner: Avalanche (Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles)
  • Khalil Mack: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
  • Von Miller: Fearmonger (Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker)
  • Chandler Jones: Fearmonger (Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker)
  • Joey Bosa: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
  • Lavonte David: Run Stuffer (Block shedding is more efffective vs. run plays)
  • TJ Watt: Unstoppable Force (Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding)
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Strong Safety

  • Harrison Smith: Reinforcement (Higher chance to defeat run blocks & disrupt catches)
  • Tyrann Mathieu: Reinforcement (Higher chance to defeat run blocks & disrupt catches)
  • Jamal Adams: Avalanche (Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles)
  • Derwin James Jr: Reinforcement (Higher chance to defeat run blocks & disrupt catches)
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Free Safety

  • Devin McCourty: Zone Hawk (More INTs in zone coverage)

Make sure to check out the latest on Madden 22 ratings, as there's a reveal coming soon that could include X Factor news.

Madden 22 Reveal Trailer & Release Date

Madden 22 was announced months ago, and with that came the first official trailer with an amazing look at this year's gameplay.

On top of the trailer being released, we now know Madden 22 is set to be released on August 20, 2021.

However, anyone who chooses to pre order the Dynasty or MVP Edition will gain Early Access to play as soon as August 17, 2021.