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All Madden NFL 22 X-Factors Revealed

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All Madden NFL 22 X-Factors Revealed

EA has released all of the Madden NFL 22 X-Factors along with the players that currently have them equipped.

OFFENSE ABILITIES

  • Ankle Breaker – Truly devastating receiving threats are the ones that catch and can’t be caught. When they enter the zone; they have increased fakeout rates on spin/juke/hurdle after the catch.
    • Zone: Increased fakeout rates on skill moves following the catch.
    • Trigger: Three 10+ yard receptions
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: Christian McCaffrey

  • Bazooka – Quarterbacks with generational arms have the power to stretch any defense to its breaking point. When they enter the zone; their maximum throw distance is increased.
    • Zone: Max throwing distance increased (83 yards total) when in the zone
    • Trigger: One completed pass of 30+ yards in air
    • Knockout: One sack

Player(s) with this ability: Patrick Mahomes

  • Blitz Radar – Successful quarterbacks stay cool and stand confidently against the blitz. When they enter the zone, all blitzing linebackers and defensive backs are highlighted. Can be bluffed.
    • Zone: Highlights extra blitzers.
    • Trigger: Three scrambles of 10+ yards
    • Knockout: Two sacks

Player(s) with this ability: Russell Wilson

  • Double Me – Aggressive receivers overpower defenders and attack the football. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their success rate on aggressive catches against single coverage.
    • Zone: Wins aggressive catches versus single coverage.
    • Trigger: Two receptions of 20+ yards in air
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: Travis Kelce, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Mike Evans

  • First One Free – Some players thrive on making defenders look silly. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their fakeout rate on the next juke, spin, or hurdle.
    • Zone: High fake-out rate on next juke, spin, or hurdle
    • Trigger: Three rushes of 10+ yards
    • Knockout: Tackle for loss

Player(s) with this ability: Dalvin Cook, Saquon Barkley

  • Freight Train – Freight Trains are relentless runners who refuse to go down on first contact. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their chance to break the next tackle.
    • Zone: Increased chance to break the next tackle attempt.
    • Trigger: Three rushes for 10+ yards
    • Knockout: One tackle for loss

Player(s) with this ability: Derrick Henry, Ezekiel Elliott

  • Gambler – The best quarterbacks learn to take calculated risks. When they enter the zone, they can’t be intercepted (by AI defenders) and have increased throw speed.
    • Zone: Faster passes that can’t be picked off by AI defenders.
    • Trigger: Three consecutive completions of 5+ yards
    • Knockout: Two incompletions

Player(s) with this ability: Aaron Rodgers

  • Max Security – A surehanded receiver is a quarterback’s best friend. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their success rate (and decreases knockout chance) on possession catches.
    • Zone: High success rate on possession catches.
    • Trigger: Four consecutive receptions
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: Amari Cooper, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen

  • Pro Reads – For great quarterbacks, vision and anticipation are paramount. When they enter the zone, their first open receiver is highlighted and they ignore defensive pressure.
    • Zone: Highlights the first open target and ignores pressure.
    • Trigger: Three consecutive completions of 5+ yards
    • Knockout: One sack

Player(s) with this ability: Tom Brady

  • RAC’em Up – RAC receivers fight for every possible yard after making a catch. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their success rate on RAC catches against single coverage.
    • Zone: Wins RAC catches versus single coverage.
    • Trigger: Three receptions of 20+ Yards
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill

  • Satellite – Some running backs have the talent to be elite receivers. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their success rate on possession and RAC catches against single coverage.
    • Zone: Wins RAC & possession catches vs. single coverage.
    • Trigger: Make three 10+ yard receptions
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: Alvin Kamara

  • Truzz – The most effective ball carriers prioritize maintaining possession over all else. When they enter the zone, no tackles made against them will result in a fumble.
    • Zone: Can’t fumble when in the zone.
    • Trigger: Five 1+ yard runs
    • Knockout: One tackle for loss

Player(s) with this ability: Lamar Jackson

  • Wrecking Ball – Wrecking Ball runners don’t avoid contact. They create it. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their success rate on trucks and stiff arms.
    • Zone: High success rate on next three trucks or stiff-arms.
    • Trigger: Three rushes of 10+ yards
    • Knockout: Tackle for loss

Player(s) with this ability: Nick Chubb

  • YAC’em Up – The best physical receivers don’t just come down with the ball; they carry it home. When they enter the zone, they are nearly guaranteed to break their first post-catch tackle.
    • Zone: Increased chance to break the first post-catch tackle.
    • Trigger: Three 20+ yard receptions
    • Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets

Player(s) with this ability: George Kittle, Darren Waller

DEFENSE ABILITIES

  • Avalanche – There are tacklers and then there are these guys. When they enter the zone, any successful hit-stick made while running towards the line of scrimmage will result in a fumble.
    • Zone: Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles
    • Trigger: Three hit-stick tackles
    • Knockout: 30 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Bobby Wagner, Jamal Adams

  • Blitz – Effective D-Line captains aren’t just examples to follow; they are motivators. When they enter the zone, all opposing blockers have their resistance bars wiped out.
    • Zone: On-field blockers have their resistance bars wiped.
    • Trigger: Two defensive line sacks
    • Knockout: One down played

Player(s) with this ability: Aaron Donald

  • Bottleneck – Bottleneck defenders realize that the best way to stop a route is to act early. When they enter the zone; they are highly likely to dominantly win any man press encounter.
    • Zone: Dominantly win man press attempts
    • Trigger: Two forced incompletions
    • Knockout: 30 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Jalen Ramsey

  • Fearmonger – Some pass rushers intimidate quarterbacks with their sheer presence. When they enter the zone, they can apply significant pressure on quarterbacks even while engaged with blockers.
    • Zone: Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker.
    • Trigger: Two defensive line sacks
    • Knockout: 20 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Fletcher Cox, Chandler Jones, Von Miller

  • Momentum Shift – Momentum Shift players demoralize their opponents. When they enter the zone, all on-field opponents are knocked out of the zone or lose any progress towards entering the zone.
    • Zone: On-field opponents have Zone progress wiped.
    • Trigger: Two defensive line sacks
    • Knockout: One down played

Player(s) with this ability: Chris Jones

  • Reinforcement – The game’s top defenders excel in all situations. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their chance of defeating run blocks and disrupting catches via tackles.
    • Zone: Higher chance to defeat run blocks and disrupt catches
    • Trigger: Two tackles for loss, or two incompletions
    • Knockout: 10 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Tyrann Mathieu, Derwin James Jr.

  • Relentless – The most tenacious defenders beat their blocks by sheer force of will. When they enter the zone, their rush move attempts are free.
    • Zone: Rush moves no longer cost points.
    • Trigger: One sack or tackle for loss
    • Knockout: 20 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: J.J. Watt, Nick Bosa

  • Run Stuffer – Run Stuffers can singlehandedly disrupt an offense. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one run blocks.
    • Zone: Block shedding becomes more effective versus run plays
    • Trigger: Two tackles for loss
    • Knockout: 30 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Lavonte David

  • Shutdown – Shutdown defenders have the talent to erase receivers from the game. When they enter the zone, their coverage is tighter and interceptions are more frequent on contested catches.
    • Zone: Tighter coverage and more interceptions on contested catches
    • Trigger: Two forced incompletions
    • Knockout: 30 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Jaire Alexander, Tre-Davious White, Stephon Gilmore

  • Unstoppable Force – Elite pass rushers are a mix of strength, speed, and tenacity. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one pass blocks.
    • Zone: Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding.
    • Trigger: Two defensive line sacks
    • Knockout: 10 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: DeForest Buckner, Danielle Hunter, Cameron Jordan, Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack, T.J. Watt, Myles Garrett

  • Zone Hawk – Zone Hawk defenders lock down a part of the field. When they enter the zone, this ability increases the rate of interceptions while in zone coverage.
    • Zone: More interceptions in zone coverage
    • Trigger: Two forced incompletions
    • Knockout: 30 offensive yards allowed

Player(s) with this ability: Xavien Howard, Devin McCourty, Fred Warner

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  1. Jamal Adams and Bobby Wagner have forced 9 fumbles combined in the past three years (1 in 2020) and yet they both still have that idiotic Avalanche ability. Never change, EA
    IlluminatusUIUC
    Jamal Adams and Bobby Wagner have forced 9 fumbles combined in the past three years (1 in 2020) and yet they both still have that idiotic Avalanche ability. Never change, EA

    Humphrey had 8 FF last season and no xfactor.
    Also pretty much all adams and wagner fumbles where strips rather then big hits.
    No idea what film they are watching…
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    Wagner has 5 ff in his entire career.
    Adams has 7 in his career.
    Humphrey had 8 last season!!!
    Seriously what are their xfactor based on?
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    tru11
    Wagner has 5 ff in his entire career.
    Adams has 7 in his career.
    Humphrey had 8 last season!!!
    Seriously what are their xfactor based on?
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    This stuff makes me thankful we can edit xfactors finally. My first franchise is starting out with CMac's injury rating going down to something that reflects that he missed 13 games last year, Adams & Wagner are losing their Avalanche ability, and Humphrey is getting something to reflect his skills (though maybe no avalanche because it's the worst lol).
    tru11
    Wagner has 5 ff in his entire career.
    Adams has 7 in his career.
    Humphrey had 8 last season!!!
    Seriously what are their xfactor based on?
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    Lavonte David has 24 career forced fumbles with 3 each over the last 2 seasons.
    X factors are just for marketing, change them as you see fit.

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