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Madden NFL 21 Reveals Some X-Factor Abilities For Quarterbacks

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Madden NFL 21 Reveals Some X-Factor Abilities For Quarterbacks

Madden NFL 21 has officially kicked off their reveal of more than 50 all-new X-Factor abilities, with quarterbacks today, featuring Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers.

Madden NFL X-Factors are the powerful in-game abilities mimicking real-life talent, behavior and characteristics that help take teams to new heights and raise their game when it matters most.

Todays X-Factors include the following:

  • Patrick Mahomes: Bazooka – Generational arm strength
    • Zone: Max throwing distance increased by 15+ yards (80 yards total) when in the zone.
    • Trigger: One completed pass of 30+ yards in air
    • Knockout: One sack
  • Lamar Jackson: Truzz – Possession over all else
    • Zone: Can’t fumble when in the zone.
    • Trigger: Five 1+ yard runs
    • Knockout: One tackle for loss

  • Tom Brady & Drew Brees: Pro Reads – Keeps the chains moving
    • Zone: Highlights the first open target and ignores pressure.
    • Trigger: Three consecutive completions of 5+ yards
    • Knockout: One sack

  • Russell Wilson: Blitz Radar – Defensive recognition
    • Zone: Highlights extra blitzers
    • Trigger: Three scrambles of 10+ yards
    • Knockout: Two sacks
  • Aaron Rodgers: Gambler – Takes calculated risks.
    • Zone: Faster passes that can’t be picked off by AI defenders.
    • Trigger: Three consecutive completions of 5+ yards
    • Knockout: Two incompletions

Each day this week Madden will continue to share the NFL superstars that will claim the exciting new X-Factor features.

Madden NFL 21 launches on August 28, or 3 days earlier by pre-ordering the MVP Edition. EA SPORTS also offers Dual Entitlement, creating ways for players who purchase either an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 to upgrade their copy of Madden NFL 21 from prior generation Xbox One or PlayStation 4 platforms, at no additional cost.

This offer will be in place all the way through the Madden NFL 21 season, up to the release of Madden NFL 22, so players can upgrade whenever they first purchase their new console within that period. Of note, physical discs cannot currently be used to upgrade to discless consoles.

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  1. IlluminatusUIUC
    These seem really easy to trigger. Pro Reads and Truzz could be flipped on before you cross midfield on your opening drive.
    The card art is really cool though.
    From my limited time playing. I feel as though the passers maybe expect Lamar card. Are actually needed. The way this game is headed for the passers they don't seem that special in the last few years.
    That guy winning the tournament by just running the ball every single time exposed that too a point. So it should be easy to get in a zone with some of the best passers in football in my humble opinion.
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    PhillyPhanatic14
    Whoever designed this website needs to rethink it. It takes like 3 clicks and new pages to actually get to the abilities. Nobody has time for that mess.
    Haha I was confused as well.
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    jeebs9
    Haha I was confused as well.
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    Yeah dude i looked at Lamar's and then i was over it. I'll wait for someone to create a list or just figure out during ea access. Not worth dealing with such a clunky site.
    IlluminatusUIUC
    These seem really easy to trigger. Pro Reads and Truzz could be flipped on before you cross midfield on your opening drive.

    If Pro Reads is the same as Madden 20, a qualifying pass must travel 5 yards in the air beyond the line of scrimmage to count towards it, so you can't just throw swing passes and bubble screens to activate it, you have to actually attempt to drive the ball down field a little bit. That said, it's indeed still pretty easy to trigger. When playing against a user-controlled Tom Brady, sometimes my opponent would have Pro Reads on for literally half the game lol.
    The Truzz activation condition also feels incredibly easy, but that ability also isn't nearly as powerful as First One Free or Freight Train so I think I get the intent of the balance at least. We'll see how effective it is. The knockout condition is also relatively easy.
    Its actually stronger.
    Being able to juke and spin and whatever without worrying that you fumble is about as strong as it gets when running the ball.
    If activated you can run with reckless abandon worrying about only getting injured.
    Lamar has a few abilities that support his running lol
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