X Factors and the players that possess these abilities have become quite a popular addition to the Madden franchise. Superstar X Factors can bring even more talent into the mix, with the game-changing ability to make the NFL players feel unbeatable. You will often find Superstar X Factors with some of the highest-rated players in the game, and at this level, the slightest improvements could bring in that victory for your roster.
What Are Superstar X Factors?
Madden 22 X Factors are special abilities that compliment some of the greatest current NFL players and their natural abilities on the field. These abilities are split into defensive and offensive categories, with around one to two players in each roster featuring an X-Factor.
Madden 22 X Factors Players & What They Do
Below you can see the different X Factors, what they do, and which players are blessed with those abilities. Some X Factors are unique to a specific player, whereas others may have three or four players attached.
Offensive X Factors
X Factor What It Does Player
Bazooka Max throwing distance increased (83 yards total) when in the zone
Highlights extra blitzers Russell Wilson
Faster passes that can’t be picked off by AI defenders Aaron Rodgers
Highlights the first open target and ignores pressure Tom Brady
Can’t fumble when in the zone Lamar Jackson
Increased fakeout rates on skill moves following the catch Christian McCaffery
Double Me Wins aggressive catches versus single coverage
Travis Kelce, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Mike Evans
First One Free
High fake-out rate on next juke, spin, or hurdle Saquon Barkley and Dalvin Cook
Freight Train Increased chance to break the next tackle attempt Derrick Henry and Ezekiel Elliott
High success rate on possession catches Amari Cooper, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen
Wins RAC catches versus single coverage Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill
Wins RAC & possession catches vs. single coverage Alvin Kamara
High success rate on next three trucks or stiff-arms Nick Chubb
Increased chance to break the first post-catch tackle George Kittle and Darren Waller
Defensive X Factors
X Factor What It Does Player
Avalanche Downhill hit-sticks force fumbles Bobby Wagner, Jamal Adams
On-field blockers have their resistance bars wiped Aaron Donald
Two forced incompletions
Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blocker Fletcher Cox, Chandler Jones, Von Miller
Momentum Shift On-field opponents have Zone progress wiped Chris Jones
Higher chance to defeat run blocks and disrupt catches Derwin JAmes Jr, Tyrann Mathieu
Relentless Rush moves no longer cost points J.J Watt, Nick Bosa
Block shedding becomes more effective versus run plays Lavonte David
Shutdown Tighter coverage and more interceptions on contested catches Jaire Alexander, Tre’Davious White, Stephon Gilmore
Unstoppable Force Pass rush wins lead to quicker block shedding Deforest Buckner, Cameon Jordan, Danielle Hunter, Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack, T.J Watt, Myles Garrett
Zone Hawk More interceptions in zone coverage Xaviewn Howard, Devin McCourty, Fred Warner
EA unveiled the list of players with X Factors not too long ago, let’s take a look at the confirmed Madden 22 X Factors and the players that feature those abilities.