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Madden 22 X Factors Players – Offensive & Defensive X Factors Revealed

Check out all the players with Superstar X-Factors in Madden 22

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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 FactorWhat It DoesPlayer
Bazooka Max throwing distance increased (83 yards total) when in the zone
Patrick Mahomes
Blitz Radar
Highlights extra blitzersRussell Wilson
Faster passes that can’t be picked off by AI defendersAaron Rodgers
Pro Read
Highlights the first open target and ignores pressureTom Brady
Can’t fumble when in the zoneLamar Jackson
Ankle Breaker
Increased fakeout rates on skill moves following the catchChristian McCaffery
Double MeWins 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 hurdleSaquon Barkley and Dalvin Cook
Freight Train Increased chance to break the next tackle attemptDerrick Henry and Ezekiel Elliott
Max Security
High success rate on possession catchesAmari Cooper, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen
Rac’Em Up
Wins RAC catches versus single coverageStefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill
Wins RAC & possession catches vs. single coverageAlvin Kamara
Wrecking Ball
High success rate on next three trucks or stiff-armsNick Chubb
Yac’Em Up
Increased chance to break the first post-catch tackleGeorge Kittle and Darren Waller

Defensive X Factors

X FactorWhat It DoesPlayer
Avalanche Downhill hit-sticks force fumblesBobby Wagner, Jamal Adams

On-field blockers have their resistance bars wipedAaron Donald
Two forced incompletions
Jalen Ramsey
Chance to pressure the QB while engaged with a blockerFletcher Cox, Chandler Jones, Von Miller
Momentum ShiftOn-field opponents have Zone progress wipedChris Jones
Higher chance to defeat run blocks and disrupt catchesDerwin JAmes Jr, Tyrann Mathieu
RelentlessRush moves no longer cost pointsJ.J Watt, Nick Bosa
Run Stuffer
Block shedding becomes more effective versus run playsLavonte David
ShutdownTighter coverage and more interceptions on contested catchesJaire Alexander, Tre’Davious White, Stephon Gilmore
Unstoppable Force Pass rush wins lead to quicker block sheddingDeforest Buckner, Cameon Jordan, Danielle Hunter, Joey Bosa, Khalil Mack, T.J Watt, Myles Garrett
Zone HawkMore interceptions in zone coverageXaviewn 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.


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