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Madden NFL 21: New Abilities And Players

After the debut of the next-gen version of Madden NFL 21, EA Sports has dropped a significant update to the current-gen version. It is very probable that this update also affects the new version of the game. This big update goes from the addition of new Superstars to the integration of X-Factor abilities.


The new superstar abilities are many, but one is Film Study. Via coach cam, the defenders with this ability will have a full vision of plays the offense has run 5 times each quarter. The development team explains this integration with the next dev note: “Based on the feedback received from the Madden 21 beta, we re-worked this ability to provide more balance across our multiple game modes. One of those adjustments is based on players telling us it was too easy for the ability to activate, making it too powerful. In response, the ability will now require a variable number of repeated offensive play calls before activating. This number will scale up or down based on the current quarter as well as the game’s quarter length settings, with the required amount being always displayed via X-Factor Vision in pre-play. Additionally, defender knowledge of these repeated plays will be wiped out when a quarter ends, giving the offense a bit more leeway with how they run their play-calling”.


Another ability is the Backlash Ball: carriers with this ability will cause increased fatigue penalties against their tackler when tackled via a non-conservative tackle. With Recuperation: players with this ability will recover from the effects of fatigue at an increased rate between plays. And finally, with Honorary Lineman: non-offensive linemen with this ability will frequently win Impact Blocks when blocking defensive backs in the open field.


The new X-Factor players are Alvin Kamara (Saints), Lavonte David (Buccaneers), and DeForest Buckner (Colts). In addition, the new Superstar Players are DK Metcalf (Seahawks), Terry McLaurin (Washington Football Team), Aaron Jones (Packers), Calvin Ridley (Falcons), Darren Waller (Raiders), Jamison Crowder (Jets), Brian Burns (Panthers), Myles Jack (Jaguars), Jessie Bates III (Bengals), Ali Marpet (Buccaneers), Jonathan Allen (Washington Football Team), Josh Allen (Bills).


Madden NFL 21 on the new generation of consoles (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S), and also on the past generation (PS4 and Xbox One). If you are enjoying the game, you can buy Madden coins on MUTeamGo store!


(Contributed by GB; Edited by Hermes_Fang)