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Major New Gameplay Features Coming To Madden 23

Madden 23 is well in development, and SGO has learned of some major new gameplay features fans can expect with the next installment of the game from EA Sports.

Everything is currently being tested within the company and still is in development. That said, these changes will see major overhauls to the game’s tackling and passing systems.

Madden 23 Gameplay Features

Hit Everything

The first new system is known as “Hit Everything”. 

This system, according to EA Sports, will see the game take a step back from  “animation driven gameplay”. The Hit Everything system will see players have more “organic and consistent tackling results when trying to hit players around the field”. Players will use the Hit Stick to trigger “physics driven animations that reward who you are as a tackler and how much impact you brought to a pile.

Tackle Battles

What appears to be a new minigame within the game, Tackle Battles happen when a user attempts to perform a Conservative Tackle with A/X. This minigame will see users mash the A/X button to either make the tackle or break a tackle. During a Tackle Battle, the ball carrier will be more susceptible to fumbles depending on various attributes. Players will be required to use various mechanics like protecting the ball and give-up to avoid the various hit stick and strip attempts from defenders.

Skill-Based Passing

The biggest overhaul coming in terms of gameplay based on the information so far is to the passing game in Madden 23. Madden 23 gameplay will feature a brand new skill-based passing system that will allow players to have more control over the placement, power, and/or accuracy of their passes.

In addition to being able to toggle the system on and off — you know, like the old passing cone from years back — the skill-based passing feature will include a number of various options that can be individually set.

The full list of options available will be:

Madden 23 Gameplay PassingAccuracy Enabled = ON

Enabling the Accuracy Meter allows control over the outcome of the pass being accurate or inaccurate. Land the meter in the light green area for a perfect pass every time. Wait too long to release the button and you will throw an inaccurate pass.

 

 

Madden 23 Gameplay Passing StrengthStrength Enabled = ON

The Strength Meter appears only when the Accuracy Meter is turned off. The Strength Meter lets you visually see how much power you are putting on the pass, by filling-up the green semi-circles depending on how long you hold the pass button. This can be used to control the arc of the ball.

 

Short-duration hold = a higher arc, loftier pass

Medium-duration hold = a moderate arc, touch-pass

Long-duration hold = a straight-line, bullet pass

Precision Pass Ellipse (with Reticle)

Madden 23 Gameplay Passing Reticle

Ellipse (with Reticle) Enabled = ON 

displays a grey target area indicating the area of the field the receivers are able to reach the ball. You can steer the placement of the ball by moving the Reticle within the target area using the L-Stick

Grid-Snapping = ON

The reticle will snap to predetermined areas of the ellipse (target area grey circle) based on your L-stick inputs.

Free-Form Reticle

Holding RT while passing the ball unleashes free form precision passing. This allows you to place the ball anywhere inside or outside the grey target area. This extra level of control is intended to be high risk/high reward. With free-form reticle, you can place the ball anywhere you like, but your receiver may not be able to get to the ball.

Reticle Speed slider:

Reticle Speed controls how fast the reticle moves in free form mode.

Slowdown Effect:

Lastly, Slowdown is an option that allows you to slow down the game at the moment you execute a pass, allowing users more time to aim the pass set strength/accuracy meters. The lower the number, the more the game is slowed-down when making a pass.

Examples of the slowdown effect are:

  • 25 = game slows down to 25% of normal Madden speed
  • 50 = game slows to 50% of normal Madden speed
  • 75 = game slows to 75% of normal Madden speed
  • 100 = No slowdown effect. Game runs at normal Madden speed

Madden 23 is expected to launch this August for console and PC. Stay tuned for more on Madden 23 gameplay and more from SGO.


What are your thoughts on the new features coming to Madden 23? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the conversation further at the official SGO Discord Server.

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Mitch
Mitch
2 days ago

Not sure I’ve ever seen a game get one person that spams comments so negatively. I mean soooo many posts. If you don’t like it Michael, please don’t buy and move on. It’s annoying having to sift through drunk guys post after post just trying to see if anyone has any other info.

Michael
Michael
11 days ago

The real reason of why i’m not interested in madden NFL 23 is that madden NFL of football games plays unfair is the way of the SPORTS GAME BEING UNPLAYABLE BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING ABOUT SKILL MEANING NO REAL USER CONTROL IN SPORTS GAMES ,FREAKING ALL ANIMATIONS,WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO REALLY HAPPEN IS THAT MAYBE THE UNITED STATES NEED TO FREAKING BANNED SPORTS GAMES ON CONSOLES WHICH SHOULD REALLY happen.

Mitch
Mitch
2 days ago
Reply to  Michael

Im assuming this is trolling. Banning sports games on consoles is something either a troll or an insane person would say. Makes no sense

Michaeltails
Michaeltails
1 month ago

I quit playing madden NFL football games because of dynamic gameplay mechanics of difficultly adjustment towards freaking animations driven gameplay mechanics of freaking football game by electronic arts company called madden NFL football games series BY FREAKING Electronic arts company OF WORTHLESS physics that Doesn’t EVEN FUCKING MATTER OF THE GODDAMN WORTHLESS THAT IS Electronic arts madden NFL football game series PRODUCT BY A DAMN Worthless PRODUCT OF WORTHLESS DAMN SPORTS games,I QUIT BUYING PERIOD AND DYNAMIC gameplay DIFFICULTLY MECHANICS OF THE WORTHLESS SCAM THAT Electronic arts IS PULLING ON THEIR GODDAMN FOOTBALL game,I QUIT BUYING period – permanently BECAUSE Electronic arts company JUST LOST A FUCKING CONSUMER THEN FOR FREAKING Eternity,I QUIT.

Michaeltails
Michaeltails
1 month ago

Madden NFL 23 seriously needs pulled from the sports gaming since the new features in madden NFL 23 seriously is another scam of a scandal by Ea sports to make freaking profit over ultimate team again,face of the franchise again and the yard again of BEING FALSE ADVERTISEMENT BECAUSE THE FAR TRUTH PERIOD IS MADDEN NFL 23 ISN’T EVEN THE NEXT GEN LEVEL OF BEING A TRUE NEXT GEN EXPERIENCE AT ALL-DONE WITH Electronic arts company OF VIDEOGAMES,EA FREAKING DESERVES TO LOOSE IT’S ENTIRE CONSUMERS HONESTLY AND THAT’S THE REAL DIRECT TRUTH PERIOD OF HOW I FEEL ABOUT FOOTBALL GETTING DIRECTLY NOWHERE.

houston gamblers
houston gamblers
1 month ago

all i want to see is the scoreboard thats it

Michaeltails
Michaeltails
1 month ago

Ea sports madden NFL 23 isn’t really true next gen experience at all period honestly because madden nfl 23 steals features from other game companies.and people are so sick of face of the franchise again THE YARD again AND ultimate team again because electronic arts company Doesn’t deserve the rights to make a NFL football game period at all?

Michaeltails
Michaeltails
1 month ago

What madden NFL 23 really needs is to be cancel pronto of this FUCKING Bullshit sports game you FUCKING called simulation football catered towards FUCKING arcade selfless children opening mut packs all day of the worthless sports game of FUCKING madden NFL football period you a damn about it’s that all the nfl and electronic arts cares about is FUCKING money of FUCKING football nonsense of FUCKING money talks on trees,then grow up and have something to say then because this madden NFL of the nfl license from electronic arts needs FUCKING ripped to shreds and the exclusive license agreement from making college football games because madden NFL 23 deserves the right to be FUCKING cancel damn period?

Miles Gabriel
Miles Gabriel
1 month ago

I QUIT PLAYING football games because of madden NFL series community and the whole entire earth want madden NFL 23 to be unfair each year then I QUIT PLAYING football games of FUCKING SPORTS games of worthless people on earth doesn’t study People’s emotions because of cheap gimmicks of FUCKING FALSE advertisement year after year,i quit buying sports games,GOOD RIDDANCE THEN.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

This is unfair AND unacceptable BECAUSE madden NFL 23 shouldn’t take user skill mechanics of cheap gimmicks BECAUSE football games are left WITHOUT strategic / physical football games,lol

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

All you done is nothing so far ,all madden NFL 23 is a worthless disgrace towards the public of MESSING WITH PEOPLES EMOTIONS BECAUSE electronic ARTS AND THE FREAKING DEVELOERS NEEDS BANNED FROM MAKING THIS GODDAMN NFL football GAME IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE What’s MADDEN NFL 23 is DOING IS DEAD WRONG?

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I quit because Electronic arts AND Clinton Oldenburg and worthless develoers ARE ruining this FREAKING sports if user skilled BULLCRAP OF them making the GODDAMN madden NFL 23 in THE FIRST BECAUSE Clinton Oldenburg And THE DEVELOERS ARE THE ONES TO BLAME OF MADDEN NFL 23 SHOULDN’T EVEN BE MADE IN THE FIRST BY FUCKING Electronic arts IN THE FIRST BECAUSE THE NFL LICENSE needs to be put in THE SHREDDER AND EXCLUSIVE NFL LICENSE TOO AS BECAUSE Electronic ARTS AND DEVELOERS WENT WAY TOO FAR WITH MADDEN NFL 23 AND THE ENTIRE Community SERVICES OF Electronic ARTS NEEDS SUED AND THE NFL AS WELL?

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

The other reason electronic arts has went too because madden NFL 23 sounds like a even more DISGRACE PITFULL SPORTS OF NFL FOOTBALL yEAR AFTER YEAR,I QUIT PLAYING SPORTS games OF GODDAMN NFL FOOTBALL WHICH IS FREAKING MADDEN NFL football SERIES IS A WORTHLESS PIECE of SHIT MADE BY THE WORST COMPANY IN America THAT CAN’T A NORMAL FUNCTIONAL FOOTBALL game

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

This madden NFL 23 features freaking sound ridiculous FROM BEING MADE IN THE GODDAMN FIRST BECAUSE ELECTRONIC arts AND Clinton Oldenburg and worthless develoers MAKE THIS A WORTHLESS PILE OF DIPSHIT TRASH OF PIECE of throughout the yard FACE OF THE franchise SUCKS AND ultimate TEAM AND THE stupidity OF Clinton Oldenburg and worthless develoers ARE A TRASH COMPANY THAT MAKES SHITTY ASS VIDEO games OF STUPID SPORTS games OF SELFLESS INGREDIENT STUPID PEOPLE BECAUSE THE WORTHLESS MADDEN NFL 23 features ARE A FREAKING WASTELAND OF BULLCRAP OF SHIT

Mitch
Mitch
2 days ago
Reply to  Michael

You are a very angry person. Post after post after post after post. Just don’t buy the game and move on. Did your girlfriend cheat on you with a madden developer? Grow up.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Michael vernon Gabriel the second would mean Michael tails gabriel MEANING i probably am a damien tails Gabriel here honestly

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

This is exactly the freaking nfl license needs to be in the shredder lol

MILITIA23
MILITIA23
1 month ago

Can we get some competition nfl 2k5 is still hands down best football game ever. We need a. Ew developer or competition to EA. The exclusive deal is crap

Vaarg
Vaarg
1 month ago

Until 2k gets the rights i won’t be purchasing a madden game and everyone else should do the same .#boycottthisshite

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Vaarg

I don’t like being told what I should do.

Vaarg
Vaarg
1 month ago

Will the computer players still run in random animations ?

Tyler
Tyler
1 month ago
Reply to  Vaarg

who cares you said you weren’t buying it

Miles Gabriel
Miles Gabriel
1 month ago
Reply to  Vaarg

Well,the computer of the cpu cheats then since Clinton Oldenburg and the worthless develoers CAN’T fixed madden NFL at all because electronic ARTS should get Rid of the frostbite engine or the stupidity of hypermotion doesn’t fix anything MEANING Electronic ARTS should get A NEW ENGINE AND MAKE A REGULAR NFL SIMULATION GAME FROM SCRATCH BECAUSE SKILLED based mechanics of cheap gimmickS ISN’T IT BECAUSE OF STRATEGY and gameplanING FOR YOU’RE opponent DICTATES THE STRENGTH OF THE SCHEDULE OR DIVISION YOU’RE IN,LOL

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Yep, everyone is angry because glitching the game, and money plays will be more difficult. Welcome to a Madden game that requires true skill to win games. Congratulations EA Sports. Just as expected, 90% of Madden Players will cry and complain. Now let’s see all of you glitchers try to win legitimate games. 🤣

Lance Enchainte
Lance Enchainte
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

This.

The lack of player-driven mechanic skill that came about in late 2000’s/early 2010’s is what killed my interest in the game.

Unless you playing multiplayer, it’s all about the skill of the player combined with their playcalling rather than just relying on the money plays year-in and year-out.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I don’t agreed with theese features,madden nfl 23 in alot of trouble for putting this stuff in games because nobody asked for face of the franchise and ultimate team ruining football games for the Last decade Really Year AFTER YEAR

ogsyrrrrrrrr
ogsyrrrrrrrr
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

stop it!!!

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

You’re just mad because it will actually take skill now to win.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I’m not buying madden nfl 23 because it’s all about ultimate team and face of the franchise of fing bullshit year after year,i used to like madden nfl before utimate team was intruduce before madden nfl 10 like madden nfl 07 because it’s all about the cash of ravenue of mut garbage of a worthless NFL football game of sports ball every goddamn year.

Tim Snyder
Tim Snyder
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

You have no class if you think madden ultimate team is bad. It’s the whole reason for the game. If you don’t like it don’t play. It’s not the game for you if you suck at it.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Snyder

You think i have no then you’re the real because the reason this game is worthless piece of throughout the yard,FACE OF THE franchise SUCKS AND ultimate TEAM AND THE STUPIDITY OF Clinton Oldenburg and Worthless DEVELOERS CAN’T MAKE A NFL GAME THAT’S REASONABLE ENOUGH PATHETIC LOW LIFES MORANS.

Miles Gabriel
Miles Gabriel
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Snyder

The madden game is unfair because of worthless develoers CAN’T fixed madden NFL then Electronic ARTS HAS NO BUSINESS TO MAKE A NFL FOOTBALL GAME BECAUSE OF HOW UNFAIR THE WHOLE SPORTS GAMING WORLD IS HONESTLY BECAUSE Electronic ARTS DOESN’T EVEN DESERVE THE RIGHTS TO MAKE SPORTS gameS BECAUSE OF YOU UNRULY SOF YOU AND Clinton Oldenburg AND THE WHOLE ENTIRELY OF THE DEVELOERS OF THE WORTHLESS Madden NFL FOOTBALL COMMUNITY.

anony mouse
1 month ago

ok but please make stuff challenge-able :/

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  anony mouse

Madden nfl 23 then is a disgrace towards the public of a disaster of worthless ass features that monopolize the freaking nfl license year after year with freaking garbage as features of ultimate team,face of the franchise again also bullshit of a a worthless sports nfl selfless greed which boils down to money because i used to like before ultimate team was first intruduce and now i i fucking don’t anymore because the very best madden was madden nfl 05 till 07 because after that madden nfl went to shit and even more shit.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

Electronic arts should give us a break more likey here because of these goddamn worthless features of a fucking disgraceful of a football gaming disaster of worthless shit.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

I’m pissed off because they’re making madden nfl 23 WAY TOO complicated too even play anymore because then this is the real problem of electronic arts and the worthless Clinton Oldenburg and the the game developers ruining the football game of making a mockery of their own selves because ea always seems too freaking monopolize the nfl license #dropea.

varun
varun
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

calm down michael it’s a video game it shouldn’t be getting you this triggered

Layne Arias
Layne Arias
1 month ago
Reply to  varun

you suck 🤢🤮

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Layne Arias

He sucks because he speaks the truth? It is just a game.

Miles Gabriel
Miles Gabriel
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck

JUST A GAME,OH REALLY ,YOU FUCKS RATHER EAT HORSE OF THIS STUPIDITY OF Clinton Oldenburg and worthless develoers ARE ruining this FREAKING sports games OF THE GODDAMN MADDEN NFL SERIES,JUST,THEN YOU FUCKS THINK I SUCK WHEN I DON’T SUCK Because OF THIS Worthless SPORTS GAME OF FUCKING NFL FOOTBALL gameS OF STUPIDITY OF WORTHLESS CHILDREN OF FUCKING ULTIMATE team again ,THE YARD AS IN OF A BUNCH OF UTTERLY ILL REJECTS WHO PLAY THIS PITFULL SPORTS GAME CALLED madden NFL football OF THE DAMN Electronic ARTS AND Clinton Oldenburg and the ENTIRELY OF THE Madden NFL football SERIES COMMUNITY BY FUCKING Electronic arts.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Layne Arias

You’re wrong i don’t suck at all,Then you can’t really tell me that i suck because i don’t obviously because my names miles per hour gabriel here

Chuck
Chuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

It should be complicated. I like what they are doing this year. It should take skill to win.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck

Then electronic arts shouldn’t be making football games period BECAUSE ELECTRONIC ARTS NEEDS BANNED FROM MAKING A ALL OUT SPORTS GAMING WAR CRISIS OF A GAMING DISASTER THEN?

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

Electronic ARTS NEEDS banned FROM making A nfl football game period BECAUSE MADDEN NFL IS TRASHED MEANING FACE OF THE FRANCHISE SUCKS AND ULTIMATE TEAM AND EVERYONE HAD ENOUGH THE YARD BECAUSE electronic ARTS NEEDS banned FROM making MADDEN NFL 23 OR I’M DONE PLAYING SPORTS GAMES PERIOD