Madden 21 has brand new pass-rush moves to show off the entire new pressure system, here's everything you need to know.
Now live for those who purchased the MVP Edition and/or have an EA Access subscription, Madden 21 boasts brand new features. New game mode: The Yard has garnered a lot of attention, as well as the revamped pass-rushing system for pressuring the QB.
One of the new twists for pass-rushing, is the introduction of the pass-rush budget. It's basically a seperate stamina bar for pass-rushing moves showing how many any given rusher will be able to perform in one play. This feels much more realistic when considering how many edge-rushers win vs. an offensive tackle with a speed-to-power rush.
Madden 21 Pass Rush Moves: Everything You Need to Know
Switching from last years controls which used the buttons to rush the passer, Madden 21 pass rush moves are performed with the right stick. Depending on the attributes of the defender, Bull Rushes, Rips, Swims, or Speed Rushes bending around the edge will be more or less effective.
Certain players will also have X-Factors which will alow for extra success on certain pass-rushing moves. That is, of course, unless you're playing with the Jets. The only team not to be awarded an X-Factor player.