Find out what the abilities this year are, and which players have them in Franchise Mode!
With Madden 21ratings week, behind us, the big reveals have moved on to X-Factor abilities.
This is our list of leaked X-Factor abilities that were released, but we are updating it with verification from EA’s official reveals as they come.
Quarterback X-Factor abilities
Pro Reads highlights the first open receiver from the pocket.
Bazooka adds 15 yards to a players maximum throwing distance, up to 80 yards.
Gambler players cannot be intercepted by AI defenders. This is ideal for Franchise Mode.
Truzz this new X-Factor ability means the player cannot fumble when being tackled.
Blitz Radar highlights all blitzing players outside of defensive linemen.
Running back X-Factor abilities
First One Free increases the fakeout rate of a players next juke, spin, or hurdle.
Wrecking Ball gives players a high success rate on the next three trucks or stiff-arms.
Ankle Breaker increases fakeout rates on spin, juke, and hurdles after the catch.
Wide receiver & tight end X-Factor abilities
Double Me means these players win aggressive catches against single coverage.
RAC ‘Em Up means these players win RAC catches against single coverage.
Max Security means these players have a high success rate on possession catches.
YAC ‘Em Up increases the chance to break the first post-catch tackle.
Defensive X-Factor abilities
Unstoppable Force increases the win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one pass blocks.
Fearmonger applies significant pressure on QBs even when the X-Factor player is engaged with blockers.
Relentless players get their first rush move attempt for free.
Reinforcement increased the chance of defeating run blocks and disrupting catches via tackles.
Avalanche guarantees that a successful hit-stick when running towards the line of scrimmage will result in a fumble.
Blitz players make all opposing blockers have their resistance bars wiped out.
Run Stuffer increases the win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one run blocks.
Momentum Shift knocks all on-field opponents out of the zone, and loses any progression they had toward the zone.
Shutdown allows tighter coverage and more frequent interceptions on contested catches.
Hi-Lo Deadeye all high and low passes are thrown with perfect accuracy.
Run N Gun has perfet accuracy while throwing on the run.
Brick Wall passers are almost guaranteed to break the first sack attempt by any blitzing defender.
Omaha passers have full vision of the secondary’s defensive coverage before the snap.
Mossed players have greatly increased success rates on aggressive catches of 55+ yards regardless of coverage.
Wrecking Ball running backs have increased success rate on the next three trucks or stiff arms.
Grab And Smash receivers have an increased success chance on stiff arm and truck attempts after the catch.
Vanguard blockers are nearly guaranteed dominant impact block wins.
Selfless players allow all on-field teammates to enter the zone as well.
Universal Coverage defenders are nearly guaranteed knockouts.
Brace yourself, there are a LOT of Superstar abilities in Madden 21.
Quarterback Superstar abilities
Immune to throw penalties caused by pressure when feet are set in the pocket
Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan
Hot Route Master
Access to four extra hot routes during pre-play
Set Feet Lead
Increased throw power on bullet precision passes made while their feet are set
Able to make all hot route & blocking adjustments twice as fast
Faster and more responsive to input while rolling out of the pocket
Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson
Faster throwing animations when under pressure
Kyler Murray, Carson Wentz, Lamar Jackson
Perfect accuracy on all throws under 40 yards while running outside the pocket
Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers
Red Zone Deadeye
Perfect accuracy on all unpressured throws inside the red zone
Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees
Perfect accuracy on all cross-body throws up to 20 yards
While in the pocket, almost guaranteed to break the first sack attempt by a DB
Immune to throw penalties caused by pressure while on the run
Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson
Perfect accuracy on all throws outside the numbers
Sleight of Hand
High chance of success on pump fakes and double moves
Perfect Accuracy on all unpressured throws while feet are set outside the pocket
Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson
Faster passing animations and increased velocity on bullet passes
Immediately respond to user input (and defenders react more slowly) on designed QB runs
Improve the catching prowess of all tight ends who are open
Perfect accuracy on all lob or touch passes
Easier zone targets when playing indoors
Improved catching for all running backs who are open
Midway through the 4th quarter in close games, players can easily enter (and remain in) the zone
Tom Brady, Russell Wilson
Almost guaranteed to evade the first sack attempt by a blitzing DB in the pocket
Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson
Steerable juke animations
Long Range Deadeye
Perfect accuracy on all deep throws with their feet set