Madden 21 Reveals New X-Factor Abilities For Wide Receivers And Tight Ends

EA has revealed more of the 50 new Superstar X-Factor abilities in Madden NFL 21. After detailing Quarterback abilities yesterday, the latest update focuses on the offensive side of the ball with wide receivers and tight ends like George Kittle, Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, and more.

Superstar X-Factors are powerful abilities designed to mimic the real-life talent and characteristics of some of the NFL’s best players. By completing specific milestones with an X-Factor player, their special ability will trigger as they enter the zone and only end after certain Knockout conditions are met, such as a dropped catch or consecutive non-targets.

Here is the latest X-Factor reveals:

San Francisco's star tight end.
San Francisco’s star tight end.

George Kittle: Yac’em Up–Making house calls.

Zone: Increased chance to break the first post-catch tackle.

Trigger: Three 20+ yard receptions.

Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets.

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Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill: Rac’em Up–Runner after the catch.

Zone: Wins RAC catches versus single coverage.

Trigger: Three receptions of 20+ Yards.

Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets.

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Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, and Michael Thomas: Max Security–Surehanded receivers.

Zone: High success rate on possession catches.

Trigger: Four consecutive completions.

Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets.

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Adam Thielen, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Travis Kelce: Double Me–A jump-ball pro.

Zone: Wins aggressive catches versus single coverage.

Trigger: Two receptions of 20+ yards in air.

Knockout: One drop, incompletion, or three consecutive non-targets.

Madden NFL 21 launches on August 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. EA is also offering Dual Entitlement, allowing players who purchase a next-gen PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X the option to upgrade their copy of Madden NFL 21 from the current generation consoles at no additional cost. For more details, check out our Madden NFL 21 pre-order guide.

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