Madden NFL 20 is an American football video game based on the National Football League (NFL) and the latest installment in the long-running Madden NFL series where you take the journey of an NFL superstar. You begin as a NCAA quarterback whose objective is to dominate the College Footbal Playoff, then impress the scouts at the NFL Combine before being drafted by an NFL team. Check out our Madden NFL 20 cheats and tips page on building a Super Bowl dynasty.
Cheats, Tips and Strategy
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include why you should know your team and playing online. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:
Know your Team
In order to succesfully run the ball on offense you need to know how to use the players on your team to get the best out of them. This means knowing their skills and abilities and understanding their strengths and weaknesses. Check out our Choosing a Team Guide to see the ratings of all the teams in Madden NFL 20.
Diversify your Offense
The key to marching up and down the field on offense is to diversify your offense so it is not predictable. Rifling deep passes downfield every play is fun and will lead to huge plays and quick scores but it will also lead to a lot of turnovers. Instead mix up pass plays with running plays and add in the odd quarterback scramble to keep your opponent on their toes. Check out our Passing Guide to learn about the different types of passes a quarterback can attempt.
Check the Play
Always double-check your play art before the ball is snapped to ensure you know what needs to be done. The play art will show you what your blockers are doing, which hole needs to be hit, and the number of defenders in the 'box'. Use the right trigger to check the play art.
Hit the Hole
Running plays on offense have a lane often referred to as a 'hole' which you must hit for the play to be successful. At the snap of the ball you will sometimes notice other lanes that look more appealing but these are often a part of the play you are running that is designed to decieve defenses. If you attempt to improvise during a play your blockers won't be in sync with you.
Protect the Ball
Always protect the ball when an opposing player is nearby to prevent a turnover. Although protecting the ball will slow you down and make you more likely to be tackled by the opponent it will mean you keep possession and move forward on the field. On consoles you protect the ball by using the R1 or RB buttons. Check out our How to Avoid Tackles Guide to learn about the different ways you can avoid being tackled.
Don't Spam Sprint
Don't spam 'Sprint' (R2 and RT buttons on consoles) as doing so will burn up much-needed stamina and could result in costing you a touchdown. Save your sprints for when you see an open space and use the sudden burst of speed to get ahead of the defensive line to reach it.
Participating in games online with other players is the best way to become better at the game and to receive rewards. If you play online early on, you will have a better chance of reaching the key milestones required to unlock some of the highest rated player cards in Madden NFL 20.
Log In Regularly
Ultimate Team rewards you for logging in on consecutive days and it is an easy way to help build your team. There are also plenty of surprise challenges that will suddenly appear throughout the season, so logging in regularly will help to ensure you don't miss them. Check out our MUT Coins Farming Guide to find out how you can grind MUT coins in challenges.
We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Madden NFL 20, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.