Madden 24 Controls Guide for PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Madden 24


Madden 24

Madden 24 is finally here, and players are eager to try the new game out. This edition brings plenty of new features and delivers a realistic experience like never before.

However, before diving head-first into Madden 24, it's important you are familiar with the controls. This will give you an advantage against other players, and save you from many frustrating moments.

Madden controls haven't changed a lot in the past couple of years and that trend continued this year. If you are a veteran Madden player, these controls will feel very familiar to you.

So, without further ado, let's master the Madden 24 controls.

Madden 24 controls

As mentioned above, we didn't see massive changes in the controls for Madden 24. So, if you are very familiar with the Madden 23 controls, you should be able to master all of them in no time.

Madden 24
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Some small changes can be made, but it's highly unlikely. Nevertheless, if that happens, we will make sure to update the article.

So, let's get right into it.

Madden 24 offense controls

Defense might win you titles, but offense will win you plenty of games in Maden 24. To execute perfect passes, blow by defenders, and find a clear path to the end zone, you need to master the offense controls.

Knowing how to juke left, protect the ball, or dive, can be very important. Mastering these controls can take you from a good player to a great one.

Ball carrier controls

Madden 24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Stiff Arm
A
X
Dive
X
Spin
B or rotate RS
O or rotate RS
Hurdle
Y
Jump Hurdle
Y + LS
▲+LS
Pitch
LB
L1
Sprint
RT
R2
Protect Ball
RB
R1
Truck
RS Up
RS Up
Dead Leg
RS Down
RS Down
Juke Left
RS Left
RS Left
Juke Right
RS Right
RS Right

It's crucial that you know how to utilize the ball carrier controls. This will allow you to keep the ball moving, and utilize your RB, WR, and QB to the best of his abilities.

These controls are especially useful when you want to gain some running yards with your RB. To do that, it's crucial you master how to break tackles in Madden 24. It's also very important you use the stiff arm to get past defenders. Using the juke feature is also great to avoid defenders,

For QBs, the slide mechanic is especially important. So, make sure to check out our How to QB Slide in Madden 24 guide, to understand how to master this feature.

Every Madden 24 player should also have the dive feature mastered. Sometimes a dive is the only way to reach the end zone and score a touchdown. Because of that, you need to master how to dive in Madden 24.

Blocking controls

Madden 24 Xbox One  and Xbox Series X|S Blocking Controls
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Create clear paths for your RB with great bocks
Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Player Movement
LS
LS
Switch Player
B
O
Aggressive Impact Block
RS Up
RS Up
Aggressive Cut Block
RS Down
RS Down

For your quarterback to have time to scan the field and throw a great pass, you need to master the blocking controls. Blocking is a very useful tool and against good defensive players it can make a huge difference.

Madden 24 catching controls

Madden 24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Catching Controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Sprint
RT
R2
Strafe
LT
L2
Aggressive Catch
Y
Run After Catch
X
Switch Player
B
O
Possession Catch
A
X

The Madden 24 catching controls shouldn't suffer any change. These controls allow you to determine what catch you want your player to perform.

Being aware of what catch is better in a specific situation is something that will come with experience. However, mastering the catching controls will accelerate your learning process.

You can also check out our How to Catch in Madden 24 guide, to master this feature even faster.

Passing controls

Madden 24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Passing Controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Low Pass
Receiver Icon + Hold LT
Receiver Icon + Hold L2
High Pass
Receiver Icon + Hold LB
Receiver Icon + Hold L1
Bullet Pass
Hold Receiver Icon
Hold Receiver Icon
Touch Pass
Press Receiver Icon
Press Receiver Icon
Lob Pass
Tap Receiver Icon
Tap Receiver Icon
Scramble
LS + RT
LS + R2
Pump Fake
Double Tap Receiver Icon
Double Tap Receiver Icon
Throw Away
R3
R3
Throw (Receiver 1)
A
X
Throw (Receiver 2)
B
O
Throw (Receiver 3)
X
Throw (Receiver 4)
Y
Throw (Receiver 5)
RB
R1

Passing is the most crucial aspect of Madden 24. Being able to hit your superstar WR with a good pass, or your TE is very important. A well-timed pass can earn you some crucial yards, or even a touchdown.

The Skill-Based Passing feature that was introduced in Madden 23 is also present in Madden 24. This feature allows you to deliver very precise and accurate passes.

However, the classic passing system is still in the game. If you are a new player, we would recommend you first use the classic system. When you are familiar with all aspects of the game, then try out Skill-Based Passing.

But no matter the passing system you use, make sure to master all the passing styles on Madden 24.

Player locked receiver controls

Madden24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Player locked receiver controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Individual Play Art
LT
L2
Just-Go Release
RT
R2
Player Lock
Double Press L3
L3
Route Running/Move Player
LS
LS
Change up (on the line)
Flick RS
Flick RS
Foot Fire (on the line)
Hold RS
Hold RS
Conservative Change-up Release
A
X
Cut Out of Press (off the line)
Flick RS
Flick RS

You will most likely not use these controls a lot, but it's always good to be familiar with them.

Pre-Play offense controls

Madden24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Pre-Play offense controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Motion Player
LS Left or Right (Hold)
LS Left or Right (Hold)
Player Lock
Double Press L3
Double Press L3
Pass Protection
LB
L1
Show Play Art
LT
L2
Fake Snap
RB
R1
X-Factor Vision
RT
R2
Hot Route
Y
Audible
X
Switch Player
B
O
Snap Ball
A
X
Pre-Play Menu
R3
R3
Timeout
Menu Button
Touchpad
Camera Zoom In
D-pad down
D-pad down
Camera Zoom Out
D-pad up
D-pad up

It's crucial that you know how to analyze the opponent's defense and change your strategy accordingly. This feature allows you to change your WRs routes, and exploit a gap in the defense.

Madden 24 defense controls

AI defense is indeed historically strong in Madden. So, many players prefer to let the AI do all the work. However, in some situations, that can be disadvantageous.

There are ways to explore the AI defense, and the best players in the game know them very well. So, mastering the defense controls is important.

Ball in the air defensive controls

Madden 24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Ball in the air defensive controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Sprint
RT
R2
Strafe
LT
L2
Defensive Assist
LB
L1
Ball Hawk
Y
Swat
X
Switch Player
B
O
Play Receiver
A
X

These controls are very similar to the catching controls. But this time, you will be trying to prevent the receiver from receiving the ball.

If you get familiarised with these controls, you will have an easier time forcing fumbles or intercepting passes.

Defensive coverage controls

Madden 24 Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S defensive coverage controls
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Press / Chuck Receiver
A + LS
X + LS
Switch Player
B
O
Player Movement
LS
LS
Strafe
LT
L2
Defensive Assist
LB
L1

One of the most important controls to know when it comes to defense. This will help you cover superstar WRs, or close the gap the opposing RB can use to gain some yards.

Defensive engaged controls

Madden 24 Defensive engaged controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Reach Tackle
LS Left or Right + X
LS Left or Right + ■
Swat
Y
Bull Rush
RS Down
RS Down
Switch Player
B
O
Club/Swim Move
RS Left or Right
RS Left or Right
Rip Move
RS Up
RS Up
Speed Rush
RT
R2
Contain
LT
L2

Tackles have been improved in Madden 24, so these controls became even more important.

Defensive pursuit controls

Madden 24 Defensive Pursuit Controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Strafe
LT
L2
Sprint
RT
R2
Defensive Assist
LB
L1
Strip Ball
RB
R1
Breakdown Tackle
A
X
Aggressive / Dive Tackle
X
Switch Player
B
O
Hit Stick
RS Up
RS Up
Cut Stick
RS Down
RS Down
Blow-Up Blocke
RS Flick
RS Flick

As mentioned above, tackles were improved. So, it's crucial you know how to unbalance or bring down your opponent. This will help you force many turnovers, and stop dangerous plays.

If you want to quickly master the art of tackling, check out our How to Tackle in Madden 24 guide.

Pre-Play defense controls

Madden 24 Pre-Play Defense Controls for Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S
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Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Defensive Keys
LB
L1
X-Factor Vision
RT
R2
Show Play Art
LT (Hold)
L2 (Hold)
Linebacker Audible
Right D-Pad
Right D-Pad
Defensive Line Audible
Left D-Pad
Left D-Pad
Camera Zoom Out
Up D-Pad
Up D-Pad
Camera Zoom In
Down D-Pad
Down D-Pad
Coverage Audible
Y
Audible
X
Switch Player
B
O
Defensive Hot Route
A
X
Pre-Play Menu
R3
R3
Timeout
Menu Button
Touchpad
Show / Weak Side Gap Assignment
RT + A + B
R2 + X + O
Pump Up Crowd
RS Up
RS Up

In Madden 24, you need to be ready to call an audible and adjust your defense. This is very useful when you spot something that indicates what play your opponent is going for.

Madden 24 special teams controls

Activity
Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S Controls
PS4 / PS5 Controls
Snap / Kick Power / Accuracy
A
X
Switch Player - B
B
O
Audible
X
Flip Play
X + RT
■ + R2
Fake Snap
RB
R1
Jumping Block Attempt
Y
Diving Block Attempt
X
Show Play Art / Jump Snap
RT
R2

Special teams are more important in Madden 24 than most think. They might not spend as much time in the field, but they also take part in some pretty important plays.

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