Madden NFL 21 Controls for PS4, PS5 & Xbox One, Xbox Series X

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This section of the Madden NFL 21 game guide describes controls in the PS4, PS5 & Xbox One, Xbox Series X version of the game. We have prepared a list of all the buttons used in Madden NFL 21 for PS4, PS5 & Xbox One, Xbox Series X.

 

 

PS4 & PS5 Controls

Pre-play Offense

  • Switch player – Circle

 

  • Snap ball (Hurry to Line) – X

 

  • Show/hide pre-play menu – R3

 

  • Show play art – R2

 

  • Player lock – L3

 

  • Pass protection – L1

 

  • Motion player – Circle + L-stick

 

  • Hot route – Triangle

 

  • Fake snap – R1

 

  • Switch ‘Primary Read’ receiver – R2 + L2 + receiver button (hold)

 

  • Show or Hide Pre-Play menu – R3

 

  • Quiet Crowd – Right Stick (down)

 

  • Zoom out gameplay camera – D-pad down

 

  • Zoom in gameplay camera – D-pad up

 

  • Motion selected player left – D-pad left

 

  • Motion selected player right – D-pad right

 

Passing

  • Throw to receiver (2) – X button

 

  • Lob to receiver (2) – X button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (2) – X button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (2) – X button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (3) – Circle button

 

  • Lob to receiver (3) – Circle button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (3) – Circle button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (3) – Circle button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (1) – Square button

 

  • Lob to receiver (1) – Square button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (1) – Square button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (1) Square button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (4) – Triangle button

 

  • Lob to receiver (4) – Triangle button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (4) – Triangle button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (4) – Triangle button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (5) – R1 button

 

  • Lob to receiver (5) – R1 button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (5) – R1 button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (5) – R1 button (hold and release)

 

  • High throw – L1 button + pass button

 

  • Playmaker closest receiver – Right stick (flick directional)

 

  • Low throw – L2 button + pass button

 

  • Check out of play action/scramble – R2 button

 

  • Pump fake – X, Circle, Square, Triangle or R1 (double tap)

 

  • Throw ball away – R3 button

 

  • Total control passing – Left stick + direction when throwing

 

  • Quarterback carrier mode – L2 button (tap)

 

Pre-play Defense

  • Individual adjustment – X

 

  • Switch player – Circle

 

  • Select player – Circle (hold) + Left Stick

 

  • Audible menu – Square

 

  • Coverage audible – Triangle

 

  • Defensive line audible – L1

 

  • Linebacker audible – R1

 

  • Defensive keys – L2

 

  • Off the line – R2 (tap)

 

  • Show play art – R2 (hold)

 

  • Zoom in gameplay camera – D-pad up

 

  • Zoom out gameplay camera – D-pad down

 

  • Defensive player lock camera – L3

 

  • Show/hide pre-play menu – R3

 

  • Pump up crowd – R-stick up

 

 

Xbox One, Xbox Series X Controls

Pre-play Offense

  • Switch player – B

 

  • Snap ball (hurry to Line) – A

 

  • Show/hide pre-play menu – Press R-stick

 

  • Show play art – Right trigger (RT)

 

  • Player lock – Press L-stick (double tap)

 

  • Pass protection – Left bumper (LB)

 

  • Motion player – L-stick

 

  • Hot route – Y

 

  • Fake snap – Right bumper (RB)

 

  • Zoom out gameplay camera – D-pad down

 

  • Zoom in gameplay camera – D-pad up

 

  • Motion selected player left – D-pad left

 

  • Motion selected player right – D-pad right

 

Passing

  • Throw to receiver (2) – A button

 

  • Lob to receiver (2) – A button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (2) – A button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (2) – A button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (3) – B button

 

  • Lob to receiver (3) – B button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (3) – B button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (3) – B (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (1) – X button

 

  • Lob to receiver (1) – X button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (1) – X button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (1) X button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (4) – Y button

 

  • Lob to receiver (4) – Y button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (4) – Y button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (4) – Y button (hold and release)

 

  • Throw to receiver (5) – RB button

 

  • Lob to receiver (5) – RB button (tap)

 

  • Bullet pass to receiver (5) – RB button (hold)

 

  • Touch pass to receiver (5) – RB button (hold and release)

 

  • High throw – LB button + pass button

 

  • Low throw – LT button + pass button

 

  • Check out of play action/scramble – RT button

 

  • Pump fake – A, B, X, Y or RB (double tap)

 

  • Quarterback carrier mode – LT button (tap)

 

Pre-play Defense

  • Individual adjustment – A

 

  • Switch player – B

 

  • Select player – B (hold) + press L-stick down

 

  • Audible menu – X

 

  • Coverage audible – Y

 

  • Defensive line audible – LB

 

  • Linebacker audible – RB

 

  • Defensive keys – LT

 

  • Off the line – RT (tap)

 

  • Show play art – RT (hold)

 

  • Zoom in gameplay camera – D-pad up

 

  • Zoom out gameplay camera – D-pad down

 

  • Defensive player lock camera – Press L-stick down (double tap)

 

  • Show/hide pre-play menu – Press R-stick down (double tap)

 

  • Pump up crowd – R-stick up

 

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