Madden NFL 24: How to Lateral - MGW

Madden NFL 24: How to Lateral

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First things first, for those who’ve been living under a rock or just didn’t get the memo: a lateral is when you toss that pigskin either parallel to the line of scrimmage or kinda diagonally backward. Ain’t no forward-throwing here; that’s what makes it wild.


Imagine you’re sprinting downfield, defenders on your tail, and instead of a forward pass or just getting tackled like a chump, you dish the ball to your buddy next to or behind you. It’s kinda like that schoolyard trick where you pass notes to your homie right before the teacher spots ya. But yo, this move ain’t all fun and games. If you goof up, you’re basically handing the enemy a potential touchdown. So, tread with caution.



How to Pull Off a Lateral in Madden NFL 24:

  • The Basics: To lateral the ball, simply press the L1 button on PlayStation, LB on Xbox, or the ALT key on PC. It’s that simple.


  • Who Gets the Ball: Now here’s where it gets spicy. You can’t exactly pinpoint a specific player when you lateral. The ball’s gonna go to whoever’s close by, and you better pray they’re ready for it. It’s like a surprise party – you never know who’s showing up. 


  • Watch for Picks: If there’s no one in the vicinity of your QB – not to the left, not to the right, not behind – your QB might just chuck that ball into the void. And that, my friends, is bad news bears. Welcome to Pick City, population: you. Only lateral when you’ve got a homie nearby. 


  • Hook-and-Ladder Play: Maybe you’re eyeing a hook-and-ladder play, where you dish the ball to another receiver right after a snag. It’s slick, it’s stylish, and it can leave the other team eating your dust. But watch yourself – botch it and you could end up throwing the ball way back or cross-field, and that ain’t a good look…



Pro Tips & Tricks

  • Look, a lateral is flashy and can make you feel like the king of the gridiron. But remember, you’re playing with fire. If there ain’t a teammate close by to your side or behind you, that ball could end up going rogue and getting snatched. And trust, that’s a vibe killer…


  • Before you even think about pulling off this move in a serious game, hit the practice mode. Get the feel, understand the timings, and you’ll be good to go.


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