13 new offensive formations and 1 new defensive formation will be in Madden 22. Those that had a chance to participate in the Madden 22 beta noted that even with these new additions, playbooks still felt really stale.

That being said, new plays and formations are always a welcome addition to any Madden game.


Here’s a quick look at them:

  • Gun Bunch Y-Flex (TE aligned in a tight split opposite the bunch receivers)
  • Gun Empty Quads
  • Gun Normal Y Off
  • Gun Normal Y Off Close
  • Gun Normal Y Off Wk
  • Gun Open Flex Wk
  • Gun Tight Y Off
  • Gun Tight Y Off Wk
  • Gun Wing HB Wk
  • Pistol Open Flex Close
  • Singleback Deuce Y-Flex (Makes a return to the game)
  • Singleback Bunch X Nasty
  • Strong Jumbo (Goal line look with the Fullback aligned strong in the backfield)
  • Nickel 1-5-5 Double A Gap

Some of the formations with the most early potential are Gun Bunch Y-Flex, Gun Empty Quads, Gun Normal Y Off Close, Gun Tight Y Off, and Singleback Deuce Y-Flex.

Which formation are you most excited to try out in Madden 22? Sound off in the comments!