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How To Swat a Pass, Strip the Ball, or Hitstick in Madden 22

Breaking up passes, forcing fumbles, and delivering bone crushing hits can make your defense go from good to great.

In this post we are going to go over how to break up a pass, force a fumble, or hitstick your opponent in Madden 21.

How To Swat A Pass

Step 1: Click on the defender that the ball is being thrown near, by pressing B/circle

Step 2: Press the X/Square button to swat the pass down

How To Try To Strip The Ball

To attempt to strip the ball from your opponent’s ball carrier, press RB/R1 when you are close enough to make a tackle.

This tells your player to attempt a strip animation. It can lead to more fumbles but it can also lead to a lot of missed or broken tackles.

How To Hit Stick

Step 1: Line yourself up in front of the ball carrier with the defender you are controlling. It does take a bit of practice to get the positioning right.

Step 2: Flick the right stick down or up to perform a hit stick on the ball carrier

This can lead to fumbles and dropped passes, but if you whiff you could be giving up a really big gain.

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