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Madden 21: How to Pump Fake

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Madden 21: How to Pump Fake

Being a good quarterback isn’t all about being able to move around in the pocket and being able to deliver passes down the field with pinpoint accuracy. Those both matter, but being unpredictable is sometimes just as useful. Here’s everything you need to know about how to pump fake in Madden 21.

How to Pump Fake in Madden 21

Just like in the previous iteration of Madden, you can pump fake in the direction of specific receivers on the field instead of just faking the pass. This can obviously mess with the timing of a lineman’s jump, but it may also give your receiver the separation they need to make an open catch.

In order to pump fake, you need to double-tap the button of the receiver that you want to fake the pass to. That means any of the lettered face buttons on the Xbox controller and RB are all pump fake options. And if you’re on PS4, then any of the symbol face buttons along with R1 are used for pump fakes.

Just be careful when you’re going for this since you might accidentally pass it to the receiver if you don’t hit the button again fast enough. If they’re not open, then your best bet would be to use the pump fake to cancel the throw and to hopefully move the defender into a bad position.

Here’s a quick summary on how to Pump Fake in Madden 21:

  1. Snap the ball for a passing play.

    You’re going to need to have the option to pass in order to pump fake towards a certain receiver.

  2. Double tap the button assigned to the receiver.

    This will cause the quarterback to pump fake towards a specific receiver.

That’s all there is to know about how to pump fake in Madden 21. This is a fantastic tool to keep defenses on their toes, but just be careful to not overuse it, or else you might become a bit too predictable. And don’t forget to check if Madden 21 is available on your platform of choice.

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