Madden 21 returns, as it always does, and brings with it an extremely familiar brand of football with a few new tricks in the form of The Yard. Football is a complex sport, and thus, its controls can be a bit complicated. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how to Stiff Arm in Madden 21. Let’s go right into it.
Stiff Arm Button in Madden 21
In order to pull off the Stiff Arm properly, you need to have a defensive player along your sides and close to tackling you. When the runner is within arm’s length of you, press A on Xbox One or X if you’re on PS4 and you’ll Stiff Arm your opponent.
If you time it poorly, you could end up cutting your run short instead, so make sure you’re careful with it.
This move, for those that aren’t aware, is a move commonly used by ball carriers to use their arm as a way to block and push away defenders that are trying to tackle them.
Players run the risk of accidentally (or intentionally) causing a face mask penalty when you use a Stiff Arm, but pay off is shedding a block that would have otherwise ended the play.
In Madden 21, it’s not too common to see Stiff Arms pulled off because of how fast the game moves, but skilled players can use it when the time is right for it.
That’s all you need to know about how to Stiff Arm Madden 21. For more on Madden 21, be sure to check out our extensive guide wiki which is filled with frequently asked questions (and answers) and also helpful guides designed to get out of tricky spots.
Finally, be sure to also read our review of Madden 21 if you’re interested in our take on the latest in the long-running football franchise.
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