How to Lateral in Madden 23

Everything you need to know on the Madden 23 Lateral pass!

Using a lateral in Madden 23 is a great tool to have at your disposal, but should only be used in the right circumstances. This is an incredibly risky move because, if you don’t get it just right, you leave yourself open for a turnover of possession high into your territory. In this guide, we’ll run you through everything you need to know about Madden 23 lateral passes on Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

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For those who aren’t clued up, a lateral pass is a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or obliquely to the read. It’s a bit of a novelty move because if you don’t get it quite right, it can result in a turnover and a potential touchdown if your opponent is quick on the counter.

How to Lateral Pass in Madden 23

To lateral or pitch as it’s referred to in-game, press L1 on PlayStation or LB on Xbox consoles. This will cause your QB to either throw the ball behind them or to one of the players to their left or right if there isn’t an option behind.

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Lateral is also referred to as ‘Pitch’ in Madden 23 | Image Source: EA Sports via Twinfinite

If your QB has neither a player close to either side or behind them, chances are they’re going to toss it a long way across the field, which almost always ends up in an interception. As such, we’d advise against a lateral unless you have no other option available to you.

That’s everything you need to know on how to lateral pass or pitch in Madden 23. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to check out the links below. We’ve also got guides on all relocation teams in Madden 23, how to hurdle and the fastest running backs in Madden 23, just to name a few.

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Chris Jecks has been covering the games industry for over eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite, any good shooters, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.