How to Stiff Arm in Madden 23

Learn all about the stiff arm in Madden 23!

Madden 23 brings the updated rosters, classic modes and fast-paced football gameplay fans of the series have come to know and love to our screens once more. As always, players can stiff arm in Madden 23 to help keep their ball-carrying players running for longer. This guide will show you how to do exactly that.

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Madden 23 Stiff Arm Guide

To stiff arm in Madden 23, you need to press A on Xbox or X on PlayStation when a defensive player is by your player’s side and is close to tackling you. When the defender is within arm’s length, go ahead and press A/X and you’ll stiff arm them and keep them away from you.

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Keep in mind, however, that if you time it poorly, you can end up cutting your run short instead, so make sure you’re careful with it to maximize your yardage gains.

What Is Stiff Arm?

Stiff Arming an opponent is where a ball carrier uses their arm to block and push away defenders that are trying to tackle them.

The risk of Stiff Arming is the player runs the risk of accidentally causing a face mask penalty, but if done right, you can block a tackle that would have otherwise ended your offensive play.

Due to how fast-paced the action is in Madden 23, it can be difficult to use this frequently, but if you choose the right moment, it can really bolster your chances of turning that play into a touchdown.

That’s everything you need to know on how to stiff arm in Madden 23. If you’re looking for more handy tips and tricks on the game, we’ve got you covered with guides on how to lateral, how to hurdle, how to QB slide, and all relocation teams in Madden 23’s Franchise mode. All those sound good? We’ve got even more for you below.


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