Madden 23: How To Catch

Madden 23: How To Catch
Olivier Dumont Updated on by

In this guide for Madden 23, we’re going to examine how fans can maximize their ability to complete catches. The beauty of Madden 23 is that upon throwing the ball to your target, users can switch to the receiver who’s aiming to make a play and decide how they should attempt to catch the ball.

This puts a lot of control into the hands of the fans. And as you can imagine, this makes for an engaging way for you to take advantage of certain receivers that have the skills to make the catches you need.

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In addition, each receiver in Madden 23 has a variety of traits that will grant them a better chance at securing catches. This includes catching, jumping, spectacular catch, catch in traffic, and three different types of route running (short, medium, and deep).

The receivers that have the best ratings for these skills, if not all, are the ones you’ll want to use, seeing they will give you the best opportunities to secure the catches you’re after.

With that said, let’s check out the different types of catches one can make and how to complete them in Madden 23.

Madden 23 – Types Of Catches

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Before we cover the controls, we’re going to take a look at the three different catches you can make in Madden 23:

  1. Aggressive Catch: The aggressive catch is exactly what it sounds like. When your receiver is surrounded by traffic and needs to fight for the ball, the aggressive catch enables them to optimize that effort and overpower the defenders in the vicinity. This is probably the most useful of the three types of catches, particularly on deep balls.
  1. Run After Catch (RAC): Let’s say you’re aiming to have your receiver gain extra yards on a given play. This is where the RAC receiving option comes in handy. For example, upon completing a post route, you can throw a deep ball to your receiver and then switch to him and hit the RAC option. This will allow him to turn up field and use his momentum to tack on more yards on the play.
  1. Possession Catch: If you want to make a secure catch with your receiver, this is the option to use. Say you’re looking to squeeze in a throw in a tight window or anticipate your receiver getting hit soon after making a catch. When this happens, choose the possession catch to ensure your receiver uses two hands and holds onto the ball.

Madden 23 – How To Catch

PlayStation:
-Aggressive Catch: Hold Triangle
-RAC Catch: Hold Square
-Possession Catch: Hold X

Xbox:
-Aggressive Catch: Hold Y
-RAC Catch: Hold X
-Possession Catch: Hold A

PC:
-Aggressive Catch: Tap R
-RAC Catch: Tap Q
-Possession Catch: Tap E

Additional Tip: Keep in mind that to complete each of these different catches, it’s important to wait for the ball to be in the air and recognize what catch option is most suitable for that given circumstance. If you select the wrong option, you could fail to come up with the catch you need.

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