If you want to know how to win at Madden 15 on Defense and Offense you don’t need to read the Madden 15 manual, you need to study the game and make use of the Madden 15 tips and tricks from two players that spent more time playing Madden 15 this year than you spent at work.
With the 21 Madden 15 tips and tricks you’ll learn how to be a better player without spending hours grinding through loss after loss to friends and online head to head games.
Madden 15 is a brand new game that includes a lot of new features you’ll be able to use to win at Madden NFL 15. Unlike some Madden 15 tips that require you to make multiple adjustments before the snap these Madden 15 tricks will help you become a better player so you can win without pressing 30 buttons before the snap and switching to 10 different players.
You’ll learn the building blocks to be a better Madden 15 player and soon you’ll be destroying previously unbeatable friends and online opponents by understanding the game and Football better.
Most of these Madden 15 tips and tricks videos come from ZFarls & SGibs who played Madden 15 for months ahead of the public release to put together strategy guides. These public videos will help you learn how to be better at Madden 15 without buying their $90 Winner’s kit, but that package certainly contains more than we are sharing here.
If you want to win in Madden 15 you’ll need an amazing defense and then you’ll need to systematically move down field to score on offense without throwing an interception. Here are 21 Madden 15 tips and Tricks to help you be a better Madden 15 player without spending a dime.
Madden 15 Tips – Win at Defense
The new Madden 15 gameplay requires a big showing on defense. You need to be good at defense before you start worrying about putting together plays to get your offense down the field. There are many changes and improvements in Madden 15 that you’ll need to learn to deliver better defense in Madden 15. Here are
How to Tackle in Madden 15
In Madden 15 you get a new tackle method and the Tackle Cone. The Tackle Cone shows the range of your tackle. If the player you want to tackle is not in it, you’re out of luck. When you press A on Xbox One or X on PS4 you’ll do a conservative tackle that is more likely to get the stop, but if you press X on Xbox One and square on PS4 to perform a huge hit that can cause fumbles. You can also use the right stick to perform a hit stick that is also capable of causing fumbles. Beware of big hits when you are the only who can stop the offense.
How to Stop the Run in Madden 15
In Madden 15 you can use Run Commit to stop an opponent who would otherwise run all over you. Hold L2 on PS4 and Left Trigger on Xbox One and flick the right stick down to use Run Commit. This cans top the run, but if there is any Play Action you’ll be left off guard.
How to Jump the Snap in Madden 15
Press the right trigger on Xbox One or L2 on PS4 to beat the Offensive line off the snap and you’ll find yourself in the position to sack the QB or hit the running back for a big loss. You’ll need to practice the timing and watch out for attempts to lure you across the line early.
How to Use Defensive Player Lock in Madden 15
In Madden 15 you can now lock the defensive player so that you get an over the shoulder look from the Defensive player. Press down on the left stick to lock on to a single player. You can still use the power moves and finesse moves to get penetration and sack the QB, but you can’t switch players after the snap.
How to Use Finesse Defensive Line Moves
In addition to jumping the snap you need to combine defensive line moves to get to the QB and shut down that offense. The Finesse move is the first one you’ll encounter and you need to time pressing A on Xbox One and X on PS4 to swiftly move around the defense. The Power move requires similar timing, but with the X button on Xbox One and Square on PS4.
How to Stop the Read Option
If your opponent keeps running a Read Option, you can use QB Contain to keep one of your players on the QB. You can also use it to contain the halfback. Use the Right stick to pull up coverage options and choose QB or HB.
How to Stop Outside Runs in Madden 15
You can use a wide formation to prevent the outside run and push the players to the middle of the field. You can scan through the playbook looking for WIDE defense formations that will provide enough coverage on the outside to keep runners bunched up.
How to Stop Inside Runs in Madden 15
When you know your opponent is going with an inside run you want to pinch the defense by pressing L1 and down on PS4 and LB and down on Xbox One. This puts your players in the running lanes so you’ll get a tackle or force the runner to the outside.
Madden 15 Tips – Win on Offense
When you get possession you’ll need to make sure you keep it and move downfield. You’ll want to pay close attention to getting ready for the pass and avoiding interceptions that can ruin a great drive. Interceptions are common in Madden 15 if you aren’t reading the defense and the QB isn’t ready to throw.
How to Stop Throwing Interceptions in Madden 15
This is the most important Madden 15 tip you can learn. If you lose games because you throw interceptions you need to watch this video from ZFarls to learn how to throw less interceptions. Here’s the breakdown. Don’t be greedy, run when you can and learn who you can always go to. Finally make sure you read the coverage to spot openings and score.
How to Read Defensive Coverage in Madden 15
You’ll need to learn how to read coverage in Madden 15 if you want to know where you can throw to an open receiver. The video above outlines Cover 6, but you can see the rest with a strategy guide or by playing the Madden 15 skills trainer. Learn the coverage and you’ll know which player and route can beat it, or when you need to audible.
How to Pass Accurately in Madden 15
In Madden 15 your quarterback may throw passes that look like a lame duck more often because there is now a QB Inaccuracy rating and each QB will behave differently. On top of learning what your QB’s strength is, you need to make sure his feet are set before the throw so it is accurate.
Another important thing to do is to stay in the pocket. When you are safely in the pocket you can step up into the offensive line to stay upright and deliver the pass you need to make.
How to Win Madden 15 with Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel is a popular pick for Madden Ultimate Team players and certainly a go to QB for Browns fans playing Madden 15. In this video ZFarls shares Madden 15 tips for using Manziel to win as the Browns.
How to Perform User Celebrations in Madden 15
When you get a breakaway you can perform a user celebration in Madden 15 to rub it in to your opponent. Use L2 and X on SP4 and L trigger and A on Xbox One.
Hold these in to celebrate but beware you can do this anywhere and you’re slower while celebrating. Also, if you are hit while celebrating you’re basically going to fumble.
Pick 1 Team and Learn Their Player
It’s tempting to jump between teams and try everyone out, especially if you keep losing against everyone you are playing, but you’ll do better in the long run if you find your perfect team and learn their plays and players well. This will help you know who you can go to in key situations for the best results.
Top Madden 15 Plays
If you want to know the top Madden 15 plays you can download the playbooks from Madden Share. These plays are the top picks from Prima Games.With the right plays you’ll be a better player and if you master these Top 15 Madden offensive plays you will be hard to stop. On your Xbox or PlayStation go to Madden 15 -> Madden Share and look for ZFarls or Prima Games to find these downloads.
Madden 15 Ultimate Team Startup Guide
The best Madden Ultimate Team tips and tricks are in this one video from ZFarls who progressed through eight Ultimate Teams to know what rookies you get from a Style Pack, what defense and offensive playbooks to use and help you get the settings configured so you can play faster and get started with a better Madden 15 Ultimate Team.
Play Madden 15 Gauntlet
Playing the Madden 15 Gauntlet mode is a great way to practice skills in a fun arcade style. You’ll meet hard to beat bosses and cycle through offense and defense scenarios that will help you identify coverage, anticipate the run and become unstoppable.
Use CoachGlass to See What Your Opponent Will Do
One great way to know what play to pick is to pay attention to what your opponent typically does on each down. If they always run it up the middle on 3rd down, odds are good you can use run commit and shut them down.
If you can’t remember the plays you can use CoachGlass on your phone or tablet to see recent plays and coach style breakdowns that help you pick smarter plays. This app is free and it works on PS4 and Xbox One.
Ace the Madden 15 Skills Trainer
You can use all of these Madden 15 tips and tricks, but the thing you’ll eventually need to do is earn gold on all of the Skills Trainer drills. These challenge you to learn the controls and the game so that winning at Madden 15 comes naturally instead of being something you need to think about on each play. You can find the Madden 15 Skills Trainer on the Play Now screen.