While we wait for the Madden 16 release date next month we are taking a closer look at each feature in the new Madden game. We already delivered a high-level view of the 15 most important new Madden 16 features, and now we want to give you a closer look at how you’ll learn how to use some of these and when to use the new features.
Last year EA Sports delivered a smarter Skills Trainer that actually taught users how to play football inside of Madden by walking through when to call specific defenses and how to spot holes in coverage like a football player or Quarterback does.
For the Madden 16 release EA ups the realism with new options for throwing and catching the football. While you can go aggressive to get the ball, this isn’t always the best option and the new Madden 16 skills trainer will walk you through how to use the new features and more when you should use each of them.
Here’s a closer look at the Madden 16 Skills Trainer mode that will help make you a better player and amplify your success when combined with Madden 16 money plays. In the Madden 16 Skills Trainer you can practice over 60 tutorials and drills that will make you a better player and help you compete with your friends and online components.
Part of the new Skills Trainer is a “Help! I am new to Madden” option that will walk new players through the basics of playing a Madden game. This is new for Madden 16, which will make it easier to onboard a new player into the game.
Part of the new Skills Trainer is a bigger focus on the fundamentals. We saw a shift to this direction last year, but with Madden 16 the Skills Trainer goes further to tell users what each position on the field is and what that player is responsible for doing on field.
Once you’ve mastered the basics about positions and responsibilities the trainer will show you how to run, pass, catch, play defense and manage special teams. After you master these basics, the Skills Trainer offers the option to try to master the ball carrier moves that are essential to adding yards after the catch and to getting a first down when you need it. Knowing the right move to make will help you obliterate your opponents even when they pick the right defense.
Many of the new Madden 16 features require users to learn how to catch the ball and how to defend the ball all over again, and again the Skills Trainer is an excellent first stop in making this happen.
For players who enjoy Madden, but who are not football experts, knowing exactly where to run on a given play is tough. With the new Skills Trainer EA Sports teaches users where to go on each type of run and shows how a defense will typically react. Players will also learn how to spot stacked up coverage and when to flip a play due to the position of defensive tackles.
EA also delivers an updated Gauntlet in Madden 16 that includes extra lives, randomized bosses and new challenges. Surprisingly less than 200 people finished all 40 levels of the Madden 15 Gauntlet to date.
Once again the focus of the Madden 16 Skills Trainer is to make players better with fun and focused tutorials. Last year this was a major addition to player arsenals and it looks like the Madden 16 Skills Trainer is set to be a major part of playing smarter in the new game.