Madden NFL 20 X-Factors Abilities Guide – Superstars, Types of Superstars

If you’re looking to find more information on Superstar X-Factor Abilities in Madden NFL 20, we have compiled a full guide on how to unlock them, and the superstars that possess these abilities.

Madden NFL 20 X-Factors Abilities

The new Madden NFL 20 title that dropped a couple of days ago is packed with action and amazing new features. X-Factor abilities are one of this new element (s) that is bound to make your gaming experience much more realistic.

It is an attempt by EA to help the star players stand out from the rest. The gaming fans are always in awe of the elites and their unique abilities in the game. Furthermore, these skills are given only to the top 50 elite players with launch day rosters of Madden NFL 20.

The skills are twenty in total so needless to say some of the players would end up sharing their skills with others. In addition, not every team has players that possess these X-Factor abilities which further adds to the exclusivity.

This guide for the Madden NFL 20 X-Factor skills will cover the skills, how to unlock them, and the players possessing these abilities.

Quarterback X-Factors

The most important players in the game, there are a dozen superstars as Quarterback.

  • Bazooka
    • Earned by: Completing a pass of 30+ yards in air
    • Effect: Maximum throwing distance increases by 15 yards
    • Kept by: Avoiding sacks
    • Players: Patrick Mahomes
  • Blitz Radar
    • Earned by: Scamble for 10+ yards
    • Effect: All blitzing linebackers and defensive backs are highlighted after the snap
    • Kept By: Avoiding sacks
    • Players: Russell Wilson
  • Fearless
    • Earned by: Make consecutive passes for 5+ yards in the air
    • Effect: Throwing accuracy unaffected by defensive pressure
    • Kept by: Avoiding sacks
    • Players: Drew Brees, Philip Rivers
  • Freight Train
    • Earned by: Rush for 10+ yards
    • Effect: Increases chances of breaking the next tackle
    • Kept by: Don’t get tackled for a loss
    • Players: Cam Newton
  • Gambler
    • Earned by: Make consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air
    • Effect: Cannot be intercepted by AI defenders
    • Kept by: Don’t throw repeated incompletions
    • Players: Aaron Rodgers
  • Hi-Lo Deadeye
    • Earned by: Make consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air
    • Effect: All high and low passes are thrown with perfect accuracy
    • Kept by: Don’t take sacks
    • Players: None at launch
  • Pro Reads
    • Earned by: Make consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air
    • Effect: When in pocket, first open receiver is highlighted
    • Kept by: Don’t take sacks
    • Players: Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger
  • Run & Gun
    • Earned by: Make consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air
    • Effect: Cannot be intercepted by AI defenders while throwing on the run
    • Kept by: Don’t take sacks
    • Players: None at launch

Running Back X-Factors

For both offensive and defensive game play, running back members are an integral part of the game as well.

  • First One Free
    • Earned by: Rush for 10+ yards
    • Effect: Increases fakeout rate on next juke, spin, or hurdle
    • Kept by: Don’t get tackled for loss
    • Players: Saquon Barkley, Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley
  • Satellite
    • Earned by: Make 10+ yard receptions
    • Effect: Increases success rate on possession and RAC catches against single coverage
    • Kept by: Avoid forced incompletions
    • Players: Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffery
  • Wrecking Ball
    • Earned by: Currently unknown
    • Effect: Increases success rate on the next three trucks or stiff arms
    • Kept by: Currently unknown
    • Players: None at launch

Wide Receiver and Tight End

  • Double Me
    • Earned by: Make 20+ yard catches
    • Effect: Increased success rate on aggressive catches against single coverage
    • Kept by: Avoid forced incompletions
    • Players: Mike Evans, A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Travis Kelce, Adam Thielen, Michael Thomas
  • RAC ‘Em Up
    • Earned by: Make 20+ yard catches
    • Effect: Increased success rate on RAC catches against single coverage
    • Kept by: Avoid forced incompletions
    • Players: Odell Beckham Jr. Antonio Brown, George Kittle, JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Max Security
    • Earned by: Catch consecutive targets
    • Effect: Increases success rate and decreases knockout change on possession catches
    • Kept by: Avoid forced incompletions
    • Players: Zach Ertz

Defensive X-Factors

  • Fearmonger
    • Earned by: Sack the QB
    • Effect: Can apply significant pressure on quarterbacks even while engaged with blockers
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: Fletcher Cox, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, J.J. Watt
  • Reinforcement
    • Earned by: Force incompletions or TFLs
    • Effect: Increased chance of defeating run blocks, tackling runners, and disrupting catches
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: Derwin James, Harrison Smith
  • Run Stuffer
    • Earned by: Make tackles for loss
    • Effect: Increased win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one run blocks
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: None at launch
  • Shutdown
    • Earned by: Force incompletions
    • Effect: Coverage is tighter and interceptions are more frequent on contested catches
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: Stephon Gilmore, Chris Harris Jr., Byron Jones, Luke Kuechly, Jalen Ramsey, Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner
  • Unstoppable Force
    • Earned by: Sack the QB
    • Effect: Increases win rate and block shed speed against one-on-one pass blocks
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: Geno Atkins, Joey Bosa, Calais Campbell, Myles Garrett, Cameron Jordan, DeMarcus Lawrence, Khalil Mack
  • Zone Hawk
    • Earned by: Force incompletions
    • Effect: Increases the rate of catch knockouts and interceptions while in zone
    • Kept by: Don’t allow yards
    • Players: Eddie Jackson, Earl Thomas III

And this is it for the X-Factors Abilities guide. If you’re looking for more Madden NFL 20 guides, you should be might be interested in our Madden NFL 20 Passing Guide.