How to Throw a Touch Pass in Madden 22

To really become a field general, you'll need to learn the touch pass. Follow our guide on how to throw a touch pass in Madden 21 and put the ball on the money.

It's once again Madden season, and you'll need every trick in the book to take your favorite team to the Super Bowl. One of those tricks is the touch pass, a medium-velocity throw that's a good middle ground between the lob and the bullet. In Madden 22, the touch pass isn't exactly the same as the quick hand-off type passes in the NFL.

Bullet passes will often get picked off going down the field, but good timing and accuracy on the throw to your receivers can make the difference between turnover and touchdown. These tips work whether you're playing Franchise mode, Face of the Franchise, MUT, Superstar KO, or plain online multiplayer. 

With the ball snapped and the quarterback in the pocket ready to fire, press and release the receiver icon button you want to throw to.

A lob pass requires you tap the receiver button and the bullet pass requires you hold the button. The touch pass requires you press the receiver button, hold the button for about half a second, and release it. The motion is about the same as simply pressing the button, and it goes for whether you're playing the game on PC, PS4, or Xbox One.  

This year's Madden revamped the controller layout in several areas, and the game doesn't do a great job outside of the Skills Trainer in explaining that.

We recommend heading there by going to Exhibition>Skills Trainer>Basic Offense>Passing Mechanics. In there, you'll be able to practice your touch pass, in addition to learning many other moves for all positions on the field.

That's all you need to know about how to throw a touch pass in Madden 22. For more on the latest NFL release to take the field, head over to our Madden 22 game page, where you can see more guides, as well as our review of the seasonal franchise


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Published Aug. 23rd 2021

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