Madden NFL 24: How to Stiff Arm

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A stiff arm can come in handy if you’re one yard away from starting a new set of downs or when trying to get into the end zone. In this guide, I’ll explain how to execute a stiff arm in Madden NFL 24 perfectly.

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How to Stiff Arm in Madden NFL 24

To perform a stiff arm in Madden 24 while carrying the ball, you must press and hold X. Press the button when the defending player is close to you and within arm’s length or reach.

A stiff arm has one of the smallest windows to work effectively. More often than not, you will get pulled down by the defensive player when trying to stiff-arm him away from you. You know it will work well when your player with the ball has insanely strong strength and his ball-carrying attributes are some of the best in the game.

Tip:

NFL players who receive the Angry Runs ability are more likely to pull off strong, stiff arms than other players and push the defending player off them. Try to perform stiff arms with these players on a regular basis, especially once their X-Factor ability lights up to indicate it is active.

When To Use A Stiff Arm in Madden NFL 24?

It’s best to stiff-arm another player when you are one-on-one or when you are inches, one yard, or two yards away from moving the sticks or scoring a touchdown. A stiff will create that little bit of push you need to gym your opponent and get over the line.

It will also slow you down when using a stiff arm. Therefore, it’s quite difficult to come out sprinting, which is why you shouldn’t use it when you still have some way to run to reach the sticks. If there are more defenders in front of you or behind you, they will catch up with you easily and take you down.

It also works best when the tap X button prompt pops up. The faster you tap after using the stiff arm, the more likely you are to win the challenge and come out of it running. If there are two players surrounding you, you won’t be so lucky to get out of the tackle.

There you have all the information needed to go out and use your strong arm to stiff-arm your opponents in Madden 24. If you want to work on your throwing game, you can read when are the Best Times To Make a Bullet Pass in Madden NFL 24

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