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Madden 22: Prescott among new X-Factor Players, many demoted in December Title Update

With the release of the Madden 22 December Title Update, we’re seeing some changes to which players have an X-Factor Ability in the game.

While over half a dozen players were upgraded, we also saw some lose their X-Factor Ability, and we’ve got all the details here on who saw a change in Madden 22 Update 2.04.

Madden 22 December Title Update changes multiple X-Factor Players

We’ve seen ratings adjust in Madden 22 with each subsequent Roster Update, but so far they’d gone without altering any X-Factor Abilities.

That’s finally changed now as the Madden 22 December Title Update is now live on all platforms, and things are on the move when it comes to each player’s X-Factor.

In the latest update, they’ve upgraded 7 different players to have an X-Factor that didn’t before, and 12 more were upgraded to have Superstar Abilities that didn’t have one at launch.

Of course, it can’t all be good news, as 6 different players were stripped of their X-Factor and demoted to Superstar Abilities, and another 10 players were downgraded from Superstar to having no ability at all.

Unfortunately the success of some in the NFL primarily comes at the detriment of others, and that’s showcased by the changes in this Madden 22 Update 2.04.

All New X-Factor Players and Demoted Players in Update 2.04

Without further ado, let’s take a look at all the players who saw Ability changes in the Madden 22 December Title Update.

To start off, here are the 7 new X-Factor Players:

  • Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
  • Bills QB Josh Allen
  • Rams WR Cooper Kupp
  • Washington WR Terry McLaurin
  • Steelers DL Cameron Heyward
  • Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf

Next, these 12 were upgraded to have a Superstar Ability:

  • Chargers QB Justin Herbert
  • 49ers WR Deebo Samuel
  • Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
  • Browns OG Wyatt Teller
  • Saints CB Marshon Lattimore
  • Cowboys DB Trevon Diggs
  • Patriots LB Matt Judon
  • Chargers WR Mike Williams
  • Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase
  • Buccaneers DT Vita Vea
  • Ravens TE Mark Andrews
  • Buccaneers C Ryan Jensen

While they weren’t included this time, developers at EA did leave a mention in the Patch Notes that Colts RB Jonathan Taylor, Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson, and Patriots DB JC Jackson are al on their radar to get an upgrade near the end of the regular season.

Now for the bad news, these 6 players were downgraded from X-Factor to Superstar:

  • Titans WR Julio Jones
  • Seahawks DB Jamal Adams
  • Saints WR Michael Thomas
  • Cardinals DE J.J. Watt
  • Patriots DB Devin McCourty
  • Dolphins DB Xavien Howard

And these 10 players have now been demoted to having no abilities:

  • Giants RB Saquon Barkley
  • Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr
  • Giants WR Kenny Golladay
  • Bears WR Allen Robinson
  • Jaguars DE Josh Allen
  • Bills WR Cole Beasley
  • Patriots OL Trent Brown
  • Dolphins DB Byron Jones
  • Packers DL Kenny Clark
  • Buccaneers OL Ali Marpet

In addition to this all going live in today’s update, Madden 22 is also gearing up for the release of Zero Chill, and we’ve got more details here on what that will bring to Ultimate Team.

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