How to slide in Madden 21

Going head-first is never the smartest move.

Just because Madden 21 is much kinder to those who run with their quarterback doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to learn how to dodge hits. Yes, no matter how hard you get tackled, you may not fumble the ball as much as in Madden 20. However, a much more realistic take on player injuries in the game means that some tackles could leave you one QB short. So, we recommend sliding as a means of keeping your team healthy, as well as gaining extra yardage.

Sliding in the latest installment can only be done in certain scenarios. As such, there is no button that will let you slide at any time. Instead, it can be performed when your controlled player is running at full speed without a defender too close. If you attempt it with a linebacker or cornerback close, they can stop you before the animation begins. If spaced out well, continue holding the acceleration trigger (R2 for PlayStation or RT for Xbox) and then press square for those on PlayStation or X for Xbox users.

Once this is done, you are perfectly in the clear from chances of injury. Even player-controlled defenders will not be able to target you. Rather, they will automatically hurdle over you to avoid penalties. Lastly, it is possible to also slide in the endzone, but if you do it too early you may end up on the one-yard line. No matter how the results turn out, sliding is always, without argument, the best way to dodge any potential medical threats.