Dominating in Madden 22 is one thing, but being able to soak up the success with a celebration puts the icing on the cake.
Taunting and celebrating may be fading from the NFL, but they are alive and well in Madden 22. These have quickly become a key aspect of the game, accentuating big plays.
Madden 22 even incorporates this mechanic into the Ultimate Team challenges, showing that taunting and celebrating is a fan-favorite ability that’s here to stay.
How to celebrate in Madden 22
To perform a celebration in Madden 22 you have to move the right stick in one of four directions on your Xbox or PlayStation controller when prompted to trigger different types of celebrations.
Celebrations in Madden 22 happen after big plays like a sack, a first down, or a touchdown. Keep an eye out on the screen below the player where the celebration prompt will be displayed. The player will choose their signature celebration by default, or you can change it with the following commands:
Some of the celebration controls you will be able to choose from include:
- Swagger celebration: Right Stick Up
- Dance celebration: Right Stick Right
- Spike celebration: Right Stick Down
- Signature celebration: Right Stick Left
These directions are sometimes subject to change, with a “team” option or a “solidarity” option also available on various occasions. These will prompt either a group celebration or a kneel down in support of Black Lives Matter.
On top of these celebrations, there is also a “first down” celebration to mimic an NFL referee. To do this, look for the first down option, typically up on the right stick, as shown below by 49ers running back Tevin Coleman.
How to taunt in Madden 22
To perform a taunt in Madden 22 press L2/LT.
A point to make here is that Madden 22 also doesn’t use L2/LT as a skill modifier for the ball carrier, as it has in previous years. So, don’t accidentally press what is now a celebration control when engaging defenders, as that ball is likely to be jarred loose.
While you aren’t able to do specific taunts in Madden 22, there are multiple animations to humiliate your opponent.
From high steps to waving at would-be defenders, your opponents will certainly know when you’ve pulled off the perfect play.
How to dive into endzone in Madden 22
To trigger a diving animation, press Square (PS), X (Xbox), or Q (PC). This will allow the player to perform a special dive when approaching the endzone. Keep in mind that these animations are not likely to improve the ball carrier’s speed. It’s a taunting move, allowing your player to arrive in the endzone with style.
What is Celebration Loco in Madden 22?
Celebration Loco in Madden 22 is a taunt. To successfully taunt, press L2, LT, or Left Ctrl while playing as the ball carrier who is running down the field. This will trigger one of many random celebrations from “high steps” to “silencing the crowd.”
The Celebration Loco move slows down the player and leaves them vulnerable to a tackle and even a fumble, so only use them when you know that you can’t be used.
Tip: Taunting can be a good way to save stamina or to improve the speed of a really slow player, like an offensive lineman.
How to get the Primetime achievement in Madden 22
Madden 22 rewards players that like to taunt and celebrate with the Primetime achievement. In order to unlock this achievement, you must taunt for 50 yards in a single game. A good way to achieve this is to pair a second controller and select Field Goal Block on defense. With this setup, it should be easy to deliver a quick pass and celebrate all of the way to the endzone.
How do you turn off celebrations in Madden 22?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way for you to turn off celebrations in Madden 22. The function is baked into the game, so if you don’t want to perform any celebrations, you’ll just have to adjust to not pressing the celebration controls.
How do you edit celebrations in Madden 22?
You cannot edit celebrations in Madden 22. You can select different celebrations other than the default signature animations, such as by flicking the right analog, but other than that, you can’t directly edit celebrations.
So, that’s how you can celebrate and taunt in Madden 22. With these new skills, you can showboat and enrage your friends and other online players with ease.
Now that you know how to showboat and celebrate in Madden 22, hop into a game and try it out for yourself!
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