Madden 23 PC Controls: Pass Rush, Offense, Defense, Running, Catching, and Intercept

Here are ALL of the Madden 23 controls for PC, including the pass rush controls as well as the new ball-carrying and D-Line controls.


Madden 23 has arrived on PC for the fourth year in a row, and there are plenty of things to explore.

Madden’s PC controls have remained similar throughout each version. The fundamental changes this year mainly pertain to ball-carrying controls and the D-Line movement.


Here, you’ll find all of the Madden 23 controls, enabling you to manage every aspect of the game, from offense to defense.

Pre-play Offense PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
X-Factor VisionLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
Snap BallSpacebar or Left-Click
Show Play ArtLeft Ctrl (hold)
Pre-play MenuTab
Call TimeoutT
AudibleA
Hot RouteH
Pass ProtectionP
Fake SnapAlt
Switch PlayerF
Select to a Specific PlayerF + Left or Right Arrows
Player LockZ
Motion PlayerAfter selection, Left or Right Arrows
Quiet CrowdQ
Zoom In and OutPgUp or PgDn

The pre-play offense can be easily and accurately controlled with the keyboard, making adjustments more efficient and taking full advantage of the game clock.

Passing PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Player MovementArrows or Mouse
Show Play ArtLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
ScrambleAfter snap, left Shift (hold) or Right-Click
Pass LeadAfter pass, Arrows or Mouse
Throw AwayX
Lob PassTap receiver icon
Bullet PassHold receiver icon
Touch PassDouble-tap receiver icon
High PassAlt + receiver icon
Low PassCtrl + receiver icon
Playmaker Closest ReceiverW, A, S, D

PC controls provide an easier experience when it comes to passing leads and playmaking.


Ball Carrier PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Player MovementArrows or Mouse
SprintAfter snap, left Shift (hold) or Right-Click
JurdleA or D
Dead LegS
HurdleW
DiveQ
TruckR
Stiff ArmE
SpinF
Protect BallSpacebar
CelebrateLeft Ctrl
Pitch Ball BackAlt

Without the joystick and with clear key commands, controlling the new jukes has never been easier.

Catching PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Possession CatchE
RAC CatchQ
Aggressive CatchR
StrafeLeft Ctrl
Defensive AssistAlt (hold)
Switch PlayerF

Blocking PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Player LockZ
Aggressive Impact BlockW
Aggressive Cut BlockS

Pre-play Defense PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
X-Factor VisionLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
Show Play ArtLeft Ctrl (hold)
Pre-play MenuTab
Call TimeoutT
AudibleA
Individual AdjustmentI
Defensive Line ShiftL
Linebacker AudibleEnd
Switch PlayerF
Select to a Specific PlayerF + Left or Right Arrows
Coverage AudibleC
Defensive KeysP
Zoom In and OutPgUp or PgDn

The pre-play defense is controlled with ease, allowing audibles to be performed by single keystrokes.


Defensive Coverage Controls

ActionKey Controls
StrafeL-Ctrl or Left-Click
Press / Chuck ReceiverE
Defensive AssistAlt (Hold)

Defensive (Engaged) PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Switch PlayerF
Select a to a Specific PlayerF + Left or Right Arrows
Speed RushLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
ContainCtrl or Left-Click
RipW
Bull RushS
ClubA or D
SwatR

Madden 23 has improved the defensive controls and mechanics as user-rushing and D-Line users become more prevalent.

Player Locked Receiver

ActionKey Controls
Play-artL-Ctrl (hold)
Player LockZ
Just-Go ReleaseLeft Shift (hold) or R-Mouse Btn
Footfire ReleaseQ + Arrow
Cut Out of PressA or D
Cut Moves While Route-RunningSpace + Movement
Call for BallE

Defensive (Pursuit) PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Switch PlayerF
Select a Specific PlayerF + Left or Right Arrows
SprintLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
Defensive AssistAlt
StrafeLeft Ctrl or Left-Click
Aggressive DiveQ
Conservative TackleE
Strip BallSpacebar
Hit StickW
Cut StickS
Blitz QB SpyZ

In the early days of Madden 23, the bull rush move seems highly effective while engaged on defense.

Ball in Air Defense PC Controls

ActionKey Controls
Switch PlayerF
SprintLeft Shift (hold) or Right-Click
Defensive AssistAlt
StrafeLeft Ctrl or Left-Click
Swat BallQ
Play ReceiverE
Ball HawkR

Interception animations have been hard to trigger and time correctly through the early days of Madden 23; swatting the ball has been more useful to defend a pass.

Special Teams Controls

ActionKey Controls
Snap / Set Kick Power / Set AccuracyE
Switch PlayerF
AudibleA
Flip PlayLeft or Right Arrow

Now that you know all of the PC controls for Madden 23, you can go out and dominate the gridiron.

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