There are a lot of ways you can play Madden NFL 2022 with friends. However, matches with friends will not fall under the ranked category. Being a popular sports simulation video game based on Football, Madden NFL is obviously expected to feature robust multiplayer modes. But, one thing we could figure out is that the game’s interface isn’t very user-friendly. So, you may find yourself struggling to find the option for couch (local) co-op or the option to invite friends. In this article, we will be discussing the available modes in Madden NFL 22 and how you can team up with your friends in each of them.
How to invite and play Madden NFL 2022 with friends?
In Madden 22, you can play multiplayer in almost all modes. Face of the Franchise, however, is a single-player campaign mode and doesn’t feature any multiplayer support. Apart from the Face of the Franchise mode, there are five major modes you can try out and experience multiplayer in – Ultimate Team, Franchise, Exhibition, The Yard, and Superstar KO. Here are details regarding how to play multiplayer in each of them:
This is a mode where you can build your own team and battle online against other players. When you select this mode, you can choose the Draft option to play with your friends. Now, select the Play a Friend option to battle with a friend. Ultimate Team only endorses a 1 v 1 option with one of your friends. If you are a part of a bigger group, try the next mode.
This is the most popular mode for multiplayer in Madden NFL 22. From the lobby, select the Superstar KO mode to open it. Look for the option Play a Friend and then choose 1 v 1, 2 v 2, or 3 v 3 depending on how many of you are going to play the co-op match.
In the Franchise mode lobby, head over to the Options tab and then select Members. Now you can select any team for an option to invite a friend. You can either type in their name or select from your friend list to send them an invite. Another way you can approach Franchise’s multiplayer is by hitting the Play button at the same time.
When you select the Exhibition mode from the home lobby, you will see a pop-up menu of options. Select the Online Head-to-Head option and then the Play a Friend option. Now, select all the friends you want to invite and hit Create Game.
Is there a local co-op?
A lot of Madden NFL 22 players seem to be confused with this one. Although the Xbox, PS, Steam, and Epic product page brags about the presence of a local co-op, players are unable to access such a mode. Well, some seem to have figured out the process. According to them, you will need to start a match or create a team in the offline mode. For example, in Franchise mode, create a new franchise and make sure you select Offline mode while setting it up. Now, you can plug in two controllers and play local co-op.