How to pump a fake in Madden 22
The crazy 22 wrong pump. Decent for biting tusks in one direction before burning them deep in the other. It’s one of the many intangible weapons in your offensive arsenal, and it can lead to big scores and even bigger wins if used correctly. But how to pump fake crazy 22 on PS4 / PS5, Xbox One / Series X | S and PC?
It is really quite simple.
You pump out the scythe by double-pressing the button on the receiver you want the tusk to bite on. This will pull the defense towards the receiver, opening up another receiver to actually catch the ball.
To pump fake:
- Smack the ball
- Double press the button of the receiver you want to simulate
The wrong pump can also be inconstant. Sometimes you will pump a scythe and be able to cast immediately to the intended receiver; sometimes you won’t. The entry just doesn’t seem to register. There is also a risk of double pumping if you mash the intended receiver button too soon after the first press, completely disrupting the timing of any play.
Best routes for the dummy pump
The pump scythe is best used on a hit-and-go or any double move game. It also works well with a deep fade route which gives the receiver enough space along the sideline to create separation. Post routes can also work on defense, as can routes through the middle, although with varying success.
For most routes, it’s best to pump the scythe early, so your target receiver can put some distance between him and the defender. For hitchhiking and double-swing routes, it is best to pump the scythe when the receiver makes its cut, which usually draws the entire field.
Keep in mind that everything tightens up on a shorter field, which makes the dummy pump even less useful for longer routes above 50 and closer to the end zone.
Best defense for the dummy pump
Ideally, the dummy pump is best used against covers in deeper areas, such as Cover 3 Match or Cover 4 Palms, where you can bait a defender inside or outside the double cover. Using it against a man-to-man blanket is difficult at best; secondary AI doesn’t seem too often hooked.
However, while the pump fake can trick the secondary at times, it still takes precious time to be successful. Much like you would a play pass, beware of the pass rush when you pretend to pump to avoid a sack.
And that’s how you pump fake crazy 22whether you are playing on console or PC. If you’re wondering how to slide, be sure to check out our quick guide to this mechanic here.