Set pieces are key moments in FIFA 23 that can easily change the flow of a football match. With this guide, you’ll learn how to score free kicks in FIFA 23 and fire away your high-quality chances.
EA Sports made a number of new changes to several FIFA 23 gameplay mechanics thanks to the new Hypermotion 2 technology.
As a result, set pieces feel and look different in FIFA 23, and given how important penalties, corners, and free kicks are, you’ll want to master each technique. While penalties are the focus of the new composer mechanic, free kicks are a bit easier to capture.
For players looking to improve their skills on the pitch following the release of FIFA 23, here’s our guide on how to score a free kick.
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How to take and score a free kick in FIFA 23
- Adjust the aim and trajectory of your free kick left stick
- Adjust impact angle to use spin right stick
- boost your shot to the desired power by holding the shoot button
- To activate a timeout, press shoot again as your player strikes the ball for an extra accuracy boost
- Watch the ball beat the goalkeeper and celebrate accordingly
When it comes to free kicks in FIFA 23, the interface hasn’t changed much. Your player will watch the path of the ball as you prepare to strike. One thing that is new in FIFA 23 is a ball mark that indicates where your player will hit to apply spin.
By using the right stick, you can decide at what angle your player will contact the ball. Of course, the left stick will be used to adjust the desired path of the ball. Having control over both of these directional inputs should open the door to more trickery.
Here’s what kind of shots you can do in FIFA 23 free kick scenarios:
- low straight
- inside leg down
- bent leg inside
- feet down outside
- outside leg bent
There is no universal rule for positioning your right stick to apply spin. Right-footed and left-footed players will react differently, so you should swing your right stick at the ball until you get one of the shot types you want above.
Practicing free kicks in the Arena is highly recommended. It’s important to keep spin in mind when aiming your shot. With your left stick, always leave some distance to the left or right of where you want the ball to end up. It is also recommended to apply 70-80% power.
How to lie behind the free kick wall in FIFA 23
- Control a player who is not already standing in the wall and use the left stick to move him towards the back of the wall. If done correctly the player will assume a flat sitting position.
- If you decide the player is needed elsewhere, You can use the right stick to select the player on the ground. Then use the left stick to move the player from behind the wall.
new to fifa 23 The defending player has the ability to take a free kick lying behind the wall. We’ve seen this become a regular occurrence in football matches around the world over the years, and it eventually made its way into FIFA 23.
If you think your opponent will try to hit shots with less speed or you just want to limit their options, then laying behind the wall will definitely add pressure.
With more options than ever in both attack and defence, scoring free kicks in FIFA 23 is as rewarding as ever.
For more information, check out our guide to the best FIFA 23 camera settings, or the best custom strategy to use for Ultimate Team.
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