FIFA 21 Passing Tutorial: Three Tips for Dictating the Flow of a Game
Passing is the most used gameplay mechanic in FIFA. On the surface, it’s a basic mechanic used for distributing the ball across different areas of the pitch, but on a deeper level, passing is the basis of control in FIFA.
A player who can pass will almost always have an advantage over a player who can’t, because being able to pass the ball very well, on the virtual pitch, allows you to overload your opponent’s defence with elite build-up play, and keep possession of the ball despite being faced with tons of pressure from your opponents.
On that note, we’ve put together a short FIFA 21 passing tutorial aimed at teaching you how to control the flow of a game.
Here’s a look at three tips for more effective passing;
Master The Art Of Triggering Runs
A lot of FIFA players think that you only need to trigger runs in the attacking third, but that’s far from the truth. In reality, you should get used to triggering runs across all areas of the pitch, as it will give you opportunities to pass the ball to an unmarked player.
There’s a high chance of the ball being intercepted when you pass to a static player, as opposed to passing to a player who’s on a short run, hence, you should trigger a run when an opportunity to do so presents itself in order to avoid an unnecessary interception.
To trigger a run, all you need to do is press X/A + L1/LB.
Recycle The Ball Between Your Full-Backs to Reset Play
When you feel your opponent gaining a bit of momentum, it’s a good idea to recycle the ball between your full-backs in order to reset play and bring the pace of the game down to a speed you’re comfortable with.
However, you shouldn’t recycle the ball back and forth for an extended period of time as doing so can trigger your opponent’s players to press high up the pitch, which puts you in a dangerous position if they manage to intercept the ball.
So recycle the ball for a short period of time to reduce the pace of the game, but don’t overdo it as a way to horde possession – that’s ungentlemanly conduct in our books.
Utilize the lofted pass in your Build-up play
The lofted pass is arguably one of the best passing mechanics to have graced FIFA in the last few years. It’s a type of pass that makes it difficult for your opponent to intercept the ball.
It works by putting a bit of height on your passes to evade your opponents and arrive at your own players’ feet.
It’s perfect for distributing the ball in the attacking third, as it allows you to make quick one-two passess with minimal risk of the ball being intercepted.
It’s also a great way to pass the ball in midfield.
If you add the lofted pass to your gameplay arsenal, you’ll find yourself losing the ball less and launching more potent attacks.
To execute the lofted pass all you need to do is double tap X/A. Or double tap triangle/Y for a lofted through pass.