FIFA 23 is here and with it a load of gameplay changes have arrived.
Perhaps the biggest new addition, the introduction of what EA is calling a Power Shot – a high risk, high reward mechanic that, if you master can give you the edge in matches.
“For me, when you actually score these goals it feels so rewarding because you earned it,” Kantcho Doskov, design director on FIFA gameplay, told media at a FIFA 23 presentation.
“The animations are long, you have time. So when you press shoot, you power up, and you have a good second to aim exactly where you want to aim and then get the shot off. So it works really well.”
Luckily, we’ve teamed up with FIFA YouTuber and EA Game Changer Neal Guides to give you the absolute best possible tips to make you a power shot master. Here we go through how to do it, before handing over to Neal to pass on his wisdom.
Here’s how to do a power shot in FIFA 23
It’s worth noting that the previous controls that allowed you to pull off a ‘low driven shot’ will be replaced with the Power Shot.
As the shot is manually controlled, there will likely be a lot of trial and error – but the idea is the reward and subsequent player satisfaction will be greater.
To give yourself the best chance of success, make sure there is a lot of space around your player, as it will take some time to wind up.
Obviously, the way to defend against this to make sure you give key players very little time and space near the outside of your box – so man-marking will probably play a bigger role in FIFA 23.
Hold down LB / RB and then press the the ‘B’ button (or whatever you have mapped as ‘shoot’.
You then aim where you want to shoot – so it’s all manually controlled.
Hold down L1 / R1 and press the ‘O’ button (or whatever you have mapped as ‘shoot’.)
Hold down the left and right bumpers and press the shoot button.
How to score a power shot
To perform the Power shot, press L1 + R1 + Circle [PS] or LB + RB + B [XBOX] to perform the shot animation, and then at the same time move the Left Analog Stick into the direction you want to aim. As easy as it sounds, there is one downside, as powerful as it is, it does require time and space on the ball, as the shot animation has a significant “wind up” which means in tight areas, you could easily lose the ball mid-animation if an opponent is in your proximity.
The best space to use the power shot is outside the box, when your opponent’s defensive line is sitting deep, and you are struggling to get through their narrow block. The distance from goal will allow you more time on the ball, and thus having space to execute the full animation of the power shot before your opponent can tackle you.
Neal’s Top Tip
When aiming the Left Analog Stick, you must be precise, many players over commit the Left Analog Stick which results in the shot ending up going for a throw in.
Since the aim relies heavily on the user, with no assistance, minute movements of the Left Analog Stick can change the trajectory of the power shot.
I would suggest aiming at the goalkeeper first, initially, to keep the shot on target. Naturally you will probably end up scoring, because you won’t be as accurate aiming at the goalkeeper as you think.
Over time, once you can keep the shot on target, aim for the goalkeeper always, then minutely move the Left Analog Stick in the last second during the animation.
This way you always keep your shot on target, and the small movement will result in the shot hitting the side of the net. A final level-up would be if you could green time the shot to improve the shot further.
FIFA 23 Power Shot FAQ
How to do power shot in FIFA 23?
To perform the Power shot, press L1 + R1 + Circle [PS] or LB + RB + B [XBOX] to perform the shot animation, and then at the same time move the Left Analog Stick into the direction you want to aim.
How to score power shot in FIFA 23?
Aim at the goalkeeper first, initially, to keep the shot on target. Naturally you will probably end up scoring, because you won’t be as accurate aiming at the goalkeeper as you think.