In FIFA 22, players can face a wide number of formations both pre-programmed by the game or customized by their adversaries, and even if many make use of counter formations to get past, it is practically impossible to play on the highest level without knowing how to dribble past the defenders or how to emerge victorious from a 1 on 1 confrontation, especially on the sides of the pitch.
We will now give you a few pointers sure to help you dribble better on FIFA 22 so that you can take your game to the next level and show all your potential on the pitch.
How to Dribble Better and Get Past Defenders in FIFA 22
First, to dribble better on FIFA 22 players don’t need to know all the available moves by heart, even if doing so is highly advised, since using simple ones can also reward you extremely well. After all, it is not about knowing 20 different dribbles at the gate, but mastering a few. This is a thing many newcomers choose to ignore, since performing the more flashy dribbles from the get-go is always more inviting than mastering the simple and sometimes more effective ones.
With that said, just knowing how to move the ball when in possession of it and perform 1-star and 2-star moves can allow you to bait and get past defenders well. Those moves can also work really well as the first step in a 1 on 1 confrontation, all while opening the window for more high leveled moves. An example of that can be seen in the Step Over, a great first move and one which can work well for those planning on exploring the wings of the pitch or planning to take defenders out 1 on 1.
It is also important to keep in mind that dribbling with a character with a low dribbling rate is a recipe for failure since your dribbling rating is directly related to the player’s control and capability to execute more complex dribbles such as the 5-star Elastico. So try to focus on using players with a high rating such as, for the delight of all Paris Saint Germain fans, the game’s top three dribblers, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar Jr, and Lionel Messi. Messi is also the game’s highest-rated player. Normally, offensive players in the game’s big leagues are able to execute up to 3 and 4-star dribbles well.
Apart from knowing how to execute the moves and move the ball, a key to dribbling on FIFA 22 lies in, as we said above, your capacity to analyze the situations your players are in and adapt to it fast, for that, try to always accommodate the said player’s core characteristic when on the pitch as well as make use of your opponent’s defensive stance to explore their weakness. Again, having a few memorized and well-trained skill moves can also make a huge difference when on the pitch, so remember, make use of all your tools. Training and honing your skills is also a must if you want to learn how to dribble well on FIFA 22. So, don’t rush it and take your time learning the moves and when to use them before trying them out in a real match.
You can play FIFA 22 right now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC. You can also check out our review of the game here.