Shooting is one of the essential mechanics in FIFA 22, and you’ll need to master the technique to score as many goals as possible. There are many different shot types in FIFA, and each is best applicable in a specific scenario. In this guide, we break down how to perform a regular shot, as well as some of the more intricate shot types.
How to Shoot in FIFA 22
You can perform the Basic Shot by pressing the O/B button and directing the ball with the left analogue stick while your player is facing the opposing goal. Shots are most effective in the box, but you can press the button anywhere inside your opponent’s half to shoot on goal if you’re feeling lucky.
You can also use the Time Your Shot function, with a timed click of the O/B followed by a second hit of the same button to launch the ball. This skill takes a while to get the hang of but is more accurate than the Basic Shot regarding power and direction. You can turn this on in the pause menu by selecting the Trainer function.
Types of Shots in FIFA 22
- Driven Low Shot (L1 + R1 + O / LB + RB + B)
- Chip Shot (L1 + B / LB + B)
- Flair Shot (L2 + B / LT + B)
- Finesse Shot (R1 +O / RB + B)
The Basic Shot will get you through Beginner and Amateur skill levels on FIFA, but you’ll have to master some additional types of shots to take things up a notch. Each of these is dependent on the in-game situation. For example, the Chip Shot works best when the opponent’s keeper is away from his line, while skilled strikers can use the Finesse Shot to find the top corner from outside the box.
These tips should help you find the back of the net when shooting in the FIFA 22. In addition, we’ve got a separate guide on the aiming mechanism, as well as an ever-expanding dedicated page of guides for the game.
FIFA 22 is available on October 1st for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC.