Welcome, soccer fans, to the latest installment of the best-selling soccer simulator known as FIFA. This yearly video game series always brings the heat, and this year is no different. FIFA 23 is chock full of new features and content that makes the thrill of competition even more intoxicating than in past games.
FIFA is renowned the world over, and fans line up every year for their copy, just itching to jump into the online competition to battle it out and show off their skills. But, for new or younger fans who don’t have nearly 30-year’s worth of experience in the series, you could probably use a helping hand to get up to speed.
There are a few things every FIFA player worth their salt should know. A few methods and moves that separate the basic FIFA players from the pros. Some of them will come with time and practice, but others may need to be explicitly spelled out for some.
One of the moves you should have at the ready at all times is the fake pass. This is a fairly complex move to execute that can have some serious strategic value if used correctly. In essence, it is very similar to the fake shot move, in that it is used to confuse and trip up your opponents to give you space to escape or time to strategize. To perform the fake pass, there are a few methods, and this guide will outline each one.
Static Fake Pass
- Xbox One / Xbox Series XIS: RT + B, then A
- PlayStation 4 & 5: R2 + Circle, then X
Left Exit Fake Pass
- Xbox One / Xbox Series XIS: RT + B, then A + Left Stick to the top-left
- PlayStation 4 & 5: R2 + Circle, then X + Left Stick to the top-left
Right Exit Fake Pass
- Xbox One / Xbox Series XIS: RT + B, then A + Left Stick to the top-right
- PlayStation 4 & 5: R2 + Circle, then X + Left Stick to the top-right
It is important to note that all of these methods are done from a neutral standing position. The inputs for these moves must also be done in quick succession, which adds a bit of a learning curve to the move. But once you get the timing down with enough practice, you’ll be fooling opponents all over the place, and gaining the tactical advantages you need.