All controls and best settings for FIFA 22

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Learning the basics is the key to success in FIFA 22.

FIFA 22 is fast approaching, with some players already enjoying what EA has in store for them through Early Access, many new football fans will be jumping into the world of the world's most capable sports simulator.

Knowing the control schemes of a game with different aspects of gameplay all intertwined and in play at the same time due to the fast-paced nature of football can be daunting for a newcomer.



It can be confusing having to memorize commands when attacking, defending, looking to counter-press or step back, hold onto the ball or counter-attack. Don't worry, we're here to help.

Although we've already talked about more advanced techniques, like how to pressure the ball, how to fake shots or control the goalkeeper, let's get back to basics, giving you all the essential controls you need to know in FIFA 22.

FIFA 22 – All Controls

FIFA 22 has complex controls. (Photo: EA Sports)

Many controls and systems are in place even at a basic level in FIFA 22, both in terms of attack and defense, and general movement control.

We've split all the commands below for your convenience.

Mouvement

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
move player L L
Sprint R2 Hold + Direction RT Hold + Direction
Shield/Jockey L2 Hold + Direction LT Hold + Direction
First touch / Engage R2 + R + Sens RT + R + Sens
Stop and face the goal L + no sense + L1 L + no direction + LB
Dribbling face up L2 + R2 BT + RT
Penalty dribble L1+ L LB+ L
Penalty dribble (face lock angle) L1 + R1 + L LB + RB + L
Stop the ball R2 + no sense RT + no sense
Hustle (ball in the air) L2 LT
Technical moves R R
Slow Dribbling (11v11 only) L2 + R2 + L + Sense LT + RT + L + Steering
Simple Skill Moves (VOLTA Football only) L2 + R2 + L + Sense LT + RT + L + Steering
Single flicks (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) R3 + L + Direction R3 + L + Direction
Taunts (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) L + no direction + R2 Hold down L + no direction + R2 Hold down

Attack – Single

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Ground Pass/Header X A
Lob Pass / Cross / Header ?? X
By the way ?? ET
Shot / Volley / Header ?? B
Time your shot ◯ + ◯ (Timed) B + B (Timed)
chip shot L1 + LB+B
Finesse shot R1 + RB+B
Low Shot / Header Down L1 + R1 + LB+RB+B
Fake shot then X + Direction B then A + Direction
Wrong step then X + Direction X then A + Direction
threaded pass through R1 + RB+Y
Rewind and retry (kick off only) Option L2 + R2 Start BT+R2

Attack – Advanced

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Protect the ball L2 LT
Driven ground pass R1+X RB+A
Goes to loft floor X+X A + A
Crossing collar + △ O + o
Lobed passage L1 + LB + O
Lobed passage leads L1 + R1 + LB + RB + Y
Conduit Lob Pass / Conduit Cross R1 + RB+X
High Lob / High Cross L1 + LB+X
ground cross + X+X
whipped cross L1 + R1 + LB + RB + X
Driven ground cross R1 + ▢ + ▢ RB + X + X
Trigger execution L1 KG
Call for support R1 RB
Mannequin a pass L + no direction + R1 Press and hold L + no direction + RB Press and hold
Cancel L2 + R2 BT + RT
Pass of flair L2+X BT + A
Flair L2 + BT + B
Praise of flair L2 + LT+X
let the ball run R1 Press and hold + L (Away from the ball) RB Press and hold + L (Away from ball)
Flick Up for Volleyball R3 R3
Disguised first touch R1 Press and hold + L (towards the ball) RB Press and hold + L (towards ball)
Configure touch R1 + R + Direction (Hold) RB + R + Direction (Hold)
pass and go L1+X LB + A
Pass and move X + R + Direction (Hold) A + R + Direction (Hold)
Directional strokes Press L1 + R (Drag in any direction) Press LB + R (Swipe in any direction)
Reader lock L + R L + R
Switching (reader lock) L (Swipe in any direction) L (Swipe in any direction)
Hard Super Cancel L1+R1+L2+R2 LB+RB+LT+RT
Cancel the advantage for fault L2 + R2 BT + RT
FIFA 22 will be familiar to veterans. (Photo: EA Sports)

Tactical

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
SHOW ATTACK TACTICS D-PAD: SKIN D-PAD: SKIN
Show Attack Tactics D-Pad: HAUT D-Pad: HAUT
Enter the box D-Pad: UP then UP D-Pad: UP then UP
Attacking the full-backs D-Pad: UP then RIGHT D-Pad: UP then RIGHT
Hug on the sidelines D-Pad: UP then LEFT D-Pad: UP then LEFT
Additional striker D-Pad: UP then DOWN D-Pad: UP then DOWN
Show Defense Tactics D-Pad: DOWN D-Pad: DOWN
The attacker retreats D-Pad: DOWN then UP D-Pad: DOWN then UP
Press Team D-Pad: DOWN then RIGHT D-Pad: DOWN then RIGHT
Ball side overload D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Offside trap D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN
Change game plan D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT
Quick Substitutes R2 RT
Changing Mindset (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT

Defend

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Change player L1 KG
Change drive (manual) R + Sense R + Sense
Tackle / Push or Pull (when chasing) ?? B
hard tackle Press and hold B Press and hold
Instant hard tackle R1 + RB +
Sliding tackle ?? X
Hard tackle (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) ?? X
Authorization ?? B
Shoulder Challenge/Sealed Press L2 LV tap
Jockey / Grasp and Hold L2 Hold down LT Hold down
Contain X Press and hold A Press and hold
Teammate Contain R1 Press and hold RB Press and hold
running jockey L2 + R2 Hold down LT + RT Hold down
Pull and hold (when chasing) Press and hold B Press and hold
Quick Get Up (after slide tackle) ?? X
Engage Armor Opponent L2 + L To armored dribbler LT + L To armored dribbler
Goalkeeper Rush Press and hold Y Press and hold
Goalkeeper Cross Interception + △ Press and hold Y + Y Press and hold

Gardien de but

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Drop kick or ▢ B or X
Throw/Pass X A
Drop the ball ?? ET
Pick up the ball R1 RB
Push Throw R1+X RB+A
Push kick R1 + RB+X
Move the keeper R3 Press and hold + R R3 Press and hold + R
Couvercle GK Far Post R3 Press and hold R3 Press and hold
Switch to GK Press the touchpad Press the touchpad

Free kicks – Free kicks

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
The goal L L
Move the shooter R R
Time your shot ◯ + ◯ (Timed) B + B (Timed)
Wrap shot ◯ or R Hold ⇩ B or R Hold ⇩
Apply the loop while running R R
Push shot R1 + then L1 RB + B then LB
Pass to the ground X A
Col du Lob / Cross ?? X
wall jump ?? ET
wall load X A
move the wall L2 or R2 LT or RT
Select Kick Taker R2 RT
Add Kick Taker R1 or L2 RB or LT
Move the keeper or ◯ X or B

Free Kicks – Advanced Free Kicks

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Call the second shooter L2 LT
2nd wrap kick L2 + BT + B
2nd kick layoff pass L2+X BT + A
2nd kick layoff chip L2 + LT+X
2nd kick smash the ball L2 + then X LT + B then A
Call 3rd kick taker R1 RB
3nd wrap kick R1 + RB+B
3nd kick smash the ball R1 + then X RB + B then A
It's time to dominate the field. (Photo: EA Sports)

Set Pieces – Corners and Throws

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
Coins – Lob Cross ?? X
Corners – Pass X A
Goal kick L L
Apply kick power ?? X
Enable/disable aiming indicator D-Pad: HAUT D-Pad: HAUT
Show Corner Tactics D-Pad: DOWN D-Pad: DOWN
Run remote post D-Pad: UP then DOWN D-Pad: UP then DOWN
Edge of the box D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Crowd the goalkeeper D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Run near the post office D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN
Move live (throw) L L
Short key X A
Short key (Manual) ?? ET
long touch ▢ Or X Press and hold X or A Press and hold
Fake throw + X Or X + ▢ A+X or A+X

Set Pieces – Penalties

ACTION PLAYSTATION CONTROLS XBOX COMMANDS
The goal L L
Shoot ?? B
Move the shooter R R
To stutter L2 LT
Sprint R2 RT
Apply kick power ?? B
Finesse shot R1 + RB+B
chip shot L1 + LB+B
Select Kick Taker R2 RT
Enable/disable air indicator D-Pad: HAUT D-Pad: HAUT
The goalkeeper moves from side to side L + Direction L + Direction
Keeper's Dive R + Sense R + Sense
Goalkeeper gestures X Or ◯ Or ▢ Or △ A or B or X or Y

FIFA 22 Best Controller Settings

We'll keep it simple here, unless you're a series veteran who's developed a unique style or found your perfect controller scheme, the default button settings are perfectly designed to run everything you need to succeed. in FIFA 22.



EA Sports has created a layout that doesn't require too many moves, and even when you have to take your hands off the sticks to use the D-Pad, you'll often do so during game stoppage time.

  • Read more: FIFA 22 FGS Swap Tokens: How to get, rewards, more

We will continue with more FIFA 22 content and advanced game guides as the season progresses. Be sure to stay tuned to our official page for all the latest news and information.

Image courtesy of EA Sports.

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