Shooting is the most important aspect of attacking on FIFA 20. You could go past three, even four players and get yourself one-on-one with your opponent’s goalkeeper, but if you don’t know how to strike the ball effectively, chances are you’re going to miss.
On that note, we’ve put together a guide aimed at showing you the best techniques for finding the back of the net on FIFA 20. The following tutorial will explain exactly when to use each shot type and how to effectively execute them.
Before we go any further, we need to discuss one of the most popular shooting mechanics on the game, Timed Finishing - a mechanic designed to amplify your shot power and accuracy, and why using it on FIFA 20 actually puts you at a disadvantage.
How to Improve Your Shooting on FIFA 20
Turn Timed Finishing Off
Timed finishing proved to be a lethal weapon on last year’s iteration of FIFA, as it allowed you to score goals from impossible angles if you successfully timed your shots green.
Following heavy backlash from the FIFA community due to how ‘broken’ timed finishing was, EA SPORTS reduced its effectiveness by making it harder to consistently time shots green, a decision that has made timed finishing an extremely risky mechanic to make use of on FIFA 20.
Picture this; say you’re one-on-one with the goalkeeper and you try to score while using timed finishing, there’s every chance that you could end up mistiming your shot due to how difficult it now is to find the green zone.
It just isn’t worth the risk anymore, so you’d do well to turn your focus towards gaining mastery of the different shooting techniques on FIFA 20, which we’ve listed below.
Different FIFA 20 Shot Types
There are different types of shots on FIFA 20, all of which are useful in specific situations. Here’s a look at the different shooting techniques on the game, as well as the best situations to use them in;
The Finesse Shot
The finesse shot is a shot that sacrifices shot power for increased accuracy. Once executed properly with the right aim, your player will look to curl the ball past your opponent’s goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
The further away you are from the 18-yard-box the less effective your finesse shot will be, so you should only attempt to score with a finesse shot inside, or on the edge of the box.
Depending on the amount of power you apply, a finesse shot could fly into the top corner of the net or into the bottom corner.
You can perform a finesse shot by pressing R1/RB + O/B.
The Chip Shot
The only time you can realistically chip the ball into the back of the net is when your opponent’s goalkeeper is off of their line. As such, you won’t get many opportunities to score with a chip in a standard game of FIFA, unless your opponent rushes out with their goalkeeper.
When you execute a chip shot, your player will aim to dink the ball over your opponent’s goalkeeper, ultimately leading to a goal if you get it on target.
From 18-25 yards out, two to four bars of power should be enough to chip your opponent’s goalkeeper.
You can execute a chip shot by pressing L1/LB + O/B.
The Low Driven Shot
The driven shot is an extremely effective way to score from inside the box.
When you execute a driven shot, your player will strike the ball hard, fast and low into a specific corner of the goalpost (depending on where you aimed your shot), increasing the odds of your shot going into the back of the net.
The driven shot can be performed by pressing L1/LB + R1/RB + O/B.
The Flair Shot
The flair shot is not a particularly useful type of shot, but it is aesthetically pleasing, so there’s no harm in learning how to perform it.
Performing a flair shot is simple - all you have to do is press L2/LT + O/B.
The most common type of flair shot in the game is the bicycle kick, but there are a bunch of other types of flair shots, most of which can only be performed by players who have the ‘flair trait’.
Scoring From Outside The Box
It is now harder than ever to score a goal from long range, but it is not impossible. With the right approach, you will be able to shock your opponents by scoring screamers.
First of all, in order to improve your chances of scoring from range, you need to make sure the player you’re looking to shoot with has a high ‘long shot’ stat, ideally 85+. Secondly, you have to make sure that there’s a clear path to your opponent’s goalpost.
There’s no point in shooting from range if the shot will get blocked by your opponent’s defenders. Thirdly, you need to build up some momentum before striking the ball. You can do this by sprinting.
Doing so will give the shot more power and most importantly more speed - making it difficult for your opponent’s goalkeeper to react fast enough to pull off a save, ultimately leading to a golazo.
Remember, this technique won’t turn every long shot into a goal, but it will definitely boost your chances of finding the back of the net with long range strikes.