FIFA 18 Passing Guide

FIFA 18 Passing Tutorial

Learn how to pass the ball and master the passing controls in FIFA 18. Here we have the complete guide.


How to Do Passing in FIFA 18

Passing is easy in FIFA 18. All you need to do is to push a pass button (X or ▢ or △ / A or X or Y) and choose your passing direction using the left stick (L). This is called the basic passing in FIFA 18.

For advanced passing in FIFA 18, you need to get familiar with all passing techniques and controls, which you can find below.


Passing Techniques and Controls

There are three key types of passing in FIFA 18:

  • Short Passing
  • Lob Passing
  • Through Ball

These passing methods have different types which we’re going through each of them here:

PASSING TYPES & CONTROLS

Action PlayStation Buttons Xbox Buttons
Short Pass (Ground Pass)X A
Lob Pass / Cross X
Low Cross ▢ + ▢ X + X
Through Ball (Through Pass) Y
Flair Pass L2 + X LT + A
High Lob / Cross L1 + ▢ LB + X
Scoop Lob (Pinged Lob) L2 + ▢ LT + X
Lobbed Through BallL1 + △ LB + Y
Driven Ground Pass R1 + X RB + A
Driven Lob Pass/CrossR1 + ▢ RB + X
Threaded Through Pass R1 + △ RB + Y
Fake Pass ▢ then X + direction X then A + direction
Dummy a PassR1 Press and Hold RB Press and Hold

Short Pass

Short pass is a ground pass that sends the ball to a teammate in a short distance.


Lob Pass

Lob pass is a aerial pass that is used to send the ball to a teammate in a high arc and a long distance. This pass method is also used for doing a cross.


Low Cross

By double tapping the Lob Pass button, you can perform a low-range cross when passing the ball into the opponent’s box.


Through Pass

Through pass is a forward pass which travels into an open space through your opponent defenders so your attackers can grab the ball beyond the defenders.


Flair Pass

A fancy and powerful ground pass which is less accurate than a Driven Pass but more powerful.


High Lob

A lob pass with more height which can be useful for crossing to bypass your opponent’s defenders and keeper when you have tall strikers.


Scoop Lob

A lob pass with even more height than a high lob pass.


Lobbed Through Pass

A through pass which goes over the head of your opponent’s defenders – technically, a combination of through ball and lob pass.


Driven Ground Pass

A ground pass which is powered and is faster than a normal ground pass. This type of pass has better accuracy, but your pass receiver needs to put more effort to control it.


Driven Lob Pass

A lob pass which is has more power and pace than a lob ground pass.


Threaded Through Pass

A through pass which more straight and let the ball bouncing so it brings more perspective to your pass.

Passing Speed, Strength and Reaction

The speed and strength of your passes are determined by holding the pass buttons. The longer you hold the button, the more strength/pace you’re going to put on the ball. The quicker you press a pass button, the shorter reaction your player will take to pass the ball. For example, for doing an one-touch or 1-2 passing, you just need to do a quick tap on a passing button.


Learn More

Here is a useful tutorial video on Passing in FIFA 18 for you to watch:

To improve your passing skills in FIFA 18, we recommend you to play the Skills Games and its drills from the basic to advanced levels.

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