FIFA 18 Shooting Guide

Learn how to shoot the ball and get familiar with all shooting techniques and controls in FIFA 18.

How to Take Shots in FIFA 18

To take a shot in FIFA 18 you need to press the shoot button (◯ on PlayStation / B on Xbox) and choose your shooting direction using the left stick (L). This is called the basic shooting skill in FIFA 18.

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

Shooting Techniques and Controls

There are five key types of shooting in FIFA 18:

  • Normal Shot
  • Chip Shot
  • Finesse Shot
  • Flair Shot
  • Driven Shot (When taking free kicks)

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


Action PlayStation Buttons Xbox Buttons
Shoot / Volley / Header B
Low Shot / Downward Header Shot ◯ + Tap ◯ B + Tap B
Chip ShotL1 + ◯ LB + B
Flair Shot L2 + ◯ LT + B
Finesse ShotR1 + ◯ RB + B
Fake Shot◯ then X + direction B then A + direction
Free Kick: Curled Shot B
Free Kick: Driven Shot L1 + ◯ LB + B
Penalty: Finesse Shot R1 + ◯ RB + B
Penalty: Chip Shot L1 + ◯ LB + B

Normal Shot

A normal shot is performed by pressing just the shoot button. A normal shot can be taken from far or near the goal and it’s quite accurate to reach the goal when it’s well targeted.

Low Shot

A los shot is a low-powered normal shot which goes on the ground to reach the target. A low shot is slightly slow and has more accuracy to hit the back of the net. This shot is usually useful on one-on-one situations with the goalie where you need to slowly roll the ball into the goal.

Chip Shot

Chip shot is a form of short kick that lifts the ball high in the air in order to pass the keeper or defenders and land in to the goal.

Finesse Shot

Finesse shot is a refined and delicate shot which has more accuracy rather than power. Finesse shots are usually curled and are taken with inside of the foot.

Flair Shot

Flair shot is a fancy and powerful shot which has less accuracy but got more power to beat the keeper.

Driven Shot

A ground shot taken from a free kick which rolls on the field in order to go below the defence wall when the defenders are jumping up or go around them to hit the goal.

Shooting Speed, Strength and Reaction

The speed and strength of your shots are determined by holding the shot buttons. The longer you hold the button, the more strength you’re going to put on the ball. The quicker you press the shot button, the shorter reaction your player will take to kick the ball. The more power you give to the ball, the higher your ball flies in the air.

Learn More

Here are two useful tutorial videos on Shooting in FIFA 18 for you to watch:

To improve your shooting 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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