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EA FC 24: With a simple trick you are guaranteed to score more free kick goals


EA FC 24: With a simple trick you are guaranteed to score more free kick goals

In EA FC 24, free kicks can be an effective way to score goals. We'll show you what you should pay attention to with the stationary balls in order to increase your success rate.

Which free kicks are involved? The focus is primarily on the standards that you are awarded relatively centrally in front of the opponent's penalty area. With our tip you can hit the goal from both 18 m and 30 m away.

Below we'll tell you how free kicks work in EA FC 24 and what adjustments you should make to take the most dangerous set pieces.

EA FC 24: With a simple trick you are guaranteed to score more free kick goals

Free kicks in EA FC 24: This is what you need to know

What is important about free kicks? Several factors play an important role in a successful free kick. In addition to aligning the trajectory before the free kick and charging the shot power immediately before the run-up, it is above all the spin that gives the stationary ball the necessary kick.

We'll first explain to you how free kicks generally work, how you add power to your shots, and which spin is particularly effective in EA FC 24.

How do free kicks work in EA FC 24? The animation for free kicks has remained largely the same compared to FIFA 23. After a free-kick whistle for your team, the camera angle changes so that you look at your standard taker from behind, assuming you are within range of a direct attempt.

A line appears above the ball with which you can specify the approximate direction of the free kick by positioning it with the left analog stick. This directional line extends a little further for players with the “resting ball” playstyle. In general, it is advisable to have at least one player with this style of play in your team, because next to the extended line these players shoot their free kicks with more speed, precision, and spin.

And since we just mentioned the spin, we'll now tell you how you can give your free kicks more power.

Free kicks in EA FC 24: This is how you give your shots the necessary effect

Next to the direction line above the ball, a square with a smaller square cursor appears in the bottom center of the screen (see image). This smaller square helps you determine which side of your foot you will take the free kick with (inside or outer instep) and which spin (top or back spin) you will apply to the ball.

Free kicks in EA FC 24: This is how you give your shots the necessary effect

Top and Back Spin: The top area of ​​the large square means you want to hit the ball high up so the ball will head towards the goal with top spin. In-game, this area is referred to as a low shot. Flat free kicks can be loaded with a lot of power and remain low over the edge of the grass, but have a lower success rate and are therefore not recommended in our opinion.

The lower area of ​​the large square is interesting. Here the balls you shoot are given back spin so that they initially fly in a high arc over the wall. But the trajectory takes a steep drop due to the spin just before the ball is close to the goal. If done correctly, the ball falls into the goal at the last moment.

Inner and outer instep: You can also give the ball a sideways spin with the inner or outer instep. Here too, the positioning of the cursor before the free kick is crucial.

An example: Right-footed people shoot the ball with their inner instep if you hit it on the right side. Accordingly, you have to position the cursor on the right side of the square. If you move your cursor to the left sector of the square, your right foot shoots the ball with the outside of your instep.

For left-footed people it's exactly the other way around.

The lateral spin through the inside or outside instep only plays a minor role in our promising variant. It is important that you give your free kick the perfect back spin and plenty of shooting power. You can read how this works below.

In order to get into such promising positions, you need an idea of ​​how to combine into the opponent's penalty area.