FIFA 16: Tips for every player


If you’re an experienced player or debut on your FIFA 16, it desn’t matter because everyone can boost their gaming experience. EA Sports are constantly improving thier version of football simulation and successfully compete without putting the effort in are coming to an end. if you want to develop your shooting, passing or defending there are some tailor-made tips that can raise your game and improve your FIFA results. These crafty pointers will help develop all elements of your game from basic shooting to outsmarting opponents with your new-found knowledge of the new no-touch dribbling skill feature.

1. keep the FIFA trainer

There is a wealth of knowledge for players of any level and whether it’s learning how to perfectly execute a ‘heel flick turn’ or discovering how to play a bobbling pass over defenders’ legs, I guarantee you will discover something new. I recently found out that by pressing triangle you can launch the ball into open space which is handy if you’re being tightly marked.

2. learn how to defend

pressing the slide tackle button immediately after performing one lets them gain their feet and preserve momentum. You can also bait dribblers during one-on-ones by fake tackling and if you realise your slide tackle isn’t going to work then you’re able to press the button again and the player will respond by putting a foot on the pitch and then cancelling the slide. Finally, using the Circle/B button you can now apply pressure to your opponents’ players constantly and if you use it intelligently (by not over-pressing) you can win a gain an advantage during any physical battle you come up against.

3. pay attention to the FIFA ultimate draft

FUT Draft is a brand new way to play FIFA Ultimate Team. This new mode will test your team building skills as you pick the best fit for each position from a five-player draw. Start your FUT Draft by choosing between five different formations. Choose wisely: the formation you pick will remain as your default formation throughout the series of matches.

4. use the “instructions” tab to give players orders

Using the ‘instructions’ tab on the team management menu you can now give individual players commands that will modify their performance. You can tell players to get into the box, stick to normal crossing routine or adjust their positioning from set pieces or corners. You can also advise on support runs, chance creation, positioning, interceptions, and defensive support. All of these make the game more interactive and add another level of strategy to the matches that isn’t just switching your team’s overall philosophy to ‘all out attack’ when you go a goal behind.

5. Find The Right Formation

The tactics in FIFA 16 are easier to understand than previous releases but are still extremely detailed. Navigate to the ‘tactics’ tab of the team management menu to select from five strategies: counter-attack, high pressure, possession, long ball, and default. The 4-2-3-1 setup has become extremely popular in the modern game as it allows you to fill your team with flamboyant attacking players accompanied by two deep lying anchormen.

6. Learn The New Attacking

Moves You can now decide when your player decides to touch the ball and therefore fake a left or right movement that will throw your opponent off balance and allow you to dance round them in true Lionel Messi (who developed the feature using motion capture) fashion. If you manage to get the ball out wide and have your inside forward cutting inside against your oppositions’ left or right back then the move can be a devastating way of leaving the defender for dust and getting a cross in or going for goal. To do this move, simply press and hold the L1/LB button on your controller. Once pressed, the player with possession of the ball will momentarily step away from it to create a bit of space. From there, by flicking the left analog in different angles, the player in possession of the ball will either shift his body in that particular direction or twist his ankle in the hopes of tricking the defender. If timed correctly, it can easily misdirect the defender into going one way while the player with the ball goes the other.

7. Play The Pre-Season Career Mode Tournaments To Make Some Coin

If you choose to play either the Asian Elite Cup, Champions Trophy or Invitational Cup you can potentially make around £10 million for your side. This money can be used to buy an average player and is a useful boost to your finances if your budget isn’t particularly healthy at the beginning of your save.

8. Put The ‘FIFA Trainer’ Hours In

If you have played FIFA since the beginning, the new FIFA trainer has something for everyone. FIFA 16 identifies the current game situation and offers varying options based on the Trainer level. From basic commands that will help get you on your feet to deeper hints that can help shift the tide of the match in your favour, the FIFA trainer is like having an expert by your side while you play.

9. Use The Training Function In Career Mode

Don’t neglect the training during your Career Mode as it can help you develop your side and if you’re short on transfer funds it gives you a cheaper way to raise your team’s performance. It’s important that you try to develop your youth talent by gently easing them into the first team and if you have trained them regularly they could start to make an impact. If you frequently train your experienced players their market value will grow and then you can make more money in the transfer window.

10. Pass With Purpose

FIFA 16 has a slightly slower pace than its previous release and the passing has become more advanced. The new ‘pass with purpose’ feature means that you can adjust the amount of power on your passes and specifically target areas that on older additions you wouldn’t have been able to find. By pressing RB+A for Xbox, R1 + X for PlayStation whenever you make a pass, the ball will zip across the pitch at a rapid pace. By using this modifier, pro players will be able to squeeze the ball through the tightest of gaps and through to their striker, cutting the defence to pieces. Be warned though, unless the player you’re passing to has exceptional control (i.e Messi or Ronaldo) he could struggle to trap the ball and need to take an extra touch.