FIFA 18: Complete controls guide (goalkeeper, defence & attack) on PS4 & Xbox One

We’ve listed ALL the goalkeeper, defence, attacking, penalties, free kicks and corner controls and tips on PS4 and Xbox One to give you the edge.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

Every FIFA game is the same right? Wrong. There are always a couple of new features that come into the game, which can mean some new controls. This is the case on FIFA 18, with some new sneaky little moves which can make a big difference on the pitch.

READ: FIFA 19: Complete controls guide (goalkeeper, defence & attack) on PS4 & Xbox One

Whether you’re new to FIFA games or looking for that extra edge on FIFA 18, we’ve got all the controls for you, and an explanation on the subtle moves that can help you up your game. 

Movement

Action

PS4 controls

Xbox One controls

Move Player

Move L stick

Move L stick

Sprint

R2

RT

Change player (defence)

L1

LB

Switch player (manual)

R stick

R stick

Protect ball (attack)/jockey (defence)

L2 (hold)

LT (hold)

First touch/knock-on (with ball)

R2 + R stick

RT + R stick

Stop and face goal (with ball)

L stick (release) + L1

L stick (release) + LB

Face up dribbling

L2 + R2

LT + RT

Stop ball

L stick (release) + R2

L stick (release) + RT

No touch small feints

R1

RB

Dummy ball (when receiving)

Hold R1

Hold RB

Let ball run

R1 + L stick (first time)

RB + L stick (first time)

Slow dribble

L1 + L stick

LB + L stick

Last years game saw a change in the moves you can do with your feet, with the ability to let the ball run to deceive your opponent. Using the no touch small feints (R1/RB) and let ball run (R1/RB + L stick) controls can entice the defender to dive in, and you can then dribble past him. Similarly, if you have your back to the defender and he isn’t directly behind you, using dummy ball (hold R1/RB) can allow you to spin in behind. 

To be successful on FIFA 18, you must protect the ball (hold L2/LT). Without holding this down when under pressure from a defender, you will consistently lose the ball, but you must time this when sprinting otherwise you will be knocked off balance. Equally, using the function in defence can help you shrug the attacker off the ball. 

Face up dribbling (L2 + R2/LT + RT) can be another game changer, especially if you’re looking to hold the ball up before bursting past your opponent. Practice using first touch/knock-on (R2/RT + R stick) and if you get the timing right, you can leave the defender for dust or set yourself up for a volley. 

Let ball run

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