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FIFA 15 - Free Kick Tutorial


FIFA 15FIFA 15 - Free Kick Tutorial

The FIFA 15 free kick system is very similar to the free kick system in FIFA 14. It actually seems as if the free kick dynamics haven't really changed, so if you had a method that worked for you in FIFA 14, it will likely work just as well in FIFA 15. The following free kick methods will be outlined in this tutorial: the Dipping Free Kick, the Driven Curled Free Kick, and the Driven Free Kick.

 

Dipping Free Kick (18-25 yards out)

The Dipping Free Kick is the most effective free kick method in FIFA 15, and this is simply because you will use it much more than the others. It should be taken from relatively close range and closer to the center of the box than not, don't use this if you're nearing 30 yards out.

First, you need to select a kick taker that has high Curve and Free Kick Accuracy stats, you can see this by holding down the left trigger during the free kick screen. Power is not such a big deal when it comes to the dipping free kick, and in some cases, less power is better as it has more time to dip.

Next, aim accordingly:

  Right of Wall Left of Wall
Left Footer Aim between the 2nd and 3rd players from the right of the wall. Aim just between the heads of the 1st and 2nd players from the left of the wall.
Right Footer Aim just between the heads of the 1st and 2nd players from the right of the wall. Aim between the 2nd and 3rd players from the left of the wall.

 

Finally, charge the power bar up to about just before the yellow, or around the beginning of the yellow if it's closer to 25 yards. You're aiming for it to drop into the bottom corner, so it doesn't need a whole lot.

Last, as you shoot the ball, hold up on the left analog stick to apply dip. Try to make it go straight up so you get some nice downward curl. If everything else is done correctly, this should be the easiest part and your shot will drop nicely out of reach of the keeper.

 

Second Player Free Kick (18-20 yards out)

If you're really close to the goal, you can try a Second Player Free Kick. You can only do this if the preferred foot of the player corresponds to the side of the goal that the wall is blocking. For example, Van Persie, a left footer, can do this well if the wall is blocking the right side of the goal, and the keeper is leaving it open. This way, he can just curl it around the wall, but it wouldn't work so well if he tried to curl it left around a wall blocking the right side of the goal. For some reason, using a second player seems to generate more curl from this region, so be sure to select your second player with the Left Trigger before you shoot.

So, aiming is pretty self explanatory. We're aiming to curl the ball around the wall (inside to out), so aim just to the side of it and curl around.

You're not going to use a lot of power, but since we're so close here it heavily varies from player to player. Usually, the same amount of power you used in the Dipping Free Kick is sufficient (about to the yellow).

Last, you need to apply curve to get it to the far corner. It doesn't even need to curve all that much because it will probably be so powerful that the keeper is unable to reach it and even if he does he only pushes it off to the side a little bit.

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