How to take penalties on FIFA 18 on PS4 and Xbox One
FIFA penalties can be the bane of your life, or they can be the difference in a tight game.
FIFA 18 is no different, with the new game featuring a few subtle tweaks from last year, like being able to set the speed of your run-up with the left and right triggers on both Xbox and Playstation.
When you start playing you’ll be given a direction indicator – an arrow – that shows you where you’re aiming and where the ball will end up, provided it isn’t saved! Aim with the left stick.
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Between two and three bars of power should take the ball high into the net, while one to two bars will go low.
You can attempt a cheeky ‘Panenka’ penalty by holding L1/LB while you shoot.
You can also sprint to the ball by holding R2/RT, or slow it down with L2/LB, so you’ll have full control over the penalty you want to take.
Don’t be afraid to practice, in the arena or with skill games, and it’s obviously easier to score with a player who has a higher penalty taking rating than one around the 60s or 70s.