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How to Score Free kicks in FC 24

Getting a free kick in FC 24 itself isn't difficult. The real challenge lies in scoring from a free kick. Scoring free kicks in FC 24 demands smart gameplay, accurate execution, and practice. This guide gives you the necessary knowledge, controller instructions, and expert tricks on how to successfully score from free kicks. 

Free Kicks Controls in FC 24

The following tables summarizes the controls for free kicks on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

PlayStation Free Kicks Controls

Aim Left Stick
Reticle Aim Right Stick
Timing Shot O + O (timed)
Ground Pass X
Lob Pass / Cross
Wall Jump
Wall Charge X
Move Wall L2 or R2
Select Kick Taker R2
Add Kick Taker R1 or L2
Move Goalkeeper ▢ or O
Call 2nd Kick Taker L2
2nd Kick Taker Curled Shot L2 + O
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Pass L2 + X
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Chip L2 + ▢
2nd Kick Taker Run Over Ball L2 + O, X
Call 3rd Kick Taker R1
3rd Kick Taker Curled Shot R1 + O
3rd Kick Taker Run Over Ball R1 + O, X

Xbox Free Kicks Controls

Aim Left Stick
Reticle Aim Right Stick
Timing Shot B + B (timed)
Ground Pass A
Lob Pass / Cross X
Wall Jump Y
Wall Charge A
Move Wall LT or RT
Select Kick Taker RT
Add Kick Taker RB or LT
Move Goalkeeper X or B
Call 2nd Kick Taker LT
2nd Kick Taker Curled Shot LT + B
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Pass LT + A
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Chip LT + X
2nd Kick Taker Run Over Ball LT + B, A
Call 3rd Kick Taker RB
3rd Kick Taker Curled Shot RB + B
3rd Kick Taker Run Over Ball RB + B, A

PC (Origin, Steam, Epic Games) Free Kicks Controls

Aim Mouse Movement
Reticle Aim Scroll Button + Mouse Movement
Time Your Shot Left Click + Left Click (timed)
Ground Pass Right Click
Lob Pass / Cross S
Wall Jump A
Wall Charge Right Click
Move Wall W or LCTRL
Select Kick Taker LCTRL
Add Kick Taker D or W
Call 2nd Kick Taker W
2nd Kick Taker Curled Shot W + Left Click
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Pass W + Right Click
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Chip W + S
2nd Kick Taker Run Over Ball W + Left Click, then Right Click
Call 3rd Kick Taker D
3rd Kick Taker Curled Shot D + Left Click
3rd Kick Taker Run Over Ball D + Left Click, Right Click

How to Score Free Kicks in FC 24

Scoring a free kick requires a delicate combo of power and finesse. Find the perfect balance of shot power and the amount of curve you apply to the ball. Remember, releasing the shoot button before the power bar fills is crucial!

Here's the key:

  • Aim slightly outside the wall for closer free kicks and focus on keeping the power bar around three sections while using the right stick to curve the ball.
  • For long-range free kicks, increase the power (up to four and a half sections) and adjust your aim slightly further outside the wall to account for the curve's effect over a longer distance. 

Expert Tips and Tricks to Score Free Kicks in FC 24

Mastering the basic controls is just the beginning. Here are some pro tips to elevate your free kick game: 

  • Power Up (or Down) is the distance from the goal that dictates the power needed. Experiment in practice mode to find the sweet spot.
    • Short-range (around the box): 2.5-3 bars (focus on accuracy and curve).
    • Medium-range (outside the box): 3-3.5 bars (balance power and accuracy).
    • Long-range (far from goal): 4-4.5 bars (maximize power, adjust aim for trajectory).
  • The Art of the Curve. Aim slightly outside the wall with a right-footed player and curve the ball with the right stick towards the bottom right corner (vice versa for left-footed players).
  • Confuse the Wall. Press R1 and L2 (RB and LT on Xbox) to call over two players to stand near the ball. This can create gaps in the wall or distract the goalkeeper, giving you a precious advantage.
  • Utilize Fake Shot (PS: L2 + O, X on PS or Xbox: LT + B, A ) to trick the goalkeeper and defenders into going the wrong way. Anticipate the opponent's wall placement and goalkeeper movement.  
  • Adjust your approach based on the free kick's distance, your player's strengths (Free Kick Accuracy vs. Long Shots), and the goalkeeper's positioning.

Choosing Your Weapon

Before lining up for the shot, ensure that your most skilled free-kick taker is on the job. Their expertise in accuracy, curve, and power can make a huge difference. A specialist with a high "Dead Ball Plus" PlayStyle can significantly increase your chances of curling the ball past the wall and into the net. After all, a well-executed free kick can turn the tide of a match, so it's better to have the right player taking the shot.

How to Choose the Best Free Kick Taker

Compare your players' attributes, displayed either on the top right of the screen or under the current player's name in the bottom left. The key attributes are:

  • Free Kick Accuracy
  • Shot Power
  • and Curve

Generally, for closer free kicks, prioritize Free Kick Accuracy and Curve for pinpoint placement and sharp bends. However, for long-range free kicks, Shot Power becomes king to ensure the ball reaches the goal. With your free-kick specialist chosen, it's time to focus on scoring.

Lastly, don't be afraid to experiment in practice mode. There's no substitute for repetition when mastering the art of the free kick.

Wrap Up

Scoring free kicks in FC 24 takes dedication and practice. With the right player, a well-honed technique, and a strategic approach, you'll be bending the ball around walls and leaving goalkeepers confused. As they say, practice makes perfect, so experiment in training mode and don't be afraid to get creative. Now go forth and become a free kick maestro!

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