Power Shots are arguably one of the most satisfying ways to score in FIFA 23 despite being somewhat difficult to execute.
There are many types of shots in FIFA 23, but the most common ones are the basic shot, the flair shot, the chip shot, and the finesse shot. However, there are times when none of the aforementioned shooting techniques are optimal, and this is when the aptly named Power Shot begins to shine.
As its name suggests, the Power Shot lets players shoot with a lot more force, making it much easier to score from far away or blast the ball past the goalkeeper so quickly that they don’t have time to react. This guide explains when and how to execute a power shot in FIFA 23.
Instructions for Executing a Power Shot in FIFA 23
In FIFA 23, players must hold both the left and right shoulder buttons while pressing the shoot button to execute a power shot. Those using a PlayStation controller and the default controls must hold L1 and R1 and then press Circle to fire, whereas those using an Xbox controller must hold LB and RB and then press and hold the B button to power up their shot.
If done properly, the camera will begin to zoom in on the player in possession, at which point players must aim their shot using the right analog stick. In contrast to regular shots, they will receive no assistance, so they must aim precisely if they want to hit the target. This is actually quite simple, though mastery may require some practice.
When to Use FIFA 23 Power Shots
Unfortunately, the additional power provided by Power Shots comes at a cost, as the wind-up animation for Power Shots is noticeably longer than that of other shot types. This gives opposing center backs additional time to make a tackle or block, so players should generally avoid using Power Shots unless they have at least two yards of space around them.
The best time to use a Power Shot is when the ball carrier is clean through but lacks the speed to outrun the defenders and enter the penalty area. This is frequently the case when playing with many of FIFA 23’s top attacking players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, and Harry Kane, none of whom are particularly nimble these days.
Players should also be aware that Power Shots can be queued while the ball is being removed from the air or while a player is running onto a through ball or knock-on, effectively mitigating the negative effects of the extended wind-up animation. This includes when a player is chesting the ball down or after using the R3 button to flick the ball up in preparation for a volley.
FIFA 23 is accessible on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms.