FIFA 23: what is it and how to use the new power shot?

FIFA 23 introduces new shooting mechanics. The power shot allows you to achieve excellent results at the cost of taking the risk of losing the ball.

FIFA 23 introduces a catalog of moves that allow players to have more options in all transitions. The most outstanding is the so-called power shot, a new type of shot that is already part of the meta. We tell you how you can perform it and what advantages it has over the rest.

How do I execute a Power Shot in FIFA 23?

PS4 and PS5

  • Classic: R1 + L1 + O + left thumbstick for aiming
  • Alternative: R1 + L1 + [] + left thumbstick for aiming

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

  • Classic: RB + LB + B + left thumbstick for aiming
  • Alternative: RB + LB + X + left thumbstick for aiming

Nintendo Switch

  • Classic: L + R + A + left thumbstick for aiming
  • Alternative: L + R + Y + left thumbstick for aiming

Advantages and disadvantages of the Power Shot in FIFA 23

The Power Shot arrives in FIFA 23 as one more option to the rest of the shooting catalog, both in the past and in the current generation. When you execute it, the player will go through the entire animation while he sets up the shooting leg. During this period the aiming will be manual, in other words, without any help: the ball will shoot violently towards the direction in which you move the left stick of your controller.

You will know you have taken a shot when the camera zooms in on your player. Usually, these shots end in a goal, especially in one-on-one situations. Their main disadvantage is the time it takes to set up the leg. The two-second window means that an opposing defender can block the direction of the shot, or steal the ball in front of him if he is even closer to the striker.

Our recommendation? Use the power shot as a resource, not as your main shooting mechanic. You won't always have a chance if there is no defender pressing around you. It works best in the middle of a counterattack when you can take advantage of the spaces in your favor. Something you also have to consider is that it will be much easier to score with this skill if your player has high Shot Power, Finishing, Long Shot, and Composure attributes.

Remember that the game is already available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.