×
OR

By continuing, I agree to GINX' Terms and Conditions

OR
Please enter a valide email address

Already a GINX member? Sign in

CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME
›

Your username is how other community members will see you. Ever dreamt of being called JohnWick ? Now is the time.

Back
FIFA
News > Sports game > FIFA
World

FIFA 22 Dribbling guide: All skill moves, control guide, star explainer, more

Learn every skill move and pick open defences with ease with our advanced dribbling guide for FIFA 22.

Earlier this week EA Sports released a brand new gameplay trailer for FIFA 22, showcasing the games new HyperMotion technology, as well as a number of other next-gen gameplay additions.

The trailer itself was sort of hype, but what truly caught the eye and the imagination of many long-time players was the gameplay deep dive Pitch Notes released alongside the trailer.  This provided a comprehensive look at many of the newest features such as changes to the attacking and defending systems, tactical configurations, dribbling and skill moves, and much more.

It has sent tongues wagging, and in preparation for its 1st October release, we are breaking down each of these core components with complete overviews of all the new and retained systems in each of these key gameplay mechanics.

You’ve landed on our advanced dribbling and skill moves guide, but as mentioned we also have guides for attacking, defending, custom tactics, and much more.

It must be noted, many of the latest and greatest features are next-gen (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S) only and to offer the most comprehensive guide we will be taking this edition as standard.

FIFA 22 advanced dribbling and skill moves guide - an overview

FIFA 22 is set to drastically revamp dribbling, with players able to turn quicker and move faster than ever before. Certain players can also decelerate quicker than others, allowing for a greater level of control after a full sprint.

FIFA 22 dribbling guide
Top players will be able to control the ball coming out of sprints better than others. (Picture: EA Sports)

Players will also be able to ride tackles better than before, depending on the way your player is moving when the challenge comes in.

Several skill moves are also being nerfed including FIFA 21's over-powered Bridge and Directional Nutmegs. Skill move cancel will also no longer work for the La Croquetta, Elastico, Reverse Elastico, and Scoop Turn.

All new skill moves

FIFA 22 will introduce at least five new skill moves and dribbles

  • Four Touch Turn: Hold L2/LT + Flick RS Back + Flick RS Back

  • Explosive Sprint: R2/RT when Sprinting
  • Skilled Bridge: Hold L2/LT + Double Tap R1/RB

  • First Time Spin: Hold L1/LB + R1/RB as the ball comes towards the player first time

  • Super Knock On: double flick RS forward.
  • Scoop Turn Fake: Hold LS in the opposite direction after doing a forward Scoop Turn

  • Manual Dink Dribble Touch: Press R3 during a dribble to perform a dink touch while dribbling, perfect for avoiding the defender’s leg.

Certain skill moves can also be made the first time when receiving the ball.

The skill moves that can be performed first time include:

  • Stepovers
  • Body Feints
  • Bridge/Directional Nutmeg.

These moves will be harder to pull off than if you were just dribbling, and will not work from driven passes.

Nerfs and buffs

The following has been taken from the FIFA 22 pitch notes for gameplay:

  • Removed Skill Move Cancel for La Croquetta, Elastico, Reverse Elastico, and Scoop Turn.

  • Reduced animation speed for Bridge and Directional Nutmegs.

  • Drag Back Spin, Four Touch Turn, and Stepovers can now be cancelled (LT + RT).

  • Drag to Drag Skill Move can now be triggered by holding RS backward.

  • The Heel to Heel Skill Move is more difficult to successfully perform.

  • New animations for Directional Nutmeg 90 degree turns.

Existing skill moves

Alongside the new skill moves, there are also the existing ones. For those not in the know, players are assigned a star rating for their dribbling ability. Every player can do the 1 Star moves, while almost all can do 2. From 3 upwards they get increasingly more intricate, with only the absolute top ballers in world football able to pull of the 5 Star.

1 Star

Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Bridge Tap R1 x2 Tap RB x2
Directional Nutmeg Hold L1 + R1 + RS direction Tap LB + RB + RS direction
Standing Ball Juggle L2 + Tap R1 Hold LT + Tap RB
Open Up Fake Shot Left/Right Hold L1 + Tap Square then Tap X and move LS top left/right Hold LB + Tap X then Tap A and move LS top left/right
Flick Up Hold L1 + Tap R3 Hold LB + Tap R3

2 Star

Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Feint Forward and Turn Flick RS down x2 Flick RS down x2
Body Feint Right/Left Flick RS right/left Flick RS right/left
Stepover Right/Left Roll RS front to right/left Roll RS front to right/left
Reverse Stepover Right/Left Roll RS right/left to front Roll RS right/left to front
Ball Roll Right/Left Hold RS right/left Hold RS right/left
Drag Back L1 + R1 + LS flick down LB + RB + LS flick down

3 Star

Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Heel Flick RS flick up then down RS flick up then down
Roulette Right Roll RS clockwise from bottom to right Roll RS clockwise from bottom to right
Roulette Left Roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left Roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left
Fake Left & Go Right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right
Fake Right & Go Left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left
Heel Chop Right/Left Hold L2 + Square then X + LS hold right/left Hold LT + X then A + LS hold right/left

4 Star

Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Ball Hop (while standing) Hold L1 + press R3 Hold LB + press R3
Heel To Heel Flick RS flick up then down RS flick up then down
Simple Rainbow RS flick down then up twice RS flick down then up twice
Spin Right Hold R1 + roll RS clockwise from bottom to right Hold RB + roll RS clockwise from bottom to right
Spin Left Hold R1 + roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left Hold RB + roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left
Stop and Turn Right/Left (while running) RS flick up then right/left RS flick up then right/left
Ball Roll Cut Right RS hold left + LS hold right RS hold left + LS hold right
Ball Roll Cut Left RS hold right + LS hold left RS hold right + LS hold left
Fake Pass (while standing) Hold R2 + Square then X Hold RT + X then A
Fake Pass Exit Right/Left (while standing) Hold R2 + Square then X + LS top right/left Hold RT + X then A + LS top right/left
Quick Ball Rolls RS hold down RS hold down
Drag To Heel Hold L1 + RS flick down then flick right/left Hold LB + RS flick down then flick right/left
Lane Change Right/Left Hold L1 + RS hold right/left Hold LB + RS hold right/left
Three Touch Roulette Right/Left Hold L2 + RS flick down then flick right/left Hold LT + RS flick down then flick right/left
Drag Back Spin Right/Left RS flick down then flick right/left RS flick down then flick right/left

5 Star

Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Elastico Roll RS along the bottom from right to left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left
Reverse Elastico Roll RS along the bottom from left to right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right
Advanced Rainbow RS flick down, hold up, then flick up RS flick down, hold up, then flick up
Hocus Pocus Roll RS from down to left, then back to right Roll RS from bottom to left, then back to right
Triple Elastico Roll RS from down to right, then back to left Roll RS from down to right, then back to left
Ball Roll & Flick Right/Left (while running) RS hold right/left then flick up RS hold right/left then flick up
Heel Flick Turn Hold R1 + RS flick up then down Hold RB + RS flick up then down
Sombrero Flick (while standing) RS flick up, up, down RS flick up, up, down
Turn and Spin Right/Left RS flick up then right/left RS flick up then right/left
Ball Roll Fake Right/Left (while standing) RS hold right/left then flick left/right RS hold right/left then flick left/right
Ball Roll Fake Turn Hold L2 + RS flick up then flick left/right Hold LT + RS flick up then flick left/right
Elastico Chop Right Hold R1 + roll RS along bottom left to right Hold RB + roll RS along bottom left to right
Elastico Chop Left Hold R1 + roll RS along bottom right to left Hold RB + roll RS along bottom right to left
Spin Flick Right/Left Hold R1 + RS flick up then right/left Hold RB + RS flick up then right/left
Flick Over Hold L1 + RS hold up Hold LB + RS hold up
Tornado Spin Right/Left Hold L1 + RS flick up then flick right/left Hold LB + RS flick up then flick right/left
Rabona Fake (while jogging) Hold L2 + Square then X + LS down Hold LT + X then A + LS down
Laces Flick Up L2 + Hold R1 LT + Hold RB
Sombrero Flick Backwards/Right/Left  Hold LS down/right/left Hold LS down/right/left
Around The World RS 360° clockwise or anticlockwise RS 360° clockwise or anticlockwise
In Air Elastico RS flick right then left RS flick right then left
Reverse In Air Elastico RS flick left then right RS flick left then right
Flick Up For Volley Hold LS up Hold LS up
Chest Flick Hold L2 + R3 x2 Hold LT + R3 x2
T. Around The World RS 360° clockwise then RS flick up
RS 360° clockwise then RS flick up

 

 

We will update this page continuously throughout the life of FIFA 22, adding new skill moves when discovered. For more FIFA 22 news. guides and more check out our dedicated FIFA hub.