FIFA 17 penalties look very different to that FIFA 16. After seeing several leaked gameplay videos and playing the game at EA Play and E3, many of you are concerned about the penalty difficulty. EA have clearly been keen to overhaul penalties. A penalty kick can often be the difference between winning and losing a match, so it’s vital you know how to take them. In our updated FIFA 17 penalties tutorial, we’ll offer our tips on how to score more!
FIFA 17 Penalties
Check out Sander’s video below. We’ll be updating this tutorial as more details become available.
What’s changed in penalties from FIFA 16?
- There is no longer an accuracy bar. This bar shows a green indication in the middle, where the objective is to stop the bar in the middle. This indicates how accurate the penalty will be, assuming power is kept optimal.
- There is no longer a power bar. This bar shows how hard you are striking the ball (the percentage of your max power).
- You can now adjust the angle of your chosen penalty taker.
- Thanks to the Frostbite Engine, the crowd are much more realistic and reactive.
How to score more penalties in FIFA 17?
Firstly, you’ll want to select the player with the best FIFA 17 penalties stat (under shooting). This player will have the greatest chance of scoring. With no accuracy or power bar in FIFA 17, you have to judge the direction using the left analog stick, and shot power by how long you press your chosen button. In FIFA 17, you can now use the right analog stick to change the run up of your penalty taker. This allows you to take penalties using the outside of your foot etc.
- Don’t hold the left analog stick overly long in either direction.
- Imagine there is a power bar and try hitting 75% or less of your max power value.
- Experiment with different run ups (angles) to see which work best for you.
It appears as though there will be plenty of mind games in FIFA 17. By the time the demo and early access releases, do you think we’ll be able to run up like Zaza? Also do you think we’ll be able to pass the ball and finish with a 2nd player, similar to Messi and Suarez?