FIFA 21 is finally out and players are already busy building up their perfect starting 11 in its Ultimate Team mode, or guiding their favorite real-life team to glory in Career Mode. Regardless of what mode you’re playing, you may have noticed that the major gameplay changes in FIFA 21 mean that crossing the ball into the box for a header or volley goal is actually a viable option again. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how to do a floated cross in FIFA 21.
Floated Cross in FIFA 21
|Platform||Floated Cross Button Input|
|Xbox One||LB + X|
|PlayStation 4||L1 + Square|
|Nintendo Switch||L + Y|
To do a floated cross, you’ll want to first play the ball out to one of your players out wide on the pitch like a winger or a midfielder on the left or right-hand side.
Once you’ve got the ball here, make a run down the sides of the 18-yard box. When you’re in a good position, move the left analog stick in the direction of where you want your cross to go and press and hold LB and X on Xbox One, L1 and Square on PS4, or L and Y on Nintendo Switch to perform a floated cross.
The longer you hold the buttons down for, the more power you’ll put on your cross, so be sure to let go sooner if you want to put the ball in towards the near post, or hold it down for longer if you’re trying to float the ball over for someone to head it in at the back post.
The floated cross is particularly effective when trying to find a player coming in at the back post. As it’s a floated cross, the ball tends to travel through the air a little higher than a normal cross, making it difficult for the keeper to catch or punch away.
It’ll take a while to figure out how much power you need to put on your floated crosses for them to find the player in the box that you want, but when you get this down, you’ll be banging goals in left, right and center.
That’s everything you need to know on how to do floated crosses in FIFA 21. Head over to our guide wiki for more tips and tricks, or you can check out more of our coverage on the game below.
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