With FIFA 23, you’ll want to practice and learn the game mechanics to create an effective and versatile play style. This way, you’re always ready for whatever the opponent brings. Of course, you’ll want to enjoy some skill-based moves to help you score better. However, the basics are just as important. This includes passing. In FIFA 23, it pays off to practice your cross and lob pass so you can use them properly. We’ll break down how you can perform them as well as some of the variants they have.
How to Perform a Cross and Lob Pass in FIFA 23
Both a cross and a lob pass are aerial passes that fire off the ball over a long distance via an arch. However, it doesn’t always have to be in an arch since there are grounded versions of these passes.
If you’re inside the box, a cross is a perfect move to set up an awesome header for your teammate to score. Meanwhile, a lob pass is an effective way to adapt from being on defense to going for a more attack-based play.
Of course, both of them rely on your teammates being open. So, be sure to use a cross or lob pass at the appropriate time in FIFA 23. Otherwise, you’ll just set up the other team to intercept the ball.
In general, the buttons to perform a cross or lob pass on consoles are laid out below:
- PlayStation: Square button
- Xbox: X button
- Nintendo: Y button
Of course, you also want to move in the direction of the player you’re passing to.
Now, you can also perform some variants of the standard cross and lob pass in FIFA 23.
Cross and Lob Pass Variants in FIFA 23
Here are a few variants you can try out to diversify your cross and lob pass in the game:
- Driven Lob/Cross: R1 + Square (PlayStation) || RB + X (Xbox)
- Ground Lob/Cross: Square + Square or Circle + Circle (PlayStation) || X + X or B + B (Xbox)
- High Lob/Cross: L1 + Square or Circle (PlayStation) || LB + X or B
You can check out how a successful pass and score looks by professional FIFA player Bene Bauer:
first game of FIFA 23 pic.twitter.com/5Rgj96ckKX
— Bene Bauer (@BeneCR7x) September 26, 2022
FIFA 23 is available in Early Access with a full release on September 30 for PS5 and PS4 consoles, Xbox One and Series consoles, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.