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FIFA 22 skill moves list: New skills and best 5-star players

Skills are a crucial part of FIFA 22, and can make a big difference against the best players. Here’s how to perform every single trick.

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In FIFA 22, it’s sometimes tough to break down those stubborn defenses. Throwing in some skills can be the perfect way to open up space and look impressive while doing it. Here’s a full guide on all the skill moves in FIFA 22 and the ones you need to learn.

Defending in FIFA 22 has seen a bit of a revamp, and players are much keener to stay in formation and make life difficult for the attacking team. This means it can be difficult to create chances for your strikers.

Skills are a vital weapon in your FIFA arsenal and can be the secret to unlocking those tightly packed defenses. There’s plenty of flicks and tricks to choose from in FIFA 22, so here’s every single one – as well the ones you should learn first.

It’s worth noting that the directions in each input relate to which way the player is facing.

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FIFA 22 new skills

Every year, EA throws some new fancy skills into the mix to keep cocky full-backs on their toes. For FIFA 22, four more have been added and they’re all on the more advanced side of the scale.

Surely you’ve seen these show up in plenty of FUT Champions games throughout the course of the season.

  • Skilled Bridge (4-star): Hold L2/LT + Double Tap R1/RB
  • Four Touch Turn (4-star): Hold L2/LT + Flick RS Back + Flick RS Back
  • Scoop Turn Fake (4-star): Hold LS the opposite way after doing a forward Scoop Turn (see 4-star skills)
  • First Time Spin (5-star): Hold L1/LB + R1/RB as the ball comes towards the player

FIFA 22 1-star skill moves

These are the basic selection of skills that can be pulled off by any player on the pitch all the way down to the goalkeepers.

While none of these are revolutionary, the Bridge, in particular, is still a great way to quickly get around an unsuspecting defender.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
BridgeTap R1 twiceTap RB twice
Directional NutmegHold L1 + R1 + Flick RSHold LB + R1 + Flick RS
Flick UpHold L1 + Click R3Hold LT + Click RS
Open Up Fake ShotHold L1 + Tap shoot then tap pass and move LS up then left or rightHold LB + Tap shoot then tap pass and move LS up then left or right
Standing Ball JuggleHold L2 + Tap R1Hold LT + Tap RB

FIFA 22 2-star skill moves

The tricks in the next rank-up are still relatively easy to perform and can be used by nearly every player in the game with the exception of keepers.

Skills like Stepovers might not be the most glamorous, but they’re still handy to keep in mind. In fact, as the game’s meta progresses, occasionally using simpler inputs could catch your opponent off guard.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Ball RollHold RS left or rightHold RS left or right
Body FeintFlick RS left or rightFlick RS left or right
Drag BackHold L1 + R1 + Flick LS downHold LB + RB + Flick LS down
Feint Forward and TurnFlick RS down twiceFlick RS down twice
Reverse StepoverRoll RS from left or right to forwardRoll RS from left or right to forward
StepoverRoll RS from forward to left or rightRoll RS from forward to left or right

FIFA 22 3-star skill moves

Now we’re getting to the much more useful commands. The Roulette is particularly useful in the middle park for quickly breaking through the lines and bypassing the opponent’s midfielders.

The Heel Chop helps create space in the penalty area and confuses any defenders hoping to put in a block.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Fake Left and Go RightRoll RS down from left to rightRoll RS down from left to right
Fake Right and Go LeftRoll RS down from right to leftRoll RS down from right to left
Heel ChopHold L2 + shoot, then Tap pass and roll left stick from right to leftHold LT + shoot, then Tap pass and roll left stick from right to left
Heel FlickFlick RS up then downFlick RS up then down
Roulette LeftRoll RS clockwise from bottom to leftRoll RS clockwise from bottom to left
Roulette RightRoll RS clockwise from bottom to rightRoll RS clockwise from bottom to right

FIFA 22 4-star skill moves

With 4-star skills, you’re starting to hit the more advanced moves that only the more gifted players can pull off.

These can usually be used by wide players or attacking midfielders who are known to be good on the ball.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Ball HopHold L1 + Click R3 (while stood still)Hold LB + Click RS (while stood still)
Ball Roll Cut LeftHold RS right + Hold LS leftHold RS right + Hold LS left
Ball Roll Cut RightHold RS left + Hold LS rightHold RS left + Hold LS right
Drag Back SpinFlick RS down then left or rightFlick RS down then left or right
Drag to HeelHold L1 + flick RS down then left or rightHold LB + flick RS down then left or right
Fake PassHold R2 + Tap shoot then pass (while stood still)Hold RT + Tap shoot then pass (while stood still)
Fake Pass ExitHold R2 + Tap shoot then pass + Hold LS left or right (while stood still)Hold RT + Tap shoot then pass + Hold LS left or right (while stood still)
Four Touch TurnHold L2 + Flick RS Back twiceHold LT + Flick RS Back twice
Heel to Heel FlickFlick RS down then upFlick RS down then up
Lane ChangeHold L1 + RS right or leftHold LB + RS right or left
Quick Ball RollsClick + Hold R3Click + Hold RS
Scoop Turn FakeTap shoot then pass and hold LS up diagonally, then flick to other sideTap shoot then pass and hold LS up diagonally, then flick to other side
Simple RainbowFlick RS down then up twiceFlick RS down then up twice
Skilled BridgeHold L2 + Tap R1 twiceHold L2 + Tap R1 twice
Spin LeftHold R1 + Roll RS from bottom to leftHold RB + Roll RS from bottom to left
Spin RightHold R1 + Roll RS from bottom to rightHold RB + Roll RS from bottom to right
Stop and TurnFlick RS up then left or right (while running)Flick RS up then left or right (while running)
Three Touch RouletteHold L2 + Flick RS down then right or leftHold LT + Flick RS down then right or left

FIFA 22 5-star skill moves

These are the most complex skills that can only be carried out by the most notoriously tricky players in world football, like Neymar Jr or Jadon Sancho.

If you’re hoping to hunt for the top rewards in FUT Champs or play Career Mode on the hardest difficulty, then you’ll need to have a mastery of most of these skills.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Advanced RainbowFlick RS down then hold RS up then flick RS upFlick RS down then hold RS up then flick RS up
Ball Roll and FlickHold RS right or left then flick up (while running)Hold RS right or left then flick up (while running)
Ball Roll FakeHold RS left or right then flick in opposite direction (while stood still)Hold RS left or right then flick in opposite direction (while stood still)
Ball Roll Fake TurnHold L2 + Roll RS up then left or rightHold LT + Roll RS up then left or right
ElasticoRoll RS on bottom from right to leftRoll RS on bottom from right to left
Elastico Chop RightHold R1 + Roll RS across bottom from left to rightHold RB + Roll RS across bottom from left to right
First Time TurnHold L1 + R1 (when taking first touch)Hold LB + RB (when taking first touch)
Flick OverHold L1 + RS upHold LB + RS up
Heel Flick TurnHold R1 + Flick RS up then downHold RB + Flick RS up then down
Hocus PocusRoll RS from bottom to left then rightRoll RS from bottom to left then right
Rabona FakeHold L2 + shoot then Tap pass and Flick LS down (while jogging)Hold LT + shoot then Tap pass and Flick LS down (while jogging)
Reverse ElasticoRoll RS on bottom from left to rightRoll RS on bottom from left to right
Sombrero FlickFlick RS up, up, then down (while stood still)Flick RS up, up, then down (while stood still)
Spin FlickHold R1 + Roll RS up then left or rightHold RB + Roll RS up then left or right
Tornado SpinHold L1 + Flick RS up then left or rightHold LB + Flick RS up then left or right
Triple ElasticoRoll RS from bottom to right then leftRoll RS from bottom to right then left
Turn and SpinFlick RS up then right or leftFlick RS up then right or left

FIFA 22 5-star juggling skills

In FIFA 22 skills do have plenty of practical uses, but sometimes we just want to show off, right?

That’s where juggling tricks come in. They’re not the most efficient way of going past a defender, but they’re definitely the most satisfying.

Standard kick-ups can be started by any player by holding L2/LT and repeatedly tapping R1/RB when stood still.

Skill MovePlayStationXbox
Around the WorldRotate RS 360 degreesRotate RS 360 degrees
Chest FlickHold L2 + Click R3 twiceHold LT + Click RS twice
Flick Up for VolleyHold LS upHold LS up
In Air ElasticoFlick RS right then leftFlick RS right then left
Laces Flick UpPress L2 + R3, then Press R2 + Flick LS upPress LT + RB, then Press RT + Flick LS up
Reverse In Air ElasticoFlick RS left then rightFlick RS left then right
Sombrero Flick BackwardsHold LS down, right, or leftHold LS down, right, or left
T.Around the WorldRotate RS 360 degrees then flick RS upRotate RS 360 degrees then flick RS up

FIFA 22 best 5-star skill players

As we mentioned earlier, the most advanced skill can only be done by players with the precious 5-star skills stat.

There are just over 70 players that have been awarded this status, some of which are ICONS, and many that are playing in lower leagues that won’t be used as often.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out the best 5-star skill players you should consider adding to your team.

PlayerTeamPositionRating
Kylian MbappeParis Saint-GermainST91
Neymar JrParis Saint-GermainLW91
Cristiano RonaldoManchester UnitedST91
Angel Di MariaParis Saint-GermainRW87
Paul PogbaManchester UnitedCM87
Jadon SanchoManchester UnitedRM87
Riyad MahrezManchester CityRW86
Roberto FirminoLiverpoolCF85
Memphis DepayBarcelonaCF85
Juan CuadradoPiemonte CalcioRB83
Ousmane DembeleBarcelonaRW83
Vinicius JrReal MadridLW80
Allan Saint-MaximinNewcastle UnitedLM79

That was our extensive guide on how to pull off every skill move in FIFA 22. Be aware that some of these take a lot of practice to master, so head into the arena rather than risk practicing them in a competitive match.

For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out our FUT promotion calendar with every Ultimate Team promo set to hit FIFA.

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How to claim free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can grab a free Twitch Prime Gaming pack right now, and here’s how you can claim yours.

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Any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player who happens to have a Twitch and Amazon Prime account can claim free Prime Gaming packs in FUT this year. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to claim yours.

Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and it’s the constant lure of pulling one of the game’s top-rated superstars that keeps millions of fans coming back every day.

Usually, earning packs requires plenty of effort from the player, whether it’s grinding out wins on Division Rivals or taking on Squad Battles offline.

With the Twitch Prime Gaming pack, fans have the chance to earn rewards for absolutely free, and here’s how you can do it.

What are FIFA 22 Twitch Prime Gaming packs?

Twitch Prime Gaming packs are free rewards offered to any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player with a Twitch account and a valid Amazon Prime Membership.

Players who have subscribed to Amazon Prime automatically have access to Prime Gaming, meaning they qualify for Twitch Prime Gaming packs.

EA has teamed up with the two giant companies to offer players rewards throughout the year, in the form of free packs, containing untradeable cards and player picks.

The rewards are dropped monthly throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye on EA’s social media for the latest releases.

How to claim FIFA 22 Twitch Prime Gaming packs

In order to claim your free Twitch Prime Gaming pack, you must link all three of your accounts together.

It’s worth noting that if you have an Amazon Prime Membership but no Twitch account, you can create one for the purpose of these rewards.

You can find our guide on how to do this below:

  1. Head over to the Prime Gaming website and link your Twitch account to your Prime Gaming account
  2. Follow the prompts to also link your EA and Twitch accounts
  3. Make sure the EA account you link is the one attached to your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team on your main platform
  4. Head over to Twitch and click on the crown in the top righthand corner of the screen
  5. From this screen, you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming pack
  6. Load into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team and find your rewards on the store

What’s included in Twitch Prime Gaming Pack #8

The eighth of the Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has yet to drop, which has bewildered Ultimate Team players. Usually, the pack drops between the 15 and 19, but as of May 24, there is still no sign of it. Rumors suggest that the pack will be arriving on May 25, so players won’t have to wait much longer.

Among the untradeable rewards, there are a handful of rare gold players and player picks, as is customary. However, leaks claim that the loan player available this time will be a valuable Prime Icon on a five-game loan.

  • 7 Rare Gold Players
  • Prime Icon (five-game loan)
  • 2x 82+ Player picks
  • 12 Rare Consumables

That was how you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

For more on FIFA Ultimate Team content, check out our guide to the FIFA 22 TOTS promo, as well as everything you need to know about FIFA 23.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 36 predictions: Di Maria, Gundogan, Abraham

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 36 is set to drop on May 25, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.

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There were plenty of memorable games and goals in the world of football last week. EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 36.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 36, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 TOTW 36 release date & time

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 36 to release on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it’s possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

FIFA 22 TOTW 36 predictions

PSG thrashed Metz on the final day of the season and while Mbappe’s hat-trick was impressive, his likely involvement in the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS squad should keep him out of TOTW 36. Instead, Angel Di Maria, the man who is departing the club, should receive an in-form card.

Over in the Premier League, Gundogan was the hero of a thrilling Manchester City comeback that saw them secure the title on the final day of the season. Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leão also made major contributions toward a title win on the last day of the season. Don’t be surprised to see one or both of the A.C. Milan players involved this week.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 36, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Angel Di Maria – PSG – RW
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City – CM
  • Olivier Giroud – A.C Milan – ST
  • Rafael Leão – A.C Milan – LW
  • Jack Harrison – Leeds – LM
  • Andy Delort – Nice – ST
  • Joaquin Correa – Inter Milan – CF
  • Dejan Kulusevski – Tottenham – RW
  • Mario Balotelli– Adana Demirspor – ST
  • Diego Lopez – Espanyol – GK
  • Joël Veltman – Brighton – CB
  • Cédric Soares– Arsenal – RB
  • Alexander Nubel  – Monaco – GK
  • Reece James – Chelsea – RWB
  • Rodrigo De Paul  – Atletico Madrid – CM
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac – Tigres – ST
  • Tammy Abraham – Roma – ST

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 36 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out everything we know about the Serie A TOTS.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS: Release date, predictions, & leaks

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS is set to be one of the biggest releases on the FUT calendar, here’s everything you need to know about the event.

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The Ligue 1 TOTS is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, celebrating the very best players that the French league has to offer. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 Ligue TOTS, from the release date to squad leaks.

FIFA 22 TOTS is well and truly underway, and EA is showering its players constantly with new and exciting content. The Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga squads have made quite an impact on many FUT teams, and the Ligue 1 squad is set to follow suit.

In recent years, Ligue 1 has emerged as one of the most popular leagues in Ultimate Team, with many of the game’s biggest names plying their trade over in France for PSG, Lille, and other clubs. Unsurprisingly, this means the Ligue 1 is always one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.

We’ve got everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS right here, including the release date, players we expect to feature, and squad leaks.

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date

According to the official schedule announced by EA Sports, Ligue 1 TOTS will come to Ultimate Team on Friday, May 27, 2022. It will replace the LaLiga squad in packs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The French league will take center stage for an entire week before being replaced by Serie A on the following Friday.

Don’t worry, though, if you miss out on the player you wanted, the best Ligue 1 players will likely return for Ultimate TOTS on June 10.

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS voting

Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 TOTS will not take fan votes into account. While the likes of the Premier League and Bundesliga always allow players to vote, other leagues are hand-picked by EA themselves.

The schedule never mentioned a voting window for the French league, and with the squad arriving on May 27, EA will be selecting the elite players involved.

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions

There have been plenty of stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season. PSG were an unstoppable force as they reclaimed their title, but stars from up and down the table are also worthy of a mention.

With this in mind, here is our predicted FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS.

Goalkeeper

  • Alban Lafont (FC Nantes)

Defenders

  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)
  • Johnathan Clauss (RC Lens)

Midfielders

  • Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
  • Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Attackers

  • Jonathan David (Lille)
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)

Ligue 1 TOTS squad leaks in FIFA 22

Renowned Ultimate Team leaker DonkTrading has revealed what the Ligue 1 TOTS squad could look like, and it appears that the biggest names in world football have made the cut in FIFA 22. Donk is usually on the mark when it comes to squad leaks and they are suggesting that Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe will be included in the Ligue 1 TOTS.

Aside from PSG’s trio of attackers, Marquinhos, Fofana, Tchouameni, and Ben Yedder are expected to be the most sought-after players in the Ligue 1 TOTS squad.


There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the Serie A TOTS for Italy’s best.

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