FIFA 21 is finally out for players on EA Play Pro dating October 2nd, 2020. Now, a lot of us would want to play FIFA 21 with Keyboard rather than controllers. For such players, this is the perfect guide to know the best settings for the keyboard and how to change them in the first place.
Best Keyboard Settings/Bindings and How to Change in FIFA 21
- In order to change the Default Keybinds to your preferred one go to Customize > Settings > Customize Controls.
- Make sure you are using the keyboard to do these inputs. Also, change the settings to “Keyboard Only”
- Press “E” once to open the “ATTACK” Menu and you can change it from there. Here are my personal Keybinds:
|ARROW UP||Move Up|
|ARROW DOWN||Move Down|
|ARROW LEFT||Move Left|
|ARROW RIGHT||Move Right|
|R||Switch To GK|
|1||Right Stick UP|
|3||Right Stick Left|
|2||Right Stick Down|
|4||Right Stick Right|
Tips and Tricks for Using Keyboard
Take Note that the Skill Buttons are very easy to reach and perform once you figure out the directions. I have been using these settings for quite a few years now, and it performs very well with any of the FIFA editions. To do certain skills, you just need to remember the left-right up down with respect to which way you are facing. For example, to do a feint and exit left, press 2 and then UP Arrow. To do a flair-up, press 3 two times, then 4.
Simply experiment around with the binds and eventually, you can figure out how to do these with ease. Certain ball control mechanics like Jockey, Pace Control Dribbles, Speed boost can also be done easily. You can use a combination of Jockey to control the pace of the ball. When the opponent comes near, press Direction and E twice to give yourself a speed boost. If done correctly, this will beat most opponents. One suggestion here would be to do this with a player having a decent pace. Otherwise, the defender can beat you to the ball easily.
Other Basic Tips and Tricks for FIFA 21
Here I will discuss a little bit about passing and shooting. These two are probably the most key aspects of FIFA. The tip here is to hold Q and press S for a trigger run pass. If you do normal passing, the passer has a random or definitive movement. Holding Q and pressing S means that the passer will now try to run in an empty space to receive a through pass or normal pass. Now you should ideally finesse pass or give a lobbed through to beat your opponent. This is super effective in breaking a tough defense.
In terms of shooting, I always like the idea of outside-the-box finishes. It may seem random, but it requires certain judgment to execute. To begin with, hold Z and press D to finesse shoot the ball. If you time it correctly, and the angle is right, nothing can stop the goal. Try to aim for the farther side of the keeper. Also, take note of the preferred foot of the shooter. If the weak foot of the player has high ratings, you can shoot with either foot. Driven shots can be performed by pressing C and D. This is very useful in 1v1 situations with the goalkeeper.
There is definitely an edge while using a controller but take nothing away from Keyboard players and these settings. If you decide to stick to Keyboard, I highly recommend these settings, especially if you are struggling with them. That will be all for this short guide. Take care and let me know down in the comments if you have any doubts. Adios!
[NOTE: This post has been updated by the author]