FIFA 22 | Best Keyboard Controls and How To Change

If you enjoy playing FIFA, then the latest addition to the franchise, which is FIFA 22 will excite you all together. The game feels well optimized and runs smoothly, even on a medium-end rig. If you want to find out the best settings for FIFA 22, you can check out my article. This post is for those players who play FIFA on a Keyboard just like myself. I will try to help you to change key binds for the game, and also show you the best controls to play the game properly as well. They include doing some cools tricks, skills, and more. Keep Reading…


Best Keyboard Controls for FIFA 22 on PC

Given Below are the key bindings I use for FIFA 22. if you want to check out the video for this as well, checkout this LINK.

ATTACK

KEY ACTION
W Through Ball
A Lob Pass/Cross/Header
D Shoot/Volley/Header
S Short Pass/Header
Q Player Run/Modifier
Z Finesse Shot Modifier
C Protect Ball
E Sprint
UP ARROW Upward Movement
DOWN ARROW Downward Movement
LEFT ARROW Left Movement
RIGHT ARROW Right Movement
F Switch Camera [GK Only]
K Attacking Tactics
L Defensive Tactics
J Mentality
SPACE Mentality
1 Up Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
3 Left Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
2 Down Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
4 Right Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)

DEFENSE

KEY ACTION
W Rush GK (Hold Down)
A Slide Tackle
D Tackle/Push or Pull (while chasing)
S Contain
Q Change Player
Z Teammate contain
C Jockey
E Sprint
UP ARROW Upward Movement
DOWN ARROW Downward Movement
LEFT ARROW Left Movement
RIGHT ARROW Right Movement
F Switch Camera [GK Only]
K Attacking Tactics
L Defensive Tactics
J Mentality
SPACE Mentality
1 Up Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
3 Left Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
2 Down Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)
4 Right Movement (Skill/Right-Stick)

How To Change Keyboard Controls in FIFA 22

To change the keybinds for the game you can either go to the settings from an ongoing casual game by pressing the Esc button. You can also access the settings from the main menu. The issue with doing this in-game is that sometimes the settings do not save. My advice is to ONLY do these settings from the main menu under your profile settings so that it can save properly.

Go To the Main Menu and go to customize from there. Now tap on Settings to enter. Click on Customize Controls to make the needed changes that you want. First of all, Change the Control device to Keyboard Only. Now Exit that window, and enter it again.

The game causes issues if you change the settings and start settings binds immediately so do this step instead. Next, Press E (By default) to pull up the “Attack” menu. You can set your Keyboard binds from there as you wish. The defensive tab will change automatically once you have set the proper binds here.

After you are done binding them, press Esc and you will be presented with a Save window. DO NOT save it on any temporary settings. Pick an empty slot and save it there. IF you did it properly, the settings will save to your personal profile and it should load up fine once you start a game.

Once again, I WOULD NOT recommend that you change the settings on the fly from an in-game match. You can check that in the Video I have shown above.


Some Tips and Tricks To use the Binds

I use the binds 1,2,3, and 4 to do skill moves quite well in the game. I use it for both casual and competitive play. This is very useful and it can come in the clutch while trying to evade players. for example, pressing 2 and then 4 will result in a feint which will baffle the opponents.

Using the above binds will also help you in defending properly as well. Simply switch to a Defending player near the ball, press Z to teammate contain, and press S to apply pressure yourself. This is a good way of defense as an alternative to always be on the attack.

Pressing S while holding Q is also a great way to open up a tight defense if you are on the offense. This will trigger the passer to run and you can give a Through ball or a lobbed through to open up the defense completely and leave the opponent in splits. There are several other tips I have for players who are just starting out with FIFA.

Do leave a comment if you wish to know more. Also, let me know your doubts or suggestions in the comments below. I have a youtube channel where I upload the latest gaming content as well. Feel free to check that out. Thanks for dropping by!

5 thoughts on “FIFA 22 | Best Keyboard Controls and How To Change”

  1. Hi gamer,
    I have a big request for you!
    I am totally blind, but EA made a lot of accessibility improvements in the latest two FIFA series, so I can play the game now.
    Unfortunately, I am not able to set the keyboard controls, as you described in your post.
    Can you upload somewhere the “buttondatasetup.ini” file with your actual keyboard configuration?
    I will download it and save to my FIFA 22 folder in documents, it should work.
    Many thanks for your cooperation!
    Sincerely,
    Matej

  2. Hi there,
    I haven t played fifa for few years but last night i purchased fifa 22. I remember that in other fifa games when defending, the players were automaticaly selected and i only had to press “d” or “a” for tackle but now o must select the player closer to the ball and then tackle. Is anyway that i can play like before? I hope u l understand what i am “complaining” about.
    Thanks for support!

    1. Sadly that has changed drastically. Now you need separate inputs to do them. What you can do though is press C, S, and E to contain properly

  3. Hi
    Anyone knows how to change in order to have Defense-Tackle and Attack-Lob Pass in the same key – in this case A?
    Because if you put Attack-Shot in D it automaticaly puts the same D for Defense-Tackle.
    How to change that?

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