You might have completed the Trailblazer Rodrygo SBC and now you’re wondering what to do with the First Touch playstyle+ in EA FC 24. Then, you’ve come to the right place.
I will give you a brief rundown on how to get the most out of this playstyle.
It took me some time to really understand the benefits of this playstyle. At first, I thought I have to abuse the Controlled First Touch because every time you do it, the icon keeps popping up above your player has to be good, right?
But after some games in EA FC 24, I realized the real strength of the First Touch playstyle, the Driven Pass.
It’s the pass that you do with R1 + X or RB + A. If you’re not so familiar with this kind of pass, you should change this real quick. Because this is your new best friend.
Usually, a Driven Pass is harder to control for a normal player, but for a player with a First Touch playstyle, it’s light work. And this enables you to really play to the strengths of this playstyle.
After receiving the pass, you play with the First Touch playstyle style is able to do something with the ball much faster and this can catch your opponent totally off guard. They will be surprised how fast you can transition from receiving the ball into dribbling and then smashing it into the goal.
Of course, if you have enough EA FC 24 Coins, you can also upgrade your players, and then use these playstyles together to make your team more powerful.
Central Driven Passes
For the Driven Passes, there are two major situations to make it work.
The first one, your player with First Touch, is at the edge of the box, more static awaiting your pass.
Now, a decisive Driven Pass allows you to get them into the action much faster. Out of the moment when you control the ball, you should try to get yourself in a position to open yourself to the goal and get you in a scoring position.
Observing the opponent selected Defender is a key aspect to make it work. Also, make sure to only play Driven Passes to your player when he’s actually open.
Side Driven Passes
The second spot is even more surprising for the opponent because this is something which wouldn’t work without this playstyle at all.
Playing a Driven Pass to your player from the side while they are moving with pace towards the goal. Here, a player without First Touch would have a huge error while trapping the ball, slowing down, etc
But with First Touch, you can just keep sprinting and this allows you to punish every small misstep from the opponent. They are not right at your feet when you receive the ball.
So, these are the two best ways to make use of First Touch. Playing a Driven Pass to your play inside the box or at the edge of it, turning towards the goal and score or passing it to them from the side while they approach the goal.
The key is always a clean setup for the Driven Pass as well as a clear opening.
Controlled First Touch
Coming back to the Controlled First Touch I mentioned at the beginning, this is a move that you do with R1 or RB and flicking the right stick when controlling the ball.
With the First Touch playstyle, you get some really cool animations and overall faster moves. And I’m pretty sure that with a lot of practice, you can score some amazing goals with this, not only with practice but also with a lot of tries and failures.
In the end, this move is a huge hit or miss and overall very speculative. If you up for this, you can have a lot of fun with a First Touch playstyle+.