FIFA 21: How To Do An Early Cross On PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X And PC
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FIFA 21: How To Do An Early Cross On PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X And PC

Lloyd Coombes
1 October 2020

The earlier the cross, the lower the chance of the defender being ready for it.

FIFA 21 goes into Early Access this Friday, and that means you can be on the pitch in a matter of hours.

As with every title, subtle changes will mean the game plays differently to FIFA 21.

One of the handiest attacking options is the Early Cross - here's how to do it.

FIFA 21: How To Do An Early Cross

With some FUT challenges requiring players to score from crosses, this one is worth getting to know.

One thing of note is that players can have an attribute for "Early Crosser", which will drastically increase your chances of success.

An early cross doesn't necessarily need to come from the wing on either side of the box, and is usually played from further away from goal.

That makes it an ideal technique for full-backs that may be perched on the edge of the opposition's third of the pitch.

While it's easy to do, it's something that takes practice to master.

To pull it off, simply press the L1 or LB button on your controller and then the cross button (by default, that's Square on PlayStation and X on Xbox controllers).

Hold the buttons longer to send the ball longer, and aim for your target man if you have one - taller players are naturally better in the air, for the most part.

For more on FIFA 21, be sure to check out our guide on how to level up your season pass more quickly here.

We've also got an explainer of the "Unassigned Glitch" from FIFA 20, which may just work in FIFA 21, too.

Find it here.

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