Analog Player Switch

Sound familiar

Switching players using the right analog stick on your controller is an absolute life saver when it comes to defending! REMEMBER..

If you don’t use it, let me ask you one thing.. How many times have you conceded a goal because the stupid game switched to the wrong player? Even if you have auto player switching on, this can still happen. And it’s annoying as HELL!

Personally, I’d recommend using manual player switching, it’s up to you what you use, but I prefer manual. Too many times I’ve been screwed over by the computer because it’s switched to the wrong player.

Things were punched! Lol 🙂

Anyway, changing players is really effective in a lot of defensive situations.

For example.. If a player is running at your defense, the computer will automatically choose the player that is closest to the opponent, this is okay, sometimes.

But, and a big but! (not that kind 😉 ) If the opposing player is running at your defender, but you can see that a perfect through ball (either chipped or grounded) is on and he’s most likely going to try and play it, you should try and cut off this pass by simply flicking the right analog towards the player you want to be and then running with the other player.

So if your opponent did attempt the through ball, you’ve got it 100% covered.

Defending meme

Hell yeah we do!

The importance of using the analog stick in this situation is very high, if you use the normal player switch button, you may switch to a completely different player to the one you want to be, which is why I love using the analog stick for this, it has definitely saved me a lot of goals!

P.S – This tip works perfectly with the teammate contain method (Click here for tutorial)

So that’s it for this tip 🙂 I really hope it’s helped you!

And remember, if you have ANY questions, put them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as fast as I can! 🙂

Rob – FIFA Beast Owner


4 thoughts on “Analog Player Switch

  1. i will change to that control setting immediately but it is not possible to do it in control setting ? what other control setting can you recommend for me ?

    • Hey man 🙂

      I still need to do a tutorial on this for FIFA 14! This is the FIFA 13 version so settings/menus will be different!


  2. love the game in general but the player switching is terrible.
    Whilst using manual switch does help when defending (i use it), it still does help when you cross a ball onto someones head and fifa gives you a player who cannot get the ball………. And then there are the times when the switch player function freezes all together and you cannot switch at all for 1-2 seconds. This is not a long time but in a crucial moment in defence and attack it makes all the difference, then once you have had to press the change player button a few times cos it didnt respond first time, it suddenly will do two flicks at once giving you the wrong player again…….. very frustrating indeed

    • The 2 quick flicks has happened to me a lot! Like you say, it’s not a long time to wait, but in FIFA even 1 seconds can be the difference between stopping an attack and conceding! I hope they do something about this.

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