The radar is an extremely powerful tool if you know how to use it. So many players don’t use it and just find it annoying and in the way. If you’re one of these people, I’m going to tell you why it’s a great tool!
So, what’s the point in it?
The radar isn’t just a fancy addition to the screen that looks smart, it’s a really useful thing you can use in many situations.
Playing the ball out wide
If you’re in the middle of the pitch and want to spray the ball right out to the winger, but you don’t quite know where the winger is, a simple half-second look at the radar will tell you the exact location of the player, allowing you to pin-point the pass out wide instead of playing it out pointlessly just handing the ball to your opposition.
If you like to play on the counter, the radar is your friend! Let’s say the opposition have just taken a corner, you manage to clear it and are just outside your own box with the ball with no passing options. The only real option you have if you want to counter attack, is to either run with your player (which gives your opponent time to get back in to position) or check where your striker is and play a long ball to him.
Take a quick glance at your radar, see where your player is then use the lob button to play a long ball ahead of your striker. If they have a bit of pace then it’s a great chance to score, so definitely use it!
In the middle of the pitch
When you’re playing FIFA, you obviously can’t see everything on the pitch, you don’t always know where the space is or where your players are… Unless you used the radar 😉
Let’s use the image above as our example. So my player is on the ball right now, and I’m on the attack. If you look at the image, you can’t see very far beyond my opponents defence so I’m not sure whether to play a chip through ball to my striker. BUT, if you check the radar, you can see my opponents right back position is exposed and there is an enormous amount of space for me to play the ball in to and potentially create a good chance to score.
Now, if I didn’t use the radar, I’ve got to then look around and pick out a more simple pass, which will then slow my attack down a lot and allow the opposition to get in to a good position to stop my attack.
This is just one situation though, there are many times in a game when your striker is making a great run in to space but you just don’t see it because they are out of the camera, but a really quick check of the radar and you’ve got a killer pass available.
Go ahead and use it, you’ll love it!
The radar is extremely helpful, so give it a try. It will help you a lot! 🙂
I hope you’ve learnt a lot from these tips!
Please feel free to leave me a comment below with ANY questions you may have, I’ll get back to you as fast as I can!
Rob – FIFA Beast Owner