How to do all the new FIFA 23 skill moves like Heel Fake and First Time Feint Turn

FIFA 23 skill moves guide with every trick, flick and spin

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The FIFA 23 skill moves list adds four newcomers, along with a trio of fake shots. Ahead we’ll explain how you can let loose with all seven of these FIFA 23 additions, as well as take you through all the flicks, juggles and nutmegs that return from previous editions. 

The four new moves are the First Time Feint Turn (1 Star), Stutter Feint (3 Stars), Heel to Ball Roll (4 Stars), and Heel Fake (5 Stars). The new fake shots are called Jog Open Up, Stand Open Up, and the Explosive Fake Shot (all 4 Stars). Enough talk: let’s show you how to do them in your FIFA 23 skill moves guide. 

FIFA 23 skill moves star ratings explained

FIFA 23 skill moves guide with every trick, flick and spin

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The FIFA 23 skill moves list below is split into five categories. Every player in the game has an independent ‘skill moves’ rating, which you can find on their attributes screen, and determines how many tricks he or she can pull off. One-star players can only unleash moves in that category, whereas five-star players can nail every last one. As you’d expect, most defenders have lower ratings, while wingers can often be found with four stars and above.

FIFA 23 skill moves list

FIFA 23 skill moves guide with every trick, flick and spin

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1 Star Skill Moves

These are the basic tricks that anyone can pull off – even goalkeepers. Even so, you’re brave busting any of them out using Nick Pope. The First Time Feint Turn is new this year.

1 Star Skill Moves
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Bridge Tap R1 x2 Tap RB x2
Directional Nutmeg Hold L1 + R1 + RS direction Tap LB + RB + RS direction
Standing Ball Juggle L2 + Tap R1 Hold LT + Tap RB
Open Up Fake Shot Left/Right Hold L1 + Tap Square then Tap X and move LS top left/right Hold LB + Tap X then Tap A and move LS top left/right
Flick Up Hold L1 + Tap R3 Hold LB + Tap R3
First Time Feint Turn Hold L1 + R1 + flick LS down Hold LB + RB + flick LS down

2 Star Skill Moves

99% of outfield players have two-star skills so you shouldn’t have any trouble doing these nifty tricks.

2 Star Skill Moves
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Feint Forward and Turn Flick RS down x2 Flick RS down x2
Body Feint Right/Left Flick RS right/left Flick RS right/left
Stepover Right/Left Roll RS front to right/left Roll RS front to right/left
Reverse Stepover Right/Left Roll RS right/left to front Roll RS right/left to front
Ball Roll Right/Left Hold RS right/left Hold RS right/left
Drag Back L1 + R1 + LS flick down LB + RB + LS flick down

3 Star Skill Moves

Most midfielders and forwards have three star skills, enabling them to pull off ‘classic’ FIFA favourites such as the Roulette and Heel Chop.

3 Star Skill Moves
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Heel Flick RS flick up then down RS flick up then down
Roulette Right Roll RS clockwise from bottom to right Roll RS clockwise from bottom to right
Roulette Left Roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left Roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left
Fake Left & Go Right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right
Fake Right & Go Left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left
Heel Chop Right/Left Hold L2 + Square then X + LS hold right/left Hold LT + X then A + LS hold right/left
Stutter Feint Hold L2 + flick RS left then right (or right then left) Hold LT + flick RS left then right (or right then left)

4 Star Skill Moves

Four new moves join the four-star category for FIFA 23: the Heel to Ball Roll, Jog Open Up, Stand Open Up, and Explosive Fake Shot. To use the latter your player much have both Acceleration and Sprint Speed ratings of 85 or more.

4 Star Skill Moves
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Ball Hop (while standing) Hold L1 + press R3 Hold LB + press R3
Heel To Heel Flick RS flick up then down RS flick up then down
Simple Rainbow RS flick down then up twice RS flick down then up twice
Spin Right Hold R1 + roll RS clockwise from bottom to right Hold RB + roll RS clockwise from bottom to right
Spin Left Hold R1 + roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left Hold RB + roll RS anticlockwise from bottom to left
Stop and Turn Right/Left (while running) RS flick up then right/left RS flick up then right/left
Ball Roll Cut Right RS hold left + LS hold right RS hold left + LS hold right
Ball Roll Cut Left RS hold right + LS hold left RS hold right + LS hold left
Fake Pass (while standing) Hold R2 + Square then X Hold RT + X then A
Fake Pass Exit Right/Left (while standing) Hold R2 + Square then X + LS top right/left Hold RT + X then A + LS top right/left
Quick Ball Rolls RS hold down RS hold down
Drag To Heel Hold L1 + RS flick down then flick right/left Hold LB + RS flick down then flick right/left
Lane Change Right/Left Hold L1 + RS hold right/left Hold LB + RS hold right/left
Three Touch Roulette Right/Left Hold L2 + RS flick down then flick right/left Hold LT + RS flick down then flick right/left
Drag Back Spin Right/Left RS flick down then flick right/left RS flick down then flick right/left
Four Touch Turn Hold L2 + flick RS back twice Hold LT + flick RS back twice
Scoop Turn Fake Tap shoot then pass, hold LS up diagonally, flick to other side Tap shoot then pass, hold LS up diagonally, flick to other sid
Skilled Bridge Hope L2 + tap R1 twice Hope LT + tap RB twice
Heel to Ball Roll Hold L1 + flick RS up then down Hold LB + flick RS up then down
Jog Open Up L1 + Fake Shot + flick LS right or left LB + Fake Shot + flick LS right or left
Stand Open Up L1 + Fake Shot + flick LS in required direction LB + Fake Shot + flick LS in required direction
Explosive Fake Shot Fake Shot + flick LS while running Fake Shot + flick LS while running

5 Star Skill Moves

The best of the best – and priciest of the priciest, in so far as Ultimate Team is concerned. The Heel Fake is brand new for FIFA 23.

5 Star Skill Moves
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Elastico Roll RS along the bottom from right to left Roll RS along the bottom from right to left
Reverse Elastico Roll RS along the bottom from left to right Roll RS along the bottom from left to right
Advanced Rainbow RS flick down, hold up, then flick up RS flick down, hold up, then flick up
Hocus Pocus Roll RS from down to left, then back to right Roll RS from bottom to left, then back to right
Triple Elastico Roll RS from down to right, then back to left Roll RS from down to right, then back to left
Ball Roll & Flick Right/Left (while running) RS hold right/left then flick up RS hold right/left then flick up
Heel Flick Turn Hold R1 + RS flick up then down Hold RB + RS flick up then down
Sombrero Flick (while standing) RS flick up, up, down RS flick up, up, down
Turn and Spin Right/Left RS flick up then right/left RS flick up then right/left
Ball Roll Fake Right/Left (while standing) RS hold right/left then flick left/right RS hold right/left then flick left/right
Ball Roll Fake Turn Hold L2 + RS flick up then flick left/right Hold LT + RS flick up then flick left/right
Elastico Chop Right Hold R1 + roll RS along bottom left to right Hold RB + roll RS along bottom left to right
Elastico Chop Left Hold R1 + roll RS along bottom right to left Hold RB + roll RS along bottom right to left
Spin Flick Right/Left Hold R1 + RS flick up then right/left Hold RB + RS flick up then right/left
Flick Over Hold L1 + RS hold up Hold LB + RS hold up
Tornado Spin Right/Left Hold L1 + RS flick up then flick right/left Hold LB + RS flick up then flick right/left
Rabona Fake (while jogging) Hold L2 + Square then X + LS down Hold LT + X then A + LS down
First-Time Spin Hold L1 + R1 during first touch Hold LB + RB during first touch
Heel Fake Hold L2 + flick RS left, then right Hold LT + flick RS left, then right

5 Star Juggling Tricks

Those with five-star skill moves also have bespoke juggling moves. Nail these to properly humiliate opponents, if that’s your thing.

5 Star Juggling Tricks
Skill PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X
Laces Flick Up L2 + Hold R1 LT + Hold RB
Sombrero Flick Backwards/Right/Left Hold LS down/right/left Hold LS down/right/left
Around The World RS 360° clockwise or anticlockwise RS 360° clockwise or anticlockwise
In Air Elastico RS flick right then left RS flick right then left
Reverse In Air Elastico RS flick left then right RS flick left then right
Flick Up For Volley Hold LS up Hold LS up
Chest Flick Hold L2 + R3 x2 Hold LT + R3 x2
T. Around The World RS 360° clockwise then RS flick up RS 360° clockwise then RS flick up

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