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FIFA 23 best controller settings for casual and competitive play

If you’re looking for the best FIFA 23 controller settings on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, we have everything you need to know before your first game right here

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FIFA 23 is finally here and it’s time to start building up your FUT squad for Division Rivals, taking your favourite team to the title in Career Mode, or showing up your friends by scoring bangers in Pro Clubs. If you’re looking to improve upon your game for this year, one thing you can do is take a look at your FIFA 23 controller settings. You might be surprised to learn that finding the best FIFA 23 controller settings, just like the best FIFA 23 camera settings, is actually quite important.

Whether you’re looking to play a casual game or a competitive one, there are some options you can tweak in FIFA 23’s settings menu to build on your game and improve – with a bit of practice of course. While these are, for the most part, quality of life changes, you will find quite a few interesting accessibility options in FIFA 23 too. We’re not going to touch on those today, but they’re worth exploring before you dive into your first game. But, anyway, back to the best FIFA 23 controller settings available at the moment. We have everything you need to know about what you need to change below – and you might find that this change matters more than that new striker you’ve just signed.

Best FIFA 23 controller settings

Alright, let’s get stuck into it. After having a play around with the new FIFA, we have looked to trusted FIFA content creator and coach ‘AlexBee’ for the key controller settings changes you need to make in FIFA 23.

So, without further ado, here are the best FIFA 23 controller settings:

  • Competitive Master Switch: On (automatic when playing online)
  • FIFA Trainer: Hide (useful for beginners but not necessary)
  • Through Pass Assistance: Semi
  • Timed Finishing: On
  • Next Player Switch Indicator: On
  • Pass Block Assistance: On
  • Auto Switching: On Air Balls and Loose Balls
  • Auto Switch Move Assistance: None
  • Clearance Assistance: Classic
  • Player Lock: On
  • Icon Switching: Off
  • Right Stick Switching: Classic
  • Right Stick Switching Reference: Player Relative
  • Ground Pass Assistance: Assisted
  • Shot Assistance: Assisted
  • Cross Assistance: Assisted
  • Lob Pass Assistance: Assisted
  • Lobbed Through Pass: Semi
  • Save Assistance: Assisted
  • Analog Sprint: Off
  • Pass Receiver Lock: Late
  • User Vibration Feedback: Off (PlayStation 5 DualSense only)
  • Trigger Effect: Off (PlayStation 5 DualSense only)

Well, that’s really all there is to it. We know there’s not a lot of change from last year’s FIFA settings, but it’s important to check these before you jump into your first game. Whether you’re pressing forward with the best FIFA 23 midfielders or tracking back with the best FIFA 23 centre backs, this is going to improve your game and should get you more wins.