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FIFA 19 Timed Finishing - How to Shoot and Get Perfect Timing With FIFA 19's New Shooting System

This FIFA 19 guide will tell you how to score lots of goals, how to perform goal celebrations, how to use timed finishing, and how to defend well.

Guide by Jake Green, .

FIFA 19 adds a ton of new features to the series this time around including a brand new way to shoot. It's called the Timed Finishing System, and essentially allows you to add an extra bit of power and accuracy to your shot, by timing a second button press at just the right moment. In this FIFA 19 Timed Finishing Guide, we'll break down everything you need to know about the new Timed Finishing feature. We'll give you info on how to get the perfect timing every time, and details on exactly what Timed Finishing adds to your shot if done correctly.

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FIFA 19 Timed Finishing

To make the most of Timed Finishing in FIFA 19, you need to get your timing just right. The timing is different for every player, and getting things wrong can really mess things up for you, so practice is vital. To help you get started we've listed some vital info below, so be sure to study up.

How to Get Perfect Timing Using FIFA 19's Timed Finishing

Timed Finishing is difficult to get to grips with at first. To start practicing, just follow the steps below:

  • Press the shoot button to start the shot animation
  • Your player will take a regular shot, unless you tap shoot a second time, after which Timed Finishing will be active.
  • If you choose to go this route, you’ll need to hit shoot for the second time as the ball makes contact with your player.
  • Depending on how accurate you were, there will be a color outline to your player icon.
  • It’ll be either red, yellow or green
  • You’re aiming for green, as this will add power and accuracy to your shot
  • Yellow is fine, but might not be enough for a goal
  • Red will be a true fail, with the ball being mis-hit

What Does Timed Finishing do to Your Shot in FIFA 19

Timed Finishing in FIFA 19 essentially adds an extra layer of finesse to your shot. You’ll get more power, and accuracy, though it only builds on the shot that you took initially. Because of this, good shooters will already take great shots, with an extra bit of power. If the player your finishing with isn’t a great shot to begin with, then you won’t magically become amazing by landing a perfect Timed Finish. It’s worth reiterating that you don’t have to use the Timed Finishing at all, and can just take normal shots if you please.

Different Players Have Different Timed Finishing Windows

So you've spent hours getting the timing down for one of your favorite strikers in the practice arena, you should be all good to go, right? Well, not exactly. You see, every player in FIFA 19 will have a slightly different window for Timed Finishing. This is dependant on their size, stature and shooting motion.

When to Use Timed Finishing in FIFA 19

While Timed Finishing can definitely make the difference between a goal and a miss in some cases, it is not suited to every scenario. You're best saving Timed Finishes to long-ranged shots from outside the box. If you've got time to kill as a cross comes in, adding Timed Finishing to a volley can be great as well. It is not recommended for high-pressure situations, as more often than not, you'll end up fluffing it.

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