Pro Soccer Online – Passing Guide

Advanced Passing tutorial for Pro Soccer Online (works best for 4v4 and higher).

Basic Passing

So the basic passing is fairly easy. You just press left click to pass or shoot. Obviously you should not use full power when passing. Except the fact you are playing a pass to change sides. No worries I’ll talk about that too.

When takling about passing there are a lot of things you should pay attention to.

The game offers a lot of passing options that are not only cool to use but help your game to develop more depth. Being good in passing is a very helpful way to create more chances and score more goals.

Everyone should know the basics. The reason many can not pass is because they dont pass at all.

All they do is dribble… fail… and repeat.

So I hope this guide helps a bit.

But everyhing that you’ll read in this guide is useless if you do not know when to play a certain pass:

  1. The backwards pass:

I would recommend using that pass when facing your own goal not knowing if someone is behind you. Just play the ball back when you receive it. Or if there is too much pressure and you don’t see anyone with free space except your defence.

  1. Normal pass:

Yeah… it’s just a normal pass to your mate… nothing special

  1. The through pass:

A pass not directly to your mate but infront of him. That way the ball won’t lose his momentum and your mate will run to it without losing speed, because he doesn’t have to receive the ball directly, turn and then run

  1. The long pass / high pass:

A pass but played in the air that is usually used for longer distances.

  1. The “one-two” pass:

A pass used for keeping a high speed and momentum. You pass the ball to someone and keep running. Your mate will play it back to you.

This technique is used a lot in “Tiki Taka” as an example.

Ground Pass

The basic pass:

Nothing to complicated… Press left click and you’ve just made a pass. I can’t help you with the power but that is something you just learn while playing the game.

Again left click and you pass… But what if you want to do a ground pass over a longer distance?

Let’s just assume you use full power. The ball won’t go very high but it’s not a Ground pass.

To do that you have to flick your mouse down.

(The same technique for the low shot)

You can also change the way the ball moves but that is something I will talk about later on.

Now how can you train that pass?

To do that I will recommend two things:

  1. Play the game and learn it that way 😀
  2. Go into free training and go to the spot in the screenshot

Now just try to play a ground pass in the goal. If that is too easy change your target. As an example: try to hit one of the posts.

Now try to do that while moving in the direction of the goal from different angles.

High Pass

Now the way more challenging pass.

The High Pass

This is a more complicated way to pass the ball. I know it can be difficult to learn, so let me help you:

First of all: to do a long pass, just flick your mouse up when shooting

The High pass can also be played short –> basically a chip but it is also a good way to pass a high but short ball.

Now…

I would highly recommend to learn atleast the basics of the high pass because it offers so many ways to control the game.

The most important thing to do with a high pass:

  1. Just a high pass over the enemys to your mate so he can get it safely

Now some extras | If you usually play CF or defence you don’t have to learn them but as a midfielder it is extremly good to master these

  1. A side change

If you have the ball and you notice that you are under pressure, look for a mate at the other side of the field. In PSO many people just push someone –> creating free space –> and that gives you the offer to play the ball to the other side. In the best case he can run to the goal without many interruptions.

  1. A cross in the box (or a corner kick)

This is obviously very helpful – Not only for your teammates but for yourself to improve at passing in general.

Now again: how can you train this passing skil?

Again the same technique, but further away because you usually use the high pass for a longer distance.

Try to play in the goal again – If you feel safe –> try a longer distance.

Curve

Curving the ball is something not too easy. It is a fine line between a precise pass and an absolute disaster

To curve a ball just flick your mouse to the left or right when shooting / passing

So my tip: Learn the curve of the ball in:

  1. Free Training (but that is boring…)

If you really want to learn them that way:

Do the training from “High pass”. Just try to curve it in

It is really hard to tell how you have to look and how hard to move your mouse because of the shot power and your own sensitivity.

Just go into the free Training and try it out – You’ll make progress soon enough…trust me

  1. Ingame

But not when playing important passes. If you are not that good and precise with the curve – don’t use it in important passes. You rather should use the curve in a normal high pass to your mate.

Because: if you fail nothing too bad will happen and you make progress the safe way without your mates being toxic that you’ve just played the ball into the seats for the 500th time

But the curve is not only used for a high pass. The ground pass is also good for the curve:

With a curved ground pass you can play a pass “around” someone and it will spin to your mate.

This one is obviously harder than the normal one but again – gives you alot more options to control the game

In real life this type of pass is often used by the best midfielders in the world, such as: Kevin De Bruyne, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Joshua Kimmich, …

It adds that certain magic to your passes and can be very dangerous. The training is the same as before.

Extra Skills That Add a Bit of Magic

Now some extra skills and tips that aren’t needed but can be helpful.

Learn to “scan” the pitch:

  • To learn that, just play the game and look up to see the players around you.
  • Try to look for chances that are not that obvious and create them.

To be good at passing it is good to look at some of the best midfielders of the world and learn from them. It sounds crazy but many things that work in real life work in PSO-

Here is one of my favourites (by Toni Kroos):

When receiving the ball, try to place the ball infront of you (like in the picture) That way you can use that little space between you and the ball to look / scan for mates, while running at the ball.

This is a better way than to pass the ball that is already on your foot.

The ball receive:

Just one tip: If you receive the ball while under pressure, try to play the ball a bit away from you so it wont get caught by a player. With that receive you know where the ball goes next while the enemy has to rely on their thoughts.

Own Sensitivity:

As a midfielder I would suggest to have a higher kick height Sensitivity than normal because it is easier to play a long ball that way. I would also recommend to lower the kick curve sensitivity, so you can play a pass without curve easier. But that is just my personal way to play passes.

That’s it… My passing tutorial with advanced techniques. Hope you’ve learned a bit and can use some of my tips ingame.

Crossing

So after talking about all the different passing methods, we should focus a main pass technique often used by a winger.

In the picture above you can see a clear situation for a cross or even a curved ground pass.

The defenders are both pushing one guy –> creating that free space you need.

This is almost a gifted assist:

  • No other defender is at the second player
  • He is onside
  • The second player has enough time to make his move

Here a second one, but this time I would recommend crossing the ball in the free space (not directly to him, but as a through ball).

And a thrid one:

As you can see there are 3 players in the box — 2 of them are right next to defenders and one has some free space.

I would try to cross the ball infront of the freestanding teammate. He could get under pressure but should have enough time to react.

There is even the opportunity to changes sides to the mate on the other side at the back but this is not recommended.

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