FIFA is a popular game with the people we help here at SpecialEffect and it has features and settings that can be used to make the game more accessible.
We will be looking at the One and Two Button control modes available in FIFA 23.
All footage in this video has been captured on an Xbox Series X console. The options discussed in this video are also available on PlayStation and PC versions of FIFA, when playing with a controller.
FIFA 22 has four preset control options – Classic, Alternate, Two Button and One Button. To change these, you need to go into Customise, select Settings, and select Customise Controls. You then, by default, use the RT/LT buttons to scroll through this menu and then left stick to select the controller mode you want. If you then press Back (which is B on Xbox, or Circle on PlayStation) the game will automatically save this mode selection.
Two Button Mode
Two Button Mode enables you to play offline and online matches with just a left joystick and the A and the B button (or Cross and Circle on PlayStation).
Your pass button, which is A on Xbox (or Cross on PlayStation) will do a ground pass or a through pass depending on the direction of your pass and the situation with the player you are passing to. If you hold the pass button longer, you will do a lobbed pass or cross. Again, this is dependent on the direction of your pass and the situation with the player you are passing to.
To shoot, you press the B button on Xbox or Circle button on PlayStation.
When you do not have the ball your pass button will become your standing tackle, and your Shoot button will become sliding tackle.
When you are out of possession you will need to press LB on Xbox or L1 on PlayStation to change player. By default, Auto Switch is set to ‘Air Balls and Loose Balls’. Auto Switching can be made full Auto which means that the game will switch player for you, removing the need for LB or L1 button. To turn on Auto Switching, go to Settings, select Customise Controls, scroll down to Auto Switching and scroll right to select Auto.
In Two Button Mode, Auto Sprinting is always turned on. This means that the game will sprint for you when there is space to do so and the situation may benefit from it. However, if you have access to the sprint button (which is RT on Xbox and R2 on PlayStation) you can still use this to sprint manually.
One Button Mode
One Button Mode enables you to fully play FIFA with just the left stick and one button which is A on Xbox or Cross on PlayStation.
In a standard game, the left stick acts as player movement. When you are in possession, the A button on Xbox (or Cross button on PlayStation) is used for all types of kick, including all types of passing and shooting. The type of kick played will depend on the situation you are in, the direction you are aiming and how long you hold the button for. Sometimes you may be expecting to shoot but a pass will be played instead, but with practice you will learn in which situations a certain type of kick will likely be played.
When out of possession the button will act as both sliding and light tackle, depending on the circumstance. When out of possession the game will auto switch control to your player nearest the ball.
When your player has the space to run, sprint will be activated whether you are in or out of possession.
One and Two Button Modes will work for offline and online play. They will also work in matches in all of the different game modes in FIFA (such as Volta and Career) but you might find you need some additional buttons in some menus (such as in FIFA Ultimate Team) and certain game modes, such as Skill games when playing in Career modes.
To finish the video, we will look at a couple of the settings in the Accessibility menu that may help to reduce the number of control inputs required for menu navigation if using Two or One Button control inputs.
In FIFA 23, you can access the Accessibility menu directly from the home screen by selecting the accessibility icon.
Some of the menus in FIFA 23 require the right stick for navigating or scrolling. Turning the ‘Remap Right Stick Functionality’ setting ‘On’ switches the functionality of the right stick to the left stick in many of the menus.
Turning the ‘Remap Left and Right Bumper buttons and ‘Left and Right Trigger Functionality’ ‘On’, switches the functionality of the Bumpers and Triggers in many of the menus to the left stick. This allows you to navigate through many settings options with the left stick without the need for the Bumpers or Triggers.
Thank you for watching this video. If you have any questions about the motor accessibility of video games, please contact SpecialEffect.
FIFA is a popular game with the people we work with at SpecialEffect and includes features and settings that can be used to make the game more accessible.
In this video, we will be looking at the One and Two Button control modes available in FIFA 23 [PEGI 3]. These control modes can reduce the gameplay controls within a match to either one stick and two buttons or one stick and one button.
We will go through these control modes and then a couple of settings that can reduce the controls needed in the menus. All footage in this video has been captured on an Xbox Series X console.
The options discussed in this video are available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC versions of FIFA 23, when playing with a controller.
0:00 | Intro
1:12 | Two Button Mode
3:05 | One Button Mode
4:45 | Menu Accessibility
5:45 | Outro
For more video examples of how developers have improved the motor accessibility of their games, please visit https://specialeffectdevkit.info/