FIFA 13 – How To Customize Keyboard Controls


Being a Hardcore PC gamer, it won’t be surprising if you still prefer keyboard over a controller to play FIFA. FIFA 13 just got released, and I am sure that some of you must be looking for the classic keyboard control settings.

If you are finding it difficult to customize controls in FIFA 13, refer to the guide below, and it shall help you get your controls right!

Note: The keys mentioned below are default. You can customize these buttons except for LMB, RMB MMB and R, which are hard coded.

FIFA 13 – Simple Attack Keyboard Controls

Function: Short Pass/Header
Default Key: RMB

Function: Lob Pass/Cross/Header
Default Key: S

Function: Through Ball
Default Key: A

Function: Shoot/Volley/Header
Default Key: LMB

Function: Trigger Player Run
Default Key: LShift

Function: Chip Shot
Default Keys: LShift + LMB

Function: Finesse Shot
Default Keys: D + LMB

Function: Fake Shot
Default Keys: LMB then RMB + Direction

Function: Fake Pass
Default Keys: S then RMB + Direction

FIFA 13 – Advanced Attacking Controls

Function: Lobbed Through Pass
Default Keys: LShift + A

Function: Bouncing Lobbed Pass
Default Keys: S + D

Function: Low Cross
Default Keys: S (twice)

Function: Ground Cross
Default Keys: S (thrice)

Function: Early Cross
Default Keys: LShift + S

Function: Dummy Pass
Default Keys: Press D and Hold

Finesse Pass
Default Keys: D + RMB

Function: Teammate Run
Default Keys: R + Mouse Movement

FIFA 13 – Movement Controls

Function: Move Player
Default Keys: Mouse Movement

Function: Skill Moves
Default Keys: MMB + Direction

Function: Stop & Turn
Default Keys: LShift + Direction

Function: Stop Ball
Default Keys: Mouse Movement + No Direction

Function: Sprint
Default Keys: Mouse Movement + Direction

Function: Slow Dribble/Jockey
Default Keys: Mouse Movement + Direction

Function: Face Up Dribbling
Default Keys: Mouse Movement

Function: Receive Ball & Turn
Default Keys: Mouse Movement + Direction

FIFA 13 – Defending Controls

Function: Change Player
Default Keys: LShift

Function: Tackle/Push or Pull
Default Keys: LMB

Function: Sliding Tackle
Default Keys: S

Function: Clearance
Default Keys: LMB

Function: Jockey
Mouse Movement

Function: Contain
Default Keys: Press and Hold RMB

Function: Teammate Contain
Default Keys: Press and Hold D

Function: Running Jockey
Default Keys: MMB

Function: Mark a Man
Default Keys: R + Point to Opponent

FIFA 13 – Set Piece Free Kicks

Function: Ground Pass
Default Keys: RMB

Function: High Pass/Cross
Default Keys: S

Function: Curled Shot
Default Keys: LMB

Function: Driven Shot
Default Keys: LShift + LMB

Function: Wall Jump
Default Keys: A

Function: Wall Charge
Default Keys: RMB

Function: Move Wall
Default Keys: MMB

Function: Wall Creep
Default Keys: D

FIFA 13 – Advanced Set Piece Free Kick Controls

Function: Call Second Kick Taker
Default Keys: MMB

Function: 2nd Kick Taker Curled Shot
Default Keys: MMB + LMB

Function: 2nd Kick Taker Layoff Pass
Default Keys: MMB + RMB

Function: 2nd Kick Taker Layoff Chip
Default Keys: MMB + S

Function: Call third Kick Taker
Default Keys: D

Function: 3rd Kick Taker Curled Shot
Default Keys: D + LMB

Function: 3rd Kick Taker Run Over Ball
Default Keys: D + LMB then RMB

FIFA 13 – Penalties Controls

Function: Shoot
Default Keys: LMB

Function: Finesse Shoot
Default Keys: D + LMB

Function: Chip Shot
Default Keys: LShift + LMB

Function: Goal Keeper Move Side to Side
Mouse Movement

FIFA 13 – Tactics Controls

Function: Tactics
Default Keys: Up Arrow

Function: Mentality
Default Keys: Left Arrow/Right Arrow

Function: Custom Tactics
Default Keys: Down Arrow

FIFA 13 – Corners and Throw Ins

Function: Corner – Lob Cross
Default Keys: S

Function: Corner – Low Cross
Default Keys: S (twice)

Function: Corner – Ground Cross
Default Keys: S (Thrice)

Function: Corner – Pass/Short Throw in
Default Keys: RMB

Function: Short Throw In
Default Keys: A

Function: Long Throw In
Default Keys: S

Function: Move throw in Receiver
Default Keys: LShift

FIFA 13 – Goalkeeper Controls

Function: Drop Kick
Default Keys: LMB or S

Function: Throw/Pass
Default Keys: RMB

Function: Charge/Drop Ball
Default Keys: A

Function: Stay on Goal Line
Default Keys: A (twice)

Function: Pick Up Ball
Default Keys: D

Function: Switch to Goal Keeper
Default Keys: F

FIFA 13 – Be A Pro Goal Keeper Controls (In the Own Box)

Function: Call for or Suggest Pass
Default Keys: RMB

Function: Suggest Through Pass
Default Keys: A

Function: Suggest Cross
Default Keys: S

Function: Suggest Shot
Default Keys: LMB

Function: Toggle Camera Target
Default Keys: F

FIFA 13 – Be A Pro Goal Keeper Controls (Off the Ball)

Function: Call for Pass/Cross
Default Keys: RMB

Function: Call for or Suggest Through Pass
Default Keys: A

Function: Suggest Shot
Default Keys: LMB

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    • rattlesnake_906

      Left mouse button, Right mouse button, Middle mouse button.

    • satis

      hey can anyone tell me what is RMB , LMB,MMB ?

      • Ashley

        Right mouse button
        Left Mouse Button
        Middle Mouse Button

    • http://www.facebook.com/arunroyvpm Arun Roy

      How can I play fifa 13 with fifa 12 basic control buttons……..I can’t play with mouse

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    • Artur

      I am playing fifa 12 on computer and i want to know is this possible to put dribble buttons and movement buttons under the same keys? If its possible then how can i do it ? Please make contact atsmatto@hotmail.com

    • http://forumofthoughts.blogspot.com Pranesh

      For those having issues with attack and defence key changing, try in alternate and first change only for one either attack or defence and play in arena to see if that’s mapped alright. Then try again with the other one.

    • saurabh

      my fifa 13 controls are lost and they are not changing what can i do

      • http://segmentnext.com Ali Asif

        You can try making a new profile..

    • Roh

      Hi LS did you find any solution for the problem. I am facing the same problem. I used to use ‘S’ button for ‘Change player’ in Defence and the same ‘S’ button for ‘Short pass’ in Attack, however it automatically changes to some other key in Attack…So frustrating.

    • LS

      Is there a soultion to the annoying automatic changing of keys when you for example change the key in “attack” it changes them in “defend” and when try to fix ‘em up in “defend” it changes them in “attack”.. so frustrating. ..was no problem with this in fifa12. I would just strangle some bright genius in EA who came up with that..

      • saikat

        try to change control methods as change to classic or alternate etc

    • dragos8

      cel mai tare joc

    • dinesh

      frnd i had fifa 13..suggest me a way to edit the controls by some other program or notepad..coz,when i press return key to change the controls it just blinks and i’m unable to change the controls..

    • AdityaPandey

      yes sanjoy go to alternate control settings and you will get movement keys . i too had the same problem while playing with my girlfriend, she found out the trick

    • Sanjoy

      Do any one have idea on the classic control for fifa 13 ?? mean right movement for right arrow,left for left arrow etc ??

    • saad

      i didnt understand :( is there any other option like in fifa 12 controls?? its very hard to switch so many buttons during game…

      • http://segmentnext.com Ali Asif

        Yes, there is. You can access it through the settings menu. Are you playing it on PC?

    • Lionel

      Thanks for this keyboard controls. This was really helpful.