FIFA 20: Volta tips and tricks

first_imgStreet football is back in FIFA 20 with the introduction of Volta. You can start out in Volta Story, playing on pitches all over the world, following a new narrative like the Journey, or play in friendlies and tournaments with your friends or online.Volta offers a new alternative to the standard 11 vs 11 football of FIFAs past, letting you play small games on small pitches with as few as three players per team. Volta uses all the mechanics from the regular FIFA 20 game modes, but has extra tricks and features not found in normal matches.How can you get the most out of Volta football and what tricks and tips can you use to help you beat your mates? Goal provides expert advice on how to become a better Volta player. Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career How to score in VoltaSkills are great, but they won’t score goals. Simple attacking play is the best way to win matches in Volta. Then when you’re winning by a few goals, you can start to showboat and do some tricks and flicks. When you have the ball, you want to retain possession and look for an angle to score. Some of the new tricks in FIFA 20 can help open up space, but they require a lot of practice to make perfect. So before you add tricks to your arsenal, make sure you have the basics right.If possible, walk it in. Shooting in rush games in Volta is fully manual, so many shots can be extremely wayward. If you are ever free on goal, just walk the ball in rather than shooting. Even up close, you may judge the angle wrong and fire wide on an open goal.Use your surroundings to help find team-mates. In some Volta pitches, you can use the walls to your advantage and bounce the ball off them to get around opposition players. The walls can even be used to set up shots, scoring volleys after the ball rebounds to one of your players.FIFA 20 Volta RioHow to defend in VoltaThe best way to stop goals in Volta is to ensure you don’t leave yourself exposed at the back. One approach that leads to gaps in defence is missing or mistiming tackles. Just like in real life where Virgil van Dijk does not need to make a lot of tackles to be a brilliant defender, tackling is often a bad idea in Volta. The tackle animation is slow and sometimes when you win the ball, it will still fall to an opponent rather than winning back possession.Instead of tackling, use jockey to keep pressure on but still give yourself a chance to close down passing lanes and keep things tight at the back. As the pitches are much smaller in Volta, it should be easier to cut off passing lanes and stop your opponents getting close to your goal.Improve your player and squadIn Volta, you can change each player’s appearance and clothing by unlocking various items as you progress through Volta Story. This has absolutely no impact on the game, but you may find your team-mates easier to recognise if you change their outfits.However, you can recuit better players as you progress and you can replace your existing squad members with higher-rated talent. Overall rating is clearly important when choosing who to recruit, but also check skill rating and weak foot. Players with a strong weak foot are especially useful in Volta due to the pitch being so small and the space being limited.You will also earn skill points as you level up. Make sure to spend these as often as possible, improving your overall rating and unlocking extra abilities in the skill tree. As above, improving your weak foot to at least three stars early on will prove hugely beneficial.Volta Skill Moves Skill PS4 Xbox 180 Sombrero Flick Press R3 and move Left Stick up Press R and move Left Stick up 360 Thigh Catch Hold L2 and Fake Shot Hold LT and Fake Shot Around the World Spin Press R3 (while standing) Press R (while standing) Ball Roll Flick Spin Press R3 and move Left Stick left or right Press R and move Left Stick left or right Floor Header Hold L2 and R2, then Right Stick (while standing) Hold LT and RT, then Right Stick (while standing) Forward Ball Roll Fake Shot, then R3 Fake Shot, then R Knee Akka Press R3 and move Left Stick diagonally upwards Press R3 and move Left Stick diagonally upwards Neymar Rainbow Hold L2, Press R3 and move Left Stick up Hold LT, Press R and move Left Stick up Outside Foot Flick Press R3 and move Left Stick diagonally upwards (while standing) Press R and move Left Stick diagonally upwards (while standing) Sombrero Flick Press R3 and move Left Stick down Press R and move Left Stick down Taunt Tap L1 or R2 (while standing) Tap LB or RT (while standing) Thigh Catch Rainbow Press R3 and move Left Stick up (while standing) Press R and move Left Stick up (while standing)last_img read more

Win one for Dusty: Spudders clinch 2A state softball berth

first_imgWin one for Dusty: Spudders clinch 2A state softball berth Woodland also clinches state, advances to district title game to play Ridgefield Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Ridgefield’s Kaia Oliver celebrates the final out of a 6-5 win over W.F. West on Friday, just two days after coach Dusty Anchors died from heart disease. (Joshua Hart/The Columbian) Photo Gallery “The first thing I did was think of Dusty,” she said. “I said, ‘Dusty, you gave us everything we need to know. You have hope and faith in us. … I knew he was there. He was in the front row watching us play. It hit me hard.”The last couple days have been expectedly difficult for the Spudders. Anchors was in his third year with the program. From the field condition to the results, Anchors had his hand in the softball team’s revival.“He put everything he had into the program and it really shows,” Tomillo said. “He made all the difference, and still does.”The evening after Anchors’ death, the Spudders gathered around the batting cages. As a team, a family, they began to process the event they had prepared for when Anchors went into hospice care the prior Thursday. GO LONGVIEW — Ridgefield softball’s postseason started Friday with an emotional tournament-wide moment of silence for coach Dusty Anchors, who died Wednesday at 68 from complications from heart disease.The Spudders day ended in an equally emotional moment of celebration.Through the entire four hours, coach Dusty was present. He was there when the Spudders took the field in a 2A district opening 4-0 win over Centralia, and there as the Spudders “smiled, giggled, laughed and had fun.”“He always told us that,” junior Mia Tomillo said.And he was there when Tomillo cranked the go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning of a 6-5 semifinal win over W.F. West.As Tomillo connected with the pitch, senior Kaia Oliver stood on the dugout bench, a red ribbon dotted with small white anchors twined in her hair. When that little yellow ball sailed over the center-field fence, Oliver broke into tears. 18 Photos Share: By Joshua Hart, Columbian staff writer Published: May 17, 2019, 10:22pm Gallery: 2A district softball Photo Gallery 2 Photos The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community.center_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. [email protected] Joshua Hart Columbian staff writer Tags Share: Subscribe Today Interim coach Rob Oliver had little to say afterward. But, choking back tears, offered some words of solace to a teary-eyed group.“Dusty would be proud. He is proud.”Woodland improves to 21-0 — Olivia Grey struck out 29 batters in 6-0 and 4-0 victories over Aberdeen and Tumwater, respectively, to lead the defending 2A champions to another state berth. They will face Ridgefield in a 1 p.m. title game at Seventh Avenue Park.Kaily Christensen clubbed a trio of home runs on the day, going 5 for 8 with six RBI. Payten Foster also homered against Aberdeen.“It still feels unreal again,” Christensen said of the state berth. “It’s hard to believe we’ll be back there again. It’s just so exciting to do this with my team and my coaches.” Hockinson eliminated — The Hawks showed plenty of fight in a pair of losses Friday. They scored three runs in the seventh inning of a 7-4 opening-round loss to Tumwater, and battled back to take Aberdeen to nine innings before losing 11-10. Jenna Remenar was 8 for 10 on the day with seven RBI. She had three doubles and a triple.The Hawks trailed 5-1 against Aberdeen before tying the game in the fifth. They fell behind 6-4 before rallying back to tie in the seventh. A three-run ninth inning had them primed for a thrilling win, until Aberdeen countered with four to end the Hawks’ season at 14-7. Hockinson HawksRidgefield SpuddersWoodland Beavers “The first day was pretty tough,” Oliver said. “But it gave us motiivation as a team to come together. We knew what his intentions were for the season and what he wanted us as a team to do.”The team spent more time together the past few days than they had all season, Tomillo said, and they relied on each other Friday when the going got tough. Down 5-2 in the sixth inning to a very good Bearcat squad, the Spudders needed a spark. A leadoff double by Emma Jenkins started a four-run frame. Tomillo’s home run capped it.And just like that, the Spudders were knocking on the door of a state berth, “on the verge of No. 3,” as Anchors penned eight days prior.Oliver wiped the tears from her eyes — “I knew Dusty wouldn’t want me going out there in tears,” she said after — and struck out two in a clean frame to advance to Saturday’s 2A district title game against Woodland.last_img read more