Sniper achievement in FIFA 14 (WP)


Score from an offensive free kick.

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How to unlock the Sniper achievement

  • qwxxqwxx551,196
    17 Mar 2014 17 Mar 2014 17 Mar 2014
    19 2 26
    Easiest way, indefinitely. I had been grinding away for the 100 games played and not even realizing, I got the sniper achievement.

    - Turn your phone lock screen to 3 minutes
    - Turn halves to 2 minutes
    - Set the controls to touch
    - Set the difficulty to amateur
    - CHV vs CHI
    - Let the game play automatically

    Sometime last night I was playing TitanFall and clicking the phone for halftime and such to continue, at some point the computer took the free shot for me and scored because I didn't respond quick enough.

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    SpaceDustWorked like a charm dude. Thumbs up! 2nd game for me but i took the free kick in the first game and missed and then let the cpu do it in the 2nd game (replay). GOAL!!!!
    Posted by SpaceDust on 20 Oct 14 at 20:03
    Eric From CaliIt's been over 20 games so far and no free kick. Not even an attempt. They just won't foul me....I'm starting to think this method won't work.
    Posted by Eric From Cali on 20 Feb 15 at 17:08
    qwxxTry increasing the difficulty. Make sure you're on the correct controls. It works.
    Posted by qwxx on 20 Feb 15 at 17:30
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  • moroniccowmoroniccow857,701
    01 Mar 2014 01 Mar 2014 03 Mar 2014
    13 4 9
    I turned the difficulty up to semi-pro and used skill moves around the box to draw a foul. Aim for the corner of the goal and hope for the best, try not to slide your finger too fast on the screen and make sure it is a fluid motion. Took me 4-5 attempts to get this one. Plenty of time when you got the 100 games to play.

    LuckyConquerer2 has reported that it seems to be easier to make a free kick when changing the difficulty after the foul from semi pro to beginner. I didn't notice much of a difference between semi-pro and beginner with regards to free kicks. I ended up making mine while on semi pro difficulty.

    Skanker irl pointed out that he drew fouls on touch and classic controls. I only played on classic because well, its classic so I was used to them.

    Edit #2:
    People are reporting they are getting fouled on amateur. If you can keep the ball on semi-pro, try going down to amateur.
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    neeker75Used amateur, had Luis Suarez running into an Everton defender, free-kick, swiped it into the top left corner, and boomed.
    Posted by neeker75 on 05 Mar 14 at 08:38
    LuckyKantIf it was Suarez, then surely he should be booked for diving wink
    Posted by LuckyKant on 05 Mar 14 at 08:49
    neeker75He has been winning a few legitimate ones lately. :D
    Posted by neeker75 on 05 Mar 14 at 09:29
  • Arsenic 17Arsenic 171,235,330
    28 Feb 2014 05 Mar 2014
    7 1 0
    This achievement requires that you score from an offensive free kick. This is one of the trickier achievements in the game. An offensive free kick must be taken from the offensive zone (on your opponent's side of the center line). From the free kick, you must shoot and score. Free kicks are awarded when the other team commits a foul.

    The tricky part about this achievement is that the opposing team rarely commits fouls, and when they do, it usually won't put you in a good position to score. The best strategy for this is to first make sure you set the difficulty to Beginner and then play as a 5-star team against a 1-star team. Then you should sprint through the defense to get to a situation where you are one on one with the goalie. As you enter the penalty box, the keeper will charge you. At this point, you need to turn around and start running away from the goalie. The keeper will chase you. Go slow and bait him to continue following you if he seems to start going back to the net. If you got him to follow you well enough, he will chase you out of the penalty box. When he is about to get close to you make sure you are moving with the ball. The keeper is very aggressive and will dive face first to grab the ball. At least 50% of the time, if you are touched in any way by the keeper and trip, it will be a foul. The key is to lure the keeper out. It may take some practice, but once you get a hang of how the keeper moves and speed you need to pull away from him, he will constantly be chasing you out into free kick territory. See my video below for the technique. Sorry for the bad quality!

    When you finally do earn the free kick, you will be presented with a wall of defenders blocking your shot to the goal. They will only be able to cover part of the net. Look for the larger opening to the net, either to the right or left of the wall. The goalkeeper should be occupying that position. You will need to precisely place your shot into the upper corner of the net. Drag your finger from the ball directly to the corner of the net where you want to score. Put a little zip on it to increase your chances of scoring (by swiping faster). However, on Beginner difficulty, you should have no problem scoring as long as your placement is good. The goalkeeper is unlikely to save the shot. As soon as the ball hits the back of the net, the achievement will unlock.
  • SiguardiusSiguardius1,352,688
    26 May 2014 26 May 2014 13 Jun 2014
    4 1 0
    None of solutions posted before helped me, so I tried to figure out my own way. After few minutes I finally did it.

    1. Start the game with 10 minutes halves.
    2. Start as beginner.
    3. Approach opponent's box.
    4. Switch difficulty to semi-pro.
    5. Run outside the box while opposing players try to take the ball away from you. The will tackle you and sometimes use slide tackles.
    NOTE: Referee will probable use privilege most of the times, so don't rush to the ball, let enemies take it.
    6. If opposing team takes the ball, change difficulty to beginner and go back to step 3. Rinse and repeat.
    7. When you get a free kick, change difficulty to beginner and swipe your finger into upper corner of the goal which is covered by goalkeeper. Don't do it too fast, though. On lowest difficulty you should score without any problems.

    NOTE: You can change difficulty in-game using settings menu.
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