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6 tips to tear up the street in FIFA 20's Volta mode

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Written by Jake Tucker
These Volta tips will help you become the master of street football, meaning you won't be know as "the one that always walks it in" anymore.
FIFA's newest mode, Volta, mixes FIFA 20's big football moments with some FIFA Street nostalgia. There's a few new quirks here whichever way you're coming at it, whether that's as a veteran of the 11 v 11 match, or even a FIFA Street diehard.
We've broken a few of these down to give you some of the best tips and tricks to blast through the FIFA Volta story. But this walkthrough should also give you a better understanding of how Volta works – which will let you batter your mates, too.

Training day

The Volta League mode will include promotions and relegations
The Volta League mode will include promotions and relegations
After you've played your opening Volta match, the mode opens up and lets players have a crack at some training drills. Blowing through these will help you up your game anyway. But just like the drills during The Journey mode seen in previous years for the franchise, it'll also give you experience points you can use to buy skills.
You can repeat these too, although there's no skill point reward once you've maxed that out. Instead, it's a good chance to get your basics nailed down. Play moves pretty fast in Volta, so good knowledge of the core tenets is going to stop you getting digitally pantsed by your opposition.

Skills, skills, skills

Volta will feature 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 and futsal matches
Volta will feature 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 and futsal matches
Street football is mostly about silly tricks and taking every opportunity to hit the back of the net. With that in mind, one of the first things you should level up is your skills: you only start with two star skills, meaning you can't pull off the really magic tricks that will help you slot the ball into the net.
Your first shout should be to get your skills to five-star so you can become the Messi of Volta, leaving players in your dust as you fly around the pitch in the showiest, hardest to predict way possible.

Use the simple skills system

Volta Football will include various types of player customisation.
Volta Football will include various types of player customisation.
Occam's Razor claims that the simplest answer is often the right one. This is true in FIFA too, as the simplest skill is often the best one. Hold down R2 + L2 (RT + LT for Xbox One controllers) and wiggle the left stick and you'll start doing the skill moves the game reckons you should use at that instant.
FIFA pros can remember all of the different button combinations, and in the more standard 11 v 11 mode, this makes sense. But remember, life moves pretty fast in Volta. Why not let the game do the heavy lifting for you? Most players won't know how to deal with it.

Play it off walls

Visit stunning locations all around the world with FIFA 20's Volta mode
Visit stunning locations all around the world with FIFA 20's Volta mode
Some of the Volta arenas have walls, meaning there's no possibility of the ball exiting the arena. If the area is walled off, make the most of them by playing the ball against the wall when you're being closed down.
Volta has a lot of narrow spaces, and the narrower passing lanes can make it easy to shut players down, but if a player has space, bouncing the ball off of a wall and getting it past a tough defender could be your best option.

Jockey for position

This flying kick is less defensive than jockeying
This flying kick is less defensive than jockeying
As mentioned above, Volta pitches are much smaller than their full-size equivalents, meaning even with just three players you can easily cover plenty of ground. With the flurry of activity on the tiny pitches, it's easy to intercept the ball by holding down L2 (LT for Xbox One players) and moving your player in between passes.
Better yet, FIFA 20's new contextual defense means that jockeying will automatically convert to blocking a shot if anyone tries to hammer a goal home. There's a good argument for just holding down the button to Jockey whenever you're off the ball.

Don't move your keeper

Lionel Messi is the best player in FIFA 20
Lionel Messi is the best player in FIFA 20
Volta's Rush mode doesn't have a dedicated keeper, with every player having to do double-duty, ducking into goal whenever they're nearby. When there's an attack coming in, it can be tempting to try and see it off by moving your player in for a tackle, but actually the best bet here is to keep your distance.
Volta's pitches are small and the goals are smaller, meaning it's often a better choice to keep your "keeper" back and hold down L2 (LT for Xbox One) and jockey towards them. This'll let you close the distance while blocking as much of the goal as possible. The less of the goal your opponents can see, the harder it is for them to score, as you'll intercept or block most shots.