Select ON or OFF to enable timed finishing, giving you the ability to improve the accuracy and power of shots by double-tapping the button assigned to the “Shoot” action as you kick the ball.
You can initiate a shot with your controlled player by pressing your shooting button. This will begin the animation for the shot, and assuming you press nothing else and are not interrupted, your player will try to shoot the ball.
Timed Finishing gives you the opportunity to press shoot a second time, in order to potentially pull off a better shot.
When Timed Finishing is on, double-tapping the shooting button during the shooting animation will help determine a shot’s result. Watch your player closely during their shooting animation, and press the shoot button a second time just as they’re about to connect with the ball.
If the second press is timed at the right moment, regular shots can receive an increase in accuracy and power. Finesse shots can receive more accuracy and curve, but not power. The same increases are applied to regular and finesse flair shots, respectively. If the second press is timed slightly early or slightly late, the shot will be more likely to go astray.
If the second press is timed extremely early, the shot will be much more likely to go astray.
If the second press is timed after contact with the ball has been made, the shot will not receive any boosts or downgrade and will just function as a normal shot.
Turning Timed Finishing Off means that you can ignore this mechanic. However, you will miss out on the ability to boost your shots.