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Has anyone managed to consistently win faceoffs?

MomRider69
3 posts Member
edited February 2019
Has anyone managed to consistently win faceoffs in this game? I can't. I use borehand grip, try engaging a tie up, deke, standard drawback, but I can't win a faceoff to save my life. I'll go 15 straight faceoffs with "Good timing" flashing above my head just to see "toss up", "skill level lower"(understandable), or nothing at all, leaving me wondering why I'm losing the faceoff to begin with. What am I doing wrong here? I usually try a new approach to each faceoff but I'm lucky to win between 5-8 a game.

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  • Z0mbieBabyJesus
    1539 posts Member
    edited February 2019
    There's a paper rock scissors style mechanic, with timing and grip choice included.

    It's probably easiest to watch a YouTube faceoff tutorial, instead of going by written explanation. I usually average around 60% approx. Which is what I'd consider reasonably consistent.

    Also helps to know if you're going against ai or other players. Ai you can usually beat with just a tie up or going backhand and just using the right stick to pull it straight back. Online, lag will destroy virtually any chance you have of winning a faceoff if you have bad latency.
  • I've been playing against AI and I can't get past them. I'm going to research more into it and see if there's some real mechanics that go into faceoffs. But when it keeps saying "good timing" and then 86ovr Malkin loses the faceoff to a 71ovr 3rd line centre from a euro league team, I can't imagine what I could have done better.
  • NHLDev
    1680 posts EA NHL Developer
    MomRider69 wrote: »
    I've been playing against AI and I can't get past them. I'm going to research more into it and see if there's some real mechanics that go into faceoffs. But when it keeps saying "good timing" and then 86ovr Malkin loses the faceoff to a 71ovr 3rd line centre from a euro league team, I can't imagine what I could have done better.

    You can get good timing but not pick the correct faceoff counter. The reason why it still tells you good timing was to ensure that players didn't keep trying the same incorrect counter thinking that it was just their timing that was off. In the coaching feedback, you may see it give insight into what counter you are getting beat by and what you can do to improve your success.

    This is a good video that seems to have helped people as it talks about how to do the different faceoff types as well as shows what beats what.


  • I find if the other guys just owning you it’s almost necessary to do a few tie ups to get back on the horse. That could totally be in my head though..
    All Comments pertain to 6v6 drop in unless otherwise stated..
  • I find if the other guys just owning you it’s almost necessary to do a few tie ups to get back on the horse. That could totally be in my head though..

    There’s something to that. I find changing it up whether tie ups or stick lifts sometime gets the other guy thinking more about what he’s going to do, gives me a little edge with him hesitating.
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