Has anyone managed to consistently win faceoffs?
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February 5, 2019 11:13PM 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.
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.
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.
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.