Nothing drives home a statement in the soccer simulation game FIFA 23 more than an excessively celebrated goal. Players inflicting psychological damage on their rivals disrupt their ability to perform and defend from a score, leading to another likely goal and hopefully, another celebration. Despite FIFA 23 signaling an era’s end, the jubilant performances of athletes after catching the elusive goal are rare but exciting opportunities to flaunt throughout the game, no matter which mode is being played.
Six new celebrations are available in FIFA 23, called the Eyes and Arms (Griddy), Eye of the Storm, Side Salute, Slide and Flex, Gamer, and Arm Swing (Boneless Walk). Although the Griddy traces its origin back to American Football, its popularity earned it a spot in FIFA 23, alongside some signature celebrations for specific athletes such as Kylian Mbappé, Roberto Firminho, Erling Haaland, and Christian Pulisic. The updates to this entry of the series also include Women’s Teams, and the cover athlete Sam Kerr for FIFA 23 also has access to a unique celebration.
In line with other releases from the annual series, players have to hold down a button depending on what controller they happen to be using, then input a certain sequence for their desired celebration. Thankfully, inputs are fairly simple across both Xbox and PlayStation controllers being used by the player, involving the shoulder buttons and analog sticks. For Xbox players, those buttons are referred to as RT and RB, while on PlayStation, those players can follow the R2 notation.
Button Inputs For Every Celebration in FIFA 23
If players want to celebrate using the new signature celebration of Mbappé, one of the best young players in FIFA 23‘s Career Mode, the Slide Salute requires holding down RB (Xbox) or R1 (PlayStation) before holding the right analog stick to the right. The Griddy and Gamer use a double input, having players input up twice on the right analog stick after holding the shoulder button or flicking it right then left, respectfully. Similarly to the Griddy, the Slide and Flex can be performed by holding the stick down after keeping down the right shoulder input.
The most complex celebrations are absolutely the Boneless Walk and Eye of the Storm. Boneless Walk changes things up a bit, having players hold down the leftmost shoulder button in place of the right, LB (Xbox), or L1 (PlayStation). Afterward, players need only use the same motion on the analog stick as Gamer to dance along FIFA 23‘s incredibly realistic grasses. Eye of the Storm is tricky, using the right shoulder buttons again, but requiring a full counter-clockwise rotation of the stick instead of more straightforward motions.
Inputs For Celebrations in FIFA 23
|Slide Salute||RB (hold) + Right (hold)||R1 (hold) + Right (hold)|
|Eyes and Arms (Griddy)||RT (hold) + Up, Up||R2 (hold) + Up, Up|
|Gamer||RB (hold) + Right, Left||R1 (hold) + Right, Left|
|Slide and Flex||RB (hold) + Down (hold)||R1 (hold) + Down (hold)|
|Arm Swing (Boneless Walk)||RB (hold) + Right, Left||R1 (hold) + Right, Left|
|Eye of the Storm||LB (hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)||L1 (hold) + Full Circle (counter-clockwise)|
Combined with all the celebrations and new mechanics to FIFA 23, players will find that expressing their joy for victory has never been more varied in the series. Whether to flex a truly dominant Ultimate Team, or even as grounded as competing casually against a friend and rubbing a goal in their face, players who know how to perform every celebration in FIFA 23 highlight the charms the series has brought in each iteration.
- Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia
- Original Release Date:
- EA Vancouver, EA Romania
- EA Sports
- Local Multiplayer, Local Co-Op, Online Multiplayer
- The next in the yearly installments of EA’s FIFA franchise, FIFA 23 returns as the final entry in the franchise under the association’s name. The 2023 entry will bring back the Ultimate FUT features and will feature crossplay for many modes except for Co-op modes. In addition, Fifa 23 utilizes a new system engine known as “HyperMotion2,” which analyzes data from real football matches to create an extensive array of animations for players in-game to create a more realistic experience. In addition to these features, FIFA 23 will include both World Cup modes for both men and women. This entry also includes Women’s club football, starting with two real-life teams and adding more as the game’s seasons advance. Sam Kerr will also be the first female athlete to appear on a FIFA cover. After FIFA 23, EA Sports will continue their Football games under the new moniker “EA Sports FC.”