Explosive Sprint has been part of previous EA soccer games but has never been given an official name until EA FC 24. Due to its newly given name, players might not be aware of what this mechanic is.

This sprint type will give players an added edge, offering a quicker burst of pace and allowing them to beat opposition defenders easily.

So, let’s dive into Explosive Sprint and how to use it to your advantage.

What Is Explosive Sprint in EA FC 24?

Explosive Sprint in EA FC 24 is an acceleration boost that players receive when sprinting in a straight line in a match.

This sprint type can effectively create distance between you and the opposition player you are trying to run past.

Explosive Sprint has been part of EA’s previous soccer titles but was never given a name. It has been renamed to differentiate from the Controlled Sprint mechanic in EA FC 24.

Explosive Sprint in action in EA FC 24

How to Use Explosive Sprint in EA FC 24

To use Explosive Sprint in EA FC 24, all you will have to do is hold the following button while running in a straight line:

  • PlayStation: R2
  • Xbox: RT
  • PC: Left CTRL

After holding button you will receive a burst of acceleration, taking you away from the defender.

Additionally, players with the Quick Step PlayStyle or PlayStyle+ will benefit further from the Explosive Sprint boost.

Players with the Quick Step PlayStyle will “accelerate faster during Explosive Sprint”; meanwhile, those with the PlayStyle+ will “accelerate significantly faster during Explosive Sprint.”

This video by EA FC 24 content creator, Nepenthez showcases the differences between having the PlayStyle, the PlayStyle+ and not having it all:

Every Player With the Quick Step PlayStyle+ in EA FC 24

Here is a complete in-game validated list of every player who has the Quick Step PlayStyle+ and will receive even more significant benefits from Explosive Sprint:

  • Ronaldo (ICON & Brazil)
  • Kylian Mbappé (PSG & France)
  • Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid & Brazil)
  • Samuel Eto’o (ICON & Cameroon)
  • Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit & USA)
  • Moussa Diaby (Aston Villa & France)
  • Delphine Cascarino (OL & France)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich & Canada)
  • Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund & Germany)
  • Sirlord Conteh (SC Paderborn 07 & Germany)

Best Scenario to Use Explosive Sprint in EA FC 24

The best scenario to use Explosive Sprint is whenever you want to create distance between an opposition player. This can commonly happen when running down the wing or sprinting through on goal.

For example, the scenario in the image below is a perfect time to use the Explosive Sprint.

Mbappé is running into an area with a gap between two defenders. Using Explosive Sprint, you can quickly accelerate between both and create distance from them as you run towards the goal or put a cross in the box.

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