How to Fake Throw in Knockout City

Knockout City's Fake Throws are a vital skill if you want to outclass skilled opposition.

You’ve got to fake it to make it in dodgeball, which means you should definitely learn how to Fake Throw in Knockout City. This skill will trick opponents into guarding too early, allowing you to bop them quickly with a real throw afterwards. Below, we’ll explain how to Fake Throw in Knockout City on consoles and PC.

How to Fake Throw in Knockout City

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To Fake Throw in Knockout City, start by charging a standard throw. That’s done with the Right Trigger on consoles (RT, R2, and ZR on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch, respectively) or the Left Mouse Button on PC.

Instead of tossing the ball as normal, you can Fake Throw in Knockout City by clicking in the right stick on console (R3) or by pressing the F key on PC as you charge your regular throw. This will cause your character to perform the throwing animation, but not actually release the ball.

Knockout City How to fake throw
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If done convincingly, a Fake Throw in Knockout City can trick your opponent into blocking early, leaving them open to a throw as they let their guard down afterwards. The main purpose of this move is to help you tackle opponents you are skilled at blocking, catching or deflecting your throws.

However, this won’t work if you’re far away. No matter how convincing a Fake Throw is, they’ll have plenty of time to guard again afterwards if a good distance away. You should primarily use Fake Throws when you get up close to trick your target. Don’t overuse them, however, or you’ll take a battering yourself if they’re packing a ball of their own. Mix them up with other trick shots to keep your targets guessing!

That’s all we can teach you about how to Fake Throw in Knockout City. Practice the move often so that you can pull it off consistently, but don’t rely on it too much or you’ll get yourself in trouble. Check out the hub page for Knockout City to learn more.

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