Tekken 8: How to Sidestep?

How to sidestep in tekken 8

Last Updated on 4 March, 2024

Have you ever found yourself cornered in a heated Tekken 8 match, needing a quick dodge to survive? Yeah!  Me too! Sidestepping is an important skill in Tekken 8, allowing you to gracefully dodge incoming attacks and gain advantage.

Let’s dive into the details of how you can perform this move! 

How to Sidestep In Tekken 8?

tekken 8 how to side step

Sidestepping isn’t just a fancy maneuver; it’s a very important defensive tool in Tekken 8 that can make all the difference between victory and defeat. Let’s break down the steps to mastering this essential technique:

To perform a sidestep:

1. Simply tap the directional pad or joystick left or right.

2. This swift movement allows your character to step into the foreground or background.

This is how you avoid attacks that come straight at you.

When should you avoid sidestepping? 

While sidestepping can be an effective defensive tactic, you need to be aware of homing attacks. These moves can track your sidestep, making them difficult to evade. I would suggest not using sidestepping against opponents who use homing attacks. 

A Homing Attack (ホーミングアタック Hōmingu Atakku) is a move that targets and connects with your opponent even when they attempt to sidestep. This means that, unlike regular attacks, a Homing Attack will notably catch an opponent in either direction they try to evade.

Examples of Homing Moves in Tekken 8 include the Last Rites (f, F+4) and the lethal Decapitating Sword (u/b+2) used by Devil Jin.

Final Thoughts 

There you go! Now you know how to sidestep in Tekken 8. Next time you step into the ring, remember to sidestep all the attacks coming your way! However, if you have any doubts, feel free to drop a comment below. 

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