In need of help reverting from BodyVelocity

As most of you know, BodyVelocity is declared deprecated and is not recommended by others in the community. The problem is that my script relies on BodyVelocity, but I don’t want to use it because its apparently unsafe. LinearVelocity, a known replacement for BodyVelocity, does not work for me as well as some other solutions.

I am at the beginning stages of creating a game based on soccer/football. I am trying to start off with the mechanics of the ball making it react to when touched by the right foot of the Player. When touched, I want the ball to bounce up a tiny bit and roll in the direction it was touched at. BodyVelocity does this well, doing what I prompted of it. LinearVelocity however, does not do it correctly just going. BodyForce is deprecated as well, and I would try VectorForce but I don’t think it has a property that can mimic BodyVelocity.Velocity. Are there any solutions I am possibly missing? Or am I missusing LinearVelocity in a way?

Here is the script using BodyVelocity:

local Services = {	
	Players = game:GetService("Players"),
	Debris = game:GetService("Debris"),
	ReplicatedStorage = game:GetService("ReplicatedStorage"),
	Workspace = game:GetService("Workspace")

local ball = script.Parent
local Table = {}

local function onBallDribbled(root)
	local Settings = {
		Kick_Timer = 0, -- Ignore
		Kick_Slowdown = 5, -- Ignore
		Kick_Force = 20
	local Direction = CFrame.lookAt(root.Position, ball.Position).LookVector
	if Direction.Magnitude < 0.001 then
	local Velocity ="BodyVelocity")
	Velocity.Parent = ball
	Velocity.MaxForce =, 1, 1) * math.huge
	Velocity.LineVelocity = (Direction.Unit * Settings.Kick_Force) +, Settings.Kick_Force /1.05, 0)
	Services.Debris:AddItem(Velocity, 0.2)

	local Character = Part.Parent
	if not Character then
	local Player = Services.Players:GetPlayerFromCharacter(Character)
	local Humanoid = Character:FindFirstChildOfClass("Humanoid")
	local Root = Character:FindFirstChild("HumanoidRootPart")
	if not Player or not Humanoid or Humanoid.Health <= 0 or not Root or table.find(Table, Player) then
	if Part.Name == "RightFoot" then -- Just a base for when I get to specific movements.
		print("not right")

When using the LinearVelocity, I’d just change the Velocity to LineVelocity. But seeing the name of the property I should’ve probably known it would just go straight. And of course, there is a possibility using BodyVelocity isn’t as big of a deal as I think it is.

Note - As shown above I am planning on making it slow down as it rolls. Its optional but if you can include a tip on doing that with the solution you’ll save me a ton of time. :pray:

Thanks in advance.

If the ball itself is a BasePart, you can modify its AssemblyLinearVelocity property. I had a similar issue with BodyVelocity and found that converting to AssemblyLinearVelocity was the easiest option. You might need to slightly tweak the values for the velocity, though.

LinearVelocity is so unreliable lol

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