Knowing how to shoot is one of the most important skills you can acquire in NBA 2k22. The latest iteration of the highly popular basketball game, however, features several new additions and elements when it comes to scoring buckets. In this guide, we will show you how you can shoot in the game.
How To Shoot In NBA 2k22: Shooting Tips & Tricks
Shooting in NBA 2k22 varies completely on the platform you are using to play the game. Check out the controls for the different types of shots you can take depending on your console below:
|ACTION||PLAYSTATION CONTROLS||XBOX CONTROLS|
|Jump Shot||Press and Hold Sqaure before releasing||Press and hold Y before releasing|
|Layup||Run & hold Right Stick (RS) upwards (when driving)||Run & hold Right Stick (RS) upwards (when driving)|
|Free Throw||Press and Hold Sqaure before releasing (only when you’re at the line||Press and hold Y before releasing (only when you’re at the line)|
|Runner / Floater||Run & press the Right Stick (RS) downwards (when driving)||Run & press the Right Stick (RS) downwards (when driving)|
|Reverse Layup||Run & shift the RS to the right(when you drive along the baseline)||Run & shift RS to the right(when you drive along the baseline)|
|Euro Step Layup||Double tap the square button while driving & press LS towards the off hand||Double tap the Y button while driving & press LS towards the off hand|
|Cradle Layup||Double tap square when driving & hold LS towards the ball hand||Double tap Y when driving & hold LS towards the ball hand|
|Two-Hand Dunk||R2 + move & hold RS up while driving to basket||RT + move & hold RS up while driving to basket|
|Dominant or Off-Hand Dunk||R2 + move & hold RS up, left or right in close range||RT + move & hold RS up, left or right in close range|
|Flashy Dunk||R2 + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk||RT + move & hold RS down when driving, release to finish dunk|
|Pump Fake||Tap Square||Tap Y|
|Hop Gather||Tap Square while dribbling with L deflected||Tap Y while dribbling with L deflected|
|Spin Gather||Hold R2 + double tap Square||Hold RT + double tap Y|
|Half Spin Gather||Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand||Rotate RS in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with ball in right hand|
|Step Through||Near basket, pump fake, then press & hold square||Near basket, pump fake, then press & hold Y|
|Putback||Hold square when trying to get an offensive rebound||Press Y when trying to get an offensive rebound|
Now that you know how to execute the different types of shots in NBA 2k22, let us also check out how you can use the new features in this game to get better at shooting.
How to Use the Shot Meter?
The Shot Meter has been introduced in NBA 2k22 with the aim of drastically improving shot efficiency and accuracy in the game. At the same time, this feature also makes the shooting experience way more realistic than pas iterations of the game. This means that your skills and your ability to time shots to perfection will determine the outcome of the matches you participate in.
The Shot Meter features a vertical radar-like window. This window will expand whenever you take high-quality shots with players that have good shooting statistics. Likewise, the window will shrink in size whenever you use a player that is low on stamina, or has poor shooting stats. Mastering this shot meter will take some practice, but from the looks of it, it seems to be more than worth the effort.
This was all you need to know about how to shoot in NBA 2k22. As you can see, the game’s most recent edition will now reward you for your skills and timings when it comes to shooting. This means that only the best will be able to master the game’s new realistic features. So get ready to practice throwing buckets before you set the court on fire with your newly-mastered shooting skills!
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