NBA 2K21 Guide for Beginners: How to Shooting in NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 Guide for Beginners: How to Shooting in NBA 2K21

Need some NBA 2K21 tips to keep you competing at an elite level? You've come to the right place. While this isn't a rip-up-the-rulebook year for the best b-baller going, there are still many new wrinkles to get your head around. This year's best addition is the refreshed shot meter, and that's covered in detail below – along with contested shots, hot zones, and intense defending.

NBA 2K21 General Shooting Tips

Ahead of the launch of the game, NBA 2K21 gameplay director himself, Mike Wang, took to to Twitter to share a few tips about how shooting works in the game (almost predicting how players would react to the big changes). His tips are:

Tap the left trigger at the ideal release time for a boost

If you’re using the Shot Button, turn off Shot Meter for a boost

Green release is harder this year, be patient

OR turn off Shot Aiming if you want Shot Timing on Pro Stick like last year

NBA 2K21 Pro Stick Shooting Tips

If you're keen on using the Pro Stick aiming options – which are turned on by default – then you'll need to practice and get used to the way this mechanic handles. Learning how the system plays out and responds to your inputs is vital. Here are some key tips:

Pull the Right Stick down: the meter starts close to the center, not to the left or right, so correct for that.

Once pulled back, nudge the Right Stick left or right a little to correct your angle. Try to make your hands as steady as possible.

You don't need to manually shoot – focus on your aim and keeping your hands steady and the player works out the rest automatically.

You get it right you get a bigger boost if you time your shot correctly with the trigger.

How to make your shots more consistent

Many players have had a lot of trouble making their attempts at the net more consistent this year. Whether you're using Pro Stick or going for the points via another method, it's hard to get the game to consistently respond in the way you want it to. Here's a few things to keep in mind to keep the game fun (and not frustrating).

Aim for the Blue Areas (Hot Zones) of the court: from here, your player is going to get a better boost. Practice with your favourite players and figure out where their Blue Zones are and commit them to memory.

Don't be afraid to alter the settings – turn off the Shot Meter – and go back to shooting with Square/X. It may be less accurate, but more consistent for how you play.

MyCareer players, focus on Shooting badges – these increase your Shooting ability without messing with stats.

You can disable shot timing and instead make the game calculate shot chance based on the player's real-time stats

That's all for the NBA 2K21 beginner's guide to shooting. This should get you started in the game and the rest is on how well you adapt to the gameplay. If you want to win, you don’t need to spend too much time in the game. In the promotion on Igvault, No matter which device you play NBA 2K21, we can provide usable 2K21 MT based on satisfying-full inventory, buy NBA 2K21 MT , click

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