Many players have had a lot of trouble trying to make every shot green this year. So, we’ve brought a quick guide to teach you how to make a perfect shot in NBA 2K21. Whether you’re completely new to NBA 2K or looking to familiarise yourself with the updated mechanics of shooting perfect in NBA 2K21, this guide will help keep the game fun and not frustrating.
The Basics of Shooting in NBA 2K21
Here is everything you need to know about putting the ball in the basket every time:
1). If you are on PS4, you must hold and release the square button. Or, if you are on Xbox One, you must do the same with the X button or pull back and release the right thumbstick.
2). When you begin holding either square or X, depending on your platform, you will notice a shot meter bar that pops up right next to your slyer depending on your platform.
3). What you want to do is fill it up until it begins to flash green.
4). Then, you can let go. This way, you will hit perfect green shots in NBA 2k21. However, this often doesn’t mean that you can score if you don’t go ‘green.’ But, typically speaking, the fuller the bar is, the more chance you have of scoring the ball in the basket.
How to Shoot Perfect in NBA 2K21?
There are two main ways to shoot the ball in NBA 2k21.
1). The classic timed method relies on you holding down the designated shoot button until your player reaches the apex of their jump.
Thankfully, this is displayed on-screen with a timing mini-game of sorts; you’ll hold the shoot button down, and a meter will appear, continue holding the button down until the line reaches the middle of an orange section of the meter.
If this is timed to perfection, the entire icon will go green, and you’re guaranteed to make the basket (unless an opposing player blocks it).
2). This year, 2K introduced an aiming mechanic to shooting. Instead of relying on timing, this leans heavily on a player’s ability to aim the shot with the right stick.
To begin shooting this way, hold the right analog stick down.
Once the stick is held down, the same meter will appear as with the classic method, only this time, and you use the right stick to deftly move the reticle to the center of the orange section. Again, if this is done with precision, the icon will turn green, and you’ll make that perfect shot.
Shooting Tips in NBA 2K21
Here are some essential tips when it comes to being successful with most of your shots in NBA 2K21:
1). Pick Your Player
Like in any game, you cannot expect each player to perform to the best at any given position. So, choosing the right player that you can use to execute all of your shots will grant you a better chance of succeeding.
2). Know the Hot Zones
If you don’t already know, each player has their own ‘hot zones,’ based on how they perform in real life. If you want to be successful with a particular player, you must earn where their individual hot spots are, particularly those from the three-point range. Moreover, the higher the rating of a player, the more hot spots they will have.
Practice with your favorite players, figure out where their Blue Zones are, and commit them to memory.
3). Turn off the Shot Meter
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.
4). MyCareer players focus on Shooting badges
These increase your Shooting ability without messing with stats.
5). Disabled shot timing
You can disable shot timing and instead make the game calculate shot chance based on the player’s real-time stats.
6). Upgrading your player’s stats
Upgrading your player’s stats is super important because hitting those perfect ‘green timed’ shots will be extremely difficult without at least a few points assigned to shooting the ball.
That’s everything you need to know about how to green every shot you take. For more tips, tricks, or buy NBA mt on the game, be sure to check out u4gm.com.