In the NBA, three-point shooting from the outside has become more important over the past 20 years. Getting better at shooting from mid- or long-range has helped a lot of players do well on the court.
It’s not just point guards, either. Power forwards and centres, who used to be in charge of the paint, now spend too much time at the 3-point line.
In NBA 2K22, the perimeter shot is an important way to score points. Even more so if your player’s main strengths lie in scoring from outside the perimeter.
If you have trouble making jump shots or want to be the best shooter in the league, you need to learn how to make the perfect jump shot animation.
I’m going to show you how to use the three most effective jump shots in NBA 2K22. I made these based on how long I spent playing the game.
I’ve tried out and looked into online user-made builds to find the best 2K22 jump shot for different play styles on both current-gen and next-gen consoles.
How Jumpshot Animation Works
Before we talk about how to improve your jump shot, let’s first talk about why that’s important. Since then, the likenesses of great shooters like Stephen Curry, Ray Allen, and Kyrie Irving have been animated so that they can be used in this way.
Even though those jump shots may look cool, they might not be the best choice for how you play and who you are. You won’t be able to choose the “perfect” construction for your way of shooting. Instead, you’ll have to adjust to the one you choose.
To explain further, if you equip Curry’s jump shot animation, the time you have to hit the zone on the shot metre will go down. Because of how fast he shoots, the two-time Most Valuable Player is so feared.
Because of this, it’s best to change the animation’s shot metre timing to suit your own tastes.
Here are instructions on how to use the Jump Shot Creator’s different parts to make your own jump shot.
Lower/Base: The player’s base, or lower, position affects the player’s body angle, the length of the pre-jump action, the direction and height of the jump, and the timing of the shot.
Upper Release 1: This controls where and how the ball is released from the hand during the follow-through of the shot.
Upper Release 2: Use Upper Release 2 with the previous option to mix and match different shot release animations. By choosing the same option, Upper Releases 1 and 2 can be kept completely separate from each other.
Blending: Blending lets you change how much of each upper release type is used in the final animation and how quickly the ball is released during the shot.
The best jump shot for any build of player:
Lower base = Jump Shot 98 Upper release 1 = Rudy Gay Upper release 2 = Rudy Gay Blend = Not Applicable
Speed of Release = 0%
In all versions of NBA 2K, the Jump Shot 98 lower base has been a fan favourite. It works well for both short jumpers and long jumpers, as well as players in any position.
I think that any player should try to jump shot like Rudy Gay. This is the best animation to use when you need to stop quickly, and it’s also the easiest to learn. You can make changes to Upper Release 2 as you see fit. If you can’t get LaMarcus Aldridge or Kobe Bryant cartoons, Rudy Gay’s will do just fine.
I set the release speed to zero so that I don’t have to hurry when I let go of the shutter button. You can, however, speed up the release if you’d rather.
For the easiest green shots, the best jump shot is:
Jump shot = lower base 53
Release 58 = Upper release 1.
Release 138 = Upper release 2
Blend = 50/50
Speed of Release = 50%
Use the jump shot maker to make an animation that will make it easier for you to hit the shot metre more often.
For the easiest jumpshot to green, assign Jump Shot 53 to the lower base, Release 58 to the higher release 1, and Release 138 to the higher release 2. Even if the resulting jump shot isn’t the most beautiful, using one of these styles will make the shot animation look funny, which will help you remember when to let go of the ball.
The best jump shot for quick release
Lower base is Dwyane Wade, Upper release 1 is Rudy Gay, and Upper release 2 is Release 146.
Blend = 60/40
Speed of release is 100%.
There are many benefits to building a jump shot with a fast release speed. When defenders have a chance to close out, opponents are less likely to block shots or lower the shooting percentage.
When it comes to jump shots, Dwyane Wade’s lower base is one of the quickest releases you’ll see. So, a 60/40 mix of Rudy Gay and Release 146 can be used for both upper release 1 and upper release 2. The next jumper will have a short vertical jump and reflexes as fast as lightning.
How to improve your jump shots in NBA 2K22 in a few words
The jumpshot controls in NBA 2K22 are a little off at first, which makes it hard for new players to get good at them. Even more so if you aren’t very good at shooting. But there are a lot of ways to improve accuracy when you’re out in the field.
First, you have to perfect the timing of your preferred jump shot. If you try and miss a lot of jump shots at the Team Practice facility, it won’t hurt you in the long run.
During games, choose your shots with as much thought as you can. To do this, wait until your player is far away from the other team before firing.
You can also help yourself by putting your fire on your hotspots. Mastering how to find “hot zones” is an important part of being a good shooter in NBA 2K22.
Having the right credentials to shoot is also helpful. You can get the Deadeye and Volume Shooter badges quickly if you spend your points on them.
The settings you need to make the best jumper in NBA 2K22
It is important to change the default settings to something that works better for your needs. When you play the jumpshots, you should use the following settings.
What’s Going On?
For a good jump shot, you have to turn on the vibrator. This is used by many better players. It helps you get more into the world of Jumpshots by letting you know about things you might not notice otherwise.
Shot off the metre
There are both pros and cons to starting the shot clock, but the pros are much more important. A shot metre can be very helpful when you’re just starting out, but turning it off will give you a green window that will let you make great jump shots. Since most of you probably already know how to play 2K22, the best way to play is to turn off the shot metre and use your own knowledge and instinct to make the best jump shots. Since 2k20, players have been turning off the shot metre more often than not.
NBA 2K22 is made so that you can make the best jump shots. A player has to work hard and do a lot of different things to be able to play the best jump shots.
By itself, it’s a great way to do things. With perks, badges, and practise, players can improve their jump shots. It is different from other sports in a lot of ways.