NBA 2K22 Controller Settings Explained & Recommendations

Like the name suggests, NBA 2K22 Controller Settings let you set your preferences for your controller in the game. Having the right setup can significantly impact gameplay, so be sure to check out all the options and our best controller settings recommendations for NBA 2K22.

Vibration

  • Description: Turn the vibration on or off
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘off’ if you want less distraction

Shot Meter

  • Description: Set your preferred Shot Meter style
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘off’ for a boost to your jumpshots

Shot Timing

  • Description: Determine how user timing affects shot in game
  • Options: Shots only, Layups only, Real Player %, Shots and Layups
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Perfect Release

  • Description: Set your preferred Perfect Release
  • Options: Flame, Ball, None,
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Perfect Release SFX

  • Description: Set your preferred Perfect Release Sound Effect
  • Options: Perfect Sfx 1 thru 35, None
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Player Indicator

  • Description: Set your preferred Player Indicator
  • Options: Circle, Basketball, Flame
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Player Indicator Color

  • Description: Set your preferred Player Indicator color
  • Options: Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Red
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Free Throw Timing

  • Description: Determine if user timing affects free throws in game
  • Options: User Timing, Real Player %
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘user timing’ to have control over the FT success rate

Pro Stick Function

  • Description: Determine the functionality of the Pro Stick
  • Options: Default, Dribble Moves, Shots,
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘default’ for the flexibility to use RS for both dribble moves and shots

Pro Stick Orientation

  • Description: Determine the orientation for the Pro Stick
  • Options: Absolute, Camera Relative
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘absolute’ for consistent moves no matter the angle

Off-Ball Offense Mode

  • Description: Determine the orientation for off-ball moves
  • Options: Absolute, Camera Relative
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘absolute’ for consistent moves no matter the angle

Double Team Reaction

  • Description: Determine when offensive team detects and reacts to a double team
  • Options: Manual, Auto
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘manual’ for more control

Help Defense Button Function

  • Description: Determine the functionality of the help defense button
  • Options: Double Team, Call For Help
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Call for Pick And Roll Vs Fade

  • Description: Determine if AI will auto select to roll or fade according to players tendencies.
  • Options: Auto, Manual
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘manual’ for more control

Player Icons

  • Description: Determine if you want the buttons to appear on screen when using Icon Passing.
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Skip Pass

  • Description: Determine if you want to hold down the primary pass button to target a receiver farther away.
  • Options: Enabled, Disabled
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘enabled’

Icon Lead Passing

  • Description: Determine if you want to directionally lead your receiver with Passing Icons
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘on’ to have more control over where you want the receiver to catch the pass.

Pro Stick Pass Type

  • Description: Choose the type of pass you get when using Pro Stick Passing
  • Options: Normal, Flashy
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘normal’

Icon Passing

  • Description: Choose between Icon Passing control schemes
  • Options: Default, Full Receiver Control, Pass Type Control
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Receiver Control

  • Description: Choose how you want to control the receiver when holding the bounce button.
  • Options: Handoff/Pitch Pass, Full Receiver Control,
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Pro Stick Defense

  • Description: Determine the orientation when using the Pro Stick to play defense
  • Options: Absolute, Camera Relative
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘absolute’ for consistent defensive moves no matter the angle

Who To Guard

  • Description: An in-game indicator telling you who to guard in defensive situations
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: User preference, but turn off the who to guard arrow if you want less distraction

Defensive Assist Strength

  • Description: Determine the effectiveness of AI defensive movement assistance
  • Options: 0 thru 100
  • Rec’m: Set to 0 for more user control over defense

Boxout Assist Strength

  • Description: Determine the effectiveness of AI boxout assitance
  • Options: 0 thru 100
  • Rec’m: Set to 0 for more user control over rebounding

Pass Target Profile

  • Description: Use a pass target profile to customize the way pass targeting works
  • Options: Default, Openness, Direction
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Pass Target Direction

  • Description: Determine the weight of pass direction for pass targeting
  • Options: 1 thru 98
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Pass Target Distance

  • Description: Determine the weight of receiver distance for pass targeting
  • Options: 1 thru 98
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

Pass Target Openness

  • Description: Determine the weight of catch point openness for pass targeting
  • Options: 1 thru 98
  • Rec’m: None – User preference

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