NBA 2K24 Controller Settings Explained & Recommendations

Like the name suggests, NBA 2K24 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 2K24.

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Vibration

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

Shot Timing

  • Description: Determine how user timing affects shot in game
  • Options: Shots only, Layups only, Real Player %, Shots and Layups
  • Rec’m: ‘Shots only’ or ‘Shots and Layups’ if you’re an advanced player

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 more control over the FT success rate

Shot Timing Visual Cue

  • Description: Set your preferred animation cue to release the button during a jump shot
  • Options: Push, Release, Jump, Set Point
  • Rec’m: User Preference, depends on each jumpshot and your personal shooting tendencies. Check out the shooting guide for more info on Visual Cues.

Jump Shot Meter

  • Description: Choose if you want the Shot Meter turned ON or OFF for Shots
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘Off’ or ‘Free Throw Only’ for a boost to your jumpshots

Layup Meter

  • Description: Choose if you want the Shot Meter turned ON or OFF for Layups
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘On’ if you’re an advanced player

Free Throw Meter

  • Description: Choose if you want the Shot Meter turned ON or OFF for Free Throws
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: ‘On’

Shot Meter Input Type

  • Description: Choose when the Shot Meter is displayed based on the type of controller input
  • Options: All, Shot button Only, Pro Stick Only
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Shot Meter Style

  • Description: Set your preferred Shot Meter type
  • Options: Curved Bar, Funnel, Straight, Arrow, Comet, Tusk, Pill
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Shot Meter Location

  • Description: Set your preferred Shot Meter location
  • Options: To The Side, By The Head, Below Feet
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Shot Meter Size

  • Description: Set your preferred Shot Meter size
  • Options: Small, Medium, Large
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Shot Meter Color

  • Description: Set your preferred Shot Meter color
  • Options: Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Red, Blue,
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Perfect Release

  • Description: Choose if you want the Perfect Release animation turned ON or OFF
  • Options: Flame, Ball
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Perfect Release Location

  • Description: Set your preferred Perfect Release location
  • Options: By The Rim, Left Side, Right Side, Above Player
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Perfect Release SFX

  • Description: Set your preferred Perfect Release Sound Effect
  • Options: None, Catch Fire, Metal Clank, Laser, Fireworks, Jazzy Pop, Surprise! Power Blast, Angelic, Cash Register, Hollow Bang, Space Laser, Glass Break, Bucket, Money Machine, Sparkle, Whip, Sword Sheath, Eagle Screech, Water Bubbles, Future, Space Zap, Cartoon, Exhale, Tiger Growl, Futuristic Bass, Horn, UFO Door, Plastic Wrap, Whistle, Record Scratch, Vintage Space 1, Vintage Space 2, Glitter, 80’s Hip Hop, Horse Neigh
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Player Indicator

  • Description: Choose if you want the Player Indicator turned ON or OFF
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Player Indicator Style

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

Player Indicator Size

  • Description: Set your preferred Player Indicator size
  • Options: Small, Medium, Large
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Player Indicator Color

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

Turbo/Fatigue Meter

  • Description: Turn the Turbo/Fatigue meter on or off
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: On

Turbo/Fatigue Meter Size

  • Description: Set your preferred Turbo/Fatigue meter size
  • Options: Small, Medium, Large
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Turbo/Fatigue Meter Location

  • Description: Set your preferred Turbo/Fatigue meter location
  • Options: On Floor, Above Head, Left of Player, Right of Player
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

Turbo/Fatigue Affiliation Icon

  • Description: Enable or disable the Affiliation icon on the Turbo/Fatigue meter
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: None – User Preference

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: On

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: Receiver Get Open, Full Receiver Control, Handoff/Pitch Pass
  • 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

Shading Indicator

  • Description: Turn the onball shading indicator on or off
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘On’ to see shading indicator

Who To Guard

  • Description: An in-game indicator telling you who to guard in defensive situations
  • Options: On, Off
  • Rec’m: Set to ‘On’ if you’re a beginner, set to ‘Off’ if you’re advanced and 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 assistance
  • 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, Custom
  • 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