Advanced Controls Guide for NBA 2K22 for Xbox One & Xbox Series X - MGW | Video Game Guides, Cheats, Tips and Walkthroughs

Advanced Controls Guide for NBA 2K22 for Xbox One & Xbox Series X

Controls for Xbox One & Xbox Series X

All NBA 2K22 advanced controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series X are listed here, including post-moves, shooting, dribbling, and passing.

 

Note: To find a certain movement control Hold Ctrl and press F on the keyboard (Ctrl+F), or right-click (click the right mouse button) anywhere on the article and select Find (in this article).

 

 

Shooting

  • Jump Shot: Press and hold X. Or move and hold Right Stick then release

 

  • Bank Shot: Move and hold Right Stick up and release

 

  • Free Throw: Press and hold X or move and hold Right Stick then release

 

  • Normal Layup: Move and hold Right Stick up while driving

 

  • Runner / Floater: Move and hold Right Stick down (while driving in close range)

 

  • Reverse Layup: Move and hold Right Stick right while driving along the right baseline

 

  • Euro Step Layup – Move and hold Right Stick down left while driving with the ball in the right hand. Or Double tap X while driving while holding Left Stick toward the off-hand.

 

  • Cradle Layup: Move and hold Right Stick down right while driving with the ball in the right hand. Or Double tap X while driving while holding Left Stick toward the ball hand.

 

  • 2-Hand Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick up while driving

 

  • Dominant / Off-Hand Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick left or right. The Right Stick direction determines the dunking hand

 

  • Flashy Dunk: RT + Move and hold Right Stick down (while driving)

 

  • Pump Fake: tap X or quickly move and release Right Stick

 

  • Hop Gather: RT + Move and hold Right Stick down left or right. Or tap X while dribbling with Left Stick deflected

 

  • Spin Gather: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then hold while driving with the ball in the right hand. Or Hold RT +Double tap X

 

  • Half Spin Gather: Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then hold while driving with the ball in the right hand

 

  • Step-Through: Pump fake, then press and hold Right Stick in any direction before pump fake ends. Or pump fake, then press and hold X

 

  • Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, move Right Stick in any direction while in the air

 

  • Putback Dunk / Layup: Press X or Move and hold Right Stick in any direction when attempting an offensive rebound

 

 

Dribbling

  • Sprint: Hold RT + Move Left Stick in any direction

 

  • Signature Size-up Chains: Perform standing dribbling moves in rapid succession to trigger special signature size-up combo moves

 

  • In and Out: RT + Move Right Stick up then quickly release

 

  • Hesitation: Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Hesitation (Escape): RT + Move Right Stick right then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Crossover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Crossover to Hesitation Escape: RT + Move Right Stick left then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Between Legs Cross: Move Right Stick down left then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Behind the Back: Move Right Stick down then quickly release

 

  • Behind the Back Wrap Escape: RT + move Right Stick then quickly release while standing to dribble

 

  • Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick down then quickly release while driving

 

  • Spin: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Half Spin: Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from right to up then quickly release when dribbling with the right hand

 

  • Hard Stop / Stutter: Tap LT while driving for a quick change of speed to break a defender off and set up an open shot. It’s also useful for freezing them for a stop-and-go blowby to the hoop.

 

  • Hold Off Defenders: Holding LT allows you to use your body to shield off defenders while dribbling. Use it against trailing defenders to prevent them from getting around you, making it easier to finish at the rim

 

  • Triple Threat Side Jab: Move Right Stick right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

 

  • Triple Threat Front Jab: Move Right Stick up right then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

 

  • Triple Threat Quick Jab: Move Right Stick up then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Mid-Stepover: Move Right Stick up left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

 

  • Triple Threat Full-Stepover: Move Right Stick left then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

 

  • Triple Threat Pump Fake: Move Right Stick down then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Side Hesitation: RT + Move Right Stick left or right then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Attack Hesitation: RT + move Right Stick up left or up right then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Start Dribble: RT + Move Right Stick up then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Stepback: RT + Move Right Stick down then quickly release

 

  • Triple Threat Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick clockwise then quickly release (with left pivot foot established)

 

  • Triple Threat Cross Spin-Out: Rotate Right Stick counter-clockwise then quickly release (With left pivot foot established)

 

 

Passing

  • Normal Pass: Press A. Left Stick selects the receiver

 

  • Bounce Pass: Press B. Left Stick selects the receiver

 

  • Lob Pass: Press Y (Left Stick selects receiver)

 

  • Skip Pass: Hold A to target a receiver farther away

 

  • Fake Pass: Y + B (while standing or driving to the hoop)

 

  • Jump Pass: X + A (while standing or driving to the hoop)

 

  • Icon Pass: Press RB then press the action button of the desired receiver. Left Stick selects the receiver

 

  • Flashy Pass: Double-tap B. Left Stick selects receiver.

 

  • Alley-oop: Double-tap Y. Left Stick selects receiver.

 

  • Alley-oop to Self: Double-tap Y + Move Left Stick toward the hoop

 

  • Lead to Basket Pass: Press and hold Y. Left Stick selects receiver. then release to pass

 

  • Full Receiver Control: Press and hold B, use Left Stick to move the selected recipient then release B to pass (Full Receiver Control must be enabled in Controller Settings)

 

  • Touch Pass: Press A before the initial receiver gets the ball (Left Stick selects receiver)

 

  • Pro Stick Pass: RB + Right Stick

 

  • Give and Go: Press and hold A to retain control of passer, release A to receive the ball back

 

  • Rolling Inbound: Y during baseline inbounds when no defenders are present

 

 

Post-Moves

  • Enter / Leave Post: Press and hold LT to post up, release LT to faceup

 

  • Post Pivot: Press and hold LT to post up. Move Left Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball)

 

  • Drive to Key: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left Stick toward the key then quickly release LT

 

  • Drive to Baseline: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left toward the baseline then quickly release LT

 

  • Drop Step: Hold LT to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left or right toward the hoop then tap X

 

  • Spin or Drive: Hold LT to post up. Then, rotate Right Stick to either shoulder

 

  • Switch Facing: Hold LT to post up. Move Right Stick up then quickly release

 

  • Spin or Drive Stepback: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick left or right then quickly release

 

  • Jab Stepback: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick up then quickly release

 

  • Straight Stepback: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Right Stick down then quickly release

 

  • Aggressive Backdown: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT + Left Stick toward the defender

 

  • Avoid Steal: Hold LT to post up. Move Right Stick down and quickly release (while holding the ball)

 

  • Post Layup: Hold LT to post up. Move Left Stick toward the hoop + hold Right Stick up left or upright

 

  • Post Hook: Hold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, move and hold Right Stick up left or upright

 

  • Post Fade: Hold LT to post up. Move and hold Right Stick left or right away from the hoop

 

  • Post-Shimmy Hook: Hold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold RT + Move and hold Right Stick up left or up right

 

  • Post-Shimmy Fade: Hold LT to post up. With Left Stick neutral, hold RT + Move and hold Right Stick down left or downright

 

  • Post Hop: Hold LT to post up. Move and hold Left Stick left, right, or down then tap X

 

  • Post Pump Fake: Hold LT to post up. Move Right Stick in any direction then quickly release (while holding the ball)

 

  • Post Up and Under: Hold LT to post up. Use Right Stick to pump fake, then let go of LT and quickly move and hold Right Stick again before the pump fake ends.

 

  • Post Dunk Attempt: Hold LT to post up. Hold RT and move Left Stick + Right Stick up

 

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