NBA 2K22 Shot Meter Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Become a master of putting points up on the board with this NBA 2K22 guide to the all-important shot meter.


In NBA 2K22, there are a great many ways to beat any opponent. Through all the contrasting approaches, however, the one key aspect that must be mastered is timing jumpshots.

Some prefer not to use a shot meter and prefer just to adopt a rhythm. It could become a distraction on the screen, but the shot meter is an incredible indicator that can show a beginner how to “green” or find the perfect release for the jumpshot of the players that they continually use.


So, these are a few tips to maximize the shot meter in NBA 2K22.

What is the shot meter and how do you use it in NBA 2K22?

The shot meter is used as a guide and an indicator to show the effectiveness of jumpshots in NBA 2K22. As previously mentioned, some decide not to use it, but the purpose of the shot meter is to help you to convert consistent jumpshots in the game.

The shot meter in NBA 2K22 is more customizable compared to the previous iterations. The major changes revolve around the change of color and sounds produced. For the experts, it may not really matter, but the shot meter is an integral tool to help a person to master the timing of jumpshots.

How do you get a perfect shot in 2k22?

The perfect jump shot occurs when you release it on the apex of their player’s release. The challenge is that different players from any team could have different timing and peaks on their release.


Getting a perfect shot in NBA 2K22 isn’t an easy feat, especially if the difficulty is set to Superstar or Hall of Fame. To find the perfect release, you’ll need to practice a lot and experience taking jumpshots with several different players.

How do you turn your shot meter on or off in 2K22?

To turn the shot meter on or off in NBA 2K22, you need to:

  • Go to the Main Menu and then select Features;
  • Next, click on Controller Settings and scroll down to Shot Meter;
  • Use the left or right input to switch the Shot Meter option to Off or On.

In this Controller Settings section, anyone can experiment with the settings that they prefer for the shot meter, such as by turning it off or changing how it looks during the game.


Can you change your shot meter in 2K22?

You can customize your shot meter by altering its color, sounds, and vibration features. Change the settings on Shot Meter, Shot Timing, Perfect Release, and Perfect Release SFX to change your shot meter in NBA 2K22. You can find the NBA 2K22 shot meter settings within the Controller Settings menu.

How to make the shot meter bigger in 2K22

The shot meter in NBA 2K22 cannot be manually changed to increase in size. However, the shot meter does automatically increase in size if the player is open as opposed to attempting a jumpshot while two defenders are all over them.

Is there a dunk meter in 2K22 current-gen?

Yes, the dunk meter is in the current-gen (PS4 and Xbox One) version of NBA 2K22. The dunk meter is a new feature that gives players a more dynamic and freely experimental experience.

When R2 is pressed toward the basket, you must put the right stick downward and make sure that the stick is released when the mark is between the green lines. Additionally, on greater difficulties, the space to release at the proper timing decreases. It is a tremendous addition to the game, but it is challenging to master.

What are the best shot meter settings in 2K22?

While shot meter settings preferences can vary greatly, the main goal is to convert buckets constantly. So, these are our picks for the best shot meter settings for beginners and veterans to NBA 2K22.

For beginners:

  • Turn on shot meter for jump shots and not layups.
  • Make the color light so that it is easily seen.
  • Turn the shot meter off on for free throws.
  • Use the Square (PlayStation) or X (Xbox) button for shooting.
  • Sound doesn’t really matter.

For veterans:

  • Turn off the shot meter for jump shots, layups, and free throws.
  • Rely on the timings for players.
  • Use the Square (PlayStation) or X (Xbox) button for shooting.

How to fix your NBA 2K22 shot meter if it is not working

To fix the shot meter, go to the Controller Settings and turn the Shot Meter option from Off to On. There is a tendency for players to experiment with different approaches with the shot meter, so it is best to check before playing a game and double-check that the shot meter is working with your preferred settings.

How to change the color of the shot meter in 2K22?

To change the color of the shot meter in NBA 2K22, you need to:

  • Go to the Main Menu and then select Features;
  • Next, click on Controller Settings and scroll down to Shot Meter Color;
  • Use the left or right input to switch the Shot Meter Color option to your preferred color.

We suggest that you select an eye-catching color because it will be easier to find the mark at the peak of the jumpshot if it’s clearer to see in-game.

The shot meter is an excellent way to aid the development of a gamer in NBA 2K22. There isn’t a simple answer to being able to compete with the greatest in this game, but mastering the shot meter gives you a massive opportunity to wreak havoc with any team or player.


Diego Dios

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