NBA 2K23 Sliders: Realistic Gameplay Settings for MyLeague and MyNBA

We've got the best sliders to create a realistic NBA experience in 2K23 MyLeague and MyNBA.


As 2K Sports aims to constantly be at the top of the basketball video game food chain, it is paramount that the game designers make the experience as realistic as possible.

From recognizable faces to realistic interactions from body contact, every year gets closer to the real deal.


That being said, it is not uncommon for players to feel differently to the game makers as to how realistic the game experience is in the latest title.

To account for this, NBA 2K23 allows you to adjust the sliders and fine-tune the game to your liking, making gameplay harder, easier, or more realistic as possible.

This guide will teach you how to adjust your sliders and make recommendations on how to get a realistic experience by using the NBA 2K23 sliders.

What are NBA 2K23 sliders?

The NBA 2K23 sliders allow you to manipulate the gameplay. By shifting the sliders for aspects such as shot success and acceleration, you can alter the realism of the games in NBA 2K23, or just make it much easier to crush your foes.


How to change sliders in NBA 2K23

In NBA 2K23, you can find the sliders in the setting menus before heading into a game, finding them in the “options/features” section.

Similar to previous iterations of NBA 2K, you can toggle between the computer (CPU) and user settings. This means that you can make the game easier, harder, or balance it for yourself and your computer-controlled opponents.

What the NBA 2K23 Game Style slider changes

The first step in understanding the slider settings is to grasp the defined difficulties at play here.


The difficulties for game style can be adjusted for each subcategory as follows: Rookie, Pro, All-Star, Superstar, Hall of Fame, and Custom.

The difficulty levels mostly make inherent sense, with Rookie being the easy mode and Hall of Fame being ridiculously difficult.

In the Custom section, you can make exact adjustments to get things just the way that you like, which includes making a realistic experience in NBA 2K23.

Realistic gameplay sliders for 2K23

Use the following settings for the most realistic gameplay experience in 2K23:

  • Inside Shot Success: 40-50
  • Close Shot Success: 50-60
  • Mid-Range Success: 50-60
  • Three-Point Success: 50-60
  • Layup Success: 40-50
  • Dunk in Traffic Frequency: 75-85
  • Dunk in Traffic Success: 50-60
  • Pass Accuracy: 55-65
  • Alley-Oop Success: 55-65
  • Driving Contact Shot Frequency: 30-40
  • Layup Defense Strength (Takeoff): 85-95
  • Steal Success: 75-85
  • Layup Defense Strength (Release): 30-35
  • Jump Shot Defense Strength (Release): 20-30
  • Jump Shot Defense Strength (Gather): 20-30
  • Inside Contact Shot Frequency: 30-40
  • Help Defense Strength: 80-90
  • Acceleration: 45-55
  • Vertical: 45-55
  • Strength: 45-55
  • Stamina: 45-55
  • Speed: 45-55
  • Durability: 45-55
  • Hustle: 45-55
  • Ball Handling: 45-55
  • Hands: 45-55
  • Dunking Ability: 45-55
  • On-Ball Defense: 45-55
  • Stealing: 85-95
  • Blocking: 85-95
  • Offensive Awareness: 45-55
  • Defensive Awareness: 45-55
  • Offensive Rebounding: 20-30
  • Defensive Rebounding: 85-95
  • Offensive Consistency: 45-55
  • Defensive Consistency: 45-55
  • Fatigue Rate: 45-55
  • Lateral Quickness: 85-95
  • Take Inside Shots: 85-95
  • Take Close Shots: 10-15
  • Take Mid-Range Shots: 65-75
  • Take 3PT Shots: 50-60
  • Take 3PT Shots: 50-60
  • Post Shots: 85-95
  • Attack The Basket: 85-95
  • Look for Post Players: 85-95
  • Throw Alley-Oops: 85-95
  • Attempt Dunks: 85-95
  • Attempt Putbacks: 45-55
  • Play Passing Lanes: 10-20
  • Go for On-Ball Steals: 85-95
  • Contest Shots: 85-95
  • Backdoor Cuts: 45-55
  • Over The Back Foul: 85-95
  • Charging Foul: 85-95
  • Blocking Foul: 85-95
  • Reaching Foul: 85-95
  • Shooting Foul: 85-95
  • Loose Ball Foul: 85-95
  • Speed with Ball (Max Rating): 65-75
  • Speed with Ball (Min Rating): 30-40
  • Acceleration with Ball (Max Rating): 65-75
  • Acceleration with Ball (Min Rating): 30-40
  • Speed without Ball (Max Rating): 65-75
  • Speed without Ball (Max Rating): 65-75
  • Speed without Ball (Min Rating): 30-40
  • Acceleration without Ball (Max Rating): 65-75
  • Acceleration without Ball (Min Rating): 30-40

Realistic MyLeague and MyNBA simulation settings for 2K23

These are the settings for a realistic sim experience in MyLeague and MyNBA:

  • Player Fatigue Rate: 50-55
  • Player Recovery Rate: 45-50
  • Team Pace: 45-50
  • Team Fastbreak: 32-36
  • Possessions per game: 45-50
  • Shots: 45-50
  • Assists: 50-55
  • Steals: 50-55
  • Blocks: 45-50
  • Turnovers: 50-55
  • Fouls: 55-60
  • Injuries: 55-60
  • Dunk: 40-45
  • Layup: 55-60
  • Shot Close: 55-60
  • Shot Medium: 23-27
  • Shot Three: 77-83
  • Dunk %: 86-92
  • Layup %: 53-58
  • Close Range %: 50-55
  • Medium Range %: 45-50
  • Three Point %: 40-45
  • Free Throw %: 72-77
  • Shot Distribution: 50-55
  • Offensive Rebound Distribution: 50-55
  • Defensive Rebound Distribution: 40-45
  • Team Rebounds: 45-50
  • Assist Distribution: 40-45
  • Steal Distribution: 55-60
  • Block Distribution: 55-60
  • Foul Distribution: 55-60
  • Turnover Distribution: 45-50
  • Simulation Difficulty: 50-60
  • Trade Negotiation Difficulty: 70-80
  • Contract Negotiation Difficulty: 65-70
  • CPU Re-Signing Aggressiveness: 30-40
  • Morale Difficulty: 25-35
  • Morale Effects: 70-80
  • Chemistry Difficulty: 45-55
  • Chemistry Effects: 80-90
  • CPU Injury Frequency: 65-75
  • User Injury Frequency: 65-75
  • CPU Injury Effects: 30-40
  • User Injury Effects: 30-40
  • Trade Logic: On
  • Trade Deadline: On
  • Recently Signed Restrictions: On
  • Recently Traded Restrictions: On
  • Rookie Signing Restrictions: On
  • Financial Trade Rules: On
  • Stepien Rule: Off
  • Trade Override: Off
  • CPU Trade Offers: On
  • CPU-CPU Trades: On
  • Trade Approval: On
  • Trade Frequency: 35-45
  • Previously Traded Draft Picks: On
  • Simulation Difficulty: 45-55
  • Trade Negotiation Difficulty: 70-80
  • Contract Negotiation Difficulty: 65-75
  • CPU Re-Signing Aggressiveness: 30-40
  • Morale Difficulty: 20-30
  • Morale Effects: 70-80
  • Chemistry Difficulty: 45-55
  • Chemistry Effects: 80-90
  • CPU Injury Frequency: 65-75
  • User Injury Frequency: 60-70
  • CPU Injury Effects: 30-40
  • User Injury Effects: 30-40

Sliders explained

Below is an explanation of the sliders and what they do in 2K23.

  • Inside Shot Success: Change the success of inside shots
  • Close Shot Success: Change the success of close shots
  • Mid-Range Success: Change the success of mid-range shots
  • 3-PT Success: Change the success of 3 point shots
  • Layup Success: Change the success on layups
  • Shot Coverage Impact: Change the impact of being open or covered on all shots
  • Shot Timing Impact: Change the impact of shot meter timing
  • Dunk in Traffic Frequency: Change the frequency of dunks with nearby defenders
  • Dunk in Traffic Success: Change the success of dunks with nearby defenders
  • Pass Accuracy: Change the accuracy of passes
  • Alley-Oop Success: Change the success of alley-oops
  • Contact Shot Success: Change the success on contact shots
  • Ball Security: Controls how easily the ball is knocked free due to collision
  • Body-Up Sensitivity: Controls how sensitive the dribbler to defender collisions are
  • Past Speed: Tunes the relative release speed of all pass types
  • Driving Contact Shot Frequency: Change the frequency of contact shots when driving to the basket
  • Inside Contact Shot Frequency: Change the frequency of contact shots when shooting inside
  • Layup Defense Strength (Takeoff): Change the defensive impact against layups at takeoff
  • Layup Defense Strength (Release): Change the defensive Impact against layups at release
  • Jump Shot Defense Strength (Gather): Change the defensive impact against jump shots during gather
  • Jump Shot Defense Strength (Release) Change the defensive impact against jump shots at release
  • Help Defense Strength: Change the effectiveness of help defense
  • Steal Success: Change the success on steal attempts
  • Acceleration: Change the player’s quickness
  • Vertical: Change the player’s vertical jumping ability
  • Strength: Change the player’s strength
  • Stamina: Change the player’s stamina
  • Speed: Change the player’s speed
  • Durability: Change the player’s durability
  • Hustle: Change the player’s hustle
  • Ball Handling: Change the player’s ball handling skills
  • Hands: Change the player’s abilities to deflect passes
  • Dunking Ability: Change the player’s dunking abilities
  • On-Ball Defense: Change the player’s On-Ball defensive skills
  • Stealing: Change the player’s stealing abilities
  • Blocking: Change the player’s block shot abilities
  • Offensive Awareness: Change the player’s offensive awareness
  • Defensive Awareness: Change the player’s defensive awareness
  • Offensive Rebounding: Change the player’s offensive rebounding abilities
  • Defensive Rebounding: Change the player’s defensive rebounding abilities
  • Offensive Consistency: Change the player’s offensive consistency
  • Defensive Consistency: Change the player’s defensive consistency
  • Fatigue Rate: Change the rate at which players get fatigued
  • Lateral Quickness: Affects player agility while moving side-to-side on defense
  • Take Inside Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of taking inside shots
  • Take Close Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of taking close shots
  • Take Mid-Range Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of taking mid-range shots
  • Take 3PT Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of taking 3 point shots
  • Post Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of taking post shots
  • Attack the Basket: Change the player’s likelihood of driving to the basket
  • Look for Post Players: Change the player’s likelihood of passing to posting players
  • Throw Alley-Oops: Change the player’s likelihood of throwing alley-oop passes
  • Attempt Dunks: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting dunks
  • Attempt Putbacks: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting putback shots
  • Play Passing Lanes: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting to steal a pass
  • Go for On-Ball Steals: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting to steal the ball
  • Contest Shots: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting to contest a shot
  • Backdoor Cuts: Change the player’s likelihood of attempting to make backdoor cuts
  • Over the Back Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of over the back foul calls.
  • Charing Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of foul calls
  • Blocking Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of blocking foul calls
  • Reaching Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of reaching foul calls
  • Shooting Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of shooting foul calls
  • Loose Ball Foul Frequency: Change the frequency of loose ball foul calls
  • Illegal Screen Frequency: Change the frequency of illegal screen calls
  • Speed with Ball (Max rating): Controls the speed at which fast players move while dribbling
  • Speed with Ball (Min rating): Controls the speed at which slow players move while dribbling
  • Acceleration with Ball (Max rating): Controls the speed at which fast players accelerate while dribbling
  • Acceleration with Ball (Min rating): Controls the speed at which slow players accelerate while dribbling
  • Speed without Ball (Max rating): Controls the speed at which fast players move without the ball
  • Speed without Ball (Min rating): Controls the speed at which slow players move without the ball
  • Acceleration without Ball (Max rating): Controls the speed at which fast players accelerate without the ball
  • Acceleration without Ball (Min rating): Controls the speed at which slow players accelerate without the ball
  • Free Throw Difficulty: Determine how difficult it will be to make free throws during a game

Below are the slider categories and what they do in 2K.

Offense sliders: This subcategory essentially determines the likelihood of success when players attempt anything on offense. The sliders essentially determine how many points a team will likely score in any given game.

Defense sliders: For defense, players will want to adjust these 2K23 sliders to fit the style and flow of that they prefer. If you want a high scoring game, turn these down. If you prefer a more competitive game, turn these up. For a realistic experience, use the slider ranges above.

Attributes sliders: These sliders will determine how much of an impact individual player rating attributes will have on the game. It’s a useful setting if you prefer to create a more balanced game or if you want players to feel like gods on the court.

Tendencies sliders: This subcategory of sliders will impact the way that non-user controlled players will behave during the game. From more outside shooting to aggressive driving to the rim, these 2K23 sliders can affect the way that players approach the game.

Fouls sliders: These allow you to change the frequency of foul calls and prevent steal-spamming techniques, or allow for a more physical playstyle.

Movement sliders: These sliders impact the game significantly and really allow you to test your gaming reflexes. Movement sliders focus on making players move around the court at faster or slower speeds.

Now that you have the tools that you need to tailor the game just the way you like, feel free to experiment with the sliders to fit your play style, or stick to the slider settings shown above to get a realistic experience in NBA 2K23.

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