NBA 2K14 Guide – VC Cheats, Tips, Tricks, Skills and Tutorials


NBA 2K14 is the latest installment in NBA franchise developed by Visual Concepts for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. The game is also slated to release on forthcoming Xbox One and Playstation 4.

The game has received positive reviews from the critics and has been defined as the best NBA game to date.

In this guide; I will be sharing tips for executing different shots in the game, tricks to earn additional VC effortlessly, Michael Jordan Dunking Tutorial, and Signature Skills at different players’ disposal.

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you find anything missing or confusing!

NBA 2K14 Guide

Shoots

With each installment in NBA franchise; the controllers get change to some extent. This portion of the guide will help on executing different kinds of shoots while using your analogue stick.

I have tried to sum all the possible ways of executing shots; but still, if you find anything missing. Let us know in the Comment Section below!

Jump Shot
A simple jump shot is fairly easy to execute using your analogue stick. All you need to do is to hold the right analogue stick in any direction and then release it.

Faking
Pumping fake is an amazing way of getting rid of those defenders and make your way towards scoring a basket. Pumping fake works exactly like Jump Shot but you will have to release the right analogue stick a bit quickly before your player scores.

Runner and Floater
Running and Floater is basically scoring a basket while running. To do is; you will have to hold your right analogue stick in the opposite direction of your opponent’s loop.

Stepback Jumper
Stepback Jumper is another great shot to deceiver your opponent defenders. However, you will need precise timing to pull it off!

To do this; simply run towards the opponent’s loop and just as your enter the paint area; hold the right analogue stick in the opposite direction and your player will perform a Stepback Jumper.

Hop Step
This shot is also known as Hop Gather and is fairly simple to perform. It can be executed by continuously tapping X or Circle while running towards your opponent’s loop. Once you get into the paint area; your player will automatically score the basket.

Half Spin Shot
Half Spin Shot is a very effective shot against a variety of players and is quite easy to do so! In order to do this; you will have to rotate the right analogue stick in quarter circle from your ball-hand to the hoop and then back to your ball-hand.

Layup
This is a regular layup shot which can be performed by simply holding the right analogue stick in the direction of the loop while in the paint area.

Euro Step Layout
Euro Step Layout is a whole lot different from normal layup and requires you to hold right analogue stick in either left or right direction while moving.

Note that; you can’t hold sprint button while driving or your shot will NOT be executed.

Hop Step Layup
This can be done by holding down RT or R2 while running towards the hoop and hold right analogue stick in either left or right direction.

Reverse Layup
To perform the Reverse Layup, you will need to hold right analogue stick while driving baseline and point the analogue stick towards the baseline.

Simple Dunk
Hold the RT and as soon as you get in the paint area hold the right analogue stick in the upward direction as soon as you enter the paint area.

Mid-Air Shot Changing
Yet another great trick to shove those defenders off your back is by changing your shots in the mid-air. It can be done by simply executing a normal Dunk or Layup and when your player reaches the mid-air; hold the right analogue stick in any direction.

Michael Jordan Free Throw Line Dunk

The first thing you will have to do is to open up the Options Menu and then to Manage Roster and select Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls.

After you have done so; go to the Signature and then to Dunks and Layups. Here; you will need to equip Historic Jordan and hit the Start button to save your settings.

Now go to the Practice and try to hit X or Circle before the free throw line. It might seem difficult at the beginning but you will get hold of it with time and practice.

Hitting X or Circle is before the Free Throw Line is very crucial; otherwise, you will NOT be able to pull off the move.

How to Get VC Quickly

In order to get VC quickly; the first thing that you will have to do is to change the Quarter Length to six minutes. After changing your settings; start a quick match between two random teams. It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose; it’s going to work either way.

Once the game starts; go all the way to NBA Rules and turn off Shot Clock, 8 Seconds Half Court, 3 in the Key, DEF 3 in the Key, and 5 Seconds Back to Basket.

After you have done it all; switch sides to the other team and disable whatever it asks you to! And switch your sides again. Once the game begins, wait for a foul (Regardless of the difficulty). Once the ball is in your court; kick back and relax and see that VC flowing in!

The opponent team will not bother you in any way! However, keep an eye on the game once in a while.

Once the game has around 40 settings left in the game; save and exit the game. You can then load the game anytime to earn that additional VC. You can repeat this process as much as you want! Winning or losing the game doesn’t matter; you will get the VC anytime.

If you need any help regarding this; Comment Below and we will help you out!

Signature Skills

Check out our NBA 2K14 Signature Skills guide to know more about each Signature Skill in the game. Below; we have compiled a list of players with 5 Signature Skills at their disposal:

Kemba Walker (83)
Team: Charlotte Bobcats

  • Charge Card
  • Pick & Roll Maestro
  • Finisher
  • Pick Pocket
  • Acrobat

Derrick Rose (92)
Team: Chicago Bull

  • Acrobat
  • One-Man Fastbreak
  • Pick & Roll Maestro
  • Finisher
  • Closer

Joakim Noah (82)
Team: Chicago Bulls

  • Post Playmaker
  • Scrapper
  • Bruiser
  • Tenacious Reb.
  • Defensive Anchor

Kyrie Irving (89)
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Finisher
  • Acrobat
  • Ankle Breaker
  • Shot Creator
  • Closer

Rajon Rondo (90)
Team: Boston Celtics

  • Pick Pocket
  • Dimer
  • Pick & Roll Maestro
  • Flashy Passer
  • Floor General

Chris Paul (93)
Team: Los Angeles Clippers

  • Dimer
  • Floor General
  • Pick Pocket
  • Pick & Roll Maestro
  • Closer

Blake Griffin (84)
Team: Los Angeles Clippers

  • Posterizer
  • Post Playmaker
  • Finisher
  • Highlight Film
  • Screen Outlet

Jamal Crawford (80)
Team: Los Angeles Clippers

  • Ankle Breaker
  • Catch & Shoot
  • Pick Dodger
  • Closer
  • Microwave

Mike Conley (83)
Team: Memphis Grizzlies

  • Pick Pocket
  • Interceptor
  • Acrobat
  • Closer
  • Floor General

Marc Gasol (82)
Team: Memphis Grizzlies

  • Def. Anchor
  • Post Playmaker
  • Brick Wall
  • Screen Outler
  • Bruiser

LeBron James (99)
Team: Miami Heat

  • Finisher
  • Chasedown Artist
  • Dimer
  • Lockdown Def.
  • LeBron Coast to Coast

Dwyane Wade (91)
Team: Miami Heat

  • Shot Creator
  • Interceptor
  • Closer
  • Deadeye
  • Pick & Roll Maestro

DeMarcus Cousins (80)
Team: Sacramento Kings

  • Finisher
  • Bruiser
  • Break Starter
  • Hustle Points
  • Tenacious Reb.

Carmelo Anthony (91)
Team: New York Knicks

  • Shot Creator
  • Finisher
  • Deadeye
  • Closer
  • Microwave

Kobe Bryant (93)
Team: Los Angeles Lakers

  • Shot Creator
  • Deadeye
  • Closer
  • Heat Retention
  • Finisher

Steve Nash (80)
Team: Los Angeles Lakers

  • Flashy Passer
  • Dimer
  • Catch and Shoot
  • Pick & Roll Maestro
  • Floor General

Monta Ellis (85)
Team: Dallas Mavericks

  • Acrobat
  • Interceptor
  • Finisher
  • Closer One-Man
  • Fastbreak

Note: Rating of each player is mentioned right next to their names!

By Arslan Tufail

Arslan is a competitive Tekken and Call of Duty player and crushes pretty much everyone at the office in these games. He loves reading and writing about games and is deathly allergic to half-boiled potatoes.


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    • Just Meomz

      this did happen to me but you just have to wait for a patch

    • Shortaaaa26

      I’m having trouble gaining the VC please help!!

    • Bleah Bloobly

      Considering the lowest the quarter times go is 6 minutes, it’s gonna be pretty difficult to turn it to 1 minute quarters.