NBA 2K18 Offense Controls Guide – Basic Offense, Dribbling, How to Perform
In this NBA 2K18 Offense Controls Guide, we will guide you on offense controls in NBA 2K18. It is very important that you learn all the offensive moves and different types of dribbling if you really want to stand out from the crowd.
Knowing your offense controls in BNA 2K18 can work to your advantage and in this guide, we will cover everything from including dribbling moves, offense controls and more.
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NBA 2K18 Offense Controls Guide details everything that you need to know about offensive controls and dribbling moves in NBA 2K18.
Offense Controls – Basic Offense
In this section, we have listed all the basic offense controls that are set by default in NBA 2K18. You can switch them anytime in the options.
|Left Stick||Move Player|
|Right Stick – Pro Stick||Dribble Moves / Shooting / Passing|
|LB||Bring up player Icons|
|A||Pass / Touch Pass|
|B||Bounce Pass (tap) / Flash Pass (Double Tap)|
|X||Shoot (tap for Pump Fake / Hop)|
|Y||Overhead Skip Pass (tap) / Alley-oop (Double Tap)|
|Up on D-Pad||Gameplay HUD|
|Right on D-Pad||Offensive Strategies|
|Left on D-Pad||Playcalling menu|
There are many different types of shooting that you can perform in NBA 2K18. Here we have listed them all and how you can perform them.
For a jump shot, move and hold Right Stick straight down. For Bankshot, hold it straight up.
For Hop Gather, press X while driving. The Left Stick will determine the direction of your hop.
To perform a Spin Gather, press RT, and Double Tap X while standing or driving.
For Runner/Floater, move and hold Right Stick away from hoop while driving close.
For Normal Layup, move and hold Right Stick toward hoop while driving. Your Right Stick will determine finish hand.
To perform a Reverse Layup, move and hold Right Stick toward baseline while you are driving baseline.
Euro Step Layup
Double tapping X while driving which perform a Euro Step Layup.
To perform a 2-Hand Dunk, press RT + Move and hold Right Stick toward the hoop during your driving.
Press RT + Move and hold Right Stick away from hoop while you are driving to perform a Flashy Dunk.
Press RT + Move and hold Right Stick left or right to dunk with that hand while you are driving for a Dominant/Off-Hand Dunk.
Mid-Air Change Shot
You can perform a Mid-Air Change Shot, start dunk/layup and move Right Stick in any direction while in the air.
You can Pump Fake by starting a jump shot and then quickly releasing Right Stick.
Do a Pump fake, then press and hold Right Stick again before pump fake ends to perform a Step Through.
You can perform a Putback Dunk/Layup by moving and holding the Right Stick in any direction during an offensive rebound.
Types of Passing
Passing is an important element in NBA 2K18. We have listed all buttons and different types of passes that you can avail in NBA 2K18.
A simple pass can be performed by pressing A. Aim Left Stick to select a recipient.
Press B for bounce pass with directing left stick to select recipient.
Overhead Skip Pass
Pressing Y will initiate an Overhead Skip Pass and use Left Stick to select a recipient.
Lead to Basket Pass
For a Lead to Basket Pass, press and hold Y and aim with Left Stick to select a recipient. Then release to pass.
For a Flashy Pass, simply double tap B with selecting your recipient with your left stick.
Dribble Pitch / Handoff
For a Dribble Pitch / Handoff, press and hold B, choose the recipient with the left stick then release to pass.
For the Icon Pass, press RB then press action button of the desired receiver.
For a fake pass, press Y + B while standing or driving.
For a Jump Pass, press X + A while standing or driving.
To perform an Alley Oop, double tap Y. Use Left Stick to select the recipient, toward the basket for Oop-to-self.
You can perform a Rolling Inbound with Y during baseline inbounds.
Give and Go
For a Give and Go Pass, press and hold A to retain control of passer, release A to receive the ball back. Good for fooling around with the opposition.
Pro Stick Pass
Press RB with Right Stick to perform a Pro Stick Pass.
To perform various Post Moves, use the following commands.
For Enter/Leave Post, simply press and hold LT to post up, release LT to face up.
Rotate Right Stick to outside shoulder to perform a Quick Spin.
For a Hook Drive, rotate Right Stick to inside shoulder.
To perform Fakes, move Right Stick left or right and quickly release.
Pick Up Dribble
You can perform a Pick Up Dribble, move Right Stick toward the hoop and quickly release.
Switch Dribble Hand
Move Right Stick away from the hoop and quickly release to perform a Switch Dibble Hand.
For a Post Hook, move Right Stick left or right toward hoop at close range.
For a Post Fade, Right Stick left or right away from the hoop. This is to be done beyond close range.
To perform a Post Layup, move and hold Right Stick left or right toward hoop at close range while Left Stick is toward the hoop.
Press RT + Right Stick away from the hoop with Left Stick neutral to perform a Shimmy Shot.
Press RT + Right Stick toward the hoop with Left Stick neutral to perform a Shimmy Hook.
Move Left Stick left or right away from the hoop, then tap X to perform Post Hop.
Move Left Stick away from hoop then tap X to perform a Post Stepback.
To perform a Dropstep, move Left Stick left or right toward the hoop, then tap X.
To perform a Pump Fake, start a shot listed above, and then move Right Stick to neutral.
Up and Under/Step Through
You need to do a Pump fake, then Right Stick again before pump fake ends to perform an Up and Under/Step Through.
To perform a dribbling move, use their respective controls.
To perform a Rhythm Dribble, move Right Stick toward hoop then quickly release.
In and Out
To perform an In and Out Dribble, press RT + move Right Stick toward the hoop and quickly release.
Hesitation – Quick
To perform a Hesitation Dribble (Quick), Move Right Stick toward ball hand and quickly release.
Hesitation – Escape
To perform a Hesitation Escape Dribble, press RT + move Right Stick toward ball hand and quickly release.
To perform a Crossover, move Right Stick toward off hand and quickly release.
Crossover – Escape
Press RT, move Right Stick toward off hand, and quickly release to perform a Crossover Escape Dribble.
Between Legs Cross
To perform a Between Legs Cross, move Right Stick between off hand and player’s back and quickly release.
To perform a Behind Back, move Right Stick away from hoop and then quickly release.
For a Stepback, press RT + move Right Stick away from the hoop and quickly release.
To perform a Spin, rotate Right Stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral.
Rotate Right Stick in a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop and quickly return to neutral to perform a Half Spin.
Triple Threat Jab
To perform a Triple Threat Jab, move Right Stick left or right then quickly release (while in triple threat).
Triple Threat Combo Move
Move Right Stick toward the hoop then quickly release while in a triple threat to perform a Triple Threat Combo Move.
Triple Threat Stepback
Press RT + move Right Stick away from the hoop and quickly release while in a triple threat to perform a Triple Threat Stepback.
Triple Threat Spinout
Rotate Right Stick then quickly return to neutral during a triple threat to perform a Triple Threat Spinout.
Off-Ball Offense Moves
NBA 2K18 has many Off-Ball Offense moves and we have listed them all below:
Call for Ball
Press A to Call for Ball.
Call for Alley-Oop
To call for Alley-Oop, double tap Y while cutting toward the hoop.
Press B to set screen.
Call for Screen
Press Y to Call for Screen.
Press and hold LT while standing or moving into a defender to Post Up.
To Push, use Left Stick to push in a specific direction.
To spin, move Right Stick clockwise or counterclockwise while posted up.
To perform Walkdown, press Left Stick + Right Stick towards the defender.
Press LB and use Right Stick to select a play from the menu.
Press LB and press teammate’s action button. Choose desired play from menu.
Basic Pick Control
Press and hold LB for basic pick control.
Advanced Pick Control
For Advanced Pick Control. Press and hold LB. Use RB to choose Roll vs. Fade and RT to choose pick side.
Icon Pick Control
For Icon Pick Control press LB and hold the action button of the desired screener.
Slip Screen and Early Fade
For Slip Screen and Early Fade, first call for press LB again at any time before the screener is hit to have him slip or fade early.
This concludes our NBA 2K18 Offense Controls Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!