NBA 2K18 Offense Controls Guide – Basic Offense, Dribbling, How to Perform

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NBA 2K18 Offense Controls

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 StickMove Player
Right Stick – Pro StickDribble Moves / Shooting / Passing
LTPost Up
RTSprint
LBBring up player Icons
RBIcon Pass
APass / Touch Pass
BBounce Pass (tap) / Flash Pass (Double Tap)
XShoot (tap for Pump Fake / Hop)
YOverhead Skip Pass (tap) / Alley-oop (Double Tap)
Up on D-PadGameplay HUD
Right on D-PadOffensive Strategies
Left on D-PadPlaycalling menu
ViewTimeout
MenuPause

Shooting Types

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.

Jump Shot
For a jump shot, move and hold Right Stick straight down. For Bankshot, hold it straight up.

Hop Gather
For Hop Gather, press X while driving. The Left Stick will determine the direction of your hop.

Spin Gather
To perform a Spin Gather, press RT, and Double Tap X while standing or driving.

Runner/Floater
For Runner/Floater, move and hold Right Stick away from hoop while driving close.

Normal Layup
For Normal Layup, move and hold Right Stick toward hoop while driving. Your Right Stick will determine finish hand.

Reverse Layup
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.

2-Hand Dunk
To perform a 2-Hand Dunk, press RT + Move and hold Right Stick toward the hoop during your driving.

Flashy Dunk
Press RT + Move and hold Right Stick away from hoop while you are driving to perform a Flashy Dunk.

Dominant/Off-Hand 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.

Pump Fake
You can Pump Fake by starting a jump shot and then quickly releasing Right Stick.

Step Through
Do a Pump fake, then press and hold Right Stick again before pump fake ends to perform a Step Through.

Putback Dunk/Layup
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.

Pass
A simple pass can be performed by pressing A. Aim Left Stick to select a recipient.

Bounce Pass
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.

Flashy 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.

Icon Pass
For the Icon Pass, press RB then press action button of the desired receiver.

Fake Pass
For a fake pass, press Y + B while standing or driving.

Jump Pass
For a Jump Pass, press X + A while standing or driving.

Alley Oop
To perform an Alley Oop, double tap Y. Use Left Stick to select the recipient, toward the basket for Oop-to-self.

Rolling Inbound
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.

Post Moves
To perform various Post Moves, use the following commands.

Enter/Leave Post
For Enter/Leave Post, simply press and hold LT to post up, release LT to face up.

Quick Spin
Rotate Right Stick to outside shoulder to perform a Quick Spin.

Hook Drive
For a Hook Drive, rotate Right Stick to inside shoulder.

Fakes
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.

Post Hook
For a Post Hook, move Right Stick left or right toward hoop at close range.

Post Fade
For a Post Fade, Right Stick left or right away from the hoop. This is to be done beyond close range.

Post Layup
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.

Shimmy Shot
Press RT + Right Stick away from the hoop with Left Stick neutral to perform a Shimmy Shot.

Shimmy Hook
Press RT + Right Stick toward the hoop with Left Stick neutral to perform a Shimmy Hook.

Post Hop
Move Left Stick left or right away from the hoop, then tap X to perform Post Hop.

Post Stepback
Move Left Stick away from hoop then tap X to perform a Post Stepback.

Dropstep
To perform a Dropstep, move Left Stick left or right toward the hoop, then tap X.

Pump Fake
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.

Dribbling Moves

To perform a dribbling move, use their respective controls.

Rhythm Dribble
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.

Crossover
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.

Behind Back
To perform a Behind Back, move Right Stick away from hoop and then quickly release.

Stepback
For a Stepback, press RT + move Right Stick away from the hoop and quickly release.

Spin
To perform a Spin, rotate Right Stick from ball hand around player’s back, then quickly return to neutral.

Half Spin
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.

Set Screen
Press B to set screen.

Call for Screen
Press Y to Call for Screen.

Post Up
Press and hold LT while standing or moving into a defender to Post Up.

Push
To Push, use Left Stick to push in a specific direction.

Spin
To spin, move Right Stick clockwise or counterclockwise while posted up.

Walkdown
To perform Walkdown, press Left Stick + Right Stick towards the defender.

Advanced Offense

Quick Playcall
Press LB and use Right Stick to select a play from the menu.

Positional Playcall
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!

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