Best Takeovers In NBA 2K23

During your MyCareer journey in NBA 2K23, you can equip two takeovers at a time which are a new gameplay...

During your MyCareer journey in NBA 2K23, you can equip two takeovers at a time which are a new gameplay mechanic in the game.

Takeovers are essentially special abilities that you can activate for certain boosts or bonuses on the court. You must, however, first charge your takeover meter, which is something we will explain later on in the following guide.

Best takeovers to pick in NBA 2K23

Here are some of the best picks for Takeovers in NBA 2K23 which you can use with your build regardless of whether you’re playing in the current-gen or the next-gen version.

If we talk about the current-gen takeovers though, it would be safe to say that they have been pretty much balanced throughout the years. The exception now is that since you can double up on the takeovers, some of them can be subject to change, making it slightly more challenging to choose the right takeover as opposed to next-gen takeovers.

Regardless of that, some of the takeovers that were quite useful back then still retain their place among the best, which include lockdown, playmaker, slasher, and especially the sharp takeover.

Advance Post Moves/Post Breakdowns

Advance Post Moves takeover highly increases your chances of beating a defender with post-moves. Getting around defenders becomes child’s play when using Advance Post Moves.


Post Breakdown assists in pushing off the defender and then posting up for a shot. Both Takeovers help tremendously in post-games. We highly recommend using one of them if you are struggling with post-game.

Post Shot Daggers

The overall scoring potential is boosted when using this takeover. Performing hooks fades, and shimmy shots become relatively easy. Another Takeover to spice up your post-game.

Easy Blowbys

You can easily cross up and blow by any player off the dribble using this takeover. Especially when paired with the bully badge you will become unstoppable in your finishing.

Negative impact

The defensive impact on pull-ups and other skill shots is dramatically decreased. It pretty much allows you to take a shot of any type while also granting you the ability to “fade” and “green” it.

Limitless Range

Your max shooting range is extended while using this takeover. This allows you to take shots that other players can’t and make you a constant threat no matter where you are standing on the court. With this takeover, think of yourself like Lillard, an absolute threat from deep, forcing the top defender to push slightly farther and leave the zone open behind him.

A badge is also available for limitless range, but it’s locked behind many three-pointer attribute points.

Anklebreaking Shots

This takeover allows you to perform back-step jumpers and make the opponent defends lose balance when you perform a dribbling move. Also, getting a hall of fame on this takeover is very easy, making it one of the best takeovers in NBA 2K23.

However, you won’t be able to pull it off cleanly unless you know how to dribble in NBA 2K23.

Power Backdowns

This takeover makes it way easier for Post Scorers to push defenders out of the way when posting up. You’ll see a lot of players using these as it makes inside scoring a piece of cake if there’s a weaker center in the paint.

Enhanced Jump Shot Contests

Given that shooting is a skill that takes quite a lot of time to learn in NBA 2K23 as opposed to previous years, you could really use this takeover to lock down shooters. This takeover assists your Lockdown Defenders in contesting shots, hindering the opposing shooter from making a well-timed, green shot.

Finishing Moves

This takeover makes it easier for you to absorb contact and finish at the rim even when contested. This is the perfect takeovers for Slashers that are relatively weaker at finishing at the rim, as it now allows them to score from inside the paint as well.

Next-Gen Takeovers ranked in NBA 2BA 2K23

NBA 2K23 next-gen takeovers ranked

Current-Gen Takeovers ranked in NBA 2BA 2K23

NBA 2K23 current-gen takeovers ranked

How to activate Takeovers in NBA 2K23

Once you have filled the Takeover meter to the max, you will be able to see it on top of the screen. It will be hard to miss because the meter will be on fire.

Simply press your action button to activate the takeover meter.

To fill up the takeover meter, you need to make good shots, score assists, defend and snag rebounds. Do take note that making bad shots will decrease your takeover meter.

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