Best Takeovers In NBA 2K23

Takeovers allow you to get a temporary boost on the court for combo moves in NBA 2K23. Here are the best of them that you need to consider.

During your MyCareer journey in NBA 2K23, you can equip two takeovers at a time, a new gameplay mechanic. Takeovers are special abilities you can activate for boosts or bonuses on the court. However, charge your takeover meter initially, which we will explain later in the following guide.

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 can be subject to change, making it slightly more challenging to choose the right takeover than next-gen takeovers.

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.

Advance Post Moves/Post Breakdowns

Advance Post Moves takeover 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. If you are struggling with post-game, use one of them.

Post Shot Daggers

This takeover boosts the overall scoring potential. Performing hooks, fades, and shimmy shots becomes relatively easy.

Easy Blowbys

Using this takeover, you can easily cross up and blow by any player off the dribble. Your finishing will become unstoppable, especially when paired with the bully badge.

Negative impact

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

Limitless Range

Your max shooting range is extended while using this takeover. Take shots that other players can’t and constantly threaten you 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.

Ankle breaking Shots

This takeover allows you to perform back-step jumpers and make the opponent lose balance when you perform a dribbling move. Also, getting a Hall of Fame on this takeover is 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 easier for Post Scorers to push defenders out of the way when posting up. You’ll see many 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 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 absorbing contact and finishing at the rim easier, even when contested. This is the perfect takeover for Slashers, who are relatively weaker at finishing at the rim, as it allows them to score from inside the paint.

How to activate Takeovers in NBA 2K23

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

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. However, making bad shots will decrease your takeover meter.

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