How To Change The Shot Meter In NBA 2K23

Along with improved graphics, we also get more customization options in NBA 2k23. One of these new options includes the...

Along with improved graphics, we also get more customization options in NBA 2k23. One of these new options includes the ability to change the appearance of the shot meter or even turn it off.

All the options regarding the shot meter’s appearance are purely cosmetic and offer no gameplay advantage. However, turning the shot meter off gives you a decent increase in the shooting percentages but it requires practice to hit shots consistent with the shot meter off.

This guide will walk you through all the ins and outs of shot meter customization in NBA 2K23 so you can get the shot meter that suits you the best.

How does the shot meter work?

The shot meter has been a classic gameplay mechanic in this franchise. It helps players to achieve more consistent jump shots through visual assistance for the button release timing.

The shot meter is a bar that fills up when you hold down the shot button. There is a box inside the meter (known as the make window) that indicates the perfect timing for releasing the shot button. The closer you are to the center of that box, the more accurate your jump shot will be.

How to edit the shot meter in NBA 2K23

You can change both the appearance and the position of the shot meter in the game. You can do so from only the MyTeam menu.

Head into the Extras tab and then scroll down to find the Controller Settings option. Now, head into Shot Meter Type to select one of five customization options. Do note that these only change your shot meter in appearance, nothing more.

This is also where you can change the position of the shot meter on your screen. For example, you can show the shot meter as either a Straight Bar or a Curved Bar. You can furthermore place the shot meter on either the side of a player or above, among other settings.

How to change your MyCareer player’s shot meter in NBA 2K23

Changing your shot meter in MyCareer Mode is pretty basic. Simply visit the main menu open the Animations Tab of your MyPlayer and find the Jump Shot Meter option under the Gameplay Effects. In the end, choose the one you prefer over the other. Below are the all shot meter types in NBA 2K23 to choose from:

  • Curved bar – side
  • Curved bar – mini
  • Straight bar – mini
  • Comet – high
  • Tusk 1 – under

Can you make the NBA 2K23 shot meter the same as NBA 2K22?

The short answer is YES. Once you’ve figured out a way to customize your shot meter from the main menu, you have the option to go back in time and make the NBA 2K23 shot meter look the same as it did in NBA 2K22.

Last year the shot meter was a Curved Bar (which was the best shot meter) and thankfully this year you have the option to select a Curved Bar for your shot meter design.

How to turn the shot meter on/off in NBA 2K23

If you want to disable the shot meter from showing on your screen, head into Shot Meter on the Controller Settings page and simply turn the feature off.

If you do disable the shot meter, you will find it harder to land your jump shots. You will have to purely rely on muscle memory which you cannot have without playing NBA 2k23 for long hours.

Avatar photo

Ali is a passionate RPG gamer. He believes that western RPGs still have a lot to learn from JRPGs. He is editor-in-chief at but that doesn't stop him from writing about his favorite video ...