How Do You Play NBA 2K22 Controls?

Game: NBA 2K22
Time: 2023-02-13
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Following the new badges, new gameplay, and how to get the NBA 2K22 MT, now we will show the NBA 2K22 controls guide.

The controls in NBA 2K22 can be broken down into the following major categories include Offense, Defense, Shooting, Dribbling, Passing, Post moves. However, today we focus on offense and defense control.

Here are all the NBA 2K22 controls for offense and defense on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

NBA 2K22 offense controls – PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Offensive controls can be broken down into two sub-categories; On-Ball Offense and Off-Ball Offense.

On-Ball Offense is used when you are controlling the player with the ball in hand. Off-Ball Offense is used when you are controlling a player without the ball in hand. 

Below is a breakdown of all platforms' on/off ball offensive controls for all platforms and the keys you'll need to execute these moves within NBA 2K22.


Bounce PassBCircleNumberpad 1
Lob PassYTriangleNumberpad 3
Call PlayL1LBTab
Post UpL2Left TriggerLeft Shift
Call TimeoutMiddle Touch PadBackNum Enter
SprintR2Right TriggerEnter
ShootSquare/Right StickX/Right StickNumberpad 5
Call For PassXASpacebar
Call For Alley-oopTriangleYN/A
Fast ScreenCircleBNumberpad 1

NBA 2K22 defense controls – PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Below are some of the defense controls for all platforms for NBA 2K22.


Put Hands UpRight StickRight StickNumberpad 8
Swap PlayersXASpacebar
Charge PositionCircleBNumberpad 1
Block and ReboundTriangleYNunberpad 3
StealSquareXNumberpad 5
Call Double TeamL1LBTab
Intentional FoulMiddle Touch PadBackPage Up
SprintR2Right TriggerEnter
Swap IconsR1RBNumberpad +


Having a good knowledge of these two controls will give you the best opportunity to succeed in the game on both ends of the floor. Stay tuned for more NBA 2K22 control guides!