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NBA 2K22 Sliders: Realistic settings and Game Options for the best experience

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NBA 2K22 players usually like to make the game as realistic as possible and you can do so by adjusting the NBA 2K22 Gameplay Sliders.

Considering there are a lot of changes you can make, some players new to the game are confused on the right adjustments to make to their NBA 2K22 sliders. Don't worry, we're here to help!

We've got the best settings for general gameplay, MyNBA, and MyLEAGUE.

How to adjust NBA 2K22 Gameplay Sliders

When adjusting gameplay sliders for maximum realism, you'll want to make sure you don't overdo it and make the game too hard on yourself.

There are preset settings you can adjust from Rookie to Hall of Fame each with different settings. What you'll be doing is "Custom" settings to make the game more realistic.

To do this, you'll first need to find the settings under "Options/Features". From there, use these settings to create the most realistic gameplay experience.

Best NBA 2K22 Gameplay Sliders

Remember, you can always adjust these sliders in the event gameplay gets a little too tough for you. We'll first start off with adjusting the Offense sliders.

Realistic Offense Sliders

When adjusting the offensive sliders, be sure to keep in mind the way you want to experience the game. If you're looking for realism, these settings are the best bet.

Game Slider Realistic Range
Inside Shot Success40-50
Close Shot Success50-60
Mid-Range Success50-60
Three-Point Success50-60
Layup Success40-50
Dunk in Traffic Frequency75-85
Dunk in Traffic Success50-60
Pass Accuracy55-65
Alley-Oop Success55-65
Luka Doncic shoots over Joel Embiid in NBA 2K22
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IMMERSION: With these settings you'll feel like you're actually playing in the NBA

Realistic Defense Sliders

On defense, if you want a higher scoring game, you'll need to turn these settings down, but these are the best to mimic real defense in the NBA.

Game Slider Realistic Range
Driving Contact Shot Frequency30-40
Layup Defense Strength (Takeoff)85-95
Steal Success75-85
Layup Defense Strength (Release)30-35
Jump Shot Defense Strength (Release)20-30
Jump Shot Defense Strength (Gather)20-30
Inside Contact Shot Frequency30-40
Help Defense Strength80-90

Realistic Attributes Sliders

Adjusting the attributes will change how much of an impact the player ratings will have in the game. If you want to create a more balanced game, go with these settings.

Game Slider Realistic Range
Ball Handling45-55
Dunking Ability45-55
On-Ball Defense45-55
Offensive Awareness45-55
Defensive Awareness45-55
Offensive Rebounding20-30
Defensive Rebounding85-95
Offensive Consistency45-55
Defensive Consistency45-55
Fatigue Rate45-55
Lateral Quickness85-95
Lamelo Ball drives to the lane in NBA 2K22
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SLIDER ADJUSTMENTS: Adjust the Attributes to make a more lifelike experience in NBA 2K22

That covers the gameplay sliders you'll need to adjust for realism in NBA 2K22 now let's cover the slider adjustments for MyNBA and MyLEAGUE.

Best NBA 2K22 MyNBA and MyLEAGUE Sliders

The settings in these game modes are different from the gameplay settings, but if you're going for realism, these are the best settings to use.

We'll get started with the Setup category.

Realistic Setup Sliders

This will be the start of your experience in MyNBA and MyLEAGUE. Some of these settings are your preference, so keep realism in mind when making your choice.

Game Slider Realistic Setting
AutosaveUser Preference
Season Length82 or 56
Quarter Length10-12 Minutes
Simulated Quarter Length12 Minutes
Normalize Played to Sim MinutesOn
Normalize Played to Sim StatsOff
Playoff LengthUser Preference
MyPLAYER in NBA 2K22 against Philadelphia
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A LIFELIKE EXPERIENCE: Make MyNBA a realistic experience with these slider adjustments

Realistic Difficulty Sliders

The difficulty in NBA 2K22 MyNBA has been tailored up this year and if you adjust them more, the game could get even harder for you. If it's too tough you can always adjust the sliders down.

Game Slider Realistic Setting
Gameplay DifficultyPro
Simulation Difficulty53
Trade Negotiation Difficulty80
Contract Negotiation Difficulty75
CPU Re-Signing Aggressiveness30
Morale Difficulty25
Morale Effects75
Chemistry Difficulty50
Chemistry Effects100
CPU Injury Frequency75
User Injury Frequency75
CPU Injury Effects25
User Injury Effects25

Realistic Trades Sliders

Trades are a big part of MyNBA and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K22, to make this as close to real life as possible, use these sliders.

Game Slider Realistic Setting
Trade LogicOn
Trade DeadlineOn
Recently Signed RestrictionsOn
Recently Traded RestrictionsOn
Rookie Signing RestrictionsOn
Financial Trade RulesOn
Stepien RuleOff
Trade OverrideOff
CPU Trade OffersOn
CPU-CPU TradesOn
Trade ApprovalOn
Trade Frequency37
Previously Traded Draft PicksOn
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MAKE THE CALL: Use these settings to create the most realistic MyLEAGUE experience

Realistic Simulation Sliders

This is one of the most important sliders to adjust in MyLEAGUE and MyNBA, as you'll be simulating a lot of your games.

Game Slider Realistic Setting
Player Fatigue Rate52
Player Recovery Rate48
Team Pace49
Team Fastbreak35
Possessions per game49
Shot Close55
Shot Medium25
Shot Three80
Dunk %90
Layup %55
Close Range %53
Medium Range %46
Three Point %40
Free Throw %75
Shot Distribution53
Offensive Rebound Distribution53
Defensive Rebound Distribution43
Team Rebounds47
Assist Distribution43
Steal Distribution57
Block Distribution53
Foul Distribution57
Turnover Distribution47

If you use these settings you'll have the most realistic experience in NBA 2K22 this year!

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