Intro: How to Play NBA 2k17 on Playstation 4
Looking for a game thats has constantly been talked about for years? from 2k1 to 2k18, NBA has been making the best sports games for either console. Whether your on Xbox or Ps4 it doesn't matter because, the work that this game displays is like no other. Today I will be teaching you how to correctly play this game and enjoy it to the fullest ability
Step 1: Materials
2. Playstation 4 system
4. NBA 2k17 disc
These materials are all essential to be Able to play NBA 2k17. Without one of these you will not be able to play
Step 2: Pick Your Type of Game
depending on what type of game you want you will click that option, for now we will be playing a normal exhibition game just to keep it simple. These are the games that look the most real so this is the game many 2k players naturally choose to play. it almost looks like when you turn on a real game on TNT or ABC.
Step 3: Pick Your Team
when you begin the normal game, it will ask you to pick a team so you must pick one out of the 30 teams in the league. click the R2 and L2 butttons to toggle back and forth between the teams. The best team on the game is Golden State (as shown in the picture on the right side), following them is the Cleveland cavaliers (as shown in the picture on the left side). these two teams were actually last years two finals teams.
Step 4: Choose Jerseys
to pick jerseys you click R1 and L1, the NBA is filled with many vibrant and classic color ways to choose from. Home is always white, away is dark colors.
Step 5: Press Start to Pick Lineups Before Game
With 2k they give you the choice of deciding how you want your team to operate during your game. Therefore, you can swap players in and out your starting lineup by clicking X on the players you want to swap.
Step 6: Basic Controls
Left Stick – Move Player
Right Stick – Pro Stick
LT – Post Up
RT – Sprint
LB – Call Play (tap) / Pick Control (hold)
RB – Icon Pass
A – Pass / Touch Pass
B – Bounce Pass (tap) / Flash Pass (double tap)
X – Shoot (tap for Pump Fake / Hop)
Y – Overhead Skip Pass (tap) / Alley-op (double tap)
Up on D-Pad – Gameplay HUD
Right on D-Pad – Point of Emphasis
Left on D-Pad – Offensive Strategies
Down on D-Pad – Substitutions
View – Timeout
Menu – Pause
Step 7: Start Game With Tipoff
As you know, tipoff starts the game off. the tipoff is determined by who presses triangle at the quickest and right time so you will want to do that to get possession of the ball first.
Step 8: Move Player
The main thing you need to worry about when playing 2k is guiding your player around with the Left toggle stick, this controls where your player goes on the court. Holding R2 will make them run and in the game you will need to run a lot so those are the two main controls.
Step 9: Passing the Ball
Passing is quite easy on this game, therefore with the X button you will try to find the the player you want to shoot the ball. for example, with me it will always be Kevin Durant. There are also special passes like alley oops, this requires you to double tap the triangle button. Holding the left stick towards the direction you want to pass to guides it.
Step 10: Scoring the Basketball
Just like in real life, there are many ways to score the basketball on 2k17.
Jump shots consist of a shot meter that determines whether the shots go in or not, the shot meter must be as close as possible to the other side of the bar. you do this with the Square button on the remote. The best shooter on the game is Stephen Curry, He makes 90% of his shots.
Next, is layups. To do layups or dunks is quite easy. Same method with the square button, but instead this time you will direct your player towards the rim holding the left stick(control button) towards the rim, R2 and the square button at the same time. If you are contested you will shoot a layup but if not you will mostly dunk. For some players they will dunk regardless (Micheal Jordan, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, etc)
Step 11: Free Throws
Free throws come as you get fouled. In 2k you will have a meter on your free throws which determines the likeliness of your shot going in (as seen in the last slide about jump shots) Its the same concept as shooting jump shots but instead you are not contested.
Step 12: Call a Timeout
Are your players tired? Well give them a break. call a timeout with the middle button in the remote (Playstation button) this will bring ll of your players energy back to where it needs to be. when tired they will have gatorade icons be there shoes.
Step 13: Defense
Defense is big in 2k, this is how you stop your opponent from scoring the basketball. Move your player backhand forth with the offensive player with the left toggle stick (move button), attempt to steal the ball with square banditry to block the ball with triangle.
Step 14: You Know What You Need to Know
Now you are ready to play a wonderful game of 2k with your friends. Show off some new skills that I thought you and really put them to use.