One of the toughest things to do in NBA 2K is to find the best jumpshot. You can spend hours looking for the best one and still come up empty, or find one you like and it simply fails to perform.
In this post we break down the best jumpshots we’ve found from many hours of gameplay, broken down into the best jumpshots for current gen, next-gen, and for big men:
Best Jumpshots for Next-Gen
Set Shot 25: The new ‘comp’ base that is extremely fast and has a good green window. Though it will take some practice to get the timing down, it is probably the best jumpshot off the quick stop.
Jumpshot 3: Another good jumpshot that is best for players who used 98 in past years. It’s as quick as 98, looks very similar, and also has big green window both off the dribble and off the catch.
Ray Allen: The best catch-and-shoot jumpshot that is even better on Next-Gen than current. Same story as above, we recommend Carmelo Anthony or Klay Thompson for the upper release.
Dante Exum: The dominant release of 2K21 is still good on 2K22. While Allen is better as of now, Exum is a release you may be comfortable with from last year. The Dante Exum upper is probably best for this base, as well.
Best Current Gen Jumpshots
Jumpshot 98: Still the best for the third straight year, as this jumpshot is quick, easy to time, and smooth. For an upper release, we recommend Rudy Gay or Release 7.
Ray Allen: The best catch-and-shoot jumpshot that is quick and easy to time off the catch. Underrated by many, but is dominant in the right hands. We recommend Carmelo Anthony or Klay Thompson for the upper release.
Stephen Curry. Curry’s jumpshot is always a W in 2K. Smooth, relatively quick, and super easy to time. And it’s perfect as is, as the Steph Curry upper is perfect for this base.
Best Jumpshots for Big Men
Jumpshot 3: The best jumpshot for Big Men on both versions of 2K22, Jumpshot 3 is quick, easy to time, and the most similar to the famed Jumpshot 98. The best upper release is Rudy Gay or Release 7.
Set Shot 25: The quickest base for big men, though it will take some time to get used to. A good upper release we recommend is a mix between Rudy Gay and Kobe Bryant, which will make this jumper look smooth and clean.
Jumpshot 38: A jumpshot from the past that is still great on both generations. While it’s not as dominant as in 2K20, the slim pickings big men have allow this to be a top jumpshot on 2K22.
Best Dribble Pull-Up: Stephen Curry is quick and smooth, while Normal is a bit slower but gets you more space on fades. Both are great.
Best Free Throw: Rick Barry’s granny-style free throw. But seriously, most free throw animations will get the job done at the line, even funny-looking ones.
Best Hop Jumper: Stephen Curry. Quick, gives you a wide array of moves, and is super smooth overall.
Release Timing: 100% speed is probably necessary for most builds, but you could certainly drop down to 3/4 speed if you find 100% speed too fast.
The Truth about Jumpshots: If you spend enough time with any jumpshot (even odd ones), you’ll more than likely master it. This list only compiles the ones that have worked best for me and other 2K players.