How to Change Emote Animation in NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 features a number of emotes to use while wandering around the Neighborhood. These emotes add a little spice to the game and can seriously set your MyPLAYER apart from other players. If you are interested in setting/changing your emote animations, you’ve come to the right place. Below I will show you how to change emote animations in NBA 2K19.

Access The MyPLAYER Animations Menu

To start, access the MyPLAYER Menu from the navigation screen. Select the menu and you will be taken to the MyPLAYER customization screen. On this screen there are a number of options you can select to change for your MyPLAYER. We want the My Animations tab. Scroll to this tab and select it to get taken to the Animations menu.

Change Your Emotes on the My Animations Screen

How to change emotes in NBA 2K19

Emotes can be change on the My Animations menu. Scroll all the way to the right to access them.

Note: You will have no Neighborhood emotes when you start. You’ll need to buy emotes from the Animation Store which is the tab beside My Animations. These emotes will cost you VC to purchase. As you level up, you will unlock more emotes for purchase.

On the My Animation screen you will be greeted by a number of animations to change. Here you can change the more traditional animations like Jump Shot, Dribble, Dunk, Layup, etc. To change your emotes scroll all the way to the right using the left thumbstick until you reach Emotes. From this menu you can change your various Neighborhood emotes.

More: How to change your jump shot animation.

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2 responses

  1. Devin Mitchell says:

    It won’t let me use the animated emote for running

  2. Jeremy says:

    It’s not letting me do my dribble moves that I’ve already equipped, What should I do?

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