How to Change Jump Shot Animation in NBA 2K21

Like previous titles in the NBA 2K series, NBA 2K21 starts your MyPLAYER out with a fairly generic jump shot. While some may like this jump shot, others can find it throws off their game drastically. Thankfully there is a way to change your jumpshot to be more the way you like and I’m here to show you how. Below you will learn how to change jump shot animation in NBA 2K21.

Access The MyPLAYER Appearance My Animations Menu

Image showing the My Animations menu in NBA 2K21.

To access your animations you need to first access the MyPLAYER Appearance tab from the options screen in the Neighborhood. From here select the My Animations menu from the navigation screen. Select this option to be taken to a new screen with a slew of animation options you can change.

Change Your Jump Shot on the My Animations Screen

Image showing how to change your Jump Shot animations in NBA 2K21.

Note: If you don’t like the jump shots you have, you can purchase more from the Animation Store which is the tab directly beside the My Animations tab on the MyPLAYER Appearance menu.

The My Animations screen is the hub for all things animations relating to your MyPLAYER. At this screen you can change Shots, Dribble Moves, Dunks and Layups, and more. For now though we are going to focus on our jump shot. To change your jump shot, select the jump shots options and choose whichever jump shot you want. Equip the jump shot and you are good to go. You can also equip shots for all types of shots such as free throws, dribble pull-ups, spin jumpers, hop jumpers, and more.

How to Access Custom Jump Shot Creator in 2K21

Image showing how to access the Jump Shot Creator in NBA 2K21.

The Jump Shot Creator is unlocked from the start in NBA 2K21. This system can be accessed by selecting the Jump Shot Creator option on the MyPLAYER Appearance tab on your character hub screen. While in this mode you can change a number of different aspects of your jump shot including things like base and upper release.

Do you have a jump shot created you think is good to use? Let us know the combination you used in the comments below. This will be helpful to other players looking to find the sweat money shot.

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Eli McLean

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