NBA2K21 Game Guide

NBA2K21 Game Guide

NBA2K21 by 2K is finally here with new graphics and new story to complete for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (and soon to be playable for PS5 and Xbox Series X). Learn how to improve your game settings and how you play with SCUF. 

NBA 2K21 Gameplay Settings

Here is our recommendations to update your settings:

  • Change the camera angle to 2K Camera, so you can have a better view of the court and your players.

    • Go into Settings > Camera > 2K Camera. 

  • The Shot Meter is now customizable with new designs to select from. The options for the foot meter are easier to see due to the larger size, and a bit more accurate.

    • Go into Controller Settings > Shot Meter > By Feet With Splash

Play Better with SCUF

NBA2K21 PS4 Controller SCUF Infinity4PSPro

Keep your head in the game with quick access to call plays and pick strategies on your paddles. You can keep your thumb on the thumbstick to make plays instead of reaching over to the D-Pad.


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For those who like to use all 4 paddles, you can map the D-Pad and your preferred facebuttons.


Everyone plays differently; whether you have a thumbstick preference or just want to improve your movement and precision, SCUF Thumbsticks are interchangeable to suit your particular playstyle.

  • Concave Thumbsticks are designed for more control over movement.

  • Domed Thumbsticks are designed for more accuracy.

  • Short Thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed.

  • Tall Thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with and more precise aiming.

For NBA 2K20, be able to quickly run and switch up directions while defending and hit the green on the Shot Meter. We recommend playing with a Short Concave Thumbstick on the left for quick controlled movement, and a Tall Domed Thumbstick on the right for precision when shooting with the stick.  

For players with larger hand sizes, try out the Tall Thumbsticks for improved comfort while playing. 


Up until 1 AM practicing to reach the top of the League? Each SCUF controller has the option for high performance grip: a textured non-slip surface. This is perfect for long gaming sessions to improve comfort and performance.