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How to Set Realistic Game Sliders in NBA 2K23

Create the most authentic NBA experience with these settings!
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NBA 2K23 is designed to play as close to the real-life NBA product as possible. Which, for the most part, they do a pretty good job of achieving. However, there are still some factors throughout the game that don’t accurately represent what you’d typically see in an actual NBA game. Luckily, certain sliders can be adjusted to increase the level of realism.

In this guide, we will break down how to set realistic game sliders in NBA 2K23.

How to Set Realistic Game Sliders in NBA 2K23

In NBA 2K23, game sliders can be customized to improve gameplay across all offline game modes. That being said, everybody is going to have their own preferences for playing the game and will need to make tweaks and adjustments over time to come up with the most comfortable game settings.

Related: How to Download a Draft Class in NBA 2K23

To access the screen that will allow you to adjust the game sliders, you will need to head over to “Features” from the main menu. It will be the second option along the bottom of the screen and be represented by an image of Trae Young. Then, you’ll want to click on “CPU/User Sliders” to get to the game sliders screen, where you can adjust all of the sliders for user-controlled and CPU-controlled players.

Since there are so many options to choose from, the NBA 2K23 game sliders and customization options can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with the process. To help you get started, here are my recommended game slider settings to create the most realistic NBA experience possible.

Offense Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Free Throw Difficulty5550
Inside Shot Success4652
Close Shot Success5157
Mid Range Success5056
3PT Success5056
Layup Success4752
Shot Coverage Impact5350
Shot Timing Impact4550
Dunk in Traffic Frequency5560
Dunk in Traffic Success5256
Pass Accuracy5257
Alley Oop Success5257
Contact Shot Success5254
Ball Security5052
Body Up Sensitivity5050
Pass Speed5050

Defense Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Driving Contact Shot Frequency4046
Inside Contact Shot Frequency4046
Layup Defense Strength (Takeoff)5050
Layup Defense Strength (Release)5050
Jump Shot Defense Strength (Gather)5046
Jump Shot Defense Strength (Release)5048
Help Defense Strength5052
Steal Success5458

Attributes Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Acceleration5050
Vertical5050
Strength5050
Stamina5050
Speed5050
Durability5050
Hustle5050
Ball Handling5050
Hands5050
Dunking Ability5050
On Ball Defense5050
Stealing5050
Blocking5050
Offensive Awareness5050
Defensive Awareness5050
Offensive Rebounding5050
Defensive Rebounding5050
Offensive Consistency 5050
Defensive Consistency5050
Fatigue Rating5050
Lateral Quickness5050

Tendencies Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Take Inside Shots5050
Take Close Shots5045
Take Mid Range Shots5050
Take 3PT Shots5055
Post Shots5052
Attack the Basket5055
Look for Post Players5052
Throw Alley Oops5055
Attempt Dunks5050
Attempt Putbacks5050
Play Passing Lanes5054
Go for On Ball Steals5053
Contest Shots5056
Backdoor Cuts5052

Fouls Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Over the Back Foul Frequency5050
Charging Foul Frequency5050
Blocking Foul Frequency5050
Reaching Foul Frequency5050
Shooting Foul Frequency 5050
Loose Ball Foul Frequency5050
Illegal Screen Frequency 5050

Movement Sliders

SliderUserCPU
Speed with Ball (Max rating)7570
Speed with Ball (Min rating)4040
Acceleration with Ball (Max rating)7570
Acceleration with Ball (Min rating)4040
Speed without Ball (Max rating)7570
Speed without Ball (Min rating)4040
Acceleration without Ball (Max rating)7570
Acceleration without Ball (Min rating)4040

That’s everything you need to know about how to set realistic game sliders in NBA 2K23. If you’re interested in more NBA 2K23 content, be sure to check out our guides section here at Gamer Journalist. Where you can find loads of helpful information such as how to get VC fast or how to perform a layup in NBA 2K23.

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