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NBA 2K23: All Takeovers and Which Ones are the Best

To help you get started, this guide will go through each takeover and show you which ones are the most effective.

By daney jeffersonPublished 2 months ago 7 min read
Best Takeovers

Takeovers are special abilities that give you that extra boost to "take over" a game. But you can have up to two active takeovers in NBA 2K23, so you must choose the best takeovers carefully for your player. To help you get started, this guide will go through each takeover and show you which ones are the most effective.

How to Activate Takeovers?

Once you have filled the Takeover meter to the max, you can see it on top of the screen. It will be hard to miss because the meter will be on fire.

Simply press your action button to activate the takeover meter.

To fill up the takeover meter, you must make good shots, score assists, defend and snag rebounds. Do take note that making bad shots will decrease your takeover meter.

What are the Takeovers Used for?

The Takeover is a gaming mechanic that can help improve performance by filling up a meter through continued good play and dropping when mistakes are made. Having the Playmaking Takeover will increase your Ball Handling, Pass IQ, Speed With Ball, Passing Accuracy, and Vision by up to ten rating points. The great thing about Takeovers is that they can help push you beyond the 99-rating limit. So, if you already have a 99 Ball Handling rating, the Takeover might boost it by ten points, bringing you above the limit at 109 Ball Handling.

All Takeovers

1. Current Gen

Here are all eight Takeovers in the Current Gen:

• Post Scorer - Post Scorers become more dominant in the paint with stronger backdowns and enhanced moves and shots.

• Spot Up Shooter - Spot Up Shooter gets a marked improvement in hitting from deep, especially in catch-and-shoot situations.

• Slasher - Slashers receive extra boosts to finishing at the rim in traffic and more effective gathers to get past the defense.

• Glass Cleaner - Glass Cleaners receive the ability to read missed shots, win more box-out battles, secure more boards, and finish putbacks more consistently.

• Lockdown Defender - Lockdown Defenders receive boosts to steals and shot contests, allowing them to clamp down even the best scorers in the game.

• Playmaker - Playmakers can freeze defenders more often with augmented ball-handling abilities and enhance their teammates' shot-making off assists.

• Rim Protector - Rim Protectors get strong shot contest boosts and an arsenal of exclusive blocks that allow them to anchor the defense.

• Shot Creator - Shot Creators become more effective at shooting off the dribble and can shake off defenders consistently using stepback and spin gathers.

2. Next-Gen

Here are all 24 of the Takeovers in Next Gen:

• Post Shot Daggers – Increased scoring ability with hooks, fades, shimmy shots, etc.

• Limitless Range – Extends your shooting range out to the logos.

• Spot-Up Precision – Boosts well-timed/aimed stationary jump shots.

• Boxout Wall – Improves ability to seal off opponents for easy boards.

• Negative Impact – Reduces defensive impact against pull-ups and other skill shots.

• Pull-Up Precision – Boosts well-timed/aimed shots off the dribble.

• Extreme Clamps – More stone wall and lost dribble body-up resolutions for locks.

• Finishing Moves – Able to absorb contact and finish at the rim.

• See the Future – Shows where missed shots are going to end up.

• Advanced Post Moves – Easier to beat defenders with post moves.

• Power Backdowns – Easier to push defenders around when posting up.

• Perimeter Badge Drop – Knocks shooting badges down a tier when you get close.

• Easy Blowbys – Enhances the ability for slashers to beat defenders off the dribble.

• Team Takeover Boost – Boost your teammates' takeover meter progress.

• Team Badge Boost – Boosts your teammates' badges up a tier.

• Anklebreaking Shots – More anklebreakers off of spin and stepback jumpers.

• Interior Badge Drop – Drops opposition's scoring badges down a tier in the paint.

• Stuff Blocks – Unlocks more swat, backboard pins, and grab blocks.

• Enhanced Jumpshot Contests – Boosts your ability to contest jumpers.

• Advanced Gathers – Unlocks more effective spin, euro, hop step, and cradle gathers.

• Glass Clearing Dimes – After rebounds, kick-out passes boost your teammate's shooting.

• Paint Intimidation – Boosts your ability to affect shots around the rim.

• Team Ratings Boost – Playmakers boost their teammates' offensive ratings.

• Post Playmaking – Boost your teammates' offensive abilities when passing out of the post.

3. Team Takeovers

• Team Ratings Boost – Playmakers boost their teammates' offensive ratings.

• Team Takeover Boost – Boost your teammates' takeover meter progress.

• Team Badge Boost – Boosts your teammates' badges up a tier.

Best Takeovers

Here are the best overall takeovers in NBA 2K23:

1. Spot Up Shooter

This takeover gives your player a better chance of making shots, especially from catch-and-shoot scenarios. With how fast-paced competition is in the Rec, this is one of the best takeovers for shooters in online play. You're only going to get a small window for an open shot, so knocking down as many shots in that small window is paramount.

2. Lockdown Defender

Defense is half the battle in NBA 2K23, so this is easily one of the essential takeovers in the game, specifically online play. This is large because this takeover boosts shot contests, with each shot defended carrying a meter of how good your shot contest is. It will be rated from 0 to 100, and the closer you get to 100, the more likely the other player will miss the shot.

3. Glass Cleaner

This takeover allows you to read missed shots before they happen and boost your rebounding skills, including boxing out. As any basketball fan knows, rebounding is one of the most underrated aspects of the game. If you can end the game by winning the rebounding battle, you're more likely to win the game outright, especially if you're playing 3-on-3 in online play, as you'll have more space to work with and more opportunities to reel in offensive and defensive rebounds.

4. Post Scorer

Another big man essential, Post Scorer, makes a huge difference when trying to push past defenders in the post. It gives you more space to work with when you shoot, as you are stronger when you back down. Once you perform a move like a fadeaway, the shot contest is much lower than it should be. When this takeover is activated, take advantage and post up on every offensive possession in the game.

Takeover Perks List

• Decelerator – Slows down how quickly your opponents achieve Takeover if you guard them closely.

• Minimizer – Opponent's activated Takeovers don't last as long when closely guarded.

• Suppressor – Opponents with an active Takeover receive smaller attribute boosts when you are guarding them.

• Saboteur – When a guarded opponent commits a turnover or bad shot, their Takeover meter gets a larger penalty.

• Second Chance – When Takeover is full but not yet activated, making a mistake won't completely reset the meter.

• Sponge – When a teammate performs an action to increase their Takeover meter, you get a small boost to your own.

• Extender – Extends the length of time that Takeover stays active.

• Juice – Gives an extra boost to your attributes when Takeover is activated.

• Stay Warm – Takeover meters won't drain as quickly when performing poorly.

• Accelerator – Takeover meters fill faster when performing well on the court, allowing you to get Takeover quicker.

How to Earn All the Takeover Perks?

• Decelerator – Complete Mamba Mentality to earn this perk.

• Minimizer – Complete Mamba Mentality to earn this perk.

• Suppressor – Complete Jackson Ellis Challenge Y to earn this perk.

• Saboteur – Complete Jackson Ellis Challenge X to earn this perk.

• Second Chance – Complete Mamba Mentality to earn this perk.

• Sponge – Complete LozoTheCrown Challenge X to earn this perk.

• Extender – Complete Ricky Stat Challenge X to earn this perk.

• Juice – Complete Jackson Ellis Challenge Z to earn this perk.

• Stay Warm – LozoTheCrown Challenge Y to earn this perk.

• Accelerator – Complete Ricky Stat Challenge Y to earn this perk.

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