Even more than ever before, NBA 2K21 is all about customization. In MyCareer, the game’s main mode, you can change your baller’s stats, gear, and animations. The animations alter emotes in matches and even how they act as they wander around the Neighborhood. So that you can switch up your player’s moves, here’s everything you need to know about how to buy and change animations in NBA 2K21.
Animations come in a variety of categories. Split into Shots, Dribble Moves, MyPlayer Rituals, NBA Dunks & Layups, The Neighborhood Emotes, and The Neighborhood Signature Movement, they cover pretty much everything your player does in the mode. Switching between them keeps the game fresh and looks cool as you progress through the season.
How to Buy Animations in NBA 2K21
You’ll have to wait until after the first cutscenes in MyPlayer have finished. Once they have, head to the MyPlayer option in the menu, select Animation Store if you’re looking to buy new animations using VC, or My Animations if you want to switch between the ones you already own.
As you can see in the screen down below, you’ll be presented with a full list of the animations you own in each category. You’ll probably have loads of options to choose from, especially if you’ve played a lot of the game or have spent real world money, so have a look at them all before you confirm.
How to Change Animations in NBA 2K21
Once you’ve bought one, simply press X if you’re on PS4 (A on Xbox One) on it to set it as active for your MyPlayer baller. Then, next time you’re in the right part of the game, whether it be the Neighborhood or actual NBA matches, you should see the animation play.
You can also press triangle on the My Animations menu to see exactly what the animation does.
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