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NBA 2K22 Current Gen Takeover Tier List

Here is a tier list of the Takeovers players can choose from in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen.
Here is a tier list of the Takeovers players can choose from in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

A staple of NBA 2K22 MyCareer, the type of build players make will allow them to select a number of different Takeover abilities that can break games wide open once they've built up enough momentum.

Unlike in the Next Gen version of the game, where players can earn the Memba Mentality Badge and change their Takeovers whenever they want, there's no looking back for those on Current Gen since they aren't able to change it retroactively. For those looking to ensure that their MyPlayer is able to live up to the moment when the lights are at their brightest, here is a tier list of the eight Takeovers in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen.

NBA 2K22 Current Gen Takeover Tier List

S Tier

  • Lockdown Defender
  • Playmaker
  • Spot Up Shooter

In S Tier are the three options that have continued to dominate games since the Takeover system was first introduced. Whereas in Next Gen, the defensive Takeovers are split into different focuses, the Lockdown Defender option is a one-stop shop and incredibly OP. The Playmaker take needs little explanation, allowing those who get it free reign to take ankles and easy dimes. While the shooting in 2K22 is much easier this year, making Spot Up Shooter less of a necessity, it's still a no-brainer for those who want to get up as many threes as possible.

A Tier

  • Slasher
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Post Scorer

For the A Tier, Slasher, Glass Cleaner and Post Scorer are all very effective for builds who play those supporting roles.

B Tier

  • Shot Creator
  • Rim Protector

Lastly, falling behind in the Takeover pecking order, Shot Creator and Rim Protector aren't bad by any means, but won't be as useful for a broader range of play styles as any of the options above.