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What is Timing Impact in NBA 2K23?

Here's a breakdown of what Timing Impact is in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Current and Next Gen.
Here's a breakdown of what Timing Impact is in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Current and Next Gen. / 2K

In NBA 2K23 MyCareer, the devs aimed to encourage players to use a wider variety of jump shot bases by introducing the addition of shooting attributes like Timing Impact.

For those curious about what it is and how important it factors into shooting this year, here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about Timing Impact in NBA 2K23 MyCareer on Current and Next Gen.

NBA 2K23 Timing Impact Explained

As touched on earlier, making effective custom jumpers in 2K mostly had to do with the Base animation as that had the biggest effect on your jump shot's green window. However, the Upper Releases do matter a bit more this year, as they can make or break your jump shot's Release Height, Release Speed, Def. Immunity and Timing Impact attributes.

Here are the official descriptions of the four shooting stats in NBA 2K23: 

  • Shot Speed: How quickly the shot gets to its ideal release point
  • Release Height: How high the shot is released
  • Defensive Immunity: How effective the shot is against defensive contests
  • Timing Impact: Adjusts shot windows to reward good timing at the cost of an increased penalty for bad timing

As seen above, Timing Impact does sound a lot like the Sniper Badge that was very popular in NBA 2K22.

Unfortunately, however, as explained by YouTubers NBA2KLab, AllCity LiveTV and NBA 2K Tutes, it does appear that Timing Impact isn't nearly as impactful as Sniper was last year. Although having a higher Timing Impact does seem to give a minor boost to well-timed shots, it's not nearly as important as simply picking a good Base, which means, unfortunately, that there is still likely a handful of jumpers that are simply the best to use.


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