How to find a player’s hot zones in NBA 2K21

Which spots are hot?

In NBA 2K21, each player has hot zones and cold zones. Hot zones are spots on the court where a player is strong at shooting the ball. Knowing players’ hot zones in advance can be quite helpful, as some players can receive shooting boost through the Hot Zone Hunter badge (should a player have this badge) if a shot is attempted in this area. So how do you find a player’s hot zones in NBA 2K21? Let’s go over what you have to do.

One method you can use to check hot zones is by practicing with a player. Head over to 2KU by selecting Play Now and from there, choose Freestyle. Here, you will be able to not only play around with the new controls but also check a specific player’s hot zones when in practice mode. Keep in mind that hot zones will be indicated with red, while cold zones, where a player struggles the most with shooting, will be blue.

A second method is to go directly to a player’s bio. Go over to the Roster tab, and select that individual’s player card. You will have to scroll over to the Hot Zones section of the card using LT/RT (for Xbox) or L2/R2 (for PlayStation).

Lastly, you could also check a player’s hot zones in MyTeam. When you’re scrolling through your active lineup, click on a player and then scroll over the card’s attributes using the trigger buttons until you find the Shot Charts section.