Best NBA2K Audio Settings

I’ll admit it. I’m probably going a little bit overboard with this post but since I’m 48 years old and don’t actually go play competitive basketball anymore, I do what I can to make a game of NBA2K feel like a real experience.

So today, I thought I’d walk you through the steps I took to get a better in game experience.

    • Turned off each song in the soundtrack In general I like the soundtracks but whenever I record videos I get the stupid copyright warning on my videos so one of the first things I did was uncheck every song in 2K beats.
    • Turned off 2K beats and 2K beats overlays Wasn’t sure if they would still pop up so I shut off the 2K beats overlays.
    • Turned the PA volume to zero I noticed that even though I had unselected the soundtrack selections, songs still played in the timeouts. So, I moved the PA volume to zero. Problem solved.
    • Increased the sound effects, crowd noise and player chatter I increased each of these settings to 100 to get the full effect of of the game sounds.
    • Left the commentary volume at default Since I don’t talk during my streams, I left the commentary volume at 85 so people watching will have something to listen to.
    • I bought a decent set of headphones To block out the noise around me and to get the audio right in my ears, I picked up a set of decent headphones so I can hear and get into the chants of DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE or cringe if I hear MVP! MVP! if I in someone else’s arena. Every now and then you can pick up fans in the game calling your players horrible or things you might not have noticed. I play late at night so this helps keep my house quiet.
  • I adjusted the headset volume the PS4 settings I adjust the PS4 headphone settings to the max. It’s louder but not so loud it’s harmful.

It’s a lot more fun playing games this way. Occasionally though, some players mics send a lot of static through and I found out that if I play team up I can’t hear the players in the party because the arena is too loud. So you’d have to adjust before you go into a party.

What kind of things do you do to immerse yourself more in the game? Let me know in the comments.

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