Besides scoring after an amazing dribble, contact dunks are a great way to show your opponent how much more dominant you are. Once you begin to take advantage of the different animations, you will enjoy the game and dunking in front of your opponent that much more.

So, if you want to find out how to get contact dunks in NBA 2K21, stick around as in today’s blog, we will not only show you how to get them, but also go over the requirements, and a couple of other things that are worth mentioning.

How to Dunk in NBA 2K21

Firstly of all, if you are yet to play NBA 2K21, continue reading as we will teach you how to begin dunking like a pro using your amazing contact dunk animations.

Firstly, there are quite a few different types of dunking in NBA 2K21. Every single one of them requires you to sprint up to the basket by holding down either R2 if you are on PS or RT if you are on Xbox. Then, here is everything that you need to know about the individual types of dunking.

Two hand Dunk – In order to execute this type of dunk, make sure that you press R2/RT, then, move and hold the right analog stick up while driving in closer to the rim.

Flashy Dunk – To successfully complete this dunk, press R2/RT. Then, continue to move and hold the right stick down while moving closer to the rim. Then, release the stick to finish the dunk.

Off-Hand Dunk / Dominant Dunk – Finally, for this type of dunk, be sure to press R2/RT. Then, move and hold the right analog stick to the left or right depending on where you are attacking the rim from on the court. Also, it is worth mentioning that the direction that you approach the rim from will determine which hand you will dunk with.

This will also likely have an impact on the success of the dunk depending on whether or not your player attempts the dunk with his strong or weak hand.

What Are Contact Dunks?

Contact dunks are not anything special within NBA 2K21 that will give you some sort of an advantage over your opponent. Rather, they are purely a cosmetic to make your game that bit more exciting and interesting to play.

Contact dunks are essentially special animations that you can perform when you get the chance to score a dunk. Those range from an opposing player trying to stop your attempt of dunking, failing, and then you hurting their ego. They are quite fun and once you get to do them properly, we are sure that you will quickly get addicted to doing them yourself all the time.

Contact Dunk Requirements

If you have played 2K20, you probably already know the requirements for contact dunk on that version of the game. Well, it is worth mentioning that in 2K2 there have been no changes to the requirements. But, for those who are new to the game or are still unsure, below we will break it down further for you so that you are aware of exactly what you need to get the dunk animation that you desire.

First and foremost, in order to get dunks on a regular basis, you will need to equip the contact dunk packages. Moreover, you will also need to make sure that you have selected the ‘Contact Finisher’ badge.

Then, there are some further requirements to purchase and equip the ‘Contact Dunk’ animations. Those are as follows:

  • For ‘Pro Contact Dunk‘, your player must be over 70 rated with and have a driving dunk of 84 or higher.
  • For ‘Elite Contact Dunk‘, your player must be over 70 rated, and have a driving dunk of 85 or more.
  • For Small Contact Dinks‘, your player has to be 65 overall or over, has a diving dunk of 85 or more, and is a PG, SG, or a SF.
  • And finally, for ‘Bigman Contact Dunks’, your player needs to be at least 65 overall, has a standing dunk of 75 or more, has at least 50 driving dunk, and is a PF or a C.

Does Strength Matter for Contact Dunks?

If you have played NBA 2K21, you would know that strength this year has a very big importance to how your player will perform in pretty much every part of the court. If your small forward or stretch playmaker player lacks in strength, chances are that they will not be performing as well as they could.

However, to the topic, after some experiments, we cannot confirm that strength has any relevancy that can suggest that it helps in performing contact dunks more consistently. What we do know is that it certainly is of a lot of help for blow-by’s and holding your ground in the paint. However, even if your player doesn’t have a whole of lot strength, they will still be able to successfully complete contact dunks.