The new City in NBA 2K22 Next Gen has been retooled to be sprawling with NPCs, POIs and views that make the map truly feel alive. Despite this, however, there are some legitimate growing pains that come with having to navigate across the map for things as simple as new clothes.
Whether you're heading to your next quest objective, the mall or another park, here are the fastest ways to get around the City in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Next Gen.
NBA 2K22 Fastest Way to Travel Around the City
Starting off with the fastest and most convenient way of maneuvering in the City is the Fast Travel system. At the tap of the R1 or RB button for those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, players can teleport to the front of their apartment door from anywhere in the City. This is especially helpful at the beginning of the game when you need to go to your Practice Facility often, or Erick's Vinyl for some music trivia. Unfortunately, the feature doesn't go beyond that one destination, however.
The second and most obviously way of traversing the City is by using your Skateboard. Simply hold L1 or LB to bring up the equipment wheel and point your right stick to the top right bring out your board.
BMX Bike and Inline Skates
Two other human-powered vehicles available for players to use in NBA 2K22 Next Gen are the BMX Bike and Inline Skates. Both are faster than the default Skateboard but come at a premium price. While the BMX can be purchased at Wheels starting at 65,000 VC, the Inline Skates can only be purchased once players hit Level 30.
While it was rumored that players would be able to fast travel between each of the four major parks in the City via the subway system, it just isn't the case in NBA 2K22 Next Gen. Instead, the subway functions just as in past 2Ks as a way for players to find new servers of the same park.
Similar to NBA 2K21 Next Gen, players can unlock the ability to set their Spawn Locations in the City after completing a City Quest from ATM. In the "Unlock Spawn Location" quest, players must travel 26.2 miles in the City. Upon completion, you can choose to spawn on the Map across various POIs, such as the Rec, Pro-Am and the Mall.
Lastly, the Penthouse rewards players who earn 1,000,000 MVP points not only with 10,000 VC and a killer view of the City, but also a zipline that allows you to fast travel to any of the four Affiliation parks.