The skill gap in finishing has perhaps never been as high as it currently is in NBA 2K22 Next Gen.
Thanks to the addition of the new dunk meter for those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, catching bodies is something that is much more rare compared to last year's game. For those looking to skywalk all over their opponents, here's a breakdown of how to get contact dunks in NBA 2K22 on Current Gen and Next Gen.
How to Get Contact Dunks in NBA 2K22
First off, to get a contact dunk in NBA 2K22, you must first ensure that the player you are using is a slasher in the first place (e.g. LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Tracy McGrady). Whether you're in Play Now Online or MyTeam, this is obviously something that will take some game sense, but nonetheless comes first and foremost.
For those in MyCareer, your build will not only need the right height and attributes in order to meet the requirements for the contact dunk packages, but needs to be rocking the ideal Finishing Badges and Dribble Moves to set up the poster.
Ultimately, the recipe for a contact dunk in NBA 2K22 is this: your player has Gold or Hall of Fame Posterizer, is moving close to max speed with the ball and the defender is under the rim.
If you're on Next Gen, you'll need to be using the Dunk Meter by holding down the Right Stick to trigger a contact dunk. If you're on Current Gen, it should be the same as it's been over the years in that holding the Right Stick up is a safe dunk, while holding it left or right determines which hand your player uses.
For more on NBA 2K22, feel free to check out our breakdown of the new Dunk Style Creator in MyCareer on Next Gen.