How to Level Up in NBA 2K22: Earn XP

Here are the best ways to level up in NBA 2K22 MyCareer.
Here are the best ways to level up in NBA 2K22 MyCareer. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

With the days counting down until the end of the NBA 2K22 Season 1: Call to Ball, many players are wondering if there's still enough time to reach the highly coveted Level 40 status in MyCareer.

For those interested in getting their grind on, here's a breakdown on how to level up efficiently and quickly in NBA 2K22 MyCareer.

How to Level Up in NBA 2K22: Earn XP

In NBA 2K22, the content seasons system, seen commonly in titles such as Fortnite and Warzone, has made its way into the virtual basketball world.

As such, in order to reach legend status this year, as well as earn any of the limited-time rewards included in the Season 1 battle pass (e.g. the Level 40 Go-Kart), players are invited to compete in games around the City, complete quests and take part in events to earn XP and hit Level 40.

Thus far in NBA 2K22, the debate of how long it takes to reach Level 40 has been a bit of a controversial topic in the community. While those who play the game with regularity are arguing that it is too easy to rep up and that the higher level rewards should only be achievable by a select few, others argue that everyone should have a decent shot of earning all of the limited-time rewards without having to play "24/7."

Ultimately, to level up fast in NBA 2K22 MyCareer, the most popular method has been to win games in the Rec while putting up good teammate grades.

While playing solo queueing for games in the Rec is something I'm sure many are aware is a mixed bag — your random teammates can range from godly defenders to toxic liabilities — if you can get a team of five who knows what they are doing, leveling up should be a breeze.

Another way to level up fast is performing well in any of the Double XP events such as 2K Day.

Of course, playing park games in your Affiliation on Next Gen and using double XP Coins give you an extra boost as well.