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NBA 2K22 Ante Up: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to take part in Ante Up in NBA 2K22? Here's what you can expect from the mode.
Do you want to take part in Ante Up in NBA 2K22? Here's what you can expect from the mode. / 2K Games

Do you want to take part in Ante Up in NBA 2K22? Here's what you can expect from the mode.

Every so often, NBA 2K will allow players to take part in Ante Up. This mode essentially acts as a place for players to put up VC and back it up with their own skill in the game. There's no guarantee players will walk away with the pot—making this one of the more intense parts of NBA 2K22. It's all on the player's shoulders whether they manage to snag the spoils or walk out with empty pockets.

NBA 2K22 Ante Up: Everything You Need to Know

This event mode's description says it all: it's time to put your VC where your mouth is. In Ante Up, players can lose and gain VC according to their skill on the court.

In order to participate in Ante Up, players will need enough VC to place down on a court for a match. Once they've paid, the game will matchmake them with another player on the same court and the two will face off. The winner will take home the pot—their VC deposit as well as the loser's—and the loser will end up losing their initial investment.

Like any game of chance, the house takes a cut at the end of the match. This cut goes into a final Jackpot which players have a chance to win after each game.

For example, if a court costs 100 VC to play, any players looking to play on the court will need to pay 100 VC. The game will then match two players together for a game on that court. In the end, the winner will take home 200 VC minus the Jackpot cut while the loser will be out -100 VC.

A court can be played on as many times as the player can afford. Unsurprisingly, however, community members recommend that new players keep away from Ante Up until they've found their footing in-game.