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NBA 2K22 Dunk Meter Explained

Image provided by Take-Two Interactive Software.
Image provided by Take-Two Interactive Software.

NBA 2K22 has introduced a plethora of new features for players to utilize, but there’s one particular addition that’s rather notable for most returning fans of the basketball series. Here’s an explanation of how the Dunk Meter works.

In the past 2K games, dunking was simple and required little to no effort, especially if the character was tall. Things have changed with 2K22, as the existence of the meter requires players to determine the quality of dunk they’ll make. With the meter now in the game, a wide variety of dunks can now be performed, especially the new aggressive skill dunks. 

NBA 2K22 Dunk Meter Explained

To make use of the Dunk Meter, begin by running towards the hoop to make a dunk. When the character jumps towards the hoop, pull back on the right analog stick to make the meter appear. The important part about this meter is that players should hold the stick to make the yellow meter fill, and the goal is to stop it as close to the white line as possible in the green area. If the green area is met, then the dunk is made. If the meter is either under or over the green area, the dunk will fail. 

With a little bit of practice, players could master this new mechanic and dunk on all of their enemies with skill and finesse.

NBA 2K22 is now available on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles.