In NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Next Gen, players have more options to go pro than ever seen before in the series.
This year, NBA 2K22 is inviting those on Next Gen consoles to play through a MyCareer experience that is much less linear than in years past. As part of the effort to make the mode's story an interactive adventure rather than a staged movie, players can now decide whether or not they want to play in college, play in the G League or declare directly for the NBA Draft. Here's a breakdown of the ways MyCareer players can get into the league in NBA 2K22 Next Gen.
NBA 2K22 MyCareer College or G-League: Which to Choose?
First off, since declaring for the NBA Draft right away is mainly a way to skip the prelude festivities of years past, that route is really mostly for those on their second, third, etc. build.
Now the college route is interesting because it's not just a rehash of previous years' offerings, at least not on Next Gen. While those on Current Gen can mainly play through college for the usual badge progress, draft stock and cut scenes, the specific college you choose in Next Gen has a true competitive impact.
In NBA 2K22 Next Gen, the best way to go is definitely the College route first because it allows you to earn up to four additional Badges on top of your original total potential. Additionally, the badges are earned right away after getting the championship, and do not have to be grinded out for them.
Keep in mind, however, that if you lose at any point in the tournament, you'll have to make a new build and start over in order to try again.
To add even more incentive to go the college route, those who want to play in G League can even do so and reap all the rewards there after playing in the March Madness-esque tournament.
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