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NBA 2K22 MyCareer: What to Expect

For the second year in a row, MyCareer is set to offer drastically different experiences on current and next-gen platforms.
For the second year in a row, MyCareer is set to offer drastically different experiences on current and next-gen platforms. / Photo courtesy of 2K

The Visual Concepts Development Team released a dev blog Tuesday going over tons of juicy details regarding the series' flagship game mode for NBA 2K22—MyCareer.

With less than a week to go until the release of NBA 2K22, here's everything we know about what's coming to MyCareer with the latest iteration of the virtual basketball title.

NBA 2K22 MyCareer: What to Expect (Next Gen)

City (Next Gen only)
City (Next Gen only) / Photo courtesy of 2K

For those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, NBA 2K22 is set to offer an experience like none other before by 2K—a quest-based MyCareer story that takes place entirely within the new City. The move was said to be inspired by the idea of taking the storytelling movie format of previous years, and making it more of an interactive adventure by allowing the user to take full control of the narrative by completing both main storyline Quests and a host of Side Quests in various City locations.

The dynamic story is said to focus on the rise of MP, a high school star with a hit social following who has just moved to the City with goals of taking over both on and off the court. Through pickup games, college, the G League, training sessions, interviews and more, it will be on the player to build both their playing resume and personal brand in music and fashion. Along with a reimagined City and Quest system, those on next gen will soon also be able to dive into matchmaking buildings, affiliations, events and more with an all-new Seasons system looking to keep things fresh.


NBA 2K22 MyCareer: What to Expect (Current Gen, Switch and PC)

Cancha del Mar (Current Gen, Switch and PC only)
Cancha del Mar (Current Gen, Switch and PC only) / Photo courtesy of 2K

For those who pick up NBA 2K22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, players will set sail on a moving Neighborhood—a vacation cruise ship called the “Cancha del Mar."

From the lobby to the top deck, each level of the ship is said to be accompanied by NPCs and artistically designed with plenty of hoops activities to keep players entertained all year long.

While Deck 4 hosts the ship's lobby, taking the elevator to Deck 8 will allow players to find their customizable MyCourt, Pro-Am games and Team Practice Facility. Deck 14 will house Ante Up, the Game Room, Restaurants, Daily Pick Em and the Daily Spin. Deck 15 features 2v2s, 3v3s, and the Gatorade Training Facility, while Deck 16 hosts numerous courts for 3v3 games and a new 5v5 court surrounded by a lazy river, properly titled The Moat. Lastly, the top deck is said to feature a reality show called “The GOAT Boat,” of which players can interact with the members to receive challenges.

The Cancha del Mar will reportedly be docking at a variety of locations, allowing players to explore tropical and recognizable locales as part of new Excursions with that come each Season's launch.

For more on NBA 2K22, feel free to check out our coverage on the upcoming title's gameplay and badges.