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What is The Old Gym in NBA 2K22 Next Gen?

"3v3 games. No squads."
"3v3 games. No squads." / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

The Old Gym has quickly become one of the most well-received new features in NBA 2K22 due to its quick matchmaking times and no-squads requirement.

For those looking to get some more relaxed 3v3 park games in, here's everything you need to know about The Old Gym in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Next Gen.

What is The Old Gym in NBA 2K22 Next Gen?

As touched on earlier, The Old Gym is a new location where solo players can queue up to be instantly paired with five other randoms in an unranked 3v3 park game.

The main catch is that unlike the park courts that claim to restrict squads by having no dedicated squad spots, The Old Gym enforces the rule entirely, by not allowing squads into the building.

Here is where The Old Gym can be found on the map.
Here is where The Old Gym can be found on the map. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

As such, this feature has quickly become the go-to move for lone wolves, or those looking to score some quick MVP Points and VC.

The Old Gym quest
The Old Gym quest / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

Early on in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Next Gen, players are given a Season 1 quest from Vlad the Impaler, inviting them to win five 3v3 games in The Old Gym. In exchange, players who complete the challenge will be given 1,000 MVP Points, 1,500 VC, Season Level XP, and an Elite Player Banner for their troubles.

Overall, if you're often in the City by yourself, or are simply looking to get a quick run in solo, The Old Gym definitely sounds like the move.

Meanwhile, those with a squad of three can simply stick to playing in the park or 3v3 Pro-Am.

For more on NBA 2K22, feel free to check our guides on the best teams to rebuild, as well as our MyPlayer Takeover tier lists for Current Gen and Next Gen.