Last 12 months, the new-gen variations of NBA 2K21 launched The W, which allow you to create your personal WNBA MyPlayer for the primary time and construct your personal path to stardom by taking part in for one of many league’s 12 groups. NBA 2K22 needs to construct off its success and make the expertise much more genuine, placing an emphasis on making calculated choices that can positively or negatively affect the way you progress throughout your profession.

Today, Visual Concepts highlighted extra of what that will contain in its newest Courtside Report, stating there can be better rewards and larger penalties relying on how your actions. You’ll even have the chance to develop your expertise and renown by making connections with WNBA superstars who will enable you increase numerous talents.   

One huge addition is getting an all-new badge development system being added to the mode. You can customise your badges freely, permitting you to create distinctive builds relying in your participant’s specialties. Badges are available in 4 classes: ending, capturing, playmaking, and protection. When you create your MyPlayer, the badges out there will seem subsequent to your attributes. By taking part in video games, you’ll earn badge factors, and when you earn sufficient to fill a meter, you possibly can equip or improve a badge. 


How your spend your off-time will even affect your participant. Visual Concepts is including three playable actions to take part in on lately that can contribute to both bettering your craft, gaining extra recognition, or beefing up your checking account. If you partake in scrimmages, which solely final one quarter, you’ve got the chance to enhance your chemistry with teammates. If being a staff participant is vital to you, you’ll wish to spend a while right here. You even have the choice to affix practices to work on particular expertise, which is able to solely enable you earn badges and upgrades for them sooner. 

However, if you wish to leverage the connections you make across the league, contact exercises allow you to problem WNBA superstars, resembling Candace Parker, A’ja Wilson, and Nneka Ogwumike to 1-on-1, 2-on-2, and even 3-on-Three video games of 21. You begin your The W journey with three WNBA contacts, and every participant makes a speciality of completely different expertise that can enable you enhance your badge classes. Earning a W in opposition to one in all these gamers boosts your badge progress considerably. And for those who lose, you possibly can maintain attempting till you show your self. You even have the choice to finally staff up with them for exercises as a substitute of at all times going head-to-head. 

The W on-line can be again, with some enhancements. You can now staff up with associates earlier than hitting matchmaking, so you possibly can take to courtroom collectively. Playing on-line additionally allows you to earn season XP, which might go towards rewards, resembling including historic contacts for exercises. This will refresh each season, nevertheless it appears like for season one, you get legends from the Houston Comets and New York Liberty to be taught from. Exclusive clothes and signature animations will even be out there.

We famous in our NBA 2K21 assessment that The W had promise, however wanted extra to it. Hopefully, Visual Concepts added sufficient depth to make the mode value taking part in for the lengthy haul. Time will inform. Also notice that The W and its options are solely out there for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S verions of NBA 2K22, which launches on September 10.

For extra on all of the bulletins about NBA 2K22 up to now, try our characteristic detailing them right here.