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NBA 2K22 Seasons Expands Into MyCAREER and The W Online

Seasons were introduced last year in NBA 2K21, providing a new way to level up and earn rewards in MyTEAM. In NBA 2K22 the team has expanded Seasons into MyCAREER and The W Online.

Check out the latest Courtside Report sent to us from 2K, as we look forward to NBA 2K22 gameplay details next week.

NBA 2K has transformed through the years and we’re thrilled to share the strides being made in NBA 2K22. Seasons will be a primary focus in NBA 2K22 and all the rewards will be free and redeemable.

In NBA 2K21 we introduced Seasons, an all-new way to level up and earn rewards within MyTEAM, and we’re expanding it even further in NBA 2K22. Seasons will play an important role throughout NBA 2K22, whether it’s MyCAREER, MyTEAM, or The W Online*, you’ll be able to access new content and earn rewards simply for playing with no additional cost.

Explore all there is to do in the City [PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X|S] and the Neighborhood [PlayStation 4/Xbox One]. Leveling up will earn you more rewards, which are refreshed every six weeks at the start of a new Season. All year long, Seasons will offer fresh new content for you to enjoy.

NBA 2K22 is focused on giving you more ways to progress, more ways to compete, and more content. We can’t wait for you to experience all that NBA 2K22 has to offer, so without further ado, here are some features to watch for when NBA 2K22 launches.

MyCAREER

Last year, Seasons were exclusive to MyTEAM, but not anymore! In NBA 2K22, Seasons are coming to MyCAREER. Within the City [PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X|S] and the Neighborhood [PlayStation 4/Xbox One], you’ll earn highly coveted rewards such as apparel, new Banners for your MyPLAYER, a new Grand Prize each season, and more.

Start your engines, Season 1 is set to take players for a ride, unleashing Go-Karts in the City and Neighborhood as the Grand Prize. We’re thrilled to introduce Go-Karts as a fun way to cruise and adventure through unexplored regions, and will be available once you’ve reached Level 40. In addition, Inline Skates can be used as a mode of transportation once you crack the Level 30 threshold. Both rewards are available to you once you’ve met the level requirements. Each Season, a new Grand Prize will be refreshed and become redeemable, it’s just a matter of whether you reach the finish line.

There will be plenty to explore and see within the Neighborhood, but we want to broaden your horizons in more tropical destinations as well. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, NBA 2K22 will set sail to the Caribbean in Season 1, where you’ll showcase your skills topside on a cruise ship, and on some of the world’s most picturesque island courts.

We’ve also been busy in the lab reimagining what it means to be a Legend, and we think you’re going to like what we’ve cooked up. The crown jewel for players in NBA 2K22 will be reaching Legend status, but Hall-of-Fame careers aren’t built overnight. Think about it, the G.O.A.T.s didn’t earn that title because of one season, they built on their success year after year, which makes it even more special. So, to become a Legend in NBA 2K22, you’ll need to reach Level 40 in four different Seasons. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to do it consecutively, but to become an all-time great, you must put in the work to earn bragging rights.

Another new aspect of Seasons is “First Fridays,” in which new songs will be added to the soundtrack on every Friday throughout the Season. In partnership with some of the largest music labels in the world, we’ll be featuring both up-and-coming artists and world-renowned musicians, joining the likes of Travis Scott, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, and more already on the NBA 2K22 soundtrack. New music will continue to be added to Club 2K [PlayStation 5/Xbox Series S|X] throughout the course of the year, for more information visit 2K Beats.

We understand that in order for you to play at a high level, you need to look good. All year, you’ll have the opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe with new and fresh apparel. Every Season we’ll be dropping apparel from the hottest brands to keep you looking clean on and off the court.

NBA 2K22 is bringing more content, events, and rewards to you than ever before, and this is just a taste of what’s to come.

MyTEAM

In NBA 2K21, Seasons opened the door to a new and fresh way to experience MyTEAM. In NBA 2K22, experience the next evolution in MyTEAM Seasons! Get ready to earn XP with new and familiar Agendas, while also earning new rewards from Season & Lifetime Agenda Groups. Unlock the next level in your journey to Level 40 in every mode in MyTEAM: Domination, Triple Threat, Limited, Unlimited, Draft, and more! Every Season in MyTEAM brings new Challenges & Events, with an all-new fast-paced mode coming this holiday. To start building your dream team in the best way possible, climb to the top of Season 1 to earn Pink Diamond Carmelo ‘King of New York’ Anthony!

nba 2k22 the w seasons

The W Online*

NBA 2K21 introduced The W on next-gen consoles, an all-new game mode featuring the WNBA and a MyPLAYER experience. Adding the The W to NBA 2K was a proud moment and we continued building on it NBA 2K22.* Go toe-to-toe with opposing MyPLAYERs online and earn new rewards, such as VC, clothing bundles, badges, nail polish, and more in NBA 2K22. Rewards will be updated and refreshed at the start of every new Season, so continue climbing tiers and collect them all.

Closing Statement

Season 1 of NBA 2K22 will be filled with new ways to explore the City and the Neighborhood, popular tracks and hits, fresh apparel drops, and more throughout the year. We can’t wait for you to level up using XP and earn rewards on your way to becoming a Legend. You can experience it all starting September 10.

* The W mode and related content is available on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S only.

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  1. Did 2K work on the Gameface for MyCareer? Because 2k21 was broken i tried it easily 50 times and never got a good Facescan.
    If its still the same thats a Dealbreaker 100%
    BklynKn1ght
    Did 2K work on the Gameface for MyCareer? Because 2k21 was broken i tried it easily 50 times and never got a good Facescan.
    If its still the same thats a Dealbreaker 100%

    Come on. Broken? Me and maybe 4 or 5 of my friends all played and had good facescans. I played against tons of ppl with facescans. I think BROKEN is being used loosely here.
    lemarflacco
    Come on. Broken? Me and maybe 4 or 5 of my friends all played and had good facescans. I played against tons of ppl with facescans. I think BROKEN is being used loosely here.

    I never had more Problems with the Facescan as in 2K21 (PS5)
    🤷🏻*♂️
    As an offline MyCareer player, this isn't really for me. But good addition for the online crowd. I didn't really deal with the City last year and seems like you have to this year. I just hope there is fast travel
    As far as the GameFace app, for me I had to my old IPod touch to get a good scan. For some reason my Galaxy and my GFs phone, the face scan part wouldn't work properly. But, they are due for an update since it's been the same since 2k16 or 2k17.
    To be fair...when you click on the Courtside Report, it does look like they at least give you "good" rewards during the season. I would put in work to get a go-kart.
    I appreciate the long awaited information 2k. I don't play Myplayer so I don't understand why you would jump through hoops to get a go kart in a basketball game lol. To each their own.
    I just have the feeling 2k waited so long because they couldn't get everything they wanted finalized for release. I just pray it is a functional game unlike the football game from EA.
    I love playing Myteam in the beginning of year because I enjoy piecing together a team to take on the grind. Then I usually move onto Myleague when every player released can do everything on the court. Which seems to come and quicker every year.
    BklynKn1ght
    Did 2K work on the Gameface for MyCareer? Because 2k21 was broken i tried it easily 50 times and never got a good Facescan.
    If its still the same thats a Dealbreaker 100%

    Have never had an issue in any 2k with face scans. User error is a thing you know.
    Hey, what a great idea from them, on top of a game that we pay 60-100$ for and then dish out another $50 so our myplayers are playable on launch and then spend some extra money if you are a very competitive to make sure you can buy the pay to win boosts and not be at a disadvantage they should include another free to play game feature and throw in seasons that will most likely include items you cant get anywhere else even with all that stored up VC. Thank you 2K, I can't tell you how appreciative I am that i will have all this cool stuff in a season pass that I spend real money on instead of just throwing it in the stores that are already present in the game when I might actually have VC saved up to buy in a few months. I am so excited about this, and the fact that I can become a rapper this year. Maybe they will have some lyrics in the season pass as well that I can add to my arsenal.
    BQ32
    Hey, what a great idea from them, on top of a game that we pay 60-100$ for and then dish out another $50 so our myplayers are playable on launch and then spend some extra money if you are a very competitive to make sure you can buy the pay to win boosts and not be at a disadvantage they should include another free to play game feature and throw in seasons that will most likely include items you cant get anywhere else even with all that stored up VC. Thank you 2K, I can't tell you how appreciative I am that i will have all this cool stuff in a season pass that I spend real money on instead of just throwing it in the stores that are already present in the game when I might actually have VC saved up to buy in a few months. I am so excited about this, and the fact that I can become a rapper this year. Maybe they will have some lyrics in the season pass as well that I can add to my arsenal.

    I was told when you get to level 99 you unlock Ronnie2k as your ghostwriter for only 450,000 VC. He writes you a diss track for MRS. Brad Beal
    CaVsFaN2273
    Definitely don't like the looks of the accessory attribute boosts and extra badge upgrades in the season pass...
    We'll see how that pans out. In theory, you could gain 9 extra badges (1 extra per season) by the time September comes around again. However, I would think most people would be ready for the next NBA 2K to drop.
    tymmie21
    I was told when you get to level 99 you unlock Ronnie2k as your ghostwriter for only 450,000 VC. He writes you a diss track for MRS. Brad Beal

    Lyricist build or mumble rap build?
    CaVsFaN2273
    Definitely don't like the looks of the accessory attribute boosts and extra badge upgrades in the season pass...

    I'm not sure I'd be overly worried about it. The Show does similarly with CAPs and it can be rather helpful to round out slightly weaker areas, plus you are always making trade-offs in your equipment. A certain bat might give you more contact, but less power or vice versa. We'll see how 2k implements it, but I am not concerned personally.
    You guys might not be but I am. I am a highly competitive person and get very irritated at pay to win inclusion in games, especially when I have already paid a premium price for the game to start out with. As a matter of fact I think it is absolutely disgusting. We have already had numerous threads on how the continued increase in badges has severely diminished the sim aspect of the game and now we have the ability to earn 9 more locked behind an additional paywall. Like they already give Legends aka people that have no life outside of playing their game an additional 10 badges as it is. It is crazy. Why even play a game when you walk up and know that the person is going to shoot 90+% from the field primarily because of the amount of badges they have. If you play off even for a bit all their their shooting badges and will be an auto 3, if you play up you will get hit with some idiotic stun animation because of dribble badges and they will fly right past you for a dunk. If you slide over to help you will just get pulled into a dunk on animation because you know, a badge is on hof. If they use a screen you will literally just get sucked into it or even from the top side to the other side in the opposite direction because they have brick wall on hof. It is just dumb. There is no skill in out badging another player, but they don't truly care about that, they want everyone to try and out grind the other players. This trash aint for me anymore. I am done grinding and putting real life money into a game just to be on an even playing field. This is the most ethically immoral game out of any currently being sold. 
    I blame the youtubers and the streamers who buy VC every year instead of grinding. This influences the younger kids who watch them to buy VC. If streamers and youtubers would say don't buy VC this year 2k may be forced to change but that is very very unlikely.
    I have been playing 2k basketball since Dreamcast, This year marked my 10th online game that I have played... EVER!! So this means nothing to me. I want them to focus on offline gaming. I am tired of online intergration. I have real life friends if I feel like balling against human competition. I appreciate the old days of My career being offline with the option to play online. I don't mind buying VC to start off. I also don't see why you can't begin with a decent level player either. No one comes into the NBA with such dismal stats. I would not be against the format they had in NBA 2k10 career mode. They didn't give you attribute points, they gave your player skills based on how you played the game. Then once you hit the NBA, you had full control over the team with your player being a star. MC Skills was your rival due to the journey. Pure Video game Gold back then
    This is the wave. 2K is an online centric game now through and through. Mostly all of their efforts will be going into the My Player/ Neighborhood aspect of the game.
    We know this and I don’t think anyone will be surprised about that fact going forward.
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    As someone who likes playing Offline MyCareer(though it has been stale since 2k18 and had bugs that were never touched last year), it always suck knowing you'll have to start out at 60 OVR. I have no desire to buy VC. Heck, I always wait until Black Friday to buy the game on sale. I'm not sure how much of a discount the next gen versions will be this year on Black Friday. It puts you in the position where you have to spend more money just to have your player competent or have to grind even more. I still prefer the The One's system where you start over 70 OVr with your physicals nearly maxed. Then have to buy animations and the like. For me, my main issue is that the mode becomes so much about the grind, it takes the fun out of it when you're actually done grinding. I don't mind the grind, but when the mode itself is shallow offline, when you finish grinding, not much else to play for.
    You guys are complaining about paywalls and pay-to-win aspects...in a thread about a free season program that is literally going to give all the stuff your complaining about having to pay for...FOR FREE???
    I'm so confused. 2K has obviously had borderline immoral money grubbing tactics in MyCareer for a long time now. But this is literally an addition that will curtail that at least a bit.
    MikeBadge
    You guys are complaining about paywalls and pay-to-win aspects...in a thread about a free season program that is literally going to give all the stuff your complaining about having to pay for...FOR FREE???
    I'm so confused. 2K has obviously had borderline immoral money grubbing tactics in MyCareer for a long time now. But this is literally an addition that will curtail that at least a bit.

    What you really think this is gonna be free? Watch them add a way for you to skip the grind and buy everything that comes out during the season for 10,000 VC.
    zello144
    What you really think this is gonna be free? Watch them add a way for you to skip the grind and buy everything that comes out during the season for 10,000 VC.

    lol I get y'all skepticism. 2K doesn't inspire confidence.
    But literally in the situation you described, getting all those items for 10,000 VC would be a small fraction of how much it costs to get those same things in games prior.
    I enjoyed the Seasons concept in MyTeam.
    The article implies they've listened to two major pain points regarding MyCareer as far as the grind and worthwhile rewards. We will see in a week though.
    With the replies I assumed they put out a pricing list or something, lol
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    MikeBadge
    lol I get y'all skepticism. 2K doesn't inspire confidence.
    But literally in the situation you described, getting all those items for 10,000 VC would be a small fraction of how much it costs to get those same things in games prior.

    I can see where you're coming from. At least, it isn't a paid Battle Pass. Wonder if VC is apart of the rewards as well. Over the years, they lessen the opportunities for you to earn VC outside of the events. Even something as small as the MYNBA2k was something I used to farm VC. It didn't give you as many daily VC as its first couple years, but after a while it adds up. I always wait until Black Friday to buy 2k. So I would usually have around 40k VC saved up. But last year, that app was pointless after you got a face scan you liked.
    I do wonder if it is only earnable inside the City/Neighborhood. The way how it was worded, it seemed like something that was earned in City/Neighborhood only. Like I said, I'm offline when it comes to MyCareer. If it is something I can level up playing MyCareer games, then I'll look forward to it. But, I'm not into the accessories, apparel, City perks. If it wasn't for knowing the City plays a big part in the MyCareer, I would only partake in it when I have too. I'm still hoping the City has fast travel
    MikeBadge
    lol I get y'all skepticism. 2K doesn't inspire confidence.
    But literally in the situation you described, getting all those items for 10,000 VC would be a small fraction of how much it costs to get those same things in games prior.

    I mean 10,000 VC is a bad example but you get my point. At some time they may decide to allow people to skip that grind and just pay for it.
    You don't think they see what Fornite is doing and may decide to copy their business model?
    illwill10
    I can see where you're coming from. At least, it isn't a paid Battle Pass. Wonder if VC is apart of the rewards as well. Over the years, they lessen the opportunities for you to earn VC outside of the events. Even something as small as the MYNBA2k was something I used to farm VC. It didn't give you as many daily VC as its first couple years, but after a while it adds up. I always wait until Black Friday to buy 2k. So I would usually have around 40k VC saved up. But last year, that app was pointless after you got a face scan you liked.
    I do wonder if it is only earnable inside the City/Neighborhood. The way how it was worded, it seemed like something that was earned in City/Neighborhood only. Like I said, I'm offline when it comes to MyCareer. If it is something I can level up playing MyCareer games, then I'll look forward to it. But, I'm not into the accessories, apparel, City perks. If it wasn't for knowing the City plays a big part in the MyCareer, I would only partake in it when I have too. I'm still hoping the City has fast travel

    Yeah, as someone who embraced online MyCareer around 2K18, that mode desperately needed a battle pass type thing (that maybe will have VC as a level reward like Fortnite does?). And even better it seems like it's going to be free.
    Definitely understand where you're coming from as an offline MyCareer player tho. Been giving MyCareer offline a shot since the first year (2K10...f*** I'm old) and been doing player lock Frachises/Associations/MyLeagues/MyNBAs since 2K4.
    Around 2K13, when they first started to show that VC sales were a key focus, I realized that I can't really get the experience I want out of MyCareer offline. I'd try for a few weeks every year but I'd always end up going back to player lock Association/MyLeague. (Sidenote: 2K has actually done a pretty good job on improving on this experience over the years...to the point that I hope we'll get an offline career mode in MyNBA one day and everyone can be happy)
    I know from being on these boards, though, that there is a strong contingent of folks that want a little more than what Player Lock in MyNBA has to offer (story/cutscenes, practice facility, postgame interview, etc.). And I do really feel bad for y'all b/c 2K does seem to be moving away from that with this release.
    Here's to me hoping they'll find a happy medium in MyNBA one of these years.
    zello144
    I mean 10,000 VC is a bad example but you get my point. At some time they may decide to allow people to skip that grind and just pay for it.
    You don't think they see what Fornite is doing and may decide to copy their business model?

    Yeah I get what you were saying. I'm overly optimistic to the point that I hadn't thought they'd allow people to skip levels with VC. But once you said that, I realized that definitely is the type of BS the publishers might want to pursue. Hoping the devs can stave them off.
    To the Fortnite point, it's funny but I'd actually prefer if they moved in that direction. For all it's flaws, Fortnite has always been significantly less pay to win than 2K has been (you could argue it's not pay to win at all). This 'battle pass' seems like it could be the first step towards making 2K less pay to win.
    That was kinda my point. 2K (or maybe more specifically Take Two) definitely deserves to have it's feet held to fire for some of it's virtual currency practices over the last decade. But a free battle pass (even with the ability to pay to skip levels) is progress for them.
    MikeBadge
    Yeah, as someone who embraced online MyCareer around 2K18, that mode desperately needed a battle pass type thing (that maybe will have VC as a level reward like Fortnite does?). And even better it seems like it's going to be free.
    Definitely understand where you're coming from as an offline MyCareer player tho. Been giving MyCareer offline a shot since the first year (2K10...f*** I'm old) and been doing player lock Frachises/Associations/MyLeagues/MyNBAs since 2K4.
    Around 2K13, when they first started to show that VC sales were a key focus, I realized that I can't really get the experience I want out of MyCareer offline. I'd try for a few weeks every year but I'd always end up going back to player lock Association/MyLeague. (Sidenote: 2K has actually done a pretty good job on improving on this experience over the years...to the point that I hope we'll get an offline career mode in MyNBA one day and everyone can be happy)
    I know from being on these boards, though, that there is a strong contingent of folks that want a little more than what Player Lock in MyNBA has to offer (story/cutscenes, practice facility, postgame interview, etc.). And I do really feel bad for y'all b/c 2K does seem to be moving away from that with this release.
    Here's to me hoping they'll find a happy medium in MyNBA one of these years.

    Not to keep it off topic, but even as an offline MyCareer player, I don't really care about the story and interviews. Since 2k18, the story has only lasted until you get to the NBA and never feels like it actually finishes. The post games interviews answers don't really feel like they matter. It's the same team versus brand answers. What I like about the offline MyCareer is the practice and progression system. I like the straightforward single player focused progression system, even though I don't like the Road to 99 and starting at 60 OVR. Past several years I played, I always say I will do a Player Lock, but never do. Even this past year, I said for 2k22, I would do a Player lock if MyCareer offline doesn't improve
    I do feel like they should just seperate the online aspect of it from the offline or like you said add some of the offline elements to MyNBA. Most of the online only aren't interested in the story and only want to play the MyCareer games to grind. Even in the W career mode, you start off around a 70 and pretty much progression quickly. I wouldn't mind the grind in MyCareer if I started at 75 OVR with nearly maxed physical ratings from the jump
    illwill10
    Not to keep it off topic, but even as an offline MyCareer player, I don't really care about the story and interviews. Since 2k18, the story has only lasted until you get to the NBA and never feels like it actually finishes. The post games interviews answers don't really feel like they matter. It's the same team versus brand answers. What I like about the offline MyCareer is the practice and progression system. I like the straightforward single player focused progression system, even though I don't like the Road to 99 and starting at 60 OVR. Past several years I played, I always say I will do a Player Lock, but never do. Even this past year, I said for 2k22, I would do a Player lock if MyCareer offline doesn't improve

    Yeah practice facility/badge progression stuff is my favorite part of the offline MyCareer every year. Really want them to transfer that stuff into MyNBA somehow. The mentorship idea for badge progression in MyNBA is cool, but I feel like the MyCareer setup would be so much better.
    illwill10
    I do feel like they should just seperate the online aspect of it from the offline or like you said add some of the offline elements to MyNBA. Most of the online only aren't interested in the story and only want to play the MyCareer games to grind. Even in the W career mode, you start off around a 70 and pretty much progression quickly. I wouldn't mind the grind in MyCareer if I started at 75 OVR with nearly maxed physical ratings from the jump

    And yeah exactly. I'm actually really interested in what the offline portion of MyCareer looks like this year. From everything they've said about MyCareer so far it seems like they've recognized most online MyCareer players don't like the offline portion and only play it b/c they're 'forced' to to grind up faster. Holding out hope that the recognition means both sides (offline and online) can be served better. We'll see.
    MikeBadge
    Yeah practice facility/badge progression stuff is my favorite part of the offline MyCareer every year. Really want them to transfer that stuff into MyNBA somehow. The mentorship idea for badge progression in MyNBA is cool, but I feel like the MyCareer setup would be so much better.
    And yeah exactly. I'm actually really interested in what the offline portion of MyCareer looks like this year. From everything they've said about MyCareer so far it seems like they've recognized most online MyCareer players don't like the offline portion and only play it b/c they're 'forced' to to grind up faster. Holding out hope that the recognition means both sides (offline and online) can be served better. We'll see.

    That's why wonder what rewards could be gained in Seasons that would benefits offline MyCareer. Seasons seem to definitely benefit the online MyCareer. But what about the grind of offline MyCareer. Even things like Skill Points boosts, Gatorade boosts, Badge Point boosts, all help. After you max badges and get to the point where you are grinding to next overall unlock, the offline portion starts to drag
    I play MyTeam offline, so Seasons were great as far and themes and concepts for new players/cards. There were cool goals to achieve and challenges to beat. Maybe with MyCareer seemingly moving away from the heavy story mode, there will be more focus on finding interesting ways to progress..
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