NBA 2K22 MyCAREER: Level Up, Season 8 Countdown & Best Badges

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NBA 2K22 MyCAREER will likely slow down as we begin Season 8 which is just around the corner. However, there should still be a lot to do.

At the moment, players can still earn a jetpack by playing events before the end of Season 7. We'll take a look at that and the upcoming events as well.

Let's get reacquainted with NBA 2K22 MyCAREER.


Updated - Season 8 Countdown

We're not far away from the beginning of Season 8 of NBA 2K22 MyCAREER. This means even more rewards are on their way to the platform.

Season 8 will begin on July 1, 2022, and give players six more weeks of action. This will run to mid-August which is when we'll also learn more about NBA 2K23.

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COMING SOON: We should learn even more about Season 8 in just a few days

MyTEAM is still unloading a ton of packs and rewards for players, which is a good sign. Hopefully, we'll see more events come to MyCAREER in Season 8.


How to Level Up fast

Getting to Level 40 in NBA 2K22 MyCAREER is important since there are so many rewards on the line.

In current gen, you can get a free NBA mascot. On next gen systems, you'll get a free jet pack that will take you around The City.

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TAKE THE SKIES: Go from court to court with ease in Season 7

Here's the NBA 2K22 MyCAREER Schedule in The City this weekend:

  • Club 2K
    • May 27, Friday - 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
      • Rewards - New Music, New Gear, 2XP
  • Adidas Basketball Open Run
    • May 28, Saturday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
      • Rewards - VC and XP

Here's the schedule for upcoming events on the Cancha Del Mar for current gen users:

  • X Factor Trivia - May 27th
  • Finisher Appreciation Day - May 28th

NBA 2K22 MyCAREER: Next Gen vs Current Gen

If you received NBA 2K22, one of the biggest factors in how you'll be playing is whether you're getting the game on a next gen console (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) or a current gen platform (everything else).

On next gen, you'll find your MyCAREER fully integrated with The City, and this fully online GTA-like environment allows you to explore a large open area filled with other players.

NBA 2K22 The City
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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BRIGHT FUTURE: NBA 2K22 MyCAREER can take you to the very top of The City on next gen

MyCAREER in The City focuses heavily on quests that will carry you around to different challenges, give you ways to grow your brand and make extra money, and all the while allow you to pursue and improve your NBA career.

MyCAREER is very different on current gen in that it doesn't actually link with Neighborhood on the new Cancha Del Mar cruise ship, but rather is a stand-alone narrative more akin to past years in MyCAREER.

If you're still getting used to navigating The City, you can check out our locations guide here to see where some of the most important places are found.

NBA 2K22 Seasons will also affect MyCAREER

While we've seen versions of Seasons in the past, they primarily were about MyTEAM in NBA 2K21, and that's changed this year.

NBA 2K22 MyCAREER Seasons
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SEASON 2: Build Your Empire is the second of nine Seasons in NBA 2K22

NBA 2K22 Seasons provide a challenging twist and update for MyCAREER as well, including resetting a Season Level when each new one arrives, which allows any players who had maxed out the previous season to get new challenges and rewards as they level up.


There can be a mix of seasonal content, new NBA 2K22 Locker Codes, and other ways to revitalize The City and The Neighborhood with each new event.

Things kicked off with Season 1: Call to Ball, and they've now transitioned into Season 2: Build Your Empire with significant inspiration from Michael Jordan's legendary Chicago Bulls squad.

Choose the best MyPLAYER Builds for your MyCAREER

Whether you're a veteran NBA 2K player or you're coming into NBA 2K22 fresh, you'll need to decide what kinds of MyPLAYER builds you want to go with.

You can check out the following guides for some of the best MyPLAYER builds at certain positions, of certain types, and the best on Current Gen:


You can also find details here about the Best Shooting Badges in NBA 2K22 to make sure you've got your build outfitted with the most important badges.

Best MyCAREER Badges

Using the correct Badges in NBA 2K22 MyCAREER is important since it'll only help your player perform better.

So, which ones should you be using, and which builds do they work the best with? That's something that we intend to answer for you.

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BADGES: Using the right Badges could be the difference between a win and loss

Here are a few of the changes to the NBA 2K22 MyCAREER Badges:

  • Slight reduction in the effectiveness of Mismatch Expert and Blinders
  • Increased effectiveness of Unpluckable

Here are the Badges we consider to be pretty strong:

  • Fearless Finisher
  • Posterizer
  • Blinders
  • Hot Zone Hunter
  • Quick First Step
  • Clamps
  • Intimidator

To learn more about these Badges, follow this link to find out the best ones available.

MyCAREER Player Card for MyTEAM

If you're just getting started in NBA 2K22 MyCAREER, you could earn XP in both MyCAREER and MyTEAM by creating your own personal Player Card!

This card can be used in MyTEAM game modes such as Domination, Triple Threat Online, and in Challenges. You cannot, however, use this player in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM online game modes.

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MYPLAYER CARD: Make your own Ruby-graded MyPLAYER Card today!

You can start earning XP in MyTEAM using your Player Card from MyCAREER by completing a few Agendas that are tailored around your MyPLAYER.

For more on how to earn some easy XP in NBA 2K22, follow this link for more on the Agendas.