14 Jul 2021 7:19 PM +00:00

NBA 2K22 can revitalize MyTEAM with new features

NBA 2K22 is only a few months away, and we're finally learning a little more about what's coming to MyTEAM this year.

The ultimate team mode is always a fan favorite, but they could make NBA 2K22 MyTEAM better than ever before.

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Latest news - Earn a free pack with NBA 2K21

If you want to get a head start on your MyTEAM journey for NBA 2K22, you can get that rolling already with NBA 2K21!

If you take on the MyTEAM Spotlight Challenge now in NBA 2K21 and can defeat the legendary trio of Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, you'll be set for NBA 2K22.

On top of earning The Kobe VI's and 22 tokens in NBA 2K21, you'll get a special pack once NBA 2K22 is finally released on September 10, 2021.

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MyTEAM in NBA 2K22

MyTEAM is the ultimate team game mode in NBA 2K that allows players to build a legendary squad of players from basketball's past and present.

Player cards that can be placed on your MyTEAM are normally acquired through challenges and packs, and expect this to keep up in NBA 2K22.

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GLITCHED REALITY: Season 6 keeps rolling in NBA 2K21 MyTEAM

We've seen plenty of unique seasons in NBA 2K21 like Age of Heroes and Glitched Reality, which 2K will likely look to bring back once again when NBA 2K22 arrives.

NBA 2K22 Trailer

With the announcement of NBA 2K22, we've also gotten our first teaser trailer hyping the release of this year's title.

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We know that NBA 2K22 is set for a release date of September 10, 2021, and you can head here to pre order now and score some massive MyTEAM rewards!

We're also hoping for more trailers in the coming weeks, particularly showcasing gameplay and other game modes like MyTEAM and The City.

Game Modes

We don't yet know exactly which game modes from MyTEAM will return in NBA 2K22, but here's everything NBA 2K21 players had to work with.

  • MyTEAM Unlimited 2.0
  • Triple Threat Online
  • MyTEAM Limited
  • Triple Threat
  • Domination
  • Challenges
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We'll likely see most or all of these six MyTEAM game modes return in NBA 2K22, but there might be more to come - as NBA 2K21 added MyTEAM Limited to the lineup.

MyPLAYER needs to link with MyTEAM

One layer of integration that 2K needs to look into is between MyPLAYER and MyTEAM, which MLB The Show 21 has done this year with Ballplayer and Diamond Dynasty.

The link allows users to bring their created player into the Ultimate Team mode, earning experience for the created player while simultaneously working towards overall Ultimate Team progress.

2K Sports could take the cue from Sony San Diego and start to link MyPLAYER with MyTEAM this year in similar fashion with NBA 2K22.

Most Wanted New Features

One big request would be allowing some transfer of MyTEAM progress or cosmetics from NBA 2K21 to NBA 2K22.

It would likely extend the life of NBA 2K21 if players knew their work now would help in NBA 2K22, along with incentivizing people to jump to the new game when it launches.

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GAME TIME: Can 2K score a win with these new features?

We could also see new game modes in MyTEAM, possibly geared towards casual players, with one possibility being a co-op option.

A new game mode in MyTEAM could allow players to choose a single MyTEAM card and play a 2v2 or 3v3 match controlling only their player while working with and against others online.

These are just a few of the ways NBA 2K22 could change things up by the time the game's release date finally arrives.

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