NBA 2K22: The City gets a Halloween-inspired look

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NBA 2K22 is rolling into Season 2 and ready for everyone to enjoy, but one of the most anticipated updates came to The City just days ago.

The Long Night is the theme for Halloween and players can definitely earn some treats in The City this week.

The next-gen exclusive mode returned after debuting last year, and it looks like NBA 2K22 is taking The City to new heights in every way.

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The City Halloween Event: The Long Night

Fans of Halloween will be happy to know that The City has gotten a new look for the popular holiday. The Long Night is the name of the Halloween event in NBA 2K22 and is available now.

Play on the outdoor courts for Double XP and put on your favorite outfits to show off and earn rewards for this entire week!

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SPOOKY FUN: Hit the courts in your best Halloween attire in The City

There are also areas around The City for you to Trick or Treat in and earn even more prizes, so head out there and fill up your bag.

For more on the Halloween event in NBA 2K22, follow this link!

NBA 2K22 Review

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Check out our review of NBA 2K22 covering everything in the next-gen version including the return of The City.

The City Official Trailer

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The wait is over, you can watch the official NBA 2K22 trailer for The City now to see what this year's version will look like!

There are tons of great glimpses, but we're not really sold on the nickname your character has been given.

The City is bigger and better this year

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With the release of The City on NBA 2K21, Visual Concepts took the ideas of The Park and Neighborhood and expanded them into this major metropolis.

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MEGA METROPOLIS: Big cities never stop growing

Things really delivered with the size of The City in NBA 2K21, but 2K Games didn't hold back from increasing the size, even more, in NBA 2K22.

Rival Affiliations

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With four boroughs came four Rival Affiliations, and they stuck with this model in NBA 2K22.

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PICK YOUR AFFILIATION: Who will you side with in The City?

The great part is being able to switch Affiliations if you would like to, the only requirement is that you can switch just once per season.

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To learn how to do that, head here for our guide on how to switch your Affiliation in NBA 2K22.

The Power of Mayors

The City introduced Mayors in NBA 2K21, and this came with a democratic process to pick a new Mayor that served a six-week term.

Mayors had the ability to create custom playlists and videos for court areas, adjust court and mural designs, and alter uniform selection, but that could grow in NBA 2K22.

Repeating the success of NBA 2K21

Even with a release a few months late as the title landed on Next Gen consoles, NBA 2K21's introduction of The City did a lot of things right.

The new mode was expansive in sheer size and the number of things players could do, and it provided a truly unique single-player experience that began to set NBA 2K21 apart from other sports titles.

NBA 2K22 doesn't need to remove any of the things they did right in NBA 2K21, but there is room to make the mode even better as they aimed for a Next Gen launch.

NBA 2K22 needs to integrate WNBA into The City

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One of the additions to NBA 2K21 saw The W and MyWNBA enter the fray, but now NBA 2K22 has the opportunity to integrate WNBA MyPLAYERs into The City.

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THE W MEETS THE CITY: WNBA can join The City in NBA 2K22

With the mode using entirely player-created stars, there's no reason why male and female MyPLAYERs can't be brought together in The City with the title's next release.

As launch day approaches and we learn more about NBA 2K22, we should find out if The City, or the WNBA features, are set to make some leaps forward this year.

This rings especially true as WNBA star Candace Parker is the first ever female cover athlete in series history, available exclusively on a physical edition through GameStop in North America.