NBA 2K22 shows off its latest gameplay enhancements

2K drops its final teaser days away from the game's release.

by Justin Choo

As NBA 2K22 edges closer to release day, 2K has updated fans with an in-depth look at gameplay features for this year’s edition.

NBA 2K22 has been designed with faster-paced gameplay and more skill-based offense in mind. The movement of the players is more responsive and tighter as well.

Here’s a summary of the new features:

  • Defensive AI has been overhauled, which means tighter defensive positions and a generally tougher defence.
  • New shot contest and blocking systems that reward players with good defensive instincts and anticipation.
  • Dribbling feels different now with its faster pace and tighter control around the court. More control over dribbles, complete with unique dribble sequences combos, cancels, and move chains.
  • New movement and a new arsenal of back-to-basket moves for Post Play.
  • New shot meter to reward you for setting up smart shots. Meter will expand when you take high-quality shots with good shooters but will shrink when shooting with a low-rated shooter in heavily contested situations or when fatigued.
  • Rim protectors have a better chance to stop dunks and you have to time your finishing shot perfectly now. You can also customise your dunk repertoire with an all-new Dunk Style Creator.
  • Tweaks to encourage balanced and diverse builds. The total badge count has increased to 80 to offer more ways to impact the game. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players will also get Takeover Perks, which can be unlocked to strengthen existing Takeover abilities.

For full details on the new features, check out 2K’s Courtside Report .

Currently scheduled for a September 10 release, NBA 2K22 will be available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms.