SEASON 2 LAUNCH

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In Season 2 of NBA 2K22, take a page out of Michael Jordan’s book and Build Your Empire. You’ve laid the groundwork, now it’s time to shape your future.

Can you believe it? We’re six weeks into the release of NBA 2K22 and Season 2 is already upon us. Season 1: Call to Ball featured exciting new rewards, such as emotes, gear, banner options, and more — shout-out to players who reached Level 40 and earned the Go-Kart. Now that players have started laying the foundation and begun pursuing their dreams in MyCAREER, Season 2 will be all about building your empire. When Michael Jordan joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984, the team’s reputation wasn’t anywhere close to what it is today. The Bulls were searching for their star player and they found one in MJ, who carried them on his path to becoming a legend.

In Season 2, you’re the hero, whether you’re climbing the ladder to NBA stardom, running the streets, or building your dream team, anyone can be the next Michael Jordan. We all start from humble beginnings, but now it’s time to thrust yourself into the spotlight and achieve glory. Coming to both the City [PlayStation 5 | Xbox Series X/S] and the Neighborhood [PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC], players will have the opportunity to earn an all-new variety of content and goodies by leveling up with XP. Build Your Empire and accumulate more fame and rewards as a result.

MyCAREER

Packed with career-altering decisions, engaging drills and practices, lucrative endorsement deals, and the best competition in the world, MyCAREER is all about delivering the most authentic experience. Ascend to the top and know what it feels like to be the face of not only a franchise, but the league. Michael Jordan paved the way for many of the NBA’s modern-day stars, but will you follow in his footsteps and build an empire of your own? GOAT is a term that’s thrown around a lot nowadays, but who’s to say you can’t become the real GOAT? In Season 2, pour every ounce of energy into proving you can be the best. All eyes are on you and it’s time to take care of business. The fun is only just beginning in NBA 2K22 and there’s so much more to share, including a new Grand Prize for Season 2, as well as some new events.

CR11 MyCAREER Level 40

Before we dive into the Level 40 reward, players can redeem a Breast Cancer Awareness shirt at Level 1. Pink Ribbon Day is October 22, the same day as the launch of Season 2, and in the spirit of raising awareness we ask that you show your support by rocking this awesome tee. Last season, players who reached Level 40 earned a new vehicle: the lightning-fast go-kart. In Season 2, we’re offering a Skeleton Mascot outfit for players dedicated enough to reach the final tier. Leveling up is based on earning XP and there are a few ways to accumulate it. Start by heading to any court or gym within the City or on the Cancha Del Mar and you’ll earn XP simply by playing games. Games and events are the main way to rack up experience points, and events offer unique experiences as well. In addition, XP can be earned by completing quests throughout The City or The Neighborhood. You can check your Quest Log by opening the menu in-game and by selecting a quest you’ll set a waypoint to its location. Many quests can be completed by playing various game modes or posting explicit stat lines, but don’t forget to attempt challenges that can be accomplished simply by exploring. Whether they’re daily quests or long-term quests, checking them off one by one will get you one step closer to Level 40 and a new Grand Prize.

ALL-NEW QUESTS

CR11 Skull Ring Medallion

Coming to Season 2 is an all-new quest allowing you to ball out from the get-go. Rebirth, making its debut in NBA 2K22 MyCAREER, gives players the opportunity to jump to a 90 overall on new-gen or skip 10 pre-completed MyPOINTS levels on current-gen, but only after earning the Rebirth reward. For new-gen players, you must first obtain the quest from ATM by the NBA Store and Club 2K before you can begin completing 10 3v3 or 10 2v2 City games with a 90 overall rating or higher to unlock Rebirth. Current-gen players will need to complete 10 3v3 games once they reach a 90 overall rating to earn Rebirth.

Once achieved, players will be able to choose between a normal save file or a Rebirth save file when creating a new MyPLAYER, and can create a Rebirth save more than once. By creating a Rebirth save, players will open the door to myriad new rewards, such as Badge points, and more. From the jump, up to 30 Badge points on new-gen and up to 20 Badge points on current-gen will be spendable and available for upgrades, which should go a long way toward improving your MyPLAYER. Regardless of your platform, players will benefit from a generous head start in a number of categories. Lastly, Season 2 comes with fresh new quests and shiny rewards for completing them, including a Skull Ring and a medallion that glistens around your neck. These rewards are available for all players in Season 2!

EVENTS & ENVIRONMENT UPDATES

CR11 Events Build Your Empire

Fall is in the air, which means the holidays are nearly upon us. It’s that special time of year when family and friends come together to join in the festivities, but those won’t be the only events on your calendar this year. NBA 2K22 has several events coming down the pipeline on both new-gen and current-gen consoles; you could fill up a trick-or-treat pillowcase. The fun kicks off Friday, October 22, at 9 p.m. PT with a party at Club 2K, where you celebrate the start of Season 2 by listening to all the newest music while earning 2XP. Club 2K only available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Season 2 will feature a trio of special events around the City: Mobil 1 Grand Prix, Ruffles 4-Point Ridge Tournament, and the Kia Challenge. By participating in each event and following the rules, you can earn exciting rewards both in-game and real life. Ruffles is offering a trip to Cleveland for the 2022 All-Star Weekend, an NBA Store gift card, an in-game go-kart, and much more. The Kia Challenge will pit players against NBA players, other players, and even mascots in a Cage Match duel — look out for Benny the Bull. All Kia games earn you 2XP and completing challenges will earn you rewards.

Open to legal residents of 50 US and DC that are 13+. First event begins 9/25/21 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Last event ends on 1/29/22 at 3:00 p.m. ET. For full Terms and Conditions and complete details see Ruffles.com/NBA2K.

CR11 Cruise NBA 2K22

With the changing of seasons comes some slight changes to the scenery around the City and on the Cancha Del Mar. Halloween is climbing aboard and giving the ship a Caribbean makeover from the Lobby to Deck 16. Inspired by gothic architecture and pirate themes, you’ll notice spooky decorations, like Day of the Dead colors, festive new court designs, and changes to the outdoor environment.

On October 31, players will be treated—pun intended—to a massive Halloween extravaganza where darkness will blanket the City, titled “The Long Night.” All day long, players can trick-or-treat in the dark and receive banners, consumables, VC, and more. On new-gen, over 30 houses and store locations will turn into trick-or-treat locations around the City. For our current-gen fans, players must search decks 4, 15, and 16 to claim their treats. Lastly, earn 2XP by playing games, but once the clock strikes midnight PT, Halloween and 2XP will vanish into the night.

CR11 Park After Dark NBA 2K22

Following the Halloween activities, be sure to check out the new excursion: Park After Dark coming later in Season 2! At a soon-to-be disclosed location, players can hoop, shuffle and rave in the desert. A variety of experiences will be made available for players, ranging from dunk contests to shootouts, plus 2v2 and 3v3 courts. Accessorize your wardrobe and pop under the blacklights with fun and crazy styles to make your game stand out even more.

MyTEAM

MyTEAM community! Producer Jonathan Smith here to break down how you can Build Your Empire in Season 2 of MyTEAM.

Let’s get started with Triple Threat Online: The 100. We’ve heard your feedback on the mode and for Season 2 onward, wins in TTO will NOT subtract your opponent’s points from your 100. Now it will be easier than ever to reach the Tier 3 Ball Dropping goodness available throughout the Season. While the great rewards remain, we will be adjusting the number of Ball Drops per win, and loss, for each tier. Be on the lookout for special Event Cards available from these Ball Drops to use in The Exchange (more on that later), but for now, I am looking forward to continuing to compete against everyone in the community on the Rooftop!

We have one more mode change in NBA 2K22’s Season 2. Each tier in Unlimited will now have 16 games available. So, in the Galaxy Opal tier, everyone will have 16 games to get the 12 wins needed for Unlimited’s featured player reward card. No more perfect 12-0 records will be required against the most competitive community in 2K to earn the Seasonal Grand Prize (which is Pink Diamond Gary Payton in Season 2!). With these updates comes a new, greater challenge. Enter the Showdown Tier, a new level of MyTEAM Unlimited beyond Galaxy Opal where only the best of the best can get 65 wins in this 82-game tier. Those who reach the Showdown Tier will have the opportunity to earn an Exchange Event Card that will net them an easy 15,000 XP towards Season 3! Not a typo, you can earn a quick path to level 23 in December by competing in Season 2.

With the TWO $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournaments ongoing and big changes to two of MyTEAM’s popular online modes, we also need to shine a light on the Single Player updates in MyTEAM. The third Domination comes to Season 2 for you to compete against all 75 years of NBA history in the NBA 75 Domination. In the main 30 games, you will face All-NBA opponents from every year in the NBA! How will your best lineup fare? Or rather, who will coach your best against these opponents?

PLAYER COACH CARDS

CR11 Dennis Rodman NBA 2K22

Introducing the first-ever Player Coach Cards in MyTEAM. For earning 3 Stars in each NBA 75 Domination game, you will earn a Ruby Player Coach Card featuring a wide variety of NBA players over the course of the league’s storied history. 70s-era Dr. J, Showtime Kareem, imposing Shaq, Rondo, LeBron, KD, Yao, Zion, and more can lead your team from the sideline across all 8 Systems available in MyTEAM. Waiting for you at the end of the NBA 75 Domination is 3 games against the 50s-70s, 80s-90s, and 00s-20s All-Star teams which can add Diamond Player Coach Bill Russell, Dennis Rodman, and Stephen Curry to get the absolute most out of your lineup! Remember that you must complete at least 33 Stars from the Current and All-Time Dominations before you can enter this new tier, so get out there and dominate the NBA’s greatest with your dream team!

THE EXCHANGE

I touched on it earlier, but The Exchange is also seeing a few new additions. First, we’ve added categories to help organize all the new, and existing Exchanges you can make with cards from your collection. Included are new Recurring Exchanges, which can regenerate after an hour, a day, a week, or whenever specified in the title. Next, you’ll want to keep an eye on the new Event Exchanges, which will expire after a short period of time, or at the end of a Season. To protect against losing cards to an Event Exchange that expires before it is completed, any Event Exchange that has progress towards it will continue to be available after the expiration timer runs out. 

NBA IS BACK!

With the 75th NBA season underway, we are launching Season 2: Build Your Empire with a new foundation of player cards representing the current NBA. ’22 NBA Series 1 players will be available in new League packs, including new Premiere Packs, to add to your collection and lineups. These new player cards will also appear alongside the launch of MyTEAM Base Set in premium packs in the Pack Market and will be added to the Position Packs to compete with online in MyTEAM: Draft. Led by four powerful Diamond versions of Giannis, KD, LeBron, and Curry, pick up your favorite current stars of the NBA to earn XP and complete collections in this brand-new set!

Also, keep an eye on the new NBA Primetime releases in MyTEAM, as these packs will also be the home of Moment Player Cards this year. As great performances happen in the real NBA, keep an eye on MyTEAM both in-game and on Social Media @NBA2K_MyTEAM to see if new Moments are added to commemorate these feats!

BUILD YOUR EMPIRE

CR11 Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman

So, how will you Build Your Empire in MyTEAM? Everyone who enters the Season menu in Season 2 will receive a Free Agent Michael Jordan to begin earning XP and captain your lineup. Plus, you can pair him up with one of, if not, the greatest rebounder of all time Emerald to Bulls-red Ruby, Evolution Dennis Rodman. Build Your Empire with a foundation of your opponents’ bricks by adding ‘The Worm’ to your collection by entering this Locker Code either in the MyTEAM Community Hub, the MyNBA2K22 App, or even in MyCAREER. THE-WORM-SEASON-2.

Requires NBA 2K22. One per 2K Account. Locker Code Expires 12/3/21 7:59:AM PT. Terms Apply.

PINK DIAMOND REWARDS

CR11 Kevin Garnett

Use the GOAT and Rodman to work your way to Level 40 Reward, Pink Diamond Kevin Garnett! ‘The Big Ticket’ is ready to lead and protect your empire with his intense presence on the court with this 96 overall BEAST of a card. KG’s all-around game can shut your opponent out and light up the scoreboard. A tried-and-true leader to push your lineup to the next level in Triple Threat Online: The 100, Unlimited, and maybe towards the bracket in the $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament!

Joining Garnett are the following Pink Diamond Rewards:

  • Ja Morant by adapting & earning all 6 weekly Rings in Limited
  • Caron Butler as the Grand Prize in Season Ascensions
  • 'The Glove’ Gary Payton for completing the Galaxy Opal Tier of Unlimited
  • Amar’e Stoudemire for getting 99 Stars in NBA 75 Domination
  • And ‘The Iceman’ George Gervin in MyTEAM: Draft (with a new ticket added for all Draft players during Season 2)

You can also pick up Pink Diamond Dave Bing, Amethyst Theo Ratliff, and Sapphire Jimmy Butler from the Players section in The Exchange, or add Pink Diamond Chris Mullin, Diamond Bingo Smith, Amethyst Montrezl Harrell, & Ruby Cole Anthony from the Token Reward Market. By the way, have you earned or played against the Holographic Ball yet? Collect the common Bronze, Silver, and Gold basketballs, and complete the Token Collection Lifetime Agendas for Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby players to hypnotize your competition with this psychedelic basketball. 

On top of everything here, new Dynamic Duos are being added for the new ’22 Series 1 players as well as previously released players from Season 1. Stay on the lookout for Duos that could give your lineup that extra boost needed to play your best online. 

There is so much to experience in MyTEAM each week, but there is never a bad time to jump in if you are just getting started. Thank you for checking out all the latest in MyTEAM, and I’m looking forward to catching everyone on the court in Season 2! 

THE W ONLINE

CR11 Tiers The W Online

The W Online is the main place for WNBA fans to connect with friends and earn rewards. In this highly competitive arena, join forces with friends, or play solo, and go toe-to-toe with rivals to elevate your game and earn Season XP by playing games. Last season featured two historic contacts: one from the Houston Comets and another from the New York Liberty. Season 2 is adding to your ever-growing contact list and giving you a chance to connect with legendary center Rebecca Lobo and former WNBA player turned WNBA coach Teresa Weatherspoon. Climb the tiers of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum to earn up to 4,000 VC, a Seasonal Clothing Bundle, a Breast Cancer Awareness shirt, and 2K Breakthrough Gear, plus an extra Badge Point, and the Takeover Perk Picker. Make the most of your contacts and grow your game to take on grueling competition and accumulate more exciting rewards!

COLUMBIA RECORDS

2KBeats Columbia Records

All year long, NBA 2K22 will feature a handful of artists from up-and-coming musicians to established icons. In partnership with Columbia Records, one of the most respected labels in the world, 2K is excited to showcase their artists in the soundtrack and at Club 2K. There’s a diverse range of artists you can listen to in-game; whether you’re roaming about or in the heat of a game. Take a look below at all the new Columbia Records artists and tracks coming to NBA 2K22:

  1. “Prada” by 24kGoldn ft. Lil Tecca
  2. “MIA” by SSGKobe
  3. “Pocket Rocket” by Cochise
  4. “family ties” by Baby Keem ft. Kendrick Lamar
  5. “STAY” by The Kid LAROI ft. Justin Bieber
  6. “Story Time” by Fivio Foreign
  7. “THATS WHAT I WANT” by Lil Nas X
  8. “Black Hearted” by Polo G
  9. “Love Letter” by Scorey
  10. “Harmony” by 347aidan
  11. “ONE PUNCH” by Aries
  12. “JUGGERNAUT” by Tyler, the Creator ft. Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams

CLOSING REMARKS

Season 2 is going to be a ride and we’re eager for you to begin earning all of the new rewards. In addition, the events coming will offer new experiences and continue broadening the scope of NBA 2K22. Don’t forget to stay on top of your quest log and continue leveling up, it’s an important part of becoming a Legend. Now you know what’s to come and what it takes to Build Your Empire!