Consider this: we understand that the gacha element is prohibitively expensive, but 2K Sports has historically been quite generous with its card collecting modes. While we can't guarantee that NBA 2K22 will follow in the same footsteps, the very nature of basketball lends itself to this format – it's not like FIFA, where EA Sports can pad out packs with players from Ligue 2 – and while we can't say for certain that NBA 2K22 will be the same, the very nature of basketball lends itself to this format.
So, what's new for this year, exactly? The most significant addition, as previously announced, is the return of Drafts, which will allow you to assemble time-limited squads ba
According to the Courtside Report, "At the start of each run in Triple Threat Online: The 100, you will receive 100 points."After each game, whether you win or lose, the number of points your opponent scores against you will be deducted from your total of 100 points. Once you reach zero, you must run over the finish line to avoid being relegated to the bottom tier of prizes.”This should, in theory, mean that everyone will be able to qualify for the second tier of prizes, which we believe is a positive development.
Weekly and Moment Challenges are also being revamped, with 2K Sports putting a greater emphasis on player retention than ever before. The ability to participate in Pick-Up Challenges will be available once per day, with your opponent determined by the strength of your squad. Because you'll be able to receive a different reward every 24 hours, everything is designed to encourage you to return on a consistent basis throughout the week. In addition, there will be new Event Cards to collect, and completing the collection will reward you with a variety of different prizes including NBA 2K22 MT.
In order to encourage players to purchase cards from the Pack Market, you will be able to obtain limited edition holographic versions of cards that can only be obtained by opening packs.2K Sports is betting on the fact that people will open their wallets because of the “limited edition” aspect of these cards, even though they will have the same stats and attributes as the “standard cards.”You'll also be able to have your cards "graded" for MP bonuses, although the explanation provided in the blog posts is a bit cryptic, so we'll have to test that out for ourselves for the time being.
In the Courtside Report, there is a plethora of additional information – a frightening amount, to be honest – but the most important thing to know about the game is that 2K Sports is adding a lot more depth to the customisation aspect, as well as marking celebrities and professional players with icons, so you’ll be able to identify them should you happen to meet them online. There's a lot to look forward to, then – assuming you can get past the microtransactions, that is, of course.