As we inch closer and closer to the September 10th release of NBA 2K22 release, we are getting more exciting updates about what we can expect once we finally get our hands on the game. One of the most anticipated features to look forward to is the Courtside Report for The W, which comes on the heels of Candace Parker being announced as NBA 2K’s first female cover athlete.
NBA 2K22 Elevates The W With "The Courtside Report"
Are You Ready?
Building off last year’s unveiling of The W, NBA 2K22 continues to enhance the WNBA mode with added realism and more ways to experience the league both on and off the court.
Here is a preview of what to expect.
The WNBA mode will introduce an all-new badge progression experience, including three playable off-day experiences, while continuing to provide ways to connect with friends online.
Felicia Steenhouse, Senior Producer at Visual Concepts says this year the game will expand upon the most comprehensive sets of game modes and features that accurately affect the WNBA.
“It’s grounded in authenticity and delivers an experience that honors and elevates some of the best ballers in the world: the women of the WNBA. Building off last year’s unveil of The W*, this year continues to enhance the WNBA mode with added realism and more ways to experience the league both on and off the court”
Other features include:
New Player Progression
With a new badge progression feature, players will be able to earn badges to improve their games as they embark on the journey to become WNBA legends. Competing on the court or grinding it out in practice, players will be able to equip and upgrade badges to customize their MyPLAYER builds based on their unique specialties.
The W introduces three new playable activities to make off-days count. Scrimmages, team practices, and contact workouts provide the opportunity for players to hone their craft as they develop throughout the season. In a franchise first, historic and current WNBA stars can be challenged in contact workouts to acquire new skills on one’s own path to greatness.
The W Online
Returning to NBA 2K22 for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S consoles, The W Online brings new ways to connect with the 2K community. Players will be able to link up with friends before the matchmaking process to take to the court as a team. By playing games in The W Online, players will be able to earn Season XP as they level up to earn new prizes and awards.