NBA 2K22 has released its newest gameplay trailer for the upcoming game, and the game’s developers released a number of new features for the game.

Did NBA 2K22 change its defense?

NBA 2K22 has changed its defensive mechanics slightly. For example, the game has rebuilt its shot contest and blocking systems.

  • “This also paved the way to reward basketball IQ much more in our shooting systems,” according to 2K.

The contesting system will remove the “ghost contest” system, where players would randomly be contested on open shots.

  • “On the other hand, properly crowding shooters with good contests will result in plenty of bricks and airballs, as they should,” 2K said in a release.

The system will also take out the “bump steals” issue, too, where players will bump into each other and the ball will get stolen away.

Did NBA 2K22 change its shooting?

Shooting has undergone some changes. The release window will increase. Searching for open looks will lead to better shots from players.

  • “Shot timing still plays a major role in the skill gap (and yes, you still get an additional boost for turning the meter off), but will only take you so far if you’re taking bad shots,” 2K said in a release. “We’ve heavily focus-group tested the new shooting mechanics with players of all skill levels and believe this is the best that shooting has ever felt in NBA 2K.”

Did NBA 2K22 change its dunking?

Dunking won’t be easy, though. Shot blocking will be improved to stop easy dunks at the rim. The game will also change the alley-oop feature, forcing players to hit buttons at the right minute to make it happen.

  • The game will also include a new dunk style creator, giving you the freedom to try out new dunks.

Did NBA 2K22 change its dribbling?

NBA 2K22 will have a massive overhaul of its dribbling situation. Quick flicks on your controller’s stick will lead to better dribbling moves.

  • “There are a ton of other new combos, cancels, and move chains you can pull off this year ... drag dribble hesis (hestiant) spin stepbacks being my personal favorites,” 2K said. “... In a nutshell, quickly sending multiple Pro Stick commands and/or attempting to move in various directions with the left stick just after performing a dribble move will open up a world of new combos that will stifle even the best defenders!”