Taunts, or celebrations, are paramount to any competitive game. Who doesn’t love a moment to gloat about an outstanding play or once-in-a-lifetime moment? Well, NBA 2K22 is set to have one of the best celebrations in all of gaming!
Any NBA 2K21 online player remembers the falling to the ground emote. As one of the most popular celebrations in the game, players simply couldn’t get enough of it. Sort of like “The Floss” in Fortnite. Heck, in some cases, the emote felt like your opponent was rubbing salt in your wounds if you were trailing in the game.
Now, the mind games are about to get better! NBA 2K22 promises to take emotes to the next level with an epic new jump shot celebration. Seriously, just look at this!
Sneak Peek at a new Jumpshot Celebration in 2K22 😳 More new ones coming too
— NBA 2K (@NBA2K) September 5, 2021
Mixing hip hop dancing with something that looks straight out of the WWE ring, this is the kind of celebration that you’ll revel performing after an outrageous slam dunk. Prepare to encounter a bunch of online gamers who’ll make this their default emote in the future, so you better get good or you’ll be on the receiving end of this more often.
And this is only one in a plethora of new developments for NBA 2K22. While the previous edition of the game started a trend of making players work harder for their plays, it appears as if b-ball IQ will be even more important in the latest release. As quoted by Game Informer, gameplay director Mike Wang stated: “If you don’t make the right play, then that’s going to be on you.”
Though, this is exactly what serious basketball fans want to hear. While there will still be modes for a quick play experience, you want a deep dive into the NBA and to control every detail of your team and players. And as everyone knows, plays are everything on the court, so put on your thinking cap… And you’ll be able to celebrate in fashion afterwards!