How To Dunk Using The Dunk Meter In NBA 2K22

By Dean James

September 9, 2021

The NBA 2K series has changed up the gameplay over the years here and there, and now NBA 2K22 has made a major change with the way to dunk using the brand new Dunk Meter.

Dunking in basketball is always one of the most exciting moments in any game, so naturally, those playing an NBA 2K game will also want to be able to replicate those moments.

This was fairly simple in the base at its core, though there were some special dunks that required extra button inputs to pull off. NBA 2K22 has changed the game though with the new introduction of the Dunk Meter on next-gen versions only.

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NBA 2K22 | Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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How To Use The Dunk Meter In NBA 2K22

Dunking in the past has been pretty simple, especially if you were a taller player with great dunking abilities. Just going right at the rim and shooting would usually lead to a dunk of some sort.

That is not the case in NBA 2K22 however, as the game has introduced what is known as the Dunk Meter with the new aggressive skill dunks. This is something that adds more finesse into the act of dunking, which some people may not like.

To use this new dunk system, what you need to do is head towards the basket as you normally would for a dunk and pull back on the right analog stick to take the shot. Rather than just dunk right away, you will instead notice an icon pop up with a new Dunk Meter on it that you have to utilize.

When you pull back on the right analog stick, you’ll see a circular meter start to fill up with yellow in a clockwise motion from what would be midnight and back all the way around.

Within this meter though, you’ll see a green portion that has a white line in the middle of it. This range is where you want to aim, with the ultimate goal being to get as close to the white line as possible.

Missing this range when trying to dunk will lead to you failing completely, so you will have to keep trying until you get the hang of it.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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