How to Get Contact Dunks in NBA 2K22

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One of the thrills of playing NBA 2K22 is the ability to dunk the ball over helpless defenders – something that many players are not able to do in real life.

In the game, there are various types and animations of dunks you can perform. One you should definitely look to try in the MyCareer mode is the contact dunk.

However, it is not that straightforward to unlock the move. In the past iterations of NBA 2K, you can slam the ball through contact with no problem as long as your character has a high dunk attribute. But to make the game more realistic, the game developers set some requirements before you can attempt contact dunks.

If you want to learn how to get contact dunks in NBA 2K22, then read through this guide. I will explain the dunk mechanics, contact dunk requirements, and some important tips.

What is a Contact Dunk?

A contact dunk is made when an opponent who is trying to defend or block the ball brushes up against your player’s body.

The contact dunk is actually not some special move. It is only worth two points, of course. And it does not even increase the teammate grade even if the camera will sometimes pan to teammates celebrating on the bench.

This kind of dunk is just a unique in-game animation and purely cosmetic in nature and purpose. Still, users have loved getting and attempting contact dunk because not only is it fun and challenging, but it also hypes the game up when performed successfully.

NBA 2K22 Next-Gen Dunk Mechanics

One of the major changes in NBA 2K22 from the previous is the introduction of the dunk meter.

In the previous games, dunking required minimal effort from the user. By simply pressing the shoot button while sprinting near and toward the basket, your character can make a simple dunk. To modify the dunk to make it dominant or aggressive, you can use the right stick.

This time in NBA 2K22 Next-Gen, if you want a good throwdown, you will need to hit the dunk meter correctly.

It works quite similarly with the shot meter. While sprinting near and toward the rim, pull back on the right stick to open up the dunk meter. You will need to hold the stick to until the fill color reaches the white notch in the meter.

If you release the right stick accurately, the dunk will be successful. Otherwise, the dunk will fail. The lower the dunk attribute, the harder it is to succeed.

Before you start thinking about getting contact dunks, it is more important to learn and practice the new dunk mechanics first. It may take some time, but you will eventually get the hang of it after a lot of trials.

Contact Dunk Requirements

There is a total of eight contact dunks in the game. In order to unlock the animations, the player must meet some minimum requirements in terms of height and attributes.

You will not need to unlock all of them are some contact dunk types are available only for smaller or taller players.

To check out the choices, go to the MyPLAYER tab in the menu and select Animation Store. In the Signature Animation menu, navigate to NBA Dunks and Layups then select Contact Dunks.

Contact Dunk Type

Dunk Attribute

Vertical

Height

Pro Contact Dunks
Off Two

at least 84
driving dunk

at least 70

n/a

Pro Contact Dunks
Off One

at least 84
driving dunk

at least 70

n/a

Elite Contact Dunks
Off Two

at least 92
driving dunk

at least 80

n/a

Elite Contact Dunks
Off One

at least 92
driving dunk

at least 80

n/a

Small Contact Dunks
Off Two

at least 86
driving dunk

at least 85

under 6-foot-5

Small Contact Dunks
Off One

at least 86
driving dunk

at least 85

under 6-foot-5

Pro Big Man
Contact Dunks

at least 80
driving dunk

at least 65

at least 6-foot-10

Elite Big Man
Contact Dunks

at least 90
standing dunk

at least 65

at least 6-foot-10

Keep in mind that upgrading the Posterizer badge will improve your player’s ability to succeed in throwing down dunks in traffic.

The fastest way to unlock badges in NBA 2K22 is to focus on the category you want to upgrade during the game. Thus, it is better to concentrate on scoring inside the paint as much as possible. This way, you can unlock Posterizer more quickly.

Tips to Get Contact Dunk Faster

After reading this guide, you might find learning how to get contact dunks in NBA 2K22 a bit overwhelming. To make it easier for you, below are some tips.

Firstly, you have to make sure that you receive a good amount of attribute upgrade points every game. Aside from padding up the stats, you should also strive to increase teammate grade whenever possible.

Also, because you need to purchase the animation, a lot of VCs is needed. You should definitely have to read up then on how to earn more VCs in NBA 2K22.

Lastly, if contact dunks really are your thing, then it is important to use the right player archetype. You will need to build a player with a good amount of initial and potential dunk attributes and vertical.

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