How do you earn VC without spending money in NBA 2K22? VC, or Virtual Currency, is the primary form of in-game currency in 2K Sports' basketball simulation. You'll need VC in order to upgrade the Attributes of your MyPlayer in MyCareer (See Also: Best Builds for MyPlayer and MyCareer). You can also use VC to purchase animations from the Animations Store, cosmetics like clothing, and even Card Packs in MyTeam. It's important, then, that you know how to earn VC without spending money. As part of our NBA 2K22 guide, we're going to explain how to increase your in-game income without impacting your real-world bank balance.

NBA 2K22: How to Earn VC without Spending Money

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While the entirety of NBA 2K22 is designed around VC, it can be difficult to know how to earn VC without spending money. On this page, we're going to explain some methods you can use to maximise your income of the in-game currency. However, before we dig into that, it's important to appreciate the real-world value of VC.

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2K Sports currently flogs VC through digital storefronts in the following increments, although pricing may change depending upon your country and selected retailer. We've included the pricing for the UK and USA below:

VC UK Price USA Price
5,000 VC £1.69 $1.99
15,000 VC £3.99 $4.99
35,000 VC £7.99 $9.99
75,000 VC £15.99 $19.99
200,000 VC £39.99 $49.99
450,000 VC £79.99 $99.99

Depending on which version of NBA 2K22 you purchase, there's a good chance you'll have some VC available at the start of the game. For example, the 75th Anniversary Edition comes with 100,000 VC, which is plenty to get you started. Throughout the season, 2K Sports will also reduce the price of some VC bundles, so keep on eye out for any available discounts or savings.

Of course, you'll also earn VC purely for playing NBA 2K22 and progressing through the game. On this page, we're going to introduce some ways your can maximise the amount of VC you earn, so that you don't need to spend real-money at all.

Collect Your Daily Reward

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Each day in NBA 2K22 you'll be able to collect a Daily Reward from your Affiliation's statue in the City. This is random, and sometimes includes XP boosts or clothing discounts. However, occasionally you'll also be awarded VC, which is completely free. Make sure you collect your Daily Reward every day to maximise the chances of VC rewards.

Watch NBA 2KTV

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NBA 2KTV is the series' weekly show which you can access from the main menu screen or during MyCareer by bringing up your Smartphone (left d-pad button) and accessing the NBA 2KTV app. During each episode there'll be interactive elements, allowing you to vote or answer questions for VC rewards. This can be a really quick and easy way to get additional income.

Raise Your Draft Stock

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Should you go to College or G League in MyCareer? Well, if you want to maximise your starting Salary, then you'll want to play through both options. Start in College and win the National Championship, then win the G League to raise your Draft Projection to #1 Pick. This will guarantee you a starting Salary of up to 750 VC per game, which you'll be able to improve through Endorsements and earning a high Team Grade. For more information on which Agent to select, refer to: Palmer Athletic Agency or Berry & Associates in MyCareer.

Complete Quests

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There are dozens of Quests to complete in NBA 2K22, many of which have a time limit. Be sure to play every day and finish as many as possible in order to earn VC. The rewards for each Quest are listed on the Quest screen, and many only take a few minutes to complete. If you can win the Race of the Week, you'll be rewarded with 1,000,000 VC, meaning a millionaire will be crowned every single week in the City. If you need help with music trivia then you can find All Music Trivia Answers in MyCareer through the link.

Play Daily Pick 'Em During the NBA Season

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Daily Pick 'Em is a minigame you'll find around the City and Neighborhood where you can predict the winners of real NBA matches during the season. You can earn VC based on which results you get right, or multiply your income by doubling down and successfully predicting an entire game week.

Play Basketball Matches

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Whether you're competing for the championship in the MyNBA mode, progressing your MyCareer, or just playing pick-up matches in the City, you'll be earning VC based on your performance. One thing worth noting is that you can't earn VC as part of MyTeam, as you'll instead earn MT Points in this mode.

Enter Locker Codes

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You can keep your eyes on All Locker Codes for potential VC rewards. While these generally include MyTeam Card Packs, Tokens, and cosmetic rewards for MyPlayer, 2K Sports does occasionally dish out VC in Locker Codes, so it's worth keeping tabs on our guide to see what's available.

Sign Lucrative Endorsement Deals

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As you progress through your MyCareer, you'll begin to build your Personal Brand across a variety of categories, including how Team Oriented, Flashy, or Corporate you are. By completing different Quests and developing the type of talent you are, you'll unlock lucrative Endorsements which you can sign with a variety of different organisations in order to earn VC. Balancing your Personal Brand is challenging, as many decisions will have both positive and negative consequences. Make sure, however, you're building your side careers in Music and Fashion, and also performing well on the court. These will play a key role in unlocking many Endorsement opportunities.


How do you earn VC without spending money in NBA 2K22? You can refer to our NBA 2K22 guide for more information on the game, and let us know in the comments section below.