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Here's when you'll be able to Pre Order NBA 2K22

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Even though NBA 2K22 won’t be released for a few months, players are already thinking about when they'll be able to pre order the game.

Here’s everything we know so far about NBA 2K22 platforms, editions, price, and when you should be able to pre order the game.

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NBA 2K22 Release Date

2K always releases the title at least a month before the NBA season tips off.

There isn’t an official release date for NBA 2K22 just yet, but if we look at previous years we can get a pretty good idea of when it could be.

NBA 2K21 dropped on September 4, 2020, which was the first Friday of the month. In fact, 2K has consistently released the game by the end of the first week in September.

Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder handles the ball in NBA 2K22.
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ONLY A FEW MONTHS: NBA 2K22 will probably be dropped in just over three months.

Going off of past years, NBA 2K22 will likely release sometime between September 3, 2021 and September 10, 2021.

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NBA 2K21 did not have an early access period even for those who were able to pre order the game. However, since NBA 2K21’s release date was delayed it’s possible that changes this year for NBA 2K22.

Even if there is no early access, 2K usually makes a demo available before the game releases. Find out everything there is to know about the demo right here.

When can you pre order NBA 2K22?

There isn’t any official information about the NBA 2K22 pre order, but we can look at last year’s NBA 2K21 release as a reference.

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell celebrating in NBA 2K22.
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PRE-ORDER SOON: NBA 2K22's pre-orders might go live in the next month.

NBA 2K21 became available to pre order on July 2, 2020, so it’s safe to assume NBA 2K22 should have pre orders go up in the next month or so.

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You’ll be able to pre order NBA 2K22 from all major retailers including Amazon, GAME (UK), GameStop, and of course the PlayStation and Xbox stores.

READ MORE: All the contenders to be the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete

Price

NBA 2K21 went for $59.99 on current gen platforms and $69.99 on next gen platforms, so we can expect NBA 2K22 to continue that trend.

This $10 increase between platforms is typical for sports games.

Although, special editions of the game could cost more. Last year’s Mamba Forever Edition was priced at $99.99. Whatever the legend edition is this year, it will likely cost the same amount.

Pre Order Rewards

NBA 2K always includes benefits for its most dedicated players who pre order the title.

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant dribbles between his legs in NBA 2K22.
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LEGEND EDITION: Kobe Bryant was featured on last year's legend edition, but who will be on it this year?

NBA 2K21’s pre order rewards varied depending where it was bought from, but there were some overarching pre order bonuses everyone received. This can help us predict what you could gain from ordering NBA 2K22 before it’s released.

NBA 2K22’s pre order bonuses are probably going to include thousands of Virtual Currency, thousands of MyTEAM Points, MyTEAM Promo Packs, a MyPLAYER Shoe collection, and other great benefits.

The Legend Edition of the game will have the most significant rewards and bonuses. NBA 2K21’s Mamba Forever Edition pre order came with much greater benefits for MyTEAM, MyCAREER, and MyPLAYER.

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