12 Sep 2021 8:40 AM +00:00

NBA 2K22: Everything you need to know post-launch

The release of NBA 2K22 is finally here and with it, Season 1 (Call to Ball) is LIVE and ready for you to start grinding.

There are already some patch updates coming as well as players have experienced some bugs when first playing the game. We've got the information you'll need on that as well!

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With the game finally here, we're excited to keep you informed on everything happening in NBA 2K22 this year!

LATEST - Our NBA 2K22 Review

Check out our review of NBA 2K22 on next-gen platforms and see if the game has finally taken things to another level or is stuck in the past.


Patch Update for Day 1

As with most games, there's always a patch update to fix the game immediately after the game launches. This shouldn't be thought of as a problem though, it's great to see developers ready to fix games.

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CHECK FOR UPDATES: Be sure to update to the recent download before launching NBA 2K22

The first update was essentially a bug fix on all platforms. We know that it took a little extra time to download on PS5 than it did on Xbox Series X|S. Unfortunately, NBA 2K22 hasn't released the patch notes just yet.

For what we know about the first patch in NBA 2K22, follow this link!


NBA 2K22 Release Date

NBA 2K22 was officially released on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Release time varied based on your time zone, with North America having static times, while international time zones release at midnight local time.

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You can also purchase from the official NBA 2K22 site itself right here.

NBA 2K22 Covers, Editions

NBA 2K22 has five stunning covers across its many editions.

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks graces the cover of both the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundles this year, but that's just the beginning.

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TAKE YOUR PICK - Luka Doncic plus three NBA legends share the Cover Athlete duties

To celebrate the founding of the NBA, the NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition has legends Dirk Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the cover along with current NBA veteran Kevin Durant.


Meanwhile, WNBA legend and Chicago Sky's own Candace Parker is on the cover of a special Standard Edition sold exclusively in North America through GameStop, and Rui Hachimura is getting a regional Standard Edition cover in Japan.

You can find more details here about all of the various cover athletes for NBA 2K22.

New Gameplay Features

2K has revealed all of the new features in NBA 2K22, including changes to its core game modes! Check out all of the changes added to next-gen and current-gen editions here.

This list includes big expansions for The City, The Neighborhood, MyCAREER, MyTEAM, and plenty more - but some things like The City and MyNBA will remain next-gen exclusives.


The very first NBA 2K22 reveal trailer went live on July 14, 2021, and it's been a roller coaster ever since!

Take a look at the official Gameplay Trailer below:


See the new look of The City and The Neighborhood in the exciting trailer below:

Check out the latest on NBA 2K22 trailers here, including behind the scenes footage with some of this year's cover athletes.

New Badges Revealed

Per a Courtside Report NBA 2K22 revealed new features and 17 new badges coming to the game.

These badges already look strong, so let's dive into all of the new NBA 2K22 badges!


Season 1 is set to begin on Sept. 10

With the release date for NBA 2K22 finally here, you should get started grinding XP in Season 1.

Before, Seasons in NBA 2K22 were only specific to MyTEAM. Now, they will influence MyCAREER and The W with some of the best rewards affecting how you can enjoy The City.

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THE SCHEDULE: Stay on top of the NBA 2K22 Season schedule with this road map

You'll want to stay on top of the schedule and claim all the rewards you can before the season ends after six weeks. Season 1 began on September 10, 2021, and you can learn more about it by heading here!