NBA 2K22 release date is officially here

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After a long wait the NBA 2K22 release date is finally here!

With the release finally here, we've got our NBA 2K22 next gen review in progress and you won't want to miss out on the new features!

Read on to find out everything we know so far about the NBA 2K22 release date and our first thoughts on NBA 2K22 on next gen consoles.

UPDATED - Next gen leapfrogs over current gen

We expected there to be plenty of differences between the two systems, but NBA 2K22 is definitely tailored towards next gen this year. Game modes like The City took a big leap forward this year.

With MyCAREER and The City working hand in hand, the game feels a lot more fluid, something that current gen players won't be able to experience.

The City in NBA 2K22
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GATHER AROUND: The City is chalk full of players anxious to level up

If you'd like to read on through our next gen review, head here to check out all the new features that are available.

NBA 2K22 Release Date, Covers Revealed

The NBA 2K22 release date was September 10, 2021 and the game is available for all to play NOW!

Luka Doncic graced the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle as cover athlete, while legends Dirk Nowitzki, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kevin Durant are on the 75th Anniversary Edition.

NBA 2K22 covers
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LEGENDARY: Three iconic covers have been revealed for NBA 2K22

WNBA star Candace Parker was also selected as the first ever female cover athlete in a GameStop exclusive Standard Edition marking the WNBA 25th Anniversary that will only be available in North America.

Purchase NBA 2K22 Today

NBA 2K22 is officially available to purchase now from any of the following links!


NBA 2K21 made the first leap onto Next Gen consoles with a release on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but it came following the game's initial launch on current gen consoles and platforms.

Last year, we saw NBA 2K21 release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Those platforms have rung true once again, as NBA 2K22 released worldwide on all of them with only Xbox Series X|S and PS5 being considered next gen.

Gameplay Trailer

Take a look at the official Gameplay Trailer below.

Season 1 of NBA 2K22 starting soon!

Start to play through the Challenges and Agendas coming soon to claim your rewards. The best part is that the Seasons won't just affect MyTEAM anymore.

This gives players that participate in MyCAREER and The W more chances to claim rewards during each six week season.

The season schedule in NBA 2K22
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CALL TO BALL: Hit the court on release day to start claiming your rewards in NBA 2K22

The first season was released on September 10, 2021, and players can work their way to Level 40 for that six week period. As you work your way through you'll level up in MyCAREER and MyTEAM and will receive a variety of rewards.

For an in-depth look at what to expect for Season 1 and some of the rewards available, head here!

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