NBA 2K22 WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition makes history

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With all the news surrounding NBA 2K22, a special shout-out needs to go to 2K for their ability to make history. For the first time, a woman will wear the title of NBA 2K Cover Athlete.

This is a historic moment for gaming and basketball. For too long women have had to deal with minimal representation in the world of sports and gaming.

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With the release coming soon, and Season 1 starting the same day, let's get you ready for the NBA 2K22 WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition.


UPDATED - Time to prep for Season 1 "Call to Ball"

The first of 9 seasons will debut on release day and players will have six weeks to get to Level 40 and claim all the rewards available.

When speaking of rewards, you can expect to get a wide range of items, from new cards to new apparel. Even better news is that now the seasons will expand to MyCAREER and The W.

The Seasons road map in NBA 2K22
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ROAD MAP: Jump on at release date and start leveling up in NBA 2K22

You'll need to hit those challenges quickly to earn rewards as there are only six weeks per season. The roadmap lays out the seasons perfectly with fresh new content every six weeks.

To get an insider look at the Season 1 roadmap, follow this link!

WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition: Who's on the cover?

Past, present, and future legends are the only options when it comes to choosing a cover for NBA 2K. For the cover of the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition, the people at 2K chose someone that represents each of those eras.

Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky is on the cover of a special edition of NBA 2K22
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LEGENDARY: Candace Parker is the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition cover athlete

2K went with Candace Parker, not only a WNBA legend but a lover of video games growing up. Parker, a former MVP, and WNBA All-Star understood and appreciated that she was chosen to be on the cover.


Cover star's comment on NBA 2K22

Candace Parker is happy that 2K is doing its part to bring more recognition to the sport with this edition of NBA 2K22. The celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the WNBA is a perfect time to bring more attention to women's sports.

Here's what Candace Parker had to say:

WNBA 25th Anniversary Pre Order Rewards

Great news, as with many special edition versions of NBA 2K22, you can claim sweet rewards if you pre order. If you pre order the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition of NBA 2K22 you can expect these rewards.

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week)
  • A Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type
  • A Boost for each Gatorade Boost type
  • Luka Doncic MyPLAYER Jersey
  • 95 Rated Luka Doncic MyTEAM Free Agent Card

Remember, pre order rewards are only available through 9/9/2021

How to buy NBA 2K22 WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition


This edition of the game will only be available as a physical copy through GameStop in North America.

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It'll also only be available for the next gen systems, Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

Head here, if you're looking to pre order this version of the game.


Looking to check out the teaser trailer for NBA 2K22? Check this out:

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