NBA 2K23 Update 4.0 (January 9) - patch notes & download size

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You can tell it's almost time for a brand new season of NBA 2K23 because a brand new update and patch notes have just dropped. There's content for both next and current-gen players.

We've compiled everything you need to know in one handy place including how much hard drive space you're going to need to get the already huge game file updated.

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NBA 2K23 Update (January 9) download size

On Xbox Series X/S, NBA 2K23 update 4.0 is coming in at around 4.9GB. For PS5 players, it is a lot smaller at only 2.84GB.

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This isn't necessarily going to add to the game file as some of the update may be replacement files. But for Xbox players, the overall size may start to tip 170GB after this update.

NBA 2K23 Next-Gen Patch Notes (January 9)

GENERAL

  • Preparations for NBA 2K23 Season 4, launching this Friday, January 13, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST.
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  • A new game mode, Eras Quick Play, will launch alongside Season 4 this Friday. This new mode is accessible from the Play Now menu and allows you to experience quick play historic matchups with full presentation filters/overlays from any of our supported Eras
  • Resolved a rare disconnect that could occur in Play Now Online games when toggling camera settings
  • The Bob Lanier “16” stripe has been added to the Detroit Pistons uniforms (available in the next roster update)
  • Fixed some visual issues with the City courts for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, and San Antonio Spurs
  • The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:
    • Bol Bol
    • James Bouknight (tattoo update)
    • Oshae Brissett (tattoo update)
    • Clint Capela
    • Jordan Clarkson
    • Mike Conley
    • Torrey Craig (tattoo update)
    • Anthony Davis
    • DeMar DeRozan (tattoo update)
    • Keon Ellis (dynamic hair update)
    • Paul George
    • Aaron Gordon
    • Brandon Ingram
    • Josh Jackson
    • Derrick Jones Jr. (tattoo update)
    • Kai Jones
    • Kyle Kuzma (tattoo update)
    • Damian Lillard (tattoo update)
    • Nassir Little (tattoo update)
    • JaVale McGee
    • Kristaps Porzingis
    • Julius Randle
    • Austin Reaves
    • Terry Rozier
    • Domantas Sabonis
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  • Ben Simmons (tattoo update)
  • Jayson Tatum (tattoo update)
  • Duane Washington (dynamic hair update)
  • Jaylin Williams (tattoo update)
  • The following historic players have received new or updated sculpts:
    • Winston Bennett
    • Michael Curry
    • Greg Foster
    • George Gervin
    • Eddie Jones
    • Jason Kidd
    • Greg Kite
    • Milt Palacio
    • Blair Rasmussen
    • Brian Scalabrine

GAMEPLAY

  • Reduced on-ball steal effectiveness when reaching across the ball handler's body and from behind
  • Medium Anklebreaker reactions have been removed from Triple Threat moves
  • Fixed a rare issue that would cause the player to go beneath the floor if a screen wipe appeared while he was performing a user-controlled rim hang

MyTEAM

  • Addressed zoom and camera focus issues in Triple Threat Online games
  • Fixed an issue with images not loading for Uniform Cards in Option Packs
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  • Lineup rules will now ignore boosted Dynamic Duo gem colors for player cards

MyNBA/THE W

  • Continued stability fixes and improvements have been made for MyNBA, MyNBA Online, and The W
  • Addressed a hang in MyNBA that could occur when going into the Trade Finder menu
  • Season awards in MyNBA can now be overridden with players at positions different from the initial winner
  • Resolved a rare hang in MyNBA that could occur when simulating through the season with a highly customized league
  • Shoes in The W that do not match MyPLAYER’s signed brand can now be equipped in the Street look.
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NBA 2K23 Current-Gen Patch Notes (January 9)

GENERAL

  • Preparations for NBA 2K23 Season 4, launching this Friday, January 13, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM / 8 AM ET /4 PM BST.
  • The Bob Lanier “16” stripe has been added to the Detroit Pistons uniforms (available in the next roster update)
  • Players will now be displayed as expected when viewing a friend's Locker Room in Play Now Online
  • Chairs will now properly appear in locker room cut scenes during Quick Play games
  • A variety of improvements have been made throughout the game when interacting with menus using a mouse
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  • The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:
    • Toni Kukoc

GAMEPLAY

  • Reduced on-ball steal effectiveness when reaching across the ball handler's body and from behind
  • Added more ball/rim interaction variety on made shots rather than all swishes
  • Fixed an issue where the Posterizer and Rise Up badges would not be displayed properly in-game

NEIGHBORHOOD

  • Fixed a rare issue where the Moat court floor could change while moving the camera
  • While events are running, the Deuces courts should now have proper lighting at night
  • Resolved a visual issue that could occur when navigating through your Quest journal

MyCAREER

  • The Next Badge Upgrade menu that is displayed at half-time should now properly show the next upgrade you are closest to earning
  • Resolved an issue where players could end on a blank page when attempting to edit a previously saved jump shot in the Jump Shot Creator
  • Fixed an issue where the team logo would not display on the My Matchup menu

MyTEAM

  • Addressed zoom and camera focus issues in Triple Threat Online games
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  • Fixed an issue with images not loading for Uniform Cards in Option Packs
  • Lineup rules will now ignore boosted Dynamic Duo gem colours for player cards

JORDAN CHALLENGE

  • Multiple graphical updates have been made to improve overall visual fidelity with the time period for specific games
  • Various visual and lighting fixes have been made for the "Father's Day Victory" game
  • Chris Mullin and Wayman Tisdale will now correctly appear in warm-ups during the "Got Next" game

MyLEAGUE

  • We have resolved an issue with certain MyLEAGUE settings not being saved correctly.

NBA 2K23 Current-Gen Patch Notes (January 9)

GENERAL

  • Preparations for NBA 2K23 Season 3, launching this Friday, December 2nd, at 8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BST. Stay tuned for what we have in store!
  • The Bill Russell “6” logo has been added to the court apron for all 28 alternate floors
  • The Black Lives Matter logo has been added to the court floor for all WNBA teams
  • The 2021-22 championship banner has been added to the Golden State Warriors arena
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  • George Mikan’s retired #99 jersey has been added to the Los Angeles Lakers arena
  • Baseline team wordmarks and corner championship trophy graphics have been added to the Chicago Sky arena
  • The mascots for the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers have been updated to reflect real-life design changes
  • The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:
    • Paolo Banchero
    • Oshae Brissett
    • Jimmy Butler
    • Nic Claxton
    • JD Davison (dynamic hair update)
    • Tari Eason (dynamic hair update)
    • Keon Ellis
    • Jerami Grant (dynamic hair update)
    • Ron Harper Jr. (dynamic hair update)
    • D’Angelo Russell (dynamic hair update)
    • Duane Washington Jr.
    • Blake Wesley (dynamic hair update)
    • Robert Williams (dynamic hair update)
    • Ziaire Williams (dynamic hair update)
  • The following historic players have received new sculpts:
    • Chucky Brown (new historic sculpt)
    • Butch Carter (updated historic sculpt)
    • Tyson Chandler (new historic sculpt)
    • Maurice Cheeks (updated historic sculpt)
    • Speedy Claxton (new historic sculpt)
    • Wayne Cooper (new historic sculpt)
    • Ledell Eackles (new historic sculpt)
    • Ernie Grunfeld (updated historic sculpt)
    • Marc Iavaroni (updated historic sculpt)
    • Mike McGee (new historic sculpt)
    • Oliver Miller (new historic sculpt)
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  • Stacey King (new historic sculpt)
  • Mark Olberding (new historic sculpt)
  • Scott Padgett (new historic sculpt)
  • Anthony Peeler (new historic sculpt)
  • Mark Price (new historic sculpt)
  • Malik Rose (new historic sculpt)
  • Doug Smith (new historic sculpt)
  • Vladimir Stepania (updated historic sculpt)
  • Maurice Taylor (new historic sculpt)
  • Luke Travers (dynamic hair update)
  • Darrell Walker (updated historic sculpt)
  • Wally Walker (updated historic sculpt)
  • Scott Wedman (new historic sculpt)
  • Herb Williams (new historic sculpt)
  • Jayson Williams (new historic sculpt)

GAMEPLAY

  • Addressed an issue that was preventing custom difficulty levels from working as intended
  • Increased the frequency of putbacks to bring them more in line with expected levels
  • Adrenaline boost usage has been disabled when sprinting off-ball when on offense
  • Adjusted the logic for body-up animations to improve their reliability in expected circumstances
  • Fixed some issues with Coach's Clipboard to allow ACE Tempo and Rebound settings to work properly

JORDAN CHALLENGE

  • The additional blue three-point line on the Cleveland Cavaliers court in "The Shot" and "69 Points" games has been added
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CITY/PRO-AM/REC/THEATER

  • Continued improvements to performance and stability have been made to enhance the overall experience in the City
  • Resolved some issues with Daily Pick ‘Em to ensure results appear correctly and rewards are given when earned
  • Various visual improvements and updates have been made to Pro-Am and Event related menus
  • Fixed a rare disconnect that could occur during the intro of some City and Ante-Up games
  • Squad invite notifications will now correctly appear when received
  • Players in a squad will now properly leave Pro-Am Walk-On together
  • Addressed an issue that could prevent VC rewards from being received in certain Theater events
  • The player matchup overlay will now appear as expected during Rec game intros
  • Foam fingers will now properly appear in the City when equipped

MyCAREER/QUESTS/PROGRESSION

  • Continued fixes and adjustments have been made to improve the overall quest experience and ensure proper progression throughout the mode
  • Resolved a hang that could occur when attempting to enter the 2K Beats menu after recording a new custom track
  • Addressed an issue that caused certain seasonal quests to not track correctly between saves
  • Made some adjustments to improve tracking for vehicle related quests
  • Fixed a rare timing conflict that could prevent progression on certain J. Cole music quests
  • The quests to create custom music tracks with Bas and Elite should now move forward correctly
  • Various updates and improvements have been made to the Leadership feature
  • Resolved an issue with endorsements to ensure proper progression as contracts are completed
  • The Marketability and Fans values on the Personal Brand menu will now update correctly
  • Fixed an issue with certain drills in Brickley’s Gym that could cause long hangs during dead balls
  • Addressed an issue with the XP progress bar that could incorrectly reflect current progress
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MyTEAM

  • Various improvements and updates have been made to all modes and many menus throughout MyTEAM
  • Due to anti-competitive trends impacting the experience of Unlimited players, Position Lock has been disabled in Unlimited, GameDay, and Tournament modes. Position Lock is still available in MyTEAM’s other multiplayer modes
  • New visuals for Ascension and Draft Modes have been added
  • In Triple Threat Online: Co-Op, the camera will now properly focus on the controlled player and keep them on screen
  • Adjusted the 2K Cam in all Triple Threat modes to keep the three-point arc in view when the ball is under the basket
  • Fixed an issue between active times of Limited Time Events where the event bonuses were incorrectly displayed
  • In the Evolution menu, all badges will now display in the upgrades list
  • You are now able to replace badges on player cards without needing the higher tier version of the badge
  • Addressed some issues that could occur when alternate custom uniform cards are used in the away uniform slot
  • Fixed an issue with the Agenda Tracker not properly displaying progress for some agendas
  • Resolved a rare hang that could occur in the Exhibitions menu
  • Added the ability to view rewards for other tiers in the Clutch Time menus
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from sending duplicate high-tier coach cards to the Auction House under certain circumstances
  • Addressed a rare hang that could be encountered when entering a game

MyNBA/THE W

  • Continued stability fixes and improvements have been made for MyNBA, MyNBA Online, and The W
  • Addressed a hang that could occur during postgame flow in The W Online games
  • Resolved some issues that could occur in later seasons of MyNBA when starting in one of the earlier eras
  • Fixed an issue that could occur in MyNBA when loading a save with less than 23 teams
  • Attempting to draft players from a custom draft class in MyNBA Online will now function correctly
  • Various issues with the offseason in MyNBA Online have been addressed
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  • Resolved a hang that could occur in MyNBA Online when there are multiple pending notifications