A new year of basketball means a new game is here.
Get your sneakers ready for the jump ball: NBA 2K22 is coming. Below, we detail all you need to know about the game including its launch day, cover athletes, editions, pre-order bonuses, and more. Are you ready to embark on yet another VC grind this fall? Then you’ve come to the right place.
According to its official announcement release, NBA 2K22 releases September 10, 2021 across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. That date may change as it gets closer, but the team at Visual Concepts has typically been pretty good at sticking to its originally announced date.
Per usual, there are quite a few different trailers for NBA 2K22, all designed to highlight the game’s various modes. Here are the major trailers released thus far.
The NBA 2K22 gameplay trailer
The NBA 2K22 MyTeam trailer
The City Trailer
A first look at the City in NBA 2K22
Gameplay was outlined in Courtside Report #5. Here are the highlights of the blog post.
Builds, Badges, and Takeovers
This year NBA 2K22 exists across three different editions:
Here’s what each one offers as a pre-order bonus:
(Offers access to last-gen and current-gen versions of the game within the same console family.)
As seen above, standard and cross-gen bundles feature Luka Dončić. The 75th-anniversary version has artwork with legendary Big Men Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. If you buy the Standard Edition at GameStop, there’s also a version with WNBA superstar Candace Parker on the front.
Over the last two years 2K released soundtrack playlists for its NBA 2K titles in advance of their release, but that isn’t happening with NBA 2K22. Instead, the developer has simply listed a smattering of artists fans can expect to hear when they boot up the game on September 10.
New music will be added to NBA 2K22 on a seasonal basis, so this selection is likely to expand substantially over the course of the year.
MyCareer was detailed in Courtside Report #7. Here’s a summary of the article.
The City (next-gen)
The Neighborhood (last-gen)
In Courtside Report #6 2K went into great detail on the new features coming to MyTeam in 2K22. Here’s a recap of the major additions.
TTO: The 100
Pick-Up and Skill Challenges
Holo Player Cards
Starters and Option Packs
The MyTeam Base Set
Courtside Report #8 detailed the new features in tow for the MyNBA offering of 2K22. Here’s what we know.
The W was detailed in Courtside Report #4. Here’s what we learned from the blog post.
NBA 2K fans have made a habit out of downloading the latest game’s yearly demo to get a first look at the MyPlayer builder, its badges and potential god builds for the upcoming game. Unfortunately, that doesn’t look to be the case this year, so fans will have to wait until September 10 to start their NBA journey.
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