NBA 2K22 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.9.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for NBA 2K22 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 10th 2021 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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NBA 2K22 – Ver. 1.9.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Season 4 is coming this Friday, January 14th!  Are you ready for glory? 

 Updated Player Likeness:

  • NBA
    • Isaac Okoro
    • Malachi Flynn
    • Jalen Johnson
    • Arnoldas Kulboka
    • McKinley Wright IV
    • Mac McClung
    • Luke Jackson
    • Pepe Sanchez
    • Lamond Murray
    • Oliver Miller
    • Grant Long
    • Xavier Tillman
    • Naji Marshall
    • Anthony Lamb
    • Jaden Springer
    • Santi Aldama
    • Isaiah Todd
    • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
    • Devin Booker
    • Killian Hayes
    • Trey Murphy III
    • JT Thor
    • Jared Butler
    • Luka Garza
    • Sandro Mamukelashvili
    • Aaron Wiggins
    • Scottie Lewis
    • Desmond Bane
    • Corey Kispert
  • WNBA 
    • Sabrina Ionescu
    • Yolanda Griffith
    • Candace Parker
  • The user is now required to press the steal button in order to successfully intercept a pass. 
  • Continued stability fixes and improvements have been made for the MyCAREER and Neighborhood experiences.

NBA 2K22 – Ver. 1.8.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Lots of preparation for Season 3 of NBA 2K22, launching this Friday at 8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM GMT!
  • A Gatorade app is now available on the in-game phone when on the cruise ship
  • Slowed down lateral dribble launches and added a shooting penalty that applies for players who zig-zag from side to side excessively before shooting
  • Fixed an issue that was causing ball handlers to hitch and slow down when running in transition
  • Adjusted the Intimidator badge to apply to jump shots in addition to dunks and layups
  • Fixed an issue with Free Throws not visually tallying points in the in-game Agenda Tracker
  • Prevented Series I Agendas from qualifying for all players in the Agenda Tracker
  • Certain Event Cards will now display their names in Auction Outcomes
  • Addressed a few stats that were not updating in the MyTEAM menus

NBA 2K22 – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Tightened collision detection to prevent “ghost” charging/blocking fouls during gameplay.
  • Rebirth (and the associated quest) should once again be attainable for those users still looking to properly acquire it.
  • The Gym Rat badge should once again be attainable for those users still looking to acquire it.
  • Addressed an issue with custom jerseys that resulted in invisible players in MyTEAM games.
  • 2020-21 NBA Championship banners have been raised in the Bucks’ Fiserv Forum.
  • Many more fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K22 across all game modes.

NBA 2K22 – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Season 2: Build Your Empire for NBA 2K22 starts this Friday at 8AM PT.  Read more about our exciting new additions and changes in the new NBA 2K22 Season 2 Courtside Report.
  • Courts/arenas for the following teams were updated to match recent changes made for the new NBA season:
    • Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Dallas Mavericks
    • Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Phoenix Suns
    • Oklahoma City Thunder (+jumbotron)
    • Toronto Raptors
  • The following players and coaches have received new scans and/or had general likeness updates made to them:
  • NBA players updated
    • Jonathan Kuminga
    • Franz Wagner
    • Josh Giddey
    • Moses Moody
    • Evan Fournier
    • Jabari Parker
    • Derrick White
    • Payton Pritchard
    • Keon Johnson
    • Tre Mann
    • Cameron Thomas
    • Trey Murphy III
    • Herbert Jones
    • Charles Bassey
    • Scottie Barnes
    • Isaiah Jackson
    • Etan Thomas
    • Derrick Favors
    • LeBron James
    • Steph Curry
    • Tyler Johnson
    • Marvin Bagley III
  • WNBA players updated
    • Jessica Breland
    • Erica Wheeler
    • Victoria Vivians
    • Tiffany Mitchell
    • Amanda Zahui B.
    • Sylvia Fowles
    • DeWanna Bonner
    • Stefanie Dolson
    • Bria Holmes
    • Layshia Clarendon
    • Natisha Hiedeman
    • Lauren Cox
    • Ruthy Hebard
    • Crystal Dangerfield
    • Emma Cannon
    • Kysre Gondrezick
    • Chelsey Perry
    • Jasmine Walker
    • Arella Guirantes
    • Dijonai Carrington
    • Stephanie Jones
    • Dana Evans
  • Adjusted the logic for several shooting badges (including Chef, Limitless Spot-Up, Difficult Shots, Circus Threes, Rhythm Shooter, Catch & Shoot, Set Shooter, and Stop and Pop) so that each one triggers under the intended conditions and at the proper shooting ranges
  • Fixed an issue that was allowing shimmy hooks to play from the 3PT line
  • Signature animations will now properly reset after using the Build Tester in MyCAREER
  • Various improvements and support for Unlimited and Triple Threat Online: The 100
  • Added support for Recurring and Event Exchanges
  • Various additional improvements to The Exchange to improve the overall user experience
  • Fixed an issue with MyCAREER Player Cards being available in unintended modes
  • Added Event Card support for Auction House searches from My Collection
  • Restarting during Skill Challenges should now work as intended
  • Signed Player Cards will no longer have distorted backgrounds in-game
  • Boosts applied to Shoe Cards will now correctly be applied in games
  • Added support for searching for Shoe Colorway Cards by brand in the Auction House
  • Prevented a case where players could accidently select multiple packs at once in MyTEAM: Draft

NBA 2K22 – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
  • Continued stability and performance improvements have been made to enhance the overall experience.
  • You now have the ability to obtain Skill Boosts directly from your in-game phone no matter where you are on the Cruise Ship.
  • Perfect Release SFX now have descriptive names to make equipping them a more simplified process.
  • Zoom adjustments to the Broadcast camera, based on community feedback.
  • Addressed an issue where the user would sometimes appear over the ocean when accepting an invite to the Cruise Ship.
  • Slightly increased the ball drop speed in MyTEAM.

How to download updates for NBA 2K22 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for NBA 2K22, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.



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