NBA 2K23 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 4.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for NBA 2K23 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 9th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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NBA 2K23 – Ver. 4.0

  • Release date: January 9th 2023 (North America, Europe) / January 10th 2023 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Preparations for NBA 2K23 Season 4, launching this Friday, January 13th, at 8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BST. Stay tuned for what we have in store!
  • 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
  • The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:
    • Toni Kukoc
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Addressed zoom and camera focus issues in Triple Threat Online games
  • Fixed an issue with images not loading for Uniform Cards in Option Packs
  • Lineup rules will now ignore boosted Dynamic Duo gem colors for player cards
  • 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
  • Resolved an issue with certain MyLEAGUE settings not being saved correctly.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Take-Two

NBA 2K23 – Ver. 3.0

  • Release date: December 1st 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 2nd 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • 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!
  • New City alternate courts and uniforms have been added for all NBA teams currently using them
  • Baseline team wordmarks and corner championship trophy graphics have been added to the Chicago Sky arena
  • The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:
    • Jimmy Butler
    • Tyson Chandler
    • Nicolas Claxton
    • Moses Moody
    • Frank Ntilikina


  • 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


  • Multiple updates to the Jordan Challenge arenas have been made to improve the historical accuracy
  • Player positions will now be correctly displayed in the Starting Lineups


  • Continued improvements to performance and stability have been made to enhance the overall experience on the G.O.A.T. Boat
  • Various lighting improvements have been made on the Platinum deck and Deuces courts while active events are running
  • The option for players to set their spawn point to the Game Room has been removed
  • Fixed an issue where a faint black border could be seen on some tattoos
  • Player icons will now properly update when the MyPLAYER appearance has been changed
  • Players will now be taken to the correct screen when accessing the Jumpshot Creator from the Gameplay Animation menu
  • The ‘New’ animation indicator will now appear when viewing the Gameplay Animation menu after buying a new animation
  • The Funnel jumpshot meter will now correctly display in the Gameplay Animation menu


  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when attempting to load a save
  • Decision prompts will now appear more quickly during postgame interviews 


  • 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
  • Added new visuals for Ascension and Draft Mode
  • 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 3-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 issues that could occur when alternate custom uniform cards are used in the away uniform slot
  • Fixed issues 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


  • Resolved an issue in MyLEAGUE Online where the season wouldn’t continue when reaching the playoffs
  • Addressed an issue where team control could be switched when disconnecting and reconnecting a controller during local multiplayer games
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Take-Two

NBA 2K23 – Ver. 2.0

  • Release date: October 19th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • The Bill Russell “6” logo has been added to the court floor for all 30 NBA teams
  • The Bill Russell “6” patch has been added to the uniforms for all 30 NBA teams
    • Resolved an issue that would cause compression shorts to clip into players
    • Multiple shoe and clothing updates that improve their visual quality
    • Player Likeness Updates:
      • Tyrese Haliburton
      • Patrick Beverley
      • John Salley
      • Courtney Williams
      • John Wall
      • Charlie Brown
      • Caleb Martin
      • Garrison Matthews
      • RJ Hampton
      • Tre Mann
      • Riquna Williams
      • Sue Bird
      • Jonquel Jones
      • Brionna Jones
      • Satou Sabally
      • Malik Fitts
      • Kurt Thomas
      • John Drew
      • Michael Cage
      • Allen Leavell
      • Jay Humphries
      • Blue Edwards
      • Johnny Davis
      • Brevin Knight
      • Mamadou N’Diaye
      • Marcus Fizer
      • Gene Banks
      • Cliff Robinson
      • Gary Grant
      • John Long
      • Ed Pinckney
      • Willie Burton
      • Kevin Ollie
  • Fixed an issue with certain standing layups that would cause them to fade away from the rim instead of towards it
  • Dream Shake badge will now lessen the penalty when chaining multiple fakes together
  • Fixed an issue with shot fakes that could force the player to go out of bounds unintentionally
  • CPU players no longer use layup timing as they were unrealistically proficient with it
  • Air balls will no longer occur when shot timing is slightly early, slightly late, or better
  • Shot timing will now work correctly for hook shots when playing online games
  • Increased the boost duration of Adrenaline while off-ball
  • Resolved issues with hitching and abrupt stops in motion. This was both a visual and a control issue
  • The frequency of contact dunks on lower difficulty levels has been increased
MyCAREER / Neighborhood:
  • Resolved an issue where Pro-Am players were unable to ready up when entering from the Gatorade Gym elevator
  • MyPLAYER’s in-game appearance in the builder will no longer reset to default hair when creating a new save
  • Fixed an issue where players could not re-enter The Bridge after an event ended
  • In The Galleon and MyCOURT, players will now walk full out of bounds before being passed the ball (no more errant turnovers)
  • For REC, changed the AI spawn time in a Rec lobby from 90 seconds to 10 minutes
  • Toned down the idling sound for the hoverbike
  • Resolved an issue where Season XP animated slowly during the end game recap
  • Fixed an issue where the endorsement popup in the recap screen had no background making it difficult to read
  • Fixed an issue where the Daily Prize UI would overlap the Birds Eye overlays
  • Resolved a MyCOURT hang that could occur when a guest starts a shootaround at the same time the host starts a drill
  • Fixed an issue where the 0 would not display when the game clock was greater than 10 minutes
  • Game scores should now properly be reflected on the jumbotron in Jordan Challenge games
  • Updated the end of game Goal Progress overlay to better distinguish from previously completed goals and goals completed within the current game
  • The Challenge Progress overlay should now properly display as the user approaches the goal in “Start of a Dynasty”
  • Challenge Stars should no longer flicker when user scrolls through the game list
  • Various improvements and updates have been made to all modes and many menus throughout MyTEAM
  • An anti-competitive check for idle players has been added to Multiplayer modes in MyTEAM
  • Added the option to turn off visual Era filters in Single Player modes from the pause menu. Era filters will not appear in Limited games
  • High level Coach Cards will now give appropriate boost amounts (Pink Diamond Jerry West now gives +6 to attributes!)
  • Updated the Wheel Spin to make the location of featured prize slots less confusing
  • Players will no longer receive losses on their menu records when their opponent quits
  • Cards and configurations in Triple Threat Online: Co-Op will now be saved after games are played
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when quitting Triple Threat Online: Co-Op games
  • Fixed an issue where the adaptive coaching engine (ACE) was reset to default settings in multiplayer games
  • Added a ‘Trophy Case’ category to The Exchange
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the “Level Up” Trophy/Achievement from unlocking in MyTEAM
  • Replacing badges on a Player Card from the Edit Player menu will now work correctly
  • Playbooks will now save as expected in the Coaching tab of Edit Lineups
  • Dynamic Duos will now consistently report their boosted overall ratings
  • Dynamic Duo info has been added to the General page on the back of MyTEAM cards
  • Prevented an error that could occur when players have more than 101 wins in Clutch Time modes
  • Fixed the Limited countdown timer reporting different times on the main menu and within Limited
  • Free Agent cards will now warn the player if their final game will be played in Triple Threat modes
  • Prize Balls have received a visual update
  • Fixed the alphabetical order for the “Killer Combos” badge in the Auction House search options
  • Removed Original Owner stickers from Player Cards listed in the Auction House
  • The Original Owner sticker will now only appear in Exhibition Missions requiring Original Owner cards
  • Duplicate player cards will no longer be able to be used in the same Exhibition Mission
  • Addressed a visual issue that could occur when Evolving Player Cards
  • Updated various Historic court floors to improve accuracy
  • Fixed an issue where Community Logos were appearing on both sides of the gamertag
  • Improved the lighting of the crowd in Triple Threat arenas
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Take-Two

How to download updates for NBA 2K23 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for NBA 2K23, 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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