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Original story (published on September 10, 2021) follows:

Just in case you’re racking your brain wondering why NBA 2K22 isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at the micro-blogging site Twitter reveals there are many other are affected as well. As per reports, the basketball game isn’t working at all for the past hour or so.

Complainants state that they’re having trouble even starting up the game as it keeps throwing errors like 4b538e50 and even crashes. For a quick glance, here are some of the reports:


@NBA2K I didnt buy last years game and I’m already regretting buying this years. Servers being down day one is inexcusable. Something needs to change with this company. Just shows they dont give a shit about their community.

Imagine getting banned as soon as 2K come out. Couldn’t connect to servers & banned?

u should refund everyone with a preorder how on earth can you release a game with no servers? I don’t even play online I just want career

Down detector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that NBA 2K22 is indeed going through a glitch as can be seen in the image below:


While the spike has dropped down from its peak now, fresh reports on Twitter are still trickling in, indicating that there’s still no respite from problems on NBA 2K22.

The game was only released a few hours ago today so those that have just purchased it opened up the game for the first time, only to run into errors and crashes. Definitely not the best first impression that can be made.

Any official word on the matter? Negative, as of yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.

But rest assured, we’re keeping tabs on all related developments and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay tuned for updates.

Update 1 (September 10)

04:08 pm (IST): The social media team behind NBA 2k22 posted a couple of tweets regarding the delays players were facing while trying to launch and play the title.

The first tweet acknowledged the problem whereas the follow-up tweet confirmed that the situation is improving. Check them out below:

2K community, epic launch!

A lot of people are trying to ball, so there may be some delays.

Thank you for your passion, excitement and support (Source)

Delays should be minimizing. Entitlements of VC are normalizing and will be fulfilled shortly (Source)

Update 2 (September 11)

01:29 pm (IST): NBA 2K22 players may find some solace in the fact that the developers have rolled out a new patch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox series X, and the Xbox series S that brings stability improvements amongst a couple of other fixes.


Update 3 (September 15)

02:51 pm (IST): It appears that NBA 2K22 players just can’t catch a break with the new title. Fresh reports indicate that many are experiencing problems with the game’s servers.

fix your servers !!! two error codes in a row getting loses for games im not even playing! (Source)

Why are @NBA2K pc west servers dead already? @Ronnie2K unless that’s you, 1/3 people in this game are certified modders. #2k22 #2KCommunity (Source)

2k22 what’s good with the servers On my park I keep getting an error message and my game win won’t count this is the 3rd time in a row (Source)

Update 4 (September 16)

02:21 pm (IST): NBA 2K now says that the latest patch is live on PS5, Xbox Series X, and S and brings stability improvements while fixing several issues.

nba 2k stability patch is live

Update 5 (September 18)

01:33 pm (IST): A new patch has been released for NBA 2K22 for the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 which brings more stability improvements and other fixes as per the release notes.

Update 6 (April 14, 2022)

03:15 pm (IST):2K servers are down and not working as per user reports on Twitter. This could be why people are reporting issues with NBA 2K22 as well. Down Detector also conveys the same.

Update 7 (September 9, 2022)

10:09 am (IST): Many gamers have taken to Twitter (1, 2) to report that NBA 2K servers are currently down or not working for them. Also, reports on Downdetector suggest the same.

Update 8 (September 12, 2022)

06:33 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with 2K servers has now been resolved.

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