The NBA 2K22 release date is almost here and there are dozens of pre-order bonuses despite the lack of early access.

There was a worry amongst fans that the game had been delayed, but it’s instead coming out as expected and 2K Games has recently conducted a deep dive gameplay demonstration. Quality of life improvements and new additions have been touted, and – similar to last year – there will be features exclusive to next-gen consoles.

Console players can get a cross-gen bundle to land the game on both PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X, but there are other editions available to buy.

NBA 2K22 | Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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NBA 2K22 | Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer
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When does NBA 2K22 come out?

The release date for when NBA 2K22 will come out is September 10th.

Unfortunately, it appears as though there will not be a prelude demo prior to its launch. There was one for last year’s instalment, so it’s disappointing that 2K are not providing fans with another playable sample.

You can still download the old demo if you wish, but just know that it does not have the new shot meter or this year’s other improvements.

Can you play NBA 2K22 early?

There is no early access release date for NBA 2K22.

An early access launch is not included in any of the pre-order bonuses, which ultimately means that you cannot play the game before September 10th regardless of how much you spend. This isn’t too surprising as there was no such incentive last year.

Although the lack of an initial launch and prelude demo is disappointing for many, the good news is that the game will unlock soon.

Pre-order bonuses

The pre-order bonuses for each edition can be found below:

Standard – £59.99 for PS4/Xbox One, £64.99 for PS5/Xbox Series X:

  • 5K VC + 5K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs
  • MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • Gatorade Boosts
  • Luka Doncic MyPLAYER Jersey
  • Luka Doncic Free Agent Card

Cross-gen Bundle – £74.99:

  • NBA 2K22 for PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X/S
  • Pre-Order Content + Bonus Content:
  • 10K MyTEAM Points + 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 22 MyTEAM Promo Packs
  • MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
  • Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 4 MyPLAYER T-Shirts

75th Anniversary Edition – £84.99:

  • NBA 2K22 for PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Series X/S
  • Pre-Order Content + Bonus Content:
  • 100K VC
  • 10K MyTEAM Points + 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 22 MyTEAM Promo Packs
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
  • Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 4 MyPLAYER T-Shirts