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NBA 2K22 Dec. 1 Update 1.8 Patch Notes Explained: Current and Next Gen

The latest patch brings gameplay fixes, player likeness updates and more in preparation of the Season 3 launch in NBA 2K22 on Current and Next Gen.
The latest patch brings gameplay fixes, player likeness updates and more in preparation of the Season 3 launch in NBA 2K22 on Current and Next Gen. / Image courtesy of 2K

The latest major patch for NBA 2K22 has just gone live in anticipation for NBA 2K22 Season 3.

For those ready for Season 3: Iced Out to officially go live, here's a breakdown of the NBA 2K22 Dec. 1 Update 1.8 patch notes for Current Gen and Next Gen.

NBA 2K22 Dec. 1 Update 1.8 Patch Notes Explained: Current Gen

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Here is the list of patch notes for the Dec. 1 update for NBA 2K22 Current Gen:

General

  • 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

MyTeam

  • 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 Dec. 1 Update 1.8 Patch Notes Explained: Next Gen

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Here is the list of patch notes for the Dec. 1 update for NBA 2K22 Next Gen:

General

  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur at halftime in various modes
  • Removed the 75th Anniversary logos from the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz City uniforms to mirror real world usage
  • 2021 NBA Championship banners have been unveiled in the Milwaukee Bucks arena
  • The baseline text on the Cleveland Cavaliers City court floor has been updated to reflect recent real world changes
  • The following players and coaches have received new scans and/or had general likeness updates made to them: Santi Aldama, Cole Anthony, Desmond Bane, Saddiq Bey, James Bouknight, Jared Butler, Josh Christopher, Ayo Dosunmu, Usman Garuba, Luka Garza, Killian Hayes, Bones Hyland, Isaiah Jackson, Isaiah Joe, Jalen Johnson, Herbert Jones, Kai Jones, Tre Jones, Corey Kispert, Saben Lee, Kira Lewis Jr., Theo Maledon, Kenyon Martin Jr., Tyrese Maxey, Jaden McDaniels, Leilani Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Theresa Plaisance, Paul Reed, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Jaden Springer, Jae'Sean Tate, Xavier Tillman, Ziaire Williams, RJ Barrett, Devin Booker, Brandon Clarke, Chris Duarte, Jalen Green, JaMychal Green, Quentin Grimes, Tre Mann, Trey Murphy III, Payton Pritchard, Karl-Anthony Towns, A'ja Wilson, Mike Bantom, Bimbo Coles, Josh Giddey, Justin Holiday, Luke Jackson, Grant Long, Oliver Miller, Ja Morant, Lamond Murray, Gregg Popovich, Otto Porter, Cazzie Russell, Pepe Sanchez, Stromile Swift, Derrick White

Gameplay

  • 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
  • Defensive positioning logic improvements have been made to help CPU screen defenders guard the pick and roll more effectively
  • Added new “Cutter Help” defense that enables help defenders to recognize an off-ball cut to the basket and position themselves to guard it. This can be disabled with the Drive Help setting in the defensive settings menu

The City

  • Various stability and performance improvements have been made throughout the City
  • Resolved some issues that could occur when attempting to join a friend at the Gatorade private courts

MyCareer

  • Continued fixes and adjustments have been made to improve the overall quest experience and ensure that all quests are tracking and completing properly
  • The Edit Playbook menu should now function correctly once unlocked
  • You are now able to change your selections when using the Suggest Free Agents menu

MyTeam

  • Fixed an issue with custom uniforms that could allow users to show up invisible in multiplayer games
  • 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
  • Updated the thumbnails on uniform cards to reflect new sponsor patches
  • Improved ball bounces for locker code and Triple Threat Online: The 100 Ball Drops

MyNBA/The W

  • Continued stability fixes and improvements have been made for MyNBA, MyNBA Online, and The W
  • You can now properly make changes to team rotations in MyNBA Online

Overall, it's going to be very spicy seeing how the community reacts to this patch considering it supposedly got rid of the side-to-side cheese.