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NBA 2K22 PC System Requirements: Recommended Specs

NBA 2K22 released for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 10, 2021.
NBA 2K22 released for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 10, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

The NBA 2K22 system requirements are crucial for PC players to know beforehand to ensure their gaming hardware will be capable of delivering the experience 2K is aiming for.

Here are the recommended specifications for those looking to play NBA 2K22 on PC.

NBA 2K22 PC System Requirements: Recommended Specs

Those on PC should try to make sure their rig's specs are around the ballpark of these recommended system requirements before they decide to launch the game.

Here are the recommended PC specs for NBA 2K22:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB / ATI® Radeon R9 270 2GB or better
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Storage: 80 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card 
  • Dual-analog gamepad: Recommended

Here are the minimum PC specs for NBA 2K22:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit 
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 450 1GB / ATI® Radeon HD 7770 1GB or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 80 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x compatible 
  • Dual-analog gamepad: Recommended
  • Notes: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2012.

One last note 2K emphasizes, is that in order to play NBA 2K22 on PC, you need a processor capable of supporting SSE 4.2 and AVX.

Some other things to keep in mind is that for the second year in a row, NBA 2K22 on PC does not support crossplay and runs on the Current Gen version of the game, meaning it will have the Cancha del Mar cruise ship Neighborhood rather than the City in MyCareer.