NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition Release Date And Features Explained

Find out when NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is coming to an iOS platform of your choice.

There is a new NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition that will be arriving exclusively on iOS platforms. This game will be arriving as part of the Apple Arcade subscription system. Apple Arcade basically allows users to play a ton of games with just one paid subscription. One of the headliners is the addition of NBA 2K22 to this service. Scroll down and find out when the game is coming out as well as the features.

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition Release Date

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition Release Date And Features Explained

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition was announced for release on 14th September. However, there isn’t any concrete release date as of now. All news about this game is just on the basis of rumors at this point. However, one can expect a release by the end of this month, after the launch of the iPhone 13.

All the new features in Arcade Mode


  • Create your own player: Make your own player by choosing between physical characteristics like height, wingspan, weight, playstyle & more.
  • Choose your preferred position and play for your favorite team in the league.
  • Modify your stats and build your own unique player: Choose specific stats and attributes to make your player build specific for a position.
  • MyCOURT: Enter into your own private court and hold some practice drills. Use the tutorials to improve your player’s abilities.
  • Embark on your own NBA journey from a young rookie out of college all the way to being an NBA legend in the 2K22 Arcade Edition.

Quick Match Modes

  • Play Now: Choose any team from the current-gen and play against rivals from around the NBA in 5v5 mode basketball games.
  • Blacktop Mode: Select any of your favorite players and play some street basketball in either 1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 game modes

Association Mode

  • NBA manager: Take control by building your dream team. Make players trades and look out for cheap free agents to improve your team. Become the best GM since LeBron.
  • Read some scout reports. You can also add these prospects to your NBA team through the Draft mode. Improve them and make them your star player. Or include them in trade deals to get yourself a star player from the market. Realism indeed.
  • You will also get complete control over your team’s contracts, finances, salaries, personnel, and much more in the game. To manage your finances well and become the most successful Franchise in the NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition.

Online Multiplayer Mode

  • You will be able to choose one out of the 30 NBA teams. Connect online and go head-to-head against a friend via the multiplayer system.
  • Online Multiplayer games: You will also be able to take part and play in real-time PVP basketball. These online matches will connect you with players from across the world.

Controller Optimization

  • The controls have been smoothened out and optimized for a better gameplay experience. However, the basics remain the same, making them feel natural and similar.
  • There is also a new lite controller mode for easier controls.
  • You will also get some helpful AI to assist for both offense and defense.

Cross-Platform Gameplay

  • You will now be able to play on your own or against friends. This can be achieved via the iCloud feature on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. However, it works with Apple products only for now.
  • There are also some refreshed compatibility changes for the Xbox or PS DualShock controllers.

This is everything that you need to know about the features and release date of NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition. While you are here you can also have a look at our NBA 2K22 Wiki to learn more about the game.