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NBA patch notes renew players scans to update their tattoos

There are other changes, too, but that’s the main one we’re taking away from the latest NBA patch notes

Updated: Dec 2, 2021 1:11 pm
Ja Morant NBA 2K22 update patch notes

Update 1.8 for NBA 2K22 was released for both new and current-gen consoles on December 1st, 2021, ahead of the launch of Season 3 on December 3rd, at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm GMT.

According to the patch notes of the official NBA 2K22 site, there have been a lot of amendments made ahead of the new season, as well as a bunch of changes to player likenesses for the next-gens, and a Gatorade app for the current-gens. Here’s a rundown of some of the key changes in the NBA 2K22 Update 1.18 patch notes.

NBA 2K22 current-gen Update 1.8 patch notes

Iced Out
  • A Gatorade app has been added to your in-game phone when on the cruise ship
  • Players who excessively zig-zag before shooting will now receive a points penalty
  • The Intimidator badge now applies to jump shots

NBA 2K22 next-gen Update 1.8 patch notes

  • The Intimidator badge now applies to jump shots
  • The 75th Anniversary logos have been removed from the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz City uniforms as they have in real life
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers City court floor text has been changed to match the real world
  • 2021 NBA Championship banners have been unveiled in the Milwaukee Bucks arena
  • Some players have received player likeness updates, either in the form of completely new scans, tattoo updates or general updates. They include but are not limited to:
    • Santi Aldama
    • Jared Butler
    • Bimbo Coles
    • Jalen Green
    • Usman Garuba
    • Isaiah Jackson
    • Tyrese Maxey
    • Leilani Mitchell
    • Ja Morant
    • Theresa Plaisance
    • Cazzie Russell
    • Stromile Swift
    • A’ja Wilson

There are a few more bug fixes to each generation as well, for the full patch notes, you can check out the official NBA 2K22 patch updates webpage.

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