NBA 2K22 How to Change from Current to Next Gen PS4 to PS5

A number of players want to know how to change from current to next gen in NBA 2K22 or PS4 to PS5. I’m sure Xbox players want to know the same, but unfortunately, we don’t know how it works there. What this guide aims to do is to show those of you that have gotten the PlayStation 4 version of the game and are playing it on PlayStation 5 how to get the most out of it.

nba 2k22 how to change from current to next gen ps4 to ps5
NBA 2K22 How to Change from Current to Next Gen PS4 to PS5

How to Change NBA 2K22 From Current PS4 To Next Gen PS5

To change NBA 2K22 from current gen to next gen, aka from PS4 to PS5 and back, the first thing that you need to know is that you can only do this if you’re playing on the PS5. It’s basically a way to get the game on PlayStation 4 but then enjoy the full capacity of the PlayStation 5. Think of it as changing the compatibility settings of a program on PC. With all of that said, here are the steps you need to follow. It’s really simple once you know how the system works.

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First off, turn on your console and, in the home menu, flick over and highlight NBA 2K22. Press the Options button on the controller to bring up the side menu. Scroll down to “Game Version” and select it. From there, you can freely change from the PS4 and PS5 aka current to next gen in NBA 2K22. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to download them separately, because the two versions have different features, to say nothing of the higher-res graphics and stuff.

And that’s all there is to it. If you need help with anything else in NBA 2K22, we’ve got a number of other guides that you can check out. For example, we’ve written stuff like How to Become Shirtless, Get Free Custom Shirts – Unlock T-Shirt Creator, and How To Change Affiliations. I think you might find some of them useful.

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26 COMMENTS

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    Dominick herrera

    I got the 75th anniversary but the game version option is not available? How can I play my ps4 version on my 5?

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      Austin

      I am having this same issue!!!

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        Jimmy

        Same did you figure anything out

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          Mel Mac

          I have 17 emails from 2k support asking for more information. The 2 content cards for ps5 75th Ed have no info about which code has the last gen game or vc. 2k support said the red card has the ps4 nba 2k22. I sent them a vid adding the red card card on my nephews account & it was the vc not the game. I asked for a replacement code since they messed up support said it’s nothing they can do. No choice but to give the other dlc to my new ones since he has my vc with no game. F 2k forever

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    Tyson Ratsasombath

    Same with me really need fix tired talking to playstation gamestop and 2k but no one knew anything

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      Ethan Wood

      Yes same thing is happening to me as well, its delaying me from play with my friends

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    Pat

    I just got the NBA 2k22 75th Anniversary version but I do not see the option on switching a game version and I downloaded the codes that comes with it please help

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      Tyson Ratsasombath

      I chatted with 2k support for a little bit and they had me send over some stuff like my receipt and proof of not having it downloaded as well as proof of redeeming the codes, after that they said they were gonna direct me to someone but never did so im waiting on that now

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      Logan

      I’m having the same exact issue and PlayStation support didn’t help and 2k support is taking forever to reply after I sent some pictures

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    Dylan Dhanapala

    I have researched to look on how to play with my friends , but the change game version does not show up on my ps5

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    Devin Neal

    I am trying to buy nba 2k22 current gen on my ps5 so I can play with my friends but I do t know how to

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      Tyson Ratsasombath

      I tried with every company chatting but they give up after a while I think it has to do with the disk.

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    AJ

    Having the same issue where the versions aren’t showing in options. Can’t play current gen on 75th anniversary edition. Anyone had any luck yet?!

    Support told me they pushed an update but still doesn’t work for me

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      Tyson Ratsasombath

      Chat with 2k support and they will ask you for a bunch of pictures to prove you dont have it and i think they will give you a new code cuz im still waiting on a response from when i was recently chatting with them

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        Fresh

        Did 2k support ever get back with u?

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    MartyG314

    No option to select version. I’m on PS5 and I have the disc version of the 75th anniversary edition as well. My home screen loads up Luka and not the Anniversary cover.

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    Niko

    Same problem have anniversary edition, redeemed the code but no current gen available to be played on ps5

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    Lovesenseii

    If I already have a current gen build on ps4, can I play current gen on the ps5 and use that same build?

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        jimmy

        can you switch back and forth and not lose progress

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        JordZzZ

        Tell me how please because i switched from current to next gen and i dont have my build anymore

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    Hsgsga

    I will bought 2k22 ps5 standard edition I can play 2k22 with my friends in current gen In the neighborhood??

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    jimmy

    If you’re still having this issue reach out to 2k support and they will drop you a new code. they just gave me a new one and it worked

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      Fresh

      How long did it take for 2k support to send u a new code?

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    Stedmen Quinn

    how to play ps4 players

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    carlen williams

    how do you play the ps4 version of nba 2k22 if i bought the nba 2k22 aniversary edition on ps5 how do i play current gen version really need help.

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