This week saw the anticipated arrival of NBA 2K22, accompanied by a crashing bug that needs an immediate fix. Only occurring on Xbox Series X/S, this is somewhat frustrating for the console owners. For such a popular franchise released on a next-generation console, it is not what many would expect. To date, there is only one potential way to solve it. Read on as we give you the NBA 2k22 crashing fix.
As soon as you open a game, you may find it shuts down immediately. The main problem seems to be the menu making the game close, so any avoidance of this will keep the game going. Youtuber Nvad seems to be the only one who has worked out a solution so far. By mashing upward on the D-pad, you can circumvent the menu screen when your game loads. This puts you straight to the map and lets you play.
There are a few other tricks that may help. Firstly, check the Xbox Series X/S has the latest software update. You should then also ensure the latest patch from NBA 2k22 is installed. This is despite the fact that at the time of writing, the game still crashes on many consoles with this. Follow this with the standard moves of checking internet connections, power cycling, and restarting the console.
Finally, try deleting local save files and using the cloud. Press the Xbox button on the controller. Select My Games and Apps. Choose the NBA 2k22 file, then go to manage a game, saved data, and delete all. Local data will erase, and you can then resync with the cloud.
If this still does not work, then it is time to sit and wait. The NBA 2k22 team should already be working on a fix to stop this immediately. Check back here for updates and any more solutions as they become available.