Who is NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete from WNBA? Release Date and Price

For the first time ever, NBA 2K22 features a cover athlete from WNBA.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

July 14, 2021

As promised before, 2K Games and Visual Concepts officially revealed the new NBA game today with a brief teaser, while introducing the NBA 2K22 cover athlete for different editions of the game.

The reveal trailer and the official website of the game do not include any mentions of a brand new feature in NBA 2K22, which probably means we should not expect any big progress in the new entry of the game compared to NBA 2K21.

That being said, the game has some surprises for the cover athlete this year. Let’s have a look at the official cover for each edition of the game.

NBA 2K22 – Announce Trailer | PS5, PS4

NBA 2K22 – Announce Trailer | PS5, PS4

Who is the NBA 2K22 Cover Athlete

Standard and Cross-gen Editions:

Both Standard and Cross-gen editions of the game feature Luka Doncic as the cover athlete. The shining star of Dallas Mavericks spent an incredible season, though he couldn’t lead his team to the Western Conference Semifinals after the defeat against Los Angeles Clippers.

75th Anniversary Edition:

As the highest-tier edition of the game, NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant as cover athletes.

WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition:

For the first time ever, a WNBA player has been featured as Cover Athlete in an NBA 2K entry. Candace Parker, the elite Chicago Sky player, steals the show at the GameStop exclusive cover.

NBA 2K22 Pricing and Pre-Order Bonus


  • Standard Edition: $59.99 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC)
  • Standard Edition: $69.99 (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
  • WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition: $69.99 (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
  • Cross-gen Edition: $79.99 (Free upgrade from PS4 to PS5 or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S)
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Edition: $99.99

Pre-order Bonus:

Standard/Cross-gen/ WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition:

  • NBA 2K22 Base Game
  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week)
  • A Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type
  • A Boost for each Gatorade Boost type
  • Luka Doncic MyPLAYER jersey
  • 95 Rated Luka Doncic MyTEAM Free Agent Card

75th Anniversary Edition:

  • NBA 2K22 Base Game
  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 10K MyTEAM Points & 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • Sapphire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant MyTEAM Cards and Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM card
  • 22 MyTEAM Promo Packs (Receive 10 at launch, then 3 per week for 4 weeks)
  • Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 10 Boosts for each MyCAREER Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • 4 Cover Athlete T-Shirts for your MyPLAYER
  • MyPLAYER backpack and arm sleeve
  • Custom-design skateboard for MyPLAYER

NBA 2K22 will be available on September 10 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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