NBA 2K22 Season 8 patch notes: Start time, new MyTeam End Game cards, Invincible rewards

David Purcell
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NBA 2K22 Season 8 is on the horizon with Shaquille O’Neal taking the spotlight. Here’s when the patch notes will drop, what to expect in MyTeam, and new rewards coming throughout the season. 

To kick things off in July, NBA 2K has a brand-new update on the way. A seasonal update, no less, and it looks packed with things that will keep players entertained. The last season of 2K22 started on May 20, but the wait is finally over.

Here, we’re going to run through all the new End Game cards, Invincible Player rewards, Dark Matter cards, and what’s coming up for MyTeam Anniversary.

When does NBA 2K22 Season 8 start? Update release time

NBA 2K22 Season 8 will drop on July 1, 2022, at 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 4PM BST. 

NBA 2K22 Season 8 patch notes: What to expect


MyTeam: What are End Game cards?

End Game cards in NBA 2K22 are promotional items that have received the biggest boost in ratings, making them the most powerful to play with.

In an official blog post, the developers said: “All attributes rated at 99, all 80 possible badges at the Hall of Fame level, and the best jumpers, dribbles, and finishing animations you could ask for. These cards do-it-all, and three more are being added as rewards in Season 8!”

End Game Season 8 cards confirmed

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Jokic is included.

At the time of writing, only the following End Game cards have been announced for S8:

  • End Game James Harden
  • End Game Chris Webber
  • End Game Nikola Jokic 

2K22 Season 8 Invincible reward players

These players will be handed Invincible rewards as part of the Season 8 update:

  • Unlimited Galaxy Opal Tier – Invincible Grant Hill
  • Triple Threat Online: The 100 – Invincible Pete Maravich
  • 2,000 Triple Threat Wins – Invincible Dominique Wilkins
  • Triple Threat Vault – Invincible Elgin Baylor
  • Season Ascension – Invincible Darryl Dawkins
  • MyTEAM: Draft – Invincible Jerry West
  • Dark Matter Token Reward Market – Invincible Julius Erving

Dark Matter players and MyTeam Anniversary cards

Included in the update will be a dozen of super rare cards, called Dark Matter, and those will be for:

  • Kobe Bryant
  • Shaquille O’Neal

On top of that, fans can expect to see 20 MyTeam Anniversary cards in Season 8. Half will be from the East, and the other half will be from the West.

The W Online rewards

The developer blog also noted: “This Season, lean on their expertise and knowledge to help you gain an advantage in The W. Reach the Hall of Fame tier and you’ll be rewarded with their contacts, including a Takeover Perk Picker.

“You can also earn 2K Breakthrough Gear, an Extra Point Badge, 4,000 total VC, a Seasonal Clothing Bundle, and exclusive W Gear.”

Keep checking back on this page for more regarding Season 8 – as we’ll be updating it on the day the patch goes live with further information.