NBA 2K22 update 1.6 patch notes: Current gen Gym Rat & Rebirth fixes

Connor Knudsen
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NBA 2K22 update 1.6 targets current-gen console players specifically, fixing some bugs and making both Gym Rat and Rebirth attainable once again.

The 2K Games slam-dunk basketball game, NBA 2K22, continues to improve on its already solid foundation with these patch notes.

This update should give current-gen players some much-needed reprieve. There have been some issues and bugs swirling around that have had many players frustrated, or simply laughing at how ridiculous some of it has become.

Below are the full patch notes and a breakdown of what players can expect from 2K22 update 1.6.

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2K22 patch 1.6 release date & notable updates

The latest 2K22 update is officially live, according to the NBA 2K Twitter account. This is effective as of November 3, 2021.

The notes are brief compared to some others, with the focus primarily on making the Gym Rat badge attainable for current-gen players, as well as making the Rebirth quest work properly.

Additionally, however, there has been an adjustment made that will “tighten collision detection” which should help to improve the game’s realness and give Slashing players some quality of life when driving the paint.

There are many unnamed bug fixes included in here as well, likely having to do with small glitches on the Cancha Del Mar’s outdoor courts and in the Rec. Each of which has had its fair share of issues since the game’s release.

Lastly, now that the NBA season is underway, fans will officially be able to see the Bucks 2020-2021 championship banner hanging in their arena. A nice touch to keep the game feeling fresh and up-to-date.

NBA 2K22 update 1.6 patch notes

Below are the full patch notes, per the official 2K Games news post.

Players should be able to apply these updates right away when they go to start the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.


  • Tightened collision detection to prevent “ghost” charging/blocking fouls during gameplay.
  • Rebirth (and the associated quest) should once again be attainable for those users still looking to properly acquire it.
  • The Gym Rat badge should once again be attainable for those users still looking to acquire it.
  • Addressed an issue with custom jerseys that resulted in invisible players in MyTEAM games.
  • 2020-21 NBA Championship banners have been raised in the Bucks’ Fiserv Forum.
  • Many more fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K22 across all game modes.

About The Author

Connor is a former writer at Dexerto based in Oklahoma City who covered Overwatch, New World and more. A lifetime gamer, he has been covering gaming and esports since 2018, and has competed since 2010. Yet, despite all of that, he still can't aim.