NBA 2K22 Servers Down, Why and What Can You Do?
Many people assume that when NBA 2K22 servers go down or are slow to connect, it’s because they’ve run out of server space. That the developers miscalculated the number of people who would log in, causing their servers to crash. So all they have to do now is pay for more servers, right? No, it’s not that straightforward; as is often the case with game development, it’s not that simple.
I’m not diving deep into explaining why the NBA 2K22 servers go down and stop responding, as this needs a good technical background to understand it. But what most NBA 2K22 gamers care about now is what are the major reasons why the NBA 2K22 servers go down and what can a player do about it.
From time to time, the NBA 2K22 servers need to go down for maintenance in order to maintain their peak performance level. Just as cars need regular oil changes and tire rotations, NBA 2K22 servers need to be occasionally brought down for such as OS or database updates and upgrades, firmware updates or to replace a component that the system management software has detected needs to be replaced soon, preferably at a time when the NBA 2K22 servers aren’t being heavily used. Sometimes the outage is because the entire server itself is being replaced.
There are ways to guarantee 100% uptime, but these measures are expensive and games aren’t considered so critical that a little downtime is unacceptable.
Anyway, when the NBA 2K22 servers are down for maintenance, all you have to do is wait until the maintenance is complete.
It Might Be Your Internet Connection?
The NBA 2K22 servers might not be down already but it’s your internet connection that causes a connectivity issue with the NBA 2K22 servers, or it’s just a problem with your ISP. Try to switch off your router then turn it on after 3 minutes. Try also to use a LAN connection instead of WiFi. Changing the DSN in your PS4 or PS5 network settings might work also in this case. You may also want to turn off your PlayStation console and wait a minute or so then turn it on again.
Why Are NBA 2K22 Servers Down?
Apart from server maintenance time, unstable internet connection at the user’s end, or a bad DSN, the major reasons why the NBA 2K22 servers go down are:
The NBA 2K22 Servers are overworked and overloaded
A huge number of online traffic can cause the NBA 2K22 servers to go down. This is because every server is designed to handle a specific amount of traffic. If the traffic is too heavy, the NBA 2K22 servers will be unable to handle the traffic requests coming in.
There’s been a DDoS attack
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack is a deliberate and malicious attack by cybercriminals to overwhelm chosen servers or websites with immense traffic. When an unprecedented amount of traffic is directed to the NBA 2K22 servers, they either will crash or go down for a long time.
Software or hardware problems
Sometimes, a simple power outage at the server level can cause the NBA 2K22 servers to go down. Or if the utility provider has an outage or operational issue, then entire servers may go down.
The NBA 2K22 server’s hardware component may be damaged due to numerous reasons such as a natural calamity or damage during transport. This could lead to downtime too.
To err is human and sometimes, developers, coders, and server administrators can unknowingly make mistakes that can lead to NBA 2K22 servers going down. For example, they may code their software incorrectly or they may make DNS errors. Or, they may not have updated their software or installed incompatible plugins and integrations that can overwhelm NBA 2K22 servers, causing them to go down.
Check NBA 2K22 Server Status
If you doubt the NBA 2K22 Server is down, you can check its status on the NBA 2K22 Server Status Official Page.