How to fix NBA 2K24 error code 4b538e50

How to fix NBA 2K24 error code 4b538e50
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles


10th Sep 2023 11:27

There’s nothing worse than loading up a new game and getting hit with an error, but the error code 4b538e50 has plagued several NBA 2K24 players since it first released on September 8th.

Here, we’ll explain everything about the NBA 2K24 error code 4b538e50, including what causes it and how to fix it.

How to fix the NBA error code 4b538e50

Fixing the NBA error code 4b538e50 is a case of ensuring that the latest data for the game is successfully downloaded.

On PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, you’ll need to head to your console dashboard (or Steam Library) and press the options button on NBA 2K24. Look for an option that resembles “Verify integrity of game files”, “Verify”, “Repair”, or “Update”. This will scan your game install to ensure that the latest files have all been downloaded.

For those playing on Nintendo Switch, 2K recommends shutting down your console completely and then booting it back up again: 

  • Hold down the power button until a menu pops up
  • Click “Power Options
  • Select ‘Power Off
  • Hold down the power button again to turn the console back on

Now when you load up NBA 2K24, the issue should have resolved itself.

Some players may now also encounter a screen that says their MyPlayer account has expired. If this is the case, you’ll need to follow these additional steps in a browser on your mobile device or PC:

  • Head to the NBA 2K website
  • Sign in using the button in the top right
  • Select which online service you’re playing NBA 2K24 on (Xbox Live, PSN, Nintendo, or Steam)
  • Enter the email address for your NBA 2K MyPlayer account

If done correctly, these troubleshooting tips should have resolved the NBA 2K24 error code 4b538e50.

NBA error code 4b538e50: Causes

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According to the NBA 2K support website, the 4b538e50 error code is caused when the game doesn’t have the latest data downloaded for it.

This might be because you’ve loaded up NBA 2K24 without downloading the latest update, or if there has been an error during the downloading and install process.

NBA 2K24 brings lots of innovative additions to the series, including changes to MyTeam, MyCareer mode, and The W. Interestingly, it appears that this issue is most commonly appearing on the Nintendo Switch platform, showing the 4b538e50 error code shortly after installing the game for the first time.

For more information about NBA 2K24, including whether the game has crossplay and cross progression support, and the total download size for the game, keep reading GGRecon.

Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.

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