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NBA 2K24

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Release Date: Sept. 8, 2023

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'NBA 2K24' Reveals Details And Changes Coming To MyNBA And The W - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2023 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT

NBA 2K24 is the next installment of the premier NBA video game basketball simulation series.

In a series of firsts for the franchise, NBA 2K24 will deliver crossplay*, a new Mamba Moments game mode, and a groundbreaking leap in technology.

Celebrate 25 years of the award-winning NBA 2K series with a new, exclusive anniversary edition packed with content and rewards, including a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass and a limited-time Summer League Pre-Order Bonus.

To celebrate the return of Kobe on the NBA 2K cover, players will be able to channel their inner-Mamba mentality in the brand-new Mamba Moments mode. Recreate some of Kobe’s most captivating performances and progress through his transcendent journey from a young phenom to one of the greatest players of all time. In addition, NBA 2K24 will introduce ProPLAY - a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay. ProPLAY delivers animations and movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. More details on Mamba Moments and ProPLAY will be released later this summer. NBA 2K24 will offer three editions of the game in various digital and physical formats: a Kobe Bryant Edition, a legendary Black Mamba Edition, and an all new, exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition, which includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass**.


2K today unveiled the details and changes coming to MyNBA* and The W* in NBA 2K24 for PlayStation® 5 (PS5™) and Xbox Series X|S.

MyNBA welcomes fans to the new LeBron MyNBA Era and introduces a streamlined option to get in the game faster with MyNBA Lite. In addition, new updates in The W allow players even more control as they pick their path to WNBA greatness. 

MyNBA Welcomes a New Era

Last year, MyNBA debuted Eras, allowing players to experience some of the most iconic eras in basketball history. This year, players can rewrite history and step onto the court in the LeBron Era, where they can play through the 2010s and join forces with the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, LeBron James.

“We’re excited for fans of MyNBA to play the all-new experiences this game has to offer this year,” said Erick Boenisch, VP of NBA Development at 2K and Visual Concepts. “MyNBA Eras continues to put players in control of the NBA’s future and past, now including a vital part of NBA history with the LeBron Era. We also made the mode more accessible with MyNBA Lite, making it quicker and easier to jump into MyNBA than ever before.”

  • MyNBA Lite: Empowering new players to get in the game faster, MyNBA Lite delivers a pick-up-and-play approach to the beloved franchise mode. Casual players will find the streamlined experience more approachable and intuitive, providing the perfect entry point for those looking to explore MyNBA. MyNBA Lite gives players the freedom and flexibility to quickly make the moves they need to win a title, such as making trades without CBA restrictions, extending contracts, having visibility on upcoming draft classes and more.
  • The LeBron Era: Players can relive or rewrite the 2010s basketball era that saw LeBron James join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to create the ‘Heatles’ superteam. As fans progress from the 2010s into the Modern Era, select players will undergo an automatic aging transformation, a new feature that is present in all of the historic Eras.
  • 2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement: To account for the new CBA that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on this past year, NBA 2K24 is implementing new features like a luxury tax brackets scale with the salary cap, cap smoothing, increased value from the Mid-Level Exceptions (MLEs) and more.

MyLEAGUE returns in NBA 2K24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Players can make executive decisions as a General Manager and lead their franchise to championship glory or elevate the league’s status as the Commissioner of the NBA.

Pursue Greatness in The W

The W also comes back in NBA 2K24 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. This year, The W introduces new ways for players to control how their WNBA unfolds, compete in casual 3v3 street games, chase new prizes and more.

“Elevating The W in NBA 2K is always an exciting part of our work every year,” said Felicia Steenhouse, Senior Producer at Visual Concepts. “We look forward to seeing how players choose to unfold their career in The W while pursuing greatness on the court.”

The W will also add a variety of new features for the women’s game, including:

  • Choose Your Path: Players can choose their path towards WNBA stardom with two options: to enter the league as a college hoops sensation or an up-and-coming player with valuable international experience. It’s up to the player to decide how their WNBA career unfolds;
  • In Pursuit of Greatness: An all-new feature - “In Pursuit of Greatness” - will be added to The W this year, where players can be pitted against some of the WNBA’s most gifted stars to see how they compare to their rival;
  • Pick-Up Games: Instead of last year's Contact Challenges, this year, players can earn exciting badge perks by competing against a veteran from their own team, a star player they’re in a position battle with, and historic legends;
  • The W Rewards: New rewards and content will be available in The W and The W Online, earned by winning games and completing challenges to unlock updated 2K Breakthrough Skins, MyTEAM Jersey Cards, and player-enhancing MyTEAM Shoe Cards and more exciting rewards.
All twelve WNBA teams return to PLAY NOW in NBA 2K24.

*The W and MyNBA are only available on the new-generation version of NBA 2K24 for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S.

MyNBA Courtside Report

Take control of the Association and your favorite players from iconic eras in MyNBA, the ultimate basketball franchise mode in NBA 2K24 New Gen available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Last year, NBA 2K23 introduced Eras to MyNBA. You could take the sport back to the ‘80s during the Magic vs. Bird Era and experience a more physical brand of basketball, or enjoy the Chicago Bulls’ reign during the ‘90s in the Jordan Era and get nostalgic about the Black Mamba’s early years in the Kobe Era. All of those beloved eras are returning for New Gen in NBA 2K24, plus an all-new era: the LeBron Era.

MyNBA gives you ample room to experiment with various lineups from different eras, whether you want to recreate history or go in a new direction and form new superteams and outcomes. Whether you keep the status quo and maintain the Magic-Bird rivalry or make them teammates is entirely up to you. There are even more possibilities in NBA 2K24 New Gen and more ways to get you in the action fast, including the all-new take on MyNBA: MyNBA Lite mode, made for a quick, casual experience.

The MyNBA you know and love is back in New Gen, but with added features and more freedom to make the trades, signings, and decisions that’ll set your squad apart from the competition.

Let’s get started.

THE LeBRON ERA

This fall, take your talents to South Beach and join LeBron James and the ‘Heatles’ in NBA 2K24.

The previous iteration of the NBA 2K franchise featured the Magic vs. Bird Era, the Jordan Era, the Kobe Era, and the Modern Era; now, with the addition of the LeBron Era, there are a total of five playable Eras in NBA 2K24 New Gen.

Thanks to LeBron’s televised decision—which nearly 10 million U.S. viewers anxiously watched—the 2010s kicked off dramatically, as the kid from Akron, Ohio, left his hometown team to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to create the next superteam. Take control of the Miami Heat’s Big Three or dash their title hopes by leading another NBA franchise to glory.

While LeBron and the ‘Heatles’ dominated headlines and garnered the spotlight, the talented 2011 NBA Draft Class waited in the shadows for an opportunity to present itself. Featuring lockdown defenders Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, and ankle-breaking specialist Kyrie Irving, a new wave of stars could be the building blocks you need to challenge Miami’s three-headed attack.

NEW ERA FEATURES

As you progress through the 2010s and into the Modern Era, you’ll notice select players undergo an automatic aging transformation. This new feature in NBA 2K24 New Gen is present in all of the Historic Eras; watch Kobe evolve from young ‘Frobe’ in the early 2000s to the smooth-headed, cerebral Black Mamba in his later years. You’ll also observe new reactions from pundits, journalists, and fans based on the Era you’re playing in.

Starting from the Magic Versus Bird Era, when you complete a game, newspapers will be shared in-game and feature a brief paragraph of your most recently played game, pulling relevant stats from the game. Near the end of the ‘90s, print journalism transitions to a 'web 1.0' social media webpage, designed to evoke feelings from old websites that give box scores and player stats. These additional details make playing in the various Eras more authentic and true to the time.

MyNBA ONLINE

Previously, in a MyNBA online league, Admins shared mostly the same powers as regular users. This meant that to have someone that you knew could do a great job editing player shoes would have the ability to kick regular users, revert games, advance time periods, et cetera. Now, we have the following eight roles:

  • Commissioner - The league owner can do everything
  • Admin - Have all normal permissions, plus a few special permissions like trade veto/approval and rule change veto/approval
  • Time Manager - Can pause, edit or add new timers
  • Gameplay Tuner - Can edit large scale things that affect gameplay for the whole league, like sliders
  • Attribute Editor - Can edit anything on a player that impacts gameplay like Vitals, attributes and badges
  • Designer - Can create and edit team jerseys, arena and logos
  • Appearance Editor - Can edit anything on a player that doesn't directly impact gameplay

With more clearly defined roles, you can get the most out of MyNBA Online on New Gen.

ENJOY MyNBA WITHOUT LIMITS

Welcome to MyNBA Lite—simply pick a team and go!

The entire MyNBA experience has been streamlined for MyNBA Lite on New Gen, allowing you to get in the game faster, make trades without CBA restrictions (using a soft salary cap rather than a hard cap), extend contracts when you please, have 100% accuracy and visibility on the upcoming draft classes, remove the need to scout, and condense the offseason into the Draft with a shorter free agency period.

MyNBA Lite is built on three core pillars: drafting, trading, and winning championships. All you need to do to get started is pick an NBA team from the Modern Era and play. Revamping a roster from top to bottom and abiding by the CBA like an actual GM can be a rewarding experience, but also requires time and dedication. MyNBA Lite on New Gen gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the moves and transactions you’ll need to get in title contention fast.

2023 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on a new CBA that will take effect immediately and run through the 2029-2030 regular season. To account for this, we’ve implemented the new big-ticket items in NBA 2K24 on New Gen. Take a look below:

  • Luxury tax brackets scale with the salary cap.
  • Cap smoothing prevents more than a 10% increase per year
  • Increased value from the Mid-Level Exceptions (MLEs)
  • Increased the number of two-way roster slots from two to three
  • Restricted Free Agent (RFA) qualifying offers increased by 10%
  • Adjusted the RFA Right of First Refusal period to 24 hours
  • Rookie-scale extensions last five years
  • Teams can always sign second-round picks
  • Teams can have any number of Supermax contracts, only limited by the salary cap
  • All-NBA teams are positionless

It's your call whether you follow the CBA in MyNBA or play with fewer restrictions in MyNBA Lite.

MORE TO COME

NBA 2K24 will feature all of your favorite modes, including MyNBA, each with a bevy of new improvements to make it an even more enjoyable and realistic experience. Throw picture-perfect lobs in the LeBron Era, get in the game quicker with MyNBA Lite, and tinker with new rules and stipulations carved out by the League. Also, build a roster of positionless All-Stars to reflect the game’s cast of versatile playmakers and prove you have what it takes to earn the Kia Clutch Player of the Year award.

If you’re wondering about MyLEAGUE on Current Gen consoles—don’t fret, the popular handson mode is back in NBA 2K24! Make executive decisions as a General Manager and lead your franchise to championship glory or elevate the league’s status as the Commissioner of the NBA.

We’ll see you on the court.

The W Courtside Report

Pick your path in NBA 2K24 and become one of the greatest players The W has ever seen. New Gen players on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles will have lots to look forward to all year long; whether you’re pursuing WNBA greatness on the court, competing in casual 3v3 street games, or simply chasing new rewards! Learn all there is to know about the recent changes and improvements in The W.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Begin your WNBA career by picking your path. This year, we’re giving you two options to live out your WNBA dreams in NBA 2K24 on New Gen: you can enter the league as a college hoops sensation or an up-and-coming player with valuable international experience.

As a former college star, the media and fans are well aware of your impact on the court. Will the pressure of high expectations be too much, or are you ready to build your name?

If you’re more interested in taking the league by surprise, consider the path of the under-theradar player who took their talent overseas to develop their skills. Enter the league as an 85 overall and become a WNBA fan-favorite after starting your career as an unknown star.

Both options have their perks, but it’s up to you to decide what your WNBA career looks like.

PURSUE GREATNESS

Regardless of the path you choose, the road to becoming a WNBA legend won’t be easy; you'll have to fight for your spot as the best player in the league. ‘In Pursuit of Greatness’ is an all-new feature we’ve added to The W this year, pitting you against several of the WNBA’s most gifted players.

At multiple points throughout the season, you’ll engage in a position battle with a rival star player. Based on your performances, you’ll see how you compare to your rival, with fans and pundits debating across social media about who has the edge.

Prove you’re the premier talent, secure a coveted spot in the All-Star Game, win the high-stakes Commissioner’s Cup, and lift the WNBA Finals trophy in The W.

PICK-UP GAMES

Last year, players had the chance to workout with WNBA players they encountered throughout their career, but off-day events are changing slightly in NBA 2K24.

Instead of last year's Contact Challenges where you'd choose which WNBA contacts to collect, this year you’ll earn badge perks by competing against a veteran from your team, a star player you’re in a position battle with, and historic legends. These three different pick-up game options will appear as off-day events throughout your seasons.

Badge perks are the key to unlocking your potential as an aspiring WNBA star, but there’s more content and rewards waiting for you in The W Online.

THE W REWARDS

When you aren’t chasing glory and accolades during the WNBA season, there are new rewards and content to further incentivize your progress. Win games and complete challenges to earn updated 2K Breakthrough Skins, flashy MyTEAM Jersey Cards, and player-enhancing MyTEAM Shoe Cards to boost your MyTEAM roster. There will also be Seasonal badge perks for you to claim for competing in The W Online.

PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S players can enjoy a bevy of new features and rewards in The W and The W Online, and players across all consoles can enjoy all 12 WNBA teams in Play Now.

All editions of NBA 2K24 are available for preorder*** now:

  • The brand new, limited availability 25th Anniversary Edition will be available through September 10, 2023 for $149.99*** on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass** courtesy of Take Two; a Summer League Pre-Order Bonus (available from July 7 - July 17, 2023)*****; 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content******, including 50K MyTEAM Points; a Ruby Cover Star Kobe Bryant “Rookie Card”; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 15x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 15x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves a new Black Mamba MyPLAYER Capsule featuring a Black Arm Sleeve, Purple Oversized T-Shirt, a Yellow T-shirt and a Kobe Player Panel.
  • The Black Mamba Edition will be available for $99.99**** on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC; along with 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content*****, including 15K MyTEAM Points; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves;
  • The Kobe Bryant Edition will be available for $59.99**** on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and $69.99**** on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Dual-gen access is included for the Black Mamba Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms and provides a version of the game on each console generation within the same console family.

Players in the U.S. and Canada can also purchase a limited version of the WNBA Edition as a GameStop exclusive, featuring WNBA All-Star, NCAA all-time triple-doubles leader and New York Liberty guard, Sabrina Ionescu, as this year’s cover star.

Lastly, for returning fans of NBA 2K23, players can now complete a MyTEAM Triple Threat Challenge game against three different eras of Kobe, to earn special rewards in NBA 2K23 and NBA 2K24, available starting Friday, July 7 to Tuesday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT / Wednesday, August 29 at 2:59 a.m. EDT / 07:59 a.m. BST / 08:59 a.m. CEST.

NBA 2K24 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC ($599.9) as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X|S ($69.99) on September 8, 2023.

*Crossplay only available on New Gen NBA 2K24. NBA 2K Account, internet connection and separate, paid online console subscription required.

** Offer only available with purchases of the NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital). 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital) only available through September 10, 2023. See https://nba.2k.com/2k24/faq/ for availability details. NBA League Pass code will be delivered to the email address associated with the NBA 2K Account with which the 25th Anniversary Edition Bonus Content was redeemed within 3 days of redemption (but no earlier than October 6, 2023). If you return your purchase or do not redeem your Bonus Content before December 1, 2023, you will not receive your NBA League Pass code. Code for NBA League Pass must be redeemed by December 31, 2023. Any codes for NBA League Pass not redeemed by such date will be void. Limit one (1) NBA League Pass code per person or account. Each code can only be used once and subsequent attempts to re-submit or re-use the same code will be void. If a person enters the same code into multiple accounts or attempts to establish multiple accounts, the code and/or account may be void. Code has no cash value. To the extent permitted by law, in-game items are provided "as is” with no warranty or guarantee. Codes cannot be substituted, transferred, sold, bartered or auctioned. If any code or redemption thereof is counterfeited, or if any part of a code is illegible, mutilated or tampered with in any way or obtained through illegitimate means, or if a code contains or reflects printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors, the code and/or redemption thereof, as applicable, will be rejected and will be deemed void and invalid. Liability for an irregular code is limited to providing another code, subject to verification of original code irregularity. NBA League Pass valid for 12 months from redemption and auto-renews monthly unless canceled prior to the renewal date at the then-current published MSRP for NBA League Pass in your territory. You will be notified in advance of auto-renew and will be able to opt-out before auto-renewal without being charged. Full auto-renewal details, including how to cancel: https://support.watch.nba.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055657714-Auto- Renewal-Policy. Credit Card, NBA 2K Account and NBA Account required. NBA League Pass is provided by NBA Properties, Inc. NBA Properties Inc. is solely responsible and liable for the NBA League Pass service and you must accept the NBA League Pass Subscriber Agreement here for U.S.: https://www.nba.com/subscriberagreement and here for outside of the U.S.: https://www.nba.com/leaguepass- termsofuse-outside-us. Offer not available in Japan, China or Belgium. NBA League Pass not available in Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Libya, Kosovo, North Korea, Russia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, or Syria. See nba.2k.com/2k24/league-pass for full terms, availability, redemption and cancellation instructions.

*** Pre-Order bonus content is only available with pre-order of NBA 2K24 through Sept 7, 2023. Terms apply. For full product assortment and offer details, please visit https://nba.2K.com. Pre-order availability for the Nintendo Switch version may vary.

**** Based on 2K’s suggested retail price. Actual retail price may vary. See local retailers for more info.

***** Summer League Limited-Time Pre-Order Bonus Offer only available for purchases of the 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital) through July 17, 2023. MyTEAM bonus content granted once per NBA 2K Account and available to use across both console generations. Content will be automatically entitled in game at launch. Terms apply.

****** Virtual Currency and MyTEAM bonus content granted once per NBA 2K Account and available to use across both console generations.

****** For digital orders, bonus content will be automatically entitled in game. For physical orders, bonus content will be redeemed in-game via code in box.


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