25 Sep 2020 5:22 PM +00:00

NBA 2K20: Demo, The Prelude, Release Date, MyCareer, MyPlayer, Gameplay & More

Starting on August 21st at 12:01 am PT, you can get a jump on the competition in your MyCareer mode.

You can test out the new MyPlayer builder and hit the court two weeks ahead of the game’s launch by downloading the NBA 2K20 Demo.

In the NBA 2K20 Demo, you can try out multiple MyPlayer configurations to create the player that best fits your play-style, which will be carried over to NBA 2K20 at launch on September 6th

READ MORE: NBA 2K20: New Features, WNBA, Soundtrack, Cover star & more

Like previous years, the VC you earn from the prelude continues over to the launch of the full game on September 6th 2019.

If you are new to the NBA 2K franchise use our archetype guides to design a player that matches your play style.

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Rumors have been circulating the 2K community with a return of high-school basketball as a part of the storyline similar to that of 'Frequency Vibrations' back on NBA 2K16.

The NBA 2K20 Demo will be available exclusively on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Ronnie 2K has remained silent through these claims and his silence has split the community. Many believe in these leaked rumors but skeptics are waiting for official announcements from NBA 2K twitter.

Mike Wang stated"There are 27 different styles that you’ll see across the league that you’ll also have access to in MyCAREER to create the type of ball handler you want."


Archetypes have now been a key part of building your MyPlayer. The system has split opinion with some enjoying a balance and others believing it is ruining the chances of making your MyPlayer the GOAT.

Youtuber BADGEPLUG has rumored a confirmed 'Dual Archetype System'. This would give users a fresh new way of playing NBA 2K with their created player. 

With Basketball changing every season it is important for 2K to keep up to date with realistic play styles. Shooters can now dribble and drive to the basket, big men can shoot from deep and Forwards like Giannis Antetokounmpo that can do almost everything.

It is important for the 2K developers to allow users' MyPlayer to be the best in the league. 

READ MORE: 5 things we want to see on MyCareer



The recent drop of the "Next Is Now" trailer has shown us some gameplay we can expect in the prelude.

The latest NBA 2K blog provided some details on new animations and signature dribble styles.

"We added new concepts such as stop variation – dead leg/punches, hesi lifts, inverts,. Cuts and first steps also vary from one style to the next, allowing us to differentiate speedsters (De'Aaron Fox, John Wall) from players like DeMar DeRozan who move with more wiggle."

This should allow gamers more freedom to create and dominate on the court.

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