NBA 2K21 has been running for almost a month, but it's never to late to get involved with the MyTEAM game mode.
If this year is your first adventure into MyTEAM, don't worry, because we've got your back.
Let's get right into our NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Beginner's Guide to get you started on the right foot.
Latest News - NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Locker Codes
NBA 2K21 offers new MyTEAM locker codes every few days with a chance at packs from the most recent set, tokens, and more.
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While these locker codes are temporary, we keep all the latest NBA 2K21 locker codes here, where you can see what they unlock, and when they'll expire!
BRAND NEW: The Playoff Underdogs packs are officially live, and bring some awesome players to MyTEAM
The latest NBA 2K21 locker code for MyTEAM covers the Playoff Underdogs set, which also offers Diamond Dikembe Mutombo! You can get a shot at a free Playoff Underdogs pack by entering the UNDERDOGS-IN-MyTEAM locker code.
What is MyTEAM?
MyTEAM is one of the most popular modes within NBA 2K, and this carries over to NBA 2K21.
MyTEAM allows you to build your own dream team from scratch. It contains current NBA players as well as stars from history, and features a variety of different game modes - both online and offline.
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The more you play, the more you earn and the better your team will become. Simple!
Is MyTEAM an Online feature?
Yes and no.
MyTEAM is available both online and offline. You can play the offline modes without having access to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live.
Some modes within the game - such as Limited and Unlimited - are exclusively online, but there is still plenty to do if you prefer to take the offline route.
LIMITED! There are new prizes available in the all new mode!
As we have previously mentioned, there are two types of modes available in 2K21. Online and offline.
There are three main online modes, these are as follows:
MyTEAM Unlimited 2.0
A traditional 5v5 mode where players can earn qualification for the MyTEAM Unlimited 2.0 Tournament!
Triple Threat Online
A more casual mode where players compete in a 3v3 first to 21 in order to earn the chance at unlocking prizes.
A new mode, MyTEAM Limited, has players compete in a 5v5 tournament but there are unique lineup creation rules each week.
Last weekend's stipulations were focused around NBA award winners, giving players more room to build stronger squads. Not all weeks are like this of course, so team builders will be tested to bring in players from all skill levels!
MyTEAM Limited runs from Friday to Sunday.
OFFLINE! Offline offers a range of modes.
For you offline gamers, there are also three modes available.
The same rules as Triple Threat Online, just offline against AI opponents.
Play 5v5 against a range of different CPU lineups with strengths and weaknesses you'll have to target.
These change every week, allowing players to take on different challenges in order to unlock exclusive rewards!
How to unlock players
The key to success in MyTEAM is to build the best squad - but first you'll have to unlock the right players.
There is a variety of ways in which you can do that.
The way that most people bulk out their club is through the pack market.
There is a range of base packs which will stay on the market throughout the year, as well as promotional packs which are ever changing.
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Packs can be bought with MT points - which are earned through playing games or selling players - or VC - which can be purchased through your respective market.
If you have a specific player in mind, the best place to head is to the Auction House. This is where you can search for the exact card you want!
AUCTION HOUSE! Head here to hand pick your man!
You can either purchase or sell your players via the Auction House, with the individual selling the card setting their own starting price, with a buy now price optional.
The only currency you can use to buy or sell players on the Auction House is MT points.
Collections / The Exchange
The third - and probably most unconventional - way to unlock players is through Collections or via The Exchange.
THE EXCHANGE! It's a brand new feature for NBA 2K21!
If you complete a full team - for instance the current Boston Celtics - you will earn a special card dedicated to that team.
The Exchange - a new feature for 2K21 - gives players a specific set of cards that they have to exchange in order to get a special card in return - a feature which is somewhat similar to FIFA Ultimate Teams Squad Building Challenges.