NBA 2K21 is full flow!
Season 2 has arrived in MyTEAM, with Next Gen gamers getting stuck into the NBA title for the first time.
Here's all the latest news around NBA 2K21.
Table of Contents
- Latest News - Triple Threat Diamond Rewards
- Next-Gen Gameplay Physics
- Latest Patch - Update #3 brings Halloween to 2K Beach
- Next-Gen Gameplay Features
- Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer
- Cover Stars & Editions
- Badges & MyPLAYER Builds
- Xbox Series X
- NBA 2K21 Soundtrack - 2K Beats: The Search
Latest News - Triple Threat Diamond Rewards
There is a new set of rewards within Triple Threat, both online and offline.
Offline players can unlock a Diamond Chuck Person and a Diamond Buck Williams.
Meanwhile those who pick up those W's online could bag themselves a Diamond Darrell Griffith or a Diamond Tyreke Evans.
So what are you waiting for? Get your 3v3 on now!
Next-Gen Gameplay Physics
The newest NBA 2K21 Courtside Report details how new gameplay features coming to next-gen will perform based on entirely rebuilt physics!
These new physics will bring massive changes to momentum, movement, dribbling, defending, and plenty more.
This also includes some unique usage of haptic feedback usage with the PS5 DualSense controllers!
With this new announcement, next-gen is set to be a true difference-maker for the series - and will offer the most realistic NBA sim experience yet!
Latest Patch - Update #3 brings Halloween to 2K Beach
It's October and Update #3 has landed, which means Halloween is coming!
To celebrate there are themed decoractions throughout the Neighborhood.
The new update is also bringing upgrades to over 60 players, some gameplay fixes, and improvements to MyTEAM, MyLEAGUE, and MyCAREER.
Next-Gen Gameplay Features
The first of three Courtside Reports detailing all the new gameplay features for next-gen gave us huge insights into the game's future.
There are a ton of new features for shooting, dribbling, passing, and defending that all give you more control and more realistic movements on the court.
Read over our breakdown of all the new next-gen features here!
Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer
Our first look at NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay is here!
The game gets a stunning uplift on the mighty machines, so you won't want to miss it.
NOW WATCH BELOW - NBA 2K21 ON NEXT-GEN
The trailer features footage captured from a work-in progress build of the game on PS5.
From Steph Curry's mouthguard to the swish of the net, the whole thing is sensational.
NBA 2K21 has been around for nearly a month, so we've had time to pick through the game and all of its new features.
You can read over our review here, including its many massive updates since release day.
Cover Stars & Editions
NBA 2K21 gives players some tough choices when it comes to editions.
The Current-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21 is now live!
READ MORE: All Active NBA 2K21 Locker Codes
While you'll be able to play the Current-Gen Standard edition on next-gen consoles with backwards compatibility, it is missing some exclusive features that will come in the next-gen version.
BUY NOW: NBA 2K21 Current-Gen Standard Edition from Amazon
The Next-Gen Standard Edition of NBA 2K21 will be available on release of next-gen consoles.
It features new exclusive features including those announced in the first of three Courtside Reports - which revealed gameplay features that we've covered in-depth here.
The Mamba Forever Edition of NBA 2K21 is a package deal that allows players to play the current-gen version now, and enjoy the new exclusive next-gen features on the arrival of next-gen consoles.
BUY NOW: NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition from Amazon
Badges & MyPLAYER Builds
NBA 2K21 has already shaken up the world of MyPLAYER builds for The Park and PRO-AM.
This includes changes to badges, new stat pies, and plenty more.
READ MORE: The Best NBA 2K21 Badges
While NBA 2K21 MyPLAYER progression won't carry over to next-gen, it's important to nail your MyPLAYER build by picking the right badges, Takeovers, and stats.
READ MORE: Best Playmaking Badges in NBA 2K21
With this in mind you can look over our guides for the best MyPLAYER builds where we cover everything from creation to hitting The Park!
Xbox Series X
NBA 2K21 on Xbox Series X will be the first version of the game playable on next-gen consoles, since the console drops on 10 November.
If you're still looking to receive your console on release day, it's time to get your pre-order in.
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Just be warned, next-gen consoles have had some serious stock issues for pre-releases, so you'll need to be quick to secure your order.
We're well into NBA 2K21 now, but that hasn't stopped fans from wondering just how the game will play on PS5.
Sony's PS5 Showcase has released some big information for the next-gen console, including its prices!
The PS5 will retail at $499.99/£449.99, and the Digital Edition will retail at $399.99/£359.99.
You can also read more about what the PS5 will bring to 2K here!
NBA 2K21 MyTEAM is one of the most hype game modes the series has, as there's always huge new content around the corner.
This is still the case over a month after release, with the most recent pack introducing Lebron James and Magic Johnson!
READ MORE:MyTEAM Beginner's Guide: Where to Start, Challenges, Packs, Game Modes & more
On top of new sets and locker codes in MyTEAM, there's also always a new MyTEAM Limited weekend league with new roster-building constraints to challenge players. If players succeed each weekend of the season, at the end, they'll receive massive Galaxy Opal rewards.
MyCAREER is one of the biggest improvements this year.
The newest MyCAREER involves a very well-written storyline taking players through highschool, NCAA college basketball (featuring 8 schools to choose from), and many celebrity cameos as well.
READ MORE: MyCAREER Trailer Reveals NCAA Basketball, New Cameos & more
Along the way you will face some tough choices before you finally make it to the NBA draft.
NBA 2K21 Soundtrack - 2K Beats: The Search
NBA 2K21's soundtrack is one of the strongest in the series! You can listen to the whole playlist here.
And for next-gen, 2K is hosting an event to search for new artists and songs to put in!
This is called 2K Beats: The Search, and will go through artist submissions from around the world in two different selection periods to come out with 20 new songs for the game on next-gen!
The first phase of the event ends 15 October, but the next wave will run to 30 November.