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16 Nov 2020

NBA 2K21: MyTEAM Season 2, Triple Threat, Impact Engine, Next-Gen Gameplay Features, Patches, Latest News & more

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Latest News - Triple Threat Diamond Rewards

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Next-Gen Gameplay Physics

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Latest Patch - Update #3 brings Halloween to 2K Beach

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Next-Gen Gameplay Features

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Next-Gen Gameplay Trailer

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Review

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Cover Stars & Editions

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Badges & MyPLAYER Builds

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Xbox Series X

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PS5

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MyTEAM

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MyCAREER

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NBA 2K21 Soundtrack - 2K Beats: The Search

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.

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.

Triple Threat Updates

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!

NBA 2K21 Impact Engine Screen
IMPACT ENGINE: The Impact Engine will rework contact in NBA 2K21 for next-gen

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.

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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.

NBA 2K21 next gen gameplay trailer Stephen Curry
STUNNING: NBA 2K21 graphics on next-gen consoles are looking absolutely amazing

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!

NBA 2K21 Next gen Trailer Zion Williamson
UPGRADE: The next-gen cover star looks right at home on next-gen consoles

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.

Review

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.

NBA 2K21 Review
VERDICT - Our thoughts on NBA 2K21 are in!

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.

NBA 2K21 Cover Reveal Zion 1920x1080 PEGI EN
ROOKIE LEGEND: Zion Williamson earned a cover spot in his very first NBA season

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.

MAMBA FOREVER
LEGEND: Kobe takes his rightful throne with the Mamba Forever Edition

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.

NBA 2K21 Best Shooting Badges
BUILDING BLOCKS: Badges are the foundation for your success

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.

Xbox series S comparison
MAKE YOUR CHOICE: The Xbox Series X is the premium option, but Series S is competitive on a budget

If you're still looking to receive your console on release day, it's time to get your pre-order in.

PRE-ORDER XBOX SERIES X FROM AMAZON

PRE-ORDER XBOX SERIES S FROM AMAZON

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.

PS5

We're well into NBA 2K21 now, but that hasn't stopped fans from wondering just how the game will play on PS5.

NBA 2K21 next gen gameplay reveal trailer Boban
CRISP: Boban Marjanovic looks fantastic on PS5

Sony's PS5 Showcase has released some big information for the next-gen console, including its prices!

PS5 release dates
HEAD START: Some regions will get the PS5 before others thanks to a staggered release

The PS5 will retail at $499.99/£449.99, and the Digital Edition will retail at $399.99/£359.99.

PRE-ORDER YOUR PS5 HERE.

You can also read more about what the PS5 will bring to 2K here!

MyTEAM

NBA 2K21 MyTEAM is one of the most hype game modes the series has, as there's always huge new content around the corner.

MyTEAM starting five
LEGENDARY: NBA 2K21 MyTEAM lets players build dream teams from any era

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

MyCAREER is one of the biggest improvements this year.

NBA 2K21 MyCAREER
THE GRIND: Players live the grind in NBA 2K21 MyCAREER - forging their path to the league

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.

nba 2k21 soundtrack all
PLUG IN: Hit the court with these artists

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.

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