NBA 2K23 Pre Order available on all platforms, Get FREE VC and Rewards

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You only have a little bit more time to place an NBA 2K23 Pre Order in order to earn a ton of rewards.

We've got new trailers and some special tweets from Mike Wang, the Gameplay Director for the game.

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We've got details on all the various NBA 2K23 Pre Order Rewards and what you'll get with the various editions on each platform.

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*UPDATES* Mike Wang comments on gameplay

One of the massive changes that have tons of players putting in an NBA 2K23 pre order is the gameplay being overhauled.

Gameplay Director Mike Wang released a series of several tweets in regard to some of the changes that we'll see this year.

Adrenaline Boosts are a new feature that Mike Wang cleared up for players who were confused about how it works.

We broke down each of these comments including things like steal and block attempts and the new NBA 2K23 Badges, you can check out all the tweets right here.

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Pre Order NBA 2K23 for extra VC

After some potentially leaked details and earlier reveals got the ball rolling, NBA 2K23 Pre Order details are now officially confirmed.

With four exciting cover athletes revealed, they grace five different editions of NBA 2K23 with all different prices and tons of rewards across them.

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THE GREATEST: Michael Jordan takes the spotlight in two unique covers

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NBA 2K23 has a confirmed release date of Friday, September 9, 2022, and there is no Early Access reward to allow certain players in before launch.

However, in addition to the rewards bundled with each edition, they've added a separate pre order bonus for players who secure their copy before the release date.

All players who pre order any edition of NBA 2K23 will receive the following rewards in addition to edition-specific bonuses:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency & 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week)
  • A Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type
  • A Boost for each Gatorade Boost type
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These rewards are included for all editions, but only if the pre order is in ahead of launch.

NBA 2K23 Editions, Platforms & Rewards

If you're ready to secure your copy of NBA 2K23 now, one big question may remain as far as which edition is right for you.

NBA 2K23 has five different editions that will be available across Steam (PC), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

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COVER STAR: Devin Booker got the honor of being this year's primary cover athlete

Across the editions, we also have four different cover athletes with Devin Booker on the Standard and Digital Deluxe, Sue Bird & Diana Taurasi on the WNBA Edition, and Michael Jordan on his own and the Championship Edition.

Now let's get into each edition, what it comes with, the price players will have to pay, and which platforms they're available on.

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NBA 2K23 Standard Edition

There are no included rewards with the Standard Edition other than the above mentioned pre order bonus.

NBA 2K23 Standard Edition will be available for $59.99 on PS4, Xbox One, Steam (PC), and Nintendo Switch and for $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Physical copies are available on all platforms except Steam (PC) for the Standard Edition.

NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition

Once again this year, the WNBA Edition is a GameStop exclusive available only in the United States and Canada.

On top of that, it's only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, so players on other platforms will have to choose a different edition.

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LEGENDS: Two of the greatest women's basketball players of all time take the spotlight

In addition to the pre order rewards, players will get the following with the WNBA Edition:

  • 1 Sue Bird Jersey in The W and in MyCAREER
  • 1 Diana Taurasi Jersey in The W and in MyCAREER
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The NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition is available for $69.99 on both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition

The first of our upper tier options, the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition is available on all six platforms with all but PC offering both physical and digital copies.

The NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition is available for $99.99 on all platforms and will include the following rewards in addition to pre order bonuses:

  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • Free Agent Option MyTEAM Pack
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM Card
  • Ruby Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 10 Boosts for each MyCAREER Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • One 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts for your MyPLAYER
  • MyPLAYER Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard for MyCAREER
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If you purchase the Michael Jordan Edition on Xbox or PlayStation, it will both the past gen (PS4 or Xbox One) and new gen (PS5 or Xbox Series X|S) versions of the game via Dual Entitlement.

NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition

Following in the footsteps of last year's Cross-Gen Bundle, the NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition offers a more affordable option for players who plan to upgrade soon from PS4 or Xbox One to a new gen counterpart.

The Digital Deluxe Edition is available for $79.99 on Xbox or PlayStation, and in both cases players will receive copies of the game on past gen (PS4 or Xbox One) and new gen (PS5 or Xbox Series X|S) within the same console family.

The following rewards are available with the Digital Deluxe Edition in addition to the pre order bonus:

  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • Free Agent Option MyTEAM Pack
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM Card
  • Ruby Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 10 Boosts for each MyCAREER Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • One 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts for your MyPLAYER
  • MyPLAYER Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard for MyCAREER
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The primary difference in rewards between the Digital Deluxe and Michael Jordan editions is the 100K VC available with the latter.

NBA 2K23 Championship Edition

Finally we have the most expensive and most valuable option this year in the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.

The only platform that doesn't have the option of the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition is Nintendo Switch, as it is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam (PC).

In addition to pre order bonuses, players will receive the following rewards with the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition:

  • 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription
  • 10% XP Boost on MyTEAM and MyCAREER Season Progression
  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 10K MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs
    • Receive 10 when you first launch the game plus an Amethyst topper pack, then receive 2 per week for 6 weeks.
  • Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan MyTEAM Cards
  • Free Agent Option MyTEAM Pack
  • Diamond Jordan Shoe MyTEAM Card
  • Ruby Coach Card MyTEAM Pack
  • 10 Boosts for each MyCAREER Skill Boost type
  • 10 Boosts for each Gatorade Boost type
  • One 2-Hr Double XP Coin
  • 4 Cover Star T-Shirts for your MyPLAYER
  • MyPLAYER Backpack and Arm Sleeves
  • Custom-designed Cover Star Skateboard for MyCAREER
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Most of the rewards above line up with other editions, but it's the 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription that is the real gem of the Championship Edition and the reason it is priced at $149.99.

While $150 for the game may seem excessive, NBA League Pass alone for 12 months would cost $180 at their current $15 per month price point.

It also comes with an invaluable permanent 10% XP Boost for Season Progression in MyTEAM and MyCAREER that will give competitive players a huge advantage for the whole year.

The NBA 2K23 Championship Edition may be their most expensive in series history, but it's got enough value packed in to make that worthwhile.

However, we do want to clarify that the NBA League Pass offer is not available in Japan, China, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kosovo, North Korea, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, or Syria.

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Pre Ordering with AMEX

There's a new reason to place a pre order on NBA 2K23 and this time you'll want to use an American Express card.

If you do, you'll receive 35K VC when you first log into the game along with all of the other pre order rewards that are available.

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AMEX VC REWARD: Get 35K VC for FREE with an American Express card

Free VC is incredibly useful considering you can use it to level up your MyCAREER player. You could also use it to purchase packs in MyTEAM.

Either way, you won't want to miss out on placing a NBA 2K23 pre order with your American Express card.

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Latest Gameplay Reveal

We're finally getting a glimpse of some NBA 2K23 gameplay, just in time for you to place a pre order.

The trailer isn't very long but we can see a few different animations and they also stated that more gameplay videos are coming in the future.

Devin Booker was a focal point during the this NBA 2K23 trailer but what we're really hoping for is actual in-game footage.

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To learn more about the gameplay trailer before placing an NBA 2K23 pre order, follow this link.