NBA 2K23 Release Date: Early Access, Pre Order Info & Latest News

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With the NBA 2K23 release date approaching quickly, we've decided to begin our countdown to the release of the game.

So, here's what we know about the official NBA 2K23 release date, release time, and whether there's any options for early access this year.

LATEST - Countdown to launch

The official NBA 2K23 release date is only days away and we've begun our countdown toward the launch.

NBA 2K23 Official Launch

We took a look at the game page on the PlayStation Store and it was revealed the you'll be able to download the game at midnight on September 9, 2022.

To keep up with our countdown to the NBA 2K23 release date, head here.

NBA 2K23 Release Date & Time

The official NBA 2K23 release date is Friday, September 9, 2022.

Thanks to new listings, we've also been able to confirm that the universal release time will be 12am EST, breaking down to the following in other time zones:

  • 9pm PST (September 8th)
  • 11pm CST (September 8th)
  • 5am BST (September 9th)
  • 2pm AEST (September 9th)
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Follow along with our countdown timer below to not miss it!

NBA 2K23 Release Date & Time COUNTDOWN

PRE ORDER NOW: Secure your copy of NBA 2K23 before launch day

Will There Be Early Access in NBA 2K23?

This year there won't be any NBA 2K23 early access options (including pre order rewards).

Further, the universal NBA 2K23 release time should mean that changing your console's region will not give you a way in early, so the ever-popular New Zealand trick appears to not be effective this year.

NBA 2K23 Buyer's Guide: Pre Order Info, Editions, Price, & Rewards

Players can put in their NBA 2K23 Pre Order today now that everything has officially gone live.

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However, it may be a tough task to decide which edition and platform is the right one for you, as players this year will have to choose from the following options:

  • NBA 2K23 Standard Edition ($59.99 on current gen, $69.99 on next gen)
  • NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition ($69.99)
  • NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
  • NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition ($99.99)
  • NBA 2K23 Championship Edition ($149.99)

All of these come with different extra rewards including the Championship Edition, the most expensive in the series yet, offering a full year of NBA League Pass!

Check out our full breakdown of all the NBA 2K23 editions and their pre order rewards here.

NBA 2K23 Gameplay Features & Trailers

The first look NBA 2K23 gameplay trailer gave players their first taste of this year's game, and ever since, 2K has posted several new trailers and courtside reports breaking down the game's new features.

You can read up on some of the new features in NBA 2K23 here, and check out all the latest trailers for the game below!

The dunking requirements have also been revealed for NBA 2K23, we put a guide together with information from Gameplay Director Mike Wang here.

NBA 2K23 Cover Athletes

We've yet to get a full gameplay trailer, but each of the cover athletes have been given their own and one gave us a tiny look at in-game action.

The first official NBA 2K23 news arrived along with the reveal for this year's legendary cover athlete who will grace the Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition.

Fellow cover athletes Devin Booker, Sue Bird, and Diana Taurasi were also featured in trailers for their respective editions, but none had any gameplay footage.

NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge

The Jordan Challenge is going to be a great way for players to have fun and relive some of the most memorable moments in NBA history.

You'll play as Michael Jordan and play through several eras, all of which will have their gameplay changed to match the era you're in.

As you complete the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge, you'll earn rewards in both MyTEAM and MyCAREER, to check out the full trailer, head here.

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