NBA 2K23 Release Date, Pre Order rewards and potential demo

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The NBA 2K23 release date is quickly approaching with a little over a month separating users from the game.

Although there haven't been too many reveals, we did receive the first gameplay trailer featuring a couple of new tweaks.

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Here's everything we know about the official NBA 2K23 release date and how soon fans will be able to hit the digital court.


Latest - Gameplay Trailer Revealed

What started as a leak turned into NBA 2K releasing the NBA 2K23 gameplay trailer a little bit earlier than expected.

The trailer is only a minute long but it revealed a few interesting animations that we should learn more about soon.

Check it out below:

NBA 2K also tweeted out that more reveals would be on the way next week. Hopefully we'll receive a deep dive on everything that's new surrounding gameplay.


For now, let's check out the NBA 2K23 release date.

PRE ORDER NOW: Secure your copy of NBA 2K23 before it arrives

NBA 2K23 Release Date & Time

Lining right up with what we expected based on recent years, the NBA 2K23 release date is now confirmed as Friday, September 9, 2022.

Thanks to new listings, we've also been able to confirm that the universal release time will be Midnight ET, or 11pm CT on Friday, September 8, 2022.

Unfortunately, we've also learned from pre order rewards that Early Access will not be available this year for any of the NBA 2K23 editions.

Also, the universal worldwide release time means that often attempted tricks like changing your platform's time zone to get in early likely will not work.

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Fridays near the start of September tend to ring true for the NBA 2K series launch, and this NBA 2K23 release date does match up with previous titles.

NBA 2K19 arrived on September 7, 2018, NBA 2K20 on September 6, 2019, NBA 2K21 on September 4, 2020, and most recently, NBA 2K22 launched on September 10, 2021.

Cover Athlete Trailer Reveal

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.


The only game modes or gameplay details confirmed so far are The Jordan Challenge returning from NBA 2K11 with an upgrade, and we learned MyTEAM and MyCAREER will be back thanks to the pre order rewards.

Speaking of those rewards, they're absolutely off the wall this year for the top-tier Championship Edition including a 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription.

We've got more details here about all the pre order rewards you'll receive so you can choose the edition that's right for you and secure your copy today.

Place your Pre Order NOW

The wait is over and players can start to secure their NBA 2K23 Pre Order today now that everything has officially gone live.

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

  • NBA 2K23 Standard Edition ($59.99 on past gen, $69.99 on new 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 last having a full year of NBA League Pass included.

We've got more details here about these editions and everything you'll receive with each version of NBA 2K23.

Will there be a demo?

Many players have been asking whether or not there will actually be an NBA 2K23 demo and unfortunately the answer is no.

There won't be any Early Access to go along with the game either which has futher disappointed players.

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NEARLY HERE: NBA 2K23 is going to be available in just a few weeks

Considering the NBA 2K23 release date is only a short time away, it might not be too big of a deal that there isn't any demo.


Continue reading to check out more on the pre order rewards and the release date of NBA 2K23.