We're expecting NBA 2K23 The City to look quite a bit different this year but more importantly, we expect it to feel much different.
The reason for this is because several new Badges are in the game and there have been several removed as well.
Let's take a look at what we know so far and what we hope to see.
LATEST - NBA 2K23 Badges
We received huge news surrounding the Badges in NBA 2K23 and it will change the way that MyCAREER is played this year.
For starters, the game is switching to a tiered system. We go into more detail on that here but essentially it means that certain Badges cost less than others.
Another important note is that several shooting Badges have been removed including Hook Specialist, Hot Zone Hunter, Lucky #7, Set Shooter, Sniper, and, Limitless Spot-Up.
To learn more about the new Badges you can use in NBA 2K23 The City, follow this link.
NBA 2K23 The City Latest News
The City in NBA 2K23 is always a pretty big deal, especially for next gen players. This is the area where most spend most of their time outside of MyTEAM.
This time NBA 2K23 The City will also be a focal point for MyCAREER where you'll find plenty of quests to help you reach Level 40 during each Season.
2K has yet to reveal any specific details surrounding any new maps of what the MyCAREER story will be. However, there's a chance that we could be playing through a similar story as Michael Jordan, the focal point for the game.
Now, let's go over a few of our NBA 2K23 The City predictions.
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NBA 2K23 The City Predictions
As we mentioned above, there are likely going to be a ton of changes to NBA 2K23 The City this year.
We have a few ideas of things that we would like see slightly adjusted or changed completely. One of these things is a better fast travel function or something much faster than a skateboard to start with.
As a whole, The City in NBA 2K22 was rather large, so we'd like to be able to fast travel a lot faster which is why it's on the top of our list.
Here are some NBA 2K23 The City predictions that we hope happen:
- Better Fast Travel (Perhaps a subway system)
- More MyCAREER Quests
- Competitive Online Balancing
- Fewer Bugs throughout The City courts
- More interactions with NPC's
- The return of City Slam but with online capability
- Co-Op Quests
- Build Balancing
Even if just a few of these things make it into The City this year, the game will be much better than it was in NBA 2K22.
Best Builds for NBA 2K23 (Based on 2K22)
One of the most looming questions surrounding NBA 2K23 The City is what the best builds in the game will be.
There have been a few talks surrounding gameplay this year and some have said that the Paint Beast build will be big again this year.
The meta builds will be revealed once the game comes out and we have a chance to check out which builds work the best.
These are the NBA 2K23 The City Builds we think will work best:
- Playmaking Shot Creator
- Perimeter Lockdown
- Sharpshooting Facilitator
- Stretch Four
- Paint Beast
Once NBA 2K23 is finally released we'll do these builds for you so you'll know exactly how to build them.
NBA 2K23 Release Date
The release date for NBA 2K23 is set for September 9, 2022, and there is no Early Access for the game.
Right off the jump, you'll get started in Season 1 of NBA 2K23 The City and hopefully, we'll have the rewards for you soon as well.
The good news is we won't have to wait all the way until September to learn more about The City and MyCAREER.
Once August rolls around we'll learn mostly everything there is to know about the game including NBA 2K23 next gen gameplay and The City.