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NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition Cover Athletes, Trailer & Things We Want To See

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The NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition has revealed a few things including all of the pre order rewards that are available.

The top WNBA ratings have also been revealed, which we'll take a look at below, Breanna Stewart comes in at No.1.

Here's what we've learned about the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition so far, including where you can buy it, the official trailer, and how to pre order it.

UPDATED - Best WNBA ratings

The top WNBA players have been revealed during more NBA 2K23 ratings drops and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm, who comes in with a 96 OVR.

Stewart is tied with A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces for the best ratings in the game but here's the full list that was revealed:

  • Breanna Stewart - 96 OVR
  • A'ja Wilson - 96 OVR
  • Jonquel Jones - 94 OVR
  • Candace Parker - 93 OVR
  • Elena Delle Donne - 91 OVR

If you'd like to see more and our breakdown on these ratings, follow this link.

NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition Cover Athletes revealed

Following announcements about Michael Jordan gracing his own edition and the Championship Edition of NBA 2K23, we've now learned about different cover stars.

NBA 2K22 was the first game in series history to feature a woman on the cover as Candace Parker broke that barrier in the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition.

Things have stepped up this year with two legendary figures chosen as Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will both be featured on the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition cover.

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COVER DUO: Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi take the spotlight this year

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Bird and Taurasi are likely to be joined as NBA 2K23 Cover Athletes by Devin Booker who is still reported to be the Standard Edition pick this year, though that hasn't been made official just yet.

The trailer below was also revealed taking a closer look at the long history and legacy of the two NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition cover athletes.

In addition, NBA 2K announced via press release that they've partnered with Bird and Taurasi to donate $100,000 to Every Kid Sports.

The organization aims to provide more access to youth basketball programs across the country, and the donation will cover registration fees for over 550 girls from income-restricted families.

"By partnering with NBA 2K and Every Kid Sports, Diana and I have the opportunity to open doors to hundreds of young girls in this country who want to express themselves on the court," Sue Bird explained. "I’m honored to be on the cover, and even more honored to use my legacy to provide these opportunities for the next generation."

NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition Platforms, Price & Pre Order Rewards

Final details about the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition are still approximately 24 hours away, as pre orders for the title have not yet gone live.

NBA 2K confirmed in recent days that players will be able to place their NBA 2K23 pre order as soon as July 7, 2022, potentially as early as 10am ET.

We expect that the final cover athlete reveal and confirmation of pricing, platforms, and pre order rewards will all arrive at that time.

However, we did get confirmation that the WNBA Edition will once again be exclusive to GameStop in the U.S. and Canada and unfortunately will not be available through any other outlets.

On the rewards front, we did learn today that the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition will include Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi's WNBA jerseys as in-game bonus content, but haven't gotten more details past that.

August Content Schedule revealed

If you've been waiting anxiously for more NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition news, you're likely going to have some very soon, especially in August.

The content schedule has been revealed for August and the first look we'll see is the gameplay reveal, something we're all waiting for.

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CONTENT DUMP: Get ready for a ton of reveals very soon

With all of this new content on the way, we expect even more coming from the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition, perhaps even a WNBA MyTEAM mode.

Once more is revealed, we'll be sure to keep you updated here.

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

The W finally revealed

We finally received some news about the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition and The W, which gave us a look at the additional details.

Not only are Community Goals on the horizon but Game Changers are on the way as well.

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APPLY GAME CHANGERS: Check out the new rewards in The W

Game Changers unlocks exclusive rewards to The W Online, including Team Takeover Boosts.

Here are each of the NBA 2K23 The W Team Takeover Boosts:

  • Helping Hand - Gift a percentage of your takeover actions to a teammate who needs help filling their bucket
  • Accelerator - Fill the takeover meter faster
  • Extender - This useful boost extends the duration a takeover is active
  • Resilience - Minimizes the effect of a negative action that would otherwise cause the meter to decrease

We did a full breakdown of The W and how it will affect the NBA 2K23 WNBA Edition, head here to read the outline.

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