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The NBA 2K Team


10 Feb

Jayson Tatum (+1 to a 90 overall rating) continues to gain well-deserved recognition for some outstanding on court play following a highlight performance that put 60-points on the board and sparked a 32-point comeback over the San Antonio Spurs last week. 

Darius Garland had an impressive on court performance coming out of last week, scoring 20 points in six straight games and gaining three points to an 82 overall. And finally, with the Phoenix Suns battling it out for the number one seed in the Western Conference, Chris Paul’s consistent performances earns him a one point jump to an 89 overall, his highest rating since being on the Houston Rockets.

Check out @NBA2K on Twitter to see more highlights and the full list of updates* below: 

All Movers Sorted by OVR:

Anthony Davis: 93 OVR (-1)

Jayson Tatum: 90 OVR (+1)

Julius Randle: 89 OVR (+1)

Chris Paul: 89 OVR (+1)

Paul George: 88 OVR (-1)

Bam Adebayo...

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There is a battle ongoing in the NBA. Our favorite players are forging their legacy as the NBA Playoffs move us towards the NBA Finals. In Season 8 of MyTEAM, we are taking the Trial of Champions to the virtual hardwood.

Featuring 6 challengers, we’ve chosen current NBA stars to compete in our Game of Rings to tip-off this Season. Who are you going to choose to represent with your MyTEAM lineup? Ben Simmons is poised to make a deep run in the East, while Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Donovan Mitchell are staking their claims in the West. With Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson already preparing for next year’s campaigns, YOU can choose which of these 6 NBA stars wins our Game of Rings. 

At Level 1 this season, every player will add these 6 beautiful cards to their collection featuring these challengers. This battle is all about decimating your opponents by fillin...

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It’s time to go all out in MyTEAM Season 7! This new and unique Season will allow you to earn your way to Level 40 at your own pace, with brand new releases, challenges, rewards, and so much more. Are you ready to go Full Throttle in MyTEAM?

At only 4 weeks in length, Season 7: Full Throttle will be the quickest MyTEAM Season to date. This is a very intense time of year with the NBA regular season ending, the Play-In Tournament, the start of the NBA Playoffs, and, of course, the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies. 

More on all of that later, but with the shortest season to date, how else are we making Season 7 unique? To start, we are releasing 150,000 XP on Day 1. Meaning there is nothing holding you back from earning your way to Level 40! Additional XP will be released throughout the Season, commemorating moments, accompanying new releases, and getting you closer and closer to our Season 7 Level 40 reward, ...

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14 Jul

There is a battle ongoing in the NBA. Our favorite players are forging their legacy as the NBA Playoffs move us towards the NBA Finals. In Season 8 of MyTEAM, we are taking the Trial of Champions to the virtual hardwood.

Featuring 6 challengers, we’ve chosen current NBA stars to compete in our Game of Rings to tip-off this Season. Who are you going to choose to represent with your MyTEAM lineup? Ben Simmons is poised to make a deep run in the East, while Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and Donovan Mitchell are staking their claims in the West. With Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson already preparing for next year’s campaigns, YOU can choose which of these 6 NBA stars wins our Game of Rings. 

At Level 1 this season, every player will add these 6 beautiful cards to their collection featuring these challengers. This battle is all about decimating your opponents by fillin...

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It’s time to go all out in MyTEAM Season 7! This new and unique Season will allow you to earn your way to Level 40 at your own pace, with brand new releases, challenges, rewards, and so much more. Are you ready to go Full Throttle in MyTEAM?

At only 4 weeks in length, Season 7: Full Throttle will be the quickest MyTEAM Season to date. This is a very intense time of year with the NBA regular season ending, the Play-In Tournament, the start of the NBA Playoffs, and, of course, the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies. 

More on all of that later, but with the shortest season to date, how else are we making Season 7 unique? To start, we are releasing 150,000 XP on Day 1. Meaning there is nothing holding you back from earning your way to Level 40! Additional XP will be released throughout the Season, commemorating moments, accompanying new releases, and getting you closer and closer to our Season 7 Level 40 reward, ...

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Jayson Tatum (+1 to a 90 overall rating) continues to gain well-deserved recognition for some outstanding on court play following a highlight performance that put 60-points on the board and sparked a 32-point comeback over the San Antonio Spurs last week. 

Darius Garland had an impressive on court performance coming out of last week, scoring 20 points in six straight games and gaining three points to an 82 overall. And finally, with the Phoenix Suns battling it out for the number one seed in the Western Conference, Chris Paul’s consistent performances earns him a one point jump to an 89 overall, his highest rating since being on the Houston Rockets.

Check out @NBA2K on Twitter to see more highlights and the full list of updates* below: 

All Movers Sorted by OVR:

Anthony Davis: 93 OVR (-1)

Jayson Tatum: 90 OVR (+1)

Julius Randle: 89 OVR (+1)

Chris Paul: 89 OVR (+1)

Paul George: 88 OVR (-1)

Bam Adebayo...

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03 Jun

The competition is heating up with less than six weeks until the postseason kicks off. Top contenders are already making their mark with the Western conference seeing the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets holding strong as they both land six game winning streaks and hope to maintain this level of performance to propel them into top playoff spots. 

Impressive on court performances from some of the game’s most dynamic guards, Luka Dončić and Jrue Holiday, saw their ratings climb by 1 point to a 94 and 87 overall respectively. Meanwhile, Bogdan Bogdanović earns a 3 point increase to a 79 overall rating, as he surpassed the 20-point mark in four of his last five games. And Zion Williamson lives up to his reputation as one of the best finishers with his latest on court performance, gaining a 1 point increase to land a 90 overall rating and breaking him into the 90s for the first time. 

 

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20 May

A new update is now available for the next-gen version of NBA 2K21*! 

We’ve updated a number of player likeness and facial animations alongside some visual improvements for MyTEAM Dark Matter and more.

More details on the latest updates are available below:

 

General

  • The following players have received a number of likeness updates:
    • Darius Bazley
    • Tyler Bey
    • Hamidou Diallo
    • Jahmi’us Ramsey
    • Domantas Sabonis
    • Luka Samanic
    • Landry Shamet
    • Rayjon Tucker
  • Resolved a rare issue in MyNBA when starting a save from the offseason 

 

MyTEAM

  • Resolved reported menu issues with the Mystery tier in Domination
  • Duplicated Attribute Boosts for Triangle and Post Coaches have been removed
  • Addressed a Win/Loss exploit in Unlimited and other multiplayer modes
  • Made visual improvements...
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10 May

A new update is now available for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21*. 

This update brings a number of fixes to MyTEAM, updates to player likeness and facial animations, new additions to 2K Beach, and additional fixes to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K21 across all game modes.

More details on the latest updates are available below:

 

GENERAL:

  • New seasonal decorations in 2K Beach
  • Updated another set of player likeness improvements for current NBA players

 

MyCAREER:

  • Keep an eye out for new events coming to 2K Beach in the coming weeks

 

MyTEAM:

  • Resolved some menu issues with the Mystery tier in Domination
  • Duplicated Attribute Boosts for Triangle and Post Coaches have been removed
  • Addressed a Win/Loss exploit in Unlimited and other multi...
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08 Apr

What a week in MyTEAM! The first Spotlight Sim of NBA 2K21 with 16 Pink Diamond and 3 Galaxy Opal reward players, the first Dark Matter players appearing in Pantheon: All-Star packs, a new Champion crowned in our third MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament, and now, we have revealed the rewards for the Golden Age and Modern Age collections! Certainly a week to remember, now let’s get into the details.

The top tier of NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM has arrived, Dark Matter! Featured in the new Pantheon: All-Star packs, the one and only Michael Jordan and NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete Zion Williamson are the first-ever Dark Matter player cards in MyTEAM!

Both the Pantheon: All-Star and Hero versions of these Dark Matter players usher in the highest tier of power you will see in MyTEAM. MJ & Zion are forces to be reckoned with on the MyTEAM courts.

The appearance of these Dark Matter cards raised...

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06 Apr

It’s NBA All-Star 2021 this weekend!

Following last night’s Draft, the teams are ready to rock the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Sunday March 7 where the league’s annual global celebration of the game will take place on one night for the first time.

Prior to the Game, some of the Association’s most skilled big men and guards will battle it out in the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge. Will Luka Dončić’s 93 overall NBA 2K21 rating help him win or will one of the best point guards to play the game, Chris Paul (88 overall rating) take the title?

Also taking place before the Game, can one of the greatest three-point shooters ever, Stephen Curry (98 three-point rating) win the MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest or will 2018 champion Devin Booker (86 three point rating) reign supreme? Whoever wins, it’s certainly going to be a clinic in three-point shooting prowess.

Then, at halftime of the NBA All-Star 2021 Game, the high-flying specialists take center stage with the AT&...

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07 Mar

With NBA All-Star voting open for a week, we’ve seen some strong on court performances from a number of frontcourt players that will be hoping to be selected. Eastern Conference stars Joel Embiid (+1), Jaylen Brown (+1) and Pascal Siakam (+1) all jumped by one point, while Western Conference stars Rudy Gobert (+1) and Christian Wood (+1) are also rising up the NBA 2K21 ratings ranks. 

Check out the full list below.

Movers Sorted by OVR

  • Joel Embiid: 94 OVR (+1)
  • Jaylen Brown: 89 OVR (+1)
  • Trae Young: 88 OVR (+1)
  • Rudy Gobert: 88 OVR (+1)
  • Ben Simmons: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Khris Middleton: 87 OVR (-1)
  • Fred VanVleet: 86 OVR (+2)
  • Kristaps Porziņģis: 86 OVR (-1)
  • Kemba Walker: 85 OVR (-1)
  • Clint Capela: 85 OVR (+1)
  • Mike Conley: 85 OVR (+1)
  • Christian Wood: 85 OVR (+1)
  • Gordon Hayward: 84 OV...
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19 Feb

It's only been just a few weeks since the 2020-2021 NBA season began and there’s already been a ton of amazing basketball on display! In the first player ratings update for NBA 2K21, several of the league’s players have received new numbers that reflect their recent on-court performances. Check out the full list below, handily sorted by overall.

Movers Sorted by OVR

  • Kevin Durant: 96 OVR (+1)
  • Anthony Davis: 95 OVR (-1)
  • Damian Lillard: 94 OVR (-1)
  • Luka Doncic: 93 OVR (-1)
  • Nikola Jokić: 93 OVR (+2)
  • Kyrie Irving: 92 OVR (+2)
  • Joel Embiid: 92 OVR (+1)
  • Jimmy Butler: 92 OVR (-1)
  • Jayson Tatum: 91 OVR (+1)
  • Trae Young: 89 OVR (+1)
  • Paul George: 89 OVR (+1)
  • Bam Adebayo: 88 OVR (+1)
  • Jaylen Brown: 88 OVR (+2)
  • Khris Middleton: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Brandon Ingram: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Nikola Vuce...
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18 Feb

The NBA has returned and I know I am not the only one excited to see the favorites and the underdogs in the league return to action and impress! We have already seen some fantastic moments with great Opening Night performances, Triple Doubles, game winners, and of course Steph Curry dropping 62. The NBA is back!

This is why we have named the newest season in NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM, The Return; and who better to tip-off your path to Level 40 than the returning Kevin Durant! Drop into MyTEAM, enter the Season Agendas menu to pick up KD, and start earning XP!

For the first time ever in MyTEAM, Domination has expanded! You can now enter a fourth tier in Domination called Heat Check, which means yes, Heat Check cards are back! Pit your lineup against all 30 NBA teams, plus 3 All-Star teams, to earn your way up to 99 stars. With each win you could earn Statement Jerseys, Series 2 players, a...

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11 Feb

Just in time for the holidays, a new update is now available for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21*! Today’s update is short and sweet, bringing new winter seasonal decorations to 2K Beach, various bug fixes as well as adjustments in MyCAREER and MyTEAM. More details are available below:

 

General

  • Winter holiday has arrived at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations and themed courts now available.

 

MyCAREER

  • MyCOURT’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting.

 

MyTEAM

  • Added Online VS, the difficulty used in MyTEAM Unlimited & Limited, to Play With Friends games.

 

*Update is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam; will roll out to additional platforms at a later date.

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21 Jan

It's only been just a few weeks since the 2020-2021 NBA season began and there’s already been a ton of amazing basketball on display! In the first player ratings update for NBA 2K21, several of the league’s players have received new numbers that reflect their recent on-court performances. Check out the full list below, handily sorted by overall.

Movers Sorted by OVR

Kevin Durant: 96 OVR (+1)

Anthony Davis: 95 OVR (-1)

Damian Lillard: 94 OVR (-1)

Luka Doncic: 93 OVR (-1)

Nikola Jokić: 93 OVR (+2)

Kyrie Irving: 92 OVR (+2)

Joel Embiid: 92 OVR (+1)

Jimmy Butler: 92 OVR (-1)

Jayson Tatum: 91 OVR (+1)

Trae Young: 89 OVR (+1)

Paul George: 89 OVR (+1)

Bam Adebayo: 88 OVR (+1)

Jaylen Brown: 88 OVR (+2)

Khris Middleton: 87 OVR (+1)

Brandon Ingram: 87 OVR (+1)

Nikola Vucevic: 87 OVR (+1)

Devin Booker: 87 OVR (-1)

Chris Paul: 87 ...

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07 Jan

Hello 2K fam! For those that don’t know me, I’m Dave Zdyrko, Senior Producer on NBA 2K21. I have been working with Visual Concepts on 2K titles for nearly 14 years, split up into two different stints. The first run lasted 6+ years and saw me working as a Gameplay Producer & Designer on the football titles from NFL 2K3 through All-Pro Football 2K8 plus one year working on NHL. 

Part two of my journey started as we were making our first foray onto the then “next-gen” consoles with NBA 2K14 for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. During this time was when we debuted MyGM, an all-new franchise mode experience that put you in control of a team’s general manager and had you deal face-to-face with the team’s governor, staff, and players as you tried to balance your relationships with everyone while trying to field a competitive team and successful franchise. ...

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14 Dec

Autumn leaves descend onto the court, which means it’s time for another update for NBA 2K21! As part of the fourth update for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21, Visual Concepts is adding new Fall themed decorations to 2K Beach, as well as player likeness and tattoo improvements for nearly 80 current NBA players, WNBA players and historic NBA players! Also included are changes and polish fixes across MyCAREER, MyTEAM and MyLEAGUE/MyGM. More information is available below:

 

General 

  • Fall has come to 2K Beach! Beachgoers will now find Fall themed decorations throughout the Neighborhood!
  • We strive for continuous improvements to player likeness and this update brings another set of player likeness and tattoo improvements for nearly 80 current NBA players, WNBA players, and historic NBA players.
  • New team Statement uniforms for the ‘20-21 NBA season.
  • New Ball Ar...
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With the holiday season just around the corner, a new update to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 arrives just in time! The Visual Concepts team continues to stay hard at work as the year winds down and this third update for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S is a BIG one, featuring a myriad of improvements across game modes, features and more. Some of the highlights include The City getting the full holiday treatment, multiple gameplay improvements and updates to NBA courts, uniforms and player likeness. The list of changes is hefty and the update is available now – check out the full details below!

General

  • Court floor updates have been made for:
    • Philadelphia 76ers Primary
    • Philadelphia 76ers City Court
    • Utah Jazz City Court
    • Brooklyn Nets City Court
    • Denver Nuggets Statement C...
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01 Dec

A special hello to everyone in the 2K community! Erick Boenisch, Executive Producer at Visual Concepts, back again.

We’re roughly a week out from the release of NBA 2K21 for the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms. I can’t believe it is basically already here! As I noted in the last Courtside Report I wrote, it has been an incredibly unique year for all of us here at VC, as it has been for many of our friends in the entire video games industry. To be in this position to kick off a whole new generation of NBA 2K games, alongside the next-gen console launches, speaks to the team’s unassailable hard work and dedication to make NBA 2K21 the best experience possible. My endless thanks goes out to the entire team at Visual Concepts!

So far in these Courtside Reports, we’ve talked about next-gen gam...

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