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NBA 2K23 Roster Update Details

2K has released another NBA 2K23 roster update today, check out all of the changes below.

Atlanta Hawks

  • Dejounte Murray: 84 OVR (-1)
  • John Collins: 80 OVR (-1)

Brooklyn Nets

  • Dorian Finney-Smith: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Cameron Thomas: 77 OVR (-1)

Boston Celtics

  • Jayson Tatum: 94 OVR (-1)
  • Malcolm Brogdon: 82 OVR (-1)

Charlotte Hornets

  • Gordon Hayward: 79 OVR (-1)
  • Nick Richards: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Dennis Smith Jr.: 74 OVR (-1)

Chicago Bulls

  • DeMar DeRozan: 88 OVR (+1)
  • Zach LaVine: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Coby White: 75 OVR (+1)

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Caris LeVert: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Cedi Osman: 75 OVR (+1)

Dallas Mavericks

  • Reggie Bullock: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Jaden Hardy: 76 OVR (+3)
  • Maxi Kleber: 75 OVR (+1)

Denver Nuggets

  • Jamal Murray: 84 OVR (-1)
  • Bruce Brown: 76 OVR (-1)
  • Thomas Bryant: 76 OVR (-1)

Detroit Pistons

  • Jaden Ivey: 80 OVR (-1)
  • James Wiseman: 80 OVR (+3)
  • R.J. Hampton: 74 OVR (-1)
  • Isaiah Livers: 74 OVR (+1)
  • Cory Joseph: 74 OVR (+1)
  • Eugene Omoruyi: 74 OVR (+1)
  • Rodney McGruder: 73 OVR (+2)

Golden State Warriors

  • Jonathan Kuminga: 77 OVR (+1)
  • JaMychal Green: 77 OVR (+1)

Houston Rockets

  • Jabari Smith Jr.: 79 OVR (+3)
  • Usman Garuba: 74 OVR (-1)

Indiana Pacers

  • Aaron Nesmith: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Andrew Nembhard: 76 OVR (+1)
  • Jordan Nwora: 76 OVR (+1)

Los Angeles Clippers

  • Ivica Zubac: 81 OVR (+2)
  • Nicolas Batum: 74 OVR (-1)

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Austin Reaves: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Lonnie Walker IV: 76 OVR (-1)

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Desmond Bane: 84 OVR (-1)
  • Tyus Jones: 80 OVR (+1)
  • Dillon Brooks: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Xavier Tillman: 78 OVR (+1)
  • John Konchar: 72 OVR (-2)

Miami Heat

  • Jimmy Butler: 93 OVR (+1)
  • Kyle Lowry: 76 OVR (-1)

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Brook Lopez: 85 OVR (+1)
  • Jae Crowder: 78 OVR (+2)
  • Grayson Allen: 75 OVR (-1)

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jaden McDaniels: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Taurean Prince: 75 OVR (+1)

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Trey Murphy: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Josh Richardson: 76 OVR (-1)

New York Knicks

  • Immanuel Quickley: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Mitchell Robinson: 80 OVR (-2)
  • Josh Hart: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Miles McBride: 73 OVR (+2)

Orlando Magic

  • Markelle Fultz: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Wendell Carter Jr.: 82 OVR (+1)

Philadelphia 76ers

  • De’Anthony Melton: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Shake Milton: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Georges Niang: 73 OVR (-1)

Phoenix Suns

  • Devin Booker: 92 OVR (+1)
  • T.J. Warren: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Cameron Payne: 77 OVR (+1)

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Jusuf Nurkić: 81 OVR (-1)
  • Nassir Little: 75 OVR (-2)
  • Cameron Reddish: 75 OVR (-1)

San Antonio Spurs

  • Devin Vassell: 81 OVR (-1)
  • Zach Collins: 79 OVR (+2)
  • Jeremy Sochan: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Gorgui Dieng: 73 OVR (-1)
  • Sandro Mamukelashvili: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Blake Wesley: 72 OVR (+1)

Sacramento Kings

  • Malik Monk: 80 OVR (+1)
  • Harrison Barnes: 79 OVR (-1)

Toronto Raptors

  • Pascal Siakam: 86 OVR (-1)
  • OG Anunoby: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Jakob Poeltl: 81 OVR (+1)

Utah Jazz

  • Walker Kessler: 83 OVR (+2)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: 78 OVR (+2)
  • Ochai Agbaji: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Kris Dunn: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Simone Fontecchio: 74 OVR (+1)

Washington Wizards

  • Daniel Gafford: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Delon Wright: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Corey Kispert: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Deni Avdija: 76 OVR (-1)

 

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Lil Durk Joins J. Cole, Lil Wayne & Jack Harlow As Playable Character In NBA 2K23

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Lil Durk has been tapped as the latest rapper to be added to NBA 2K23 as a playable character.

Smurk’s addition to the video game series’ MyTEAM mode went live on Thursday March 9th, with 2K Sports also releasing a behind-the-scenes look at the process of how the OTF rapper earned his impressive 89 overall rating.

Fans will have to complete Lil Durk’s spotlight challenge to unlock his MyTEAM player card, which is only available for a limited time.

Footage of Durk in NBA 2K23 finds him rocking a No. 3 jersey and a pair of Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” kicks, with his jumper mimicking his real-life shooting motion.

2K Sports’ Digital Marketing Director “Ronnie 2K” Singh solicited fans’ opinions on who should be the next rapper to make their 2K debut, and they flooded the comments section with the likes of NBA YoungBoy, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby and more.

Lil Durk follows in the footsteps of Jack Harlow, J. Cole and most recently Lil Wayne, all of whom were also given 89 ratings. Cole was also unveiled as the cover star for the DREAMER Edition of NBA 2K23 last year.

As far as his real-life hoop skills go, Lil Durk is confident he could beat J. Cole or Drake on the hardwood.

“[Drake’s] my dog, but he ain’t gon’ play us, though,” he told TMZ last summer after seeing Drake win back-to-back titles in his SBL league. “[LeBron] knows I’m the best ever. Tell your fucking children.”

“I know I can, I just told you that I’m the best ever,” he confidently added. “[That’s] my boy, but I’d dunk that shit on [J. Cole].”

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NBA 2K23 1.10 Patch Notes

NBA 2K23 1.10 Patch Notes

There’s a new update for NBA 2K23, and we have the complete list of changes and fixes added with the patch. The latest update is pretty extensive and increases the gameplay experience thanks to bug fixes, improvements, and adjustments.

Here are the 1.10 Patch notes.

GENERAL

  • Addressed an issue that could cause an outdated hairstyle to appear when editing a player in the Create Roster menu
  • The shoulder stripe honoring play-by-play announcer Bill Schonely has been added to the Portland Trail Blazers uniforms
  • The Bill Russell “6” logo has been added to the City court floors for the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Corrected some visual issues with the City court floors for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors, and classic court floors for the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, and Golden State Warriors

The following players have had general likeness updates or adjustments made:

  • Paolo Banchero
  • Brandon Ingram (dynamic hair update)
  • Kai Jones (dynamic hair update)
  • The following historic players have received new or updated sculpts:
    • Craig Ehlo (dynamic hair update)
    • Howard Eisley
    • Caldwell Jones
    • Harold Minor
    • Kenny Satterfield

GAMEPLAY

  • Adjusted the shooting model to reduce the frequency of made low percentage shots and missed high percentage shots
  • Fixed an issue with transition take foul logic that caused intentional fouls to not be called when attempted during passing animations
  • When player-locked to a player inbounding the ball, you will now be able to properly call a timeout.

MyCAREER/CITY

  • Continued improvements to performance and stability have been made to enhance the overall experience in the City.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause incorrect VC amounts to be awarded in Rec and Pro-Am games
  • The Phone and 2KTV menus can now be accessed while on Got Next spots
  • Fixed a rare issue that could prevent a playoff game from being started due to an active quest requirement
  • Squads will no longer be blocked by incoming invites when attempting to enter the elevators in the Event Center

MyTEAM

  • Preparations for the $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament elimination rounds on March 4th & 5th, as well as the Finals on March 18th
  • The color for Diamond cards and assets has been updated to make it more visually distinct from Galaxy Opal cards.
  • Additional minor updates to menus and modes throughout MyTEAM

MyNBA/THE W

  • Continued stability fixes and improvements have been made for MyNBA, MyNBA Online, and The W.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause certain attributes for players in downloaded draft classes to become randomized
  • Team logo and color options for tattoos in The W will now be correctly applied.

NBA 2K23 is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Lil Wayne Now A Playable Character In NBA 2K23

Lil Wayne in NBA 2K23Lil Wayne has been revealed as a new playable character in NBA 2K23. 2K Games announced that Weezy would be usable starting Friday February 17th. He will be available as a Crossover Card in MyTEAM mode for a limited time.

Players can unlock the exclusive card by finishing the Lil Wayne Spotlight Challenge. The New Orleans rapper will have an 89 overall rating and he will measure in at 5’5″.

Additionally, 2K Games announced it is planning more updates to the basketball simulator, with various apparel and extra content arriving toward the end of February 2023. These exclusive items will include customizable clothing from Daily Paper, Just Don, Pro Standard and New Era.

The fifth patch for NBA 2K23 was released on Wednesday February 15th for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X players as 2K Games prepares for the highly anticipated Season 5.

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The NBA 2K League is taking its 2023 season to Washington D.C.

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The league announced Thursday it will play this season at the District E, an event theater that will soon open next to Capital One Arena.

The NBA’s esports gaming league moved last season to Indianapolis after playing the 2020 and 2021 seasons almost entirely remotely. For its sixth season, it shifts to the 14,000-square-foot venue that will host live events, along with pregame and post-game activities for fans.

The NBA 2K League will award $2.5 million in cash prizes across THE BANNER CHAIN SERIES Powered by AT&T and Coinbase.

Things start up March 8th and the season will be divided into two halves. The 3-v-3 portion ends with the finals on May 13 and the 5-v-5 portion begins May 23. Those finals are Aug. 5. For more information on the new combined SLAM OPEN and SWITCH OPEN qualifying event, which tipped off Jan. 28 and goes through Feb. 11, click here. For more information on the 2023 competition schedule, click here.

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NBA 2K23 MyTEAM: Eclipse Pack Released

NBA 2K23 MyTEAM: Eclipse Pack Released

With Season 4 underway, NBA 2K23 has been active with new content releases, particularly in MyTEAM. For the third time in 2023, NBA 2K23 has released a new MyTEAM pack.

Like many of the other MyTEAM packs, the Eclipse collection comes with a total of ten new cards, all of which come with a 91 overall rating or better. As part of the promotion, fans will also have the opportunity to secure a free Eclipse Pack should they complete the three-part challenge that comes with it.

Let’s take a look at all the new players that have arrived with the NBA 2K23 MyTEAM Eclipse Pack.

NBA 2K23 MyTEAM: Eclipse Pack Players

Galaxy Opals (97 Overall)

  1. Kawhi Leonard (SF/PF)
  2. Ja Morant (PG/SG)
  3. Yao Ming (C)

Pink Diamonds (96 Overall)

  1. Lamar Odom (PF/SF)
  2. Jalen Green (SG/SF)

Diamonds (94 Overall)

  1. Tyrese Maxey (SG/PG)
  2. Roy Hibbert (C)

Amethysts (91 Overall)

  1. Wesley Person (SG/SF)
  2. Devin Vassell (SG/SF)
  3. Gary Payton II (SG/PG)

NBA 2K23’s Eclipse Pack comes with a three-part challenge that gives fans a great opportunity to earn some rewards. Should you complete all three tiers of the challenge, you will receive the ultimate reward, which is a free Eclipse Pack.

Here’s the three parts of the challenge you have to complete to earn a free Eclipse Pack in MyTEAM:

Eclipse Pack Three-Part Challenge

Eclipse Challenge – Part 1

  1. Play Triple Threat game to 21 points against Amethyst Eclipse theme team on semi-pro.
  2. Win the game.

Eclipse Challenge – Part 2

  1. Play Triple Threat game to 21 points against Diamond Eclipse theme team on pro.
  2. Win the game and record 6 layups as a team.

Eclipse Challenge – Part 3

  1. Play a four-quarter game (5 minutes each) against Eclipse theme team on all-star
  2. Record 3 blocks as a team

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Does NBA 2K23 Have Crossplay?

NBA 2K23 Crossplay

NBA 2K23 does have cross-progression features, it however does not offer crossplay options for multiplayer.

It took some time, but crossplay functionality between platforms has started to become to new normal.

Popular titles such as Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Warzone support cross-platform play between PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Does NBA 2K23 support crossplay multiplayer across platforms?

As of writing, NBA 2K23 does not come with much in the form of cross-platform play options.

It does not seem as though this will change either, based on NBA 2K23’s official FAQ page.

Is cross-progression available in the latest NBA 2K entry?

NBA 2K23 does support cross-progression for MyTeam and a Shared VC Wallet for the “same console family.” A user playing on PS4 can transfer MyTeam progress to their PS5 console, for instance.

Cross-progression for NBA MyTeam will allow players to share MyTeam Points, Tokens, cards, and progress across both iterations of NBA 2K23 on generations of hardware within a single console family.

A similar rule applies to the Shared VC Wallet, meaning any earned and purchased Virtual Currency will work across console families.

NBA 2K23 is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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NBA 2K23 Classic Quest Trivia Answers

NBA 2K23 Classic Quest Trivia Answers

As NBA 2K23 players progress through the story mode they will run into Herschel and Edgar. At one point gamers must answer a series of trivia questions about all things NBA. These are the NBA 2K23 Classic Quest answers and questions.

Classic Quest Trivia

To unlock the Classic quest, players have to play through the story and  unlock the mission. Once gamers reach a certain point they will meet up with Herchel and Edgar, who will be playing chess. At that point a scene will be unlocked where MP will begin to sit with Edgar and Herschel. Herchel and Edgar will then test your knowledge of the NBA with trivia questions. The answers to the NBA 2K23 Classic Quest Trivia are as follows:

How many championships did Bill Russel win?
Answer #1: 11.

Which team has lost the most NBA Championships?
Answer #2: Lakers.

Which player was taken number one overall in the 1998 NBA Draft?
Answer #3: Michael Olowokandi.

Answering the questions correctly will result in you receiving MVP Points, VC, and you will be one step closer to completing the quest as a whole. To even unlock the opportunity for players to meet Edgar and Herschel, players will need to have domination over the three districts. The Fashion District, the Business District, and the Music District.

 

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How to Unlock Rebirth in NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 Rebirth

Want to know how to unlock Rebirth in NBA 2K23? We’ve got you.

Making its series debut in NBA 2K19, the Rebirth system is back in both the Current and Next Gen versions of NBA 2K23 MyCAREER. For those looking to get a head start on creating the build they want, here’s the breakdown of how to unlock Rebirth save files.

How to Unlock Rebirth in NBA 2K23: Current and Next Gen

To unlock the ability to use Rebirth save files, players on both Current and Next must complete the “Rebirth” quest.

For those on Current Gen, the process is simple. Once you hop into the G.O.A.T. Boat for the first time, players will receive a message from Ronnie2K about hitting 90 overall.

At that point, players will given the Rebirth quest, in which all they need to is hit 90 OVR to unlock the feature.

How to Unlock All Ronnie2K Locations

For those on Next Gen, the process is more difficult, but does come with some additional rewards along the way.

After finishing the NBA Summer League game, players will receive a bunch of intro quests, including the Rebirth quest.

The Rebirth quest on Next Gen still requires players to speak with Ronnie2K, but on four separate occasions.

To get the quest started, refer to the map at the top of the article.

Each time players go through a cutscene with the community manager, they’ll receive the next step in the quest, which is to simply meet the OVR milestones.

  1. Reach 65 OVR: Unlocks Ronnie2K & Sophie T-Shirt
  2. Reach 75 OVR: Unlocks Custom Spawn Locations
  3. Reach 88 OVR: Unlocks the ability to go Shirtless
  4. Reach 90 OVR: Unlocks Rebirth
What is Rebirth in NBA 2K23?

Rebirth saves, which are unlimited, will start players off with all previously earned gameplay-related quest prizes carried over, up to 25 Badge points already earned and the opportunity to upgrade to a 90 OVR.

Although Rebirth builds technically do have a head start in Badges and Attribute upgrade progress, players will still have to spend upwards of 200,000 VC to actually get their builds maxed out.

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NBA 2K23 Is One Of The Largest Downloads Ever For Xbox Series X

NBA 2K23 Download Size

Managing the storage space on next-gen SSD drives has become a side quest for most of us. NBA 2K23 will be adding to our save space woes with an absolute beast of a download on the Xbox Series X.

As spotted by folks over on Reddit, NBA 2K23 on Xbox Series X comes in at just north of 150GB. That’s uhh, massive.

We’ve seen some big game sizes this generation so far, but it’s not often a game comes in over the 150gb mark.

We haven’t spotted the game’s Xbox Series S install size just yet, but if it’s anywhere near the Series X size, you can expect it to take up almost half of the system’s internal drive space!

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