NBA 2K23 Brings Back the Jordan Challenge

NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge

Get ready to relive the 15 greatest moments in MJ’s incomparable career.

2K Sports recently announced they were bringing back the popular ‘Jordan Challenge’ for this years installment of NBA 2K, and dropped a pretty great trailer as part of that announcement.

The Jordan Challenge was revolutionary in sports video gaming 12 years ago and will return this year, with an amazing level of detail and presentation.

“In the past 12 years, we have an entirely new generation of NBA fans to retell these incredible stories to,” said executive producer Erick Boenisch. “This generation didn’t get the chance, necessarily, to see Michael play live, to see him play on TV, to see him play in person. So everything that they know about this person is from YouTube, from word of mouth, or their parents. This really is a chance for us to retell the story of Michael Jordan to a whole new generation of NBA fans.

The Jordan Challenge for NBA 2K23 will begin with one of its five new moments, the 1982 NCAA National Championship game between Jordan’s North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgetown Hoyas, starring his future and longtime rival Patrick Ewing. Tar Heel greats James Worthy and Sam Perkins will take the floor in their alma mater’s uniforms. So will Ewing and Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, under the formidable glare of the Hoyas’ coach, John Thompson.

“We’ve tried to get North Carolina for a number of years now,” Boenisch said, referring to the college portion of NBA 2K’s MyCareer mode. “They always had their reasons for not wanting to do it. Pitching them, we said, ‘Here’s our vision for the game this year, Mike’s involved, Mike wants this,’ and they said, ‘OK, great. Sounds good. Let’s do this.’ They were super enthused to work with us to help be a part of telling Michael Jordan’s story.”

Wrapping each of the 15 moments will be interviews with teammates, opponents, broadcasters, and other luminaries.

“We brought Mike Fratello in and he just started rattling off stories,” Boenisch said. “And we had done our research, we prepped the scripts, but we really hadn’t heard this stuff before. This is new. He added a vibe to The Jordan Challenge that I just was not expecting. Just incredible. He really brought the energy to the broadcast, and you will feel that when you play the game.”

“It was a labor of love,” Wang said. “We have a lot of old heads on our team, a lot of our team, a lot of people who got into this industry because of Michael Jordan. So, being able to do it was awesome fun for us, too.”

The Jordan Challenge will be available in all editions of NBA 2K23.

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NBA 2K23 Drops First Trailer


With a little more than a month to go before its official release, 2K Games has released the first official trailer for NBA 2K23, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come. The clip showcases gameplay sequences featuring some of NBA’s biggest stars, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant and Stephen Curry.

Specifics surrounding game modes and changes remain pretty scarce at the moment, but 2K will be releasing more information in the next few days.

NBA 2K23 will drop September 9, with the Standard Edition going for $60. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will go for $70, while the Michael Jordan Edition will sell for $100. There will also be a Championship Edition for $150 that includes a 12-month NBA League Pass.

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NBA 2K23 On PC Will Be Previous-Gen Version


Players have been clamoring for the next generation upgrades from the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K to be added to PC the past few years.

Despite the consumer push, it looks like NBA 2K23’s PC version wont be getting the upgrade.

According to the FAQs section of the 2K Games website, the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of the next NBA 2K game won’t receive the graphical and technical upgrades that the game’s next-gen console versions will have.

“For now, the focus was on making sure NBA 2K23 was optimized for the new consoles, while also making sure the experience remains fresh and innovative for players on other platforms” a 2K rep stated.

This will obviously be a disappointment to PC fans of the NBA 2K series, as the developers continue to largely ignore that version of the game.

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NBA 2K23: 10 Things To Know

NBA 2K23 10 Things to Know

We don’t have an official release date yet, but here’s what we know right now about NBA 2K23 based on history, rumors and confirmed information.

We don’t have a lot in the way of confirmed NBA 2K23 news but we expect to learn a lot more in the coming weeks.

Here’s what we have as far as what you can expect from NBA 2K23’s features, release date, editions, demo, and more.

NBA 2K23 Launch Date

2K says pre-orders will kick off on July 7th and we’ll see a flurry of details confirmed right before or on that date.

The initial NBA 2K announcements are typically light on details so don’t expect 2K Games and Visual Concepts to show much of the game in the early going.

NBA 2K23 Release Date

We don’t have an official NBA 2K23 release date yet. You can expect the NBA 2K23 release date to land sometime in September ahead of Black Friday and the 2022 holiday season.

One leak suggests the NBA 2K23 release date will be September 16th.

We didn’t see any early access last year so there may not be a way to play NBA 2K23 ahead of its official release date. In the past, 2K Games has offered an early access date to those who bought deluxe versions of the game.

NBA 2K23 Consoles

NBA 2K23 will release for current-generation platforms including PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

You can also expect a release on Xbox One and PS4.

NBA 2K23 Cover

NBA 2K23 will feature four athletes on the cover.

Devin Booker will be one of the NBA 2K23 cover athletes. He’ll  appear on the standard version of the game.

2K has also confirmed that Michael Jordan will appear on the covers of two deluxe editions, with Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi featuring on the game’s WNBA edition.

NBA 2K23 Editions

2K’s confirmed two NBA 2K23 editions: a Michael Jordan edition and a Championship edition. The rest of the editions should get confirmed soon.

The bundles typically come with Virtual Currency (VC), MyTEAM bonuses, and cosmetic items for the game’s popular MyPLAYER mode.

The standard edition will retail for $59.99 for older platforms and $69.99 for newer consoles.

NBA 2K23 Pre-Orders

Again, NBA 2K23 pre-orders will start on July 7th.

2K will provide pre-order bonuses to entice buyers. Here were the pre-order bonuses if you pre-ordered a copy of the standard edition of NBA 2K22 for console or Windows PC:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week)
  • A Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type
  • A Boost for each Gatorade Boost type
  • Luka Dončić MyPLAYER Jersey
  • 95 Rated Luka Dončić MyTEAM Free Agent Card

While we should not assume the pre-order bonuses will be the exact same, we can expect them to be close.

NBA 2K23 Features

Right now, we know almost nothing about the game. We can expect numerous improvements and changes with a particular focus on current-generation platforms (Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5), but as of now little to nothing has been confirmed.

NBA 2K23 Demo

After many years of providing a demo, the company declined to offer an NBA 2K22 demo. It’s unclear if NBA 2K23 will suffer the same fate.

NBA 2K23 Microtransactions

We expect to see Virtual Currency (VC) return in NBA 2K23.

NBA 2K23 PC Requirements

If you plan to play NBA 2K23 on a Windows PC, you’ll need to take note of the game’s minimum and recommended spec requirements.

Unfortunately, those details won’t arrive until we get much closer to the official release so unless you are sure your PC can handle running the game we suggest you hold off on a pre-order.


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Devin Booker Announced As NBA 2K23 Cover Athlete

2K Sports officially announced that Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker will be the NBA 2K23 cover athlete.

Booker joins Michael Jordan, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird that who will grace the covers for the various special editions of NBA 2K23.

Booker was named to the 2021-2022 All-NBA first team this past season and is one of the NBA’s brightest young stars.

“It’s a dream come true to see myself on the cover of NBA 2K,” said Booker.

“I’ve been a huge NBA 2K fan since I was a kid, and it’s surreal to finally join the exclusive club of basketball greats who’ve been cover athletes. I’m also honored to share this year’s covers with the iconic Michael Jordan, who changed the game for all players who came after him, as well as two of the all-time WNBA GOATs, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who continue to make a huge impact on the game.”

Number 23 as a 2K23 cover athlete was an obvious choice for 2K Games, as the all-time great Michael Jordan appears for the fourth time on an NBA 2K cover. The latest announcements also confirm the second consecutive year 2K has chosen to feature a WNBA star on its covers, with two-time MVP Candace Parker being the choice last year.

NBA 2K23 Standard Edition will retail for $60.00 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, meanwhile, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are priced at $70.00. Michael Jordan Edition is priced at $99.99, and the Championship Edition comes in at $149.99 with a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass.

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Swish 4 Packs Include Invincible Hakeem Olajuwon in NBA 2K22 MyTEAM

Hakeem Olajuwon Dark Matter

The latest add to the NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Market is the Swish 4 Packs.

Swish 4 Pack Details

The good news is the price is not terribly steep. For the Equal Chance Packs, it will cost you 15K VC or 50K MT. With a purchase you are guaranteed to get one of the cards below:

  • Invincible Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Hero Hakeem Olajuwon
  • DM Danny Granger
  • DM Larry Johnson
  • GO Shaun Livingston
  • PD Andrew Bogut
Invincible Hakeem Olajuwon

The most sought-after card in the set is the Invincible Hakeem Olajuwon.

Here are the ratings for the Invincible Hakeem Olajuwon:

  • Inside Scoring – A+
  • Mid-Range Scoring – A+
  • 3PT Scoring – A+
  • Playmaking – A+
  • Perimeter Defense – A+
  • Post Defense – A+
  • Rebounding – A+
  • Athleticism – A+
  • Basketball IQ – A+
  • Potential – A+

If you can’t pull it from a pack it will cost you about 700,000 MT coins.

Swish 4 Locker Code

Don’t have the MT coins or VC to buy a pack? Here is another option.

Enter the code: ‘SWISH-4-CODE-BOJAN-OR-MYLES’ for a chance at a SWISH 4 Pack, 10 Tokens, Diamond Shoe Pack, Dark Matter Myles Turner, or Galaxy Opal Bojan Bogdanovic. The offer expires June 21, 2022.

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Free Dark Matter Locker Code still active In NBA 2K22

NBA 2K22 Locker Code

The latest Locker Code lets you pick a player from the Playoff Option Pack.

Yesterday a new NBA 2K22 MyTEAM Locker Code was released, luckily for you the code is still active.

Let’s get you up to speed on the latest code for a free Dark Matter, what it gives you access to, and the other ways to earn the cards.

NBA Finals Locker Code

The NBA Finals are always a good time to keep an eye out for Locker Codes. The code wasn’t displayed for very long, but we’ve got it.

Most times Locker Codes don’t offer much, but this one is a banger. Offering up a free Dark Matter card.

Enter the code: ‘FINALS-NBA2K-BOS-GSW’ for your chance to receive a Playoff Option Pack that includes the following players.

  • Dark Matter Andrew Wiggins
  • Dark Matter Jordan Poole
  • Dark Matter Al Horford
  • Dark Matter Marcus Smart

There is no set date as to when the code will expire, but it’s sure to expire soon.


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NBA 2K22 Releases SWISH Pack Series And New Locker Code

NBA 2K22 Locker Code

Following the release of NBA 2K22’s Season 7: Return of Heroes, 2K Games unveiled the SWISH pack series, featuring multiple new Dark Matter units.

Following the release of Season 7: Return of Heroes, the new pack series is rolling out and includes new featured units of some of the biggest players in the league.

The recently released SWISH pack series is now available in the MyTeam store and includes six new units to obtain. Included are four Dark Matter players, one Galaxy Opal player, and one Pink Diamond player, sure to be some of the most sought-after units currently available in NBA 2K22.

The biggest prize will be one of the two Stephen Curry units, as both an Invincible card and Hero card are available and come in a 99-overall Dark Matter form. The Invincible releases have been hand selected by the developers and feature some of basketball’s biggest stars.

The other two Dark Matter units are Toronto Raptor Pascal Siakam and Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond. Galaxy Opal J.J. Redick and Pink Diamond Gary Payton II are also included in the promotion.

NBA 2K22 is also giving its player base a new locker code to obtain some free items as part of the promotion. With the code SWISH-DELL-OR-SETH-CURRY-DROP, players will be able to select one of the following: one SWISH Pack, 10 Tokens, one Diamond Shoe Pack, Galaxy Opal Dell Curry, or Galaxy Opal Seth Curry. This will be the first time this year players have the option to select a guaranteed Galaxy Opal unit. The newest NBA 2K22 locker code will be available until June 1. You can find all the locker codes here.


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NBA 2K22 Season 7: Return of Heroes Details

NBA 2K22 Season 7: Return of Heroes
2K Sports announced its plans for NBA 2K22 Season 7: Return of Heroes, the event includes new challenges and rewards for MyTEAM and MyCareer.

As NBA 2K22 reaches the end, 2K Sports is dropping new content regularly in an effort to hold players interest. Season 7: Return of Heroes is live, putting the focus on assembling a roster full of NBA heroes to go head-to-head against other teams in an attempt to complete all the challenges introduced in the new season. With Season 6: Zero Gravity becoming the most popular season to date in terms of player completion, 2K Games surely has high hopes for Season 7.

Whats coming in NBA 2K22 Season 7: Return of Heroes?

For MyTEAM content, a total of 15 99-overall Dark Matter reward cards will be during Season 7. Players will start at Level 1 with a Hero Galaxy Opal Zion Williamson, obtaining several Galaxy Opal and Dark Matter players along the way. As the challenges increase in difficulty, so will the opportunity to construct a team full of high-end players.

The mural system is back. The reward for completing the mural is to be determined, the one thing we do know is it won’t be another Coach card.

MyCareer will also receive new updates, featuring a bunch of rewards for players completing each level and reaching the ultimate prize of Level 40 super stardom. In Season 6: Zero Gravity, players who reached Level 40 were granted a Bunny Suit, Season 7 appears to be continuing the trend. Season 7: Return of Heroes will roll out gadgets and costumes throughout the event, leading up to an NBA Mascot outfit at Level 30 and a Jetpack upon completion. For current-gen players, the Jetpack will not be available and, instead, replaced with the NBA Mascot outfit, while reaching Level 30 will be swapped with an Affiliation Mascot outfit.

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1.12: Patch Notes For NBA 2K22 Next Gen

NBA 2K22 Patch Notes

We covered the PS4 and Xbox One patch notes a few days ago, the next gen 1.12 patch notes have now been revealed during the latest Courtside Report.

Changes to gameplay, including animation transitions, were a focus for this update. We’ll also see changes to Play With Friends.

Here’s a breakdown of the patch updates from the update:

New Gen  1.12 Patch Notes


  • Addressed an issue in Play With Friends Online that could lead to player disconnections


  • Fixed an improper animation transition that allowed players to unrealistically change momentum and direction when branching from a quick stop move to a hop step gather.


  • Various stability and performance improvements have been made throughout the City
  • Resolved a rare issue that could cause audio to drop out when joining a friend in the Event Center
  • Addressed a visual issue that could occur when certain animated pants are worn in the City


  • Addressed an issue preventing the “Somewhere over the…” Trophy/Achievement from being unlocked on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S when the Unicorn Ball is obtained on PS4 or Xbox One
  • Fixed player reveal walkouts when ‘Flip All’ is used while highlighting a Dark Matter player card.


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