There is a lot of chatter going on relating to an in-game error that netted some players thousands of dollars’ worth of in-game content for free in NBA 2K 24 recently.
Just after midnight on Dec. 26, some players noticed the game’s MyTeam mode was offering a “deal of the day” promotion for a digital card of Paul George. The card’s purchase price, however, was lower than its sell price. Gamers that noticed bought and sold the card multiple times and, as a result, stashed away millions of coins (1 million coins is worth $150) as the error was left untouched overnight.
Those players then went on a shopping spree. Using the coins to buy cards they wanted, including the pricey and rare Kobe Bryant card, which costs around 2 million coins (or about $300), the new Victor Wembanyama card (worth about $75), as well as other top-tier player cards, such as LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The error happened on the day after Christmas, when NBA 2K typically sees a new influx of players.
It wasn’t until late Tuesday morning that 2K fixed the issue and made it so that George’s card sold for less than its buy price. Several gamers posted photos of their accounts wiped of all their coins but not the cards they gobbled up during the exploit.
Representatives for NBA 2K did not respond to multiple requests for comment about players taking advantage of the error, the cost of its cards or if it plans to institute bans for players who purchased cards during this window.