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Zen Cheaters in NBA 2K: A Growing Problem

In the world of NBA 2K, where skill and strategy collide on the virtual court, a new menace has emerged: the Zen cheaters. These players exploit loopholes and manipulate game mechanics to gain an unfair advantage. Let’s delve into the issue and explore how it’s affecting the game.

What Are Zen Cheaters?

Understanding Zen Cheating

Keyphrases: Zen cheaters, modded controllers, unfair advantage

Zen cheaters are players who use modded controllers to gain an edge in NBA 2K. These controllers allow them to perform actions with superhuman precision, bypassing the limitations faced by regular players. The term “Zen” refers to the specific type of controller modification that enables this cheating.

The Zen Aim Problem

One of the most significant areas affected by Zen cheating is shooting accuracy. Zen cheaters can consistently hit shots with pinpoint accuracy, making it frustrating for legitimate players who rely on skill and practice. Here’s how the issue unfolds:

  1. Predictable Stick Shooting: Initially, NBA 2K stick shooting was predictable based on the player’s input. However, after Patch 1, things changed. 2K inadvertently made stick shooting more predictable, which opened the door for Zen cheaters.
  2. Zen Controllers: Zen controllers allow players to automate stick movements, resulting in near-perfect shot timing. These cheaters can green shots at an alarming rate, rendering skill-based shooting obsolete.
  3. Community Frustration: Legitimate players have voiced their frustration. They’ve spent hours practicing stick aiming, only to face opponents who effortlessly drain shots using Zen controllers.

2K’s Response

Recognizing the severity of the issue, 2K has taken steps to address Zen cheating:

  1. Hotfix Updates: 2K released hotfix updates specifically targeting Zen cheating. These updates aim to level the playing field by nerfing Zen controllers and restoring balance.

The Road Ahead

As NBA 2K evolves, the battle against Zen cheaters continues. Legitimate players hope for a future where skill and dedication prevail over automated exploits. Until then, stay vigilant, report suspicious behavior, and keep the virtual courts clean!

Reddit Discussion: A thread on r/NBA2k where players discuss the use of Zen controllers and their impact on the game. Some share their experiences, while others express frustration with Zen cheaters

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NBA 2K Glitch Gives Gamers Millions In Free MyTeam Coins

NBA 2K glitch gives gamers free Kobe Bryant, Victor Wembanyama cards

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.

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Take-Two Sued Over NBA 2K Microtransactions

Take-Two sued over NBA 2K microtransactions

Game publisher Take-Two Interactive is being accused of “theft” in a new class-action complaint over microtransactions in NBA 2K and the rest of the company’s popular sports games.

The suit was filed in federal court in California on Nov. 17 by a minor, J.A., who is represented by their mother.

  • It focuses on Take-Two’s sale of “virtual currency” to buy in-game items in NBA 2K and the inability to transfer that currency to newer versions of the game.
  • The suit alleges that Take-Two’s approach is “unfair, illegal and greedy,” especially when coupled with the claim that it deactivates the servers for its older annual sports games relatively rapidly after new editions are released. Once the servers of a game are turned off, leftover virtual currency is inaccessible.
  • The suit accuses Take-Two of unfair business practices and violating California’s civil theft statutes, stating in part: “By removing Plaintiff and the Class members’ VC, Defendants took and stole their personal property, or fraudulently appropriated property that had been entrusted to Defendant.”

A rep for Take-Two declined to comment about the allegations to Axios. The publisher’s lawyers have not responded in court.

Microtransactions in games are lucrative for publishers and a focus for Take-Two, which bases part of its CEO’s compensation on customers’ purchase of them. They have been particularly controversial when tied to randomized rewards, or loot boxes, which have drawn scrutiny from regulators in governments around the world.

Take-Two was sued over loot boxes in NBA 2K by another minor and her guardian in Illinois last year. But in October 2022, a judge ruled the matter should be settled through arbitration.

Based on recent history, this won’t be the last time we hear about something like this.

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Victor Wembanyama, Steph Curry, Joel Embiid Headline 1st NBA 2K24 Ratings Update

Victor Wembanyama, Steph Curry, Joel Embiid Headline 1st NBA 2K24 Ratings Update

Nikola Jokić remains the highest-rated player in NBA 2K24, but two other superstars are on approach.

Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry each received one-point ratings bumps Thursday, putting them at 97 overall. Jokić still holds a one-point advantage with a 98 overall rating.

Victor Wembanyama’s impressive first couple weeks of the 2023-24 season also resulted in a two-point bump for the San Antonio Spurs rookie, putting him at 86 overall.

Here is a look at some other notable names to receive an adjustment:

  • Stephen Curry: 97 OVR (+1)
  • Joel Embiid: 97 OVR (+1)
  • Luka Dončić: 96 OVR (+1)
  • Jimmy Butler: 94 OVR (-1)
  • Damian Lillard: 93 OVR (-1)
  • Donovan Mitchell: 93 OVR (+1)
  • Kawhi Leonard: 92 OVR (-2)
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 90 OVR (+2)
  • Anthony Edwards: 90 OVR (+2)
  • Zion Williamson: 89 OVR (-1)
  • Kyrie Irving: 89 OVR (-1)
  • Trae Young: 88 OVR (-1)
  • Tyrese Maxey: 87 OVR (+2)
  • Victor Wembanyama: 86 OVR (+2)
  • Domantas Sabonis: 86 OVR (-1)
  • Scottie Barnes: 86 OVR (+2)

The first ratings adjustment also saw a major boost to Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas (82), Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (82) and Detroit Pistons rookie Ausar Thompson (82), who each received six-point adjustments. While Jalen Johnson (79), Jalen Duren (83) and Shaedon Sharpe (82) received four-point bumps.

You can view all of the player rating updates here.


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NBA 2K Helps Save Kobe Bryant Mural

Kobe Bryant Mural

An iconic mural of the late Kobe and Gigi Bryant is saved, after the NBA 2K video game franchise negotiated with the landlord to keep it up.

Located on a building near Arena, the mural was painted by Louie Palsino as a tribute to Bryant and Gianna after they were killed in a helicopter crash in January 2020. It’s become a popular destination for fans, but its existence was in jeopardy after the building’s landlord ordered it to be taken down.

An online petition urging the landlord to preserve the mural garnered more than 90,000 signatures and also received support from Vanessa Bryant.

While appearing on ESPN’s “NBA Today” on Monday, 2K Games head of lifestyle and content marketing Ronnie Singh, better known as Ronnie 2K, announced that the company had reached an agreement with the landlord to save the mural.

“For weeks and months, people have lined up in front of this beautiful mural, taking pictures. For us to be a part of saving this thing is just a celebration of basketball,” Singh said. “This one means a lot to our community. It’s basketball related. It’s Kobe Bryant. Our cover star for NBA 2K24 is Kobe Bryant. It made sense for us to get involved.

“We felt a moral responsibility to jump in and say, ‘We want to make a difference.’ Not words, but actions.”

Singh told reporters at a re-dedication ceremony Thursday that 2K Games made a “philanthropic donation” to the landlord to preserve the mural for one year. He said he hopes the gesture is “inspiring others to take it on,” but that the company will reconsider helping further after the year is over.

Bryant was unveiled as the NBA 2K24 cover athlete in July.


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NBA 2K24 Season 2 patch notes

NBA 2K24 Season 2 patch notes

Season 2 of NBA 2K24 kicks off next week, but before that, 2K has deployed a new patch to address some issues in the game and set up the stage for new content.

2K Games posted the Season 2 patch notes for NBA 2K24 on the game’s website today.


  • Standing Meter Dunks will now properly use the Standing Dunk rating instead of Driving Dunk to determine the green window size
  • Dunk meter logic has been updated to make the window size better reflect dunk difficulty
  • Fixed an issue in the on-ball steal system that forced the ball to yo-yo back to the previous ball hand midway through a crossover or behind back move
  • Improved foot planting to reduce unwanted out of bounds violations when shooting near the sidelines
  • When blockers jump early and land on ball handlers or shooters, fouls will now be called 100% of the time
  • Better shot coverage detection for OPEN vs. WIDE OPEN
  • Slight buff to close shots, wide open jump shots, and Limitless Range badge
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to double dribble by alley-oop/fake passing to no one in 1v1 games
  • Removed pass interceptions on Right Stick UP as it was being abused for easy steals with no risk
  • Updated Adrenaline system to account for successfully stopping post moves and no longer consume boosts when driving directly toward the rim
  • Fixed a minor aesthetic issue with Klay Thompson’s jump shot
  • Addressed a rare issue in which the ball can get stuck on the stanchion
  • Changed the Heat Check and Recharge player indicator icons to only display when relevant
  • Limited the distance from which rebounds can branch to putbacks
  • Fixed an issue that was causing putbacks and mid-air jelly layups to be classified as covered even when no defenders were nearby
  • Improved the responsiveness of stopping when setting a screen
  • Updated “griefing” logic to differentiate good vs. bad full court shots and also account for players with high grades
  • Fixed “Excessive Violations Committed” event from firing off multiple times incorrectly, “Good Defensive Possession” incorrectly firing on free throws, “Lazy Defense” now includes camping out of bounds, and improved “Bad Timeout” logic for Teammate Grade
  • Addressed a rare issue preventing players from being able to break out of a certain pass animation


  • Preparations for NBA 2K24 Season 2, launching on Friday, October 20th, at 8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BST. Stay tuned for what we have in store!
  • Numerous enhancements to the UI have been made across all modes to improve the overall experience
  • Continued updates and adjustments have been made to improve face scan results and stability when using the MyNBA2K companion app
  • Fixed a user-reported issue that prevented certain previously equipped layup and dunk animations from being assigned when editing a player
  • Resolved a hang that could occur when editing tattoos in the Create A Player menu
  • Commentary, music, crowd, and ambient audio will now be properly heard in player control games in Play Now Online Changing the unit of measurement will now function as intended
  • The sponsor patch on the Utah Jazz uniforms has been updated
  • The letter spacing on the New York Liberty uniforms has been adjusted for accuracy
  • The team logo has been removed from the 2002 Los Angeles Lakers shorts to accurately reflect the actual uniform
  • The color on the 1992 Philadelphia 76ers uniform has been adjusted to better reflect official reference
  • The NBA logo has been added to the 1983 Denver Nuggets uniforms Additional courtside VIPs have been added to various NBA arenas
  • Removed errant Playoffs/Finals logos that were appearing in the 1990s Orlando Magic arena
  • Color corrections have been made to all Boston Celtics historic arena floors to improve accuracy

The following current-day courts have received updated designs or fixes for accuracy:

  • Philadelphia 76ers (City)
  • Boston Celtics (Alternate)
  • Utah Jazz (Primary)
  • New York Liberty (Primary)
  • Orlando Magic (Association)
  • Orlando Magic (Icon)
  • Indiana Pacers (Statement)

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

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Cole Anthony
  • Ariel Atkins (hair dynamics update)
  • Emoni Bates (hair dynamics update)
  • Keita Bates-Diop
  • Monique Billings (hair dynamics update)
  • Anthony Black (hair dynamics update)
  • Wendell Carter Jr.
  • Jordan Clarkson (hair dynamics update)
  • Darius Days (new player scan)
  • Luguentz Dort (hair dynamics update)
  • Tari Eason
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Allisha Gray (hair dynamics update)
  • AJ Green (new player scan)
  • Gary Harris
  • Tianna Hawkins (hair dynamics update)
  • Tiffany Hayes (hair dynamics update)
  • Jordan Horston (hair dynamics update)
  • Jett Howard (hair dynamics update)
  • Isaiah Joe (hair dynamics update)
  • Cameron Johnson
  • Keldon Johnson
  • Keon Johnson
  • Zach LaVine (tattoo update)
  • Isaiah Livers
  • Jewell Loyd (hair dynamics update)
  • Kevin Love
  • Lauri Markkanen
  • Naji Marshall
  • Bennedict Mathurin
  • Leonard Miller (hair dynamics update)
  • Patty Mills (hair dynamics update)
  • Kelsey Mitchell (hair dynamics update)
  • Astou Ndour-Fall
  • Candace Parker (tattoo update)
  • Cheyenne Parker (hair dynamics update)
  • Jordan Poole (tattoo update)
  • Kevin Porter Jr.
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Mercedes Russell (hair dynamics update)
  • Jayson Tatum (tattoo update)
  • Oscar Tshiebwe (new player scan)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (tattoo update)
  • Sami Whitcomb
  • Cam Whitmore (hair dynamics update)
  • A’ja Wilson (tattoo update)

The following historic players have received new sculpts or updates:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Chris Andersen
  • Kwame Brown
  • Jarrett Jack
  • DerMarr Johnson
  • Shawn Kemp
  • Jason Kidd
  • Darko Milicic
  • Gary Payton
  • Doc Rivers
  • Bryon Russell
  • Anderson Varejao


  • Many improvements to performance, stability, and visuals have been made to enhance the overall experience in the City
  • Made changes to reduce user-reported latency during multiplayer games in the City
  • Squads are now able to chat when waiting on Got Next circles
  • Progression earned in Pro-Am and Starting 5 games will now be retained if the opposing player(s) leaves the game
  • Visuals on the ELITE Court Status menu have been improved so that all courts are more easily readable
  • Custom shoes will now appear in the Rec clothing category as intended
  • Stats will now properly appear on the Team Matchup overlay when playing Pro-Am games
  • The get on/get off animations for various vehicles have been sped up
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the loading icon to appear indefinitely when in the City
  • Resolved a rare timing issue that could cause players to show up as invisible after accepting an invite
  • Players appearing on the Social menu can now be directly joined when in an available state
  • The Social menu can now be used when waiting on Got Next circles
  • Social notifications will no longer appear when playing in games in the City
  • Look 1 and Look 2 can now be switched between as expected in the Clothes menu
  • Resolved an issue that could cause default clothing items to override equipped ones
  • Fixed a rare issue in the tattoo parlor that prevented clothing from being removed, hindering placement
  • The Heat Check and Recharge reward boosts will now be properly applied in non-NBA games
  • Affiliation-specific rewards are now properly removed from a player’s inventory when transferring to the opposing one
  • Players will now be removed from Starting 5 games when idling for too long
  • The Win Streak count will now appear correctly during the postgame recap sequence after games in the City
  • The Player Matchup screen in Rec games will now correctly show the 4 best attributes for each player
  • The difficulty of the initial Streetball opponents has been lowered
  • Resolved a hang when quitting a Streetball game during an action replay
  • Addressed a functionality issue that could occur with the Streetball player select menu after losing a rematched game

Mamba Moments

  • Many improvements and updates have been made to UI, audio, and in-game ambient elements to add further detail and immersion
  • The Restricted Area line in the “King Of Sac” game has been updated to match official reference


  • Multiple fixes and adjustments have been made to improve the overall quest experience and ensure proper progression and quest completion throughout the mode
  • Various tuning adjustments and fixes have been made to optimize content related to record-breaking performances and the rise up the GOAT tier list
  • Resolved a rare issue that caused Rebirth and certain Badge Perk rewards to not be unlocked as expected
  • Fixed some tracking issues with quests shared across multiple saves
  • Various adjustments to Key Games logic have been made to improve accuracy and frequency
  • Fixed an issue with single-season record GOAT Moments that could incorrectly carry them over to
  • the subsequent season and create unnecessary Key Games
  • Various fixes and adjustments have been made to Goat Skills stat tracking and requirements
  • The Art of Shooting gym will now remain open for practice after the current drill has been completed
  • Updated the starting requirements for the Chris Brickley and Art Of Shooting quests so they unlock more easily for all types of players
  • Many improvements have been made to social media messaging to ensure accuracy and proper frequency
  • Resolved an issue that could cause certain Coach Game Goals to fail prematurely
  • The record for triple-doubles in a rookie season is now properly reflected
  • The “Win Back-To-Back MVPs” GOAT Moment will now correctly complete when accomplished
  • Addressed an issue that could cause some press conferences to be available after the incorrect game
  • Hall of Fame level badges will no longer display a full progress meter when not actually full
  • The Overdrive quest will now properly track Silver badges that were previously unlocked via Rebirth
  • Takeover Perk quest givers will now properly appear at their Streetball court locations in all expected cases
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent rewards from being earned in Flashback games
  • Fixed an issue that caused the crowd to be missing in Flashback Games when accessed from the Streetball courts
  • A handful of errant audio references to GOAT Moments in Flashback games have been removed
  • Fixed a rare hang when exiting the Animation Store menu
  • Resolved a hang that could occur when navigating to the Edit Playbook menu after simulating multiple games
  • Additional signature shoes created beyond the first one in MyCAREER should now correctly appear in the closet
  • The location for some shoe endorsement scenes has been adjusted so that they begin with the proper placement
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the Free Throw Golf drill from being completed in the Team Practice Facility
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the score to incorrectly become negative in the Three-Point Challenge Drill in the Team Practice Facility
  • Resolved a rare hang that could occur when a trainer is retrieving a ball in the Team Practice Facility, Art of Shooting Gym, or Brickley’s Gym
  • Fixed a rare camera issue that could cause MyPLAYER to become invisible in the Team Practice Facility
  • Many updates have been made to the NPCs in all NBA arenas as we continue to enhance the general
  • atmosphere before, during, and after games
  • The background noise has been reduced when watching podcasts and other social videos when in the arena tunnel or locker room
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur during the ring ceremony in later seasons of MyCAREER
  • Resolved some camera issues that could occur in NBA games if played directly after a Streetball game


  • Various improvements and updates have been made to many menus throughout MyTEAM
  • The Player Market has been updated to clearly show discounts when buying a set and a fix for displaying non-player card collection rewards
  • On the MyTEAM Home Tab, a notification icon has been added to the Seasons button when there are unclaimed Season Level Awards
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented some players from using valid lineups
  • Triple Threat modes will now use the score overlay used in other MyTEAM modes
  • Green release camera cuts have been disabled in multiplayer games
  • Multiplayer modes have had their total pauses and number of timeouts reduced:
    • Unlimited – 5 Timeouts – 6 Pauses
    • Salary Cap – 3 Timeouts – 4 Pauses
    • Clutch Time Online – 2 Timeouts – 4 Pauses
    • Triple Threat Online – 4 Pauses
  • Timeouts in Unlimited & Salary Cap modes will now be 30 seconds in length
  • Ensured automatic substitutions respect a player card’s primary and secondary position
  • The in-game Coach Boosts system has been updated to allow for new triggers
  • Addressed an issue with in-game Coach Boosts after restarting a game
  • Head coaches and coaching staffs will no longer dress in suits in MyTEAM games
  • Various updates have been made to the postgame MyTEAM recap
  • Addressed some issues that could occur when applying customized shoes from the MT Shoe Lab under certain circumstances


  • Various stability fixes and improvements have been made for MyNBA, MyNBA Online, and The W
  • Various improvements have been made to player generation and progression, particularly to have more generated players reach higher overall ratings
  • The variety of available staff in MyNBA has been increased to help improve the offseason period
  • Fixed an issue in MyNBA that would cause the commentary to talk about franchise records being broken too frequently when playing with an expansion team
  • Addressed a hang that could occur in the offseason when using a downloaded expansion team
  • Downloaded draft classes can now be edited as expected when outside of MyNBA
  • Resolved an issue that could cause certain players in MyNBA to be updated to younger heads rather than older ones when an age likeness update occurs
  • Players replaced with the Player DNA feature will no longer revert to the original player when an age likeness update occurs
  • The proper standings rules will now be used when starting a save in the LeBron Era in MyNBA
  • The G League can now be disabled when starting in the LeBron and Kobe Eras in MyNBA
  • All-Rookie teams in MyNBA will now always have a full 10 players selected
  • Addressed an issue in MyNBA that could cause players to show up in the Hall of Fame and jersey retirement lists without having officially retired
  • Resolved a hang that could occur when replacing the Finals MVP when in Playoffs mode
  • Support for contract extensions has been added in MyNBA Online
  • The Gameplay Difficulty setting will now update as expected when changed within MyNBA Online
  • Resolved an issue preventing various stat overlays from appearing during Jordan Era games in MyNBA
  • The simulator will now correctly follow the NBA/WNBA rule for which team gets possession at the start of each quarter
  • Modern day hashtag signs will no longer appear in the crowd in older Eras games
  • The team names that were previously reversed will now appear correctly above the player lists in the Trade Finder Results menu
  • The Northwest Division will now properly appear when sorting by division in the NBA Standings menu
  • Fixed a variety of animation and other visual issues with the pregame and postgame sequences in The W Online
  • The Pick & Roll icons will now properly appear during Pick-Up games in The W

That’s everything in the Season 2 patch notes!

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NBA 2K24 Update 1.04 Released

The NBA 2K24 update 1.04 has dropped. Here are the NBA 2K24 patch notes for September 23rd.

  • Progression increased for most badges in all modes (most notably PvP)
  • “Regression” decreased for most badges in all modes (most notably PvP)
  • Immunity Perk made stronger
  • Drill Savant Perk made stronger
  • Higher win modifier in almost all cases.
  • Difficulty modifier adjustments
  • Faster progression in Drills

NBA 2K24 v1.2 Patch Notes:

Developer Note: We are working quickly to resolve the most user-impacting issues being reported. Feedback from the community has been quick and clear; we thank you. The patch we will release prior to the launch of Season 2 will contain a much broader set of fixes and improvements spanning the entire game.


• Fixed an issue that was causing physics to break when using controllable rim hangs in certain situations


• Numerous fixes to game stability in the City have been made
• Resolved a user-reported stutter when playing games on the RISE affiliation courts
• You can now properly join a friend in the Gatorade Rental Courts when using the Social Menu


• Adjusted the Minimizer quest so it is easier for all player types to complete
• Fixed a rare issue that could cause a hang when loading into a MyCAREER save
• Addressed an issue that could prevent advancement to the second NBA season
• Resolved a hang when heading to the arena floor before NBA games
• Michael Jordan can no longer be passed on the GOAT tier list before winning your 7th championship
• Users can no longer apply the same Floor Setter to more than one badge.


• Resolved user-reported issues with games played after playing Triple Threat Online: Co-Op games
• Lowered the difficulty of Triple Threat Online: Co-Op games against the CPU to Pro
• Added the ability to select a lineup before entering Triple Threat Online: Co-Op


• Resolved a hang that could occur in the Trade Finder menu when exiting and re-entering under certain conditions
• Fixed an issue that could cause the Warriors to get rebranded incorrectly going into future seasons in MyNBA

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Breaking Down The Best New Features for NBA 2K24

It’s almost time to jump back onto the virtual hardwood, as the next edition of the NBA 2K video game series is coming soon. And there are some big changes to this year’s version that should add to the user experience.

NBA 2K24 is set to release Sept. 8, with both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions supporting cross-platform play.

The most notable change to this year’s game is the new ProPLAY technology. According to 2K Sports, the system is “a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay.”

In the past, players’ actions in the game had been created via motion capture. The real-life NBA stars worked with 2K to replicate the actions they used on the court over the course of a season.

Now, 2K can take movement from actual NBA games and incorporate it into the game. Providing players with the most life-like gameplay experience yet.

The following movements will all be upgraded via the ProPLAY technology: jumpshots, dunks, layups, dribble moves, pass animations and signature movements. Even inbound passes and other small details will appear more realistic as well.

In NBA2K23, MyNBA introduced various eras in which users could jump into for the franchise mode. A new era will appear in NBA 2K24: The LeBron Era. It will take users back into the early 2010s, when LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as they eyed bringing multiple championships to the Miami Heat.

For users looking to play something else fresh, there will be a new challenge mode in NBA 2K24: Mamba Moments.

Those who played NBA 2K23 will recall the Jordan Challenge, which allowed users to play and recreate the most memorable moments of Michael Jordan’s legendary career. It provided a great history lesson in the process.

Mamba Moments will be the same type of mode, but it will feature the greatest career achievements of the late Kobe Bryant, who is on the cover of NBA2K24. So this will be a must-play experience for fans of the “Black Mamba.”

All of the core modes and features are returning, and the play should only be better with the new technology being brought to the table.

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NBA 2K24 Top 12 Rated Players

NBA 2K24 Top 10

NBA 2K24 is set to launch on September 8 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC consoles. So far, 2K has not given us much, revealing very few details since announcing that Kobe Bryant is this year’s cover athlete. That’s starting to change, as the first big info dump is coming August 14. The team at 2K did give us a little something, releasing the ratings for the top players in the league.

Last week, we learned a few of the top rookie ratings. This week we learned who the top players in the entire game are. The list gets started with reigning NBA Champion Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, who is actually rated two points better than any other player in 2K. Here’s the full list of the top 12 players in NBA 2K24:

  • Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić: 98 OVR
  • Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokunpo: 96 OVR
  • Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James: 96 OVR
  • Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid: 96 OVR
  • Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant: 96 OVR
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: 96 OVR
  • Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic: 95 OVR
  • Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum: 95 OVR
  • Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler: 95 OVR
  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard: 94 OVR
  • Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker: 94 OVR
  • Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard: 94 OVR

NBA 2K24 launches on September 8 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. As mentioned, we’ll get our first look at gameplay on August 14, and 2K will follow that up with a deep dive into The W, MyNBA, and Mamba Moments on August 21. Then, we’ll get a look at MyCareer, The City, and MyTeam on August 28 before 2K reveals the contents of Season 1 on September 4.

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NBA 2K24 Schedule Teases Several New Reveals

NBA 2K24 Teasers

2K Sports officially announced NBA 2K24 earlier this month but didn’t reveal much outside of the cover athlete and pre-order bonuses. As of now, the only thing we really know about the game is that it will support crossplay on next-gen consoles and is using the Jordan Moments concept to make a Kobe Bryant-centric mode. Beyond that, we’ve only gotten hints at gameplay improvement with ProPlay and other small teases. Fortunately for NBA 2K24 fans, that’s going to change soon as 2K Sports announced its reveal roadmap for August and September which will take us up to the game’s release on September 8.

The current roadmap for NBA 2K24 reveals kicks off on August 14. That’s when 2K will give the first real look at gameplay, including the new ProPlay technology. We don’t know much about what this is at this point, but 2K did call it “a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into gameplay and delivers animations and movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox [Series] X/S.” That sounds…pretty great.

The next week, on August 21, we’ll learn more about the game modes. 2K Sports will be talking about The W (the WNBA mode), MyNBA, and Mamba Moments. MyNBA is similar to Franchise mode in other sports, but last year 2K introduced a feature that would let you jump a save back to specific Eras to redo older seasons in the NBA. On August 28, we’ll get a look at MyCareer, The City, and MyTeam, the competitive modes that generally drive sales of the 2K series. We haven’t gotten any real teases about these modes, so it’ll be cool to get a first look.

Last up, we’ll get the reveal of NBA 2K24‘s Season 1 on September 4. With the game launching later that week, it’ll serve as the kick-off for the final week of hype. It’s likely that 2K will do what it always does and start revealing giveaways for copies of the game, Virtual Currency to use in MyCareer and MyTeam, and even a few real-world pieces of NBA memorabilia.

Upward and Onward!



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