*UPDATED* NBA 2K23: Everything you need to know about 'MyCAREER' (2022)

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What is ‘MyCAREER’?

What’s new in NBA 2K23 ‘MyCAREER’?

What was new in NBA 2K22’s MyCAREER?

MyPLAYER Experience

MyPLAYER Side Careers

MyPLAYER Side Quests

MyCAREER Seasons

The City

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NBA 2K23 MyCAREER FAQ

What was new in NBA 2K22 MyCareer?

What is ‘MyCAREER’?

With just a little over a week out from the official launch date of NBA 2K23, the hype has increasingly mounted as the franchise continues to release reveals of their latest features for each game mode.

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Up next and hot off the press on the NBA 2K23 schedule of announcements is MyCAREER, one of the most popular game modes this franchise has continuously upgraded and refined over the years. Here’s a look at all the information you need to know.

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What is ‘MyCAREER’?

NBA 2K MyCAREER is an immersive single player experience that is its very own version of a campaign mode. Upon creating a MyPLAYER to your likeness, you will embark on a story mode experience that grants you an all encompassing, detailed feel for what a young prospect needs to do in real life to make it to the NBA.

Along with the story mode, gamers get the chance to build their brand, complete side missions, and improve their player with new skill badges as they progress with the team(s) they play for.

An attractive aspect of this game mode has always been how much control and decision-making is involved with determining who you want your player to be and what path they choose, placing fans in lots of authentic circumstances young athletes face on a regular basis as they start their careers. Be it partaking in commercials or negotiating contract details, the MyCAREER mode has expanded the world of experiences you can get a feel for and NBA 2K has only continued to build on that.

In addition, NBA 2K has incorporated a different selection of current and former NBA stars that feature in the game mode, granting fans realistic personal interactions with some of the faces of the league. This is something 2K has always played around with and expect no different in NBA 2K23.

What’s new in NBA 2K23 ‘MyCAREER’?

#NBA2K23 MyCareer Trailer 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ehZpcDbPlq

— NBA 2K23  (@NBA2KMovement) September 1, 2022

The latest announcement from NBA 2K23 pertains to their MyCAREER story mode. Today, NBA 2K23 finally revealed what we can expect the next-gen experience to feel like.

Storyline
The new storyline for MyCAREER will be the biggest to date and this year fans will start their player careers after they are drafted into the NBA. The most realistic and engaging new feature of the story mode, is the balancing act fans will have to manage between having to perform in the NBA while generating success with off-court career endeavors be it through music, fashion, or business.

Introducing J. Cole and Dreamville
Among the special cast of story mode characters, will be Dreamville hip-hop/rap artist Bas and record producer Elite, who will guide players on how to connect with J. Cole and captivate the hearts and minds of The City.

J. Cole, who winded up being the final cover feature for NBA 2K23’s DREAMER Edition, shared his thoughts on this exciting new feature of MyCAREER’s story mode and his first cover appearance for the game, per NBA 2K’s press release:

“NBA 2Khas long been a place to discover new musical talent through their game and continues to be a gold standard for showcasing all things basketball culture,” said J. Cole. “It’s been an amazing journey to not only appear on a cover of this year’s game, but to be part of the MyCAREER storyline, soundtrack and bring the DREAMER brand intoNBA 2K. There’s also more to come, so watch out for all things Dreamville and DREAMER brand drops during Seasons and for Bas and Elite in this year’s MyCAREER story.”

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What was new in NBA 2K22’s MyCAREER?

NBA 2K22 introduced a variety of new features that were quite a hit and it’s fair to expect the same for NBA 2K23. With the NBA 2K23 MyCAREER announcement right around the corner, let’s review the newest features that were introduced in the previous edition to see what the latest installment might have built on.

MyPLAYER Experience

A big part of the changes to last year’s MyPLAYER experience, was the variety of options to execute a lot more decisions and routes to take on. NBA 2K22 did a great job of refraining of making the MyPLAYER experience a linear one that was limiting. For example, you could build draft stock through a variety of different ways, whether it was through the G-League, college, pickup games, and interviews.

MyPLAYER Side Careers

Another really cool part of MyPLAYER in NBA 2K22 was getting to pursue different side careers unrelated to basketball. Much like actual NBA players, you could pick up a side hustle in fashion or music, with one popular career path granting gamers a chance to become a Hip-Hop/Rap artist similarly to that of point guard Damian Lillard (aka. Dame D.O.L.L.A.).

MyPLAYER Side Quests

Expanding a gameplay experience is important and that’s what 2K did a nice job of implementing in their previous edition. Whether it was racing others around the city or completing sit-down interviews that honed in on key aspects of the game you could implement when on the court, side quests were a big add-on that really made MyPLAYER a diverse experience to tap into.

MyCAREER Seasons

NBA 2K22 introduced a refreshing new concept of the seasons they provide every six weeks for fans to complete. From side quests to apparel, 2K added several new prizes to their popular rewards system and provided great incentives for completing each season, something that was refreshing for the MyPLAYER world.

The City

Lastly, a big part of what was introduced and upgraded for NBA 2K22 was The City, which is a massive subject matter closely tied and interconnected with MyCAREER. This is where the personalization of your character and what you’ll be able to do with it in an entirely different world, will take off and come to fruition. That said, The City will have its own review come September 7th, so stay tuned for more details and news as the date approaches.

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NBA 2K23 MyCAREER FAQ

What was new in NBA 2K22 MyCareer?

NBA 2K22 introduced a variety of new features that were quite a hit and it’s fair to expect the same for NBA 2K23. With the NBA 2K23 MyCAREER announcement right around the corner, let’s review the newest features that were introduced in the previous edition to see what the latest installment might have built on.

Here is what was included:

MyPlayer Experience

MyPlayer Side Careers

MyPlayer Side Quests

MyCareer Seasons

The City

What is ‘MyCAREER’?

NBA 2K MyCAREER is an immersive single player experience that is its very own version of a campaign mode. Upon creating a MyPLAYER to your likeness, fan will embark on a story mode experience that grants them an all encompassing, detailed feel for what a young prospect needs to do in real life to make it to the NBA.

Along with the story mode, gamers get the chance to build their brand, complete side missions, and improve their player with new skill badges as they progress with the team(s) they play for.

An attractive aspect of this game mode has always been how much control and decision-making is involved with determining who you want your player to be and what path they choose, placing fans in lots of authentic circumstances young athletes face on a regular basis as they start their careers. Be it partaking in commercials or negotiating contract details, the MyCAREER mode has expanded the world of experiences you can get a feel for and NBA 2K has only continued to build on that.

In addition, NBA 2K has incorporated a different selection of current and former NBA stars that feature in the game mode, granting fans realistic personal interactions with some of the faces of the league. This is something 2K has always played around with and expect no different in NBA 2K23.

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FAQs

How does My career work in NBA 2K23? ›

You'll earn MyCareer points that will increase your max overall level and Virtual Currency (VC) that's used to directly increase attributes. You'll also earn experience points to level up in the Season pass, which will have an assortment of prizes. The first season of NBA 2K23 will end on October 20.

Is MyCareer different on Next Gen 2K23? ›

NBA 2K23 is stepping up the MyCareer experience on Next-Gen in a big way. 2K have announced new details for the MyCareer mode coming to the next-gen versions of NBA 2K23, including how your life off the court, will also impact how you are perceived.

Does NBA 2K23 have a story mode? ›

NBA 2K23's revamped MyCareer removes collegiate games and draft segments, instead allowing players to join their pro team of choice. From there, a rivalry that begins in the Summer League Championship Finals picks up steam and counts as the crux of this year's MyCareer story.

Is speed with ball important 2K23? ›

Ball handle stat requirements are lower and more varied, while speed with ball is less important than ever. Height requirements are also more lenient, so you should have plenty of styles to choose from across all categories.

Is strength important in 2K23? ›

Strength plays a factor in basically every situation where there's contact. Rebounds, post, body ups, screens, boxouts, contact dunks, etc. So yeah, it helps most on the perimeter for body ups and screens.

What is better 2K23 Next Gen or current gen? ›

The graphics difference is fairly noticeable. NBA 2K23 runs at 1080p at 60 FPS in current gen, while it runs at 4K Ultra HD at 60 FPS in next gen, making the latter a way more accurate representation of players and courts.

Can you transfer 2K22 Myplayer to 2K23? ›

If 2K Sports keeps with the past, MyCAREER progress will not carry over from NBA 2K22 to NBA 2K23.

Will 2K23 be next gen only? ›

A: The PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of NBA 2K23 are only available on those consoles, as it takes full advantage of the power, speed, and technology of the new hardware and includes additions and improvements only possible on those consoles.

What Build Should I make in 2K23? ›

Following are the builds that we recommend playing within NBA 2K23.
  • The Playshot Build.
  • The Playmaker Build.
  • All-Around Build.
  • Power Forward Build.
  • The inside Center Build.
  • The Small Forward Build.
  • The Shooting Guard Build.
  • The Ultimate Point Guard Build.
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What difficulty is Park 2K23? ›

“What is the difficulty level in Neighborhood, Park, Rec, Pro-Am on in NBA 2K23?” According to NBA 2K Gameplay Director, Mike Wang, Park, The Stage, Pro-Am have their own slider set, but closest to Hall of Fame difficulty. The Rec is closer to Superstar difficulty.

How much does 2K23 cost? ›

NBA 2K23 release date and price

NBA 2K23 will be released on September 9. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game cost $70, while the Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC versions cost $60. You can preorder the game now through all major retailers.

How do I make my player better in 2K23? ›

NBA 2K23 MyCareer - How To Upgrade Attributes (Current Gen)

Can you play rookie on MyCAREER 2K23? ›

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How do you level up in my career 2K23? ›

Complete daily challenges

The easiest and fastest way to level up is to by completing daily challenges for bonus XP. You will get a new set of challenges on a daily basis provided that you completed the previous ones. Most of these daily challenges can be completed just by playing a match.

Does dribble style matter 2K23? ›

In either case, including the Moving Step-back as a dribble move would immensely enhance NBA 2K23. The style you choose is even more important because some will give you an added burst of speed on the court. Having the moving step-back in your arsenal is essential, whether you're a power guard or a point guard.

What ball handle do I need in 2K23? ›

The idea remains the same for the NBA 2K23 as well. You will be able to use the Pro Dribble style once you have reached the level 70 Ball handle. You can unlock the Pro Size Ups and Escape Packages once you have a minimum of 75. Remember that these players require a minimum of 85 Ball Handle to unlock everything.

What is a good speed in 2K23? ›

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How many replica builds are in 2K23? ›

A positive change in 2K23 is the replica builds. Players have already discovered around 50 replica builds, so if you do not want to create a Paint Beast or a 2-Way 3-Level Shooter, then you can replicate the build of players such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson or Karl Malone.

What does bully do in 2K23? ›

Bully improves a player's ability to initiate contact and get to the rim on layups attempts.

Do you need pass accuracy 2K23? ›

How to Improve the Pass Accuracy Rating in NBA 2K23. The pass accuracy rating should never be lower than 70. Each player has to be equipped with that minimum. Failing to do so might result in them messing up the game or losing the ball to the opposite guard.

Does current gen 2K23 have eras? ›

NBA 2K23 adds brand-new MyNBA Eras mode allowing players to explore “endless what ifs” Developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K announced a brand-new way to play MyNBA in NBA 2K23 with the mode rebranded as MyNBA Eras.

How do you become a legend in 2K23? ›

To become a Legend in NBA 2K23, players need to complete all four objectives in MyCAREER:
  1. Score 100,000 points in The City, Pro-Am, or The Rec games.
  2. Play 500 gams at G.O.A.T. Level.
  3. Complete 12 Season Quests.
  4. Earn Prizes across 20 Evens in The City.

Can new gen 2K23 play with old gen? ›

The simple answer is, yes. NBA 2K23 boasts cross-progression support 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.

Will VC carry over to 2K23? ›

Unfortunately the answer is no, you cannot transfer VC between versions of NBA 2K. That not only includes different console versions of the same game (i.e. PlayStation 4 to Xbox One), but different entries in the NBA 2K series (like NBA 2K22 to NBA 2K23).

What's new in 2K23? ›

The new and improved features in NBA 2K23 include: Enhanced shooting mechanics, including individual stats for each type of jumpshot. Five new shot meters at the time of the game's launch, plus 15 additional shot meters that players can unlock within Seasons mode.

How much VC does it take to Max A 2K22 player? ›

It takes 457,000 VC to get to 99 Overall in NBA 2K23. According to u/brianz321's calculations on Reddit, it took 370,000 VC to reach 99 Overall in NBA 2K22.

Is it worth it to buy NBA 2K23? ›

NBA 2K23 is worth the price of admission almost entirely because of how good the new MyNBA Eras mode is. What makes NBA 2K23 the best installment in years is the well-needed gameplay changes, as well as the return of the enthralling Jordan Challenge mode.

How many gigs is 2K23? ›

On PS4, it's around 47 GB, and on Xbox One, it's around 95 GB, which is still quite large but preferable to its Xbox Series X counterpart. The Nintendo Switch version of NBA 2K23, meanwhile, clocks in at about 52 GB, which makes it one of the largest games on the platform in terms of file size.

Can I play 2K23 right now? ›

NBA 2K23 does not offer any kind of early access for players. There is no way to play before the game releases on September 9, 2022, on any platform.

How do you level up in my career 2K23? ›

Complete daily challenges

The easiest and fastest way to level up is to by completing daily challenges for bonus XP. You will get a new set of challenges on a daily basis provided that you completed the previous ones. Most of these daily challenges can be completed just by playing a match.

Can you play rookie on MyCareer 2K23? ›

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How does my career work in NBA 2K22? ›

In NBA2K22's MyCAREER, you progress through the story however you like. It's a much less linear and much more open experience, allowing you to build draft stock through pickup games, college, the G League, training sessions, interviews, and more. The story hasn't left MyCAREER.

How do you call plays in MyCareer 2K23? ›

Here's how to Call play for all the supported platforms: Hit the L1 (PS), LB (Xbox), or L button (Nintendo).

Will 2K23 have rebirth? ›

The Rebirth feature, which first made its debut in NBA 2K19, is back on NBA 2K23 across the current and next-gen console versions. The feature allows gamers to use the Rebirth save files that help them skip past the initial stages of development in the MyPlayer game mode in NBA 2K23.

What Build Should I make in 2K23? ›

Following are the builds that we recommend playing within NBA 2K23.
  • The Playshot Build.
  • The Playmaker Build.
  • All-Around Build.
  • Power Forward Build.
  • The inside Center Build.
  • The Small Forward Build.
  • The Shooting Guard Build.
  • The Ultimate Point Guard Build.
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How do I make my player better in 2K23? ›

NBA 2K23 MyCareer - How To Upgrade Attributes (Current Gen)

Does MyCareer difficulty matter 2K23? ›

Depending on the difficulty, you'll find that you'll receive more or less VC and MyPOINTS, which can help you level up your character quicker, as well as get your hands on some excellent cosmetic items. And that's everything that you're going to need to know about the difficulty options in NBA 2K23!

What difficulty should you play on 2K23? ›

Pro is the standard difficulty in NBA 2K23, since those who are up for some real challenges are the best fit to try this.

Do you go to jail in 2K23? ›

NBA 2K23 players' custom MyCareer video shocks fans

The video, titled, “The Yard,” follows the story of a young basketball player arrested on a gun charge who must serve a two-year jail sentence.

How long is 2K22 my career? ›

In NBA 2K22, each Season will last six weeks and will refresh with new content, and if you're able to reach Level 40, a Grand Prize will be available to redeem.

How long is 2K22 story mode? ›

130h 42m

Which 2K has the best career mode? ›

NBA 2K16 introduced the MyCareer mode in the NBA 2K series, which is now considered a massive hit and arguably the game's best feature.

How do you call floppy 2K23? ›

Using the D-Pad, you can cycle and select from the offensive and defensive options to do call plays in NBA 2K23. You will also be able to call numerous plays ranging from floppies to isolations to come and perform the give-and-go moves.

How do you unlock on court coach 2K23? ›

Unlocking The On Court Coach Badge In NBA 2K23

After completing Uncle Bobby's Main Quest, the player protagonist will receive a Special Side Quest from Zion Williamson called “Becoming An On Court Coach.” To complete Zion's challenge, fans must achieve 25 activated Leadership Skills during NBA matches.

How do you call ISO in MyCareer 2K23? ›

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