Following the previous release of the NBA 2K21 Current-Gen Courtside Report, 2K and Visual Concepts has today released the NBA 2K21 MyTeam Courtside Report. Written by Executive Producer at Visual Concepts Erick Boenisch, the NBA 2K21 MyTeam courtside report has shared all the info about MyTeam in this year’s release.
Boenisch revealed that players who choose to upgrade from current to next-gen consoles will be able to carry over all of their progress and their entire collection from one console to another. Everything will carry over so players aren’t forced to start their NBA 2K21 MyTeam journey over again.
Additionally, NBA 2K21 MyTeam will include Seasons. Seasons are a free feature of NBA 2K21 and will include new content, new features and more. Seasons are a way for Visual Concepts and 2K to give players something new to play in NBA 2K21 after the game launches.
NBA 2K21 MyTeam
Boenisch also announced a brand-new MyTeam game mode; MyTeam Limited. MyTeam Limited will only be playable Friday-Sunday each week and the rules will change each and every week. A 5v5 online multiplayer mode, MyTeam Limited sees players competing with other MyTeam players albeit with lineup restrictions.
One example Boenisch gave is on one weekend, lineups may be restricted to NBA players who are 23 years old or younger.
NBA 2K21 will also include MyTeam Unlimited 2.0 which is an improved version of the mode introduced in NBA 2K19. MyTeam Unlimited 2.0 includes nine Leagues for players to play through and each league will consist of up to 12 games.
The Exchange is brand-new to NBA 2K21 and is a new system where players can trade in their cards for prizes. The Exchange ties in with NBA 2K21 MyTeam Seasons as each new season will see new prizes to exchange for. Cards available from The Exchange are exclusive to The Exchange and Boenisch has promised some “truly elite” cards.
Badge Customisation returns in NBA2K21 and gives players the ability to apply and upgrade badges with Badge Cards. “For example, if you have a card that doesn’t have Clamps on it (and the player is eligible), you can take a Clamps badge card and apply it to your player. This is an awesome way to customize your team more than ever!”
Evolution Cards are also returning to NBA 2K21 but now, players will have the ability to customise the card. As an example, one of Shaquille O’Neal’s evolution tiers will give players a choice between Rebound Chaser (improved rebounding) or Rim Protector (better shot-blocking). Boenisch explains this will mean fully evolved cards have the potential to be quite different from one another.
As part of the new Seasons system, Visual Concepts is introducing a new prize mechanic called Ascension. In Ascension, there are “three vertical tiers of prizes available. Each tier contains a number of cards that you can flip over to reveal a prize. Within each tier, there is one card that, when flipped over, ‘levels’ you up to the next tier. Once you reach the third tier, there is a grand prize card hidden somewhere in the mix. If you can find and flip over that card, you will obtain a VERY high-level card for free right there on the spot,” Boenisch explains.
A new IDOLS Series Collections is what Boenisch calls “THE premium collection that you will be coveting during NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM run.” Some of the NBA’s best players from past and present will be included and the IDOLS series will debut in September and include the very first Pink Diamond in NBA 2K21.
An Objective Tracker has been added to NBA 2K21 MyTeam as a quality of life improvement. Instead of having to remember all their objectives, players can tag up to nine Season Agendas or Dynamic Goals in order to easily refer to them and keep track of how they’re doing.
Finally, NBA 2K21 MyTeam is already underway inside NBA 2K20. Until August 28, players will have the chance to complete a special MyTeam Moments Challenge. Those who do so will earn 21 Tokens in NBA 2K20 and a free MyTeam pack for NBA 2K21. Boenisch has revealed this pack won’t have any players in it but that it’s absolutely worth collecting.
NBA 2K21 launches on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One on September 4, 2020. It will be available as a launch title for PS5 and Xbox Series X.