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NBA 2K21: Everything Is Game


  • NBA 2K21 is available now for Xbox One.
  • You’ll be able to carry your progress over to the Xbox Series X version of the game when that releases.
  • MyTEAM and MyCAREER return with exciting new features.

NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series. With exciting improvements upon its best-in-class gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and basketball culture – where Everything is Game.

Enjoy a deeper dive into a few of the exciting new updates for MyTEAM mode, MyCAREER mode, and the new-look Neighborhood. Looking forward to seeing you all in NBA 2K21!

MyTEAM Console Carryover

For those of you who start your NBA 2K21 MyTEAM experience with the launch of Xbox One version on September 4, your entire collection AND progress will carry over once you start playing the Xbox Series X version of the game. This means you will have access to all of your pulled and earned cards (and any evolution progress associated with them), your progress in Domination, Triple Threat, etc., and your entire balance of VC, MyTEAM Points, and Tokens. It’s all there!

The carryover is quite simple and there is nothing you need to do. In fact, you can even go back and forth playing both versions at-will. You’ll learn more about NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X soon enough.

All-New MyTEAM Seasons

One of our favorite things about MyTEAM is how the mode is always evolving, whether it be through new cards that change the meta, or new content that provides exciting rewards. That being said, we have become very interested in structuring that evolution into a mechanism that you, our community, can really sink your teeth into. In NBA 2K21, we are going to introduce the Seasons concept into MyTEAM. Let’s clarify one thing at the top; Seasons are free for everyone, there is no paid component to it.

We have two key tenets to the MyTEAM Season design for 2K21: 1) New prizing updates across most modes every Season, and 2) Add something NEW to the mode every Season. We’re going to be intentionally vague here so as not to spoil any plans, so please bear with us. Some Seasons will add new content for you to play (think something like Spotlight Sims), while other Seasons may add new features to the game, or add a reward twist that you will be chasing all Season. The main point is, we really want each passing Season to feel fresh. We want the start of a new Season to create a buzz in the MyTEAM community that we can all rally behind and be excited about.

New MyTEAM Features

It’s not easy to fit all of the new aspects we’ve injected into this year’s MyTEAM, but here are a few more features to look forward to.

MyTEAM Limited

New to NBA 2K21, MyTEAM Limited is a limited-time game mode available every Friday-Sunday that features new rules every weekend! Find and collect the Championship Ring from each weekend during the Season to earn a powerful card that will make you the envy of all your opponents!

The Exchange

The Exchange is a new feature within NBA 2K21 that allows you the opportunity to exchange some cards you may no longer be using for cards that will become staples in your starting lineup. This sample Exchange affords you the ability to exchange a collection of cards for a Pink Diamond Bob Cousy!

New Evolution Cards

Evolution Cards are back and better than ever! New to NBA 2K21, you will now have more control over how some of your Evolution Cards evolve as they tier up. Will you improve Shaq’s rebounding ability or his shot blocking ability? The choice is yours!


This year’s MyCAREER story takes you on your own personal, cinematic basketball journey to reach your ultimate destination: the National Basketball Association. Build up your custom MyPLAYER, take him to the heights of stardom, and make a name for yourself in the global basketball universe.

Making the journey more authentic to real life, your MyPLAYER will ascend from high school ball to one of 10 officially-licensed college programs like UCLA, Michigan State, and UCONN.

The better you play in college, the better your offers in the NBA will be. But just making it to the draft doesn’t mean the end of the journey. Take your MyPLAYER to the top by making the big moves on the court and even bigger moves off of it.

A Brand New Neighborhood

Welcome to 2K Beach. This beautiful new Neighborhood setting takes your game beachside, where hoops culture comes to life on every corner. Compete in fan favorite events like 3v3 streetball runs with your crew, or play for bigger stakes in 5v5 ProAm games. Level up your MyPLAYER at the local training facility and show off the drip with the latest sneaker and apparel drops. In your Neighborhood, basketball never stops, and Everything is Game.

NBA 2K21 is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store.