NBA 2K18 Tips: How to Scan Your Face (Face Scan Guide)

Here are tips to scan your face into NBA 2K18.

Step 1: Download the “NBA 2K18 – The Prelude” demo on PS4 or Xbox One.

Step 2: Download the MyNBA2K18 app on iOS or Android. If you’re going through The Prelude, must first log in to The Prelude to link your ‪NBA 2K‬ account.

Step 3: On the MyNBA2K18 app, click the “Scan Your Face” button. Remove glasses, hats and other things.

Step 4: Important: Scan in sufficient lighting.  Natural light during the day is preferable, but not required. Also a bathroom with the lights on may work as well. Make sure your face is in even lighting from the front with as few shadows as possible.

Step 5: Look directly at the camera of your phone and center your face in the oval. Rotate your face slowly in a 30 degree angle so that it can get the angles of your face. Be sure to move your face, not the device with the camera.

Step 6: It has to capture 13 types of face angles and have all of the lights marked in as green (it will make a sound when scan is complete). If it’s successful, you can upload the face scan to NBA 2K18, or try again and retake images.

Step 7: Go back to the PS4 or Xbox One NBA 2K18 demo and click on “MyPLAYER Appearance”. It will then start uploading the face of your image on the player and building your likeness. After it gets to 100%, you can then customize your face more within the game.

Hope these tips helped you to get your face scan in NBA 2K18! Be sure to check back here at NBA 2KW for plenty of NBA 2K18 tips throughout the 2K18 season!

Thanks for your feedback!


  1. All my stuff is done but on the demo after I have finished my face and click on complete it just keeps saying uploading for a very long time . Is it supposed to upload for a while

  2. It is under your name on the top left. Just press it and scroll to the bottom. It took me a week to figure it out.