NBA 2K21 News Tracker (All): New Features, Next-Gen (Xbox X, PS5), MyCAREER, MyTEAM, Release Date, Cover Athletes, Gameplay, Trailers, Builds, & More


Welcome to the Ultimate NBA 2K21 News Tracker! Just like last year, NBA 2KW is tracking ALL NBA 2K21 news and info leading up to the game’s release. This includes the following: all NBA 2K21 news and rumors, new features, when NBA 2K21 will come out / official release date, who the cover athlete(s) are, pre-order details, next-gen (Xbox One Series X, PS5) details, trailer(s), MyCAREER, MyTEAM, Neighborhood/Park, and all game modes, gameplay, videos, screenshots, price, specifications, wishlist, soundtrack, and much more!

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Next-Gen News | Latest News (All) | Game Details | Pre-Order | Trackers | Gameplay Mechanics | Ratings & Rosters | Presentation & Graphics | Soundtrack | Videos & Screenshots | Game Modes | Wishlist

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen (Xbox One Series X, PS5) News

NBA 2K21 News & Info Tracker (All):

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NBA 2K21 Game Details

  • NBA 2K21 Release Date (Current-Gen, PS4, Xbox One): September 4, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Release Date – Xbox Series S: November 10, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Release Date – Xbox Series X: November 10, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Release Date – Playstation 5 (USA, Canda, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea): November 12, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Release Date – Playstation 5 (Rest of the World): November 19, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Demo / Prelude Release Date: August 24, 2020
  • NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete Standard Edition Current-Gen: Damian Lillard
  • NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete Standard Edition Next-Gen: Zion Williamson
  • NBA 2K21 Cover Athlete Legend Edition: Kobe Bryant

NBA 2K Cover Athletes (all-time):

NBA 2K21 Pre-Order

NBA 2K21 Pre-Order Bonuses

NBA 2K21 Trackers

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NBA 2K21 Gameplay Mechanics

NBA 2K21 Player Ratings, Teams, Rosters

NBA 2K21 Presentation & Graphics

NBA 2K21 Official Soundtrack

NBA 2K21 Trailer(s), Videos, & Screenshots


  • NBA 2K21 Builds /Archetypes
    • Point Guards max height has been increased to 6’8″
    • Shot speed is back in Jump Shot Creator
    • The Jump Shot Creator isn’t gated behind a workout anymore, it’s available from the start.
    • MyPLAYER Builds don’t transfer over from Current to Next-Gen (revealed earlier). The Next-Gen MyPLAYER Builds, Badges, and Takeovers aren’t the same as Current-Gen, so the saves aren’t compatible.
  • Badges 
    • Quick Draw Badge removed, shot speed is back in Jump Shot Creator
    • Intimidator Badge has been tuned back / nerfed
    • Pogo Stick Badge is still in the game but it was nerfed
    • Badge upgrade system is returning to NBA 2K21
    • 2K tracked user badge usage in NBA 2K20 to learn more about which badges were being used.
    • Some badges were redesigned and re-tuned

NBA 2K21 2K Pro-Am / The Rec

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NBA 2K21 Playground / MyPARK / Neighborhood


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NBA 2K21 Wishlist 

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