NBA 2K23 Theater Ultimate Guide: List of Game Modes, Rules, Rep, & More

 

“The Theater” in NBA 2K23 is a new feature and location in the City which contains a variety of game modes with special rules which fluctuate every week. The benefits of playing The Theater include getting into games faster with instant matchmaking (without having to wait in “Got Next” spots), as well as being able join up as a squad or solo, and more. If you’re just trying to get a few games in fast and mix it up, The Theater is the best mode for this.

Here we’ve put together a guide which features the Theater Events, rules, schedule, location, and more!

NBA 2K23 THEATER LOCATION

You can find the Theater at “The Block” location in NBA 2K23 and is easily accessible via subway.

NBA 2K23 THEATER EVENTS

(note: work in progress)

LOSER’S OUT (2v2)

  • Squads or not
  • Opposing team gets possession after made baskets
  • 2v2

LOSER’S OUT (1v1)

  • The non-scoring player receives possession of the ball
  • 1v1

LOSER’S OUT (No Squads)

  • Non scoring player receiving possession of the ball
  • 2v2

HUSTLE

  • Squads or not
  • 12-second shot clock
  • 3v3

NO SQUADS

  • No squads allowed
  • 3v3

COMP

  • Settings tuned for hardcore players
  • 3v3

COMP (Squads Only)

  • Settings tuned for hardcore players
  • 3v3

ROOKS

  • No squads allowed
  • Only Players with 75 OVR or below allowed
  • 3v3

ROOKS (Squads Only)

  • Only Players with 75 OVR or below allowed
  • 3v3

90s

  • Only Players with 90 OVR or above allowed
  • 1v1

90s (Squads Only)

  • Only Players with an OVR of at least 90 are allowed entry
  • 3v3

40s ONLY (Squads Only)

  • Only Players with a Season Level of 40 are allowed entry
  • 2v2

40s ONLY (No Squads)

  • Only Players with a Season Level of 40 are allowed entry
  • 2v2

40s ONLY (No Squads)

  • Only Players with a Season Level of 40 are allowed entry
  • 1v1

DOUBLE DUNKS

  • Dunks are worth an additional 2 points for the team
  • 2v2

DOUBLE DUNKS

  • Dunks are worth an additional 2 points for the team
  • 3v3

DOUBLE ALLEYS

  • Alley-oop plays are worth an additional 2 points for the team
  • 3v3

DOUBLE ALLEYS (Squads Only)

  • 2v2 park style game to 21
  • 4 points for every completed alley
  • 2v2

HEATER

  • Start with Takeover available
  • 3v3

2v2 (No Squads)

  • 2v2 park style game to 21
  • Scoring player receiving possession of the ball
  • 2v2

3v3 (No Squads)

  • Nothing but the basics
  • 3v3

4v4

  • 4v4 park style game to 21
  • 4v4

5v5

  • 5v5 Park style game to 21
  • 5v5

QUADS

  • Nothing but the basics
  • 4v4

FULL SQUAD

  • Assemble your team
  • 5v5

DOUBLE OR NOTHING

  • Winning players will earn 2XP
  • Losing players will earn 0 XP
  • 3v3

THE CAGES

  • Cage style games to 21
  • 3v3

2K15

  • Games to 15 By 1s and 2s
  • 3v3

AND 1

  • Free Throws Enabled
  • 3v3

AND 1

  • Free Throws Enabled
  • 2v2

BONUS ASSISTS

  • 3v3 park style game to 21
  • Assisted baskets earn an additional point per team
  • 3v3

QUICK GAME

  • 3v3 Park style game to 11
  • Scoring is by 2s/3s
  • 3v3

IN THE BANK

  • Turnovers, blocks, and steals add a team point to the vault
  • Hit a 3 to collect the vault balance
  • 3v3

PULLING WEIGHT

  • Teammates contribute equally on offense
  • 3v3

LIVING THE DREAM

  • Your MyPLAYER will play to their true potential. Attributes and badges are maxed for that build during this event.

SHUT ‘EM DOWN

  • Bonus point for defensive stops
  • 3v3

TRUE SHOT

  • Shot timing uses real player %
  • 2v2

NBA 2K23 THEATER EVENT SCHEDULE

 

Click here for the schedule for all Events in NBA 2K23

Earning Rep in the Theater

  • You get rep in the Theater, but it’s lower than playing in your own park affiliation
  • The games also count towards your park record
  • Doesn’t count towards progress in your GOAT levels