NBA 2K24: ‘The City’ & MyPLAYER Builds Will Return, MyCAREER Info, The Rec, Optional Quests, More (Updated)

Fresh after NBA 2K24 officially being confirmed, more NBA 2K24 news has come out regarding the expected return of The City and MyPLAYER builds. “The City” and “Neighbohood” open-world modes and MyPLAYER builds will be returning to the franchise.

We’ll be keeping this article updated with all the latest MyCAREER info for NBA 2K24!

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(Updated 08/22/23)

NBA 2K24 Neighborhood Official Trailer

NBA 2K24 City / Neighborhood / MyCAREER / THE REC Latest Info

  • An all-new beachfront City in a stunning tropical backdrop (New-Gen)
  • New coastal Neighborhood rich with postcard-esque views and blistering competition and cliffside terrain to explore (Last-Gen)
  • Side quests are now optional
  • Take on rival players in the ultimate MyCAREER backdrop
  • Limitless personalized MyPLAYER options in MyCAREER
  • Jetpack confirmed as a reward
  • Seasons are returning
  • NBA 2K24’s MyCAREER has been streamlined so you can put the focus on your game
  • MyCAREER Storyline will include Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Players who play on Hall of Fame difficulty or in the REC or City, will be playing with Green or Miss shot timing for the ultimate challenge. Whites will not go in on HOF, Rec, or Park
  • Signature Movement Styles will be in NBA 2K24 and ProPLAY has given us a ton more. I think we’re up from 2K23’s 37 to about 150 sigs now.
  • You can equip triple threat and dribble emotes this year and fire them off with DPAD Down for MyPLAYER (new-gen only).
  • Off player out of bounds has been added to the griefing rules. Players who do it will grade out.
  • There will still be some Seasonal releases but the vast majority of gameplay animations will be available on day 1. 2K24 also features the largest year-over-year sig animation upgrade we’ve done in recent memory thanks to ProPLAY.
  • No generic numbered shots. We’re all in on real NBA player shots generated by ProPLAY. There are a ton of options though.
  • Rep System is Returning
  • The New NBA 2K24 MyPLAYER Builder is “All About Balance”
  • NBA 2K24 is Adding Season Pass
  • The Rec AI / bots will be noticeably better at timing their shots. 2K wants them to be competent but not OP.
  • Max height in the NBA 2K24 MyPLAYER Builder remains at 7’3″

What is The City & Neighborhood?

The City is an open-world mode where players can freely roam around (via walking, skateboard, kart, or other modes of transportation) and engage in various activities (completing quests, playing in multiplayer pickup games, shopping for apparel, tattoos, etc). The City is only available on new-gen.

The City has been met with mixed reaction from fans – some think it’s overkill and too big and they just want to jump into a game quickly and hoop (the Theater mode does help with that), while others enjoy the perks of an open-world environment. Love it or hate it, it looks like The City will be returning.

The Neighborhood is on last-gen and similar to The City in that it’s open-world and explorable, but is much smaller and with less features and game modes.

The City & MyPLAYER Builds Returning for NBA 2K24

As expected, The City and MyPLAYER Builds will be returning for NBA 2K24. In the video clip further below, Ronnie talks about how Victor Wembanyama (who is set to appear in NBA 2K24 as a rookie) will impact the game:

“That is a videogame character, that is what you want to make in 2K. I don’t know how we’re going to deal with that because we also don’t want everybody in The City to be Victor.”

Check out the full clip below:

 

You can watch the full interview with Ronnie2K here:

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