NBA 2K24 News: Release Date, Cover Athlete & New Features


NBA 2K24 Release Date: When Does 2K24 Come Out?

NBA 2K24 has officially been confirmed, and fans of the NBA 2K franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of the next installment, NBA 2K24. Get ready to hit the virtual court with the most immersive basketball gaming experience yet. In this article, we will delve into the highly anticipated release date, the potential cover athlete, and the exciting features that NBA 2K24 will bring to the gaming world.

NBA 2K24 Release Date: When will NBA 2K24 come out?

Mark your calendars because NBA 2K24 is set to make its global debut on September 8, 2023. This highly anticipated release will be available worldwide across multiple platforms, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. While there won't be early access to the game, fans can expect an incredible basketball experience that pushes the boundaries of realism and gameplay. 

In a tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant, who left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball, there are speculations that a demo version of NBA 2K24 might be available on August 24. This special demo would allow players to step onto the virtual court and experience the game using the iconic 8/24 jersey numbers associated with Kobe Bryant. It would serve as a fitting homage to the basketball icon and further build excitement for the full game's release.

NBA 2K24 Cover Athlete: Who Will Be the Cover of 2K24?

The cover athlete for NBA 2K24 has been officially confirmed, and it's none other than the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant. In a departure from previous years, NBA 2K24 will not have a standard edition. Instead, Kobe Bryant has been chosen as the cover athlete for the special editions known as the Kobe Bryant Edition and Black Mamba Edition. This decision pays tribute to Kobe's incredible impact on the sport and his enduring legacy.

In addition to the Kobe Bryant Edition, NBA 2K24 will also feature a WNBA Cover, with Sabrina Ionescu gracing the cover as the WNBA representative. This is an exciting step forward for the game, showcasing the growing prominence and recognition of women's basketball.

Furthermore, NBA 2K24 will release a special edition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the NBA 2K franchise. Details about this special edition are yet to be revealed, but fans can anticipate exclusive content and unique features to celebrate this significant milestone.

With Kobe Bryant taking center stage on the cover, NBA 2K24 is set to honor his remarkable career and impact on the basketball community. The inclusion of Sabrina Ionescu on the WNBA Cover and the special edition for the 25th anniversary further demonstrates the game's commitment to representing the diverse and dynamic world of basketball.

NBA 2K24 Gameplay Features and News

NBA 2K24 is set to bring exciting gameplay features and news that will immerse players in an unparalleled basketball experience. Let's explore some of the latest updates:

- Mamba Moments: Following the success of the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23, where players could relive Michael Jordan's career, NBA 2K24 introduces the "Mamba Moments" game mode, allowing players to relive the career of the late Kobe Bryant. While specific "moments" are yet to be confirmed, this mode will undoubtedly capture the essence of Kobe's remarkable journey on the court.

- LeBron Era in MyERAS: Building on the popular MyERAS mode, NBA 2K24 introduces the "LeBron Era" as a new decade in the game. Players will have the opportunity to experience and dominate the basketball world of the 2010s, following the footsteps of the legendary LeBron James.

- ProPLAY Technology: NBA 2K24 incorporates the innovative ProPLAY technology, bringing realistic animations based on actual NBA games. This groundbreaking feature will enhance the authenticity of player movements, capturing the nuances and skill sets of professional basketball players like never before.

Pre-Order and Bonuses


NBA 2K24 offers several editions with their respective pre-order bonuses:

Kobe Bryant Edition ($59.00 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC; $69.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S):

- Specific pre-order bonuses not provided. This edition allows fans to honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant.

Black Mamba Edition ($99.99):

- 100k Virtual Currency 

- MyTEAM Content: 15k MyTEAM points, 1k14 Option Pack Box, and 10-Pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs 

- Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 Era) 

- 1 Diamond Shoe and 1 Ruby Coach 

- 2-Hour Double XP Coin MyCareer Content: 10x6 types of 

- MyCareer Skill Boosts, 10x3 types of Gatorade Boosts, 2-Hour Double XP Coin, 4x MyCareer T-Shirts, Black Pack, Electric Skateboard, and Arm Sleeves

25th Anniversary Edition ($149.99):

- 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass 

- Summer League Pre-Order Bonus (July 7 - July 17, 2023) 

- 100k Virtual Currency 

- MyTEAM Content: 50k MyTEAM points, Ruby Cover Star Kobe Bryant "Rookie Card," 

- 2K24 Option Pack Box, and 10-Pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs 

- Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 Era) 

- 1 Diamond Shoe and 1 Ruby Coach 

- 2-Hour Double XP and 15x3 Types of Gatorade Boosts 

- 1-Hour Double XP Coin and 4x MyCareer T-Shirts 

- Black Pack, Electric Skateboard, and Arm Sleeves