06:42 PM - July 21, 2015 by jyoung
Visual Concepts' weekly NBA 2K Twitch stream just released some tidbits on how the MyTEAM game mode has changed for NBA 2K16.
According to hosts Ronnie2K and LD2K, there will be five card tiers this year, which are only based on a player's overall rating:
The specific rating ranges for these tiers will be revealed at a later date.
Cards will also come with different themes, and three of those themes were detailed today (more will be announced later):
1) "Day One" theme -- The attribute ratings on these cards won't ever change, as they will be based on the initial roster that ships with NBA 2K16.
2) "Green" theme -- The attribute ratings on these cards will automatically change based on the game's regular roster updates. You will receive three of these cards just for preordering NBA 2K16.
3) "Special Moment" theme -- Whenever current NBA players produce buzzworthy moments in the upcoming season, Visual Concepts will create special edition cards featuring boosted attribute ratings. So if Kyrie Irving scores 50 points in a game again next year, he could get a Special Moment card with increased shooting and scoring attributes. You will be able to sell these cards on the auction house. Ronnie and Chris also hinted that these cards might be used as locker codes, or might possibly be in-game rewards that you have to earn/unlock.
The "Special Moment" Michael Jordan card (pictured at the top of this post) you'll receive for preordering the Jordan Edition of NBA 2K16 will have attribute ratings based off MJ's first career NBA game.
Pink Diamond cards will not be back for NBA 2K16, though locker codes will still exist in some form.
The auction house will be returning, though no specific changes or improvements were mentioned.