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MyNBA 2K18 Companion App Available Now For iOS & Android - Scan Your Face into NBA 2K18

The MyNBA 2K18 companion app is a day early and available now for iOS and Android devices. As noted by LD2K, the app doesn’t “officially launch” until tomorrow, so if you’re having issues, that’s probably why.

UPDATE: (9-7) You must first log in to The Prelude to link your ‪NBA 2K‬ account or use Face Scan. The Prelude is available on September 8 at 12:01 AM EST.

A complete list of features for MyNBA2K18 include:

  • Integration with NBA 2K18:
    • Facial Scanning with your mobile device to get YOU in NBA 2K18 on PS4 and Xbox One
    • Earn Virtual Currency daily
    • Shop for console items while on the go from expanded MyPLAYER Store
    • Watch 2KTV any time from your device.
  • Many ways to play with Quick Game, Playoff, and PVP game modes
  • Daily Objectives – complete each day for in-game rewards
  • Team Login Incentives – Login daily to earn team packs to distribute to teammates
  • Over 300 new cards for the NBA’s 2017-2018 season
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  1. Pappy Knuckles
    Good looking out.
    *edit*
    Maybe, I spoke too soon. I don't see it lmao.

    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is
    CyberOps
    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is

    My man.
    You're the real MVP.
    CyberOps
    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is

    Downloading now ... let's see what we can do. :y11:
    Detroitfan4life1993
    So when i go to log my psn into the app it says allow mynba2k18 to make and manage phone calls, dont think its supposed to say that?lol

    i couldn't log in coz i didn't have my 2k account linked up to 2k18 so guess we still gotta wait for the prelude
    infemous
    i couldn't log in coz i didn't have my 2k account linked up to 2k18 so guess we still gotta wait for the prelude

    2k server aint up yet but when it is just login with the same account you will use for the game
    CyberOps
    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is

    works for me too, appreciate it man :59:
    Itunes update - If you search NBA 2k17, click on NBA 2k17, go to related and scroll all the way to the right, you'll see Kristap's mug and you can download it.
    I can't log in through xbox because I assume my preorder is not yet linked to my account.
    So in other words the app is useless now and will have to wait 2 more days to start the prelude.
    de5m0n
    I can't log in through xbox because I assume my preorder is not yet linked to my account.
    So in other words the app is useless now and will have to wait 2 more days to start the prelude.

    Its because the servers are still down when they are up you can already use it just make sure to login with your account you will use for the game or your VC earned will go towards whatever account you logged in with
    CyberOps
    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is

    man you did your homework great stuff ! appreciate the hard work:cheers:
    CyberOps
    Do the following, goto google play store, search nba 2k18 it only shows nba 2k17 click on it, then goto the 2k part where it shows all apps made by 2k, scroll all the way to th right and there it is

    Hard to find but I found your post! You're the man!
    Steve_OS
    They announced about a week ago, it wouldn't be supported on Switch. Just FYI.

    Really wish they would do face scan for PC users as well. I can't stand playing on 60Hz so I always get the game for PC, but I would love the face scan feature. Lol
    Cowboy008
    So are we not able to log in until the 8th when the Prelude comes out?

    The app doesn't really come out until tmrw. So you'll be able to use it on the 7th, they just released it a day early.
    rovert22044
    Really wish they would do face scan for PC users as well. I can't stand playing on 60Hz so I always get the game for PC, but I would love the face scan feature. Lol

    You can do the face scan for PC. You just have to log in under the Steam option.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    Steve_OS
    Updated OP.
    As noted by LD2K, the app doesn't "officially launch" until tomorrow, so if you're having issues, that's probably why.

    I will probably wait until the prelude launches then. Because whenever i launch the app it says 'unable to download required assets. (215)'
    So they took out the auction house completely now? Because it wasn't "compelling"? Maybe it wasn't "compelling" because you locked that feature behind a paywall last year?
    I got 100 VC for some daily log in bonus, but has anybody seen where the matching card game is? I can't find it anywhere. I'm talking about the one where if you get 3 cards of 200 VC then you get 1200.
    App ticked me off as it forced me to play a game and go through a tutorial of the menu while it was having Network issues.
    Finally got the face scan part, did it, and on my first try my scan came out great. Which is a pleasant surprise because last year it took me at least 100 tries to get a halfway decent scan.
    I'm compelled to try it again but I don't know if it'll come out this good.
    Hustle Westbrook
    Wow, 2K. Only 100 VC for the login "bonus" now? You guys really hit a new low with this.
    Haha I did not see this comment whatsoever and then wrote an almost identical one underneath!
    So if you login every day for a month straight all you will get is 3k vc? Which I assume isn't even close to 1 MyTeam pack. Why even use the app? Especially with the amount of space it requires on your phone.
    MyNBA2k already got worse last year. I guess they are following the tradition again this year.
    Did my scan before I went to work. Because of the game last night I didnt have time to do multiple scans. But before I show this scan here's last years.
    stlpimpmonsta
    Posted mine before but here it is again.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    And now here's my new scan

    Missing a lot of details but not bad for a rushed 3 in the morning scan.Will rescan when I get home
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    This is easily the most seamless experience I've had scanning my face in the game...I was just stting there expecting an error and it ended up being a perfect scan...
    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    franzis
    How much did you earn per day last year playing the card matches on the app?

    The card matches? 500 I think. You can earn more once the season starts by picking games if I recall.
    redsfan4life
    The card matches? 500 I think. You can earn more once the season starts by picking games if I recall.

    Yeah
    I think that last year you could learn an average of 1000 VC each day using the different modes in the app
    So after reading some impressions in the prelude thread.
    The face scan doesn't pick up any facial hair or anything ?? And your also bald ??
    So hair cut or facial on the real life me won't matter because it doesn't get put into the scan ?
    Is that correct ?
    Rockie_Fresh88
    My face scan is way off every time .
    Mine too. Glad I'm not the only one. I'm enjoying MyCareer but it's taking me out of it slightly as I look nothing like the guy. All previous 2k's and even Live's demo had me almost spot on.
    Mintsa
    So after reading some impressions in the prelude thread.
    The face scan doesn't pick up any facial hair or anything ?? And your also bald ??
    So hair cut or facial on the real life me won't matter because it doesn't get put into the scan ?
    Is that correct ?
    It picked up the stubble I have right now pretty well....
    Oddly enough it didn't capture the small mole I have on my face....all previous editions did...
    God that feels like an odd thing to type. just trying to give detail though...
    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Hustle Westbrook
    Wow, 2K. Only 100 VC for the login "bonus" now? You guys really hit a new low with this.

    That's what I was asking above. Where the hell is the card game? Did they take it away?
    Man. If they did...it would fall in line with the app getting worse each year with how much you can get. We always had the card game, but the most you can earn has dwindled each new year. They had 500 VC cards once. Last year the max was 250, though it seemed like some days it was programmed to give you a bunch of useless 50 VC cards that was more relevant to the mobile card game.
    Now it's 100 VC max and pick 'em?
    Also, my face is more thin and rectangular, but for some reason the scan app always makes me look like Zordon from Power Rangers.
    I'm glad many of you aren't having issues with the face scan, but I tried at least 7-8 times between last night and this morning and got an error at 100% every time except one and the one that went through was atrocious. Any tips?
    BigDaneAyMane
    I'm glad many of you aren't having issues with the face scan, but I tried at least 7-8 times between last night and this morning and got an error at 100% every time except one and the one that went through was atrocious. Any tips?

    Make sure your face isn't covering the whole circle. Give it a bit of room.
    ph33
    Make sure your face isn't covering the whole circle. Give it a bit of room.

    Yeah, thought I did that a couple times, but will have to try again when I get home. Have a pretty thick beard and can't remember if that was the case in any of my scans in previous 2ks. I wonder if that's part of the issue or maybe the lighting.
    My only hope is, that there is some kind of ladder reward, so we earn more vcs over the month. If not, 600 vcs are not enough to play this boring app for me...
    BigDaneAyMane
    Yeah, thought I did that a couple times, but will have to try again when I get home. Have a pretty thick beard and can't remember if that was the case in any of my scans in previous 2ks. I wonder if that's part of the issue or maybe the lighting.

    I think the beard plays a factor, my guy kept on coming out like he had a deformed chin but I have long chin hair at the moment.
    Still doesn't explain why everything else came out horribly but its all I got lol.
    Mintsa
    So after reading some impressions in the prelude thread.
    The face scan doesn't pick up any facial hair or anything ?? And your also bald ??
    So hair cut or facial on the real life me won't matter because it doesn't get put into the scan ?
    Is that correct ?

    My scan actually picked up my facial hair pretty well... hair, on the other hand, with it being VC-Related --- everybody is gonna be bald until the full game comes out
    Sent from my SM-A910F using Operation Sports mobile app
    Anyone else having to log in to their console/PC account almost every time they run the MyNBA2K18 app? I had the same issue last year, and was told they were going to fix the login issue. Go figure.
    Is there anyway to stay logged in with your PSN? I pretty much have to re enter my email, password and do those stupid anti bot pictures every single time I open the app. It can be multiple times a day.
    jyod21
    Is there anyway to stay logged in with your PSN? I pretty much have to re enter my email, password and do those stupid anti bot pictures every single time I open the app. It can be multiple times a day.

    unfortunately no, you have to log in every time you open the app
    Why didn't I get VC today? It shows that I've logged in for 4 days but 1) you can see I only have 350 VC, 2) I didn't even get the bonus for logging in for 4 days...
    Yeah, you're supposed to click where it says "buy 1 missed day", it changes to that after you claim it. I've been using this app for years and you can see that I've also claimed it multiple times this season already so it's not that I don't know how to claim it.
    Face scan is horrible
    It doesn't tell you what's wrong and it takes so long to upload to the Xbox
    You could easily waste an hour on it and never get it and not know why it's not working
    The photos it's uploading look perfect idk what's wrong
    Edit: Just read some posts and yeah I have a think beard. That's probably it
    Funny how Lives face scan is easy and a one time to and it somehow looks more like me than any 2k scan ever did
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    The app has gotten plagued with ads as well. It's been a while since I played the card game but really? You need to watch an ad to get 4 extra picks after a win? SMH
    Housh123
    Face scan is horrible
    It doesn't tell you what's wrong and it takes so long to upload to the Xbox
    You could easily waste an hour on it and never get it and not know why it's not working
    The photos it's uploading look perfect idk what's wrong
    Edit: Just read some posts and yeah I have a think beard. That's probably it
    Funny how Lives face scan is easy and a one time to and it somehow looks more like me than any 2k scan ever did
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    This I agree from experience with LIVE compares to 2K18 Prelude.
    FerdBrown
    This I agree from experience with LIVE compares to 2K18 Prelude.

    I finally got it after 8 tries
    Don't look like me really but I have to see it with facial hair. Bottom of my face does look like me
    I have a big beard so idk what I look like without it
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    jyod21
    Is there anyway to stay logged in with your PSN? I pretty much have to re enter my email, password and do those stupid anti bot pictures every single time I open the app. It can be multiple times a day.
    Download the PlayStation app and it should recognize it
    BornIndy
    Download the PlayStation app and it should recognize it

    I have the Playstation app, and have been signed in on it, but the 2k app is still asking me to sign, unless I am doing something wrong. Is just using the Playstation app working for you?
    I'm having the same problem, and I got both the messages and regular PS app on my phone.
    I'm so damn tired of "Click on all boxes with a street sign! Click on boxes where there's a cat!"
    If you played diamond dynasty in MLB The Show, you know damn well how annoying Recaptcha is, lol.
    jyod21
    I have the Playstation app, and have been signed in on it, but the 2k app is still asking me to sign, unless I am doing something wrong. Is just using the Playstation app working for you?
    When I access the 2K app, all I have to do is hit the PSN button and it automatically signs me in. Don't have to re-enter my credentials
    jyod21
    I should've mentioned that before. I'm on an iPhone. Maybe it's an iOS problem then.
    You should probably throw it in the garbage and get an Android
    Lol so this app is basically worthless after the face scan is complete?
    That 100 VC bonus crap is a complete joke and slap in the face. Won't even waste my time with that nonsense.
    Hustle Westbrook
    Lol so this app is basically worthless after the face scan is complete?
    That 100 VC bonus crap is a complete joke and slap in the face. Won't even waste my time with that nonsense.

    You barely can even farm VC this year. Those 100VC is a joke. I don't know why they took away that card matching game where you can get up to 1500VC. So instead of up to 2000VC a day, now it seems like at best 600 VC
    franzis
    How much did you earn per day last year playing the card matches on the app?
    Max was 1,500 lowest i think was 300vc lowest nit sure
    Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
    Mweemwee
    So far I've only been able to claim 100VC on 4 of the 7 days I have logged in. Am I the only one? MyNBA2K aren't answering on Twitter...

    I've been able to get the 100vc login bonus. There is a 24 hour timer before you can redeem for the next day. Maybe that's it?
    Sent from my Pixel XL using Operation Sports mobile app
    When the NBA starts again there will be daily chances for VC in the pick portion of the game. It is greyed out for now, as there arent any games (duh)
    freeze011
    When the NBA starts again there will be daily chances for VC in the pick portion of the game. It is greyed out for now, as there arent any games (duh)

    Still not sure why they removed the matching card game...
    ph33
    Still not sure why they removed the matching card game...

    Frustrating the last few years, it went from up to 3000 VC a day to 1500 to now gone completely. It seems like the goal is to get people to buy VC.
    I don't plan on buying VC this year. But only relying on Quick games to farm VC is going to frustrating since it takes about 10-17 minutes to get to 500 VC.
    Yeah it's super frustrating. You get less and less VC each year and they try to sell this **** for real $$$ like crazy. This needs to stop!
    They should at least bring the pick 3 cards back...
    Yeah, seems they really want people to buy VC this year, and they don't mind how obvious it is.
    I sent an email to 2K support, asking about the login issue, and what happened to the card matching game to get VC. Their response basically just stated that they can understand having to log in every time can be frustrating, and that I should contact Cat Daddy Games directly, using the MyNBA2K18 app. They didn't comment on the card matching game disappearing.
    Anyway, I sent a message to Cat Daddy Games, essentially asking the same two questions. Why is the login issue still an issue, and what happened to the VC card matching game. They responded by saying that they'll consider looking into the login issue and that they'll make their team aware of it, even though it's an issue from last year. I actually messaged them last year and they basically gave me the same response, so they clearly don't care about it. Also, again, no comment from them on the disappearance of the VC card matching game. Go figure.
    I don't have 2k18 yet as I was holding off, but I'm gonna scan my face for the prelude now. If we really can only get like 100 VC a day I'm deleting this app immediately after. Won't waste my time with this BS this year.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    bushysowavvey
    I don't have 2k18 yet as I was holding off, but I'm gonna scan my face for the prelude now. If we really can only get like 100 VC a day I'm deleting this app immediately after. Won't waste my time with this BS this year.

    You can get 500 more if you do the usual 10 quick games.
    xombie37
    Yeah, seems they really want people to buy VC this year, and they don't mind how obvious it is.
    I sent an email to 2K support, asking about the login issue, and what happened to the card matching game to get VC. Their response basically just stated that they can understand having to log in every time can be frustrating, and that I should contact Cat Daddy Games directly, using the MyNBA2K18 app. They didn't comment on the card matching game disappearing.
    Anyway, I sent a message to Cat Daddy Games, essentially asking the same two questions. Why is the login issue still an issue, and what happened to the VC card matching game. They responded by saying that they'll consider looking into the login issue and that they'll make their team aware of it, even though it's an issue from last year. I actually messaged them last year and they basically gave me the same response, so they clearly don't care about it. Also, again, no comment from them on the disappearance of the VC card matching game. Go figure.

    It's a loose change that 2K is not obligated to give. So it's basically take it or leave it. Or buy VC.
    It's sad but this is how it is for micro transactions.
    Facescan is terrible this year, our options to edit are so basic, fact we can't shape our head choose hairstyles sucks, it's hard to believe 2K has gone so far backwards in so many simple aspects this year
    FerdBrown
    It's a loose change that 2K is not obligated to give. So it's basically take it or leave it. Or buy VC.
    It's sad but this is how it is for micro transactions.

    Exactly. Sad, but true.
    Micro-transactions has ruined a large portion of modern gaming. It's all about that pay-to-win.
    geezy
    Facescan is terrible this year, our options to edit are so basic, fact we can't shape our head choose hairstyles sucks, it's hard to believe 2K has gone so far backwards in so many simple aspects this year

    Yeah, it's funny, they mentioned at some point that they focused on improving the create-a-player aspect for MyPlayer, even for those who don't use facescan. What we got was somewhat dated looking heads with limited customization options to work with. Then they forced us to pay for beards and hairstyles, and removed the ability to mix and match facial hair.
    Maybe it's just me, or perhaps it's the head that I chose, but the hair/facial hair/create-a-player heads looked better last year. A little more realistic, I mean.
    One feature change that shocked me a bit was MyCourt. You no longer have to use VC to customize it. That was a pleasant surprise. Unless it's glitched.

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