Connect with us

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Screenshots, Player Ratings & Reactions Revealed So Far...

nba-2k21-ng-lebron

NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Screenshots, Player Ratings & Reactions Revealed So Far...

2K has just revealed a brand new NBA 2K21 next-gen screenshot of LeBron James. The 2020 NBA Finals MVP is the highest rated player in the game, with an overall 98 rating.

They also shared the player ratings of the Lakers starting lineup.

  • Anthony Davis (Overall 96)
  • Danny Green (Overall 76)
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Overall 76)
  • Alex Caruso (Overall 75)

The team plans to reveal more NBA 2K21 next-gen screenshots throughout the day on Twitter, including updated player ratings for both current and next-gen consoles, as well as player reactions videos.

NBA 2K21 launches on PlayStation 5 on November 12 and Xbox Series X|S on November 10. The updated 2K player ratings will be available on both current and next-gen consoles at that time.

We will try to keep this news post up to date as they are released, but feel free to discuss and add them in the comments/forums as well.

UPDATE: We’ve added the NBA 2K21 next-gen screenshots and player ratings that have been released below, along with some of the player reaction videos.

  • LeBron James (Overall 98)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Overall 97)
  • Anthony Davis (Overall 96)
  • James Harden (Overall 96)
  • Kevin Durant (Overall 95)
  • Damian Lillard (Overall 95)
  • Steph Curry (Overall 95)
  • Luka Doncic (Overall 94)
  • Jimmy Butler (Overall 93)
  • Kyrie Irving (Overall 90)
  • Jayson Tatum (Overall 90)
  • Klay Thompson (Overall 89)
  • Devin Booker (Overall 88)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Overall 88)
  • Trae Young (Overall 88)
  • Rudy Gobert (Overall 87)
  • Jamal Murray (Overall 87)
  • Jaylen Brown (Overall 86)
  • Kemba Walker (Overall 86)
  • Zion Williamson (Overall 86)
  • Danny Green (Overall 76)
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Overall 76)
  • Alex Caruso (Overall 75)

126 Comments

Leave a Reply

Discussion
  1. I'm thinking it has something to do with HDR
    cthurt
    Idk what it is but the yellow looks to faded in the lakers jerseys, other then that looks good.
    cthurt
    Idk what it is but the yellow looks to faded in the lakers jerseys, other then that looks good.

    This forum is full of haters lol. Will literally nitpick you to death. Unbelievable
    The steph face is miles above anything else...I don't even play on a PC, but YouTube suggested a Lakers 2k21 bubble mod that reduces this pic to 'meh'.
    Here looks, dark, flat and cartoony...
    Pray_iv_m3rcy
    Yea hopefully they can re scan Lebron so that it can be on the same level as Curry's.

    i hope so but 2k are not able to do re-scan more players due to stupid COVID Pandemic so they not able to re-scan other players that need update for next gen version
    cthurt
    Idk what it is but the yellow looks to faded in the lakers jerseys, other then that looks good.

    Right! I thought it was just me who thought the yellow looked tainted/faded. I first noticed in the gameplay snippets we got. Laker jerseys are like a golden yellow, but that’s not represented here. Hoping it’s because of the lighting that’ll be in game, maybe it’s more toned down.
    I'd imagine part of the reason they're not adjusting LeBron's hairline is because he wouldn't want them to, he seems lowkey self concious about his hair.
    Dude's a billionaire and male pattern baldness is still holding him down. Makes me feel better lol
    tcnumba10
    Yeah that Yellow looks washed and faded, the number looks small and where’s the Wish corporate logo?

    Could be a throwback jersey? Those Lakers jersey's look like the same ones they give the classic Laker squads
    Lebron 98 - With a 97 it was ok TBH
    Jimmy 93 - Well deserved
    Luka 94 - So how he was a 96 and after his imppresive PO performance he's now down to 94?
    Giannis 97 - He is way too overpowered in the game, and after last PO's he should be down
    Jamal 87 - IMO he deserved more after some exhibitions in PO
    2_headedmonster
    The steph face is miles above anything else...I don't even play on a PC, but YouTube suggested a Lakers 2k21 bubble mod that reduces this pic to 'meh'.
    Here looks, dark, flat and cartoony...

    lol man im a pc 2k gamer .. i play on ultra max settings 1440p with all the mods .. all the bells and whistles .. And some of these posts from fellow pc gamers are ridiculous .. in no way does any pc mod look better than that Lebron .. the only way you can even assume so is just the sheer fact you can update his beard through a mod and thats it.
    Even with all the mods i have .. my eyes are starting to make my pc version look last gen truly now compared from what i seen from this next gen 2k from a lightning standpoint alone.
    ForeverVersatile
    Seems like the player that don't have new scans got minor tweaks, but still look like current gen.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Operation Sports mobile app

    100% on point, only Curry and Thompson looks legit Next-Gen so far. All the other players look current gen cartoonish with minor updates
    Guard-ian
    Lebron 98 - With a 97 it was ok TBH
    Jimmy 93 - Well deserved
    Luka 94 - So how he was a 96 and after his imppresive PO performance he's now down to 94?
    Giannis 97 - He is way too overpowered in the game, and after last PO's he should be down
    Jamal 87 - IMO he deserved more after some exhibitions in PO

    Don’t be concerned with initial ratings so much. They’re going to fluctuate throughout the course of the season anyhow.
    No_Shortcuts
    This forum is full of haters lol. Will literally nitpick you to death. Unbelievable

    This forum also seems to be full of guys posting about other guys opinions, instead of giving there thoughts on the subject....UNBELIEVABLE.
    We’ve to accept that they probably used old-gen scans for the next-gen game because the pandemic and the bubble caused them serious problems with scans.
    I hope that they give some facescans updates during the year, other than that lighting and muscles look great
    CelticLG
    We’ve to accept that they probably used old-gen scans for the next-gen game because the pandemic and the bubble caused them serious problems with scans.
    I hope that they give some facescans updates during the year, other than that lighting and muscles look great

    This actually makes me wonder how the rookie scans will turn out once they get drafted.
    cthurt
    This actually makes me wonder how the rookie scans will turn out once they get drafted.

    Idk, I think that only the top guys that we’ve saw on 2K20 will be great. I can live with that because it’s a test year for them. I think that they rushed a bit on scans, like the LeBron one, beard is wrong, eyes are wrong, hair too.
    Even the chest tattoo is too high
    CelticLG
    Idk, I think that only the top guys that we’ve saw on 2K20 will be great. I can live with that because it’s a test year for them. I think that they rushed a bit on scans, like the LeBron one, beard is wrong, eyes are wrong, hair too.
    Even the chest tattoo is too high

    This isn’t a new scan, this is the same lebron from current gen 2k21
    Donovan 88 - I think he deserves more with his impressive performance in PO...
    Booker 88 - To me ha was the best player in the bubble seeded games along with Damian...
    Both above are players that should up a tier and be in the 90s already...
    I like these screenshots here, game looks really good, I believe they would have looked a lot better if it wasn't for the pandemic going on but I do believe in the future these will be an update and these will look many times better. Graphically this game looks very good
    Doooooope....Like someone said yall gotta remember we're still in a PANDEMIC and players were in a bubble so some scans will need to be updated....
    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    The bubble should have been the perfect opportunity for 2K to try an sneak in there an update the scans in mass. I know the NBA probably didn't want to allow that but when else would they get that opportunity.
    People need to stop stressing over these face scans that havent been updated. They will be eventually and will look amazing. For right now I can appreciate how great the new face scans look with next generation capabilities.
    I feel I should comment on this since it may not be understood by most. There is a clear difference between the players who have been ported over vs. those who obviously have been scanned within the last season.
    The obvious giveaway here is the lighting, but the biggest difference to me appears to be the depth and detail the newer scans have. The tech they use to scan players has improved dramatically year over year since they 1st used it in 2k14.
    With that said, we're still dealing with the pandemic and we have no clue when the next season will start. A lot of guys will not be scanned given most get scanned during summer league and media day, both of which are probably not happening for some time. That leaves 2k having to do this on a more individual player basis. Most guys with new scans have endorsement deals with 2k which makes sense. For everyone else, it's gonna have to be a wait, more than likely to following entries on these consoles.
    Bigmac612
    lol man im a pc 2k gamer .. i play on ultra max settings 1440p with all the mods .. all the bells and whistles .. And some of these posts from fellow pc gamers are ridiculous .. in no way does any pc mod look better than that Lebron .. the only way you can even assume so is just the sheer fact you can update his beard through a mod and thats it.
    Even with all the mods i have .. my eyes are starting to make my pc version look last gen truly now compared from what i seen from this next gen 2k from a lightning standpoint alone.

    Yea, I hear you, but to me the right clearly looks more like Lebron even beyond expression on the left and the beard on the right.
    2_headedmonster
    Yea, I hear you, but to me the right clearly looks more like Lebron even beyond expression on the left and the beard on the right.

    Sub the beard out for each other and the next gen screen on the left looks 10000000000x better because it already looks significantly better just by the detail in the face alone.
    they did my man Jam Murray dirty with 87...after PO he proved that he was warranted an ovr upgrade but from 2k20 84 to 2k21 next gen 87 is a bit underwhelming
    Mitchell and Booker should be around 90
    Has 2k seen Donovan Mitchell's body? Why they got him built like Durant? He's like 6'1" 220 lbs, he's jacked
    Rudy Gobert looks the exact same
    Zion being that high is a joke, his defense was laughable this season
    Sent from my SM-A515U using Tapatalk
    To be fair one was a promotional media release. The other was a screenshot from a low-res YouTube vid in a browser.
    That said, I expect it to have more detail on ps5, but that doesn't mean it will be the best representation.
    loso_34
    some of these ratings seem inflated especially jimmy butler's.

    I thought 93 was too low. He won MIA two games in the Finals w/o his 2nd best scorer (Dragic) against the best overall team in the league (26 ppg, 10 apg, 8 rpg, 2 spg, 55% FG).
    I gotta give it to him, he's one of the 10 best players in the league, currently.
    DatsunDimer
    The bubble should have been the perfect opportunity for 2K to try an sneak in there an update the scans in mass. I know the NBA probably didn't want to allow that but when else would they get that opportunity.
    The goes completely against the purpose of the bubble...
    How do they have the finals mvp lebron looking the exact same as last gen? His beard is so much longer than what they have and hair is patchy not this pristine painted on look they have.
    They add giannis patchy neck beard he had only in the bubble but can’t add Lebrons long beard he has had for years?
    CelticLG
    Idk, I think that only the top guys that we’ve saw on 2K20 will be great. I can live with that because it’s a test year for them. I think that they rushed a bit on scans, like the LeBron one, beard is wrong, eyes are wrong, hair too.
    Even the chest tattoo is too high
    His beard is longer as well.
    Sent from my SM-S727VL using Operation Sports mobile app
    SlimFast_GymRat
    I thought 93 was too low. He won MIA two games in the Finals w/o his 2nd best scorer (Dragic) against the best overall team in the league (26 ppg, 10 apg, 8 rpg, 2 spg, 55% FG).
    I gotta give it to him, he's one of the 10 best players in the league, currently.

    so 2 games justifies that rating? may as well make bam a 90
    Yeah you can see the ports and genuine next gen renders. We shouldn't expect a full suite of next gen renders until the engineers have unfettered access to players post-Covid.
    the lighting is absolutlety amazing. but cfs arent that incredible to me. Next year and possible pc release, chinese community will put 2k art team to shame. Don;t get me wrong, some those face scans look good, but are taken back by poor body models which dont give the actually cf the credit it deserves. Maybe 2k doesnt scan beyond the neck down
    I think they have only scanned Lebron twice, once for 2K14 up until 2K19 before they updated him and then the second one that we have rn. They only remodeled 2K14 for 2K18.
    I wish 2K didn't have to play politics with player ratings so they could be more realistic. Way too many players in the high 80s and 90s. Also hope they fix player tendencies in next-gen. That's even more important.
    Faces are great, but the body types (arms/size/definition) are WAY off and have been for past 3 years. They all have the same arms just some thinner. Too smooth and not enough muscularity for those guys who are much more yoked than others (LeBron, Giannis, Zion). They definitely need to update the body types to more represent the players better.
    AgentQ16
    Faces are great, but the body types (arms/size/definition) are WAY off and have been for past 3 years. They all have the same arms just some thinner. Too smooth and not enough muscularity for those guys who are much more yoked than others (LeBron, Giannis, Zion). They definitely need to update the body types to more represent the players better.
    Audio and body types are the two things outside of gameplay that can take 2k to the next level. Both are way outdated.
    AgentQ16
    Faces are great, but the body types (arms/size/definition) are WAY off and have been for past 3 years. They all have the same arms just some thinner. Too smooth and not enough muscularity for those guys who are much more yoked than others (LeBron, Giannis, Zion). They definitely need to update the body types to more represent the players better.
    Some of them are pretty decent looking in my opinion especially the guard type Steph Curry build.
    There's obviously some limitations on players having unique crafted bodies or else i think they'd have done it by now.
    I think in Live 15-16 they were able to make Lebron's body type accurately, but I'm not sure if it was shared with other players.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Operation Sports mobile app
    loso_34
    so 2 games justifies that rating? may as well make bam a 90

    Nah, the whole PS, personally. They beat a lot of stiff competition with him as their best player. A healthy Celtics team, a healthy Bucks team who had the best record in the league, etc.
    They're not "just" two games either. We're talking about two of some of the greatest Final's performances of all-time. Two triple-doubles against the top team in the league (with two top 3 players) with his two best players being injured (Bam & Dragic). MIA should've been swept as far as I'm concerned.
    Thankfully, Jimmy made the series worth watching.
    Now, a star has been born... You gotta give Jimmy that rating.
    Am I the only one that just sees a slightly better screenshot than current gen? I feel the only players that got next gen upgrades were what 2ks trailer completely focused on, dame, curry and Klay. Everyone else looks like a complete port with some better lighting thrown in
    Schnoodle321
    Am I the only one that just sees a slightly better screenshot than current gen? I feel the only players that got next gen upgrades were what 2ks trailer completely focused on, dame, curry and Klay. Everyone else looks like a complete port with some better lighting thrown in

    A lot of players haven’t been scanned for next gen yet, I’m prett confident that the majority of player faces will look damn good for next gen by the end of this year or whenever the season starts. Player body models worry me though.
    Schnoodle321
    ...Everyone else looks like a complete port with some better lighting thrown in

    That's why next-gen, although looks better, but not by much. Seems like they just completely re-use all models from current-gen. The reason why the jump from PS3/X360 to PS4/XBONE is greater, is because they made it from scratch. Can't say 100% from scratch but probably majority of it.
    It's the lighting. The lighting is what's selling it for me. My God. Scrolling by the pictures if I didn't know better, I'd literally think that was a real picture of Steph Curry. We have truly entered photo real. Like...wow. The last pillar is figuring out how to simulate human movements. If that can ever look real even when a player is imperfectly controlling the action...man.
    Jordanxyrho
    That's why next-gen, although looks better, but not by much. Seems like they just completely re-use all models from current-gen. The reason why the jump from PS3/X360 to PS4/XBONE is greater, is because they made it from scratch. Can't say 100% from scratch but probably majority of it.

    Actually nba 2k14's player body types weren't that much different from current gen. The jerseys just fitted much better. We didn't get remodeled player models until 2k16.
    I dun know u guys but one look at Lbj I can tell its Lbj so I'm very much contented. No matter how I looked in the previous 2Ks at Steve Kerr or Toni Kukoc or Joe Dumars - they dun look like them at all. Looking forward to see some classic players in next gen ...
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ForeverVersatile
    15 days out, shouldn't we be seeing more of the game? To be honest we really haven't seen much next gen gameplay for any launch game.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Operation Sports mobile app

    I think it’s just a matter of turning on 2k21 current gen and imagine it with better lighting and you have next gen
    2k didn’t really overhaul anything. It’s just better lighting and higher texture face scans. Look at the MyPlayer builder video, the created player looks EXACTLY the same as current gen. All of the badges and takeovers and removal of pie charts could’ve been done in current gen, but they saved it for next gen because they weren’t going to change much else. The next gen face scans look good but other than that this game looks and feels the same and that’s very disappointing for a game that been in development of two years. Damn.
    jaityla
    2k didn’t really overhaul anything. It’s just better lighting and higher texture face scans. Look at the MyPlayer builder video, the created player looks EXACTLY the same as current gen. All of the badges and takeovers and removal of pie charts could’ve been done in current gen, but they saved it for next gen because they weren’t going to change much else. The next gen face scans look good but other than that this game looks and feels the same and that’s very disappointing for a game that been in development of two years. Damn.

    They know these casuals are content with the absolute bare minimum. They just add new hairstyles to the same tacky CAP system from the past 3 years...And these YouTube Park guys go freaking nuts!! EMBARRASSING. “Built from the ground up” my you know what!
    Gotta love how the graphics look fractionally better for what’s suppose to be some next gen to be excited about. I honestly think current gen could look like this if not eerily similar. Not to mention gameplay will probably be god awful
    midwestking100
    I really would like to see how the classic players look through this next gen before i make my decision
    One thing that i would like them to address when it comes to old school players are the body types. They look to big in the game and many were skinny build.
    Sent from my SM-G960U1 using Tapatalk

More in NBA 2K21

Poll

Deal of the Day

Hot Deal
Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4/XB1)
$49.94
As an Amazon Associate, we earn a commission from qualifying purchases.

Recent Forum Threads


Top Esports News

Related

To Top