NBA 2K23 Reveals All-New Ways to Play in MyTEAM - Triple Threat Online Co-Op, Clutch Time Single Player, No Contracts & More
2K has revealed all-new ways to play in NBA 2K23 MyTEAM including Triple Threat Online Co-Op, Clutch Time Single Player, no contracts and more. Additionally, the annual $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament returns for players to compete in, with one track on Playstation 4/Xbox One consoles and another track on Playstation 5/Xbox Series X|S consoles.
Here are some of the new features and details for NBA 2K23 MyTEAM:
- Triple Threat Online: Co-Op: For the first time ever in MyTEAM, this brand new game mode will allow players to partner with friends for Co-Op 3v3 online gameplay across different variations. Party Mode, Co-Op and Competitive Online.
- Unlimited: The all-new Prestige Tiers allow players that reach the top tier to start over and unlock even more rewards. Players will earn Season Points, with every win or loss, that help them to advance tiers. Every win will provide a vault opening. Leaderboards are back and will show stats from friends and top players throughout the MyTEAM community. As an added bonus, a special icon will be displayed next to the names of players in the Top 10. Players can also earn a special icon for completing all possible tiers and prestiges for the Season.
- Clutch Time Single Player: Jump into a single player version of Clutch Time, a fast-paced mode with a 4-point line, to take your best starting five and compete against the AI
- Starter Cards: Players can choose between All-Stars Ja Morant, Jimmy Butler or Joel Embiid to lead their collection. Players will get to play with their Starter Card choices in a Triple Threat game before finalizing their decision. After 10 games in any MyTEAM mode players will earn a 90 OVR Amethyst Fred Jones card to help jumpstart their team.
- Exhibitions: In Exhibitions, players can now send player cards outside of their 13-player lineup on vacation around the globe and players will return with a special reward from their mission.
- Trophy Case: This is a new way to earn top tier players from each franchise by completing a team’s Trophy Case. With 15 Event Cards for each NBA franchise, showcasing key moments of their history, players can earn a Pink Diamond player for each team.
- MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament: $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournaments return this year for each console generation. Reach the Emerald Tier in the new Unlimited before the first GameDay on October 15 to participate. The finalists will be brought to an in-person setting to crown the $50,000 Console Champions, and the $200,000 Grand Champions.
Check out the latest Courtside Report sent to us from 2K and stay tuned for additional details later this month and into September prior to launch.
NO MORE CONTRACTS
Getting started with what is likely the most requested change, ever, in MyTEAM. Yes! Contracts have been removed from MyTEAM! Permanent player cards are now yours to use as you please throughout MyTEAM without needing to fill up their contracts. Nothing has replaced contracts, they are simply gone.
With contracts removed, you will now be able to restart most Single Player games in MyTEAM. Domination, all Challenge games, and even Triple Threat will now have an option to quickly restart the game if things aren’t going your way on the court.
NEW WAYS TO PLAY
With the goal of allowing our community to play MyTEAM their own way, we are very excited to announce a new first for MyTEAM. Introducing, Triple Threat Online: Co-Op!* For the first time in MyTEAM, you will be able to team up with your friends to play on The Rooftop in Triple Threat games to 21. The beauty of Triple Threat Online: Co-Op isn’t just the gorgeous, redesigned court, but how you can play Co-Op in any configuration you want.
Triple Threat Online: Co-Op supports any combination of two to six players in first-time-ever player locked gameplay in MyTEAM. As you choose which player card you want to use from your active lineup, if one of your friends in the group decides to play for the opposing team, you will automatically enter Party mode. It doesn’t matter if you are playing 1-on-3, 2-on-2, 2-on-3, or a full group of 3-on-3, you can play however you like! The AI will fill out any empty slots with appropriate teammates as you and your friends play against each other.
Now, if you’re feeling a bit more cooperative and are also looking to improve your collection, you can join one or two friends on the same team to play Co-Op mode. Here, you will take on three AI opponents. As you win, you each rise up your individual reward ladders for the Season. This is very similar to what experienced MyTEAM players have seen in Single Player Triple Threat for years. As you win, you earn more and more rewards.
Finally, if you and one or two friends are feeling the need for Multiplayer competition, Competitive mode is here! Not only will each of you progress on your individual Seasonal reward ladders, but after each win, you will have the chance to earn a reward for beating the competition. MyTEAM Points, Tokens, Packs, and special Takeover Reward Players (more on those later) are up for grabs after every Competitive Mode game in Triple Threat Online: Co-Op.
Each Season, the ladder rewards will be refreshed in Co-Op, while the Competitive rewards will see more frequent updates alongside the other modes in MyTEAM. This is brand-new territory for MyTEAM, and we cannot wait to compete against the MyTEAM Community alongside our friends on The Rooftop!
*Triple Threat Online: Co-Op not available on Nintendo Switch
CONTROL LOCK TO ANY POSITION
Triple Threat Online: Co-Op isn’t the only mode in MyTEAM to allow for position lock gameplay. For NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM, we are making this change available for all MyTEAM modes! Whether you are used to a specific position in MyCAREER, or want to better manage a specific player’s stamina on your way to completing an Agenda requirement, you can now control a single position for an entire MyTEAM game.
It’s all about playing how you want to play, remember? A massive change like this to a traditionally Team Controlled mode is not something we are taking lightly, especially with a competitive community like MyTEAM’s. We will be monitoring all modes to ensure MyTEAM is a balanced mode for all of our players.
LEADERBOARDS AND MORE IN UNLIMITED
Let’s get into the flagship competitive mode of MyTEAM, Unlimited. In the previous two years of Unlimited you were faced with records that needed to be met to rise up the tiers and earn rewards. For 2K23, we are moving Unlimited to a model where every game played progresses you closer to ranking up.
Season Points are how we are accomplishing this change. After each game, win or lose, you will earn Season Points. Earn enough to rank up to the next tier, and you will get that tier’s reward. After you complete the Dark Matter tier, you aren’t done for the Season. We are introducing Prestige tiers after you complete your journey to the top, for even more rewards. On top of rewards at each tier, there is a new Vault that can open after every win.
Leaderboards are also back for Unlimited! Compare your stats against friends and the best players in the MyTEAM community for the coveted slots at the top of the leaderboard. Getting into the Top 10 has an extra perk as well. These exclusive few will receive a special icon displayed next to their name to showcase in MyTEAM’s multiplayer modes. For those outside of the Top 10, you can also earn a special icon for completing all possible tiers and prestiges for the Season. Each Season will reset the leaderboard and progression, giving everyone equal ground to climb to the top.
The integrity of our players is important to us to provide a fair playing ground for every member of the MyTEAM community, especially in our multiplayer modes. From leaderboards ranking our top Unlimited players, to weekend warriors adapting to Limited lineup rulesets, measures will be taken in NBA 2K23 to prevent boosting and uncompetitive behavior.
BOTH $250,000 MyTEAM UNLIMITED TOURNAMENTS RETURN*
Once again, half a million dollars will be on the line as the best-of-the-best in the MyTEAM community face off in the two $250,000 MyTEAM Unlimited Tournaments. The pinnacle of competitive NBA 2K returns to both generations, with one tournament for our players on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles, and a second, concurrent, tournament for players on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series consoles.
To participate in the tournament, you must reach the Emerald Tier in the new Unlimited before the first GameDay on October 15th. From there, the familiar format returns with a four-hour window to earn as much Game Score as possible without losing a game. After the final GameDay, the community will once again watch as the best MyTEAM players compete in a single elimination tournament in March.
However, this year we are excited to bring our 4 console finalists to an in-person setting to crown our $50,000 Console Champions, and our $200,000 Grand Champions. There are only 4 chances to qualify for the tournament during GameDays, so be sure to make the most of each opportunity to become our next Unlimited Champion!
NEW BEGINNINGS & SINGLE PLAYER MODES
INTRODUCING YOUR STARTER CARDS
Let’s change gears a bit to how everyone will begin their NBA 2K23 MyTEAM journey. Each year you need to choose your Starter card to lead your new collection. In NBA 2K23, you will get to play with your Starter Card choices in a Triple Threat game before making your decision. Your choices are three 2022 All-Stars that have the competitive edge to lead any new MyTEAM.
Ja Morant – Jimmy Butler – Joel Embiid
Once again, these All-Stars are Evolution players, allowing you to complete requirements and choose which areas of their game you want to improve. It’s a tough choice every year, but as you increase your Starter card’s overall ratings from Emerald, to Sapphire, and finally to Ruby, you will complete Lifetime Agendas which will give you another Starter card selection.
For all three Starters, the first Evolution requirement is to score 6 points. To get you right into the action to evolve your starter, after opening your entire Starter kit of players and naming your team, you’ll be dropped onto the new Clutch Time court for a fast-paced game. Try to evolve your Starter, get a pair of assists for a head-start on your Season XP towards Level 40, and start your MyTEAM journey to building your own dream team with a quick W.
It doesn’t end there though. Beyond these starter games are more Lifetime Agendas to get any new MyTEAM player up and running. Get started by playing 10 games in any MyTEAM mode to earn a 90 OVR Amethyst Fred Jones! The 2004 Slam Dunk Contest winner makes his MyTEAM debut with high-flying slams to be the spark plug of any lineup.
CLUTCH TIME SINGLE PLAYER
Joining Triple Threat Online: Co-Op, we are also adding a Single Player variant of Clutch Time in NBA 2K23! Take your best starting five and compete against the AI for the first time in 2K22’s hottest mode. Structured in the same way as Clutch Time Online, the goal is to win 10 games in a tier without losing three-in-a-row. Gameplay remains fast-paced, with a single five-minute quarter, a 4-point line, sudden death overtime, and a 14-second shot clock. If you have yet to experience Clutch Time, you have got to check it out in NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM!
NEW CARDS & REWARDS TO EARN
Ever wonder how those metal and gem basketballs bounce so well? Each time you finish a game, win or lose, these new Prize Balls will get closer to breaking. After a win, you get a chance to break the ball open to claim the reward hidden inside! Plus, look forward to special events using these basketballs for exclusive rewards throughout the year.
If you have a deep collection in MyTEAM, how are you using the player cards that aren’t in your 13-player lineup? In between Challenge and Limited requirements, why not send your Player Cards out on an Exhibition Mission around the globe? Your players deserve a vacation, so send them to Honolulu, or to Rio de Janeiro, or even to Paris! After their mission time expires, your players will return to you with a special reward from their mission, giving you a new passive way to improve your lineup and collection. Let’s get you thinking about this right now… Which players are you sending to the North Pole in December?
In addition to all the rewards in MyTEAM, there will be a new way to earn a top-tier player from each franchise by completing a team’s Trophy Case. With 15 Event Cards for each NBA franchise, showcasing key moments of their history, you are tasked to complete these collections for the completion reward of a Pink Diamond player for each team! Collecting 5 division Pink Diamond players will earn you a Galaxy Opal, while completing conferences and finally the NBA collections will get you three 99 OVR Dark Matter players!
Earn Trophy Case cards throughout MyTEAM including at the top of each mode’s Seasonal prizing, the first Current Domination tier, and by completing your ’23 NBA: Series 1 player sets. And be on the lookout for the coveted Trophy cards! If you play across all the modes in MyTEAM and pick up these Trophy Case cards, you will be able to earn one of the Galaxy Opal players from completing a division by the end of Season 1!
’23 NBA: SERIES 1
Let’s get into the changes for the ’23 NBA: Series 1 collection. For the first time in MyTEAM, all current NBA players will launch as rewards in the new Token Market! Here, all current NBA players in Series 1 will be made available for you to select in Option Packs. Earn Tokens and redeem them for your favorite current players immediately!
SEASON 1 PREVIEW
With all of these changes, the one constant is that MyTEAM will continue to evolve in every Season of NBA 2K23. With MJ gracing the cover, we are launching MyTEAM with a Bulls theme with the great Scottie Pippen as our Level 40 reward. Rated at a Pink Diamond, “Pip” is a juggernaut on the wing on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. With all of the gameplay changes laid out in the previous Courtside Report, you can see how powerful Pink Diamond Pippen will be for anyone earning XP and going after him in Season 1.
You can look forward to more MJ-era Bulls legend reward cards on your way to Level 40, including Kerr, Cartwright, Kukoc, and Horace Grant available by leveling up in MyTEAM. But to get everyone started in Season 1 of MyTEAM, the Level 1 player is a Free Agent card for the two-time MVP, one-time champion and Finals MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo! You’ll have 5 games with Giannis to complete Season Agendas for XP and dominate your competition in any mode.
SEASONAL PLAYER CARDS
To keep the flow of new player cards added to MyTEAM as fresh as possible, we are launching NBA 2K23 with a revolving base set of new cards in every pack. Every two weeks a new Volume of cards will be released, alongside special “Select” versions. For Season 1, there will be 8 collections to complete with Amethyst and Diamond rewards for the most common cards pulled from packs.
On top of the premium releases, the Takeover players I alluded to earlier will also cycle through MyTEAM weekly. For the launch of Season 1, Takeover Diamond Lamar Odom will be available in both Vaults, Triple Threat Online, Triple Threat Online: Co-Op Competitive, the Clutch Time Wheel Spins, the grand prize in Draft’s Ascension boards, and for a last chance, the Wheel for logging in all 7 days in a week. And for a direct route, Takeover players will also be available by completing Agendas each week.
…AND SO MUCH MORE
Every mode in MyTEAM has received new updates and all of your favorite features from 2K22 remain in the mode. Here are some quick hits to get you ready for September 9th!
SINGLE PLAYER TRIPLE THREAT
The chosen mode of new players and Agenda grinders, Triple Threat offers quick 3-on-3 games to 21 against opponents catered to your own lineup, with chances at opening The Vault after wins. In NBA 2K23, Triple Threat win rewards will now refresh with every Season. Rather than increase the amount of wins needed throughout the year, each Season will now have an exclusive reward ladder to climb. This allows both new and experienced Triple Threat players to get the most out of every new Season in MyTEAM.
We also have a few more changes coming to our Triple Threat modes:
- Current Gen will now compete on Triple Threat courts based on New Gen’s Pink Diamond Plaza courts
- The penthouse court used in Single Player Triple Threat has a new night variant
- New Gen players will now be able to set matchups and change key defensive settings On-The-Fly during Triple Threat games
Let’s talk about the cornerstone of MyTEAM, Domination. For NBA 2K23, Domination will launch with five sets of 33 games, spanning the Current NBA, Golden & Modern Age Historic teams, NBA Champions, and finally the All-Time teams for each NBA franchise. Completing the 99 stars for each Domination Tier will get you great player rewards making a 90+ OVR Starting five with Amethyst Julius Randle, Diamond Mitch Richmond, Diamond Mike Bibby, Diamond Bill Walton, and Pink Diamond John Havlicek as the final reward of each tier.
This is the largest group of Domination games to launch a MyTEAM mode and along with all the rewards that come with Domination, there are two new changes coming to the mode as well. First, the eras featured in the Jordan Challenge will be enabled in Domination games! It’s one thing to take on the ’86 Celtics, it’s another when your MyTEAM faces them with classic 1980s presentation and rules!
The other major change for Domination is how you earn Stars. To dominate your opponent and earn those stars, you will now need to defeat your opponent by a set amount of points. No more calculating MyTEAM Point earnings from dunks and post moves, it’s now all about getting the win in the most decisive way possible.
All the Challenge categories from 2K22 will return, and to launch Season 1 our Signature Challenge will be from His Airness himself, Michael Jordan! Defeat MJ and his chosen starting 5 for a Diamond Jordan Shoe Colorway, shoe boosts, and a Hall of Fame badge!
For Challenges with Lineup Requirements, a new lineup helper has been added to help sculpt your active lineup to meet the requirements of your selected challenge. You will now receive feedback if you don’t have enough players of a certain team, or have Gems that are rated too high for the Challenge.
Certain Challenges will be played with era-accurate presentation and rules, similar to Domination, when your opponents are from a retro era. For those playing on PlayStation®5, the exclusive Activity Challenges will include games where you will face-off against Michael Jordan’s greatest teams. In Season 1, face his Rookie Bulls squad in the ‘80s with your fresh lineup for an exclusive Diamond Jordan I colorway card and shoe boosts to fill it out in the MT Shoe Lab.
MyTEAM: Limited returns with more unique lineup rule sets as you search for each week’s championship ring. To help everyone meet each week’s lineup requirements, the lineup helper mentioned in the Challenges section will also apply while editing your lineup from within the Limited menu.
Another key change for Limited this year is you can now earn every ring prize in a Season. No more waiting until the end of the Season to earn your Seasonal rewards. Play each week to earn that week’s ring, and immediately earn the reward associated with the number of rings you’ve collected that Season.
One more thing for Limited, Eras are also supported in Limited! This will be the only place to compete with the unique historic presentation and rules in multiplayer MyTEAM games. Adding yet another new twist to some of the lineup rules and themes you may encounter this year.
MyTEAM’s Draft mode is the best way to try out the newest cards released in MyTEAM in multiplayer games for exclusive rewards. New this year, if you run out of Draft Tickets, you will be able to get into the mode with MyTEAM Points. After you draft your lineup, you will now be able to edit your starting lineup to adjust to your playing style, rather than being forced into the best fit to your drafted coach’s system. Adjust your lineup how you please before entering the game, and between games, to make the best use of your drafted lineup.
Each Draft Kit comes with an exclusive Ascension board that includes the weekly Takeover reward player as the grand prize at the top of the tower. And the rewards are available quicker with Ascension picks awarded after each win in Draft, rather than waiting until the end of your run to make your picks.
REWARDS FROM THE W
We are also very excited to be partnering with The W in New Gen with exclusive WNBA rewards available in MyTEAM. Uniforms, logos, and player coaches will be made available in this first-ever inclusion with rewards from The W! Be sure to check out their Courtside Report for more details!
TRIPLE THREAT ONLINE
Classic is the mantra for Triple Threat Online, as 2K22’s “The 100” has been removed in favor of the 10-game or 3-loss run format from 2K20 & 2K21. Compete on The Rooftop in both Current Gen and New Gen against the MyTEAM Community for exclusive Ball Drop rewards in these 3v3 games to 21. Triple Threat Online players on New Gen will also receive the previously mentioned update to the On-The-Fly settings in-game.
The expanded collector level rewards return with over 75 reward levels. In NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM, collecting player cards is how you will rise up these collector levels, but there will also be an emphasis on collecting all card types with exclusive rewards for adding jerseys, courts, and more cards to your collection.
NEW AGENDA TRACKER
When it comes to keeping track of Agendas, one very welcomed change coming to MyTEAM is the addition of the Agenda Tracker in the pause menu. Whenever you are in-game, you will now be able to pause and get a quick glimpse at your progress towards your tracked Agendas.
SAVE YOUR DEFENSIVE SETTINGS
Another highly requested feature, in NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM you can save frequently changed defensive settings before you hit the virtual hardwood. Head over to the Coaching tab of your lineup to adjust these settings and jump into the action faster!
MT AUTHENTIC CARD GRADING SERVICE
Card Grading also returns, with a new subtler appearance. Send your player card collection off to get graded for bonus MyTEAM Points in every game they are a part of. Expanding from its debut in 2K22, you will now be able to have your reward cards graded! We are looking forward to seeing some perfect 10 graded Scottie Pippen cards hitting the court.
From new modes to small changes like being able to randomize the order of the poll responses in the Community Hub, a lot of love and care has been put into NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM mode. We here on the Visual Concepts development team cannot wait for you to get your hands on the mode on September 9. And if you are looking for a head-start, remember you can complete a special Spotlight Challenge right now in NBA 2K22 which will give you 23 Tokens, a Diamond Shoe Colorway, and Shoe Boost cards waiting for you when NBA 2K23 launches!