According to NBA 2K’s executive producer, Erick Boenisch, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get free monthly promo packs for NBA 2K21, which is currently scheduled to be released on September 4. The monthly packs will contain things like players for the game’s MyTeam mode and will be available for players to open every month for the next 10 months.
“So, what’s in these Promo Packs? Every pack will grant you an NBA player to add to your team,” said Erick Boenisch on the PlayStation Blog. “Beyond that, there will be rare pulls in these packs that will be some of the best cards in the game at launch! One that I have been playing with and loving recently is Diamond DeMarcus Cousins.”
He also clarified that there won’t be any paid component for their new battle pass format called seasons, which will be free for everyone: “Let’s clarify one thing at the top: seasons are free for everyone, there is no paid component to it.”
Speaking of MyTeam, 2K recently revealed that your current-gen progress will carry over to the next-gen version, so players won’t lose any of their VC, cards, or tokens if they decide to upgrade to the PS5/Xbox Series X version.
Also, 2K provided more details regarding NBA 2K21’s MyTeam mode, which can be seen below.
- Badge Customization and Customizable Evolutions. Badge cards return, allowing you to add and upgrade Badges from Bronze to Hall of Fame. Evolution cards now branch, giving players an opportunity to make new decisions that make their players unique.New MyTEAM Limited Mode/Revamped MyTEAM Unlimited Mode. New MyTEAM Limited mode will be available every Friday-Sunday where every player has the chance to win their championship rings. A new ring will be available each weekend; earn every ring in each season to unlock the best seasonal rewards for Limited.Another new feature to MyTEAM: The Exchange. Now you can trade in cards you aren’t using for cards that will become staples in your starting lineup, everything has value in MyTEAM for NBA2K21.MyTEAM’s IDOL Series Collection will feature some of the NBA’s most memorable players from both the past and the present. Spread across 15 special releases, the IDOLS Series will be THE premium pack collection to covet during NBA 2K21’s MyTEAM run.
As noted, the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be released on September 4, but there’s been no word regarding when the next-gen version will be released.