If you’re new to NBA 2K21, you may find the MyCareer game mode to be very engaging but challenging at the same time.
Not long after starting a new game, you’ll find that having an adequate amount of VC (virtual currency) is vital to succeeding in MyCareer.
Without VC, you can’t upgrade your player; if you sit with a low overall rating, you’ll have little chance of being competitive in the game mode.
In this guide, you can find out everything that you need to know about getting and maximizing endorsements, from picking the right agent to gaining fans as quickly as possible.
Earning VC in MyCareer on NBA 2K21
There are several easy ways to earn VC in NBA 2K21, with playing MyCareer games is still one of the best ways to stack-up cash as fast as possible in the title.
Every MyCareer game gives you a guaranteed salary and bonus earnings for reaching milestones or by simply maintaining a high player grade. You’ll likely find these mechanics as being your primary source of VC income.
However, as you progress, another much more impactful avenue of earning VC in MyCareer opens up to you.
Sponsorships make a huge difference
Sponsorships are arguably the most prominent earning tool: they can significantly increase your total VC earnings in MyCareer.
Once a sponsorship deal is signed, the more games you play, the more opportunities you’ll have to achieve in-game incentives to earn more VC.
Add that to off-court appearances and you could easily come out with an extra 1,000 to 5,000 VC after each sponsorship event.
Essentially, playing MyCareer games with sponsorship deals will outearn any other VC earning method in 2K21, which makes them an integral aspect of your gameplay.
How to chose your MyCareer agent
Picking an agent is one of the first decisions that all 2K players have to make at the start of MyCareer. The decision can significantly influence your earning potential in the game mode.
You will have a choice between Archie Baldwin and Harper Dell. Both agents have their own list of pros and cons.
Depending on your MyCareer objectives, one of the management styles will benefit you more than the other.
Why you might choose Archie Baldwin
Archie might be a close family friend, and his reputation as an agent may not be as well-established as that of Harper, but choosing him may be better aligned with your MyCareer goals.
The pros of choosing Baldwin include:
- Earning more VC per a sponsorship deal as he takes a smaller cut. However, it will take you longer to earn an endorsement.
- Earning more fans when playing games in the Neighbourhood. This is important for those who plan to primarily use their player in park games.
- Relationships with brands like Adidas, New Balance, and Gatorade. If you want to unlock those brand deals as early as possible, then Baldwin may be the better fit for you.
Why you might choose Harper Dell
Compared to Baldwin, Dell is a more established agent who offers slightly different perks for his clients.
The pros of choosing Dell include:
- Getting more endorsement deals faster, which is good for those who want to get as many sponsorship deals signed as early as possible.
- Earn more fans playing in MyCareer games. This perk is best-suited to those who will be playing their matches more often, as opposed to those who simulate large chunks of their schedule.
- Dell also boasts a good relationship with brands like Nike, Jordan, and Kia, which may suit your preferences more than the ties that Baldwin has established.
Which agent to choose
If you plan to only use your player for park games and want to earn fans that way, then Baldwin is the better fit for you.
On the other hand, if you want to earn your VC as fast as possible through sponsorships, Dell would be a better fit since he can help you unlock deals faster.
Choosing the agent that best aligns with your long term objectives in MyCareer will make the overall MyCareer experience much more satisfying. However, if you want to stack VC, improve faster,and go big in the NBA, Dell is the agent of choice.
More fans equals more deals
In MyCareer, having more fans leads to you getting more sponsorship deals, which increases your VC earning potential. As your player reaches each next tier of total fans, new offers will be sent your way.
As your player’s marketability increases with more fans gained, you can even re-negotiate old sponsorships and demand more money.
Earning fans isn’t that difficult in MyCareer; something as simple as scoring a basket or making any goodwill gesture will earn you fans.
However, some plays get you more than fans than others, and a few of the highest “fan acquisition” plays in the game include:
- Flashy Pass Assists
- Lob Passes
- Alley-oop Finishes
- Alley-oop to Self Finish
- Score Off Assist
- Stepback Limitless Range Triple
- Fade Jumpshots and Triples
- Euro Steps
- Reverse Layups
- Posterizing Dunks
- Fastbreak Scores on the Opponent
- Chase Down Blocks
So, when playing games in MyCareer, try your best to execute some of these plays to maximize your fan-earning potential.
Don’t forget to pick-up your cheques
Once you secure your sponsors and play through some games with your endorsements intact, the money will start coming in. Surprisingly, though, many 2K players neglect or simply forget to complete the simple step of collecting their cheques.
As a result, they leave piles of unused VC left untouched in their bank. Over time, this misstep can significantly slow down your progress in the game mode. So, to maximize your earnings, you should always be on the lookout for messages from your agent.
After he makes contact, you’ll then be able to collect your earnings at the VC Sports Management building shown below:
Now that you know these simple steps, you can go out and maximise your endorsement VC earning potential in NBA 2K21.