NBA 2K21: Release Date, Edition Breakdowns, and Perks Details

Everything you need to know about each NBA 2K21 edition on current-gen and next-gen consoles.


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The official release of NBA 2K21 is set for 4 September 2020. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

However, things will be a little bit different this year, as NBA 2K21 is expected to be one of the new games coming to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X around the Holiday season as well.  


As a result, there will be four different editions available across the current-gen and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Each edition varies in price and offers different perks to the buyer.

Perhaps the most obvious difference between the editions will be the game covers. Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard will be the cover athlete for the Standard Edition of the current-gen edition. Meanwhile, Zion Williamson will be on the cover of the Standard Edition for next-gen.

In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, there will also be the Mamba Forever Edition for both generations of the consoles. 

The current-gen copy showcases an early-career Kobe Bryant donning the famous number eight jersey. ‘Mamba’ will also grace the cover of the next-gen copy but in his classic number 24 LA Lakers uniform.

Most importantly, buying a physical copy of the Mamba Forever Edition on PS4 or Xbox One will get you a code to redeem the digital copy of NBA 2K21 Standard Edition on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. 

Here is a breakdown of what’s included in each edition of the game: 

NBA 2K21 Current-Gen Console Editions

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Current-Gen Standard Edition

Pre-orders for the standard edition of NBA 2K21 (US$59.99) receive the following digital items: 

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered once a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 Pairs for the Shoe Collection
  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
    • Lillard MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Custom Lillard MyPLAYER T-shirt
    • Tissot Chrono XL NBA Watch for MyPLAYER

Current Gen Mamba Forever Edition

Pre-orders for the physical copy of the Mamba Forever Edition (US$99.99) of NBA2K21 receive the following digital items:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER Backpack
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba Custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Including 1 Diamond)

Additional digital items:

  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
    • Lillard MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Custom Lillard MyPLAYER T-shirt
    • Tissot Chrono XL NBA Watch for MyPLAYER

Physical Copy Pre-orders also receives:

A digital copy of NBA 2K21 Standard Edition (Zion Williamson Cover) on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, within the same console family and 100K bonus Virtual Currency.

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Console Editions

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Next-Gen Standard Edition

Pre-orders for the next-gen Standard Edition (US$69.99) of NBA 2K21 receive the following digital items:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered as one per week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 Pairs for the Shoe Collection
  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection
    • Zion MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Zion New Orleans Pelicans MyPLAYER Jersey
    • Zion MyPLAYER Dunk Animation Package

Next-Gen Mamba Forever Edition

Pre-orders for the next-gen Mamba Forever Edition (US$99.99) of NBA2K21 receive the following digital items:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM Cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER 72 HR 2X REP Boost
  • MyPLAYER Backpack and Ball
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba Custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Including 1 Diamond)

Additional Items:

  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection
    • Zion MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Zion New Orleans Pelicans MyPLAYER Jersey
    • Zion MyPLAYER Dunk Animation Package

Bonus: 

NBA 2K21 Standard Edition on PS4 or Xbox One and Damian Lillard Digital Collection. 

Which NBA 2K21 edition is best?

As you can see, gamers have some decisions to make: the benefits of each option vary and depend on what each player wants to get out of NBA 2K21. 

The Mamba Forever Edition might be worthwhile for those planning to purchase and play NBA 2K21 on the next-gen consoles this year. 

On the other hand, the upgraded editions may not be as attractive for those that are happy with playing NBA 2K21 on the current-gen consoles for one more season.  


C.P Ching

An avid sports gamer with an open appetite to give any game on the market a shot.

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