NBA 2K24 release date, cover star, editions, platforms & more

NBA 2K24 release date, cover star, editions, platforms & more
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


1st Sep 2023 14:01


Another year means another NBA game from 2K with NBA 2K24 arriving very soon - just in time for the new Regular Season to begin. The first NBA 2K game was released in 1999 with Allen Iverson on the front. Since then we have had annual releases, alongside some other spin-off games like Playgrounds. 

This year's game looks to iterate on everything we have seen before, whilst bringing in some new features and the regular team updates we have come to expect from these games. The biggest of these new features will be ProPlay, a new technology offering unique animations, taken from real games, on the current-gen versions of the game. 

With that said, let’s take to the court and see everything we know so far about NBA 2K24.

What is the NBA 2K24 release date?

Kobe Bryant wearing the 8 in NBA 2K24
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NBA 2K24 will release on September 8, 2023, so we won’t have to wait long before we can take it to the court once again.

NBA 2K always releases in September, so it was no surprise to learn that this tradition will continue. At the time of writing, there is no early access that you can take advantage of, so we will all be crowded in the paint trying to play in early September.

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Who is the NBA 2K24 cover star? 

NBA 2K24 Black Mamba edition cover
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The NBA 2K24 cover will once again star the late Kobe Bryant. His career spanned 20 years when he famously wore the number 8 and the number 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest to ever play the sport and that’s why this will be the fourth time the shooting guard will appear on the cover.

There will be four editions of the game in total, and each edition features a different cover. Kobe Bryant appears on two editions of the game, whilst the WNBA Edition will feature Sabrina Ionescu who plays for New York Liberty. This edition will only be available at GameStop in the US and Canada. 

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How many editions of NBA 2K24 are there? 

NBA 2K24 League Pass
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There will be four editions of the game, each with different covers and features. We have outlined in the table below each edition of the game and what you will get for your purchase.

NBA 2K24 Edition 


Cover star 


NBA 2K24: Kobe Bryant Edition

Base Game

Pre-order bonuses: 

  • 5K Virtual Currency
  • 5K MyTEAM Points
  • 10x Promo Packs (Delivered 1 Per Week)
  • 95 Rated Kobe Bryant Free Agent Card
  • 5x 6 MyCAREER Skill Boost Types
  • 3x 3 Gatorade Boost Types
Kobe Bryant (Wearing number 8)  £69.99/$69.99

NBA 2K24: WNBA Edition 

See above  Sabrina Ionescu £69.99/$69.99 (only in GameStop) 
NBA 2K24: Black Mamba Edition 

All of the above as well as: 

  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 15K MyTEAM Points
  • 2K24 MyTEAM 5-Player Option Pack Box:
    • Pick 1 Amethyst (includes PG, SG, SF, PF & C)
    • Pick 1 Ruby (includes PG, SG, SF, PF & C)
    • Pick 3 Sapphires (includes PG, SG, SF, PF & C)
  • 10 Box MyTEAM Promo Packs
  • Cover Star: Sapphire Card Kobe Bryant (24 era)
  • 1 Diamond Shoe
  • 1 Ruby Coach
  • 2-hour Double XP Coin
  • 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts
  • 2-hour Double XP Coin
  • 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts, including:
    • Kobe Cover Star T-Shirt (Cover Art 1)
    • Kobe Cover Star T-Shirt (Cover Art 2)
    • WNBA Cover Star T-Shirt (Cover Art)
    • Kobe Cover Star T-Shirt (Achievements Design)
  • 2K24 Backpack
  • 2K24 Electric Skateboard
  • 2K24 Arm Sleeves
Kobe Bryant (Wearing number 24)   £89.99/$89.99
NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition  

All of the above as well as:  

  • 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription**
  • 100K Virtual Currency
  • 50K MyTEAM Points
 A championship ring with a 25 on. £129.99/$129.99
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Are there any trailers for NBA 2K24?

There have been a number of trailers released so far for NBA 2K24, giving you a glimpse into everything new that is arriving with the latest entry.

The Neighborhood trailer gives us a first look at the new version of the Neighborhood in NBA 2K24, which is the first time it has been featured in the series since NBA 2K20. It is unfortunately only available on current-gen consoles and PC, so you'll be missing out if you're on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch.

If you're just looking for some pure basketball gameplay, then the official gameplay trailer is where you need to direct your attention. It does exactly what it says on the tin and shows off the court in stunning fashion, so make sure to give it a watch if you want to get hyped. We also get a good look here at the new ProPlay technology being introduced.

The most recent trailer that has been revealed for NBA 2K24 is the 'Mamba Moments' trailer, which of course relates to Kobe Bryant - who had the moniker of Black Mamba. This trailer shows off the new mode that lets you relive some of the greatest moments of his career, the dream of any Kobe fan.

The next trailer was a proper look at what we can expect from MyTeam this year. MyTeam is a team building game mode where you earn players from the past and the present, build your squad and take them online to face off against other opponents.

What platforms is NBA 2K24 on? 

Kobe Bryant wearing the number 24 in NBA 2K24
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Here are all of the platforms that you can play NBA 2K24 on at release:

  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Xbox One
  • PC
  • Nintendo Switch

Thankfully there still does exist a version of the game for previous generation consoles and the Nintendo Switch, but it will be missing some features - so you might still want to think about upgrading.

That wraps up everything you need to know about NBA 2K24 right now, including the release date, platforms, cover star, and all of the latest trailers.

Make sure to check out our NBA 2K homepage if you're looking for more guides on the game, or see the latest details for gaming's other biggest releases too.

Morgan Truder
About the author
Morgan Truder
Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.
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