NBA 2K24 release time & preload details

NBA 2K24 release time & preload details
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


7th Sep 2023 09:50


NBA 2K24 is nearly here, and we are so close it is time to start thinking about the NBA 2K24 release time.

This year's edition of the game is celebrating 25 years since the very first NBA 2K and we are expecting new features in some of the most popular game modes, like MyCareer.

The game is one of the most popular sports games of all time and many fans will be desperate to get their hands on it, as soon as possible.

Here is everything you need to know about the release time for NBA 2K24 as well as if there is early access.

Does NBA 2K24 have early access?

NBA 2K24 cover key art
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Most games now offer some kind of early access, however, NBA 2K24 does not offer early access of any kind. This is regardless of what edition of the game you buy.

It also means that every single person who pre-ordered the game will be jumping online at the same time, levelling the playing field and preventing anyone from being able to get out ahead.

  • If you love sports games in general, take a look at our FC 24 homepage, where we dive into what the rebrand from FIFA might mean 

What time does NBA 2K24 release?

Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K24
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NBA 2K24 will be released at midnight in your respective time zone. So regardless of where you are the game will drop at midnight, whether you’re in the UK, Japan or on the West Coast, the game will drop at midnight local time.

How to preload NBA 2K24 on PlayStation

  • Go to Library
  • Go to Purchased and select the pre-order
  • You'll see a timer below the title counting down to the game's release
  • Click on the timer
  • Now simply follow the on-screen instructions to adjust auto-download for the game

How to preload NBA 2K24 on Xbox

  • Search the game in the Microsoft Store 
  • Once available, there will be a pre-install button next to the release date
  • Select pre-install
  • Now simply wait for release

That is all you need to know about what time NBA 2K24 will be released, as well as if the game has any early access.

If you can’t wait for NBA 2K24 then why not take a look at our release hub where we outline what we can expect from this year's gameplay, for everything else check the rest of our guides for NBA 2K24.

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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