Game News · September 8, 2021 0

NBA 2K21 Pre-Order Information: Release Date, Bonuses, Next-Gen Details and More

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NBA 2K21, the latest game in Take-Two’s long-running sports franchise, will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms on September 4, 2020. We now know that the standard edition of NBA 2K21 will cost around $70 on next-gen consoles, raising the possibility that new games for PS5 and Xbox One X could be released at higher prices. Also, you cannot upgrade NBA 2K21 from current-gen consoles to next-gen consoles for free unless you purchase the newly announced Mamba Forever version of the NBA franchise for $100. Pre-orders are released instantly on all platforms, and each version has a bunch of bonuses.

The Mamba Forever edition commemorates Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic helicopter crash last month, and completes the trio of cover athletes for NBA 2K21. Earlier this week, we learned that Portland Trailblazers star Damian Lillard will be the cover athlete for current generation consoles, while young star Zion Williamson will be on the cover of the PS5 and Xbox One X standard edition.

Other next-gen crossover games like Madden NFL 21 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla won’t charge any fees for the current-gen-to-next-gen upgrade, but NBA 2K21 obliges you to buy the expensive Mamba Forever edition instead. If you plan to play the game on your PS5 or Xbox Series X, you can save $30 by getting the Mamba Forever edition instead of buying the standard edition twice.

NBA 2K21 cover athletes and price

  • Damian Lillard, current generation standard edition – $60
  • Zion Williamson, next-gen standard edition – $70
  • Kobe Bryant, Mamba Forever edition (both) – $100

Still, the next-gen version of 2K21 is more than just a simple upgrade. 2K Sports claims the PS5 and Xbox One X version was built from the ground up.

If you’re thinking of pre-ordering NBA 2K21, we’ve prepared all the details below for you to know before the launch for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC versions.

Pre-order NBA 2K21 standard edition | $60-$70

The standard edition of NBA 2K21 is currently available for pre-order in physical and digital formats. Digital pre-orders are currently only available on current generation consoles. Anyone who pre-orders the standard edition on current generation or next generation platforms will receive the following bonuses.

  • 5. 000 Virtual Currency
  • 5. 000 MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Promotional packs (one per week)
  • 6 MyCareer Boosts Skill
  • 5 pairs of MyCareer Shoe Collection
  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
  • 3 MyCareer Gatorade Boosts

Pre-order NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever edition | $100


The $100 Mamba Forever edition of NBA 2K21 comes with a ton of in-game digital bonuses:

  • 100. 000 Virtual Currency
  • 10. 000 MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Tokens
  • 60 MyCareer Boosts Skill
  • 30 MyCareer Gatorade Boost
  • 40 MyTeam Promotional Packs (10 initially, then three per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTeam cards
  • MyPlayer Shoe Collection
  • MyPlayer backpack
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection