NBA 2K21
DUAL-
ACCESS FAQ

This year, NBA 2K21 will continue to deliver an industry-leading sports video game experience for the current generation of gaming platforms and is also being built from the ground up for next-gen consoles. For players who are interested in picking up current and next-gen versions of NBA 2K21, the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition provides dual-access by providing buyers with a copy of the standard edition of the game on the other generation at no additional cost, within the same console family.

We’ve pulled together a list of commonly asked questions on NBA 2K21 and dual-access which explains how it works:

When will NBA 2K21 be available?

NBA 2K21 will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020. For PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be available as a launch title this holiday.

What is the difference between the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 and the next-gen version? Are they the same game?

NBA 2K21 is being built from the ground up for next-gen and will feature new additions and improvements only possible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. We'll be providing much more detail and specifics later this year.

How can I get both versions of the game?

Players who are interested in picking up both versions of NBA 2K21 on either PlayStation or Xbox can check out the Mamba Forever Edition, which provides dual-access by providing purchasers with a copy of the standard edition of NBA 2K21 on the other generation, within the same console family.

When do I get my next-gen version of NBA 2K21 when I buy the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition?

When you purchase NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One digitally, a digital copy of the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be added to the same PlayStation or Xbox account. It will be playable once NBA 2K21 has launched on the respective next-gen console later this year.

When you purchase NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One physically, your next-gen copy of NBA 2K21 will be bundled in a code included in the box that contains all of the additional content from the Mamba Forever Edition. Once you redeem the content, a digital copy of the game will be added to the same PlayStation or Xbox account. It will be playable once NBA 2K21 has launched on the respective next-gen console later this year.

When do I get my current-gen version of NBA 2K21 when I buy the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition?

When you purchase NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X digitally, a digital copy of the current-gen version of NBA 2K21 will be added to the same PlayStation or Xbox account. It will be playable on your respective PlayStation 4 or Xbox One console once NBA 2K21 has launched on September 4.

When you purchase NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X physically, your current-gen copy of NBA 2K21 will be bundled in a code included in the box that contains all of the additional content from the Mamba Forever Edition. Once you receive your physical copy, you can redeem the content and a digital copy of the current-gen game will be added to the same PlayStation or Xbox account.

If I buy NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on current-gen, will I receive a total of 200,000 VC?

When purchasing the current-gen NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, you'll receive 100,000 VC once you launch the game. When you receive and launch your next-gen copy of NBA 2K21, you'll get an additional 100,000 VC. If you do not launch NBA 2K21 on next-gen, you won’t receive the additional 100,000 VC.

Will I receive a total of 200,000 VC if I buy NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on next-gen?

No, the additional 100,000 VC received when NBA 2K21 launches on next-generation consoles is an added bonus for people who purchase the Mamba Forever Edition on current-generation consoles.

If I buy NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition for PlayStation 4, could I receive my next-gen version on Xbox Series X?

No, the additional copy will be provided on the same gaming platform that you purchased NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on.

Is there any cross-progression between current and next-gen for NBA 2K21?

NBA 2K21 will feature MyTEAM Cross-Progression and a Shared VC Wallet within the same console family (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X). MyTEAM Cross-Progression enables all MyTEAM Points, Tokens, cards and progress to be shared on both current and next-generation versions of NBA 2K21 in the same console family; similarly, the Shared VC Wallet means any earned or purchased VC is accessible across both current and next-generation versions of NBA 2K21 in the same console family.

Will anything in MyCAREER/MyPLAYER transfer over?

No, your MyPLAYER Inventory and progress will not transfer, as the experience will be different for NBA 2K21 on next-generation consoles. We’ll have more to share later this year.