The new NBA 2K21 MyPLAYER Builder is the most competitive one yet


Sports games like NBA 2K21 MT have players hooked on living out their basketball fantasies. We look at the new aspects of the game and why it’s worth the upgrade.
The next generation of consoles is right around the corner and with it comes the newest, most improved sports titles, like the world-renowned, top-selling NBA 2K franchise. Released on September 4th, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia, this is the 22nd instalment in the franchise by 2K Sports and Visual Concepts.
What is it about the 2K series that keeps players coming back to spend their time and money whenever a new title drops? A lot of fans may not admit it right away, but the game lets them live out their fantasy of being a professional basketball player and they love it. MyCAREER is the most popular game mode in 2K21 and all the new upgrades are keeping people coming back to grind for badges and buckets.

What's new?
Damian Lillard is the cover athlete for current gen releases, with Zion Williamson being showcased for the next generation titles. They added a Mamba Forever Edition with Kobe Bryant, to pay tribute to his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time, and gamers who don’t want to purchase the game again, once it’s re-released on the new consoles, are encouraged to buy the Mamba Forever Edition. It crosses over into the next gen and has a bunch of extra perks to help speed up game progression for MyCAREER and MyTEAM.

Something that will stand out right away as soon as players hit the court, is the use of the Pro Stick. In previous titles, aiming the right analog stick in any direction could land a jump shot. The team behind 2K21 decided that there was untapped potential for more competitive play using the right stick, so they added a slew of new offensive dribble animations on top of the standard jump shot. A new shot meter has been added that is much smoother and easier to time once mastered. Shot-stick aiming is also back and improved upon since it was last seen in 2K17, going from a timing bar to a targeting system. These features have added a new level of difficulty to making shots that will force players to leave their comfort zone and improve their skills.

Most of the game modes have a lot of great little additions to give players more flexibility in their experience. MyCAREER has an additional endorsement system in place for players who want to hit the Neighborhood and gather fans through their performance in that venue instead of grinding the NBA. The custom jump shot is available after character creation and controlling the speed of your jump shot release in the creator removes the need to have the Quick Draw badge. Now the badges players would have spent on Quick Draw can be used elsewhere. MyLEAGUE has a new feature that allows players to upload challenges to the rest of the MyLEAGUE community. MyTEAM introduced Seasons with prizes for those able to reach the final level. You still can’t create a female character in the MyPLAYER Builder, but there are rumors that it might come in the later version.

The Neighborhood is now at the beach, with a fun and brightly colored vibe to it. Who wouldn’t want to feel like they’re playing pickup basketball on Venice Beach? It’s more than just an aesthetic change, though. The beach doesn’t have buildings surrounding the courts, like in the previous, casting shadows that could impair your vision while playing at certain hours of the day. The soundtrack’s been updated as well, with 48 new songs featuring The Weeknd, Cardi B, Rick Ross and even Dwyane Wade is featured on the song “Season Ticket Holder''. Just like other games, more songs will be added throughout the year to keep it fresh.

MyCAREER and the MyPLAYER Builder
This time around players will start their MyCAREER as Junior, a high school basketball prodigy whose father passes away as one the greatest players of all time. Junior tries to get out from under his father’s long shadow by showcasing his skills to get into a good university and become one of the top picks in the NBA Draft. For those who want to skip this storyline, they can simply recreate their build, which will give them the option to go straight to the NBA.

This year follows the same MyPLAYER Builder with an additional four new pie charts to allow more variation in the types of characters you can create. Pie charts are separated into finishing, shooting, playmaking and defense/rebounding. Where you choose to put your skill set will determine what kind of player you’ll become. The physical attributes of your player in Buy NBA 2K MT Coins , such as wingspan, weight and height have more of an overall effect on your player’s physical profile, an inch can make a world of difference. The height lock for certain positions has also been increased to allow for more flexibility in character creation.