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When does NBA 2K21 come out? Release date, cost, editions guide and more

The release of the next-gen edition of NBA 2K21 is upon us, set for Nov. 10, 2020.

We have you covered with all the information you'll need to know regarding a release date, the difference between each edition of the game, current-gen and next-gen compatability and more.

NBA 2K21 current-gen release date

The current-gen edition of NBA 2K21 dropped on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

NBA 2K21 next-gen release date

The next-gen edition of NBA 2K21 is set for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Switching from current-gen to next-gen

One thing that is important to note: it is possible to switch from current-gen to next-gen without having to buy the game twice - you just have to purchase the Mamba Forever Edition for your current-gen system.

Also, you can only switch from current-gen to next-gen if you are upgrading to the same system (i.e.: Xbox One to Xbox Series X).

Unfortunately, your MyPlayer inventory, attributes, badges, etc. will not transfer over from current-gen to next-gen.

You can find more information about the next-gen switch on NBA 2K's website.

NBA 2K21 editions

There are four covers for NBA 2K21 - one for each edition of the game that will be released. There is a Standard Edition and Mamba Forever Edition for both the current-gen and next-gen consoles, with each version owning a different cover.

Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard will be featured on the cover of the current-gen Standard Edition.

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson will be featured on the cover of the next-gen Standard Edition.

The late, great Kobe Bryant will own the cover of both the current-gen and next-gen Mamba Forever Editions of the game.

As for what you receive in purchasing each edition of the game, we have you covered with a breakdown below:

Standard Edition - current-gen

Price: $59.99

What you get:

  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
    • Lillard MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Custom Lillard MyPLAYER T-shirt
    • Tissot Chrono XL NBA Watch for MyPLAYER
  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection

Mamba Forever Edition - current-gen

Price: $99.99

What you get:

  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Incl. 1 Diamond)
  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER backpack

You also receive the Damian Lillard Digital Collection in the Mamba Forever Edition.

Standard Edition - next-gen

Price: $69.99

What you get:

  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection
    • Zion MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Zion New Orleans Pelicans MyPLAYER Jersey
    • Zion MyPLAYER Dunk Animation Package
  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection

Mamba Forever Edition - next-gen

Price: $99.99

What you get:

Same as the current-gen Mamba Forever Edition above, except you will receive the Zion Williamson Digital Collection instead of the Damian Lillard one.

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