All You Need To Know About NBA 2K21 Pre-Orders, Editions, and DLC

It’s NBA time again as this years installment is ready for release.

This time, of course, the game is crossing generations – which may also determine the version you get this time around.

But there’s also some cool extras which can enhance your overall experience.


NBA 2K21 will be available for PS4, XO, Switch, and PC. It will also be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X.


There will be two different editions of the game – Standard and Mamba Forever. You will also be able to pay for stand alone next-gen versions as well upon release of the consoles.

Standard Edition

As of writing this article, this version is currently only available on current gen systems, with next gen releases arriving at launch of the new systems.

Please note, purchasing the Standard Editions on PS4 or XO will not entitle you to free PS5 / XSX upgrades.

Pre-ordering the Standard Edition will provide you with the following content.

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTeam Points
  • 10 MyTeam Promo packs (one per week)
  • 6 MyCareer Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair MyCareer Shoe Collection
  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
  • 3 MyCareer Gatorade Boosts

The cover star for the current-gen version is Damian Lillard.

The next-gen cover star is Zion Williamson.

Mamba Forever Edition

The Mamba Forever Edition gives you a ton more digital goodies, but it also entitles you to a free upgrade to next gen consoles and will enable you to carry over progress between games.

Digital goodies included in this version include.

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

The Mamba Forever Edition features Kobe Bryant on the front cover.

NBA 2K21 releases on September 4th on current gen systems.

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Jay is a massive football fan - Manchester Utd in case you were wondering - and lover of gaming. He'll play just about anything, but his vice is definitely Ultimate Team.
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