How to pre-order NBA 2K21 – Versions, bonuses, release date, more

There are several editions to choose from.

Now that all three covers for NBA 2K21 have been unveiled, the latest installment of the NBA 2K franchise is available for pre-order. But where can you order it? What special editions are available? Let’s walk you through it, as we guide you through the different versions and pre-order offers for NBA 2K21.

There are two different versions of NBA 2K21: the Standard Edition and the Mamba Forever Edition. The Standard Edition costs $59.99 USD for current-gen consoles (Xbox One and Playstation 4), and $69.99 USD for the next generation (Xbox Series X and Playstation 5). The Mamba Forever Edition costs $99.99 USD for both current-gen and next-gen consoles.

The Standard Edition pre-order for NBA 2K21 (current-gen) will include these products (via Microsoft Store and Playstation Store) :

  • NBA 2K21 game
  • 5,000 Virtual Currency (VC)
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Packs (delivered once a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection

As for the Standard Edition of NBA 2K21 on the next generation of consoles (via Best Buy):

  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered once a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill boosts

The Mamba Forever edition, which costs $99.99 USD, is available for both current-gen and next-gen consoles. If you purchase that edition for the Xbox One or Playstation 4, it will also include the option to acquire a digital version of NBA 2K21 for next-gen once the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 drops. Keep in mind, though, that this pre-order bonus will only be available until 11:59 PM local time on September 3.

As for what else the current-gen Mamba Forever Edition includes, here’s what else you can receive (via Microsoft Store and Playstation Store):

  • 100,000 VC
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Willamson MyTEAM cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER backpack

The next-gen version of the Mamba Forever Edition includes (via Best Buy):

  • 5,000 VC
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered once a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill boosts

There are a number of places where you can pre-order NBA 2K21. The game can be pre-ordered digitally on the Microsoft and Playstation Stores, as well as on the 2K website, Best Buy, and GameStop. NBA 2K21 will be available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on launch day, which is Sept. 4. The Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game will be released at a later date.