*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 COUNTDOWN: Pre-Load, Release Date, Demo, Editions, Price, New Features, Next Gen & more

NBA 2K21’s release is just three days away!

The 2K Sports basketball sim is set for release on Friday, September 4.

Here is all the important information you need to know ahead of its release.

Latest News – Pre-Load Live!

NBA 2K21 goes live in just three days time, and you can now download and install the game in preparation for its release.

ITS GO TIME! Pre-Load is available on both PS4 and Xbox One

Pre-loading the game means you’ll be able to get stuck in as soon as the clock strikes midnight. What are you waiting for?

If you’ve not already purchased NBA 2K21, you can do so here.

Release Date

NBA 2K21 has been officially confirmed for release on Friday, 4 September.

READ MORE: NBA 2K21: Everything you need to know

For the first time, the basketball title will be released prior to the conclusion of the NBA season – after the COVID-19 related stoppages – so expect more changes to come in the weeks following its release.


For those of you who don’t fancy waiting until Friday, or if you just want to get a taste of what to come, the NBA 2K21 Demo is available now.

UNCANNY! You’ll be able to create quite the likeness in 2K21.

There is a handful of features available, such as Quick Play and 2KU, whilst you can also try out the newly updated MyPLAYER Builder feature.

For more details about the demo, head here.


If you’ve not already pre-ordered 2K21 then what are you waiting for!

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Pre-Order NOW: Standard Edition, Mamba Forever Edition, Next-Gen, Price, Rewards & more

Past NBA titles have seen three editions available, this year there is just the two. They are as follows:

  • Standard Edition – £59.99/$79.99
  • Mamba Forever Edition – £84.99/$104.99
MAMBA FOREVER! The late Kobe Bryant will front the deluxe version of the game

You can read our full guide on the benefits of each edition in order to help you decide which one is right for you here.


New Features

There is a whole host of reasons to go and pick up NBA 2K21, not least the plethora of new features!

THE EXCHANGE! The Exchange is one of many new features

There has been big changes to MyCAREER and the Neighborhood, whilst there has been four new Classic Teams added as well as the yearly updates to graphics and in-game mechanics.

Next Gen

If you’re thinking about waiting until the release of the Next Gen consoles in order to get your 2K fix, don’t!

READ MORE: NBA 2K21: Is EA adapting The Park? – Madden 21, FIFA 21, The Yard, NHL 21, World of Chel & more

You will be able to transfer all of your content from your current console to your Next Gen console upon their release, but only if you stick with the same company!

PS4 users will be able to transfer to PS5 and Xbox One users will be able to carry their data over to the Series X.

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Graphics: PS5, Xbox Series X, specs & more

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