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7 Biggest Changes in NBA 2K18’s MyCareer Mode

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Goodbye School

7 Biggest Changes in NBA 2K18’s MyCareer Mode

NBA 2K18 The Proving Ground

It’s usually hard to justify buying a sports game annually as most simply introduce a few gameplay tweaks and improvements alongside a roster update. Some games, such as EA’s FIFA series, have introduced a cinematic story mode to justify consumers’ yearly purchase, though the experience feels largely the same. NBA 2K18 surprisingly bucks the trend of annual sports titles by overhauling a majority of the game’s features and game modes, knotting them together for a more seamless experience.


NBA 2K18’s single-player focused MyCareer mode also received an overhaul. The plot and progression in this year’s story mode are now different. How different is it? Let’s check some changes, starting with the story.

Say goodbye to NBA 2K’s formulaic story of playing as a rising star athlete in high school and college until your baller gets drafted by an NBA team. Based on previews for the upcoming NBA 2K18: The Prelude demo, there’s no need to perform well in the early basketball matches to land on a good NBA team, considering you can choose which one to join.

This year’s MyCareer stars you as DJ, an established baller who halted his basketball career for music.  The game starts with DJ registering for a street ball tournament in the city called the Proving Grounds. After completing the tournament, players are approached by a scout for a chance to try out for their chosen NBA team as an undrafted free agent.

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