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NBA 2K18: MyCareer Tips and Tricks for Beginners

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Archetypes and Breaking your Attribute Cap

NBA 2K18: MyCareer Tips and Tricks

NBA 2K18 Cap Breaker

The MyCareer mode has received an overhaul in NBA 2K18, now adopting a more freeform experience and has been seamlessly integrated with MyPark and Pro-Am via the newly introduced social hub called The Neighborhood. NBA 2K18 also strives to make upgrading your own character feel more meaningful by rewarding you accordingly for each overall rating reached with the meta-game feature called Road to 99.


All these additions and changes can feel overwhelming for beginners, especially those just starting out with 2K’s annual basketball title. Here are a few tips and tricks to know the ins and outs of NBA 2K18’s MyCareer mode, as well as to maximize your experience. Firstly, let’s start with the character archetypes and stat caps.

Picking your archetype at the beginning of MyCareer is important. Once you choose your position and stats, there’s no turning back. Each of the 189 archetypes in NBA 2K18 has their own stat caps and badges. Simply put, you’ll excel at some skills based on both your character’s archetype combination and the position chosen.

In the screen where you upgrade your attributes, you might be wondering about the attribute cells with a white mark. Basically, these cells are your maximum attribute cap. You can inch towards each attribute cap once you reach 100 percent with the Cap Breaker. Ways to increase your Cap Breaker level include performing great plays in any basketball match with your character (MyPark, Pro-Am, or NBA match), exercising at the Gym, and completing a drill at the Team Practice Facility.

Take note that the upgrade menu doesn’t exactly show all your character’s stats, such as your free throw rating. You can see your full list of attributes by fiddling with the menu.

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