When you begin MyCareer, the first thing you’ll have to do after making Che yours is go through the prelude. While it can be a slog to some people, it’s an important part of your player’s start. Here’s how long the prelude is and when you get drafted in NBA 2K20.
How Long the Prelude Is in NBA 2K20
When you begin MyCareer mode, you’ll first need to make Che yours. After that, you’ll have to play through the prelude. This is where your character’s stats are decided and where they are placed in the draft.
If you skip cutscenes, you’re looking at roughly anywhere between two and four hours, depending on how fast you progress through training sessions, the combine and tryouts.
If you don’t skip cutscenes, you’re looking at about five hours before you make it out of the prelude.
Because the draft happens after the prelude, whenever you finish the prelude is when you will get drafted.
If you’re unfamiliar with what this prelude might look like, it’s a set up for who your player will be in the NBA.
When you begin, you’ll have to go through a number of different training sessions. You’ll also have to participate in full in-game scrimmage.
Beyond that, there’s the draft combine and the tryouts. The combine, tryouts, scrimmages and training sessions all affect your stock, which is the determining factor in where your player will be placed during the draft.
If you perform well, you could be a first round draft pick. If you don’t do so hot, you’re looking at being drafted in the later rounds.
During all of this, you can view your current NBA 2K20 draft round status. Ideally, that continues to rise as you play through the prelude.
You’ll also be able to view your Salary, which is your in-game NBA 2K20 currency that can be used for in-game purchases. This too will rise or fall depending on how well you do in the prelude and in the draft.
That’s it for our guide on how long the prelude is & when you get drafted in NBA 2K20.