NBA 2K23 will arrive on Apple Arcade with exclusive ‘Greatest’ mode [U: Now available]

The latest title coming to Apple Arcade is NBA 2K23. Apple Arcade already offers NBA 2K21 and NBA 2K22. The latest title will join Apple’s catalog on October 18 with an exclusive ‘Greatest; mode for players to enjoy.

[Update: The new NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is now available on Apple Arcade with the exclusive ‘Greatest’ mode that brings 20 NBA superstars from the 76th NBS season like Kevin Durant, Shaquille O’Neal, or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.]

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Mark your calendar! NBA 2K23 coming to Apple Arcade on October 18

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition has officially been added under the “Coming Soon” tab in the App Store Arcade section. The latest title in the franchise will feature a new ‘Greatest’ mode, allowing players to put their skills to the test.

“Coming soon to Apple Arcade; NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is the latest title in the world-renowned NBA 2K franchise. Exclusively on Apple Arcade, put your skills to the test in the all-new ‘Greatest’ mode. Complete challenges and earn points to see who’s really the greatest finisher, shooter, play-maker, or defenseman in the NBA. For the first time, you can go up against the 20 “”Greatest of All-Time”” NBA players from the 76th NBA season, like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and Luka Doncic, and NBA legends, such as Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Dirk Nowitzki.”

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As for other features that NBA 2K23 will offer, you will be able to start your NBA journey as a young rookie and work your way up to an NBA legend. You will also be able to create your player and choose physical characteristics like height, wingspan, weight, playstyle, & more. Finally, choose you will be able to choose your position and play on your favorite NBA team. Other features include:

  • Modify your stats and build: Become a 3-point specialist or dominate and slam dunk in the paint
  • Enter your own private MyCOURT and practice drills and tutorials to improve your abilities
  • Become the GM and Head Coach of your favorite NBA Franchise and build your NBA dream team in The Association
  • Manage your NBA roster and make trades, sign free agents, scout up-and-coming prospects, and control your team’s finances

NBA 2K23 also includes Quick Match Modes, allowing you to test your skill with authentic basketball gameplay, pick your favorite NBA team and play against rivals from around the NBA in 5v5 basketball games. There is also a Blacktop Mode in which you can select your favorite players and play street basketball in 1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 game modes.

NBA 2K23 also offers an online multiplayer mode in which you can choose one of the 30 NBA teams and compete head-to-head with a friend in 3v3 street basketball in Blacktop mode against a friend. You can also play real-time PVP basketball in online matches.

Lastly, the title offers cross-platform gameplay allowing you to play on your own or against friends via iCloud-on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. You can also play NBA 2K23 using Xbox or PS DualShock controllers.

You can tap Get on the listing for NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition here to have it downloaded on your device automatically once it becomes available on October 18. As for Apple Arcade itself, the service costs $4.99 per month and offers over 200 classic games along with newer titles that you can enjoy without any in-app purchases or ads.

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