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NBA 2K21 early preload release: Be ready for when NBA 2K21 comes out

The current-gen NBA 2K21 release date has been set for this week and there’s some great news for console gamers.

While there is no early release date for this year’s Basketball launch, there is a good way to be prepared for its launch.

That’s because the development team has made it possible to preload NBA 2K21 on certain platforms before everything kicks off.

This means that if you’re planning to play NBA 2K21 this week on PS4 and Xbox One – and have preordered the game – you should be able to download and install it now.

It should be noted that you will not be able to play the game before its release date and it doesn’t look like that this new option is open to customers on Nintendo Switch or PC.


For those wondering, the NBA 2K21 release date has been set for Friday, September 4, 2020.

We don’t know exactly when the game will be launched, and we may have to wait and see what is announced by 2K for later this week.

If you were to look at last year’s launch for guidance, NBA 2K19 was scheduled for launch at midnight.

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So, the same may happen this year, depending on what 2K has decided on for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

More details regarding this year’s NBA 2K release can be found below:


In NBA 2K21, this year’s narrative, The Long Shadow, tells the story of Junior – the son of a beloved baller who faces the challenges of trying to make it to the NBA, balancing legacy while carving his own path through high school to college.

Making this journey more authentic to real life, NBA 2K21 will feature 10 officially licensed college programs to choose from in the story: Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova University and West Virginia. Players will be joined by MyCAREER’s star-studded cast with performances from Jesse Williams, Dijmon Hounsou, Mirelle Enos, Michael K. Williams, cover athletes Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson, and more.

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