8 Basic NBA 2K17 Tips to Get You Started

If a video game is meant for Xbox One and PS4 then it has to have nuance; it needs tricks big and small that could improve your overall score, expand your ability to discover new items or put you on the path to victory. NBA 2K17, the basketball game set to début on video game consoles new and old is stuffed full of nuance. In fact, just diving into NBA 2K17 for the first time can be daunting. That’s especially true if you haven’t picked up a version of the franchise in years or are new to basketball video games in general. Don’t give up on your MyPlayer or adopted team in MyLeague just yet. Some basic NBA 2K17 tips can help improve your experience with Visual Concept’s latest and greatest professional basketball simulation.

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Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: How to Add Your Face to MyPlayer

MyPlayer has always offered you a huge degree of customization, but the last few entries of NBA 2K introduced face scanning so that users could import their facial structure and really make their player more like them. The feature was cool, but it had some issues.

NBA 2K17 allows you to scan your face, but you’ll need to do so by downloading the My NBA 2K17 app for your iPhone or Android device. This year’s game drops support for scanning faces with PlayStation Camera or Microsoft’s Kinect sensor.


Read: How to do MyPlayer Face Scanning in NBA 2K17


Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Everything is Important in MyPlayer

You’ll seriously regret it if you breeze through the MyPlayer creation tools early on. Spend some time there adjusting your custom player’s attributes before rushing into the final mode. Traits that you decide on there have real ramifications for how good your player is at some things on the court. Try adjusting weight, height and wingspans to understand how each attribute works in tandem with the others.

Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Use a NBA2KMyPlayer.com for MyPlayer Builds that Work Best with Your Style

If you’re really looking to get the most out of MyPlayer, don’t hesitate to take advantage of NBA2KMyPlayer. Different character builds there can give you an idea of what kind of player you want to create. Are you trying to create a brick wall that nothing gets past like Shaquille O’Neal? Or, are you trying to create the next Michael Jordan? Look at the different builds on the website to see what might work best for you.

Virtual Currency

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Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Earning Virtual Currency Away from Home

That My NBA 2K17 app that you downloaded to your phone is for more than just adding your face to the game. Look around it for opportunities to make some Virtual Coin that you can use to purchase different things in the game.


Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Earning Virtual Currency in MyPlayer

On your MyPlayer’s off days, don’t just hit the practice gym. Look for opportunities to do endorsement deals that will earn you currency to spend on your player. There are things that you’ll definitely want to buy with the currency, and you don’t want to go spending money out of your own pocket if you don’t have to.


Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Hit Up 2KU for Lessons on the Fundamentals

Don’t think for a second that you’re the only one out there in need of basic NBA 2K17 tips. Millions play each year’s title, but a number of them don’t have any recent experiences with the basketball simulation at all. They don’t play basketball in real-life regularly, but do know enough about the game to be interested. Maybe they just don’t have the time to invest in the game that others do every night.

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Visual Concepts has a treat for beginners. It’s called 2KU. Featuring the likeness and voice of Team USA Basketball coach Mike Kryzewski. Kryzewski’s in-game character focuses on teaching players the fundamentals. We’re talking the finer points of a good offense, and defensive pressure. We’re talking about pulling off great plays and passing when it’s important. If you find yourself lost, take advantage of 2KU.

Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Use the New Timeline for Substitutions

New for NBA 2K17, you can have granular control of who you want on the court. The new Timeline lets you tell the game exactly what players you want in each position through substitutions.


Basic NBA 2K17 Tips: Skip The Playoffs in MyLeague

The NBA season – including pre-season – can be long and grueling. What if you don’t want to go through all that? What if you want to get straight to who’s competing for the championship? That’s what the new Playoffs option in MyLeague is for. It’ll take you past the extra stuff and straight to where you want to be: the battle for all the glory.

Read: NBA 2K17 Features: All the Reasons You Should Buy this Year’s Game

Gotta Be Mobile will add more basic NBA 2K17 tips on an ongoing basis to help rookies get acquainted with the latest entry in the franchise.