In a franchise – and, to our data, sports activities recreation – first, NBA 2K24 will introduce a paid Battle Cross, which builds upon the present Seasons characteristic. For the primary time, development will probably be unified throughout MyCAREER and MyTEAM, so that you received’t should earn rewards individually. The entire present unlockable objects – a complete of 40 throughout each modes – will proceed to be obtainable free of charge.
The large change, nonetheless, is the choice to pay $9.99 per season for the Professional tier, which can grant an extra 40 Premium rewards, in addition to two bonus MyCAREER and MyTEAM objects on the level of buy. There’ll even be a Corridor of Fame choice, together with one extra fast reward, a 15 per cent XP booster, and 10 degree skips.
Clearly, this is kind of according to what different video games are doing, however the extra monetisation could grate amongst those that already really feel the basketball sim’s overreliance on microtransactions is way too distracting. We suppose all of it relies on what these Premium rewards embrace; 2K Sports activities would argue that is merely a price add, with the present free Battle Cross unchanged.
The proof, as all the time, will probably be within the pudding.