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NBA 2K23 Season 5 has Arrived

Recently, the team at Small Impact Games went live with their Season 5 announcement for their popular basketball game, NBA 2K23. Welcome to Miami, the land of pristine, white-hot beaches, tropical art deco, and Tyler Herro. Whether you’re a New Gen or Current Gen player, you can unleash your flair in The City (New Gen) and aboard The G.O.A.T. Boat (Current Gen) by lighting up the court with a barrage of threes or blazing through the lane with blistering speed. So, read below to get all the announcement details for Season 5 in NBA 2K23.

NBA 2K23 Season 5 has Arrived

MyCAREER

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game may have occurred in the winter wonderland that is Salt Lake City, but we’re ready for sunshine and Miami rays in Season 5 of NBA 2K23. In addition to the warm weather and palm trees, you’ll also reap the benefits of all-new thematic content and rewards for the next six weeks.

If you’re visiting a coastal city, you’re most likely going to pack some outfits best suited for the tropical conditions. In case you don’t have any clothes that fit the occasion, we’re going to get you started with the Level 10 Hawaiian Shirt and the Level 35 Nike Ja 1 Shoe. Feel the breeze beneath your arms as you soar to the rim in your lightweight floral shirt and all-new signature Ja kicks. Who cares if it’s winter—Hawaiian shirts stay cool year-round, especially if you wear it while riding a Pocket Bike. Speaking of which…

There are many modes of transportation in NBA 2K23, and the Pocket Bike is the newest addition. Zig and zag through The City or The G.O.A.T. Boat with your zippy Level 40 Pocket Bike. Race your friends from one court to another as if you’re speeding around the South Beach strip.

We’ve showcased some of your favorite brands all season long, and we’re proud to highlight another in Season 5. Daily Paper made its NBA 2K debut on February 17th, drawing inspiration from its founders’ African heritage to create contemporary fashion. Now, the Amsterdam-based brand has collaborated with Dreamville apparel on a flannel, hoodie, varsity jacket, crewneck sweatshirt, track pants and a t-shirt, all dropping on February 24th with the launch of Season 5. Head over to SWAG’S to cop your ‘fit. Whether you’re in The City or wandering through The G.O.A.T. Boat, you can rep some of the brand’s most stylish looks today.

There’s much to look forward to this season, so keep your eyes on the horizon for more news and updates over the next six weeks!

MyTEAM

In MyTEAM, our featured star graces the top of the Season Rewards with Tyler Herro as the Level 40 player! You may have encountered his Glitched card from earlier in NBA 2K23’s MyTEAM, but this powered-up Dark Matter version, the first 2K23 Level 40 reward to be rated at 99 overall, will not only be able to take MyTEAM’s best on the court, but do it while leading your best lineups from the Point Guard position.

You need to earn 150,000 XP in MyTEAM to reach Herro at the very top, and to get you started on this journey is the new All-Time leading scorer in the NBA, The King, LeBron James! From his time on the Heat, LeBron filled the stat sheet and his trophy room while in Miami. So, this new Free Agent card for MVP LBJ is the perfect way to start completing Agendas to earn XP, and level up, in Season 5.

’23 NBA: Series 2

With everything that goes into each Season in MyTEAM, we are feeling the vibes of Season 5 and are going with a bit of a throwback for how the mode is structured. From new collections, new games and ways to compete, and of course, new rewards, MyTEAM remains as dynamic Season-to-Season as ever before.

Let’s get started with ‘23 NBA: Series 2! This collection is making its debut at the Season launch on Friday. These cards represent the current NBA, with player ratings and the latest movement from that very active trade deadline just a couple of weeks ago. With the superstars of the NBA available in this collection as powerful Galaxy Opals, look to add the current NBA’s greatest to your lineups.

Like previous years in MyTEAM, most of the ‘23 NBA: Series 2 cards will be available through the Pack Market and sellable in the Auction House. Complete each set to earn 30 new Pink Diamond Collection Complete Rewards, each featuring a current player from that franchise. With well over 400 cards being added, the top card collectors in the community can look forward to completing more than ten new collector levels, with two additional Dark Matter reward players becoming available when this new collection is added on Friday.

New Domination Tier

One of the cards from each ‘23 NBA: Series 2 set will be available to earn through the newest Domination tier! Here, your lineup will compete against all 30 current NBA teams with their updated Series 2 cards. Defeat each team by the given score differential by playing on the highest difficulty. Doing so will earn you the Domination-exclusive player card in each Series 2 set. This new Domination tier is full of rewards for everyone in the MyTEAM community to improve their collections. Plus, there is no need to unlock the previously released tiers to compete in this new Series 2 Domination tier.

Mode Rewards Return For Season 5

Along with a new Domination tier, each mode in Season 5 will once again be home to new and amazing reward players. Rated as Galaxy Opals, look to earn mode-exclusive rewards across MyTEAM in Triple Threat, Unlimited, Limited, Clutch Time, and Draft. Plus, new rewards will be added to The Vault, Wheel Spins, and Triple Threat Online Ball Drops, which will be available for the first half of Season 5. Keep an eye out for those refreshing mid-Season. On top of these high-tier player cards returning, new player reward cards will also be available to earn directly in Season Levels and at the top of the Season Ascension board.

Last Season saw a new change for Limited, expanding from weekends into a mode available all week long. This will still be the case for Season 5, with six Championship Rings to seek out every week, giving rewards for each event and lineup ruleset. With the theme of a throwback this Season, Limited will also host its first historic era rulesets. While the full-screen effects will not be in play, these multiplayer matchups will use the historic-based rules, presentation, and gameplay as seen in specific Domination and Challenge games, as well as the Jordan Challenge and MyNBA Eras. Look to play physically and adapt in all-new ways this Season in Limited!

MyTEAM is constantly updated weekly with new cards, rewards, and so much more. While the two-week events will return, we look forward to a renewed focus on earning mode rewards, collecting ‘23 NBA: Series 2 players, and adding fresh Agendas, Challenges, and more during the start of Season 5. As always, keep an eye on the latest news from our official Twitter, @NBA2K_MyTEAM, for more details.

NBA 2K23 Season 5

$250K Tournament Finals

The dust has settled on the fourth and final GameDay, and on March 4th and 5th, 64 players from the MyTEAM community will compete for their share of the $500,000 purse. You will once again be able to watch each bracket game take place from within MyTEAM using 2KStreamCast. Plus, the www.twitch.tv/NBA2K channel will be live each day with analysis and locker codes for the community.

After this intense weekend in NBA 2K, our finalists will be on their way to compete, in-person, for the Grand Prize. You will be able to see all the action in the finals go down on Saturday, March 18th, to see who will be crowned the new champions.

The W Online

WNBA free agency is well underway, and the New York Liberty are loading up with the major signing of Breanna Stewart. The two-time WNBA Finals MVP is bringing her championship pedigree and versatility to a team already bolstered with star point guard Sabrina Ionescu. Still, they’ll need to knock off the reigning WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces. The Aces also boast a superstar lineup of their own, featuring Kelsey Plum, Chelsea Gray, A’Ja Wilson, and new free-agent addition Candace Parker. Parker, a two-time MVP, is joining forces with last year’s champs and will add another layer to head coach Becky Hammon’s system.

For Season 5 of NBA 2K23, The W features Hammon and Las Vegas Aces jersey cards as some of the rewards; take a look at some of the rewards below!

  • Becky Hammon Coach Card
  • Becky Hammon T-Shirt
  • Ace’s Jersey Cards
  • Clothing Bundle
  • Team Resilience Boosts
  • Sylvia Fowles Heroine Edition Jersey
  • Player Boosts
  • Gear up for the start of the WNBA season by getting some runs in The W Online, where you can earn the aforementioned rewards and more!

**The W Online mode and related content are available on New Gen only.

2K Beats

The NBA 2K franchise gives artists a platform to share their works of art with the world. In Season 5, NBA 2K23 will highlight more talented producers as part of our Producer Series. Below you’ll find all of the new tracks available starting February 24th.

  • BoogzDaBeast
  • JohnG
  • Kosine
  • Big Duke
  • Bizness Boi -(2 beats)
    • Whipper Upper
    • Stone colds neck
  • WondaGurl -(2 beats)

Closing Remarks

Turn up the heat in Season 5 and scorch the competition in The City and The G.O.A.T. Boat, while earning scintillating new rewards in the process. In addition to the Hawaiian Shirt, signature Ja Morant shoes, and Pocket Bike, plenty of animations, banners, XP coins, and more are waiting for you. We hope you bask in all of the fun this season!

After reading through the NBA 2K23 Season 5 announcement, you can find the game available on PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Additionally, head to the official website to read the NBA 2K23 official announcement and any more information you’re looking to find. You can also keep an eye out for future updates to Marauders, where the devs have an ongoing dev blog detailing their efforts to the game. Lastly, outside of the NBA 2K23 announcement, you can learn more on their official website if you’re interested in the developers at 2K Games and any of their other upcoming projects.