NBA 2K24 Early Access – How to play early

The early bird gets the worm.

Every year, I have the same question for NBA 2K developers: is there a possibility of playing the game before the official launch date? As many modern games offer early access with specific game editions, I wondered if that's the case with my favorite (and only serious) basketball simulation. Here's what I learned about NBA 2K24 early access and how to play early.

Does NBA 2K24 Have Early Access?

While several NBA 2K24 Editions are available for pre-order, even the most expensive ones don't offer early play. Therefore, NBA 2K24 doesn't have an early access period. This means that you'll have to wait until September 8, 2023 to see the official launch. Of course, if you regard yourself as an NBA2K influencer, you may have a chance to try the game before everyone else. And while no game version lets you play earlier, there is a way to play NBA 2K24 early.

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How to play NBA 2K24 early

How to play NBA 2K24 early on PlayStation

There is a way to play NBA 2K24 early on PlayStation, but it comes at a price. If you're eager to play the game before everyone else, you can buy and activate it on your console account set up for New Zealand, Australia, or any other country in the South Pacific time zone. So if your US account is essential to you, you'll have to create a new PSN account set up for the South Pacific region.

How to play NBA 2K24 early on Xbox

To play NBA 2K24 on the console now, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on the System options,
  3. Change the location to any country in the South Pacific time zone.
  4. Reboot your Xbox.
  5. Pre-order any NBA 2K24 edition.
  6. You'll be able to play the game hours before others.

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Nebojša Prijić is a staff writer at Pro Game Guides. He's an old-school gaming journalist that loves real-time strategies, shooters, and RPGs. He remembers the first Diablo, PC games on a single floppy disk, and playing Mortal Kombat on the keyboard.
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