NBA 2K23: Apple Arcade Edition

NBA 2K23: Apple Arcade Edition
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At 12AM ET on Friday September 9th, NBA 2K23 will be officially released, granting fans everywhere the long-awaited satisfaction and joy of getting to play the brand new game of this franchise.

With several new content and feature reveals taking place throughout the month of August and into September, NBA 2K23 decided to add another one to their agenda today by announcing the arrival of their NBA 2K23 Apple Arcade Edition that will be accessible to play on all Apple devices.

But what can we expect from this latest edition? We breakdown all the details you need to know here.

NOW READ: The best teams to play with in NBA 2K23.

When does the Arcade Edition come out?

NBA 2K is set to release its Apple Arcade Edition on October 18th, 2022. The time of the launch has yet to be determined but fans can expect it be available the day before the 2022-23 NBA season starts.

Which platforms will carry the Arcade Edition?

The NBA 2K23 Apple Arcade Edition will be available on all Apple devices only. Here’s the full list:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac
  • Apple TV

Though this edition will only be available on Apple devices, fans will have compatibility with Xbox or PS DualShock controllers, per Apple.

What’s new in the Arcade Edition?

At the forefront of the new features in the Apple Arcade Edition, will be the ‘The Greatest’. This new exclusive mode will allow you to play with 20 of the ‘Greatest of All-Time’ NBA players, including the likes of Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O’Neal.

In addition, NBA 2K23 provided a far more authentic, real life experience into it’s Arcade Edition by incorporating (for the first time) a slew of NBA play-by-play commentators such as Kevin Harlan and Brian Anderson while also adding in the likes of NBA analysts such as Doris Burke and Grant Hill.

With that said, there’s much more to be had in NBA 2K23’s Apple Arcade Edition. Let’s scope out the full details of each game mode that will be available to play this year.

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition: Game Modes

The Arcade Edition comes with a lot of fun modes that fans will be able to explore. Here’s a look at what we can expect.


Arguably the biggest game mode in the NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition, will be MyCAREER. As you build on your created player and lead him to stardom in the NBA, fans will also have the luxury to customize their player with a variety of cool brands and create their own place to practice on MyCOURT.

2. Association Mode

Similarly to that of MyGM or MyLeague in NBA 2K23, Association Mode will allow fans to become Head Coaches or GMs as they build their own dream team and elevate their favorite franchises to new heights.

3. Quick Match

If you want to put your skills to the test, Quick Match is the mode for you. Here you will get to pick your favorite teams and battle against rivals in the NBA in 5v5 matchups. Moreover, gamers will be able to play 1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 street basketball through the Blacktop Mode.

4. Online Multiplayer

Pick any of the 30 teams available to go head-to-head with a friend or delve into real-time PVP online basketball matches. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2024-04-16