*UPDATED* NBA 2K23 Release Time – NOW LIVE

*UPDATED* NBA 2K23 Release Time – NOW LIVE
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NBA 2K23 Release Time Prediction – when does it drop?

NBA 2K23 is nearing it’s release, due to come this Friday, September 9th. However fans are eager to find out when exactly this is. We’ll keep you covered on NBA 2K23’s release time.

When is NBA 2K23 releasing?

NBA 2K23 is slated to release on September 9, 2022. That’s this Friday and it’s clear from past launches that it will launch worldwide, it’s unclear however if this is regional or a true worldwide launch.

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NBA 2K23 Release Time

From past 2K launches, we can predict that NBA 2K23 will release around:

  • 12 AM GMT
  • 1 AM CEST
  • 10 PM PT
  • 12 AM ET

From past launches, the game has released a couple hours earlier for pacific timezone, with eastern timezone being able to access it at midnight on Friday.

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Are the NBA 2K23 Servers Live?

Source: 2K

From when this was written, NBA 2K23 is now LIVE with servers running, so you should have no issue to jump into the game now!

How big is NBA 2K23?

As NBA 2K23 is now available globally, fans can be able to download the game freely – whenever they’d like to.

We’ve got you covered on what the download sizes are per platform:

  • PS5: 142 GB
  • PS4: 47 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 152 GB
  • Xbox One: 95.86 GB
  • Nintendo Switch: 49.5 GB
  • PC: 110 GB

NBA 2K23 New Features Expected

NBA 2K23 is looking to boast a completely revamped system of it’s previous editions, with some fresh changes made to some modes that have fans excited, let’s quickly summarise what’s coming:

Jordan Challenge

This ranges from the 1982 NCAA National Championship he had won, all the way to his last NBA championship in 1998.

With the likes of being able to play Team USA moments, it could definitely be a massive improvement from the last time the mode was in the game back on NBA 2K11

MyNBA: Eras

The eras included in NBA 2K23 are as follows:

  • The Magic Vs Bird Era: Starting in 1983, players will find themselves in the heat of the Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird rivalry that took over the league. Fans can rewrite 1980’s NBA history while they compete to draft the likes of Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, or any of the other NBA legends who were drafted in that legendary decade.
  • The Jordan Era: Beginning in 1991, The Jordan Era puts players right at the beginning of Jordan’s dominant run with the Chicago Bulls. They will battle with Isiah Thomas’ “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons, John Stockton and Karl Malone, Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets, and Patrick Ewing’s New York Knicks for a chance to claim 1990’s basketball supremacy.
  • The Kobe Era: The Kobe Bryant era takes fans back to 2002, where a new generation of talent had emerged in the West, including Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, and of course, the Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant. In addition to competing against the legends of this era, players will also be fighting for draft position in anticipation of the legendary 2003 draft class.
  • The Modern Era: The previous MyNBA experience is now dubbed the Modern Era. Longtime fans of the mode can continue to start with the most up-to-date rosters available and enjoy the traditional MyNBA experience.

Let us know in the comments what you’re excited about in NBA 2K23!