NBA 2K21

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NBA 2K21
NBA 2K21 cover
Developers
Visual Concepts
Publishers
2K Sports
Release dates
Windows September 4, 2020
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Currency, Infinite spend
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Basketball
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Series NBA 2K
NBA 2K21 on IGDB
NBA 2K21 on Wikipedia
NBA 2K9 2008
NBA 2K10 2009
NBA 2K11 2010
NBA 2K12 2011
NBA 2K13 2012
NBA 2K14 2013
NBA 2K15 2014
NBA 2K16 2015
NBA 2K17 2016
NBA 2KVR Experience 2016
NBA 2K18 2017
NBA 2K19 2018
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 2018
NBA 2K20 2019
NBA 2K21 2020

NBA 2K21 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view sports game in the NBA 2K series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Mamba Forever Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Mamba Forever Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Mamba Forever Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Mamba Forever Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Mamba Forever Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Mamba Forever Edition includes 100,000 virtual currency, 10,000 MyTEAM points, 10 MyTEAM tokens, 60 MyCAREER skill boosts, 30 Gatorade boosts, 40 MyTEAM promo packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week), Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards, 5 pair MyCAREER shoe collection, MyPLAYER backpack, Kobe Bryant digital collection.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Currency Packs of Virtual Currency are available to purchase with real money.
Infinite spend Virtual Currency can be bought with no limit.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Roaming\2K Sports\NBA 2K21\VideoSettings.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1225330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1225330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ menus and gameplay, pillarboxed FMVs.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Different camera angles, zoom and height levels can be set during the match.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
1x, 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x. TAA toggle ON or OFF.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On, Off, Half-rate. Dynamic vertical sync is also available.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 240 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Commentary, PA, Sound effects, Crowd, Player chatter, 2K beats menu music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Co-op
LAN play
Online play
10 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Self-hosting

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 530
AMD FX 4100
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 110 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTS 450
ATI HD 7770
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0x
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1225330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1225330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. NBA 2K21 - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2020-09-04
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-09-04
    Tested the game with Microsoft's Xbox One controller connected through a USB cable
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-09-04
    Tested the game with Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 controller connected through a USB cable
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2020-09-04
    Tested the game by hot-plugging two different controllers