When people think of card-based modes in sports games, they don’t often bring up NBA 2K’s MyTeam mode right away. Well, 2K Sports is hoping to change that.
The developers of NBA 2K18 have released a brand new trailer and developer blog showcasing all of the changes coming to the game’s MyTeam mode this year. As part of the changes, fans will see two brand new submodes debut this year.
The first new mode is “Pack & Playoffs” that sees users create five-man lineups via pack drafts. Players start by drafting a coach, and then building their teams out of the cards that are given.
You will compete in 5 on 5 games against other drafted teams through four rounds of playoffs leading up to the Finals. Each round in the tournament is a best-of-seven elimination. Win four games and advance, lose four and you’re bumped. Each time you advance you will redraft a whole new lineup or you can use VC to hold onto players that are working for you and re-draft the ones who aren’t.
The other new mode in NBA 2K18 MyTeam comes in the form of SuperMax. SuperMax adds a salary cap and seasons to the mode, and will utilize a full 13-player roster for games. After building a roster, players must play a number of placement matches in order to determine the league they will be a part of.
On court performance will determine league placement as you play.
Each time a new round starts the salary cap will be updated and you will build the best team possible with cards from your collection under the salary cap.
Here’s the best part. We’ve built a system that adjusts individual card’s cap values based on how often they are used. If everyone is using the same card then the cap value of that card will increase. Some cards could be so popular that their value increases to “Super Max” levels. You will need to think carefully, balance your super stars with role-players, and seek out hidden gems that others may have missed.
You can check out more details surrounding NBA 2K18’s MyTeam by visiting 2K’s developer blog.
NBA 2K18 launches on September 19 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam). Players will be able to get their first taste of the 2K18 action when The Prelude launches on September 8 for Xbox One and PS4.