Is NBA 2K24 Dead? Analyzing the State of the Game

Is NBA 2K24 dead?
Is NBA 2K24 dead? / Visual Concepts

With less than a week until NBA 2K24 Season 2, fans are speculating if NBA 2K24 is dead.

NBA 2K24 dropped less than a month ago, and although the initial hype surrounding the release reached new heights, the aftermath has been less than ideal. Online lag, microtransactions, and shooting inconsistencies left many fans frustrated and a little bored.

NBA 2K24 Season 2 is on the horizon, but is it too late?

Is NBA 2K24 Dead? Analyzing the State of the Game

Yes, for me, NBA 2K24 is dead. After the September launch, the game already feels a bit stale. For those who already reached Level 40 and won the NBA Finals in MyCAREER, there is not much else going on beyond Park games.

Park is still fun if you have a team of three, but waiting for a court just to get stuck with average players who try to dunk over Wembanyama-inspired builds is just as frustrating as getting spawn killed in Call of Duty. Oh, and the crossplay shooting lag only makes the experience worse.

There are also no real challenges to overcome in The City once you defeat all the Streetball bosses, complete the major quests, and officially join RISE or ELITE.

At this point, many NBA 2K24 players still play the game simply because it is the only basketball game available to play.

NBA 2K24 Season 2: What We Know So Far

What we know is that NBA 2K24 Season 2 has the potential to save the game. The developers already released the Season 2 patch notes that promise changes to shooting, dribbling, and stealing, as well as new quests in MyCAREER.

A new season also means new rewards in the fresh Season Pass, Pro-Pass, and Hall of Fame Pass. Prizes ranging from Player Cards to VC will revitalize the game, at least for the start of the Season 2.

Finally, the NBA season kicks off during NBA 2K24 Season 2. The return of elite NBA gameplay will spark a renewed interest in completing your own NBA career or building your NBA dream team.

NBA 2K24 Season 2 starts on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at 11 a.m. ET.