It was recently announced that you can purchase a special edition ‘Mamba Forever’ edition of NBA 2K21, but what are the differences between versions?

The next instalment of the NBA video game franchise, 2K21, is set to release on September 4 2020.

However, it was recently revealed that gamers can choose to pre-order a special Kobe Bryant edition of the game called ‘Mamba Forever’.

We all know that pre-ordering a video game is great for the industry, but it often comes with added perks for the gamer, usually in the form extra in-game currency or special skins.

So, what are the differences between pre-ordering the standard edition of NBA 2K11 and the Mamba Forever edition?

Standard edition NBA 2K21, current-generation console…

If you pre-order the base NBA 2K21 game for the current-generation consoles, you will receive the following upon release:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection

The standard edition of NBA 2K21 on the current-generation console is priced at $59.99 in the US and £59.99 in the UK (both PlayStation and Xbox).

NBA 2K21, Standard Edition, Current Gen, copyright 2K

Standard edition NBA 2K21, next-generation console…

If you pre-order the standard NBA 2K21 version for the next-generation consoles, you will receive the following upon release:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection

The standard edition of NBA 2K21 on the next-generation console is priced at $69.99 in the US and £64.99 in the UK (both PlayStation and Xbox).

NBA 2K21, Standard Edition, Next Gen, copyright 2K

Mamba Forever edition NBA 2K21, current-generation console…

If you pre-order the Mamba Forever NBA 2K21 edition for the current-generation consoles, you will receive the following upon release:

  • 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
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER backpack
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection

The Mamba Forever edition of NBA 2K21 on the current-generation console is priced at $99.99 in the US and £84.99 in the UK (both PlayStation and Xbox).

NBA 2K21, Mamba Forever Edition, Current Gen, copyright 2K

Mamba Forever edition NBA 2K21, next-generation console…

If you pre-order the Mamba Forever NBA 2K21 edition for the next-generation consoles, you will receive the following upon release:

  • 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
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER 72 HR 2X REP Boost
  • MyPLAYER backpack and ball
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection

The Mamba Forever edition of NBA 2K21 on the next-generation console is priced at $99.99 in the US and £84.99 in the UK (both PlayStation and Xbox).

NBA 2K21, Mamba Forever Edition, Next Gen, Copyright 2K

NOTE: If you pre-order either the standard or Mamba Forever editions of NBA 2K21 on the current generation consoles, there is no free upgrade available when the next generation consoles release later this year. All information here was gained from the official NBA 2K11 website and Microsoft / PlayStation stores webpages for the game.

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