NBA 2K21 comes out tomorrow and two legendary fan-favourite teams will be part of the package. There are plenty of fans eager to start the newest basketball instalment, and this has resulted in people asking: what time does NBA 2K21 come out? Here you’ll discover everything you must know about the game’s release time and how to preload it on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

You should know in advance that is there no free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade for the Standard Edition of NBA 2K21. This means that you must purchase the Mamba Forever package if you want a cross-gen upgrade. Either that, or you can simply skip the game now and simply buy a next-gen copy.

But, if you’ve already pre-ordered or are committed to buying a current-gen version, below you’ll discover the game’s release time and how to preload on PS4 and Xbox One.

NBA 2K21 – MyCAREER Neighborhood Trailer | PS4

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How to preload NBA 2K21

You can now preload NBA 2K21 on PS4 and Xbox One.

The NBA 2K21 Twitter account has confirmed that players on PS4 and Xbox One can now preload the game.

In order to download the game in advance of its launch, you simply need to pre-order it from your console’s respective digital store.

The Standard Edition costs £59.99, meanwhile the Mamba Forever package costs £84.99.

NBA 2K21 is also available on Steam where it costs £49.99 and then £79.99 for Mamba Forever.

What time does NBA 2K21 come out?

The release time for when NBA 2K21 will come out is 00:00 BST on September 4th.

Microsoft’s store says that NBA 2K21 will also come out in the United States at 04:00 UTC, which means its release time should be 00:00 ET on the 4th but 21:00 PT on September 3rd.

While the above applies to PS4 and Xbox One, the Steam store simply says that the game will unlock in approximately 21 hours (as of 07:00 BST).

This suggests that the game will launch on Steam at the hour of 04:00 BST.

2K haven’t confirmed any release times for the game, so we will update this article when and if anything official is shared.

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