The NBA 2K19 MyCareer mode is basically the single player functionality of the game, offering you the chance to create your own player, and guide them all the way to the Finals. In this NBA 2K19 MyCareer guide, we’ll be walking you through how to firstly create your player and get going with the story mode, and then how to earn VC (Virtual Currency) quickly, so you can rapidly upgrade your player.
If you instead need help with any other areas of the latest iteration of NBA 2K19, you’ll want to head over to our NBA 2K19 guides hub. It’s on this page that you can find all our key beginner’s tips and tricks to the game, as well as a complete overview to all the gameplay changes that 2K has made to the title this year.
NBA 2K19 MyCareer Guide
To kick off the NBA 2K19 MyCareer mode, you’ll be tasked to create your very own player avatar. This is the character that you’re going to take on the journey throughout MyCareer. Although 2K19 will stick you straight into the content from The Prelude, it’ll give you the option to go straight into the actual NBA, skipping out the Chinese league content entirely (which is actually pretty impressive).
Once you’re in the NBA, it’ll be Free Agency time. You’ll now have to select one team, and try to negotiate your way into playing for them. Each team will offer you three things: minutes per game, VC earned per game, and a bonus meter for your performance. Based on these three factors, you have to select one team to sign with and play for.
Next up, it’s time to head into a game in NBA 2K19’s MyCareer mode. You’ll begin the game on the bench, but simply tap A/X to immediately skip ahead, and sub into the game. Now, you’ll see a ‘Takeover’ meter in the top right of your screen, as well as grade for your performance, which always starts off at a C+.
It’s your job to build up the Takeover meter, as well as your grade, as doing this will earn you more VC for your in-game performance. Simply put, you need to avoid turning the ball over, fouling, and missing shots while playing in order to increase your Takeover meter and performance grade. A tried and tested method is to actually avoid taking shots yourself, but instead distribute the ball around using quick bounce passes. Every pass you successfully make will increase the Takeover meter and your performance grade.
At the end of the game, you’ll always earn a certain amount of VC, and you can then take this VC and spend it on upgrading your NBA 2K19 player character after the match is done. You’ll bag yourself more VC if you can either win the game, finish with a higher performance grade than you started with, or fill up the Takeover meter.
These are the basic fundamentals of NBA 2K19’s MyCareer mode, and these tips and tricks will get your character on the path to success. Now that we’re done here, head over to our NBA 2K19 offense controls guide, or our NBA 2K19 MyTeam guide, both of which will help you with additional areas of the game.
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