Although the NBA 2K20 release date was originally leaked before the game was even announced, we now know the cover star of the latest iteration of the basketball sim. In this guide to the game, we'll be going over the newly revealed NBA 2K20 cover star, the Legend edition of the game, and more.
NBA 2K20 Release Date
As was recently revealed in a promotional leak, the NBA 2K20 release date is September 6, 2019. This is pretty much the standard release period for previous NBA 2K games, which typically release right around a month before the actual NBA season tips off in October.
Last year, NBA 2K19 released on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This year, NBA 2K20 will be releasing on all the same platforms, so it'll be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, both physically and digitally.
NBA 2K20 Cover Star
We now know that Anthony Davis will be the NBA 2K20 cover star. You can see the announcement from the official 2K Twitter account just below, and while we haven't actually seen the cover art of NBA 2K20, we at least know that A.D. will be on the front.
Welcome to the Next, @AntDavis23 Pre-order #NBA2K20 now: http://go.redirectingat.com?id=87431X1573192&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fmib4dLZ7Fs pic.twitter.com/7nClGgsxoH- 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 1, 2019
NBA 2K20 Legend Edition
Anthony Davis might be the NBA 2K20 cover star for the standard version of the game, but there's also the upgraded Legend Edition to consider. Purchase this version of NBA 2K20, and you'll get Dwayne Wade as the cover star.
The legacy continues for Dwyane Wade Pre-order #NBA2K20 now: http://go.redirectingat.com?id=87431X1573192&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fmib4dLZ7Fs pic.twitter.com/isndYlswzj- 2K United Kingdom (@2K_UK) July 1, 2019
Of course, you'll get exclusive bonus items if you pre-order the NBA 2K20 Legend Edition, which retails for $99.99. Put down a pre-order of the NBA 2K20 Legend Edition with Dwayne Wade on the cover, and you'll get all the following in-game items:
- 100,000 Virtual Currency
- 50,000 MyTEAM Points
- 20 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
- MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule
- MyPLAYER Apparel Collection
- MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
- 20 MyTEAM League packs
- 20 Heat Check packs
- 5 MyTEAM Theme Packs
- 2 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Card
NBA 2K20 Pre-Order Bonuses
If you head over to the official NBA 2K20 website, you'll see that you can now pre-order the standard edition of the game for $59.99. If you put down $59.99 ahead of time, you'll get 5,000 VC (Virtual Currency), 5,000 MyTeam points, 5 MyCareer Skill Boosts, 10 MyTeam League Packs, and 5 Heat Check Packs.
But you'll get more than this if you pre-order the digital deluxe edition of NBA 2K20. Purchase this upgraded edition of the game ahead of it launching for $79.99, and you'll get 35,000 VC, 10,000 MyTeam Points, 10 MyCareer Skill Boosts, 10 MyTeam League Packs, 10 Heat Check Packs, and 1 MyTeam Sapphire cover star player card.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.