NBA 2K23 Palace Intrigue Not Progressing & Freezing Glitch Fix

Are you stuck on the NBA 2K23 Palace Intrigue quest in MyCareer? The “Palace Intrigue Not Progressing” glitch has been plaguing players who are trying to enjoy the MyCareer story mode. It’s almost a tradition at this point that NBA 2K games launch rife with issues, such as the “Going National” bug or “MyCareer no Salary” glitch. And now, players can’t finish the “Palace Intrigue” quest because the “Head to the arena and play your next game” step is bugged. Luckily, we have some solutions for you on how to fix this issue.

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NBA 2K23 Palace Intrigue Not Progressing & Freezing Glitch Fix
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Palace Intrigue Not Progressing Glitch Fix NBA 2K23 MyCareer

NBA 2K23 players have encountered a sea of glitches since launch. The one preventing them from progressing the “Palace Intrigue” quest seems particularly frustrating. Or, to be more precise, the final task: “Head to the arena and play your next game”. Namely, one step requires a teammate to grade B or higher. However, even if you get a teammate graded A, the game will still tell you that the objective has failed, and the Palace Intrigue quest will not progress..

Unfortunately, as with many bugs in NBA 2K23, there’s no clear workaround for this problem. Reddit user saltyFF305, one of the players who have encountered this problem, has offered their solution. According to them, they played “a couple of park games and restarted my Xbox and then went back and tried again and it started working”. Thus, for now, the best option you have is to play some park games and see if it works. Also, make sure to restart your PC/PlayStation/Xbox a couple of times. Hopefully, this should fix the “Palace Intrigue Not Progressing” issue.

Palace Intrigue Head to the Arena and Play Your Next Game Freezes NBA 2K23 MyCareer

Another issue players have with this buggy quest is that it completely freezes NBA 2K23. Namely, when players want to do the “Head to the Arena and Play Your Next Game” task, the game simply freezes, preventing them from playing the game. Unfortunately, this is getting them stuck on the Palace Intrigue quest, stopping them from continuing the main MyCareer quest.

If you are suffering from this glitch as well, we’ve found a few possible solutions offered by fellow gamers online. Reddit user u/jacobs0922 states that completing the Going National quest will eventually fix the issue. Another fan suggests that changing the clothes might fix the issue. For now, these are the only two solutions we have if NBA 2K23 freezes and you are stuck on the “Head to the Arena and Play Your Next” quest. If we find more potential fixes, we will make sure to add them to the article.

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  1. A
    A o

    Bro wtf when I try and load up my myplayer it’s says something about me finishing the plalace intrigue quest and something about not being eligible to play this game. Then The loading screen goes black and I can’t play

    1. D

      Same here bro it says I need to finish the quest and than I’m not eligible to play this game. Every other game mode works and even creating another build works also.

      1. N

        How do I fix this

      2. T

        Please let me know if you find a fix for this

    2. J

      I have this issue now has anyone found the fix to this?

    3. T

      Yo bro I have the exact same problem can you please let me know if you find out how to fix it!!!

  2. S

    have either of you found a way to fix this problem

  3. R

    It says I’ve completed the games but didn’t check the box off I won the hammond and everything

  4. J

    If your game freezes just change you fit it works.

  5. T
    TheGreat Etholas

    When you get in the arena don’t move. Then hit r1 and advanced to the court. Thank me now 💪🏾💪🏾

  6. B

    Man I can’t even leave the arena without being sent to my home screen I quit the game completely they put me back inside the arena going on 2days now… fix this f*****g game

    1. R

      Same for me. Still happening can’t play my career until they fix. Complete bs

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