NBA 2K24 Release Date for Steam, PS5, Xbox & Early Access

If you want to know what time does NBA 2K24 come out, the NBA 2K24 release date and early access, you’ve come to the right place. The launch times vary from platform to platform, which means that there will be differences between PC, PS5, and Xbox. That always causes a little confusion, so let’s clear things up.

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what time does nba 2k24 come out release date & early access
What Time Does NBA 2K24 Come Out? Release Date & Early Access

NBA 2K24 Release Date & Time Countdown across all regions

The exact release date and time of NBA 2K24 will vary depending on the regions you live in, and it will come out at different points on different platforms. On every console, so Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and PS5, the game will release at midnight local time. So, a rolling launch, which is how 2K games generally work. As soon as it hits midnight on September 8th, you can start playing. NBA 2K24 release date for Steam is on September 8th at 4 AM UTC. That translates to 9 PM Pacific Time / midnight Eastern Time / 6 AM Central European Time. You can figure the rest out from there. You can see NBA 2K24 release date countdown for consoles here:


Can You Play NBA 2K24 Early?

Now that we've answered the question of what time does NBA 2K24 come out and the release date, what about early access? It's been tradition to let players that pre-order get to play a few days early. However, the previous entry broke with tradition, and 2K24 is the same. Regardless of whether you buy the game ahead of launch or which version, everyone will have to wait for same launch time and date. I mean, there is a way you can cheat the system if you set your console to New Zealand time, but this trick works perfectly for Xbox users.

Changing XboX consoles to New Zealand time is not a big deal. You just have to change Language & Location in Settings -> System. Once at Language & location choose Australia as your region and English - New Zealand as your language. After saving, restart your console.

For PS console players the process is much complicated and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. Why? Becaus you have to make a new account with Australia region. Then, buy the game with Australian Dollars. Doing so can mess with other stuff, so it's probably best to just be patient and play when you're supposed to. You won't miss out on anything.

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