NBA 2K18, the next game in the NBA 2K franchise that is set to be released in fall 2017, comes in three editions for all major gaming platforms. Players can acquire digital or physical versions of the game on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. These are all platform on which the game is available but those who use last generation consoles can only acquire the standard NBA 2K18 version. Legend and legend gold editions are reserved for PC and current generation consoles.
The standard NBA 2K18 edition includes as pre-order bonus 5000 virtual coins, 10 packs for MyTeam mode and items for MyPlayer. The ten packs are received over the course of 10 weeks, one pack is received weekly and is guaranteed to include a Team 2K free agent card. The pre-order bonus is available only for PC and current generation consoles. Players can acquire digital NBA 2K18 standard copies for PC from Steam, Green Man Gaming, Humble Bundle, 2K Store or Gamestop. Physical and digital console versions can be bought from the official game store or from various local retailers. The standard edition costs $50.
The legend NBA 2K18 edition comes with 100,000 virtual coins, 20 MyTeam packs and Shaquille O’Neal themed apparel. The physical game version has three more items: a poster, five Panini cards and Shaq stickers. This legend edition costs $80. NBA 2K18 legend gold edition is the most expensive, it costs $140, and includes the most rewards. Players get 250,000 virtual coins, 40 packs for MyTeam, all the Shaquille O’Neal apparel from the legend edition plus a few other collectible items. The physical items included in this version are a poster, 10 Panini cards, Shaq stickers and a lenticular. The legend edition can be acquired in both digital and box versions. Major game retailers are already accepting pre-orders for all NBA 2K18 editions. Price may vary depending on players location.
Objectives is a list of tasks assigned to every NBA Live Mobile player. The objectives can be seen by tapping the Objectives button in the top right corner of the user interface. Players can also see how many objectives they’ve already completed. This feature is handy for new players as it gives them a sense of direction and encourages them to try all game modes. Veteran players will want to complete objectives as well for the rewards.
There are different types of objectives. If there is an event active, event related tasks are shown at the top at the list. An expiration timer shows players how much time they have to complete the special objectives. For example, during the Playoffs, players will be tasked with Playoffs related events such as winning Western or Eastern Conference live events or completing Playoffs themed sets. When players tap on an objective, they will see a Go button. Tapping it will take them to that specific activity.
Daily objectives can be completed in a 24 hours time frame. There are different types of daily objectives to be completed. Players are required to take part in various live events such as international or drill events. If all daily objectives are completed, players get a free stamina refill. Stamina is the resource spent when taking part in NBA Live Mobile activities. Players that are low on stamina are advised to start with the daily objectives for a full stamina refill and then concentrate on other game modes.
Weekly objectives are tasks that can be completed throughout a week. These tasks require players to take part in almost all game modes. There are weekly objectives where players are required to win season games, to complete other objectives in league versus league matches, to acquire a certain type of players or to perform certain moves in season mode. Those who complete all the weekly objectives get a pro pack. The Go button can be used to access daily and weekly objectives tasks faster. Last tip: buy NBA Live Mobile Coins from online stores to make your team better before you start your tasks.
Sniping is a common NBA Live Mobile practice used to make NBA Live Mobile coins on the auction house. The basics of sniping are simple: buy low, sell high. Players search for valuable cards listed way below their normal worth, purchase them and resell them for profit. The term sniping filter refers to a combination of search filters that allows players to quickly find bargains. While there is plenty of info about NBA Live Mobile on the internet, players won’t find much about sniping filters, let alone a profitable sniping filter. No one wants to share their secrets but there are ways to come up with own filters. The time needed to find a good sniping filter depends on how much time players are willing to invest into the game.
Sniping is done on the auction house so the first thing to do is to find out how the NBA Live Mobile auction house works. This is pretty easy as the auction house user interface is intuitive enough. One thing that is not mentioned in game is the auction house refresh time. The auction house is refreshed about once every five minutes. This is when new player items are added and available to buy. It’s important to know the exact time because this is the best time to look for bargains. A sniping filter is a combination of search filters so the next important thing to understand is the auction house search option. Once again, this is pretty straightforward. Players can be searched by name, OVR, team and such. Pricing range can be set. A sniping filter will look for players within a certain price range. Auction house fee is another important thing to consider. NBA Live Mobile system takes 10% of every transaction so keep this in mind when setting a price. Sniping filters constantly change because the prices change too. Players that want to come up with their own sniping filter should observe the auction house for a while and get an idea about cards value. Finding a sniping filter is not hard but it takes constant auction house surveillance and game knowledge.
NBA Live Mobile hosts an event dedicated to celebrating famous basketball players from the past. Throwback Thursday is a special in game day during which players can obtain new cards. Some of the cards are called Throwback players and can only be obtained by completing a Throwback program. Their overall ranges from 70 to 90. Those who just started the game can use them in their teams and veterans can collect them just to complete their NBA Live Mobile player selection.
The Playoffs are a special moment in the real NBA season. To celebrate it, NBA Live Mobile has special programs and live events that are available throughout the Playoffs. To reflect this special time of the season, the Throwback program has been updated. Users will find a new type of Throwback players that are part of the Playoff Edition. This selection has some special cards that can be obtained for 24 hours only. Those who want to acquire these players should look for the cards packs that are called Throwback packs. The basketball players obtained during the first day are marked as first edition. This special Throwback selection contains 10 players such as Carmelo Anthony, Andre Miller and Brandon Jennings. The entire list can be found on NBA Live Mobile’s official social media page.
Another Throwback update concerns live events. Players will notice that from now on the live events marked as Throwback have a special collectible item as reward. This is not unique so more of it can be acquired. These tokens are used by players for Throwback sets. There are different types of these sets available such as silver, gold and elite. For each set, 10 collectibles are needed. Players first obtain the Throwback collectible and change it into a silver, gold or elite token depending on which set they wish to complete. One set rewards 90+ overall players.
Before competing with others or completing challenging season mode games, all players must learn how to do perform basic moves such as moving and shooting. The players are moved using the virtual stick. The dribbling is done automatically. Players make a shot by tapping, holding and releasing the shoot button.
Ball passing is achieved by tapping the pass button. The ball is passed to a free player that has the potential to score some points or to move the ball forward towards the basket.
Guarding the opponent is a viable tactic that should be used to prevent them from scoring or to reduce their chances of making a good shot. When the guard button is tapped, players will go towards the opponent who is holding the ball. It’s possible to take the ball from the opponent when guarding him.
Alley oop moves are meant to score points. They are performed when one player quickly passes the ball to a player that is located near the basket. The one close to the basket then catches the ball and scores points with a dunk move. The basketball does not touch the ground when it’s passed from player to player. To perform such a move in NBA Live Mobile, players have to tap the drive button first and then slide left towards the pass button.
Some NBA Live Mobile players have special abilities. There are two requirements needed to use a special ability. Players need to have an appropriate position on the court and the special ability has to be charged to the maximum. A special ability button appears when players are ready to perform such a move.
This is all players need to know to win their first NBA Live Mobile match. The last part of the tutorial requires players to win a match. All the basic moves are used including blocks that are made by tapping the block button.