4 Tips for NBA 2K21 MyTEAM
1. Don’t Buy NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Packs with MT
MyTEAM games don’t allow you to earn VC, but they do earn MT, the mode’s unique currency. NBA 2K21 MT can be used to buy packs as well, but it isn’t advisable. The MT price tags for packs are even worse than the VC prices, especially given how many games it will take to accrue the necessary amount. If you want to buy packs, you’re better off grinding for VC in other modes (such as MyCAREER) and then using it to purchase them instead.
The reason you should be saving your MT and not spending it on packs is that it’s the only currency that’s used in the Auction House. For the MyTEAM gamer who isn’t spending real money to rip open pack after pack, the Auction House is where you’ll most likely acquire a majority of the cards. The best cards are naturally priced rather high – your fellow gamers generally aren’t about to just give them away – so you’ll need to keep a healthy MT balance, and keep replenishing it as you spend it on cards. You can’t do that if you’re wasting MT on packs with rewards that seldom justify the price tag, so once again, grind for VC if you’re going to purchase packs.
2. Make Use of the Daily Login Bonus & Locker Codes
Given that MyTEAM is clearly a big source of recurrent revenue in NBA 2K21, it’s pleasantly surprising that the mode does give away free content and currency the way it does. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not about to justify the practice of microtransactions and so forth. However, there are opportunities to get some great rewards for free, so it’s wise to take advantage of them. First of all, make an effort to fire up the mode at least once every 24 hours to get the Daily Login Bonus.
3. Hold onto those Diamond Contracts
There are two schools of thought on this. If you like to wheel and deal in the Auction House, Diamond Contracts – which grant unlimited usage to any player cards they’re applied to – can fetch a hefty amount of MT. It isn’t too expensive to buy contracts for players, so it’s more a matter of convenience as far as keeping your favorite players in your lineup. With that in mind, you may want to sell them rather than hold onto them, or at least hold onto them with the intent of flipping them later.
I don’t just mean the obvious advice of not wasting a Diamond Contract on a Bronze card that’s unlikely to be in your rotation for very long; that goes without saying. I’m talking about waiting before you apply a valuable consumable to one of your best cards. New cards are released throughout the year, and if you’re a keen MyTEAM gamer, it’s quite likely that you’ll acquire a better version of a player you already have, one way or another. They’re rare and expensive, so don’t squander them.
4. Use Triple Threat for Evolution Cards
Anyone who’s willing to dump a lot of real money into NBA 2K21 MyTEAM likely won’t need to worry about this, but again, my advice is mostly for gamers who want to avoid buying VC in the first place. Whenever great new cards are released, there’s a lot of temptation to add them to your lineup. Much like the special effects when you pull a great card, this is by design. 2K wants you to want those cards and do all that you can to get them, including buying VC to rip open packs.
What’s the solution? Be patient. That’s really what it comes down to. At some point, all of those great cards will be on the Auction House. Eventually, they’ll come down in price once there’s a glut of them. If you’re patient, you can get a lot of great cards without spending a single cent.
There are plenty more tips for NBA 2K21 MyTEAM, and they’re worth discussing. Feel free to share tips for getting the most out of the model in the comments section below.