A sneak preview of what you’ll face in the game seasons to come.
The start of the 2022-2023 NBA Regular Season is quickly approaching, which means NBA 2K23 is even closer to its September 9 launch. For weeks, we’ve been teasing all-new features and now we’re excited to announce the return of exclusive challenges coming to our PlayStation 5 community!
Last year, we offered exclusive PlayStation 5 MyTEAM challenges such as “Assists against Dirk & Luka” to begin Season 1 of NBA 2K22. The latest iteration of the NBA 2K franchise will showcase similar challenges on PlayStation 5, but this year they revolve around Michael Jordan, further highlighting this year’s Championship Edition cover athlete.
Courtesy of PlayStation 5’s next-level tech, navigating to the Jordan Challenges is incredibly easy. By pressing the PS Button, while on the Main Menu, each of the Activity Cards will appear in a row. Scroll through each of the 2K23 modes which appear on Activity Cards, and when you’re ready, press SQUARE to start the Activity. It’s truly that easy.
Below, we’ve mapped out the challenges releasing with each Season this year, so you can get a sneak preview of what’s to come!
When Jordan set foot on the hardwood as a rookie, he wasted no time establishing himself as a bonafide force on both offense and defense. To kick off the first Season of NBA 2K23, you’ll be tasked with stopping him and his ‘85 Chicago Bulls teammates. Assemble a lineup and score 50 points as a team to beat Jordan and receive your reward.
Jordan always possessed raw athleticism, but he put it on full display during the 1988 All-Star Weekend, earning his second consecutive Slam Dunk Contest win. Meet the Slam Dunk Champion and All-Star MVP at the rim, along with his ‘88 Eastern Conference All-Star teammates. Throw down 10 ferocious dunks to successfully complete the challenge.
MJ’s defense proved to be a major contributing factor in his 1991 NBA Finals victory, securing the first ring of his career. Show the nine-time All-Defense player you’re capable of your own lockdown defense by swatting down five shots.
His Airness took home the hardware for Most Valuable Player and Finals MVP in 1992, but he couldn’t have done it without the support of his teammates. Despite being an exceptional scorer, Jordan was also a standout facilitator. Dish out 10 team assists in Season 4 to claim your reward.
By 1993, the Chicago Bulls looked unstoppable. With Jordan leading the way, the Bulls did what few teams in NBA history have accomplished by winning three consecutive NBA Finals. To honor the three-peat, hit five three-pointers against the Bulls in MyTEAM and give them a taste of their own medicine.
The 1996 All-Star team featured high-flying talent, headlined by Michael Jordan. The All-Star game is typically a dunk-fest, where the league’s most gifted players unleash a flurry of slams. Elevate your MyTEAM lineup to victory by soaring above the rim for 10 dunks and secure your reward.
In 1996, the sports world thought the Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins would be untouchable, and for over 20 years it was. Season 7’s challenge is an homage to the record-breaking Bulls, requiring you to score 72 points against them and win. Think you’re up to the task?
The game has changed through the years, with more teams and players leaning heavily on the three-point shot. While it’s more prevalent today than it was in the ‘90s, there were flashes of three-point attacks during Jordan’s era. Unleash a barrage of three-pointers and drain 10 of them as a team to achieve the goal.
Michael Jordan’s last dance was a spectacle to behold. The Bulls completed their second three-peat of the ‘90s with their win in the 1998 NBA Finals. Jordan put on a clinic in Game 6 to close out the series with 45 points, adding to an already impressive legacy. Replicate Jordan’s memorable outing with a 45-point game of your own.
This year’s rewards consist of an exclusive Diamond Shoe Colorway, 5 Shoe Boosts, and a Gold Badge for a total of 7 reward cards for each challenge. All nine challenges will be playable on PlayStation5 and each of the challenges are integrated with Activity Cards for you to use at your leisure. When NBA 2K23 launches on September 9, answer the call to greatness by challenging Michael Jordan in MyTEAM.
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