As an avid NBA 2K gamer and expert, I‘m often asked "how can I level up my MyPlayer quickly in NBA 2K23?"
It‘s a great question, because gaining XP and leveling up your MyPlayer unlocks key upgrades like attributes, badges, rewards and cosmetics. Ultimately, it takes your player to the coveted Legend status at level 40.
The key is to complete activities in 2K23 that award the most XP, while utilizing any available XP boosts. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through proven tips to optimize your MyPlayer‘s progression.
Understand How XP and Leveling Works
Let‘s start with the basics. Gaining XP (experience points) fills up the bar at the top of your MyPlayer screen. When it fills completely, your player levels up.
Higher levels unlock more upgrades:
- Attributes – Improve skills like shooting, playmaking
- Badges – Equip badges to boost abilities
- Rewards – Clothing, boosts, bike parts, skateboard decks
At level 40, you reach Legend status and earn the highly coveted seasonal rewards.
Optimize Your Daily Play
The easiest way to earn consistent XP is completing the daily challenges. These simple objectives refresh every 24 hours, such as:
- Score 10 points with a Center
- Get 2 blocks in a game
- Win a Rec Center game
Most can be passively obtained just by playing. I recommend reviewing the challenges and actively pursuing them. You can expect to gain 3-5 levels per day from daily challenges alone.
- Stack up multiple challenges and complete them together
- Reroll more difficult challenges by spending VC
- Play full games for maximum XP rewards
Prioritize Modes With Most XP
Not all modes reward XP equally. Based on data gathered by the 2K community, these modes give the most XP:
|MyCareer Season Games
|Up to 1.5k XP
|Up to 1.2k XP
|Over 1k XP
|Varies, Can be 5k XP
Comparatively, the Theater gives only around 600 XP. Spend more time in the high XP modes suggested above.
- Always finish games instead of quitting
- Increase difficulty for higher XP multipliers
- Play Rec Center with teammates for more wins
Use XP Coins Wisely
XP Coins will randomly be rewarded as you gain levels. Types include:
- 30 Minute 2XP
- 1 Hour 2XP
- 2 Hour 2XP
- 3 Hour 2XP
Equip these to double your XP earnings from everything during that time period. I recommend saving coins for when you can play longer sessions to maximize value.
- Combine 2XP with high XP activities
- Avoid wasting coins on trivial objectives
- Check for overlapping 2XP events
Grind Gatorade Facility Drills
Once unlocked (around level 10), the Gatorade Facility contains repeatable drills that reward significant XP:
|Up to 4k XP
|Up to 5.5k XP
|Up to 4k XP
I make time to grind these drills as part of my daily routine. They can be repeated after 24 hours. It‘s an easy way to gain multiple levels per session.
- Equip relevant MyPlayer boosts beforehand
- Save high scores to replay for maximum XP
- Watch 2KLabs videos to optimize strategies
Complete All Available Questlines
Various NPC characters in The City offer multi-step questlines with great XP rewards such as:
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 130k XP total
- Rapper Quests – Up to 80k XP total
- Rick Fox – 50k XP total
These longer quests take time to finish but are absolutely worth doing for the huge XP payouts. The prizes are nice too!
- View quest progress in Main Menu > Quests
- Certain quests have time limits
- Stack quest objectives together where possible
Repeat These Steps for Each Season
One final tip – your overall progress carries over after each season, but your level is reset to 1 again. This lets you re-earn all the level rewards.
Just rinse and repeat the steps above during each new season to rapidly regain your level and reach level 40 Legend status sooner.
That covers the best methods for fast leveling based on my extensive experience. Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help fellow 2K players maximize their MyPlayer‘s potential.