With the NBA 2K24 release time closing in, players are already looking to stay prepared and get into the action as soon as possible. There's no need to snag a deluxe edition, as the NBA 2K24 release date will be the same for all players.
Players looking to dominate in MyCAREER or MyTEAM early will want to start their grind as early as they can, but even casual players may hope to hop on around the NBA 2K24 release time to be among the first to play this year's game. Get all the details you need here as the NBA 2K24 release time countdown is already underway.
7 September 2023 - Page updated with the latest information and start times.
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When Is the NBA 2K24 Release Time and Date Worldwide?
With no early access window for non-standard editions of the game, the worldwide NBA 2K24 release date is set for September 8, 2023. This means that players all over the planet will be diving in that day, but the exact time will vary based on timezone.
One of the biggest unanswered questions is whether NBA 2K24 will use a simultaneous worldwide launch or go with a midnight release time based on region. The latter lends itself to the fabled New Zealand time zone trick, but things can change year to year and blocks for that could've been implemented since last year's launch.
As of now, the best indicators point to a regional midnight launch, as accessing the UK PlayStation Store shows an earlier release time for the game than accessing the US PlayStation Store. We can also use their confirmed regional launch times from NBA 2K22 and more recently for WWE 2K23 as an additional indication that the game will drop at midnight by region.
If they follow this plan again, this NBA 2K24 release time will ring true in each region:
- New Zealand (NZST) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
- Australia (AEST) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
- Japan (JST) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
- Singapore (SGT) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
- United Kingdom (BST) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
- United States (EDT) - Midnight on September 8, 2023
For time zones not listed above, it'll generally follow the closest geographical option along the regular time zone differences. For example, US players in the central time zone should gain access at 11pm CT on September 7 and US players in pacific time should gain access at 9pm PT on September 7, which matches the Midnight ET on September 8 release for that larger region.
NBA 2K24 Release Time Countdown
If, unlike recent years, 2K has chosen to implement more time zone blocks or a simultaneous worldwide launch, the most likely guiding time will be Midnight ET on September 8, 2023. If the game goes with that time worldwide, you can use the clock below to know when it will arrive.
The NBA 2K24 release time countdown shown above should ring true regardless for all players across the United States, but those in the UK or even in New Zealand might have a chance to hit the virtual court even sooner if 2K follows their usual launch strategy.