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NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds: How to Get or Unlock Them

Unlock the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds to get basketball legends in MyCAREER.
NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds: How to Get or Unlock Them

Another year of MyCAREER begins the hunt as players seek to identify the coveted NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds to turn their MyPLAYER into a true basketball legend. While new Template Builds have arrived to offer some modern day counterparts, nothing quite compares to a Michael Jordan or Hakeem Olajuwon build.

You'll need a little bit of luck and a lot of precision on your side, as trying to get the numbers perfect to unlock NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds is no small feat. Here's everything we know so far about the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds on deck in MyCAREER.

List of All NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds

NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds

Secret Replica Builds burst onto the scene for the first time last year, and it's no surprise that games are already on the hunt for how to bring them into NBA 2K24. Last year, players testing out the intricate MyPLAYER Builder eventually realized that they could unlock dozens of hidden special replica options.

The NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds won't just give you a "shades of" listing including that player and a moniker like Diming Inside Out Scorer. These hidden options will actually instead bring up a definitive screen saying you've created a "REPLICA OF" a specific prolific basketball player with a nickname for the Special Replica Build, as seen in the screenshot above from NBA 2K23.

Unfortunately, the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds are still being identified, and it has yet to be confirmed exactly which builds are hidden in this year's game. Here are just a few of the Secret Replica Builds that were available last year:

  • Magic Johnson aka "Magic"
  • De'Aaron Fox aka "Swipa"
  • Michael Jordan aka "His Airness"
  • DeMarcus Cousins aka "Baby Boogie"
  • Gary Payton aka "The Glove"
  • Nikola Jokić aka "The Joker"
  • Hakeem Olajuwon aka "The Dream"
  • Paul Pierce aka "The Truth"
  • Luka Dončić aka "The Matador"
  • Shawn Kemp aka "Reign Man"
  • Kawhi Leonard aka "The Klaw"
  • Gilbert Arenas aka "Agent Zero"
  • Dwyane Wade aka "Flash"
  • Zion Williamson aka "Zanos"
  • Stephen Curry aka "Chef"
  • Dennis Rodman aka "The Worm"
  • Chauncey Billups aka "Mr. Big Shot"
  • DeMar DeRozan aka "Deebo"
  • Penny Hardaway aka "Lil Penny"
  • Larry Johnson aka "Grandmama"
  • Derrick Rose aka "Pooh"
  • Kyrie Irving aka "The Ankletaker"
  • James Harden aka "The Beard"
  • Steve Nash aka "Hair Canada"
  • Goran Dragic aka "The Dragon"
  • Chris Paul aka "Point God"
  • Kobe Bryant aka "Mamba"
  • Richard Hamilton aka "Rip"
  • Vince Carter aka "Half Man, Half Amazing"
  • LeBron James aka "King"
  • Kevin Durant aka "Slim Reaper"
  • Anthony Davis aka "The Brow"
  • Rudy Gobert aka "The Stifle Tower"
  • Shaquille O'Neal aka "Diesel"
  • Wilt Chamberlain aka "The Big Dipper"
  • Dwight Howard aka "D12"
  • Kristaps Porzingus aka "The Unicorn"

If you want full details every single one of the Secret Replica Builds in last year's game, you can find an extensive list at NBA 2K Lab. As of now, the hunt continues for the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds as players try to identify any small changes from last year's numbers.

How to Unlock Secret Replica Builds in NBA 2K24


While one aspect of being able to unlock Secret Replica Builds in NBA 2K24 is pinpointing all of the intricate in-game stats for attributes like Driving Layup or Acceleration, there are extra layers you'll need to make the puzzle fit together just right. In addition to recreating the overall skills of a given player, to unlock an NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Build you would also need to be spot on for position, height, weight, wingspan, handedness, and jersey number.

If you're looking to create a true Secret Replica Build, that replication will indeed have to follow every possible aspect with the exception of your visual cosmetic MyPLAYER appearance. It was also discovered last year that most builds provided a little bit of leeway in attribute selection, as players were able to trigger the build nickname with some slight variation (plus or minus 8 points on most attributes) allowing for nuance even in these carbon copy NBA 2K24 builds.

For clarity, the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds are not the same thing as the Template Builds available this year at MyPLAYER creation. We've got more details here on the best builds in NBA 2K24 available through templates, but even template builds get the old bland "Inside Out Shot Creator" nicknames and not the proper special replica reveal.

If you're hoping to figure out any of the NBA 2K24 Secret Replica Builds yourself, we recommend using the NBA 2K Lab list of builds from last year as a starting point. Do your best to recreate things in NBA 2K24, and then tinker a bit to see if you can be the first to find one of the most powerful builds in the game.