You may remember how revolutionary the MyGM mode was way back in NBA 2K14, but now it’s all about to change as it’s getting revitalised thanks to a complete overhaul in the upcoming instalment of the series, NBA 2K20. Introducing the latest mode to be unveiled, MyGM 2.0!
In order to enable MyGM 2.0 to possess its own identity, the NBA 2K development team have brought a raft of new features in to ensure there’s a real distinction between that and MyLeague. These include new action points, an updated levelling structure, a new skill tree, a completely new task system, revamped relationships, and additional sponsorships and branding, to name just a few of the changes.
Arguably the most important of those is the brand new system of Action Points (or AP) which will be used to drive interactions in MyGM; so every day you play in MyGM, you’re going to have to make a conscious choice about what’s the best thing to do to help turn your team into winners. Do you want to spend time on trying to make the team better via a trade? Do you want to spend time having conversations with the players, staff or other GMs? Do you want to take control of the team directly and play a game yourself? All of these core actions will now cost an AP, causing you to make more meaningful choices regarding what the best and most efficient way is to build a winning team.
Another interesting change is in the form of the skill tree. You can pick your general style to start with at level one, and then you can move along any of the five starting trees or to any adjacent of the skills. Here’s an overview of the five trees:
- Leadership (L) – A man of the locker room, a leadership-focused GM is better able to build the trust of those around them, gain boosts for playing games, and lower trust loss in press conferences.
- Diplomacy (D) – A way with words, a diplomatic GM can build trust by having chit chats with several different groups, can help improve revenue and help sign more big name free agents.
- Insight (I) – A deep sense of understanding, an insightful GM can understand what affects the mood and trust of those around him, access the trade finder, or improve scouting.
- Finance (F) – An eye for the bottom line, a financial GM can improve revenue, sign players for less and gain additional sponsorship slots.
- Facilities (FC) – A man with the plan, a facility-oriented GM can choose from a specialty facility for a permanent boost to one of five areas, can help boost players on game days or turn high attendance into improved relations with sponsors.
For an in-depth look at all aspects of the massive overhaul, be sure to head over to the developer’s blog and give it a read. Don’t forget NBA 2K20 will be slam-dunking on to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC come 6th September, 2019.