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New Changes To 2K23 Will Expand ‘The W’ Mode With More WNBA Teams, Jerseys, And Tournaments

2K today unveiled new features and updates coming to The W in NBA 2K23 for PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S players. The W will introduce new ways to control how the league expands,  community challenges, and more all-new content. 

“The WNBA is quickly growing and evolving, and we are ensuring that we also expand the breadth and scope of The W mode to bring fans of the WNBA more ways to experience it,” said Felicia Steenhouse, Senior Producer at Visual Concepts. “This year The W provides an even more authentic WNBA experience that players can enjoy, from choosing how to expand the league to leading the community to new heights.” 

The W mode adds a number of new features, including:

  • Community Goals: Every Season will feature six weekly goals the community can work together to reach. If the community is able to reach the collective goal in four out of the six weeks in that Season, everyNBA 2K23 player will receive a reward.
  • New Jerseys: A plethora of noteworthy brands you can add to your wardrobe, including 60 WNBA player jerseys spanning multiple Seasons. Coming in Season 1, you can expect Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury, and Chicago Sky, featuring two players from each team.
WNBA W mode game changer
  • All-Star and Commissioner’s Cup: For the first time in The W, your MyPLAYER will now have the opportunity to make the All-Star team and participate in the All-Star game. Display your skills in front of adoring fans in a premier showcase of elite basketball talent. Commissioner’s Cup games are another new addition, culminating in the high stakes final Cup game. The mid-season tournament was implemented in the WNBA last year and offers a potential preview at a WNBA Finals matchup down the road.
  • League Expansion: Build the future you want to see. Progressing in The W to the maximum level 10 in League Popularity will unlock 2 Expansion Team slots. From here, you control how the league expands. Pick the city, build the arena, create the logo, design the uniforms.

The W is packed with all-new content including WNBA Jerseys, Logo, and Coach MyTEAM cards. All of the rewards will be exclusively found in The W Online. You will not pull a Las Vgas Ace’s Uniform Card from a market pack; you will not find a Candace Parker Rebel jersey elsewhere; despite the variety of clothing options available in The City, the Dawn Staley T-Shirt is a W exclusive.

WNBA W mode screenshot

For full details on the new updates coming to The W in NBA 2K23 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, check out the latest Courtside Report. Stay tuned for additional deep dives in the coming weeks to reveal even more of what’s new in NBA 2K23.

NBA 2K23 is currently scheduled for release on September 9 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. For more information, please visit the NBA 2K23 official website.

Images via 2K

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