In a first of its kind partnership, Nike’s SNKRS app and NBA 2K20 are teaming to release “Gamer Exclusives” (GEs) — limited edition sneakers that are unlocked exclusively through gameplay in NBA 2K20’s new MyPLAYER Nation mode.
The backbone of the project is a combined membership experience, supporting a shared community of gamers and sneaker fans. The experience comes to life in MyPLAYER Nation, a new gamemode co-created by 2K and Nike Basketball.
The first GE shoe launch will be a flooded Purple Nike LeBron 17. The special edition colorway features the 2K logo and NBA 2K20’s WELCOME TO THE NEXT tagline over iconic Laker’s Purple. To unlock this GE, players must upskill their MyPLAYER avatar to 98, eclipsing LeBron’s in-game rating of 97. Afterward, winning your next match-up in MyPLAYER Nation will trigger the unlock. The MyPLAYER Nation game mode launches October 22nd, along with the NBA regular season.
Look for the Nike LeBron 17 “Bron 2K” to become available October 29th and, initially, physical GE sneakers can only be purchased in the United States; virtual versions are accessible to all 2K players. Other shoes will be available as the NBA season progresses including at 2020 All-Star Weekend, the NBA Playoffs, and the NBA Finals.
Style Code: BQ3177-500
Release Date: October 29, 2019