Jordan Challenge NBA 2K23 is coming soon, the long-awaited return after 12 years away from the franchise. In this mode, you’ll be able to experience 15 unique experiences, each set around a milestone moment in Michael Jordan’s career.
In addition to each challenge, you can watch video interviews with celebrities who were integral to each real-life moment, including but not limited to 1998 rivals Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dennis Rodman and Head coach Phil Jackson.
One of the coolest aspects of the Jordan Challenge is the attention to detail in a given year. The game has filters that reflect the recording/TV quality at the time, and you can see era-specific jerseys, pitches, and even sponsors during each mission. As such, it’s pretty much the actual retelling of Michael Jordan’s career you could hope for.
But what do you get for completing all 15 challenges? Well, by doing all of this, you can earn yourself a Jordan NYC jersey in Myteam and MyCareer modes, allowing you to show your love for this legendary player.
The mode also has a unique twist on typical NBA 2K23 gameplay, focusing on low post and mid-range play. The transition game has also been redesigned to replicate the 1980s style of play, including tighter transition lanes and more players cutting to the rim in numbers.
According to producer Zach Timmerman, this mode has been brought back to NBA 2K23 to repackage the Michael Jordan story and reintroduce it to a new generation of NBA fans. The thought process was that a lot of young players probably hadn’t played more than a decade ago, and if you’re a basketball leader, there’s a story worth reading.
What do you think of the return of the Jordan Challenge? Are you excited to give it a try? For more NBA 2K23 information, check out our article on NBA 2K23 gameplay changes that happened last week.