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NBA 2K19 Vs. 2K18 Pre-Order Bonuses: Should You Pre-Order 2K19?

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NBA 2K19 is due to come out on September 11 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Every year, 2K fans are ecstatic for the newest installment to release, and it's never been more hype. The 2K19 Prelude demo is around the corner now, coming out on the 31st of August, giving us a sneak peak of the first few hours of the new MyCareer story. It’s a great test for users to try out the game before they pre-order a copy.

NBA 2K19 can only be purchased in two forms this year rather than last year's three, including the extra 2K18 Shaq editions. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be on the original Standard Edition cover, and LeBron James will highlight the 20th Anniversary Edition.

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NBA 2K19 Standard Edition includes the following items:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered once a week)
  • Sapphire Giannis Antetokounmpo MyTEAM card

The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following items:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 50,000 MyTEAM points
  • 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered once a week)
  • 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered once a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • Sapphire LeBron James and Sapphire Giannis Antetokounmpo MyTEAM cards
  • 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT
  • LeBron MyCOURT design
  • King's Collection - Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!)

Physical items include:

  • NBA 2K19 Poster
  • NBA 2K19 Sticker sheet
  • NBA 2K19 Wristband

The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition included the following items:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM packs
  • Exclusive MyPLAYER apparel

The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition included the following items:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (one pack delivered to your account per week)
  • Shaquille O'Neal in-game items

Physical Items Included:

  • Limited-edition Shaq poster
  • 5 Panini trading cards
  • Exclusive stickers
  • Digital Content

The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold included the following items:

  • 250,000 Virtual Currency
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (one pack delivered to your account per week)
  • Shaq in-game items

Physical Items Included:

  • Limited-edition Shaq Poster
  • Lenticular cover
  • 10 Panini trading cards
  • Exclusive stickers
  • Digital Content

The two games are pretty similar in terms of pre-order content and include most of the same in-game bonuses as last year. They also allow you to play the game 4 days earlier than release (if you pre-ordered 4 days before release). If you’re a die-hard fan of 2k and LeBron James, it would be your best bet to pre-order NBA 2K19 this year and reap all of those exclusive King James-themed rewards.