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How to Unlock All of NBA 2K24’s Secret Builds

We all have a few favorite NBA players that have amazed us with how they play the game time and time again. Many of you probably wish your MyCareer character could play like them. Well, in NBA 2K24 you can get one set closer closer to achieving that thanks to secret builds! Here’s how to unlock all of the secret builds in NBA 2K24.

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How to Unlock Every Secret Build in NBA 2K24

First thing you’ll want to do is head in to the MyPlayer creator in the MyCareer mode. In here is where you can create custom characters and set their attributes. Before you start building your character, though, take a look at this list of currently known secret builds and which players they correspond to:

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  • Agent Zero – Gilbert Arenas
  • Air Jordan – Michael Jordan
  • Baby Boogie – DeMarcus Cousins
  • Chef – Stephen Curry
  • Deebo – DeMar DeRozan
  • Flash – Dwayne Wade
  • Grandmama – Larry Johnson
  • Lil Penny – Penny Hardaway
  • Magic – Magic Johnson
  • Mamba – Kobe Bryant
  • Mr. Big Shot – Chauncey Billups
  • Point God – Chris Paul
  • Reign Man – Shawn Kemp
  • Rip – Richard Hamilton
  • Swipa – De’Arron Fox
  • The Dream – Hakeem Olajuwon
  • The Glove – Gary Payton
  • The Joker – Nikola Jokić
  • The Klaw – Kawhi Leonard
  • The Matador – Luka Dončić
  • The Truth – Paul Pierce
  • The Worm – Dennis Rodman
  • Zanos – Zion Williamson

Those are all the players you can recreate in game with a secret build. The thing about secret builds, however, is that they are in fact secret. You’ll have to go through a bit of trial and error in the character creator before NBA 2K24 will tell you you’ve unlocked a secret build. They key is to choose a player you want to recreate and then try and match their real life metrics and stats with your choices in game. Select the player’s exact height, weight, wingspan, position, jersey number. These are all things you should be able to find easily online. Then, think about how this player operates on the court and which stats they would have at each level. For example, Stephen Curry is probably going to have a maxed out three point shot stat, but a low strength stat. One thing that can help is also checking out what the stats for those players were in previous iterations of the 2K franchise.

Once you’ve allocated all the attribute points, keep an eye out for a notification. It should say that you’ve built one of the secret builds listed above! That’s how you can unlock any of the secret builds in NBA 2K24. It can be tricky but if you pull it off you’ll be able to play like one of your favorite players!

If you’re looking for more advice on the game, check out how to build a great Point Guard in NBA 2K24


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Alex Berry has been a freelance contributor at The Escapist since January 2023. His coverage ranges from funny takes on the latest games to a whole bunch of guide content on such titles as Honkai: Star Rail, Genshin Impact, and various new games. Alex is a jack of all trades when it comes to games, playing almost every new title that shows promise. From RPGs to shooters, all the way through to sports games, he plays it all, although he does have a soft spot for turn-based RPGs having started out his gaming journey with a copy of Pokémon Red on the original Game Boy. Alex has a master's degree in Business and is fascinated by online game economies, often spending a lot of time finding ways to maximize wealth in these games (but he should really be doing that in real life instead).