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Why Is Brickley’s Gym Closed in NBA 2K24?

Brickleys gym in NBA 2K24

With every new NBA 2K game, there is a rush to head to MyCareer Mode to create a fresh character. In NBA 2K24 you’ll be starting from scratch with a 60 overall rated character. Everyone will be hustling to improve their Attributes and Badges as quickly as they can. One of the staple activities in the NBA 2K games is to hit up Brickley’s Gym for some training.  This facility features Chris Brickley, the famous NBA skills trainer. He provides you a place to complete scrimmages against NPCs to improve your Badge levels without any downsides. Some players have reported that they have headed over to Brickley’s only to find it closed, so let’s take a look at how the gym works in NBA 2K24.

How Brickley’s Gym Works in NBA 2K24

If you head to Brickley’s Gym only to find that you’re not able to get in, don’t worry. There is a reason. In NBA 2K24, you’ll still be able to complete 3-vs-3 scrimmages from Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, you’ll be able to do 5-vs-5 scrimmages.

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Brickley Scrimmage Schedule

The catch, as players are finding out the hard way, is that sessions are locked behind pretty long time gates. You should be able to complete one weekday session and one weekend session at Brickley’s. After that, you’ll have to wait until the next week to participate again. During that time, in most cases, you won’t be able to get back in to Brickley’s until it notifies you that it’s ready again. Players aren’t happy at how this system works, so we’ll have to wait and see if it’s something that the development team decides to tweak in an upcoming patch.

For now, you’re only able to do one of each scrimmage type per week at Brickley’s Gym in NBA 2K24. It’s not much, but it’s what we’ll have to work with for the time being! And if you’re looking for more on the game, check out our full set of guides.

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Alex Berry
Alex Berry is a freelance contributor at The Escapist. Alex has been writing about games for less than a year but is thoroughly enjoying it. Having worked in marketing as his main role, he’s no stranger to writing creatively. His coverage ranges from funny takes on the latest games to a whole bunch of guide content. 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).