Making a comeback since it first made its debut back in NBA 2K11, The Jordan Challenge graces NBA 2K23 with hype levels that only Michael Jordan can generate. It’s been over a decade, and now is the perfect time to retell Jordan’s ascension to arguably being the greatest of all time.
All versions of NBA 2K23 will gain access to The Jordan Challenge mode, where players will relive 15 iconic moments of Jordan’s career. The production details are insane, allowing for each game to look, feel, and sound like it’s being played in the actual year it is taking place.
On top of the actual game, The Jordan Challenge will replicate the TV experience of the era with an intricately designed video filter that progresses throughout the years. Commentary from coach Mike Fratello along with the legendary Bulls PA announcer Ray Clay will bring a one-of-a-kind level of authenticity that can equal the level of this mode.
Other personalities gracing NBA 2K23’s The Jordan Challenge are Marv Albert (courtside commentator for The Shrug game), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (opponent in 1988 All-Star game in Chicago), Dennis Rodman (opponent in the Bad Boys game), Phil Jackson (head coach in The Last Dance game), and many more.
Full List of The Jordan Challenges
The 15 challenges will offer 3 goals for players to hit, with each goal earning players a star to collect. 40 stars will unlock unique rewards that can only be obtained from this mode.
Here’s a full list of what challenges to expect:
- 1982 National Championship: University of North Carolina vs. Georgetown
- 1984 Team USA Basketball Scrimmage
- 1986 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 2
- 1988 NBA All-Star Game
- 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5
- 1990 Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
- 1990 Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
- 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
- 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5
- 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1 aka The Shrug Game
- 1995 Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
- 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6
- 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5 aka The Flu Game
- 1997 Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers
- 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6 aka The Last Dance
NBA 2K23 will be available on September 9, 2022 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.