NBA 2K18 MyPLAYER Training Guide

The goal in MyCAREER is to reach an overall of level 99 with your MyPLAYER. Reaching 99 overall basically means you are officially a baller or something. Anyways, in order to train your character in NBA 2K18, you need to utilize the available resources to improve overall level and increase your badges. Here is a quick NBA 2K18 MyPLAYER training guide to help get you started.

G Training Facility (Ability Cap + Turbo)

NBA 2K18 G Training Facility

Like the name suggests, the G Training facility is the place to come in order to increase your level cap. Like the training gym in NBA 2K17, you will find a number of exercises inside the center:

  • Leg Press
  • Clean Weight
  • Squats
  • Ladders
  • Agility Hurdles
  • Battle Ropes
  • Bench Press
  • Box Jump
  • Sprint
  • Treadmill
  • Dumbbell
  • Medicine Ball
  • Gatorade Reaction (Levels Badge as well)

Completing these exercises nets you a couple of interesting things. The first is that exercises fill your turbo (R) up to 100%. The second is that you can use the exercises in the G Training Facility to increase your stat caps. This is necessary in order to increase your MyPLAYER to level 99. So far I’ve found Hurdles and Gatorade Reaction to be the most beneficial in terms of time spent.

NBA 2K18 Gatorade

If you are not interested in working out, you can head to the the Gatorade Fuel Bar where you can use VC to buy consumables that give you increased Turbo. Consumables give certain buffs for a set period of time when used.

Team Practice Facility (Ability Cap + Badges)

If you aren’t trying to raise your skill level caps, you probably want to unlock badges on your character. This can be done in game, but also by attending the Team Practice facility. Here you can choose which badge you wish to work on and run drills catered towards improving that skill. Drills are limited to 3 per day.

Badges are passive abilities that give you an edge over just general skills. Having badges on your MyPLAYER is important as it can give you that edge needed to beat out other similarly levelled characters.

*Badges can also be worked on during games*

VC, VC, and More VC

2K18 VC

Like previous games in the NBA 2K series, NBA 2K18 uses VC to level up your MyPLAYER attributes. It is through is through spending copious amounts of VC that you will end up reaching that coveted 99 rank. In NBA 2K18 there are a couple of ways to collect VC:

  1. Buy it: VC like everything else in life, can be purchased directly through 2K.
  2. Earn it: If buying VC doesn’t feel quite right, you can earn it. This can be done by playing in NBA games, playing on your MyCOURT, playing in the Pro AM league, playing pick up games in the neighborhood, and many other activities.

Get out there and start collecting VC so you can become the next Nate Archibald.

These are just a few of the ways to level up your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K18‘s MyCAREER mode. In terms of efficient grinding, it seems like playing multiplayer (Pro Am, Playground) is one of the best ways to earn VC. Good luck out there!


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22 responses

  1. Huston says:

    I wish tou got bigger when working out

  2. Malcolm says:

    Talk to the juice guy to get an extra training practice

  3. Austyn Paminiano says:

    Everytime I make a new mycareer, it doesnt allow me to make a new build and the same build as my first mycareer pops up, help?

  4. i_seranate_my_teacher says:

    My issue is i had a shoe deal but kept wearing wrong shoes to get a different shoe deal so once i get new shoe deal & it comes to a point to go to gym practice for recording commercial but now when i try to enter practice gym it loads me back outside. Anyone know the problem?

  5. Tyrone says:

    Make sure you’re connected to the internet if not you’ll just be on a generic myplayer mode that looks similar to Mygm. It happened to me, cause I started mycareer without any connection. I had to start a new career and everything eas fine

  6. Marcus Gigandet says:

    I am really aggravated, I cannot access the team practice facility, even after playing a NBA game. I cannot add attributes, nor will it allow me to do any training activities.
    What’s going on ?

  7. Alan says:

    I can’t access my exercises in my training facility. It was working fine and I would get turbo up to 100% before every game. The last 3 games I cannot access the exercises at all and my turbo is drained to 20%. What is going on?

  8. Hirschi74 says:

    I have two big issues with the Training.
    First, whenever I finish one of the drills in the G Training Facility, my UI dissapears so I don’t have access anymore to the phone or the Nav. I have to Alt-F4 out of the game wich results in not saving my progress for that training.
    Second, I can’t assign any attribute points. I can access the screen, but neither LS nor D-Pad will allow me to increase attributes to a certain skill. Maybe this is related to the 1st Problem.

    • enricofairme says:

      Hmmm. Not sure about that. Have you checked out any of the Steam threads to see if others are having the same problem?

      • Hirschi74 says:

        Nothing found so far. Even google is clueless 🙂 I postet in the reddit bugs thread now.
        For the second issue, it might have to do with crashes at launch and a corrupted save or whatever but since I did not invest any VC in that MyPlayer, I decided to delete him and make a new one. I can now assign skillpoints (yeah) but the G Training Facility Problem persists (booo)

  9. Shun says:

    I cant get in the neighborhood need help

  10. Cway says:

    where do i spend the vc’s at to upgrade player?

    • Hirschi74 says:

      When in neighborhood, Press Y or Triangle on PS to the Nav, select that golden rectangle (forgot the name) press A or X on PS, LS one step UP and there you are

  11. Courtney says:

    I can’t get to the neighborhood! My son has been playing in career mode but does not see how to get to neighborhood.

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