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NBA® 2K25 Match Instructions
NBA® 2K25 Match Instructions
Updated over a week ago

Important: A copy of NBA® 2K25 will be required for the Fall '24 season. The 2024-2025 Rulebook and Match Instructions updates are underway. Check back here in the future for more information! Once finalized, all changes will be communicated to our community through a separate Summary of Changes article. Thanks for your patience!


  1. One (1) player per team.

  2. Join the lobby within the 30-minute grace period.

  3. Communicate via Match Lobby Chat.

  4. Matches must take place on the PS4-version of NBA 2K24.

  5. Home Teams will create private matches and send invitations.

  6. Spectators should be removed unless approved per Section 7.7 of the High School Competition Rulebook

  7. In the event of any issues, finish the current game, then notify PlayVS Support for further assistance.

Important: Please review the PlayVS Game Day Protocol here.

Setting Up the Match

Create the Custom Game (Home Team)

  1. Open NBA 2K24 for PS4.

  2. Select “Play Now”.

  3. Select “Play with Friends Online”.

  4. Press “Triangle” to set the Locker Room to Invite Only.

  5. Under “Who’s Online” select your Opponent’s in-game name to send the invite.

  6. Let your opponent know in Lobby Chat that an invite has been sent.

  7. Once they join, Press “Option” on the controller to Advance &confirm in-game settings:

    1. Game Mode: Private Match

    2. Game Style: Superstar

    3. Quarter Length: 5 minutes

  8. Proceed to Match Protocol.

Join the Custom Game (Away Team)

  1. Open NBA 2K24 for PS4.

  2. Accept the game invitation.

    1. If the invite does not pop up, open the Playstation “Notifications” to confirm that the invite has not been received.

  3. Once joined, proceed to Match Protocol.

Match Protocol (All Players)

  1. The Home Team will press “Option” to advance.

  2. Both players select their Current NBA Team.

  3. Once confirmed, both players will press “X” to ready and begin the game.

    1. If a disconnection occurs the lobby will close. See section 1.4.3 Game Disconnection in the NBA 2K Rulebook for further instructions.

    2. Pauses are bound to the features & limitations inside NBA 2K. Excessive pausing is not allowed by the PlayVS Code of Conduct - Disruptive Behavior.

    3. If a rule violation occurs, pause the game, notify PlayVS Support, and head to Match Lobby Chat to communicate further.

  4. Once the game is complete, both teams will confirm the results using the PlayVS Match Assistant.

  5. Repeat the previous Custom Game & Match Protocol steps and complete the match.

Post-Match Process

  • After both teams agree to the final game's result using the PlayVS Match Assistant, the match will complete and results will be recorded.

  • Take in-game screenshots at the end of each game for your records.

  • If the Match Assistant is skipped, coaches are responsible for verifying that results have been reported manually.

  • Matches without results will be quarantined, and risk a match loss for both teams by default.

  • If results are not accurate, then contact PlayVS Support for further assistance.

Important: By default, Rulebooks overrule Match Instructions. If you find any conflicting information, please reach out to PlayVS Support.

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