Looking for ways of how to earn VC without spending money in NBA 2K23? VC, or Virtual Currency, is the primary form of in-game currency in 2K Sports' basketball simulation. You'll need VC in order to upgrade the Attributes of your MyPlayer in MyCareer. You can also use VC to purchase animations from the Animations Store, cosmetics like clothing, and even Card Packs in MyTeam.
NBA 2K23: How to Earn VC without Spending Money
While the entirety of NBA 2K23 is designed around VC, it can be difficult to know how to earn VC without spending money. As part of our NBA 2K23 guide, we're going to explain some methods you can use to maximise your income of the in-game currency. However, before we dig into that, it's important to appreciate the real-world value of VC.
2K Sports currently flogs VC through digital storefronts in the following increments, although pricing may change depending upon your country and selected retailer. We've included the pricing for the UK and USA below:
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Depending on which version of NBA 2K23 you purchase, there's a good chance you'll have some VC available at the start of the game. For example, the Michael Jordan Editions and Championship Editions come with 100,000 VC, which is plenty to get you started. Throughout the season, 2K Sports will also reduce the price of some VC bundles, so keep on eye out for any available discounts or savings.
Collect Your Daily Reward
Each day in NBA 2K23 you'll be able to collect a Daily Reward from your Affiliation's statue in the City. This is random, and sometimes includes XP boosts or clothing discounts. However, occasionally you'll also be awarded VC, which is completely free.
Watch NBA 2KTV
NBA 2KTV is the series' weekly show which you can access from the main menu screen or during MyCareer by bringing up your Smartphone (left d-pad button) and accessing the NBA 2KTV app. During each episode there'll be interactive elements, allowing you to vote or answer questions for VC rewards. This can be a really quick and easy way to get additional income.
There are dozens of Quests to complete in NBA 2K23, many of which have a time limit. Be sure to play every day and finish as many as possible in order to earn VC. The rewards for each Quest are listed on the Quest screen, and many only take a few minutes to complete. If you can win the Race of the Week, you'll be rewarded with 1,000,000 VC, meaning a millionaire will be crowned every single week in the City.
Play Daily Pick 'Em During the NBA Season
Daily Pick 'Em is a minigame you'll find around the City and Neighborhood where you can predict the winners of real NBA matches during the season. You can earn VC based on which results you get right, or multiply your income by doubling down and successfully predicting an entire game week.
Play Basketball Matches
Whether you're competing for the championship in the MyNBA mode, progressing your MyCareer, or just playing pick-up matches in the City, you'll be earning VC based on your performance. One thing worth noting is that you can't earn VC as part of MyTeam, as you'll instead earn MT Points in this mode.
Enter Locker Codes
You can keep your eyes on All Locker Codes for potential VC rewards. While these generally include MyTeam Card Packs, Tokens, and cosmetic rewards for MyPlayer, 2K Sports does occasionally dish out VC in Locker Codes, so it's worth keeping tabs on our guide to see what's available.
Do you have any other suggestions for how to earn VC without spending money in NBA 2K23? You can refer to our NBA 2K23 guide for more information on the game, and let us know in the comments section below.