NBA 2K23 Lunar New Year Event – Start Time, Buyout Cards, and More
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Season 4 of NBA 2K23 is shaping up to be huge, and the Lunar New Year event is a big reason why. We know there will be three two-week events this season, which is a great way to start.
What makes this event so special? Well, it could be the 10 receivers on offer, one for each weekday throughout the event, or it could be Galaxy Opal Yi Jianlian, the yearly favorite in MyTeam.
Let’s break down everything you need to know about the NBA 2K23 Lunar New Year event so you don’t miss a thing!
LATEST – 2nd Acquisition Card Released
The second acquisition card of the Lunar New Year event is Pink Diamond Larry Nance!
With six agendas to complete (half of which are played online), you can actually unlock this card in under an hour!
Now that Season 4 is live on NBA 2K23, so is the agenda for the Lunar New Year event! Earn 24,500 XP if you complete the following challenges;
Smith Points – Lunar New Year Reward Joe Smith gets 30 points 2 times – 4,000 XP
Conley Assists – Lunar New Year Bonus Miles Conley 2 Get 10 Assists – 4,000 XP
LNY Points – Earn 125 points with Lunar New Year players – 2,500 XP
LNY Rebounds – Get 30 Rebounds with Lunar New Year Players – 2,500 XP
LNY Assists – Get 40 Assists with Lunar New Year Players – 2,500 XP
OO LYN Double-Double – Get 1 Double-Double with original owner Lunar New Year player – 2,500XP
LNY TT/TTO Wins – Win 3 Triple Threat Online or Offline games with 3 Lunar New Year players – 1,500XP
LNY CT/CTO Win – Win 2 games of Momentum online or offline with 5 Lunar New Year players – 2,000XP
LNY Win – Win a game with 13 Lunar New Year players – 3,000XP
Lunar New Year start and end dates
NBA 2K23’s Lunar New Year event kicks off Friday, January 13 alongside Season 4. It will last for two weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to complete all takeover goals and event agendas, and make the most of the rewards on offer.
The official end date and time for Lunar New Year is Friday, January 27 at 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 4PM GMT. We don’t expect any cards to return at this time, unless they’re part of an end-of-season mega pack.
Chinese New Year Player Card
So far, we’ve seen 11 player cards appear in the Lunar New Year event, and they include:
Joe Smith, SF/PF — Eternal
Mike Conley, PG/SG – Timeless
Jordan Poole, SG/PG – Amethyst
O.J. Mayo, SG/SF – Amethyst
M.L. Carr, SF/SG – Ruby
Slick Watts, PG/SG – Ruby
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, C – Ruby
Luguentz Dort, SG/SF – Sapphire
Darren Collison, PG/SG – Sapphire
Scott Pollard, C/PF – Emerald
Precious Achuwa, C/PF – Emerald
how it works
According to the Season 4 blog post, the Lunar New Year event will release a new receiver and five event cards each day for 10 days.
When you collect all of these, you will get the Galaxy Opal Yi Jianlian. There are also some event-specific agendas and challenges that will go live once the Lunar New Year begins.