We love playing NBA 2K21. But we also know that there are still ways to improve its gaming experience. Here are some of the best mods for NBA 2K21 PC that will make the game run better, look better, and become more realistic than ever.
Note: Do be careful in installing these mods. Mods may add or overwrite game files and may end up breaking the game for you if not used correctly. Sometimes, it will require a full re-install to patch things up. On rare occasions, your saves might get deleted. Be sure to backup your game files every time you try out a new mod. It’s important to fully understand what you’re doing or at least follow the instructions for the mods to the letter. Some mods may also conflict with each other, and sometimes official updates can make mods not work altogether. To avoid this, take note of comments on the mod threads to see if others are having problems using the mods.
For easy mod installation, download the NBA 2K21 Hook + Mods Folder by Looyh. Then make sure to at least check the tutorial video below before starting your modding experiments. Enjoy playing NBA 2K21 with these mods!
NBA 2K21 BUBBLE COURT RESKINS
If you want to turn the realism slider all the way to max, then you can’t get any more real than this. Simulate what it’s like to play in courts with reduced audiences, and play NBA 2K21 the way the players played through most of the 2020-2021 season. This mod includes NBA Finals Bubble court, bubble versions of all 30 NBA team courts and light map, and even updated on-court team sponsors. Check it out here and apply it on both NBA 2K20 and 2K21.
COMPLETE YOUR NBA ROSTERS WITH 2K21 MISSING PLAYERS CYBERFACES
There are a couple of reasons why not all NBA players get their likings in the game. One of the most common reasons is licensing issues. Whatever is the case, NBA 2K21 has a couple of players missing from its roster. The likes of Dakota Mathias, Isaiah Joe, Jaylen Adams, and Sam Merrill didn’t make it in the cut. If you want to complete your roster so badly, then check out the 2K21 Missing Players Cyberfaces mod files.
BETTER GRAPHICS WITH NEXT-GEN RESHADE
Want better graphics for the game? This can be achieved just by fixing the game’s shaders and lighting options. These reshades ups the realism of the game, making it look more vibrant and life-like. You can get a global reshade here, then apply the D43 Next-Gen Reshade mod here. Applying just one or the other is already enough to make the game look so much better than before. Applying both results to the best-looking NBA 2K game to date.
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH THESE RETRO COURT MODS
Sometimes, rebrands of our favorite teams don’t sit well with us. Some of us might prefer the old colorful logo of the San Antonio Spurs. Others might prefer playing in the Charlotte Bobcats court. Whichever court you want, there’s definitely a mod for that. Check out the classic and retro courts here.
RETRO JERSEYS IN 2K21
Speaking of rebrands, changes in jerseys happen more often than changes in courts. Even with the many options we already have in NBA 2K21, there are still some uniforms that we want to have our players wear that aren’t in the base game. Thankfully, there are mods that can help us with this! Check out these retro jerseys for NBA 2K21.
NBA 2K21 ROSTER EDITOR TOOL
Manually editing the roster in-game isn’t the most efficient way of editing it. Besides, it’s a very cumbersome process and you don’t even get to change a lot of parameters. Using the NBA 2K21 Roster Editor Tool, you get to change a lot of information, including player stats, shoes and gear, attributes, and tendencies. You can even change the details for the teams, like arena and team names, abbreviations, stadiums, and even business practices and rival teams! The Roster Editor Tool is super versatile, and it’s a must-get for NBA 2K modders.
SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION TO THE BLACK MAMBA WITH THE KOBE THEMED COURT MOD
A year later and we’re still reeling from our loss of the one and only Kobe. If you’re one of his superfans, then you can show your appreciation to the Black Mamba with this mod. It turns your court into a big tribute to Kobe Bryant, complete with snake scale textures for the hardcourt. Check it out here.