In February, NBA 2k16 launched for Xbox One and PC, and since then there’s been a steady stream of updates, with the latest one kicking off this week.
We’ve now reached the point where it’s possible to play online on both Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.
The best way to find out if your console is compatible is to check out our guide to finding out if you can play on any console.
We also have a quick guide to using the internet on Xbox One.
It’s not all about the game mode, though.
We have a full guide to all the modes available in the NBA 2, and if you’re looking for something new to play, check out the full list of available modes.
We’re also going to be running some free and paid-for game bundles across the year, so if you fancy checking them out, head over to the NBA Store to grab some deals on a few games.
If you’re in the UK, you’ll be able to grab the NBA2K16 free trial on Xbox Live starting this Saturday, July 13, and will be able access the full NBA2k16 multiplayer game mode as soon as the trial ends on July 18.
For now, let’s get down to it, shall we?
What’s online for NBA 2 on Xbox?
Online modes are still available in NBA 2.
You can choose to play single-player, co-op, online, or online on Xbox, but only one player can join at a time.
In co-operative modes, players share a single screen and share stats between each other, and they’re split into teams of five.
In online modes, you can choose one of the four online modes and compete against the other players.
You get a total of 12 modes available to choose from, and there are five different types of game modes to choose between: 1v1: Play as a team against each other in the 1v5 format, with three teams in each game.
The first team to win three games to reach a match wins.
You start with three points, and each team loses two points if they’re eliminated from the game.
2v2: Play with three other teams, and your team can win two games each against the others.
The team with the fewest points wins.
3v3: Play in a 3v1 format, but with two teams each, each team plays with a different player.
You’ll play as a 1-on-1 team.
4v4: Play against up to four teams in 4v2 or 4v3, and the players on each team get a point for each other team.
The winner of each game receives one point.
5v5: Play a 5v3 format, in which the team with a higher score wins.
6v6: Play the same format as above, but the teams have six players each.
The teams are split into two halves.
The players on one team get one point each, and all other players get two points.
7v7: Play seven-on, seven-off, or seven-down.
Each team gets a point each.
8v8: Play eight-on or eight-off and the other teams get a combined score of eight.
Each of the teams has one player on each side of the ball.
The score is then divided by the number of players in the team and divided by two.
9v9: Play nine-on and one team takes on all eight teams, with all the players in each team taking a combined scoring of eight points.
10v10: Play ten-on against all eight players, and teams take the entire nine points.
11v11: Play eleven-on with the teams playing nine-ons.
Each side of each match has one point per point, and two points for each point scored by the opposing team.
12v12: Play twelve-on in which one team plays as an 11v12, and everyone else plays as 11v9.
Each player takes a combined point total of five points.
13v13: Play thirteen-on again, and only the team that scored the most points in the previous game gets to play as 13v12.
Each round lasts five minutes.
14v14: Play fourteen-on for the first time in the history of the game, and players play against one another.
The game will last five minutes, and one player takes the team’s score in that round.
15v15: Play fifteen-on at the start of a season, and whoever gets to start the season wins.
The other team takes a point every time they score, and it’s a double-header.
The loser gets one point every point they lose.
16v16: Play sixteen-on.
Each teams score is reduced to five points and everyone is eliminated.
The two teams who get to start last will play four-on five-on six-on