NBA 2K23 Replica build glitch lets players become their favorite superstar

Published: 2022-12-03T21:42:53

Updated: 2022-12-03T21:43:06

Replica builds are a little-known feature of NBA 2K23, but players have now discovered how to unlock their true potential with clever stat manipulation.

Anyone who created a MyCareer character in NBA 2K23 will be familiar with the player comparison system. After the vitals and stats are set for a new baller, creators are presented with a screen where they know who their new character will theoretically play as.

It’s not usually an exact match, so the most common “Shades of” screen offers a few different comparisons. However, replica builds allow players to hone the exact skills of an existing star and become an embodiment of it.

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NBA 2K23 Replica build glitch turns created characters into existing stars

The process to achieve this feat in NBA 2K23 is long and requires its own guide, but the results are fascinating. By following these steps, creative minds can recreate (and even improve) their favorite player’s entire game.

In the Reddit post below, a fan nailed it perfectly, going from “Shades of Trae Young” to an elusive “Ice Trae” build.

Unfortunately, not every NBA legend has this kind of build in NBA 2K23. Some of the most popular options outside of Young include Bill Laimbeer’s ‘Prince of Darkness’ build and Kawhi Leonard’s ‘The Klaw’ setup.

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The only downside to these builds is that they aren’t exactly intended to be public information, and the amount of work required to put them up is daunting. In theory, NBA 2K23 could ban someone who goes so far as to manipulate the game and get these results, but there’s no hard evidence for that yet.

It’s also important to note that Replicas are a next-gen only feature, so anyone playing on the PS4/Xbox One version of the game will not have access to these builds.

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