NBA Playgrounds has just landed, and, if you’re anything like me, you’ve been scrambling to land some NBA Legends in your team. In this guide I’ll help you build the ultimate team as quickly as possible.
You’ll notice that once you complete all of the modes in NBA Playgrounds, the rate at which you earn card packs slows significantly. This is because card rates are tied to your profile level, meaning you get new card packs every time you level up.
How To Earn Cards Quickly
Earning cards in NBA Playgrounds is actually rather easy. Every time you level up your player, you’ll earn a Normal card pack. Normal card packs have a lower rate of landing a Legend.
That’s not to say you can’t receive a good player in those packs. You’ll land a Derrick Rose, for example, which isn’t the best result in the world but it’s also not the worst, because he can cause some real damage in the game.
Once you reach level 50, however, you’ll be rewarded with a Gold card pack with every new level, which increases the chances of a Legend player significantly. You’re bound to come across a few Legend players on your way up to level 50, but reaching the level cap is really just a waiting game until they release more players, parks, unlockables.
You also earn a Gold card pack with every tournament you win. There’s another way to quickly unlock all players in NBA Playgrounds, but it involves some really hussle. It works to a degree, if you can find some real consistency and move through games at a high pace.
Select “Exhibition” match from the main menu.
On the player selection screen, select the two best players you have, and make sure you have a good three-point shooter. Danny Ainge was the first “Epic” card I got when I first started the game, and he’s worked out well for me.
For the opposition, select two lowest ranked players available.
Visit “Match Options” on the park selection screen. The UI here is a bit of a mess, but you want to select the “10” (score to win), and the difficulty to Rookie.
Word of warning: doing this basically brings the AI down to stupid level, so it’s a fairly mindless task. You’ll level up at a slightly faster rate than you would playing through tournaments, and there’s no guarantee you’re going to win the tournament and the subsequent Gold pack.
If you want to unlock players regardless of rarity as quickly as possible, then this is probably the best method.
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