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Best Ways to Get Free VC on NBA 2K13

Updated on October 12, 2013

So you don’t want to spend money on VC after already spending upwards of 60 dollars on the video game itself… I don’t blame you. And you don’t want to play MyCareer for seasons before you can buy an armband. This is especially for those (like me) who missed out on farming ridiculous amounts of VC before Coach Mode + exhibition games was patched. And I know most of these methods are already floating around the interwebs, but I thought I’d compile them. I’ll also try to update this along with new stuff and patches.


I hadn’t spent a lot of time in MyTeam, so I didn’t know I already had players that I could sell. If you haven’t checked out MyTeam, you can sell and buy players to use for “Road to the Playoffs” or Exhibition Games. To just get VC initially, you can sell your overpriced players (I got almost 3k for Darius Morris and like 5k for Robin Lopez!!!) after buying a few 250 VC guys (you need 12 players minimum).

You can play MyTeam two ways (for getting VC). You can treat it like a stock market, which isn’t too tricky. If you follow the NBA, it should be easy – just buy people right before their playing time goes way up. It’s sort of like fantasy basketball, if anyone in a starting lineup goes out with an injury, buy their backup or whoever else who would benefit. Like if Kyrie Irving goes out again, pick up guys like Sloan, Pargo and/or Gibson (probably not Luke Walton though hah). Also buy streaky players like Austin Rivers and Mike Dunleavy when they’re cheap because if they go on a week-long tear, you can get tons of VC. And remember to sell players if they’re sent back to the bench or go cold.

The other way to use MyTeam would be to play the challenges, under Exhibition Games, which are pretty easy to win with a bunch of cheap 3 point shooters. Some of them: Steve Novak, Carlos Delfino, Patty Mills, and Sebastian Telfair. For the Rookie Challenge, you get 250 VC and 100 more for winning, for All Star you get 450 and 100. At 5 minute quarters, it’s not bad at all.

Exhibition Games

You can get 750 VC + 250 from doing a 12 minute exhibition game for the Game of the Day. They patched Coach Mode though, but there is a workaround. When the game loads in, 1) switch to the other team, 2)un-pause, and 3) switch back. Then you can turn on Coach Mode. It won’t give you VC every time but it works at least once a day, and requires little to no supervision. Check back at halftime, though, because it hangs on the “Daily Picks” screen.

Online Blacktop Mode

You get 150 VC per game, win or lose, and you can use your MyPlayer, which can be fun. If you’re not used to the camera angle it can be a bit annoying at first though. Definitely faster than offline Blacktop - each game takes around 4-5 minutes.


Pump your guy’s 3 point shooting and put the difficulty onto Pro, and just go at it. Hop steps, plays, fast breaks; just keep shooting. 3 point shooting in 2k13 is overpowered as hell – you can usually just run to the other side of a court for an open 3. Get a bunch of A+’s and you can get VC that way. If you're having trouble, try getting signature skills like Spot Up Shooter.

If you haven’t started MyCareer yet or don’t care about your file being online or not, you can try what this guy does in the video – download the roster file where everyone is 5’3 and 25 overall and rain 3’s even easier.

The signature game
The signature game

MyNBA2K (iPhone/Android App)

This is a free app where you can do tons of really easy 'mini-games' for extra VC. The easier ones are Autograph Signing and Trivia, if you're familiar with the NBA. I believe there is a daily VC cap though.

Blacktop Mode

Blacktop Mode was nerfed in the patch – 2K moved the players towards half court a little during the patch to make this more difficult, and also you can only get VC from this once every 10 minutes. 250 VC each time +10 if you win. This isn’t very efficient anymore, but during commercials or something, it’s not bad. You can either shoot a bunch of 3s or just let the computer keep scoring. To score 3s now, though, you have to do some running to the sides and some hop steps, which isn’t too tough with guys like Ray Allen and Jamal Crawford.


You used to be able to get 750 VC per game but now you only get the 750 VC once in a while for “playing time”. It seems like it’ll happen once every hour or so, so unless you’re playing the mode for fun too, it’s not really worth it.


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