Civilization 6 Guide: Tips, Tricks & Strategies to Keep Winning

Civilization 6 Guide

Civilization 6 is an extremely complex game and you could easily write a huge novel trying to create a complete strategy guide. But with gamers having limited time (and probably interest) to read hundreds of pages, we’ll try to sum things up in as few words as possible in our complete Civilization 6 guide that will help you win games. In this Civilization VI guide, we have tips, tricks and strategies that you should always use in order to build that amazing Civilization that will stand the tests of time.

You will quickly see that it’s all about planning and starting strong: a strong start will make things easier and even though you can still fall behind, chances are you won’t if you play it smart. But start on the wrong foot and you’ll lose the game sooner rather than later (or just struggle all the way to the end). We don’t want that to happen, so we’re here to share with you some Civilization 6 tips and strategies in our complete guide that’s mostly aimed at beginner players. But even advanced gamers might find something useful here, so read on and prepare for world domination!

1. It all starts with the beginning
Choosing a great leader and civilization is key to victory. Even more, understanding each civ’s strengths and potential weaknesses is extremely important as you will know what route to follow. Usually, all players have a favorite civilization or more: so make sure you pick the winning one. We have already shared the best 5 civilizations in the game – so make sure you read it and use it as a starting point or inspiration in case you need some alternatives.

2. Your neighbors are not your friends
There are few Civilization games where you can be friends with your neighbors and Civilization 6 makes no exception. Your neighbors are perfect to become an extension of your empire sooner rather than later because it’s easy to reach them and if you don’t, they will most likely try to take over your cities. So always consider your neighbors your immediate enemies and work on improving relations with civilizations that are farther away.

A good strategy to block other civilizations from progressing or establishing diplomatic relations is to try and keep them away from the world. If the map permits it, try building cities that block access to parts of the world by land. A well placed city, for example, surrounded by mountains, can easily keep a civilization away from exploring and progressing. I found throughout the games that maps usually have these passes through the mountains which, if you can control them, give you greater powers over other civs.

3. City States are your Friends
Unlike your opponents where the closest should be considered your immediate enemy, the City States should work differently: consider them and try to make them your friends, especially early on in the game as you will have better bonuses and gains. Work with the closest and keep the relations solid because eventually you will make them yours! But until you do, reap on the benefits!

4. Specialize your cities
Planning your cities, specializing them for different aspects (military cities, culture cities, science ones and so on) is more and more important with each new game in the series, and today’s game makes it extremely important for you to specialize your cities and plan well ahead.

Districts are the biggest change and challenge, especially during your first few playthroughs as you don’t know everything about them. The adjacency bonus comes into play as well, complicating things a bit, but you should always build your cities with a plan in mind. Try to think over the ages and place everything carefully, considering future bonuses from future buildings and districts. Playing the game randomly or going for the immediate benefits won’t prove successful in the long run and you risk being left behind if you don’t plan out your cities carefully!

5. Trade routes are extremely important
I remember when I first saw the intro video, before the game was launched, that I laughed when I saw it presenting the main character and his trade caravan. “Who uses these?” I wondered, but as soon as I started playing the game, I understood that trade caravans and trade routes are extremely important. First, because for a very long time they will be the only way for you to build roads and your units to move faster on the map. And second, because they offer huge bonuses in the long run.

Yes, trade routes go with the same planning mechanics as the cities and everything else in the game. Remember that once you have established a Trading Post in a city, future trade routes going through the city will generate more gold. In other words, make sure to plan your routes ahead, starting with the closest city that’s on route to another city. Work your way to cities that are farther and farther away and soon the extra gold you’ll be racking from each extra Trading Post will make a big difference!

6. Get the Eureka moments for easy science progress
I often found myself delaying the research of a technology because I was close to getting the Eureka moment. It seems strange and it could backfire if not applied correctly, but this strategy is good in most cases. Just make sure that you work towards getting the boosts and reduction in research times with the Eureka moments – the early technologies are extremely easy to boost – and you’ll get ahead with your tech tree very fast. Research boosted technologies first and always consider the requirements for Eureka moments, but don’t make it your goal to get them all because that’s impossible. Pick your battles and go for the ones that are easy to boost!

7. Build a strong military early on
And by “strong” I don’t mean spamming warriors like most civilizations do. Take your time, be patient for a short while and as soon as you have something better than the warrior, start producing that unit in large numbers. Take advantage of any bonuses your Civ might offer (like the War Cart if you’re playing Gilgamesh, for example) and always think about the future: know which units upgrade to amazing mid-game and late game units and focus on producing those. Barbarians will be your main source of nuisance, generally, in early game, so deal with them first, while building the army for the future!

8. How to win Wars
You should always plan for war and at least be prepared to defend if you don’t have any motives to start wars yourself. Starting a war is serious business which could come with serious consequences, so always make sure that you are ready for it once you start it. This means having a solid military (ideally you should at least have an estimate of the troops the enemy has and build troops to easily defeat them), including siege weapons and range units. Always produce the strongest possible units, upgrade troops if you can and make sure you have some money put aside in case you need to quickly supplement your armed forces with a couple of new units.

Extremely important during war time is to keep your units alive: don’t hesitate to retreat if things get too complicated, but always try to destroy enemy units while keeping yours alive. Try to fight one one front at a time in order to increase chances and take advantage of any adjacency bonuses, generals or whatever bonuses you might have. Take advantage of the option to name your troops in order to know about their particular bonuses in combat. Have defensive troops on hand, ready to protect your offensive ones while they heal and always push slowly but steadily towards the enemy borders – the farther away you keep the battle from your cities, the better.

Have in mind that wars will take longer as you progress through the ages, so early game is extremely important if you’re war minded. Try to conquer at least one civilization with a minimum of 2-3 cities by the end of the Classical Age in order to have the number of cities required to produce and maintain a solid military. Then slowly work your way up, building troops and keeping them alive in order to succeed in battle!

9. Keep an eye on the AI players & agendas
The AI has some agendas in Civilization VI and they will more or less follow them throughout the ages. Keep an eye on those agendas and try to play according to them, taking advantage of those agendas that could prove to be beneficial for your own empire and taking out first the civs with agendas you don’t like.

Also make sure to always keep an eye on your opponents and see how close they are to victory. I will never forget a game I had against Saladin early on (yes, the Religious victory guy – I didn’t know that at the time) which was pretty much isolated from the world with just a few cities and no chances of accomplishing anything. When I checked, completely randomly, on him, I saw that he was close to grabbing the Religious victory because he turned his disadvantage into missionaries which I completely ignored, but spread his religion. Just several turns later I lost the game. So ALWAYS keep an eye on enemy civilizations and take measures against them if any measures are required.

These would be my tips and tricks for Civlization 6 players and hopefully these help you better understand the game and plan your moves ahead. There is, of course, a lot more that you should consider – smaller things usually – that complicate the game and make everything more fun and interesting. Covering them all would require thousands of words and we’re not ready to write novels yet.

But if you have any other tips and tricks or strategies that you think are extremely useful and worth sharing, don’t hesitate to let us know by commenting below!

Civilizaton 6 Pantheons Guide: Best Pantheon for Your Civilization


In my recent guide to founding the perfect Civilization VI religion, I told you about the importance of Pantheons in the game. The Pantheons stay with your civilization over the ages, no matter what Religion you decide to found and, even more importantly, even if the Civilizaton AI manages to destroy your religion or convert your cities. In other words, the Pantheon offers a permanent bonus, so it’s best st choose the perfect one for you.

I am here to share with you just that: my opinion on the best Pantheon in Civilization 6 (which is indeed highly subjective, because play style, civilization and the type of victory you’re aiming for matter equally when choosing it). I am also here to share with you all the Pantheons available in Civilization 6, so that you can always have an overview of all and decide which one is best for your current situation or playthrough.

So without further ado, these are the 22 Pantheons in the game:

Dance of the Aurora: Holy Site districts get +1 Faith from adjacent Tundra tiles.
Desert Folklore: Holy Site districts get +1 Faith from adjacent Desert tiles.
Sacred Path: Holy Site districts get +1 Faith from adjacent Rainforest tiles.
River Goddess: +1 Amenity to cities if they have a Holy Site district adjacent to a River.
Monument to the Gods: +15% Production to Ancient and Classical era Wonders.
Divine Spark: +1 Great Person Point from Holy Site (Prophet), Campus (Scientist), and Theater Square (Writer) districts.

Lady of the Reeds and Marshes: +1 Production from Marsh, Oasis, and Floodplains.
God of the Sea: +1 Production from Fishing Boats.
God of the Open Sky: +1 Culture from Pastures.
Goddess of the Hunt: +1 Food from Camps.
Stone Circles: +2 Faith from Quarries.
Religious Idols: +1 Faith from Mines over Luxury and Bonus resources.
God of Craftsmen: +1 Production from Mines over Strategic resources.
Goddess of Festivals: +1 Food from Wine, Incense, Cocoa, Tobacco, Coffee, and Tea Plantations.
Oral Tradition: +1 Culture from Banana, Citrus, Cotton, Dyes, Silk, Spices, and Sugar Plantations.
God of the Forge: +25% Production toward Ancient and Classical military units.
Initiation Rites: +50 Faith for each Barbarian Outpost cleared.
God of Healing: Increases Healing by +30 in your Holy Site district, or any adjacent tiles.
God of War: Bonus Faith equal to 50% of the strength of each enemy unit killed within 8 tiles of a Holy Site district you own.
Fertility Rites: City growth rate is 10% higher.
Religious Settlements: Border expansion rate is 15% higher.
Goddess of the Harvest: Harvesting a resource or removing a feature receives Civ6 Faith equal to the other yield’s quantity.

What is the best Pantheon in Civilization VI?

As I said, it all depends on your play style and future strategies and, in most cases, it depends on the types of resources you have close by. However, I will stick to the recommendations I made about choosing the right Pantheon in my religion guide:

Divine Spark: Great Person Points are vital and this one gives you +1 Great Person Point from Holy Site (Prophet), Campus (Scientist), and Theater Square (Writer) districts. In other words, a great bonus!
a Pantheon based on the resources that are close to your cities. There are three pantheons in this category: Lady of the Reeds and Marshes (my favorite, giving +1 production from Marsh, Oasis, and Floodplains), Goddess of Festivals (+1 food from Wine, Incense, Cocoa, Tobacco, Coffee, and Tea Plantations) and Oral Tradition ( +1 Culture from Banana, Citrus, Cotton, Dyes, Silk, Spices, and Sugar Plantations). Pick the one that will benefit you the most based on the resources you have close to your cities and future cities.

Do you agree with my suggestions, or you feel that there’s another Pantheon that you should choose to make it easier for you to win a game? Let us know by sharing your opinion in the comment section below.

Civilization 6 Guide to Religion: How to Found the Best Religion for Your Civ


One very interesting aspect in Civilization 6 is Religion. We’ve been introduced to it by the Gods & Kings expansion for Civ 5, but there’s the chance that many fans of the series didn’t get the chance to try it out. Plus, religion in Civilization VI is an upgrade to what Gods & Kings gave us so I am here to share with you all the details about this relatively new in-game feature and especially share with you a complete guide on how to found the best Civ 6 religion for your civilization.

Of course, as it goes with most things related to such a complex game as Civilization VI, the concept of “best religion for your civilization” is based on multiple factors, like the civilization you’re playing as, the type of victory you’re trying to achieve and your play style. So indeed things might vary a bit from a game to another and even from player to player, but what I will share with you in this article is what I think to be, overall, the best choice for a religion especially early on in the game as it offers massive advantages in the long run.

Best Religion for Civilization 6

Founding a religion in the game is not the only thing you have to worry about: make sure you can hold onto it because there are cases when immediately after founding a religion, the AI sends missionaries and converts your cities to their religion, basically killing your religion, getting them one step closer to religious victory and resulting in you basically waste a lot of time for building a religion that does not exist.

So my suggestion would be to always rush build your religion (get the Holy Site ASAP, get the Policy card for more Great Prophet points if you have those, and go for Holy Site Prayers in your Holy Site city, turning at the end your faith into Great Prophet Points). I personally believe that religion can be a real pain in the game, so you have to get into this as soon as possible in order to at least stand a chance against other civilizations and religions.

Choosing the Pantheon

The first thing you will have to select is the Pantheon. The good thing about this is that it stays with you no matter what happens in the long run and how other religions affect your civilization, so pick wisely! There are 22 pantheons in the game, but my suggestion would be to focus on those that give you permanent bonuses – so those limited to a specific Era are not that good in my opinion, even though they can be helpful if you want to rush start your way to victory. Here is what I would suggest to get as a Pantheon, based on your play style:

Divine Spark: Great Person Points are vital and this one gives you +1 Great Person Point from Holy Site (Prophet), Campus (Scientist), and Theater Square (Writer) districts. In other words, a great bonus!
– a Pantheon based on the resources that are close to your cities. There are three pantheons in this category: Lady of the Reeds and Marshes (my favorite, giving +1 production from Marsh, Oasis, and Floodplains), Goddess of Festivals (+1 food from Wine, Incense, Cocoa, Tobacco, Coffee, and Tea Plantations) and Oral Tradition ( +1 Culture from Banana, Citrus, Cotton, Dyes, Silk, Spices, and Sugar Plantations). Pick the one that will benefit you the most based on the resources you have close to your cities and future cities.

Founding the religion

Once you get the Prophet and send him to the Holy Site, you can finally found that religion. The Pantheon you have chosen stays with you, but you get to select two beliefs. I would personally go for custom ones and my favorites are:

Founder Belief: Church Property. You get +2 Gold for each city following this religion. In other words, you will get a ton of money if you have or plan to build a large civilization and can get ahead of other Civs to spread your own. This is extremely OP because you can spend that Gold on Units and get the upper hand when war starts – even if it takes you by surprise. I would never choose anything else here!

Second Belief: Zen Meditation. This is a bit trickier, since they way you play the game matters a lot here. However, I would go for the Amenity bonus because I usually had problems with Amenities in all my playthroughs currently, which I consider strange, but might be the norm. If you don’t foresee any trouble with the lack of Amenities in your civilization, don’t pick this one and go for something that gives you bonuses that help your Civ (like the Mosque which gives extra Faith and more power to your Religious troops).

Later on in the game, you can choose up to two more beliefs for your religion, but you can only choose the ones that are left after other civilizations made their choices, so it’s more difficult to anticipate and give suggestions for that – and it also makes choosing the first two even more important!

Religion is extremely important in Civilization 6 and founding the right one for your people is just one piece of the pie. But getting the right bonuses can help you a lot – and it’s up for you to make them count. Either way, don’t ignore religion or do so at your own peril!

Do you have a “perfect religion” in Civilization 6? Let us know by sharing your comments below.

Best NBA 2K17 SG Build: Create the Best Shooting Guard for My Career

SG build for NBA 2K17

I am back with a new guide on how to build the best players in NBA 2K17 and this time I am going to share with you my insane SG build for NBA 2K17. I’ve been exploring a bit this year and I decided that playing a SG is even better than what I usually play – Small Forward – and it could be even more fun than a Point Guard, because everybody plays PGs nowadays…

So without further ado, if you want to build a killer SG in NBA 2K17, you’re at the right place as I will take you through the process and share with you the most important aspects in creating you’re player. Let’s check this out!

As you probably know already, the most important thing when it comes to building a great player in the game – and a Shooting Guard makes no exception – is selecting the best player height. There are multiple builds out there, many suggestions with insanely tall players that look out of this world, but for my perfect SG build I decided to play things a bit differently and focus on the things that matter. You want your SG to score. You want him to score often. You want to get those points. It’s the easiest way to play and extremely rewarding. So here is how I build my superstar SG:

First, go for the Sharpshooter archetype. Forget about Shot Creator, forget about Slasher builds, as a SG you’ll get the most out of the Sharpshooter. Set your player’s height to 6’3″ and you’ll get 91 in three point and mid range shooting. Now that’s what I am talking about! Don’t forget to set your Wingspan and shoulder width to the maximum in order to get some defensive bonuses as well! Set a decent weight of 180 lbs and you’re ready to roll!

At 6’3″ you won’t be too small, nor too tall to lose a lot in terms of stats. You should obviously focus on your 3 Point and Mid Range stats first, but don’t forget about Agility and Playmaking! Take care of these, work a little bit on the other stats (I’d focus afterwards on Defending) and you’ll soon build that superstar player that won’t be stopped by anybody. You will literally score three after three after three, no matter if the shots are contested or not. That’s what happens with you have 91 in those areas, boys!

So yes, this is by far the best possible build for a SG in NBA 2K17 and probably one of the most lethal player builds in the game, both for My Career, as well as My Park. Anything, actually. Any game mode you try, you will rule it with your shooting. Now that’s what I am talking about – so give it a try and I promise you’ll love this build!

Don’t forget to share your opinions on my recommended SG build for NBA 2K17 below and share any suggestions you might have for making the player better.

Best NBA 2K17 SF Build: How to Create the Perfect Small Forward for MyCareer

NBA 2017 best sf build

We’re back to share with you the best NBA 2K17 SF build in the game. As you probably know, this is my favorite position and the position I play most in NBA 2K games so I always strive to get the best player – which I am sure you do. I am going to share here how to build a legendary SF in NBA 2K17, similar in play style with Lebron James, an an overall superstar no matter what type of play you’re running. Don’t forget to also check out my PG build in case you need some variety!

Before starting this article, I’ll be honest with you and tell you that I also spent a lot of time giving the 6’3″ Small Forward a try – it’s been and maybe it still is all the rage on YouTube, with people claiming that he’s the best thing since Michael Jordan had a baby with Wilt Champerlain (which, by the way, never happened!). I tried it and I didn’t like it. Guarding Lebron in MyCareer with a 6.3 guy isn’t fun. Scoring isn’t fun. Getting great stats isn’t fun. So I made my own, a real Small Forward that’s just like Lebron James, a player who can dunk, who can pass, dribble, defend and rebound and also shoot those baskets from mid range and the three point line. That’s what I’m talking about!

So let’s not waste a single second and let’s see how you too can build a great SF in the game. Here’s my best NBA 2K17 Small Forward build!

We’ll start by choosing the Archetype first. You will always want to be a Slasher. This is the best choice, in my opinion, for a great SF build. You get excellent stats in all areas: mid range shooting, layups and dunks, shooting off dribble, you also get amazing Agility and Playmaking stats, and on ball defense & rebounds. You’ll be an awesome scorer and great all-around player, with the only downside being that you won’t be an ace when it comes to three point shooting. Well, nobody’s perfect, but my build is as close as it gets!

You also get access to top badges like the One Man Fast break that keeps those points dropping, as well as Relentless Shooter and Tear Dropper. You’re a fast scoring freak and you’ll love it!

Next, comes the height and everything else: we’ll go for a relatively tall player at 6’8″, 235 pounds and maximum wingspan and shoulder width. If you want to get OP, always go for maximum wingspan and shoulder width, even though this makes your player look like an alien. As long as he can play, go for it!

This SF build can be quickly turned into a 90 overall player and that’s without upgrading everything! Focus on getting the Agility and Layups & Dunks in order to keep the crowds entertained with your finishes (and the points coming). You want to max out Mid Range shooting as well next as they only go up to 75, then invest in some Playmaking, Rebounds and Defending. You will never be an ace when it comes to shooting from the 3 point line or Post scoring, so ignore those and only spend your VCs on them after you get everything else done.

As a result, you will get an awesome Small Forward in the game and I guarantee you’ll love him. He will be unstoppable and will keep you entertained at all times because you’ll have to adopt a fast, spectacular play. You will be great in defense, you can grab those rebounds, you can move the ball around and most importantly, you will score.

This is also the closest thing I think you can have in the game to Lebron – even though he has better numbers in real life when it comes to mid range shooting and 3 points, you can’t have them all. And even if you don’t compare your player with L. James, you still get an awesome SF build for MyCareer and a player that will reach All Star status ASAP. Enjoy!

What do you think about my recommended SF build for NBA 2K17? Share your thoughts and other build ideas in the comment section below!

NBA 2K17 PG Build: How to Build a Perfect PG for My Career

Now that NBA 2K17 has been out for a while and I’ve been playing it like crazy, I’ve experimented a little bit with different player builds and I think I managed to find some really good builds to share with you guys. Since most players – including myself – like to play as point guards in the NBA 2K series, this is the first position I focused on and I am here to share with you my opinion on how to build the best NBA 2K17 PG for My Career. You will be a bit surprised with my choice, probably, so I will also share a more traditional build that can still rock the court.

So yes, this year I’m playing it differently and I am sharing with you not one, but two builds. So let’s not waste a single second and let’s check out below the best NBA 2K17 PG build to increase your player’s performance!

Just like in last year’s game, it’s mostly all about choosing the right height, wingspan and weight for your player and combine them with the most suitable archetype. There are many opinions on what’s good and what’s not, but here is the freak PG I came up with that will rock the court!

Best NBA 2k17 PG Build

We’re going to choose the Playmaker archetype for our player and trust me when I say that he’s still be able to score a lot. The reason why we go for this archetype, though, is that we want to max out Agility (and you can also max out Playmaking eventually), while still keeping decent stats in the scoring categories.

Now the secret to grabbing this perfect build? Go for a TALL player! Set him to be at 6.6 and select maximum wingspan and shoulder width. It will show you that a lot of stats will drop, but don’t worry about that. Choose a low weight weight for an extra boost – something like 180 or 185 lbs and you’re ready to rock! Trust me, this build is absolutely amazing and you will do insanely well in defensive thanks not necessarily to the height, but the wingspan as well.

In terms of scoring, you will do really good too, even though your 3 pointers won’t be through the roof. But you will be more than decent when it comes to scoring, you will be fast enough to make it matter and you will be a beast in defense. From all the builds that I have tried when it comes to point guards, I believe that this one is actually overpowered!

Alternative NBA 2K17 PG build

If you don’t want to go with something as dramatic and you still want to grab a good PG build, I have a more traditional build for you that will perform extremely well. We’re going for a scoring freak this time, because everybody loves to score, right? Again, some might not be very happy with this build as we’re going to kind of sacrifice three point scoring here, but you’ll see that there’s life without 2 pointers too!

What we’re going to build is a great PG with the Shot Creator archetype. Now, the wingspan shouldn’t be something out of this world – either keep the default one or increase it by a few nudges. Also keep your shoulder width at default and go for the weight bonuses at 180 lbs. There’s really no need to add extra weight to any type of PG build unless you go for the slasher, so always keep the weight low in order to get the boost from there. And the height? I went for 6.3 – it’s not too short to be constantly under their opponent, not too tall to lose a lot in terms of stats.

Why is this build good? Because you a very agile player that scores off the dribble constantly. Mid range shooting is also very good, so you will be scoring those twos and drive your opponent crazy. You won’t be a superstar when it comes to scoring three throws, but you’ll be scoring everything else, you’ll do great in defense as well with steals and interceptions and even the random blocks and you can become unstoppable. Go for this if my freak recommendation above sounds too extreme for you.

So these would be my recommended PG builds for NBA 2K17 – I would love to hear your opinion on them after you try them, especially the tall playmaker type because I had so much success with him (and fun playing him as well!)

NBA 2K17 Unlimited VC Glitch/Cheat & How to Get More VC in the Game

NBA 2K17

The Virtual Currency in NBA 2K17 (VC as it’s usually referred to) is extremely important in the game as it allows you to buy all sorts of goodies for your My Player character that will help him become a superstar faster than the rest, by unlocking the better Badges levels and whatnot. Either way, no matter what you’re using them on, it doesn’t hurt to have a ton of Virtual Currency in the game and we’re here to help you achieve that with our guide on how to get more VC in NBA 2K17.

Even better, there’s also an NBA 2K17 VC cheat / glitch that allows you to get a ton of Virtual Currency really fast and you should make sure to take advantage of it as soon as possible because 2K Sports might fix it sooner or later.

But until then, take advantage of this glitch that makes VC farming in NBA 2K17 a lot easier. Here’s a video explaining what you have to do:

So it’s basically starting online matches, allowing your opponent get the tip off then quickly committing a foul and quitting the game. You can only do this twice, but it’s worth the effort for some quick VC!

Now, if you don’t want to do this or if this glitch gets fixed up eventually, you shouldn’t panic. There are other ways to gain more VC in NBA 2K17 without cheating or trying to take advantage of in-game glitches and we’re going to talk about those as well. So let’s find out some more methods to farm Virtual Currency in the game!

1. Simulate My League Games
This is probably the easiest legit way to farm VC in the game. Just start the My League mode and let the AI simulate all the games. You won’t get a ton of VC from that, but every little bit counts.

2. Download the My NBA 2K17 App
The app gives you Virtual Currency just for linking your account, but you will also have the chance to earn more on a daily basis, depending on how active you are in the game. And you will be active after downloading it because My NBA 2K17 is a fun companion app that gets really addictive – so definitely try it out if you haven’t done so already!

3. Play the My Career like crazy
This is the obvious one and you should take advantage of it at any given point: simply playing games in My Career and being active in the game will give you a bunch of great rewards in terms of VC. You can also get Endorsements which will boost your earnings even more, so make sure that you focus and play as much as possible when you have the chance!

4. Buy VC
This is an option many of you won’t like, but if you have the money or you really want to get that extra virtual currency, it’s the easiest and fastest way to do it.

These would be the things you can do to get more VC in NBA 2K17 – as well as a really good glitch you should take advantage of ASAP before it gets fixed – if it ever gets fixed! Did you manage to find other ways to get more VC in NBA 2K17? Let us know by sharing a comment below!

NBA 2K17: How to Get A and A+ Teammate Grade Easily

Taking My Player through My Career is the main reason why I buy games in the NBA 2K series and every year I am extremely happy to see that things change a bit, offering us a new challenge as well as new ways to get there to the top and become one of the best players that ever existed. Of course, nothing is possible without getting constant flawless performances in the game and a good indicator of that is the teammate grade that you get after each game. And I am here to share with you all the details on how to get Teammate grade of A and A+ in NBA 2K17 easily – because you can’t be a superstar if you keep getting those B ratings!

If you want to be a true legend, it’s not all about becoming the best scorer in your team or the league – it’s a more complex process and we’re here to help. So if you want to improve your game or you’re actually struggling to get better grades, check out Vgamerz’ guide on how to easily get A+ teammate grade in NBA 2K17!

1. Play for the team
Just as we said already in our NBA 2K17 My Career tips article, being a team player is extremely important in the game. Holding the ball, not passing around, requesting passes at all times and trying to shoot at all costs – these are all things that will bring your teammate grade down. Especially early on in the game, your stats will be pretty low so don’t have higher expectations from your player than what he can actually deliver. Play the team game, play a smart game and move around, ask for plays (screens are the easiest of them all and still extremely productive) and try to constantly remind yourself: scoring a ton of shots is not your only duty in the team!

2. Set screens
A few years ago, setting screens alone was enough to get you a guaranteed teammate grade of at least an A. This year, things have changed a little bit and your teammate grade meter doesn’t increase as much from setting a good screen, but it does help a lot. So set as many screens as you can: simply go towards the player who defends your teammate and set the screen. You’ll get at least a “Good screen” bonus, but if that leads to a score, your rating will increase even more with the “Screen assist” bonus.

3. Box out
Unless you’re playing the so popular PG, chances are that you can master boxing out and increase your teammate grade a lot. Learn to position yourself quickly when on the defense so that you box out your opponent and you’ll get a nice boost to your grade. Grab the rebound too and it’ll increase even more. This is the easiest way to increase your grade quickly during defense.

4. Learn to take good shots
I know you at least think that you’re the next Michael Jordan and you can score from anywhere on the court, but the truth is that the game doesn’t think so. Play and especially take shots based on your position: for example, if you are an expert sharpshooting point guard, seize the moment when you are alone behind the three point line and take your shot. Even if you miss, you’ll still get a rating increase (even though chances are that you will score too!). So the key is to get shots when you’re open and try to stick to your position as much as possible.

5. Go for combos
Combos – or double moves – are always a good option to quickly feel your rating bar and are extremely easy to do. Basically, all you have to do is to keep performing dribbles, ankle breakers and such before scoring. This will give you the “Double move leading to a score” message and your meter will fill a lot faster. Plus it isn’t difficult at all to perform these, especially after unlocking the corresponding badges for the ankle breaker, for example.

6. Play solid offense and defense
Try to do everything right and nothing wrong. Don’t rush things in defense or offense (leading to turnovers or reach-in fouls which give you a massive penalty) and instead take your time and play for the team, as I already told you. Stick to your man and even if he scores, you get a good defense rating, but you can get even better and grab a block or a rebound. In offense, pass the ball around and make yourself useful when you don’t have the ball, try to always find the open spaces and don’t ask for the ball unless you really are open and your teammate has a clear line for a pass. Try not to call for the ball at all – the AI is getting better and better at reading the game situations and actually manages to throw some amazing passes. Take advantage of the Orange Juice / Dual Player Control mechanic as well will help a lot and improve your chances at scoring those good messages for your teammate grade.

Basically, all you have to do is to play a constantly solid game and try to make as few mistakes as possible. And always remember that it’s not just scoring that increases your teammate grade – on the contrary! Ending the game with 50 points doesn’t automatically guarantee an A+. So be a team player, play smart and the rewards will keep on coming!

Do you have other tips and tricks for fellow players looking to improve their My Player teammate grade in NBA 2K17? Let us know by sharing a comment below!

NBA 2K17 Custom Jumpshots Guide: How to Create the Best Jump Shots

This year, the folks at 2K Games have some nice surprises for those who purchase NBA 2K17, one of them being the Jump Shot Creator – a brand new and totally awesome feature that allows you just what the name suggests: to create your own, custom jumphots. And I am here to share with you a complete guide to the Create a Jump Shot feature in NBA 2K17, as well as some quick tips on the type of jumpshot that you create.

First of all, if you just started playing the game, you might be wondering how to unlock the Custom Jump Shot creator in the game!

In order to access this feature, you need to get a text message from Coach K, an invitation to meet up with him and some other players. You have to accept this and soon afterwards your manager will have a text for you, saying that you’ve unlocked the Jump Shot Creator. Although many people claim that getting the message from Coach K is absolutely random, I think that you have better chances of triggering it after playing a few season games and doing as much Doing Work events in your free time as possible.

OK… so now that you have unlocked the Custom Jumpshot creator in NBA 2K17, it’s time to actually put it to work and create the best shot animation for your player.

If you’ve read our NBA 2K17 My Career tips, you know already that animations are extremely important in the game and some are better than others when it comes to the overall performance of your player. Therefore, creating the perfect jump shot is a huge advantage that you have in a game – or something that can turn in a big disadvantage if you make the wrong choices.

Basically, you have to select three animation types: the base, upper release 1 and upper release 2. You also have the choice – which is really important – to set the blending and release speed.

How does this work? You have shot animations from all the players in the game and you can mix them as you feel it’s right. You can get a base jump shot from Carmelo Anthony, the Upper Release 1 from K. Duckworth and the Upper Release 2 from another player. It’s your choice here and there are so many possible options that there’s no single right one.

There’s two things that you should keep in mind though when doing this: make sure that the throws are good and easy to control (so that you can easily release at the right time) and adjust the blending and release speed bars in order to get a throw that’s difficult to block. With a bit of practice, you can create an extremely good shot that is all yours and helps you score more baskets than usual.

Here is a short video of the Jump Shot Creator in action:

So this would be our guide to the Jump Shot Creator in NBA 2K17. Make sure to use it to your own advantage!

NBA 2K17 My Career Guide: Tips to Turn My Player into an All Star

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The My Career mode in NBA 2K17 comes with some really nice additions and improvements over the previous years’ games, including the Dual Player controls and new training/life sim features like the Doing Work feature. But even so, the core game is the same and the challenge rests on your shoulders to turn My Player (Your Player, actually) into an All Star. As always, you have to start small in NBA 2k17 and work your way up to the Hall of Fame. And we’re here to help you achieve that faster than others with a complete guide to the NBA 2K17 My Career: tips & tricks!

So let’s not waste a single second and let’s see what can be done to score those constant A and A+ grades after each game and get MyPlayer to the top!

It all starts with creating your player
This year sees an even better improvement on the game’s player creating mechanics and the choices you make early on in the game, when creating My Player, will basically decide the path you’ll follow. That’s happening mostly thanks to the new Badges the game has and the fact that you choose an Archetype when you create your player, having the options to turn those badges into Hall of Fame ones.

In other words, player specialization is the key and knowing exactly what you want to do (score a ton of threes, be a great playmaker, rule like a king near the hoop) matters a lot. So create a player that fits your playing style and make sure to pay attention to height reported to your player’s position: a player that’s too tall might not be as good, just as one that’s too short won’t do much either. Find the perfect balance and focus on developing your player!

Orange Juice
Although many people don’t really care about the Dual Player controls in the game and they decide to completely ignore the new feature, don’t be one of them! You can increase your team’s and player’s performance greatly by taking the time to master the dual player controls. This is basically an assist-making machine, so it’s not something that you should ignore. Master the Dual Player Controls and your path to glory will be a lot easier!


Your Player’s moves
This year, there’s an interesting feature in the NBA 2K17 that allows you to create your own custom jumpshots and many people are doing that, with many people doing that wrong. Although it’s true that getting those flashy moves and styles that you like seeing on the court is important, what matters more is getting the moves that make it easier for you to play, score and basically perform better. Choose the clear moves, the fast moves that have little animation because they make everything easier. When it comes to shooting, go for shots that are easy to control, like Kobe’s three point throw which is basically a two-step shot, which makes it even easier for you to release the ball at the perfect time. Few people realize how important the moves of your player are in the game – but once you get the hang of this and see that some animations are actually better than others, you will bring your player to a whole new level!

Upgrade your attributes smartly
If you’re playing a PG just like most of the people playing the game, it makes little sense to focus improving your standing dunk and rebound attributes. Just following in the footsteps of tip #1, you should pay close attention to the attributes you upgrade early on and focus on those that are required for the position you’re playing and your style of play. I personally recommend focusing first on physical stats and scoring stats, upgrading them in turns until you are satisfied with this, and only afterwards go for other attributes to upgrade.

Also, you should pay close attention to the badges this year and, knowing the requirements for each, try to get them as soon as possible in order to improve your game even more. Check out our badges guide and focus on getting those – even though in most cases, it won’t be easy. Tip: playing on Rookie makes it a lot easier to grab the Badges, even though the game will be unbearably easy.

Play for the team
2K Sports is trying to make the game a real basketball simulation and every year they bring in new features and mechanics to force you to do so. Being the one who holds the ball forever and tries to score off every attack won’t do you any good: instead, try to play for the team and pass the ball around, help your fellow teammates in both offense and defense and don’t ask for the pass back as soon as you pass it. Things are even easier this year with the Orange Juice feature, since you can quickly and easily increase your teammate rating while still feeling that you’re an active part of the game.

In the end, remember that it’s your rating at the end of the game that matters the most and it’s usually better to end a game with 15 points and an A+ teammate grade rather than 30 points and a B-.

What other tips and tricks would you have for fellow NBA 2K17 players who want to get the most out of MyCareer and My Player? Let us know by commenting below!