NBA 2K23: How to Unlock the Accelerator Takeover Perk – Current Gen and Next Gen

Unlike other perks in NBA 2K23, there are two steps to unlocking the Accelerator on current-gen consoles and an additional hoop to jump through for next-gen players.

NBA 2K23: How to Unlock the Accelerator Takeover Perk ?

First, you’ll need to unlock the special Mamba Mentality.

For next generation players, completing the weekly Ricky Stat Challenge Y is a prerequisite to unlocking this badge.

To win the special Mamba Mentality on the Current Generation, you’ll have to complete “Onward and Upward!”  quest from Pippa at the Silver Deck Promenade. Next, you’ll be prompted to train with Samuel at the Gatorade Training Facility, and then compete in a 1v1 game of MyCourt basketball against Pippa after talking to Tomas near Trips.

Finally, to unlock Accelerator’s perks, you need to find Sam in the Silver Deck and complete two objective quests for him before accepting the “Slaying Sam’s Smack Talk” objective, which will reward you with the following Accelerator perk. Once completed.

NBA 2K23 wiki :

NBA 2K3 is a 2002 sports video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by Sega for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega Sports
Series NBA 2K
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release GameCube, PlayStation 2

  • NA: October 8, 2002
  • EU: March 28, 2003


  • NA: October 8, 2002
  • EU: April 17, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer