Get fit in real life to train your NBA2K17 character

Brodie Fogg 17 November 2016


Grab your Fitbit: no pain, no game.

Companies have been trying to make an unlikely team out of gaming and fitness for years now, with Xbox Fitness and WiiFit as two notable examples. While those two products were hugely successful in their own right, you were still shackled to the console itself. More recently, Pokémon tried its hand at getting folks outside with Pokémon Go.

Starting from 25 November, 2K games is taking the role of virtual coach by introducing Fitbit connectivity with NBA2K17. From next week, racking up 10,000 steps in the real world will temporarily raise your MyPlayer character's stats.

Once a player connects their Fitbit account to their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (presumably by logging into their Fitbit account), they can begin working towards the 10,000 step per day goal. Hitting that mark will reward the player with 5 attribute points and success rate for their MyPlayer character to use on skills like layups and slam dunks.

If you're yet to pick up a copy of NBA2K17, we've tracked down the very best prices in Australia.

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