NBA All-World - Release date, gameplay, and everything we know

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The planet designed like a basketball, with the NBA All World logo above it.

Niantic has yet another AR mobile game on the horizon, so fans are desperate to know the NBA All-World release date. This hybrid game blends the usual formula of real-world activity and digital collecting, with a new spin to distinguish itself from Pokémon GO.

In this hub, we'll break down everything you need to know about NBA All-World. That includes its release date, the platforms you can get it on, how the gameplay works, and what sort of updates you can expect to the game in the future.


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When is the NBA All-World release date?

NBA All-World releases today, on January 24, 2023. If you're reading this, you should be able to go ahead and download the game from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Therefore, there's no period of time to wait - you can dive into the AR basketball fun right now!


NBA All-World latest news

January 24, 2023 -

NBA All-World is out today! The latest game from Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO and Peridot, should be on your app store of choice right now. It's free to download, so head on over and dive in.

As soon as new updates arrive in NBA All-World, we'll update our news section to keep you in the loop!


NBA All-World gameplay

NBA All-World works similarly to Niantic's other AR mobile games, with a distinct basketball twist. One thing remains the same: the core gameplay loop sees you walk around your local area, with the map represented in-game. From there, though, things are starkly different.

While out in the open, you'll encounter real-world basketball stars, who function similarly to wild Pokémon. When you meet them you'll compete in brief mini-games, ranging from first to five hoop battles and three-point shootouts. If you win, this player will be added to your roster.

Once you've assembled a team of stars, you need to head to your local real-life basketball court to take on other players. When you arrive you'll partake in 1v1 matches, with simple swipe and tap mechanics mimicking a real basketball match. The better you perform, the higher you'll be on the leaderboard. At the end of each week-long season, you'll snag some handy rewards.


On top of that, you can head to shops and other POIs to get extra clothing items, boosts, or XP buffs. These are mapped to actual shops and areas in your local region, so you're bound to come across plenty on your travels. That way you can make your players even stronger, while also decking them out with swag from brands like Adidas.

The NBA All-World AR map, with two basketball players throwing the ball.

What is coming soon to NBA All-World?

With NBA All-World out now, some players are already looking ahead to future updates. Niantic has yet to give an explicit roadmap, though we do know a few mechanics are on the way.


First is the potential for classic players like Michael Jordan to appear as players. Right now it's only people from the current NBA roster, though that could well change. Considering icons of this type appear in other licensed NBA games, it's certainly not out of the question.

On top of that, expect high-profile NBA matches to come with their own set of rewards. Fans lucky enough to attend these games can claim in-game rewards once they arrive at an arena, giving plenty of incentive to take NBA All-World progress into real life.

That's it for our look at everything we know about NBA All-World! If you're a basketball fan looking for even more, check out the latest NBA 2K23 locker codes, as well as all the NBA 2K Mobile codes you may need.