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2K Share Is Down in NBA 2K21, Is a Fix Near?

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2K Share Is Down in NBA 2K21, Is a Fix Near?

While the 2K community was focused on the shooting meter and an inability to make shots, there was another issue that cropped up right away and did not receive as much attention. The 2K Share is down for NBA 2K21 and has remained broken since the game launched on September 4. 2K Share gives you the ability to download draft classes, custom rosters, created players and even offline MyLeague saves. It remains one of the best features 2K provides as it gives a chance for players to create rosters and players and share them across the community. As a franchise player only, this seems like even more of a slap in the face considering there were very minimal changes made to MyLeague.

This year it is especially important because there are no 2020/21 rookies in the game yet. However, the game is promoted as a 2020-2021 season without any roster changes or attribute changes. I understand why the game doesn’t have rookies yet (no draft yet, no players signed with new NBAPA, etc.), but 2K Share being down also hampers many other aspects including the (new) MyLeague sharing components.

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When people go to download a roster, player or draft class they see all files have 0 downloads, which is a sign something is wrong with the servers.  When they click to download a file, they receive an error and are brought back to the previous page without any success. This can be frustrating because its something that 2K has had issues with in previous games:

This remains a core feature of MyLeague and MyLeague Online. Users right now are only left with an option to use a 2K generated draft class or build their own classes. 2K Share was one of the best features of the game in the previous versions because it resulted in having the community create rosters and players that weren’t accessible in the game. Users were able to adjust the ratings, appearance, size and badges of any player created.

Top prospects such as LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards are not able to be accessed via the community. In addition, users are not able to download other historical rosters, which was one of the best features 2K had for the great roster creators. 2K users are also not able to share notable missing players in historical rosters.

I reached out to 2K to let them know of the issue and they asked me to take several steps that seemed very generic. I had to re-download the game, clear cache and do any other generic fix they mentioned. It didn’t seem like the 2K support person was aware of the issue or even knew what it was I was talking about. That being said, 2K has generally fixed this problem before, so we can only hope a fix is coming soon.

Do have any confidence in NBA 2K21 fixing this issue in the near future? Has anyone had any success downloading rosters or draft classes via 2K Share? Are there any workarounds that you’ve found?

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  1. This begs the question of why did they release the game before the current season was over anyway? I know they have a usual release date but there isn't anything that's "as usual" in 2020. They should have delayed the game, worked on a few things and come out when the next season actually launches. I won't be buying the game this year, most likely wasn't anyway. But I feel for those that did drop their money for NBA 2K20.5 instead of a true new game. 
    How disappointing that I caved after saying I wouldn’t and bought the game today and almost a week in we can’t even download updated rosters? Makes this game basically useless or even more like 2k20 than it already was
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    thescoop
    This begs the question of why did they release the game before the current season was over anyway?

    Defaulting on their NBA contract would be bad.
    But I feel for those that did drop their money for NBA 2K20.5 instead of a true new game.*

    The writing is on the wall for any sports game in a bridge year (all Covid does is making the timing awkward).
    Releasing a game w/o roster sharing is equivalent to releasing a broken game though, and it's telling that no 2K rep has officially commented. This is something they knew about in advance.
    It could very well be related to next-gen. I'd be willing to eat two months of roster sharing if the file can be immediately converted to the PS5. Yet that's probably Magical Christmas Land the way this company works. The silence is damning.
    I wonder if everything has to due with restrictions from the NBA and if it does, be honest with us. I would think they would rather lose sales for one year rather than set people off for years to come. Money and greed really destroys everything.
    I expect this kind of garbage from EA but not from 2K or SCEA. 2K and SCEA really seem to at least try to communicate and get the community involved.
    Sad day if both companies start acting like EA has, especially if it is similar to the Madden series.
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    I basically only play MyLeague, as well, so I've been following this... Brian Mazique (@UniqueMazique) of Forbes had an article about this a few days ago, and in his update he wrote "A representative from 2K told me they are aware of the issue, and they are working through it. It appears 2K is prioritizing an issue where some fans who purchased the Mamba Forever Edition hadn’t received their bonus items, and then of course, there is the ongoing tuning of the shooting in the game."
    The 2K support team, I'm pretty certain, not only doesn't play the games they purportedly support, but they're a third-party that knows very little about consoles or gaming in general. They love having people clear the cache on PS4s .
    If you contact them on Twitter, they literally avoid answering your question only to keep saying "submit a ticket", just so they can tell you through a ticket that they have no information. In fact, apparently, no one on their entire support staff has any kind of direct communication with anyone on the development team. When I submitted a ticket on Monday, the person responding told me it was the first anyone was hearing of it, despite there being dozens of people on Twitter and Reddit having posted about submitting tickets with that exact issue, so, apparently, even when problems are reported, they don't share them among their staff (or more likely, they lie to make it seem like there aren't any major problems).
    I know it's a different development team, but after the disastrous release of WWE 2K20, you'd think someone at 2K would mandate that the devs under their umbrella make a more concerted effort to make sure their products are closer to being finished upon release than they are.
    Their support has always been pretty suspect, but the past couple of years, they're clearly just phoning it in. As frustrating as the issues themselves are, and they certainly are frustrating, the complete lack of transparency/communication is almost, if not as infuriating.
    They just responded to my ticket again, asking for "clear unedited video of the issue you're facing" hahaha. I posted links to two separate article detailing the issue, and this support rep still says they need video to understand it.
    thisgrilledcheez
    They just responded to my ticket again, asking for "clear unedited video of the issue you're facing" hahaha. I posted links to two separate article detailing the issue, and this support rep still says they need video to understand it.

    That’s just a cpu generated auto response lol they know what the hell the problem is
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    AstrosAllDay85
    That’s just a cpu generated auto response lol they know what the hell the problem is

    There was more to the message, it was responding to what I said (not cpu generated) but they definitely know it's an issue. The Forbes reporter I mentioned got a response from the devs, and I chatted with a "support" agent about it on Monday.
    AstrosAllDay85
    It’s crazy there’s not even much talk about this by 2K devs

    I couldn't disagree more. This is their MO. It literally takes a problem to trend globally for them to address it, like it did with the Mamba edition bonuses. Smaller problems that can get by without addressing, they don't (like how they seem to turn off Start Today mode in the playoffs without any announcement, every year).
    thisgrilledcheez
    I couldn't disagree more. This is their MO. It literally takes a problem to trend globally for them to address it, like it did with the Mamba edition bonuses. Smaller problems that can get by without addressing, they don't (like how they seem to turn off Start Today mode in the playoffs without any announcement, every year).
    like games disconnecting when you Change matchups in den Pause Menu (Bug exists since 2k16)? or some soecific Coach settings like ACE or Team communications reverting to their default values when starting an online game (also exists since 2k16).
    Here is a temporary workaround for those of you that may want to share Draft Classes and Player DNA. I can't just wait around for 2K to fix the issue (they may not fix it before next gen, who knows).
    You can jump to @2:35 for Draft Class sharing method
    Method for Sharing Player DNA - @9:09
    jcblayze
    Remember when this was the best sports game in the world?

    Is it still not? it seems to me that bar is very low now days.
    Shudeye
    I'm assuming it's not just me who still can't search for anything in the MyLeague Share thing on PS4.

    Same. It’s showing all downloads as 0 and I can’t search for anything.

Scott plays a variety of sports games and is a commissioner of USDA & SSBA 2K online leagues. I am huge Chicago sports fan (Bulls, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks) and try to play with them any chance I can get.

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