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NBA 2K21 Patch #8 Adds 2021 WNBA Uniforms, NBA Player Likeness Updates - Patch Notes

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NBA 2K21 Patch #8 Adds 2021 WNBA Uniforms, NBA Player Likeness Updates - Patch Notes

NBA 2K21 patch #8 is available for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The update adds the new WNBA uniforms for the 2021 season and some more NBA player likeness updates. There’s nothing gameplay related in the patch, but you can check out the patch notes below.

General

  • New WNBA uniforms for the 2021 season have been updated for the season tipoff!
  • The following players have also received likeness updates:
    • Jaylen Adams
    • Thanasis Antetokounmpo
    • Alex Caruso
    • Pat Connaughton
    • Quinn Cook
    • Diamond DeShields
    • Jared Dudley
    • Desmond Bane
    • Devontae Cacok
    • CJ Elleby
    • Yogi Ferrell
    • Kyle Guy
    • Dearica Hamby
    • Montrezl Harrell
    • Isabelle Harrison
    • Solomon Hill
    • Jaylen Hoard
    • Aaron Holiday
    • Justin Holiday
    • Talen Horton-Tucker
    • Elijah Hughes
    • Justin James
    • Ty Jerome
    • Isaiah Joe
    • Nassir Little
    • Naz Long
    • Nico Mannion
    • Khris Middleton
    • Patty Mills
    • Svi Mykhailiuk
    • Frank Ntilikina
    • Elfrid Payton
    • Vincent Poirier
    • Norman Powell
    • Edmond Sumner
    • Axel Toupane
    • Gary Trent Jr.
    • Evan Turner
    • Tom Van Arsdale
    • Grant Williams
  • Addressed some issues with downloading custom team designs during setup in MyNBA Online
  • Resolved a rare hang in MyWNBA that could occur during the offseason in future years
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  1. Brooke2011
    Update today included a lot of player likeness updates like Caruso , Talen Horton tucker, etc

    They finally have Gary Trent jr hair and beard
    Austin rivers face beard and hair looks updated a lil more realistic
    Montrez looks like updated face and longer locks.
    Middleton I think got a new scan( I see more forehead than before
    Bucks- Connaughton definitely got a new scan
    Brooke2011
    Update today included a lot of player likeness updates like Caruso , Talen Horton tucker, etc

    ps4 or ps5 ?? why didn't they update Dame Lillard's hair like one he had in 2k20
    I've also noticed a new facescan for Axel Toupane (Bucks) and the WNBA got some love with all the new nike jerseys for the upcoming season! That's pretty cool!
    Before they release the official patch notes and we get a confirmed list. I just wanted to remind everyone that if you see a player on the list, who currently has a "Generic CAP" face (Desmond Bane for example), just know that they will be updated in the following day's Roster Update. 2K can't add their face ID on the roster before the patch because if they do and the patch doesn't release as expected, then that player will have an invisible head in-game. This happened earlier this year with Theo Maledon of the OKC Thunder. He was added too early and the patch hadn't hit yet so he was an invisible player for a few days. The same issue can happen if the patch is released and an ID is entered incorrectly on 2K's official spreadsheet. So all in all, if any rookies or others currently missing official scans, expect them tomorrow.
    dlb731
    No patch notes anywhere...
    Seems like even THEY don't know what they "fixed"...

    Patch notes usually release around 1:30-3 PM EST as you have to remember 2K is on west coast time.
    micole
    They finally have Gary Trent jr hair and beard
    Austin rivers face beard and hair looks updated a lil more realistic
    Montrez looks like updated face and longer locks.
    Middleton I think got a new scan( I see more forehead than before
    Bucks- Connaughton definitely got a new scan

    Good to see GTJ get updated.
    Hopefully the clicked over a few players and put the headband back on Siakam.
    cooers
    Does anyone know if likeness updates carry over to existing MyNBA franchises? I’m not home to be able check myself

    It carries. But if they added another haircut, you'll need to select the new one if you want it. It doesn't apply automatically.
    If it's a player without a previuos cyberface, you'll need to save his dna from the latest roster, and apply it on your MyNBA (only appearance to not mess with your progress)
    I was hoping that Derrick White & Rudy Gay would be updated, but looks like that won't happen til next season.
    Official HQ of Bills Backer/Spurs Nation
    Funny how people get exited for player likeliness when the game needs gameplay patch, tbh I don't care about players likeness just gameplay updates.
    Damn, they didn't update Drew Eubanks with a scan either.
    Bummer.
    Nice to see they updated Patty Mills, I'll have to see what he looks like in-game (and if he has a headband equipped) once I get home.
    Did they update Ja Morant's hairstyle or add a face mask to Robert Covington with the patch?
    Official HQ of Bills Backer/Spurs Nation
    Man.... they update a ton of Lakers players , but still don’t give KCP his corn rows ... he hasn’t worn his current hair style since last season. Same could be said for Paul George too.
    cooers
    Does anyone know if likeness updates carry over to existing MyNBA franchises? I’m not home to be able check myself

    The new faces automatically updated in the mynba I’m running now.
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    Looks like from the list that Anthony Edwards still isn't updated. #1 pick and possible ROTY and he still has yet to be updated. Pretty sad and disappointing.
    I hope they'll do more women likeness updates (Hamby is a great one, Isabelle Harrison is not updated). I'm really enjoying WNBA games this year, feels different.
    Justonepost
    Pat Mills still doesn't have a face scan.
    All they added was his forearm tattoo.
    Laughable they'd advertise that when his face is so bad.
    Yeah, I noticed that too. They showed the Spurs no love except for - I think - DeJounte and some tattoo updates/added to Mills & Samanic. SMDH
    Official HQ of Bills Backer/Spurs Nation
    Teleo
    UNBELIEVABLE that Obi Toppin STILL has not received a player likeness update!

    I am knicks fan but he hasn’t exactly torn it up for them to prioritize having him updated yet but I’m sure his scan is good enough cause their are people who haven’t been updated @ all.
    Been hoping for Drew Eubanks. He could really use a face scan and Luka Samanic's likeness I believe has been updated (they added his tattoos) but his sig shot is horrible.
    XxKnicksRules215xX
    I am knicks fan but he hasn’t exactly torn it up for them to prioritize having him updated yet but I’m sure his scan is good enough cause their are people who haven’t been updated @ all.

    It’s still inexcusable for the #8 pick to not have this face scan updated - no matter what kind of season he is having (which is horrendous - it’s just not good in comparison to other who are succeeding or having more prominent roles) when other players who are lower on the depth chart have theirs.
    Brooke2011

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    Wait, so is the likeness update for "Tom Van Arsdale" actually Tom Van Arsdale? Or is it an update for Dick Van Arsdale? Because Dick was in the game, and Tom was not.
    Either way, can someone share a screenshot of this "Tom Van Arsdale" likeness update?
    Teleo
    UNBELIEVABLE that Obi Toppin STILL has not received a player likeness update!

    I'm confused I thought he had one. When I look at his face on the game it looks just like him. Unless you're also including shoes and gear/accessories?
    El_Tercero
    I'm confused I thought he had one. When I look at his face on the game it looks just like him. Unless you're also including shoes and gear/accessories?

    I mostly speaking about his tattoos
    Added only some of the WNBA jerseys. What about the white/light color ones. It’s hard playing when both teams have dark jerseys on every game.
    taildog
    Added only some of the WNBA jerseys. What about the white/light color ones. It’s hard playing when both teams have dark jerseys on every game.

    You have to download the latest WNBA roster to get the white jerseys.
    taildog
    That horrible for those of us that have existing saves

    Yea I had to start over too but just glad the WNBA only has 12 teams so it didn't take to long for me to get my custom roster back like I had it.
    This is great and all but I’d be ecstatic if they updated NBA 2K21 to not shut down my Series X. Disappointed this issue had not been covered more and 2k has failed to acknowledge it.
    MeowingForVengeance
    I can't believe they still haven't fixed Sabrina Ionescu's likeness. They gave her some random face that looks nothing like her. Straight up disrespectful.

    No doubt. On PC I just gave her Rachel Demita's (sp?) face with the 2k tool which is an upgrade over the default
    NINJAK2
    No doubt. On PC I just gave her Rachel Demita's (sp?) face with the 2k tool which is an upgrade over the default

    Sexist comment, but she's so much cuter than the current host of NBA 2KTV.
    Yo 2k patch in highly boosted real fg% (I Dunno how contests affects that so maybe that needs work too), people will realize that they are missing shots but just say you changed shooting. Leave it greens too. Let people w zen feel good about green but they'll get fewer and the rfg will make whites miss more.
    Do it for one week. What is there to lose? I bet after one week everyone is happy.
    Ps and ur haircut game is messed up.
    -Smak
    Aby777
    Funny how people get exited for player likeliness when the game needs gameplay patch, tbh I don't care about players likeness just gameplay updates.

    The MyLeague is so broken, I only started playing again since the playoffs started. Shame it was broken when I got before the season and still broken. SMH.
    Masai
    So tired of all this damn art, who tf cares about this crap more than the gameplay??

    Ironically and back in the day (NBA 2K18 maybe?), people were losing their minds so much about the art direction that some people got the ban hammer over it. Now that they've been mostly focusing on art with these past patches, we barely hear from those people who could argue for pages regarding the colors for certain courts.
    EDIT: Nevermind...I forgot about the stickied art thread. Conversations are still strong there.

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