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NBA 2K21 Patches Arrive on Current and Next Gen Today - Patch Notes

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NBA 2K21 Patches Arrive on Current and Next Gen Today - Patch Notes

NBA 2K21 patches have arrived today for both current and next gen consoles. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much in terms of gameplay fixes. In fact, gameplay received just one bullet point.

The current-gen patch features updates in preparation for the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament on February 20, new seasonal decorations at 2K Beach to celebrate Lunar New Year, the arrival of the travelling Big Top to 2K Beach.

The next gen patch adds all new music to the soundtrack, updated player likenesses for a number of current NBA players and more. Check out the patch notes below.

NBA 2K21 Current Gen Patch Notes

GENERAL:

  • Come celebrate the Lunar New Year at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations.
  • Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players.
  • Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats.
  • Disabled controller rumble for online play.

MyCAREER:

  • The traveling Big Top has arrived at 2K Beach. Keep your eyes out in the coming weeks.

MyTEAM:

  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific type of lineup
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience
  • Various non-gameplay updates in preparation for the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament on February 20th.

NBA 2K21 Next Gen Patch Notes

GENERAL:

  • Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats, with additional new music drops in The City
  • Los Angeles Lakers court floor will reflect new changes for this season
  • Uniform updates have been made for the following teams:
    • Los Angeles Lakers (Home uniform)
    • New York Knicks (City uniform)
  • Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players, including:
    • Udoka Azubuike
    • LaMelo Ball
    • Keita Bates-Diop
    • Leandro Bolmaro
    • Zylan Cheatham
    • Brandon Clarke
    • Troy Daniels
    • De’Andre Hunter
    • Jaren Jackson, Jr.
    • Frank Mason
    • Tyrese Maxey
    • Jaden McDaniels
    • Johnathan Motley
    • Zeke Nnaji
    • Elie Okobo
    • Miye Oni
    • Tariq Owens
    • Patrick Patterson
    • Payton Pritchard

nba 2k21 Immanuel Quickley

    • Immanuel Quickley
    • Josh Reaves
    • Cameron Reynolds
    • Anfernee Simons
    • Robert Williams
  • Addressed the vertical line remaining on screen for a period of time on Xbox Series X/S

GAMEPLAY:

  • Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community

MyCAREER/THE CITY:

  • Private matchmaking is now supported during Pro-Am League Nights
  • Improved load times of menus when loading into The City
  • Foam fingers and boxing gloves will no longer remain equipped when going into games in The City
  • Addressed community reported issues with the badge progression display on the postgame recap screen
  • Resolved a rare hang that could occur upon completion of workouts in the Gatorade Gym
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience in The City

MyNBA:

  • Updated the MyNBA Online load/download Draft Class option functionality
  • Improvements made to the way player morale is calculated
  • Resolved a player generation issue that led to inflated athletic attributes like speed and vertical as progression occurred

MyTEAM:

  • Various preparations have been made for upcoming additions to MyTEAM
  • Enabled Situational Substitutions for both On-the-Fly Coaching and Timeouts in Domination, Challenge, Unlimited, and Limited modes
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific lineup
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience
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  1. “Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community“
    This is the only gameplay change!!
    This is unbelievable!!!
    Where the cpu overall defense fix?!?!?!
    Where is the cpu PNR fix?!?!?
    Where is the cpu help defense fix?!?!?!
    This is what we got after two months?!?!
    What have they done in the last couple of months?!?!
    This is outrageous!!!
    The new faces are looking good. But the listet rookies aren't updated yet. I just looked through every player and they are still generic...
    And I won't understand, why they give Bates-Diop a new hairstyle, which could also fit with Gary Trent Jr. I mean, who's the better player???
    Edit:
    Leandro Bolmaro doesn't exist in the game.
    nummel
    The new faces are looking good. But the listet rookies aren't updated yet. I just looked through every player and they are still generic...
    And I won't understand, why they give Bates-Diop a new hairstyle, which could also fit with Gary Trent Jr. I mean, who's the better player???
    Edit:
    Leandro Bolmaro doesn't exist in the game.

    I’m assuming these updates will be reflected in the next roster update.
    Guess it’s too much to ask to give access to the city to people who pay $70 for the game but have no desire to play against other people. I like playing NBA games, not online street stuff, yet still would like to have access to everything and not be locked behind a wall.
    I feel like that there should have been so much more on the gameplay. Granted, I personally don't have any real issues with the gameplay. There are some things that annoy me, but nothing that I would consider a dealbreaker.
    Was hoping for City and alternate courts on PS4. Not expecting any big gameplay changes or anything anymore, but figured floor art would be relatively easier to update.
    Da Czar said on stream he was in the hospital. It explains the lack of changes.
    Glad he’s doing better and hopefully he can get some fixes in before patches are done.
    dvir10
    “Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community“
    This is the only gameplay change!!
    This is unbelievable!!!
    Where the cpu overall defense fix?!?!?!
    Where is the cpu PNR fix?!?!?
    Where is the cpu help defense fix?!?!?!
    This is what we got after two months?!?!
    What have they done in the last couple of months?!?!
    This is outrageous!!!
    1 gameplay changes and its not even fixed people are hitting fades that are not green buahahah
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    Which players were updated??
    nummel
    The new faces are looking good. But the listet rookies aren't updated yet. I just looked through every player and they are still generic...
    And I won't understand, why they give Bates-Diop a new hairstyle, which could also fit with Gary Trent Jr. I mean, who's the better player???
    Edit:
    Leandro Bolmaro doesn't exist in the game.
    Phillyboi207
    Da Czar said on stream he was in the hospital. It explains the lack of changes.
    Glad he’s doing better and hopefully he can get some fixes in before patches are done.

    As much as I sympathize for Czars situation and I hope people understand my comment has really nothing to with him because I dont want to seem insensitive. If the reason there isnt any changes is all because of Czars personal situation, something's wrong in the hierarchy at 2k.
    They made 1 billion dollars off 2k last year. Only 1 guy works there that can do what he does? I dunno. If that's true that's some bad management. lol
    CujoMatty
    As much as I sympathize for Czars situation and I hope people understand my comment has really nothing to with him because I dont want to seem insensitive. If the reason there isnt any changes is all because of Czars personal situation, something's wrong in the hierarchy at 2k.
    They made 1 billion dollars off 2k last year. Only 1 guy works there that can do what he does? I dunno. If that's true that's some bad management. lol

    I agree and I was baffled when I heard about this yesterday. All this money and a AAA company and you can’t find enough people or I’m sorry comitees and teams of developers assigned to gameplay offense and defense? Somethings off there and something tells me the whole story ain’t being told. God bless czar and I pray he makes a full recovery but this isn’t a indie company and how exactly is he in charge of offense and now defense without having time lapses between patches and below quality updates. So if his health had him incapacitated for a very long period of time would we not have any patch at all? Also didn’t wang just say he was nerfing charges this patch is that in the actual patch notes or is it something else we have to guess about with these patches? Incredible man!!
    edaddy
    I agree and I was baffled when I heard about this yesterday. All this money and a AAA company and you can’t find enough people or I’m sorry comitees and teams of developers assigned to gameplay offense and defense? Somethings off there and something tells me the whole story ain’t being told. God bless czar and I pray he makes a full recovery but this isn’t a indie company and how exactly is he in charge of offense and now defense without having time lapses between patches and below quality updates. So if his health had him incapacitated for a very long period of time would we not have any patch at all? Also didn’t wang just say he was nerfing charges this patch is that in the actual patch notes or is it something else we have to guess about with these patches? Incredible man!!

    From my understanding over the years, it seems like they have individuals (Lead Developers) that handles specific parts of the game. In my head (for example), if the roster guy is out, then it's a wrap for roster updates for a short while. Da Czar handled the AI for offense and defenses (this being his first year), so if he's gone, then there's no "2nd man in charge" to step in and fill in his shoes.
    kurt2134
    Still no update for Gary Trent Jr I see
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    Disappointing, but that Ant update was appreciated and much needed.
    He has a neck now!
    ksuttonjr76
    From my understanding over the years, it seems like they have individuals (Lead Developers) that handles specific parts of the game. In my head (for example), if the roster guy is out, then it's a wrap for roster updates for a short while. Da Czar handled the AI for offense and defenses (this being his first year), so if he's gone, then there's no "2nd man in charge" to step in and fill in his shoes.

    They already got caught with their pants down when Scott left two months before release. They need to have a succession plan in place or at the very least an emergency backup.
    CujoMatty
    As much as I sympathize for Czars situation and I hope people understand my comment has really nothing to with him because I dont want to seem insensitive. If the reason there isnt any changes is all because of Czars personal situation, something's wrong in the hierarchy at 2k.
    They made 1 billion dollars off 2k last year. Only 1 guy works there that can do what he does? I dunno. If that's true that's some bad management. lol

    Sadly, this horrendous management made 1 billion, lol. Im sure to them, everything is going just fine.
    simbayless
    Why do the Laker yellow home jersey look faded on the court but look regular on the team selection screen?
    This is on Next Gen

    Lol it’s been like that since day one, I don’t know 2k is messing with us.
    Pull up shots are just absolutely useless right now despite players like Lillard that shoot them often in real life. Now you can't hit the broadside of a barn with them. Terrible
    XxVal_MarXx
    I'm still waiting for my game to be saved.
    I have already lost 2 files before, I am very tired of these situations, I have been waiting for 30 minutes

    This happened to me and I had to restart MyNBA and lose my progress. I was not happy.
    On another note, Brandon Clarke looks amazing. He was literally the only guy I was really hoping for an update on and he was one of the chosen few which was awesome
    The patch notes saying they only made one change to gameplay is kinda nonsense. Just a couple of things I’ve noticed today after playing a few games in myNBA season. I do have a few sliders edited but haven’t changed any variables since the patch dropped.
    CPU does these things with more frequency
    - Plays passing lanes
    - offensive rebounds
    - pulls up off dribble
    - throws alley oops
    - posts up
    - double teams
    I can say with certainty that I can’t remember an instance since next gen dropped where the cpu threw a lob against me. Earlier today, they threw 4 in one game. The other things are not as pronounced but I noticed throughout the course of a few games.
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    What an absolute embarrassment from this company and a total mockery of their consumer. 2 months with no patch and this is what they put together?
    This screams, "crap we need to throw a patch together its been a while". With the litany of valid complaints made by the consumer via Twitter, Facebook, OS, 2K support etc, this is all they did? I'm not even trying to be the typical "2K OnLy WaNtS yOuR mOnEy!" cringey people either. This is seriously pathetic....
    They claim they browse these forums but browse must mean "Accidentally clicked on a link from a Google search". There's no way someone can "browse" on here and only come away with this. There's a freaking 25 page thread with bugs and issues!! Like Xbox users haven't had their friends show up in their phones since the day the game was released lmao. It's certainly not the most important issue so I could see them overlooking it if they actually were make a bunch of other fixes and updates. But there's absolutely no reason something like this hasn't been fixed yet......
    I uninstalled this just now. I'm sick of wanting to play a SIMULATION BASKETBALL GAME and having to play this gimmicky, animation driven, zero skill required, half assed arcade game! All they do is listen to the loser YouTubers and their teeny bopper followers. Which makes no sense because even when they do cater to them and their needs/wants, they still complain non stop to them about the game.
    Every year the last 5 years, this game has become less and less like a actual SIM sports game. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do about it. They don't listen to anyone but 14 yr old squids who want their 7'9 530 LB paraplegic center to be able guard Allen Iverson on the perimeter and be able to green 3s 60% of the time even though their 3pt rating is a -32
    Wow...two months and we get a minor fadeway change and ZERO other gameplay fixes...
    And a ton of songs.
    2K has officially become EA, which was inevitable I guess.
    Sadly, this is what happens when there is no competition.
    Beluba's "gameplay patches" used to be legendary. I guess Mike just cares about the $$$ online now though. I certainly never expected to see the day a Beluba two month patch would not even touch gameplay.
    And if there was competition...that would affect NBA 2K how? They sold 8M units despite the low expectations of the current gen version, and low availability of next-gen consoles.
    ksuttonjr76
    And if there was competition...that would affect NBA 2K how? They sold 8M units despite the low expectations of the current gen version, and low availability of next-gen consoles.

    Competition drives people / none causes arrogance and apathy. You don't need to prove to people you can fix gameplay bugs when they have no choice but to buy your product again next season if they want to play the sport.
    We have a really unhealthy situation at the moment with one company owning the NFL game market / only one NBA choice.
    over 3 months in and no replay's in mycareer NBA level. NO broadcast elements at all actually - yet they are there in the B-movie prelude ... sucks man. I want the freaking mobile 1 slow motion goodness when I swat people into the stands!
    by the time they fix this (among other things) I'll be long gone onto other things and I'm already getting close to that.
    If there were more games coming out, especially on next gen I would have already moved on. They are wasting a golden opportunity to create loyalty and are doing the opposite.
    Walt Frazier
    Competition drives people / none causes arrogance and apathy. You don't need to prove to people you can fix gameplay bugs when they have no choice but to buy your product again next season if they want to play the sport.
    We have a really unhealthy situation at the moment with one company owning the NFL game market / only one NBA choice.
    I'm sorry, but I really don't believe that when it comes to NBA 2K. IMHO, NBA 2K is its own competition. For competition to "drive" people, the competition has to be a genuine "threat". The one point that everyone keeps glossing over is that Take 2 has NO EXCLUSIVE rights with the NBA. That means that ANY company can step in the ring with NBA 2K at any time. Period. I'm getting sick and tired of people acting like it's 2K's fault that there's "no competition".
    Truthfully, I believe the yearly cycle is more the "enemy" than the stupid cliche excuse of "no competition".
    The new rookie face scans have been added with the latest roster update.
    Does anyone know, if it's possible to find Bolmaro anywhere!? He was added too, but he isn't available in the official roster.
    Competition is certainly needed. However I don’t even think EA deserves to step back in the ring with 2k. They’ve had one too many chances and blew it every time....The series that truly deserves another shot is this
    nummel
    The new rookie face scans have been added with the latest roster update.
    Does anyone know, if it's possible to find Bolmaro anywhere!? He was added too, but he isn't available in the official roster.

    Post the pics bruddah and yeah dude got taken out the game 😂
    HBKSean216
    What an absolute embarrassment from this company and a total mockery of their consumer. 2 months with no patch and this is what they put together?
    This screams, "crap we need to throw a patch together its been a while". With the litany of valid complaints made by the consumer via Twitter, Facebook, OS, 2K support etc, this is all they did? I'm not even trying to be the typical "2K OnLy WaNtS yOuR mOnEy!" cringey people either. This is seriously pathetic....
    They claim they browse these forums but browse must mean "Accidentally clicked on a link from a Google search". There's no way someone can "browse" on here and only come away with this. There's a freaking 25 page thread with bugs and issues!! Like Xbox users haven't had their friends show up in their phones since the day the game was released lmao. It's certainly not the most important issue so I could see them overlooking it if they actually were make a bunch of other fixes and updates. But there's absolutely no reason something like this hasn't been fixed yet......
    I uninstalled this just now. I'm sick of wanting to play a SIMULATION BASKETBALL GAME and having to play this All they do is listen to the loser YouTubers and their teeny bopper followers. Which makes no sense because even when they do cater to them and their needs/wants, they still complain non stop to them about the game.
    Every year the last 5 years, this game has become less and less like a actual SIM sports game. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do about it. They don't listen to anyone but 14 yr old squids who want their 7'9 530 LB paraplegic center to be able guard Allen Iverson on the perimeter and be able to green 3s 60% of the time even though their 3pt rating is a -32

    Lmao if "gimmicky, animation driven, zero skill required, half assed arcade game!" is your constructive criticism , dont ever expect any change. lmao its February, another game is due out in September? They are working on next years game at this point. Czar said he's working on the sim aspects to include defense but may take him a couple years to do it right.
    I got a solution for you though. Dont by the game when it first comes out. Got a feel from what people say if you thinks its sim enough and then purchase when its on sale. Simple. That way you wont waste your money expecting something they aren't gonna deliver! easy peezy
    lemarflacco
    Lmao if "gimmicky, animation driven, zero skill required, half assed arcade game!" is your constructive criticism , dont ever expect any change. lmao its February, another game is due out in September? They are working on next years game at this point. Czar said he's working on the sim aspects to include defense but may take him a couple years to do it right.
    I got a solution for you though. Dont by the game when it first comes out. Got a feel from what people say if you thinks its sim enough and then purchase when its on sale. Simple. That way you wont waste your money expecting something they aren't gonna deliver! easy peezy

    "Working on the sim aspects"... do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? They advertise this game as a sim sports game. So how are you "working on the sim aspects" lmao. The "aspects" should already be there. They absolutely are not. It's 30% sim the last 4 years.
    ksuttonjr76
    I'm sorry, but I really don't believe that when it comes to NBA 2K. IMHO, NBA 2K is its own competition. For competition to "drive" people, the competition has to be a genuine "threat". The one point that everyone keeps glossing over is that Take 2 has NO EXCLUSIVE rights with the NBA. That means that ANY company can step in the ring with NBA 2K at any time. Period. I'm getting sick and tired of people acting like it's 2K's fault that there's "no competition".
    Truthfully, I believe the yearly cycle is more the "enemy" than the stupid cliche excuse of "no competition".
    The whole competition argument as its framed around here is a relic of a bygone era. 2K is one of the top selling games every single year. 2K20 sold 14 million copies. 2K is Call of Duty, the game will sell with only a roster update every year at this point.
    What's telling is that the context that Live comes up in is always as "competition" to push 2K and never as a legitimate game. It's like they only want it back to threaten 2k with when there are legit other games out there to spend time and money on already. No one extols the virtues of Live or provide wishlists or anything of the sort. There are very few legit Live fans. In some instances competition truly does breed innovation, and I can see the logic in the argument, maybe with two new IP's in the same sport. But with established top sellers like 2K and Madden and COD it comes off as little more than venting.
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    Also, one thing I forgot to include in my post the other day...
    The only gameplay fix they put in the patch notes was the fadeaways being nerfed. But we already know that the fadeaways being nerfed was something that they could do with a hot fix. We know this because they told us.... the hot fixes are released via those "update required" updates.
    So if the only gameplay fix on the patch was something from a hot fix... well then there was NOTHING gameplay related addressed with the patch. Just think about that for a second and try not to laugh...or cry....
    HBKSean216
    "Working on the sim aspects"... do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? They advertise this game as a sim sports game. So how are you "working on the sim aspects" lmao. The "aspects" should already be there. They absolutely are not. It's 30% sim the last 4 years.

    "gimmicky, animation driven, zero skill required, half assed arcade game!"
    Bro, I am an app developer. These comments do NOTHING to help me in trying to solve an issue lmao
    I p[lay 2k with a custom roster and sliders and I dont find it gimmicky, not sure how to determine what "animation driven" means (should there be no animations?", zero skill? zero skill for what lol this makes no sense at all. like zero skill to beat the computer on rookie?.. and half assed arcade game? lol I think the park is supposed to be an arcade game right?
    Get what im saying yet ? lmao
    lemarflacco
    "gimmicky, animation driven, zero skill required, half assed arcade game!"
    Bro, I am an app developer. These comments do NOTHING to help me in trying to solve an issue lmao
    I p[lay 2k with a custom roster and sliders and I dont find it gimmicky, not sure how to determine what "animation driven" means (should there be no animations?", zero skill? zero skill for what lol this makes no sense at all. like zero skill to beat the computer on rookie?.. and half assed arcade game? lol I think the park is supposed to be an arcade game right?
    Get what im saying yet ? lmao

    1. I dont play park im not 12. I play rec and pro-am only. So I am only speaking about these modes.
    2. Do I really have to explain what animation driven means and why it's one of the main issues with the game not being a sim? Do you even play this game lol? Evidently not. The game has predetermined animations that take place depending where you are on the court and when you press an action button and same thing goes for the defense. For example, the user on offense being sucked into the charge or the user defender being drawn in (sometimes from 10 feet away) to get dunked on. Every year there's a glitchy animation that everyone uses to score. If you want to win you have to abuse this glitchy animation/shot. Another huge issue with animations is the contest system and how it works. I can press X/Square a millisecond before the defender press Y/triangle to jump to contest, still resulting tp him being all in my face (would be a block in real life 100%) and it registers 13% contest... just because of the timing when I pressed a button compared to him. Completely disregarding the players height/weight or position on the court. ANIMATION DRIVEN

    3. Zero skill... see above pretty much. Glitchy animation that you are forced to do to score if you want to compete and win games. Otherwise your opponent will just do it all game and blow you out. ZERO SKILL. Pretty obvious why I am saying zero skill.
    4. You say LMAO a lot.. Makes you sound defensive. Almost as if you are taking these, blatantly obvious and valid issues, personally.
    Junior Moe
    The whole competition argument as its framed around here is a relic of a bygone era. 2K is one of the top selling games every single year. 2K20 sold 14 million copies. 2K is Call of Duty, the game will sell with only a roster update every year at this point.
    What's telling is that the context that Live comes up in is always as "competition" to push 2K and never as a legitimate game. It's like they only want it back to threaten 2k with when there are legit other games out there to spend time and money on already. No one extols the virtues of Live or provide wishlists or anything of the sort. There are very few legit Live fans. In some instances competition truly does breed innovation, and I can see the logic in the argument, maybe with two new IP's in the same sport. But with established top sellers like 2K and Madden and COD it comes off as little more than venting.
    Sent from my SM-G950U using Operation Sports mobile app

    I agree. The mere existence of "competition" is NOT enough. IMHO, Madden would be the perfect example of where competition could push innovation. EA had the NFL license (at the time), so no other company could even attempt to make a football game. Madden is still compared to the ghost of NFL 2K5 and that game is still this looming "presence" in the football videogame sector. If Take 2 was allowed to make a bonafide NFL, EA would lose 2-3 million (I could be exaggerating, but am I really?) sales off the name alone.
    NBA 2K doesn't have any company lurking in the background that matches the level of a threat like NFL 2Kxx would be to Madden. EA could release the NBA Street series, but that would fall more in the category of "something different". Don't get me wrong. If any company makes a NBA game, I think some/most gamers will give them a fair shake, but that game would have to be mind blowing before it could even put a dent in NBA 2K's market shares.
    HBKSean216
    1. I dont play park im not 12. I play rec and pro-am only. So I am only speaking about these modes.
    2. Do I really have to explain what animation driven means and why it's one of the main issues with the game not being a sim? Do you even play this game lol? Evidently not. The game has predetermined animations that take place depending where you are on the court and when you press an action button and same thing goes for the defense. For example, the user on offense being sucked into the charge or the user defender being drawn in (sometimes from 10 feet away) to get dunked on. Every year there's a glitchy animation that everyone uses to score. If you want to win you have to abuse this glitchy animation/shot. Another huge issue with animations is the contest system and how it works. I can press X/Square a millisecond before the defender press Y/triangle to jump to contest, still resulting tp him being all in my face (would be a block in real life 100%) and it registers 13% contest... just because of the timing when I pressed a button compared to him. Completely disregarding the players height/weight or position on the court. ANIMATION DRIVEN

    3. Zero skill... see above pretty much. Glitchy animation that you are forced to do to score if you want to compete and win games. Otherwise your opponent will just do it all game and blow you out. ZERO SKILL. Pretty obvious why I am saying zero skill.
    4. You say LMAO a lot.. Makes you sound defensive. Almost as if you are taking these, blatantly obvious and valid issues, personally.

    I gotcha, you're playing online modes with 10 users.
    you're talking about a sim rec experience with 10 users who are actively trying to break the game? Bro , that is going to be a TALL task. Best of luck with that one man.
    Czar always says when you put sim in , you can get sim out. But if you're driving around in a circle trying to break the game , I dunno man.
    Junior Moe
    The whole competition argument as its framed around here is a relic of a bygone era. 2K is one of the top selling games every single year. 2K20 sold 14 million copies. 2K is Call of Duty, the game will sell with only a roster update every year at this point.
    What's telling is that the context that Live comes up in is always as "competition" to push 2K and never as a legitimate game. It's like they only want it back to threaten 2k with when there are legit other games out there to spend time and money on already. No one extols the virtues of Live or provide wishlists or anything of the sort. There are very few legit Live fans. In some instances competition truly does breed innovation, and I can see the logic in the argument, maybe with two new IP's in the same sport. But with established top sellers like 2K and Madden and COD it comes off as little more than venting.
    Sent from my SM-G950U using Operation Sports mobile app

    For the people who aren't "gamers" and only play football and or basketball games they are contextually at the mercy of the limited choices in those spaces currently, so if they don't like the product many will say and hope for anything that can possibly cause a change in their predicament, even if it often involves improbable scenarios or illogical analysis, or unfortunately, making disparaging comments.
    ksuttonjr76
    I agree. The mere existence of "competition" is NOT enough. IMHO, Madden would be the perfect example of where competition could push innovation. EA had the NFL license (at the time), so no other company could even attempt to make a football game. Madden is still compared to the ghost of NFL 2K5 and that game is still this looming "presence" in the football videogame sector. If Take 2 was allowed to make a bonafide NFL, EA would lose 2-3 million (I could be exaggerating, but am I really?) sales off the name alone.
    NBA 2K doesn't have any company lurking in the background that matches the level of a threat like NFL 2Kxx would be to Madden. EA could release the NBA Street series, but that would fall more in the category of "something different". Don't get me wrong. If any company makes a NBA game, I think some/most gamers will give them a fair shake, but that game would have to be mind blowing before it could even put a dent in NBA 2K's market shares.

    Nba2k has no competition.
    There is 0.
    Only way 2K can be threatened is if EA can pay for an exclusive license like they do with the nfl lol.
    Even then with that mycareer/neighborhood mode 2K would still destroy them
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    tru11
    Nba2k has no competition.
    There is 0.
    Only way 2K can be threatened is if EA can pay for an exclusive license like they do with the nfl lol.
    Even then with that mycareer/neighborhood mode 2K would still destroy them
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    Damn, Man . What's messed up...I had to think about that for a moment. That MyCareer/Neighborhood is a juggernaut in its own rights. Would NBA 2K still outsell NBA Live without the license...I think it would, lol.
    KobeDropped81
    Competition is certainly needed. However I don’t even think EA deserves to step back in the ring with 2k. They’ve had one too many chances and blew it every time....The series that truly deserves another shot is this

    LMAO I had this game, I remember the green release window in this game was so easy it was pathetic... like legit 100%FG games with 80pts or something
    dvir10
    “Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community“
    This is the only gameplay change!!
    This is unbelievable!!!
    Where the cpu overall defense fix?!?!?!
    Where is the cpu PNR fix?!?!?
    Where is the cpu help defense fix?!?!?!
    This is what we got after two months?!?!
    What have they done in the last couple of months?!?!
    This is outrageous!!!

    Yup, this is the BS that they want us to just deal with. Or they just don’t care at all.
    leoribas3
    LMAO I had this game, I remember the green release window in this game was so easy it was pathetic... like legit 100%FG games with 80pts or something

    Ridiculously arcadey in terms of gameplay lol .but everything else was pretty dope. Especially the story mode...I’m just imagining how much better (and more realistic) it could be with today’s technology. I think Sony deserves one more shot. Especially after a 12+ year layoff. This isn’t an EA situation where they’ve had countless opportunities over the past decade and still delivered garbage.
    nummel
    The new rookie face scans have been added with the latest roster update.
    Does anyone know, if it's possible to find Bolmaro anywhere!? He was added too, but he isn't available in the official roster.
    i mean why would they scan someone who is Not Part of the League?
    ksuttonjr76
    Damn, Man . What's messed up...I had to think about that for a moment. That MyCareer/Neighborhood is a juggernaut in its own rights. Would NBA 2K still outsell NBA Live without the license...I think it would, lol.
    definitely. from trying to recruit New members for our league we a lot of Times get the answer that many people dont care about the nba or even Basketball, they just want to Play a "competitive online game".
    jk31
    definitely. from trying to recruit New members for our league we a lot of Times get the answer that many people dont care about the nba or even Basketball, they just want to Play a "competitive online game".

    Anyone who has been paying attention for the last 6 years or so should know that what you're saying here is truthful, but to hear about this mindset being actually articulated probably quite frequently is still rough.
    I don't play online, I still am thinking, that if someone doesn't care about basketball then why can't you please go play some online shooter or fighting game and leave real sports games to the people who actually love them. It's delusional I know.
    The revenue produced by people who only marginally care about the sport at best, has wrest control of the core gameplay development design philosophy from the folks who live and breathe basketball, it's unfortunate.
    I mean, I'd consider myself to be a hard-core NBA/basketball fan, but these are video games at the end of the day, I play them for the competition and to have fun. That's not bad thing..
    I met some great guys who welcomed me into the NHL community open arms without me even know knowing all the rules. I have a lot of fun playing that game with them even though I haven't watched a game of hockey in years. Now I can hold my own. So I have a bit of a different view on that.
    I understand that the popularity of Park/Rec has had some negative impacts on the core game...green releases etc. but I'll die on the hill that NG 2K21 made some real strides in core gameplay. (Despite some issues)
    but as far as patches go...The technical issues. Good lord. 2k has to do something about all these errors. On multiple occasions it's taken me 30 mins just to join friends. I've never had these kinds of issues with any other sports game for this long. Wondering if my game is going to eve load can't be the standard user experience.
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    The 24th Letter
    I mean, I'd consider myself to be a hard-core NBA/basketball fan, but these are video games at the end of the day, I play them for the competition and to have fun. That's not bad thing..
    I met some great guys who welcomed me into the NHL community open arms without me even know knowing all the rules. I have a lot of fun playing that game with them even though I haven't watched a game of hockey in years. Now I can hold my own. So I have a bit of a different view on that.
    I understand that the popularity of Park/Rec has had some negative impacts on the core game...green releases etc. but I'll die on the hill that NG 2K21 made some real strides in core gameplay. (Despite some issues)
    but as far as patches go...The technical issues. Good lord. 2k has to do something about all these errors. On multiple occasions it's taken me 30 mins just to join friends. I've never had these kinds of issues with any other sports game for this long. Wondering if my game is going to eve load can't be the standard user experience.
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    Waiting for the day ea hires someone who’s played at the pro level to help them with their goalies. Haven’t played any nhl games for years cause of that and it makes me more appreciative of the strives 2k has made gameplay wise.
    I would see players consistently talk about feeling abandoned in Myleague and I believe this patch note is the nail in that coffin. I so rarely see it in league games unless it's a)A player that can pull that shot off or b) It's a shot clock heave
    Even the players who can, I mean a fade away 3pt?
    This is why I'll play career sometimes but it's not to go experience those beach courts.
    *I'm not saying all the beach players are like this, I've played with plenty who play effectively.
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