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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.25 Available, Includes Some Gameplay Updates & Plenty of WNBA Updates

NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19 Patch 1.25 Available, Includes Some Gameplay Updates & Plenty of WNBA Updates

NBA Live 19 game update 1.25 is available, featuring quite a few gameplay updates, along with plenty of updates for WNBA fans.

WNBA updates include transactions, lineup and jersey number updates, along with some uniform and gear updates.

Check out the patch notes below, full details can be seen on the reddit page.

Pro-Am Updates

Venue + Uniform updates: Quai 54

Bug Fix

  • Memory corruption fix for players with 5 CAPs.

Gameplay Tuning

Based off community feedback:

  • Upped defensive impact to shots

    • Good defensive positioning will be rewarded by affecting jump shots more.

  • Introducing a ball hog penalty

    • If a user “hogs” the ball for an excessive period, shots will be penalized. A major shot penalty will kick in if the user continues to ball hog.

    • This is only for user player jump shots in Live Run.

  • Bigger players will play contact shots against smaller players less often.

    • This will result in more clean looks and makes for bigger players (when going up against smaller players)

  • More impact for lower-rated players on contact layups.

    • This results in lower-rated players missing more layups with contact

  • Increased chances to make cleaner layups and shots around the rim

    • Fewer clean layups missed from light contests

  • Improved ball handling vs. collisions

    • Higher-rated ball handlers will only pick up the ball from too many collisions or being super low on short-term stamina.

The update also includes players likeness updates (hair, facial likeness, tattoos) for the following players.

  • Alex Abrines
  • Seimone Augustus
  • Rachel Banham
  • Jessica Breland
  • Marshon Brooks
  • Rebekkah Brunson
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Liz Cambage
  • Willie Cauley-Stein
  • Maite Cazorla
  • Jordan Clarkson
  • Antonius Cleveland
  • Napheesa Collier
  • Mike Conley
  • Demarcus Cousins
  • Torrey Craig
  • Dante Cunningham
  • Damiris Dantas
  • Stefanie Dolson
  • Asia Durr
  • Jamierra Faulker
  • Gray Chelsea
  • Brittney Griner
  • Dearica Hamby
  • Tianna Hawkins
  • Bria Holmes
  • Wesley Iwundu
  • Briann January
  • Glory Johnson
  • Derrick Jones
  • Betnijah Laney
  • Joffrey Lauvergne
  • Courtney Lee
  • Camille Little
  • Trey Lyles
  • Tearia McCowan
  • Alfonzo McKinnie
  • Tiffany Mitchell
  • Jonathan Motley
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Cheyenne Parker
  • Epiphanny Prince
  • Danielle Robinson
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Katie Lou Samuelson
  • Ben Simmons
  • Marcus Smart
  • Zhaire Smith
  • Shekinna Stricklen
  • Alyssa Thomas
  • Jasmine Thomas
  • Jarred Vanderbilt
  • Kia Vaughn
  • Tyrone Wallace
  • Courtney Williams
  • Riquna Williams
  • A’ja Wilson
  • Jackie Young
  • Tamera Young
  • Amanda Zahui B
  • Shavonte Zellous
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  1. what in the????
    I was excited to see Trey Lyles as one of the updated likeness only to find that they added his tattoos but left his face looking nothing like him. Not even remotely close. Confusing
    Would have been amazing if somehow they rolled out ability to play a WNBA season. Even if it were bare bones, that would keep me engaged in NBA Live through to NBA Live 20. Missed opportunity... I would have paid for the add-on.
    This is so funny. NBA Live's biggest patch of the year was basically at the NBA Finals, the time when no one is playing.
    Biggest patch releases and you have less than five comments.
    We had more player likeness updates in this patch than probably the entire year. More gameplay tuning than ever. And this game is so far gone that no one is commenting.
    I bought live 19, 18, and so on, and have since Live 14 came out. I just find it crazy that no one plays.
    I stopped playing last year when Bogdan Bogdanovic was black for half the year, this year I stopped playing because rotations were so bad that I couldn't play online, and couldn't get people to start that should start, etc. Later in the year and we still have multiple people that were signed months ago that still aren't even in the game.
    HUGE PROPS to the dev team for a big patch. And I hope and pray they can get rosters right, if they get rosters right next year and keep this up I will be playing for sure! I love the support! But it seems like they were so bad with rosters and other things through the year that people just gave up.
    zrohman
    This is so funny. NBA Live's biggest patch of the year was basically at the NBA Finals, the time when no one is playing.
    Biggest patch releases and you have less than five comments.
    We had more player likeness updates in this patch than probably the entire year. More gameplay tuning than ever. And this game is so far gone that no one is commenting.
    I bought live 19, 18, and so on, and have since Live 14 came out. I just find it crazy that no one plays.
    I stopped playing last year when Bogdan Bogdanovic was black for half the year, this year I stopped playing because rotations were so bad that I couldn't play online, and couldn't get people to start that should start, etc. Later in the year and we still have multiple people that were signed months ago that still aren't even in the game.
    HUGE PROPS to the dev team for a big patch. And I hope and pray they can get rosters right, if they get rosters right next year and keep this up I will be playing for sure! I love the support! But it seems like they were so bad with rosters and other things through the year that people just gave up.

    Shoot, we still playing live run.
    The one thing it seems they did that sucks is they made wing defenders contest radius larger, but I think that was the patch before. I like the passed up good look penalty and that some impacts are +6 now, but wing d is already the best build no reason to give them /us a larger impact radius.
    What they need to patch is the leader boards. I got like 3 or 4 gms played this month and I don't qualify for the monthly leader board, but they got people with like ten games played on the overall leader board. That's garbage. You should need 50 or 100 games by now to be on there. Clean up a lot of the dudes who played for like a week.
    But Yea live is still live haha. We still playing. Like I said you see the Same dudes a lot but you can almost always get a 5v5 so that's good enough for me.
    You should get some live run in man. Sure some games have dudes who make you wanna pull your hair out but when you get a good game it feels really competitive and almost real. Even w weird animations it's like ten people going at each other at high speed. Subtle adjustments, etc. I do share the hope they continue building but I've played a good amount this yr. Like 350 gms of 5s n maybe 150 3s. Plus offline/court battles before I got bored of it.
    -Smak
    zrohman
    This is so funny. NBA Live's biggest patch of the year was basically at the NBA Finals, the time when no one is playing.
    Biggest patch releases and you have less than five comments.
    We had more player likeness updates in this patch than probably the entire year. More gameplay tuning than ever. And this game is so far gone that no one is commenting.
    I bought live 19, 18, and so on, and have since Live 14 came out. I just find it crazy that no one plays.
    I stopped playing last year when Bogdan Bogdanovic was black for half the year, this year I stopped playing because rotations were so bad that I couldn't play online, and couldn't get people to start that should start, etc. Later in the year and we still have multiple people that were signed months ago that still aren't even in the game.
    HUGE PROPS to the dev team for a big patch. And I hope and pray they can get rosters right, if they get rosters right next year and keep this up I will be playing for sure! I love the support! But it seems like they were so bad with rosters and other things through the year that people just gave up.

    Nah not really, every Live fan is just using the nba Live reddit not 2ks operation sports
    Schnoodle321
    Nah not really, every Live fan is just using the nba Live reddit not 2ks operation sports

    I look at it this way. Operation Sports is where offline, franchise people hang out. Reddit is where online players hang out. That right there sums up live in my books and why there is no activity for Live on here. The game is completely geared towards online play. Which makes sense because it’s actually quite fun.
    Offline franchise is terrible though. You guys probably remember me loving this game after release and it truly was a real surprise hit for me. They managed to patch every bit of fun out of it. The steals are out of control. Nobody gets open and the cpu has no semblance of a three game.
    I tried a couple franchise games after this latest patch and everything is just so frustrating. I so loved this game out of the box and now this is truly one of my biggest disappointments in gaming this year.
    I completely understand the focus on online and with the 2k juggernaut, it’s probably a smart move as that’s where 2k struggles the most, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be disappointed.
    ILLSmak
    Oo sorry dudes for spamming you with online stuff then. I'll stop.
    I'm all set on ever getting on reddit, tho.
    -Smak

    Hahahaha that’s what you got from that?
    The reason why reddit is active with all the online players is because the developers have chosen that platform to be active on.
    I for one, still like reading your impressions.
    I’m almost strictly offline nba live player and know if I want actual information on the game without 2k bias etc reddit is where to go.
    Just like I know if I want information on 2k operation sports is where to go as most people know 2k devs particularly in the art side of the game are non existent and what little information does come is on here
    CujoMatty
    I look at it this way. Operation Sports is where offline, franchise people hang out. Reddit is where online players hang out. That right there sums up live in my books and why there is no activity for Live on here. The game is completely geared towards online play. Which makes sense because it’s actually quite fun.
    Offline franchise is terrible though. You guys probably remember me loving this game after release and it truly was a real surprise hit for me. They managed to patch every bit of fun out of it. The steals are out of control. Nobody gets open and the cpu has no semblance of a three game.
    I tried a couple franchise games after this latest patch and everything is just so frustrating. I so loved this game out of the box and now this is truly one of my biggest disappointments in gaming this year.
    I completely understand the focus on online and with the 2k juggernaut, it’s probably a smart move as that’s where 2k struggles the most, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be disappointed.

    Until Live let's us Edit the Player Tendencies it will stay as an Online Only option. The Tendencies are what makes a game. I know they ( Live Roster team) isn't editing them as they can barely keep up Transactions and Rotations are a mess.
    I gave up on Live 19 months ago.
    The thing of it is, lives career mode is infinitely better than any career mode 2k has made in the last 10 years.
    However, shooting in live is absolutely broken, because shot contesting in live is overpowered.
    Yep the developers would stop listening to crybabies that refuse to learn how to play actual defense, and nerf the over powered BS shot contest mechanics, the game would be infinitely better.
    I know I for one, am getting fed up with getting contested from 5 feet away or getting my shots contested even tho the defender is way way late to get to me and I was already in the air it with the ball released before the defender ever got his hand up.
    It is pathetic at this point.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    The thing of it is, lives career mode is infinitely better than any career mode 2k has made in the last 10 years.
    However, shooting in live is absolutely broken, because shot contesting in live is overpowered.
    If the developers would stop listening to crybabies that refuse to learn how to play actual defense, and nerf the over powered BS shot contest mechanics, the game would be infinitely better.
    I know I for one, am getting fed up with getting contested from 5 feet away or getting my shots contested even tho the defender is way way late to get to me and I was already in the air with the ball released before the defender ever got his hand up.
    It is pathetic at this point.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    CujoMatty
    I look at it this way. Operation Sports is where offline, franchise people hang out. Reddit is where online players hang out. That right there sums up live in my books and why there is no activity for Live on here. The game is completely geared towards online play. Which makes sense because it’s actually quite fun.
    Offline franchise is terrible though. You guys probably remember me loving this game after release and it truly was a real surprise hit for me. They managed to patch every bit of fun out of it. The steals are out of control. Nobody gets open and the cpu has no semblance of a three game.
    I tried a couple franchise games after this latest patch and everything is just so frustrating. I so loved this game out of the box and now this is truly one of my biggest disappointments in gaming this year.
    I completely understand the focus on online and with the 2k juggernaut, it’s probably a smart move as that’s where 2k struggles the most, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be disappointed.
    its literally been like 4 or 5 patches that went by since I've updated the game... I like the game so much the way it is that I just turn off xbox live when I'm getting ready to play live 19.
    brutusbrown1998
    The thing of it is, lives career mode is infinitely better than any career mode 2k has made in the last 10 years.
    However, shooting in live is absolutely broken, because shot contesting in live is overpowered.
    Yep the developers would stop listening to crybabies that refuse to learn how to play actual defense, and nerf the over powered BS shot contest mechanics, the game would be infinitely better.
    I know I for one, am getting fed up with getting contested from 5 feet away or getting my shots contested even tho the defender is way way late to get to me and I was already in the air it with the ball released before the defender ever got his hand up.
    It is pathetic at this point.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    People bang contested shots on me all day. If it says contested I think it is gonna drop. They did raise the impact radius for some reason but I don't get impacted or rarely. If you're not a wing shooter or like a 3 icon guy you gotta get some rhythm before taking tough 3s. I hit 3s w pip a lot but I got the late contest trait.
    Thing is, the real impact radius should be about halfway between where it was at first and where it is now, and that's only for elite defenders with a hand up at the right time. When the game dropped u had to practically block people to make them miss threes. They have gone alil overboard but only with the past two patches. But I think shooting "good shots" is easier and if it doesn't say guarded u could have made it. Haha. Maybe sometimes u can make a guarded top yellow but I don't recall making them. I've made plenty of top yellows over d tho.
    N at matty Yea I mean I've known I've been talking to myself for some time but now it's like really apparent. Haha. O well.
    Also disagree w lives career mode being better. Online is better. Offline is fun, but both need to be improved in different ways. Live needs Ai depth and mode depth. 2k needs mode depth like sandbox choices and less grind.
    -Smak
    Double post:
    I mean I'm 10-1 in June. I've had some close games. Got the ball on a broken play with twenty something seconds left up two and greened a 20 footer. Was like jeaa. Had dudes go at me. Had a dude put 40 on me I think that was the L, but our team was trash.
    Seems like they buffed stealing alil too which was also unnecessary cuz I've got like 10, 10, 8 steal games. With like only a few in passing lanes . Dudes trying to sauce me it's like no.
    Basically what matters in this gm is shooting and blocking imo. If u can't block you can't carry on d. And watch the other team dunk over and over. All you really need, again imo, is 73 3 and catch n shoot or just get your guy in rhythm.. That's why I really think wing d is the absolute best build, so buffing d seems stupid for balance. If you're good at the game you want a wing d. Really good u take pip, but if u have a shaky j (even tho I do haha I'm still taking pip) you take kawhi.
    Having Shooters is nice but only one shooter can block. The slasher w block doesn't get enough blocks. The only really bad match up for a wing d is a smart inside shooting rim prot or a post anchor who shoots hooks and doesn't try to dunk every time. But it's not w bad match up per se it's just someone you can't abuse with your d.
    I'm summary, I'm happy d is op but it really is op atm and should be fixed. It marginalized a lot of builds. Would be nice to have some body contests for bigger non shot blockers so they weren't just and 1 fodder.
    -Smak
    ILLSmak
    People bang contested shots on me all day. If it says contested I think it is gonna drop. They did raise the impact radius for some reason but I don't get impacted or rarely. If you're not a wing shooter or like a 3 icon guy you gotta get some rhythm before taking tough 3s. I hit 3s w pip a lot but I got the late contest trait.
    Thing is, the real impact radius should be about halfway between where it was at first and where it is now, and that's only for elite defenders with a hand up at the right time. When the game dropped u had to practically block people to make them miss threes. They have gone alil overboard but only with the past two patches. But I think shooting "good shots" is easier and if it doesn't say guarded u could have made it. Haha. Maybe sometimes u can make a guarded top yellow but I don't recall making them. I've made plenty of top yellows over d tho.
    N at matty Yea I mean I've known I've been talking to myself for some time but now it's like really apparent. Haha. O well.
    Also disagree w lives career mode being better. Online is better. Offline is fun, but both need to be improved in different ways. Live needs Ai depth and mode depth. 2k needs mode depth like sandbox choices and less grind.
    -Smak

    Nobody should be OK with any part of the game being overpowered. One part of the game being overpowered at the expense of another very very important part of the game is BS and everybody knows it.
    I will say it again, I’m fed up with having shots “contested” from 5 feet away, and I’m fed up with having a shot “contested” when I’m in the air and have already released the ball before the defender even tries to block it.
    so far as 2k is concerned, I play 2k for one reason and one reason only, my league, because it is the best franchise mode in all of sports gaming.
    So far as career mode is concerned, nba live’s career mode is infinitely better than to 2k’s and it shouldn’t debatable at this point. The fact that my progress in live’s career mode is not artificially slowed to a crawl, because EA, as surprising as this is, doesn’t want to sell micro transactions in career mode, and doesn’t prioritize selling vc over fair gameplay, alone makes nba live’s career mode better than 2k’s.
    Sent from my iPhone using the operation sports app
    Yea I'm jus saying contested doesn't matter that much, it's still a makable shot. It actually makes the percentages even out. It's impacts that make you miss. I dunno if u can get a top yellow impact tho. Or how much that matters. They did add +4 and +6 impacts. Dunno what the difference is.
    I assume you're talking about online, you should post vid of some of these contests so I can see what you mean.
    Edit: I have one shooter (wing shooter) but only play him when I'm clowning and take wild shots. I'm not a perfect release guy on js, better on fts, but I play defense a lot vs people who are shooters and I am speaking from the other side, as the one trying to make people who are good at the game, and have shooting archetypes , miss.
    -Smak
    king doe
    its literally been like 4 or 5 patches that went by since I've updated the game... I like the game so much the way it is that I just turn off xbox live when I'm getting ready to play live 19.

    I was thinking of reinstalling and not updating but I’m not sure I can live without all the non gameplay improvements, shoes and outdated rosters.
    I’ll probably just wait for 20 and pray they can find gameplay closer to how it was when the game released. That sounds like a foolish notion perhaps because why would they go back? But I honestly think the crappy changes are just band aids introduced to help lessen borked mechanics. Shooting is too easy so let’s make no one get open. It’s too easy to pass the ball all over the court lets have the cpu intercept passes better even if it means they will intercept routine passes regularly. Etc....m
    So I guess I’m hoping they can come up with better mechanics and allow the fun to come back into the game.
    CujoMatty
    I was thinking of reinstalling and not updating but I’m not sure I can live without all the non gameplay improvements, shoes and outdated rosters.
    I’ll probably just wait for 20 and pray they can find gameplay closer to how it was when the game released. That sounds like a foolish notion perhaps because why would they go back? But I honestly think the crappy changes are just band aids introduced to help lessen borked mechanics. Shooting is too easy so let’s make no one get open. It’s too easy to pass the ball all over the court lets have the cpu intercept passes better even if it means they will intercept routine passes regularly. Etc....m
    So I guess I’m hoping they can come up with better mechanics and allow the fun to come back into the game.

    They got the right idea, like with the bullet pass trait. But Yea passing needs work but the rating does matter. I play online and I always choose dudes w passing icons. But when you get gold bullet pass its just ridiculous. I pretty much know what people can steal or cpu. It's different so sometimes you get caught when someone quits but its so obvious when someone turns into a computer.
    Basically you gotta pass the ball where it'll make the guy warp thru the cpu/defender for the lay up. But Yea Def needs work. But worse passers having less speed is a good start.
    It'd be nice for any game to finally make passing rating matter. I like that live has at least tried, but I drop dimes w my post anchor, even tho I got post playmaker my pass rating is like 60 something. I think?
    -Smak
    Doing my research today on reinstalling from disk and not updating it because I miss this game in my life. Is it true that the only way to do that is by not having my Xbox hooked up to the internet? Everything I’ve read says that even if you turn off auto updates it will still update it. That blows hard as I’ve got like 50 games that I would still like to have online and update.
    They really need to do something about the Rim Protector Archetype, it makes no sense that scrubs like Cody Zeller are getting 10-11 blocks in a game. Any player that has this Archetype, regardless of their overall, is impossible to score on and that should not be the case.
    They need to make some changes for Live 20. IF there is a Live 20 coming.
    RoyalKrimpet
    They really need to do something about the Rim Protector Archetype, it makes no sense that scrubs like Cody Zeller are getting 10-11 blocks in a game. Any player that has this Archetype, regardless of their overall, is impossible to score on and that should not be the case.
    They need to make some changes for Live 20. IF there is a Live 20 coming.

    I went into sliders and turned blocks for user and cpu to 10. It helped so much. In the impressions thread there are slider sets too. They make the game play so much better.
    RoyalKrimpet
    They really need to do something about the Rim Protector Archetype, it makes no sense that scrubs like Cody Zeller are getting 10-11 blocks in a game. Any player that has this Archetype, regardless of their overall, is impossible to score on and that should not be the case.
    They need to make some changes for Live 20. IF there is a Live 20 coming.

    I just quoted the sliders I am using in the NBA Live Impressions thread if you want to check them out.
    Gatorshow184
    Missed the chance to get live when it was only $6. Do you guys think it will get the cheap again this summer?

    I got it when it was $3.99 and honestly, I'm enjoying it. You need to check the NBA Live forum frequently, I'm sure it will get cheap again.
    kirbz101
    I got it when it was $3.99 and honestly, I'm enjoying it. You need to check the NBA Live forum frequently, I'm sure it will get cheap again.

    It's hard to pass up a decent game for under 20, really. I got a few games I wanted for that price recently. Feels so much better to get a few games you've wanted than paying 59.99 for something.
    All you dudes who buy live late, gird your loins and get online. Take your lumps. We need new blood. It probably will be cheap, but I mean we're super close to next years release. It doesn't take long at all to get a guy maxed, but the game really shines (at least if you are into online/created player parts) once you reach 100 and can make whatever archetype you want at 50. I imagine that takes at least a little while to get. It goes fast, though.
    It was really harder to block people before and last year, so yea it does kind of suck they have so many blocks. They did scale it back a bit w/ this patch. It's not as bad as when they had people having an auto steal field, but they've still got a block field. People just need to get better, be in position. Need more non-block miss outcomes.
    Cpu rim protector is insane.
    -smak

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