NBA 2K21 was updated on next-gen consoles Thursday morning, and the game’s developers at Visual Concepts have finally released the official patch notes with a confirmed list of fixes. Two dozen player likenesses have been revised, and fading three-pointers have been nerfed. Read the full details courtesy of the latest Courtside Report blog post.
NBA 2K21 Next-Gen update 4 (version 1.006.000) patch notes
- 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:
o Los Angeles Lakers (Home uniform)
o New York Knicks (City uniform)
- Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players, including:
o Udoka Azubuike
o LaMelo Ball
o Keita Bates-Diop
o Leandro Bolmaro
o Zylan Cheatham
o Brandon Clarke
o Troy Daniels
o De’Andre Hunter
o Jaren Jackson, Jr.
o Frank Mason
o Tyrese Maxey
o Jaden McDaniels
o Johnathan Motley
o Zeke Nnaji
o Elie Okobo
o Miye Oni
o Tariq Owens
o Patrick Patterson
o Payton Pritchard
o Immanuel Quickley
o Josh Reaves
o Cameron Reynolds
o Anfernee Simons
o Robert Williams
- Addressed the vertical line remaining on the screen for a period of time on Xbox Series X/S.
- Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Despite the hype of waiting to see what the patch notes for this update might include, most of the features referenced here are a letdown. While it is nice to see some cosmetic updates to faces like Lamelo Ball and revised Lakers uniforms in the official rotation, there’s a complete lack of gameplay-facing adjustments the community has been hoping to see. Getting the fade situation in order is obviously a big deal, but there isn’t much to say regarding issues with charging or even the crazy amount of contact dunks seen in regular gameplay. There’s still a lot of cheese out there, and patch 4 does almost nothing to make the situation better. That is, unless there’s a huge number of unlisted tweaks that aren’t published here.
Shifting to the positive aspects of update 1.06, being able to private matchmake during Pro-Am League Nights is a nice bonus for those who just want to play with friends. If you got a bit tired of staring at Zion’s face on the loading screen, you’ll also be happy to know the wait time to enter the City has been reduced. NBA 2k21 next-gen patch 4 irons out many of the essential wrinkles players have experienced over the past two months, but it’s disappointing that some more specific refinements aren’t present. Fans are still being heard, but most of the niche requested tweaks have yet to release.
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