The next-gen version of NBA 2K21 is on the cusp of unhindered greatness, and hopes are high that the upcoming patch delivers the goods–or at least most of them.
The major problems that were holding The City back seem to have been addressed. The framerates have improved and contact dunks have been nerfed. Also, the Mamba Mentality badge is no working properly.
It appears 2K is making its way through a list of early issues. One of the main areas in need of attention is the MyNBA mode.
2K blew franchise mode fans’ minds with the concepts and reach of the revamped MyLeague feature. Unfortunately, up to now, the mode has been plagued with crashes when using custom team designs, rosters, and while scrolling through user-created rosters on the edit screen.
If you upload custom team designs, which is one of the absolute coolest features in any sports game, the next-gen version of NBA 2K experiences insanely long delays, or it can crash completely.
I’ve spoken with folks from 2K who have expressed a strong and proven desire to right the ship in these areas. At some point, I’m confident it will be fixed. However, the truth is, some of the issues might have to be addressed over the course of a couple updates. Crashes will and should take priority, but there is also a problem with player progression.
If you run a MyNBA with friends, young star players experience depreciating ratings early in their careers, which is the opposite of what should be happening in a franchise mode.
This might not sound like a big deal, but for fans who aspire to play more than one season with their buddies–which is the entire point of the mode–they have a hard stop on their experience until this issue is corrected.
At this point, MyNBA in all its glory is a bit of a tease because there are too many of the best new features that aren’t functioning as planned.
While I’ve said I’m confident the problems will be solved, it would probably be a good idea for 2K to post something on social media that acknowledges the issues.
As of now, most every MyNBA fan is in the dark. They are simply getting more frustrated as the projects and fun they were hoping to have is just out of their grasp.
The next 2K patch could be coming as soon as this week, so let’s hope it stamps out those mode-ruining issues with MyNBA.