Contact dunks have been nerfed, the framerate issues in The City have improved, and MyNBA has seen some fixes. However, we still have a few issues hampering multiple modes.
2K sent me an advanced look at the patch notes. 2K has provided detailed and informative info on the fixes, which is greatly appreciated.
Here is a look at them at some of the things that are still missing in the game as well.
Continued improvements of the Lower Bowl feature across all NBA arenas
Resolved a rare hang when using an uploaded face scan from the MyNBA2K app
New sponsor patch has been added to the Boston Celtics uniforms
New York Liberty logo has been updated to the latest design
Toned down reflections on glasses and goggles on coaches and players
Improved hair physics on female dancers
Fixed an issue with the Atlanta Hawks mascot’s tail
Likenesses have been updated for the following players/coaches:
A number of newly drafted players from the NBA Draft
A new option has been added to allow you to change Shot Meter Color
Frequency of contact dunks and alley-oops has been slightly decreased
Multiple improvements to motion, including to take charge animations, v-cuts, sprint launches, and dribbling
Various improvements have been made to triple threat animations and post behaviors
Improved AI layup selection when close to the basket
The Green Machine badge will now properly show up in the HUD when activated
Made some changes to prevent alley-oops from being thrown from behind the backboard
Free throw accuracy has been slightly improved overall
Improvements to performance in the City, particularly during gameplay
Improvements and additions to various buildings/objects/landscapes/lighting in the City
Game recaps on affiliation courts now display a reminder that games played outside of your own affiliation’s courts accrue 50% less rep
Fixed an issue where progress was not kept in The Rec when all users of the opposing team quit out
Resolved an issue in Pro-Am that could cause players to show up as invisible
Now only friends currently playing NBA 2K21
will be displayed on the phone
There is now a button to invite players directly when viewing your friends list on the phone
A second set of affiliation uniforms has been added in the appropriate stores
Enhancements have been made to the City Map
Addressed various issues where the try-on feature was acting irregularly in some stores
A new storefront has been added for the New Balance store in the City
Addressed a rare hang that could occur when waiting in the Pro-Am lobby after coming from the Rec
Corrected some alignment issues with the low rider bike
Opponent strength bonus is now being displayed in the Recap after Pro-Am games
Socks in Pro-Am will now properly respect the sock length set by the player
Corrected a problem with the Garage Hoops Strikeout game when several players were involved
Players will no longer be kicked out of the match if idle when teams are being set up for Garage Hoops games
Fixed an issue where players could disappear after Garage Hoops and Gatorade Rental Court games
The difficulty bonus for both VC and MyPOINTS/badge progression is now being properly displayed in the postgame Recap screen for MyCAREER games
Physical attributes will now be correctly boosted when moving up from 95-99 OVR
Fixed a rare hang that could occur when attempting to load your MyCAREER save while a game update was pending
Corrected some issues with interested colleges during the high school portion of The Long Shadow
Improvements have been made to the postgame crowd at the end of NBA games in MyCAREER
2K Beats songs that have been user-disabled will no longer play when returning to the MyCAREER landing
Addressed an issue with team control when entering G League games in MyNBA
You will now be awarded VC for playing G League games in MyNBA
Resolved a hang that occurred when releasing a two-way player to free agency that was currently assigned to the G League
Addressed a hang that could occur when attempting to view specific notifications on the Main Menu
You can now select teams from both the Team Details and Governor Details pages during MyNBA/MyWNBA creation
Ensured that the Ring Ceremony and Banner Reveal segments will always appropriately play
Fixed a hang that could occur in the Player Training menu when editing a player’s focus
WNBA Playoff Mode will now correctly begin in the year 2021
Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience
Corrected a rare issue that could make your MyPLAYER become invisible in The W
Popularity will now properly increase when finishing a game of The W Online
Addressed a problem with certain animations being incorrectly equipped by default and not previewing during selection
Image Upload Doesn’t Work
The image uploader is still not working properly. I tested finding my images that I’d uploaded to 2K’s website, and I’m still unable to find them within the game. This is pretty disappointing because the customization this feature provides is one of the best parts of MyNBA and MyTeam. Hopefully, this is fixed sooner than later.
Unrealistic Player Drop Off in MyNBA Play With Friends
MyNBA Play With Friends is currently hampered by unrealistic declines in the attributes of top-notch young players. If you take a look at these screenshots provided by LivingLegend10, one of the foremost members of the 2K Franchise online community, you’ll see some of the best young stars experiencing massive declines in the offseason.
Tests have shown this hasn’t occurred in offline MyNBA.
Likenesses Still Need Improvement
Most of the rookies still have unscanned created players for their likenesses. I know that getting these guys scanned is supremely difficult at this point. However, it would be an upgrade if 2K had someone from their art team creating more accurate faces for the rookies using image references.
In totality, this is a positive patch that is generating the ever-so-rare positive response from the 2K community. Hopefully, a few of the other loose ends will be tied up in the coming weeks.