NBA 2K21 Latest Update Brings Back Original Shot Stick, Fixes Bugs, and More’ Patch Notes Detailed

2K Sports have taken to their website to announce and detail the latest update to hit the critically acclaimed sport’s title — NBA 2K21.

The update is now available to download across all platforms right now, and it brings some very welcome changes. One of the big ones is the reverted shot stick. Many players weren’t ecstatic to see the new pro stick aiming/shot timing selector, so the developers have patched in the old shot stick so many of us are used to. In addition, we see some general bug fixes, gameplay adjustments, and more.

Check out the full set of patch notes for NBA 2k21 down below:

General 

  • New Pro Stick Aiming/Shot Timing selector. On your first boot, you will now have the option to choose between using the new Pro Stick Aiming mechanic or the traditional Shot Timing mechanic. Your settings file will be updated with the appropriate selection. As always, you can visit your settings at any time to update your shooting preference.
  • Fixed several hangs that could happen when entering and exiting various game modes during the same session, or when idling out at certain areas.
  • Andrew Wiggins now appears with updated facial hair to more accurately represent his appearance.

Gameplay 

  • Enabled the ability to use Pro Stick Shot Aiming with the Shot Meter setting turned off.
  • Ideal Shot Aiming point now determined by how slowly or quickly the Pro Stick is initially deflected when starting a shot. A slow flick will move the ideal aim point to the left, while a fast flick will move the ideal point to the right, giving players more consistency with Pro Stick shooting.
  • Changed Ante Up to use competitive slider settings (more skill-based).
  • When the Shot Feedback setting is set to “OFF,” players and opponents will no longer see Excellent Release (green light) animations.
  • Fixed unwanted fadeaway shots that were playing after immediately shooting out of certain dribble moves.
  • Improved standing dunk reliability when using the Pro Stick.
  • Disabled the double team indicator in an effort to clean up the on-screen UI based on community feedback.
  • Added the ability to shoot driving floaters from further away from the basket.
  • Moving Park dribble moves were remapped to “holds” on the Pro Stick, allowing continued use of Hard Stops with L2/LT after unlocking the Park Handles badge.
  • Cleaned up some animation pops in the dribble move system.
  • Fixed ball physics bugs when Shot Timing was set to Real Player %.
  • Toned down the effectiveness of the Lead to Basket pass feature to prevent exploits.

MyCAREER 

  • Fixed a Pro Am 3v3 hang that was being reported by the community.
  • Fixed a hang that some users reported when entering/exiting the Cages.
  • Addressed a case where some users reported loss of control of their MyPLAYER during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue in MyCOURT where the player was unable to finish some mini-games with certain NBA players as AI.
  • Fixed a hang that could happen at the start of a 3-on-3 game in MyCOURT.
  • Fixed an issue where fan growth in Park games was not properly accumulating. 
  • Addressed an issue where custom shoes were sometimes not showing up properly on other players in the Beach.
  • Fixed a hang that some users reported when transitioning between Beach instances.
  • Users will now receive the correct scene after winning the College Championship.

MyTEAM 

  • Fixed a hang that would occur if the user was tracking an expired Agenda. 
  • Fixed an issue where the progress bar would fail to show progress on the Agenda Tracker.
  • Fixed user interface issues when applying and upgrading badges to player cards.

MyLEAGUE / MyGM 

  • 2K Share Content (Draft Classes/Players/Rosters) should now properly function when accessed.
  • Tuning improvements to Player Progression, based on community feedback. With our new “Boom or Bust” system, player progression/regression has been completely re-written for 2K21 to provide a level of dynamism such that players will follow different career arcs in different playthroughs.
  • Addressed a MyLEAGUE item where the user would hang when selecting the Save As option after previously accessing the shared save list.

In related news, 2K Sports has released a brand new trailer for their demo for NBA 2K21 which is available to download right now!

the new trailer is all about the game’s demo, which is available to download starting today. Within its 30-second runtime, the new trailer quickly hypes up the title by showcasing NBA stars from both the past and the present. If you have yet to pick up NBA 2K21, perhaps you give the demo a try today for free? Make sure to check out the demo trailer for NBA 2k21 right here!

NBA 2K21 is now available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Are you playing the latest entry in the series? Happy with the new update? Let us know in the comments below!

source: 2K