NBA Live 18 Patch 1.05 Released; Various Fixes, New Content

2018 NBA Tip-Off (NBA Live 18)

With the 2018 NBA season tipping off today, EA Sports has pushed through Patch 1.05 for NBA Live 18. As always, the latest update will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection. If you encounter any issues with the patch not showing up, try restarting your console. The following patch notes have been released:


  • Tuned Slider impact for shot contest
  • Tuned Slider impact for off-dribble shooting
  • Restricted some on-the-run Dribble Moves for lower skilled players

The League

  • Added new pre-game lobby in the League
  • Goals are now available in Pause Menu in the League
  • Fixed exploit where you could complete goals and gain stats when simming games in the League
  • New First Take videos are now seen in the League near the All-Star game and Playoffs
  • Updated signings and draft pick trades to match the NBA.
  • Tuned Playoff simulation
  • Adjusted wording of various goals.


  • Updated Commentary
  • Fixed commentary for overtime games
  • Minor bug fixes

General stability improvements

Feel free to discuss the new patch in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA Live 18 section of the Forum. A full update history for NBA Live 18 can also be found here in our Wiki.


New Rosters for NBA Live 18; Transactions Through October 13th

Aaron Brooks dribbling the basketball (NBA Live 18)

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 18. As always, it will be downloaded when you next fire up your game, as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet.

The new rosters are accurate as of October 13th, and account for the wave of cuts taking place as teams trim down their rosters following the preseason. Notably, Aaron Brooks finally appears on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Unfortunately, with the cut-off being last Friday, the latest roster doesn’t include a couple of transactions that occurred over the weekend, such as Richard Jefferson being released by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It also seems that the Los Angeles Lakers’ retro jersey hasn’t been updated yet. There has been speculation that the Lakers will be wearing a Minneapolis throwback this season, but the classic uniform added in last week’s update is from the much more recent past. It remains to be seen what will happen there, but since new artwork can obviously be pushed through, I would assume a fix will be coming at some point if necessary.

Just a reminder that we’re collecting feedback on the NBA Live 18 rosters to send along to the development team, so if you do encounter any issues or notice information that needs to be corrected, be sure to share it in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

Monday Tip-Off: Late 90s Basketball in NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18: Michael Jordan Dunk

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a handful of screenshots from a game between the ’98 Chicago Bulls and ’97 Miami Heat in NBA 2K18.

Today, I turned 33. It’s funny to think that I’ve now been running the NLSC for around half my life! As I’ve said in previous articles, it’s hard to say just how long I’ll keep doing this, but I’m not intending on giving it up anytime soon. I still have a great deal of passion for basketball video games, as well as creating content based on them. After all, I’ve been playing basketball games and watching the NBA for a long time now. It’s a little overwhelming to think that it’s been twenty years since I was getting ready to watch the 1998 season, the last year that the Chicago Bulls were champions. Unfortunately, I don’t think that they’ll be anywhere close to that this season!

It’s important that we keep moving forward, and as I said in Episode #226 of the NLSC Podcast, it’s my intention to try to enjoy this season a little more than I have in recent years. There’s nothing wrong with reminiscing from time to time however, and thanks to the historical content in NBA 2K18, I can indulge in that nostalgia on the virtual hardwood. For this week’s Tip-Off, I’d like to share some screenshots that I took during a game of NBA 2K18 PC, using the 1998 Chicago Bulls against the 1997 Miami Heat. It was a fun game to play, and I’m looking forward to using the historical squads a little more often this year. Without further ado, here are the screenshots!

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include updated jerseys for the 2011 Chicago Bulls, a new court for the Washington Wizards, and the latest Cheat Engine tables for modifying arenas, teams, players, and jerseys. Check them all out at the links below!

2010-2011 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

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Washington Wizards Capital One Arena

Cheat Table – Edit Arenas and Teams (Updated to v3.0)
Cheat Table – Edit Player Screen (Updated to v3.0)
Cheat Table – Edit Jerseys (Updated to v3.0)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #226

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #226 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we discuss the latest updates for NBA Live 18, NBA 2K18, and NBA Playgrounds, recount our recent basketball gaming experiences, and look ahead to the 2018 NBA season.

On this week’s show…

  • New rosters have been released for NBA Live 18, accounting for recent transactions and adding new classic uniforms for eight teams. With the 2018 season right around the corner, we hope that EA will remain on the ball with forthcoming updates.
  • Patch 1.04 has been released for NBA 2K18. It’s a substantial update and addresses a lot of issues, but unfortunately, it’s caused a lot of problems as well. Bewilderingly, it’s also nerfed certain VC rewards even further.
  • NBA Playgrounds has received a hotfix that addresses an issue with the previously released Roster Unlock DLC. Once again, we reflect on how the game has evolved since launch, and whether paid DLC is a wise approach given the circumstances.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included our best session of 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K18 so far, further progress in MyCAREER and The One, and a bit of Ultimate Team.
  • The 2018 NBA season tips off next week! We’ve felt a bit jaded and disillusioned in recent years, so we’re hoping that the upcoming campaign will be a fun and exciting one that we can really get into.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NBA Playgrounds Patch 1.41 Released

Russell Westbrook in NBA Playgrounds

On the heels of Patch 1.4 and the Hot N’ Frosty downloadable content, Saber Interactive have pushed through another new title update for NBA Playgrounds. The new patch (v1.41) addresses an issue with the previously released Roster Unlock DLC, ensuring that it will unlock the 45 new players that were added free in the previous patch. It also optimises performance when playing on the new Miami playground, which is only available if you have the Hot N’ Frosty DLC. As previously noted, the eight Class of 2017 rookies are also exclusive to the DLC.

I can confirm that the patch has been pushed through for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of NBA Playgrounds. If the patch is not showing up, try restarting your console or Steam client. It isn’t mentioned in the notes, but it appears as though the patch may have also corrected an issue where the new tournament content was marked as being available in the main menu despite the Hot N’ Frosty DLC not being installed.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts on the latest patch and NBA Playgrounds itself in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the Other Basketball Games section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Tip off another weekend of basketball gaming with the latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC! The newest releases from our talented modding community include a pack of custom basketballs, updated jerseys for the 2011 Dallas Mavericks, and a 2012 season court update for the New York Knicks. Please see below for all the download links.

13 Custom Basketballs

2010-2011 Mavericks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

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New York Knicks 2012 Court

The Friday Five: My Top 5 Unluckiest Basketball Gaming Moments

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a top five countdown of my unluckiest moments in basketball gaming.

Another Friday the 13th is upon us, which is bad news for anyone who suffers from paraskevidekatriaphobia. I’m not a particularly superstitious person myself, and no Friday the 13th has given me reason to be wary of the date. In fact, given that one of my weekly features comes out every Friday, it’s conveniently provided me with a ready-made topic that can be easily tied into our interests as a community that loves basketball and basketball gaming. I’ve previously written about some of the unluckiest moments in NBA history, unlucky moments in basketball gaming, and even my favourite players who have worn number thirteen.

For this Friday the 13th, I thought that I’d revisit that second topic with a few personal anecdotes. We’ve all had our unlucky moments on the virtual hardwood, and since we tend to get somewhat invested in the video games that we play, those moments can certainly be rage-inducing. I feel as though I don’t do enough top five countdowns for the Friday Five, so I’ve decided to rank these moments according to the amount of frustration they caused me, and how unlucky they felt. Without any further ado, these are my top five unluckiest moments in basketball gaming.

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NBA 2K18 Patch 1.04 Released; Lots of Fixes

Blake Griffin in NBA 2K18

A new patch (1.04) is now available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K18. As always, the update will come through automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection. If you run into any issues, try restarting your console. Patch 1.04 will be made available for the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of NBA 2K18 soon.

The latest update is quite substantial, including new content and a variety of fixes across gameplay and game modes in NBA 2K18. Classic uniforms have been added along with new shoes, and the courts for the Magic and Pistons have been updated. Create-a-Player has also been enhanced with some new options. Various crashes and technical issues have been resolved by the latest patch, while a variety of bugs and quirks in gameplay and game modes have also been addressed.

You can check out the full patch notes below, as well as in this Forum topic, or this page in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as take the discussion to the NBA 2K18 section of the Forum. I’ll update this post once the PC and Switch patches are made available.

UPDATE: The PC patch is out now. Restart your Steam client if it isn’t showing up.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include custom nets, updated courts and jerseys, and a couple of new modding tools. Please see below for all the download links.

Pack of 16 Nets

2011-2012 Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
2011-2012 New York Knicks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

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Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center
San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center (Updated to v2.0)
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Arena Court Update (Updated to v2.0)

File Importer With Options File

Cheat Table – Edit Jerseys (Updated to v1.1)

Wayback Wednesday: Dynasty Mode in NBA Live

Select Dynasty Mode Team in NBA Live 2004

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, my retrospective on franchise modes continues with a look back at the history of Dynasty Mode in NBA Live.

Franchise Mode was one of the best additions in the NBA Live series, delivering a multiseason experience that gamers had been wanting for some time. By NBA Live 2003 however, it was unfortunately getting stale. Despite a few noteworthy new features and AI enhancements, the experience hadn’t become much deeper over the course of four years. Franchise gamers still enjoyed the mode and it remained popular, but there was also a certain amount of frustration, as we wanted to see more innovation. Fortunately, by the time NBA Live 2004 rolled around, EA Sports were ready to deliver.

The introduction of Dynasty Mode in NBA Live 2004 was part of an effort to rebrand Franchise Mode throughout all EA Sports titles, but thankfully, it turned out to be much more than a name change. It marked the introduction of a deeper mode that continued to evolve through the years, until it too fell on some rough times. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

Continuing to catch up on some recent additions of long-lost files, the latest batch features a bunch of mods for NBA Live 2004. From rosters to faces, to jerseys and front end artwork, enjoy these recovered patches at the links below!

EA Sports
PlayStation 2 Manual
Gamecube Manual

2008 Atlantic Division Jerseys
2008 Central Division Jerseys
2008 Midwest Division Jerseys
2008 Pacific Division Jerseys

And 1 Army Jersey

Utah Jazz 2004/2005 Jersey Patch

Lotto’s Roster Update

Dwyane Wade Face Patch
Udonis Haslem Face Patch
Draft Class Jerseys
Millenium All-Stars Add-On
2004 Rookie Challenge Roster
2004 All-Star Jersey Patch
Chicago Bulls Fictional Jersey Patch
Denver Nuggets Fictional Jersey Patch #1
Denver Nuggets Fictional Jersey Patch #2
Detroit Pistons Fictional Jersey Patch
Miami Heat 2004 Face Pack
Denver Nuggets 2004 Face Pack
Cartoon Front End Art

New NBA Live 18 Roster Adds Classic Uniforms

Classic Hornets Uniform in NBA Live 18

On the heels of my Monday Tip-Off article discussing rosters and roster editing in NBA Live, a new update has been pushed through for NBA Live 18. As with all roster updates, it will be downloaded automatically when you fire up the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, provided of course that your console is connected to the Internet.

At a glance, it appears as though the rosters are quite up to date in terms of the latest transactions. Aaron Brooks is notably still missing from the Minnesota Timberwolves’ roster, however this is likely due to the fact that they currently have more than fifteen players. With any luck, issues like that will be resolved very soon. I haven’t had a chance to check everyone’s uniform number as yet, but looking at a few recently traded players, it appears that a few corrections have been made since the previous roster.

Speaking of uniforms, the latest update adds new classic uniforms for the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns. These classic uniforms will be worn for selected games during the 2018 season. No other retro jerseys are available in NBA Live 18 at this time.

As always, we’re looking to compile feedback about the rosters to send along to the development team, so feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the NLSC Forum. See below for some screenshots of all the new uniforms in-game.

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Monday Tip-Off: Roster Editing & NBA Live

Kyrie Irving dribbles the basketball in NBA Live 18

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a few thoughts on the current lack of roster editing functionality in NBA Live.

With NBA Live 18, EA Sports’ long-running basketball series has taken some pleasing steps forward. While there’s still room for improvement, it’s had the best reception of any NBA Live game on the current generation, among gamers and reviewers alike. There’s more fluidity on the sticks, the controls have been expanded, and with The One, the game has a much deeper career mode along with some solid connected experiences. NBA Live appears to be on the right track, and even cracked the top twenty downloaded games on the PlayStation Network in September.

The team at EA Tiburon has to feel pleased with the more positive reaction to NBA Live 18, not to mention motivated as they begin work on next year’s game. However, there is one feature that’s conspicuous by its absence in NBA Live 18, and that’s roster editing. We haven’t seen roster editing in the series since NBA Live 10, and gamers are understandably getting impatient to see it return. While other areas of the game have rightfully been prioritised, roster editing is a staple that must return in NBA Live 19. That’s assuming, of course, that there isn’t a way for it to be implemented in this year’s game.

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File Additions for NBA Live 99

NBA Live 99 Cover Art

Today’s retro file additions include a couple of long-lost releases for NBA Live 99 PC that have been recovered and re-uploaded, specifically my 2002 season update, and Scubilete’s 2003 roster. If you feel like dusting off NBA Live 99, be sure to pick them up and give them a look!

2001/2002 Season Roster Update

2002/2003 Season Roster Update

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