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LIVESTRIKE Events Available Now in NBA Live 18

First LIVESTRIKE Event in NBA Live 18

We now know what LIVESTRIKE entails for NBA Live 18. As previously speculated, it is indeed a series of Live Events and content releases, providing gamers with an opportunity to earn new player gear and clothing to wear in The Streets. The events will be available for a limited time, and represent EA Sports’ partnerships with premium brands.

Introducing EA SPORTS NBA LIVE LIVESTRIKE, the most exclusive form of content releases in NBA LIVE. Unlike traditional content or game updates, a LIVESTRIKE is an unannounced content drop containing rare Live Event challenges, premium in-game apparel, shoes, traits, and more. A LIVESTRIKE is available for limited time and in limited quantities, so keep an eye out for news regarding the latest drops across official NBA LIVE channels.

The first event is still available, but will be expiring very soon, so get in quick if you want to earn the gear that’s currently on offer. Please note that it is just the first event that is scheduled between now and December 12th.

For the next week, Undefeated gear will be available in LIVESTRIKE events. From November 28th to December 5th, Bape streetwear will be on offer. From December 5th through to the 12th, you’ll find Pink Dolphin gear in the reward crates. Check out a trailer for the events below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the NBA Live 18 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Monday Tip-Off: Battlefront II Events in NBA Live 18

Star Wars: Battlefront II Challenge 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 recent Star Wars: Battlefront II events that were available in NBA Live 18.

As you may know, EA Sports recently introduced some crossover content in its sports titles, promoting the upcoming release of Star Wars: Battlefront II. For NBA Live 18, this took the form of Live Events challenges, all of which take place on a fictional Star Wars-themed court (located in Orlando, of course), with various Battlefront II-inspired gear and accessories available in the reward crates. As it stands, there’s currently a last call for the Battlefront II Challenge, giving gamers one final chance to earn some Inferno Squad-themed gear for their players to wear in The Streets.

I must admit that with all the grinding I’ve been doing to improve my NBA 2K18 MyPLAYER for 2K Pro-Am, I haven’t taken part in as many Live Events in NBA Live 18 as I’d like. However, having caught the trailer for the Battlefront II events, I wanted to make sure that I at least played a game or two before the promotion was over. The fictional court certainly looked cool, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on some extra gear for my player to wear in The Streets. As such, I jumped online in NBA Live 18 last week, and managed to take part in a few games.

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LIVESTRIKE Coming to NBA Live 18; Details Soon

NBA Live 18 LIVESTRIKE

You may recall that the brief notes for Patch 1.06 for NBA Live 18 mentioned something called LIVESTRIKE. At the time, there were no further details on what this feature entailed. As a result, some gamers concluded that it simply referred to the crossover content with Battlefront 2, namely the Star Wars-themed live events.

That does not appear to be the case however, as EA Sports continue to hype LIVESTRIKE through their social media channels. At this time, we still don’t have any details as to what it is. Naturally, this opens up the floor to further speculation, as it’s certainly being built up as a significant addition to NBA Live 18.

Arcane and I speculated on LIVESTRIKE in Episode #227 of the NLSC Podcast, suggesting that it could be a live event or some other kind of online content. At this time, I still feel like that’s a fairly safe bet. It’s difficult to imagine that it would be a different type of mode or gameplay mechanic, but obviously we don’t have much to go on except for the name at this time.

As such, we’re all free to speculate a little longer. Feel free to share your thoughts on what LIVESTRIKE might be in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 18 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #227

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Episode #227 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! We’ve been off the air for a couple of weeks due to scheduling conflicts and other issues, but Arcane and I are back to talk about the latest news, as well as our recent basketball gaming experiences.

On this week’s show…

  • We tip things off with the revelation that Arcane took part in a community playtesting event at EA Tiburon back in May. Arcane reflects on his experiences, which included a celebrity encounter.
  • A couple of patches (1.05 and 1.06) have come through for NBA Live 18, as well as some roster updates. We’re liking some of the improvements, though we’ve also identified issues that need to be resolved in NBA Live 19 and beyond.
  • A new patch (1.05) has also been released for NBA 2K18, at least for PlayStation 4. It too has included some welcome improvements, but has unfortunately caused a couple of new problems.
  • Two NLSC T-Shirts are now available to purchase from the kiosk in NBA 2K18’s Neighborhood. Rep us in The Playground, preferably by winning more games than we’ve managed to so far!
  • In response to a mailbag question, we discuss the future of microtransactions in NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, particularly the latter. How bad could it get, and do we foresee any changes next year?
  • We also give our thoughts on a question regarding issues with unfinished and unpolished releases.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming, or rather our past couple of weeks in basketball gaming, have included several games of 2K Pro-Am, further progress in MyCAREER, and the new DLC for NBA Playgrounds.
  • We wrap up Episode #227 of the NLSC Podcast with our thoughts on 2018 NBA season so far.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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NBA Live 18 Patch 1.06 Now Available; Stability Fixes, More

Dennis Smith Jr. dunks the basketball (NBA Live 18)

Patch 1.06 has been released for NBA Live 18. The update should come through automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. If you encounter any difficulties, try restarting your console.

The full patch notes for the latest title update are as follows:

Xbox One Only

  • Xbox One X Support for NBA LIVE 18

Both Platforms

  • # LIVESTRIKE
  • General stability Fixes

There are no further details on what LIVESTRIKE entails as yet, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the latest update in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum. You can also find a complete update history for NBA Live 18 here in our Wiki.

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NBA Live 18 Receives Opening Night Roster Update

John Wall Reverse Dunk (NBA Live 18)

NBA Live 18 has received a new roster and data update, adding opening night lineups to the game. As always, the update will come through in-game, and will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection.

At a glance, it appears that the rosters are generally accurate in terms of all the players being on the correct teams. However, the lineups themselves appear to ignore injuries and the current rotations. Projected regular starters who are currently out of action (such as Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker in San Antonio) are active and in the starting lineup in NBA Live 18. Oddly, Bogdan Bogdanovic’s appearance is also still completely wrong.

On a more positive note, as of the patch that was pushed through last week, the Los Angeles Lakers now have their correct classic uniform. It is indeed the Minneapolis-era jersey, rather than the uniform they had been wearing from 2000 to 2017.

As previously noted, we’re compiling feedback on the rosters to send along to the development team over in this topic in the NBA Live 18 section of the Forum. Feel free to report any issues with the rosters there, as well as share any impressions you may have in the comments section below.

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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:

Gameplay

  • 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.

Audio

  • 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.

 

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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.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #226

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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.

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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.

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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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NLSC Podcast – Episode #225

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Episode #225 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming news, including topics related to NBA Live 18, NBA 2K18, and NBA Playgrounds. As always, we also recount our most recent experiences on the virtual hardwood.

On this week’s show…

  • Patch 1.04 has been released for NBA Live 18. In addition to addressing some key technical issues, it’s made some pleasing improvements to the feel of the game. There is, of course, still room for improvement.
  • As it turns out, NBA Live 18 was one of the most downloaded games on PSN in September, which bodes well for a strong comeback for the brand.
  • Xbox One users are facing some technical restrictions in terms of uploading media from NBA 2K18. Once again, we discuss the frustration with the lack of sound recording on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • It seems that player face scans are being used for AI players in 2K Pro-Am. As such, it seems like a perfect opportunity to have some fun with wacky scans.
  • NBA Playgrounds has received a new patch, and more controversially, paid DLC which adds eight Class of 2017 rookies and three new playgrounds. The move seems to lack the goodwill that Saber Interactive has previously demonstrated.
  • We wrap up Episode #225 of the NLSC Podcast with Our Week in Basketball Gaming. We’re not quite done with MyCAREER or 2K Pro-Am yet, so the grind continues. Also, we lay out some more plans for both NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18.

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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.

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Patch 1.04 for NBA Live 18 Now Available (PS4 & X1)

James Harden in NBA Live 18

The latest title update (Patch 1.04) has been released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA Live 18. As always, it will come through automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. If you do encounter any issues, try restarting your PS4 or X1.

Patch 1.04 addresses several technical issues, including a couple of crashes, a bug with the auto substitutions option, and online stability. There are also some noteworthy gameplay tweaks, including responsiveness on jumpshots and shot contests, as well as first step animations. Player ratings on Ultimate Team cards have also been updated to better reflect the most important attributes, and some players have new faces, including the Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown.

You can check out the full patch notes below, and I’ve also added them to this resource in our Wiki. Feel free to share your impressions of the patch in the comments section below, as well as here in our NBA Live 18 Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #224

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Episode #224 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming and NBA news, as well as provide our ongoing impressions of NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18.

On this week’s show…

  • New rosters have come through for NBA Live 18, and they include the two biggest transactions from the past week or so. Unfortunately, there are still some issues with missing transactions and players, incorrect jersey numbers, and a couple of other problems.
  • Master Challenges have been added to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 18. We’re glad to see new content being added so early, and hope that it will continue throughout the season.
  • NBA 2K18 has received another patch this week, addressing some noteworthy technical problems in modes and gameplay. It’s quite welcome, but how many title updates will we see this year?
  • The problems with microtransactions and grinding in NBA 2K18 continue to be a big story. It has spread beyond the basketball gaming community, as mainstream publications and content creators are touching upon it. We crunch a few numbers, and provide some more thoughts on the situation.
  • Downloadable versions of the updated NBA 2K18 cover are now available. It’s a nice gesture, but could it result in collectors being scammed?
  • Our Week in Basketball gaming included a tentative second attempt at 2K Pro-Am, more grinding, some fun Play Now games in NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, more grinding, MyTEAM games, and yes, more grinding. MyLEAGUE games to follow, closer to the start of the 2018 season.
  • Dwyane Wade has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Can anyone in the East compete with the Cavs this season?
  • We wrap up Episode #224 of the NLSC Podcast with a nice story about Dirk Nowitzki and an appreciative Dallas Mavericks fan.

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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.

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Latest NBA Live 18 Roster Includes Melo Trade, Wade Signing

NBA Live 18: Carmelo Anthony on the Oklahoma City Thunder

A new roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 18, and will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you fire up the game. As you would expect of a roster update, it features recent transactions, all the way up to September 27th.

The two most noteworthy transactions reflected in the latest roster are the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Dwyane Wade signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Other transactions include Andrew Bogut signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Chicago Bulls’ acquisition of Quincy Pondexter, and Tyler Zeller joining the Brooklyn Nets.

Browsing the Rosters menu in NBA Live 18, it does seem that a few transactions from the past month unfortunately remain unaccounted for. Notable examples including Aaron Brooks signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves. and Tony Allen joining the New Orleans Pelicans. A handful of other players are missing here and there, so the rosters aren’t quite complete yet.

These omissions highlight the need for user roster customisation, which we were hoping to see return in NBA Live 18. To that end, a few people have been asking whether roster editing functionality will be added to the game via an official patch. As we’ve discussed in the NLSC Podcast, it’s something that we’d love to see, but there’s been no word of any plans to that effect. As such, my advice would be to not expect it to happen. If we hear anything to the contrary, we’ll be sure to let everyone know.

We’re currently compiling feedback on the NBA Live 18 rosters to send along to the development team at EA Tiburon, so if you’d like to help out in creating a list of missing players, incorrect jersey numbers, and so on, be sure to check out this thread in the NLSC Forum. You can also check out some screenshots of various players in their new uniforms below.

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