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NBA 2K21 Next Gen Patch 1.02 Now Available

NBA 2K21 Next Gen Patch 1.02

Patch 1.02 has come through for NBA 2K21 Next Gen. It should download automatically as long as your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S is online. If it doesn’t, try restarting your console, or checking for the update manually.

The latest patch features several likeness updates, including newly drafted rookies. It also resolves some issues with the game hanging, decreases the frequency of contact dunks and alley-oops, and improves layup selection AI. Performance in The City has also been improved, attributes are correctly boosted in MyCAREER from 95-99 Overall, and VC is now awarded for playing G League games in MyNBA.

There are many more fixes and tweaks in Patch 1.02 for NBA 2K21 Next Gen, as outlined in the notes below. Feel free to add any thoughts in the comments, and join in the discussion here in the Forum! A complete update history for NBA 2K21 Next Gen can be found here in our Wiki.

NBA 2K21 Next Gen Patch 1.02 Notes

General

  • 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:
    • Jimmy Butler
    • D’Angelo Russell
    • Jayson Tatum
    • Trey Burke
    • Phil Jackson
    • Christian Wood
    • Mychal Mulder
    • Mfiondu Kabengele
    • A number of newly drafted players from the NBA Draft

Gameplay

  • 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

The City

  • 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

MyCAREER

  • 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

MyNBA

  • 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

The W

  • 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
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