NBA 2K21 Patch 1.04 Released; Halloween in The Neighborhood

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.04

Patch 1.04 has been released for NBA 2K21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As always, the update will come through automatically as long as you’re online. If it doesn’t, try restarting your console or Steam client, or checking for updates manually.

The new update brings Halloween to The Neighborhood in MyCAREER. It also includes new faces for over 60 NBA and WNBA players, updates the default Quick Play matchup to Lakers vs. Heat, and prepares the game for upcoming 2K Beach events, Season 2 in MyTEAM, and the $250K MyTEAM Unlimited tournament.

Other fixes include adjustments to set screen movement, and changes to shot aiming to combat modded controller exploits. Park dribble moves now also require the Hall of Fame Tight Handles Badge, and some technical issues have been resolved. Please see below for the full notes for NBA 2K21 Patch 1.04; you can also find a complete update history for the game here in our Wiki.

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.04 Notes


  • Halloween has come to 2K Beach! Beachgoers will now find Halloween themed decorations throughout the Neighborhood.
  • Player likenesses have been improved for more than 60 NBA and WNBA players.
  • Welcome to the NBA Finals! Heat vs. Lakers is now the default Quick Play matchup.
  • Preparations for new 2K Beach Events coming later in October and November. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!


  • Adjustments to make set screen movement more realistic.
  • Fixed content holes that led to inconsistent side step pull-up jump shots.
  • Changes to Shot Aiming system to prevent modded controller abuse.
  • Park dribble moves (still performed with L3) now require Hall of Fame Tight Handles badge to use. Also disabled park dribble moves when calling for screens to prevent conflict with switch screen side function.


  • Fixed some issues where MyPLAYER doesn’t win over new fans after certain in-game achievements.
  • Fixed a hang that could have happened when exiting MyCOURT after playing a 2v2 or 3v3 game in MyCOURT.


  • Preparations for the first $250K MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament GameDay!
  • Preparations for the second Season of MyTEAM!
  • General improvements to The Exchange.
  • Added warning when skipping silver or gold Badge Upgrades for Hall of Fame Badges.
  • Addressed an issue when player cards appeared on Ball Drop boards


  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect logo may appear from downloading other user’s save via the new Save Sharing feature.
  • Fixed a hang that was occurring in Play WNBA or NBA Today after being in WNBA Season mode.

Many more fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K21 across all game modes.

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