NBA Live 19 Patch 1.04 Released; New Rosters & Gear

New Gear in NBA Live 19 (September 20th Update)

Patch 1.04 has come through for NBA Live 19. It’s a title update, so it will be downloaded via your console’s dashboard, providing you have an active Internet connection. If it doesn’t start downloading automatically, try restarting your console, or manually checking for the update. An in-game update featuring new rosters, updated contracts, and new gear in the store has also come through, and will download automatically when you fire up NBA Live 19.

The development team has provided full patch notes for the new title update. In addition to addressing issues with switching and positioning on defense, the speed of the ball on passes, player velocity, and a bug with shooting fouls, it updates some of the rules for Court Battles, adds new player faces and a ton of new commentary, and changes the ICON upgrade visuals. A few bugs and issues with online matchmaking and leaderboards are also addressed, and sweat effects have been tuned.

Please see below for the full patch notes. You can also find an update history for NBA Live 19 here in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in our NBA Live 19 Forum.

NBA Live 19 Patch 1.04 Notes

Gameplay Issues

  • Improved transition defense/switching
  • Improved defensive positioning to cover the roller off screens (this is a work in progress)
  • Adjusted ball speed on passes for receptions towards the basket (cuts, screen rolling)
  • Fixed a rare issue that resulted in incorrect player velocity going into shots/catches (resulting in a warpy player)
  • Fixed issues where incorrect defensive player was assessed the shooting foul

Court Battle Rules Updates

  • All Court Battle Rules that use halves are now three-minute halves
  • Pro-Am Live Run still uses four, five-minute quarters
  • All Court Battle Rules that are to 11 now use ones and twos
  • All Skins Rules now use ones and twos
  • Defense Wins Championships changed to twos and threes, and points for defensive rebounds was changed from five to three

Traits and ICON Abilities

  • Updated some of the ICON upgrade visuals along the Sniper ICON path
  • Clarified instructions for unlocking the Pick and Shoot Trait

Online: Matchmaking

  • Fixed timing issues in our matchmaking server cluster that were resulting in “cold” lobbies that wouldn’t be properly evaluated by new matchmakers
  • Modified the matchmaking rules and timing controls of the client and server to ensure all lobbies are evaluated by new matchmakers
  • Increased matching weight a slobbies remain open to the public for a longer time, to promote a first-come, first-served behavior

Online: Leaderboards

  • Fixing the bug that was giving you a loss or preventing your games form being reported to the Live Run leaderboard when playing consecutive games in the same lobby; resetting the Live Run leaderboard so that everyone starts fresh with these changes
  • With these changes, it’s required to have a full reset, which is being scheduled


  • Made player likeness updates to: Aaron Holiday, Anfernee Simons, Moritz Wagner, Landry Shamet, Robert Williams III, Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman, Élie Okobo, Jevon Carter, Jalen Brunson, Devonte’ Graham, Josh Okogie, Grayson Allen, Chandler Hutchison, Keita Bates-Diop, Rodions Kurucs, Willy Hernangomez, Antonio Blakeney, Devin Robinson, Trevon Bluiett, Lonnie Walker IV, Mitchell Robinson, Khyri Thomas, Kevin Huerter, and Džanan Musa

Miscellaneous Updates

  • Tuned the visual appearance of sweating on the players as the game progresses
  • Fixed mismatched lettering on generated player jerseys in Franchise and The League


  • 1700-plus new lines of commentary
  • 750-plus new player specific lines of commentary
  • New player trades and movement conversation
  • New rookie insights
  • New intensity tuning
  • Bug fixing/repetition tuning
  • League/career milestone lines
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