NBA 2K21 Next Gen Official Patches

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This is a list of official patches (also referred to as title updates) that have been released for NBA 2K21 Next Gen (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S), along with their release notes. The most recent patch is 1.02. The patch notes for Next Gen can be found here.

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.02[edit]

Release Dates[edit]

  • PlayStation 5: November 25th, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: November 25th, 2020

Patch Notes[edit]

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

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.01[edit]

Release Dates[edit]

  • PlayStation 5: November 14th, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: November 14th, 2020

Patch Notes[edit]

  • Improvements to both male and female face scans using the MyNBA2K mobile app
  • Multiple improvements to hair, headbands, hats, and other accessories on created players
  • Official sponsor logo has been added to the San Antonio Spurs uniform (these have official unveil dates by the NBA, we will update as permitted)
  • Likenesses have been updated for the following players/coaches:
    • Paul George
    • Andrew Wiggins
    • Nikola Jokic
    • Jordan Clarkson
    • Naz Reid
    • Stephon Marbury
    • Dwight Howard
    • Frank Vogel
    • Dejounte Murray
    • Robert Williams
    • Theo Pinson
    • Ky Bowman
    • Jeff Hornacek
    • Daequan Cook
    • Sam Perkins
    • Jerome Kersey
    • Buck Williams
    • Luc Longley
    • Nate Bjorkgren
    • Asante Munson
  • Improved fidelity on jumbotron in the Houston Rockets arena
  • Addressed reported stability issues with 2KTV

Gameplay

  • Enabled Coach Settings, System Proficiency, Assign Plays, and CPU/User Slider menus in the pause menu of Quick Play games
  • Corrected the facing of the defensive player on certain block animations
  • Improved behavior of coaching staff heading to the arena tunnel in certain classic team arenas
  • Improved spacing and behavior for both players and coaches in huddle situations
  • Corrected an issue with a particular jump ball configuration that wasn’t lined up properly with the center of the court
  • Fixed a rare issue where the wrong replay was shown during an official review of a charging foul
  • Changed camera angles so they no longer clip through coaches and players during certain timeout sequences
  • Improved players picking up the ball on inbound plays

The City

  • Performance improvements during City gameplay, centered around reports from the community. More optimizations coming
  • New Black Lives Matter masks now available at Swags
  • Fixed an issue with Jump Shot Creator where the release speed would not save correctly when attempting to edit a previously created shot
  • Even faster load times when accepting invites to the City from various areas of the game
  • Improved stability in Garage Hoops and Gatorade Rental Court games
  • Win Streaks will now properly track at the end of City games
  • Addressed various camera warping/clipping issues when near buildings and other objects while riding some vehicles in the City
  • The camera will now function properly for all drills in the Gatorade Training Facility when accessed via the Team Practice Facility
  • The game will no longer hang after purchasing boosts and immediately entering another store

MyCAREER

  • Fixed a hang when trying to enter the private workout leading into the Draft. Saves that had previously run into this issue will also now be able to continue
  • Commentary will no longer drop out during occasional stretches in MyCAREER playoff games and after timeouts
  • Empty social media messages will no longer appear on the landing menu during the draft portion of The Long Shadow
  • On-court accessories will no longer appear in certain endorsement images
  • VC balance will no longer have a delay when collecting earnings in the Endorsement menu
  • Fixed a rare soft hang in Live Practice on the recap screen when all badges had been maxed out
  • Game Goals in the college portion of the story related to blocks can now be completed correctly
  • Addressed an issue where attribute prices could show up as negative numbers

The W

  • Made a number of improvements to smooth out the beginning of the W Online experience
  • Addressed a disconnect that could occur at the end of W Online games if a tier upgrade had been earned during gameplay
  • Fixed a rare hang that would occur when attempting to edit your MyPLAYER’s appearance

MyNBA

  • Resolved an issue with downloading user-created expansion teams during the creation flow
  • Addressed some rare stability issues when loading into a MyNBA Online save file
  • Fixed a hang in MyNBA when simulating through multiple games via Simcast with a season length of 14 games
  • Fixed a hang that would occur when using certain custom league setups in MyNBA
  • Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience

MyTEAM

  • Your MyPLAYER card will now have the correct overall rating
  • Disabled playcalling in Triple Threat mode, which led to various issues
  • Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience

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