NBA 2K21 next-gen update – December 14 patch notes

A new next-gen December update has hit NBA 2K21.

A new NBA 2K21 update is now live for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and this one comes with a slew of new additions. Several team courts have been updated, as well as quite a few player scans. As far as gameplay goes, among some of the changes Take-Two has now implemented include smaller green release windows on heavily contested shots, and the resolution of an issue where setting were suddenly being reset upon exiting and entering a menu during a game.

Additionally, The City will also be receiving an updated look as part of the Christmas holiday.


General

  • Court floor updates have been made for:
    • Philadelphia 76ers Primary
    • Philadelphia 76ers City Court
    • Utah Jazz City Court
    • Brooklyn Nets City Court
    • Denver Nuggets Statement Court
    • Denver Nuggets City Court
  • Uniform updates have been made for the following teams:
    • Philadelphia 76ers (updated City uniform)
    • Chicago Bulls (updated City uniform)
    • New York Knicks (updated City uniform)
    • Cleveland Cavaliers (updated City uniform)
    • New Orleans Pelicans (updated sponsor logo)
    • Los Angeles Clippers (updated sponsor logo)
    • Boston Celtics (updated sponsor logo)
    • Brooklyn Nets (updated sponsor logo)
    • Denver Nuggets (updated sponsor logo)
    • Los Angeles Lakers (updated sponsor logo)
    • Washington Wizards (updated sponsor logo)
  • The following players have received likeness and/or signature facial animation updates:
    • Paul George
    • DeMar DeRozan
    • Bradley Beal
    • Kemba Walker
    • Draymond Green
    • Rudy Gobert
    • Ben Simmons
    • Hassan Whiteside
    • Robin Lopez
    • Steven Adams
    • Isaac Okoro
    • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    • Cassius Stanley
    • Richaun Holmes
    • Precious Achiuwa
    • Josh Green
    • Aaron Nesmith
    • Tariq Owens
    • Edmond Sumner
    • Jalen Smith
    • Kira Lewis Jr.
    • Saddiq Bey
    • Steve Novak
    • Kelenna Azubuike
    • Devin Vassell
    • Chimezie Metu
    • Alen Smailagic
    • Naz Reid
    • Zylan Cheatham
  • The primary logo for the Toronto Raptors has been updated to reflect the latest design
  • Corrected a lighting issue in the historic Amway Center (Orlando Magic) arena
  • Addressed an issue with shorts displaying incorrectly in certain situations for classic teams
  • Resolved a rare hang when importing a face scan via the MyNBA2K app

Gameplay

  • Tightened up charge and block collision animations to prevent unwanted sliding
  • CPU defenders will now properly recognize the direction of a screen even after it has been flipped
  • Smaller “green release” windows on heavily contested shots
  • Fixed an issue with double-teams that was being used as an exploit
  • Adjusted breakout time of in-game emotes to prevent unrealistic movement
  • Corrected an issue with play graphics where the line for the pass would begin at MyPLAYER, even if they did not have the ball
  • Resolved an issue with certain settings sometimes getting reset when entering and exiting the menu when in a game
  • You are now able to change the Tempo and Rebound settings when you toggle the ACE manager ON/OFF
  • Players will no longer be able to move unrealistically while defending inbound passes during Garage Hoops games

The City

  • The City is being decked out for the holidays! Coming Tuesday at 8AM PST!
  • Continued optimization and refinements to performance in the City
  • Various improvements and enhancements to buildings/objects/landscapes/lighting in the City
  • Further improvements have been made to invites and joining friends in the City
  • Streamlined the process of entering a store when you have a ball or vehicle equipped
  • The try-on feature should now properly work for the various standalone stores throughout the City
  • The Rep multiplier will now correctly appear in the postgame recap
  • Corrected an issue where the VC balance would not update immediately upon earning in various City events
  • Continued enhancements to the Puma Mania, Mobil 1, Kia Challenge, and Wacky Wednesday events
  • Fixed an issue in the postgame recap where overall rating was not correctly showing the tenths of a point (it would appear stuck at 99.0)
  • Addressed user-reported issues with Garage Hoops games and related flow
  • Added collision to the baskets in Warehouse Challenge games for players running underneath
  • Resolved an issue where the timer/counter would sometimes not track during workouts in the Gatorade Training Facility
  • Corrected some visual issues when using the subway
  • You are no longer able to enter and purchase items at stores for Affiliations you do not belong to

Pro-Am/The Rec

  • New Holiday uniforms have been added for Pro-Am games
  • Updated uniforms have been added for Rec Center games
  • Resolved user-reported issues with private matchmaking for Pro-Am Team games
  • Improved the ability of CPU players used as fill-ins for Pro-Am Walk-On games
  • Addressed an issue with invisible collision under the hoop in Pro-Am games
  • Addressed tracking issues with stats during games in the Rec Center
  • Resolved a hang that could occur in Pro-Am when editing the uniform while other players on the team were still in a game

MyCAREER

  • Continued improvements to arena personnel positioning and behavior during postgame events, particularly in relation to on-court interviews
  • Your MyPLAYER’s body type will now properly be kept individually per save
  • Addressed an issue with the saved camera setting being reset after the pregame shootaround in MyCAREER games
  • You can now skip through the animation of your MyPLAYER walking back to the bench after being subbed out
  • Resolved a rare issue where newly applied tattoos could disappear when changing your MyPLAYER’s appearance
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur in the Jump Shot Creator menu when customizing your shot
  • Fixed an issue where your difficulty could be reset after participating in a training session with Chris Brickley
  • Addressed a logic error in The Long Shadow when determining if your performance was good or bad in the Combine and Private NBA Team Workout
  • Corrected a situation in the Dunk Contest where the Round Recap overlay could stay on the screen for too long, obscuring the following dunk

MyNBA

  • Uploaded Player DNAs and prospects in uploaded draft classes will now retain their tattoos
  • Start from Offseason will now include the rookies in the 2020 NBA Draft
  • Addressed a hang that some users reported when attempting to start a new MyNBA while using a custom roster
  • Addressed a hang that some users reported when attempting to download/apply Team Designs into a MyNBA
  • Editing tattoos will now work correctly in MyNBA Online
  • Fixed a progression issue in MyNBA Online that was causing many players to have their overall rating incorrectly decrease over time
  • Resolved various stability issues in MyNBA Online
  • Contracts for released players will no longer appear on the salary cap when dead cap rules have been disabled
  • Players will now continue to age after their age has been edited
  • Various improvements have been made related to player training and flex scheduling
  • You are no longer able to edit players in a ranked MyNBA league
  • Improved G League player generation to allow for a more realistic prospect pool

MyWNBA/The W

  • Players will now be wearing the expected/correct clothing during The W Online games
  • The camera will now always keep both the player and the ball on screen in The W Online games
  • Added baseline media to WNBA arenas and made continued improvements to positioning and behavior of all characters
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur during the lottery in MyWNBA or The W
  • Addressed an issue in MyWNBA where the League MVP would also be shown as the Rookie of the Year after simulating through a season

MyTEAM

  • Added Online VS, the difficulty used in both MyTEAM Limited & Unlimited, to Play With Friends games
  • The camera will now be positioned properly when a shooting foul is called during Triple Threat Challenge games
  • A number of under-the-hood support items have been added  in preparation for upcoming MyTEAM Seasons.