NBA 2K21’s latest patch is especially a set of fixes and optimizations, however many relate to the sport’s new controls — and participant suggestions about them — making model 1.03 an vital replace. It’s out there as of now on all platforms.
For starters, the scale of the shot meter is elevated, “based on feedback from the community,” says the patch notes. This ought to be useful to those that have discovered excellent launch timing to be much more troublesome in NBA 2K21, and maybe for individuals who are attempting to adapt to the brand new Shot Stick Aiming possibility.
Shooting on the three decrease problem ranges was addressed in a hotfix for NBA 2K21 two days after its Sept. 4, 2020 launch, although gamers within the sport’s boards, subreddit, and elsewhere have nonetheless griped about it.
Shot Stick Aiming, which director Mike Wang final month known as a refinement of a management launched in NBA 2K17, introduces left/proper accuracy to the timing sport. We didn’t discover it to be useful in our evaluate, however extra skilled gamers might disagree. Timing and aiming might each be toggled on or off within the controls (with each off that means photographs rely solely on the taking pictures participant’s rankings).
With that in thoughts, pull-up bounce photographs have been nerfed. Evidently that is one space the place taking pictures was simpler, however that additionally attracts group suggestions. Players additionally received’t have as fast a step “out of certain dribble moves,” however they’ll discover that extra of their removes “yield ankle breakers and defensive reactions.” Wang, answering fans on social media, stated ankle-breakers have been labored on in model 1.02, and ought to be utterly mounted with this patch.
Shooting out of submit strikes can even be extra responsive. Speaking from expertise, I had shortly deserted what little submit sport my small ahead had, discovering a shot on my proper thumbstick nigh unimaginable with low to common rankings.
Finally, Park Dribble Moves (particular to video games in that multiplayer venue) haven’t been taken out of the sport — an possibility Wang thought-about (on Twitter) two weeks in the past. But they’re now activated with a left stick click on/toggle “for more consistent dribbling controls.” Previously, that they had been activated with a proper stick click-and-hold, which led to enter errors or the lack to get them to activate.
Though Patch No. 2 doesn’t implement all new options or content material, it’s a hefty sufficient one to advantage NBA 2K21 gamers’ full consideration. All of the modifications, fixes, balancing and re-balancing is recapped in Visual Concepts’ latest Courtside Report blog.