NBA 2K21 has released a shooting update after the fans made their frustrations heard. When the game launched this week, a lot of players were chomping at the bit to start upgrading their players. However, they didn't realize the new shooting meter for jumpshots would take a while to get used to. Many users reported not being able to score effectively at all. Some even listing concrete examples of NBA All-Star coming up short in areas that they dominate in on real courts. So, 2K games got to work in preparing a hotfix for the shooting so that the Beach Day weekend event could be experienced by as many players as possible. A lot of them sound absolutely relieved that there is some sort of development with respect to the shot meter.
Comicbook.com's Tyler Fischer talked about Damian Lillard having his own observations about the shooting woes at home after being in the NBA bubble.
The shooting hotfix is now live https://t.co/0VBnXN98aj— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) September 6, 2020
"At the time, Visual Concepts confirmed it was aiming to make shooting more difficult with NBA 2K21, a decision likely influenced by complaints that shooting in NBA 2K20 was way too easy. And it was, but it looks like the developer has overcorrected, evident by it announcing today that it's making some adjustments," Fisher wrote. "Taking to the game's official Twitter account, Visual Concepts and 2K revealed that a shooting hotfix will drop tomorrow, September 6, for Rookie, Pro, and All-Star difficulty levels. However, shooting will stay the same on higher difficulties and Neighborhood."
NBA 2K21 is out on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. With PS5, and Xbox Series X versions coming at launch. Below, check out the official pitch for the game, courtesy of 2K Games and Visual Concepts:
"NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game."
Have you downloaded the first NBA 2K21 patch yet? Are you scoring better already? Let us know in the comments.
This should make you feel better
My 1-11 nightmare is a thing of the past.
Much more reasonable makes and misses. Whew.— Wesley Rizal (@wrizal) September 6, 2020
Applause from the fans
Great job 2K community.... pic.twitter.com/jkmu5N8OWs— T Mac’s Good Eye (@TMacsGoodEye1) September 6, 2020
On the early side
Only just now? I think I got a hot fix at like 7am... was that it?— Rahmeaun Rahming (@Boneman9000) September 6, 2020
Looking for more
It’s good, now do the same exact thing for the Park!— MrLumberjack (@MrLumberJack_J) September 6, 2020
Overeager defense next
For real. They push me when I’m setting up on offense.— Jon⚾️🏈🏀🏒⛳️ (@JWR25801) September 6, 2020