NBA 2K9 Online Play Update

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Posted October 16th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

2K Sports stated earlier today that they have implemented improvements that should be reflected in online performance. Reaction so far is mixed with some reports of increased success in playing standard head-to-head games but others still experiencing freezing issues or difficulty starting a game. The 5 on 5 Team-Up mode is not expected to see significant improvement due to whatever was done as the severe lag and disconnects are still prevalent.

Other topics of concern such as the wrong rosters being used, no flex scheduling in leagues, and the removal of the 2K cam have yet to be addressed. The removal of ranked lobbies was done on purpose and they won’t be returning. There is apparently a patch in the works but the details of what will be included is not being communicated at this time. Given that they are still working on it that would put it at least 2-3 weeks out from being realized.

This evening I was unable to start a standard head-to-head game as I continually received the “refer to FAQ” message. My attempt at a Team-Up game went through the same “refer to FAQ” for the first few attempts before getting into one that had unplayable lag. Pretty disappointing that it has been well over a week and the online play for 2K9 is still in shambles. But again while 2K did not bother to fix the terrible online experiences with MLB 2K8 and their other recent releases it does appear that they are working diligently to do so with NBA 2K9. There have more incentive than ever to do so with the promotion of The Other Season (reverse fantasy league), Team 2K, and the advertising of the Team-Up mode.

How is everyone faring in attempts at online games? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Also continue on for a look at the current typical Team-Up experience.

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  • Geoff

    i freakin played one game out of 20 and it was nothing like lives online they better fix this soon or there going to lose alot of fans

  • Geoff

    i freakin played one game out of 20 and it was nothing like lives online they better fix this soon or there going to lose alot of fans

  • http://pastapadre.com/ sdot

    sum might leave but dey will come back

  • http://pastapadre.com sdot

    sum might leave but dey will come back

  • http://www.nba-live.com/ PDub

    That lag looks horrible. Did you try the workaround where you keep the headset turned off until tip off?

  • http://www.nba-live.com PDub

    That lag looks horrible. Did you try the workaround where you keep the headset turned off until tip off?

  • http://www.pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    I didn’t even have a headset plugged in. No idea about the others involved. I’m not sure that supposed workaround does any good regardless.

  • http://www.pastapadre.com pastapadre

    I didn’t even have a headset plugged in. No idea about the others involved. I’m not sure that supposed workaround does any good regardless.

  • e money baby

    BLACKFLAGZ…shut your mouth you fiend…is 2k9 paying you to review their game????? stfu your probably like 16 getting mad at other peoples opinion. your gay and you need to get a life!!

  • e money baby

    BLACKFLAGZ…shut your mouth you fiend…is 2k9 paying you to review their game????? stfu your probably like 16 getting mad at other peoples opinion. your gay and you need to get a life!!

  • David

    BLACKFAGG YOU ARE A BITCH YOU NEED TO GET BANNED YOU FUCKING DICKFACE.

  • David

    BLACKFAGG YOU ARE A BITCH YOU NEED TO GET BANNED YOU FUCKING DICKFACE.

  • David

    PLEASE DONT DELETE MY COMMENT

  • David

    PLEASE DONT DELETE MY COMMENT

  • LJ

    Hey i was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything i can do to be able to play games online. i can play everything fine except 2k. i can’t even start a match. i can start a team play but then im just shooting around doin nothing, no one else can get in there. ive tried at least 100 times i reckon. is the game that shit for online or could there be something wrong with my settings. any help would be much appreciated cos i’m about to throw my control through my screen in 35-45 seconds. Cheers

  • LJ

    Hey i was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything i can do to be able to play games online. i can play everything fine except 2k. i can’t even start a match. i can start a team play but then im just shooting around doin nothing, no one else can get in there. ive tried at least 100 times i reckon. is the game that shit for online or could there be something wrong with my settings. any help would be much appreciated cos i’m about to throw my control through my screen in 35-45 seconds. Cheers

  • Hawthorneheat1

    can u play ranked games on 2k9 against friends if so how

  • Hawthorneheat1

    can u play ranked games on 2k9 against friends if so how

  • brandon

    don’t waste your money. i got so fed up with 2k9 that i returned it. wait until they have a patch, then buy the game used…

  • brandon

    don’t waste your money. i got so fed up with 2k9 that i returned it. wait until they have a patch, then buy the game used…

  • Robert

    Been sitting here for about 15 mins getting “refer to faq” while trying to play ranked team-up.. I haven’t tried to get online since the day I got the game and had issues then, but put them off as just typical launch time glitches.. Glad to see it’s not just me… I’m a 2k diehard in basketball, and this shit is really taking away from how much I can enjoy the game.. I won’t make the switch back to Live as that hasn’t been my thing since I was a kid, but this is a major sticking point… To keep shelling out $65 a few times a month or whatever the case may be and getting a game that seems like is full of bugs and glitches a lot of the time is becoming inexcusable. I always envisioned that when games and the internet combined we would get better games.. (or atleast patches at a tidy pace) not more problems and more things to complain about. As of the end of typing this I still haven’t been able to connect to a game.. Atleast I my ADD has kicked in and I no longer want to play. /rant

  • Robert

    Been sitting here for about 15 mins getting “refer to faq” while trying to play ranked team-up.. I haven’t tried to get online since the day I got the game and had issues then, but put them off as just typical launch time glitches.. Glad to see it’s not just me… I’m a 2k diehard in basketball, and this shit is really taking away from how much I can enjoy the game.. I won’t make the switch back to Live as that hasn’t been my thing since I was a kid, but this is a major sticking point… To keep shelling out $65 a few times a month or whatever the case may be and getting a game that seems like is full of bugs and glitches a lot of the time is becoming inexcusable. I always envisioned that when games and the internet combined we would get better games.. (or atleast patches at a tidy pace) not more problems and more things to complain about. As of the end of typing this I still haven’t been able to connect to a game.. Atleast I my ADD has kicked in and I no longer want to play. /rant

  • cal

    man 2k sucks cant play non of my friends it stupid

  • cal

    man 2k sucks cant play non of my friends it stupid

  • shameless_5150

    i have a question if someone could help me when i play on line and i create a match for some reason there is a player 3 and no one is using it and is causing major drama cause im getting eight second violation.

  • shameless_5150

    i have a question if someone could help me when i play on line and i create a match for some reason there is a player 3 and no one is using it and is causing major drama cause im getting eight second violation.

  • Thomas

    It keeps telling me 2 disable firewall, and i do but doesnt help

  • Thomas

    It keeps telling me 2 disable firewall, and i do but doesnt help

  • liljnoel

    mane i wnat two play nba 2

  • liljnoel

    mane i wnat two play nba 2

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