NBA 2K12 Receives First Gameplay Patch

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

A new patch for NBA 2K12 released today for the PS3 and is expected to arrive soon for the Xbox 360. Attempts to address some of the biggest gripes have been made with reduced success of steals and three-point percentages reduced specifically when challenged by a defender. It’s not a huge patch in terms of number of fixes (and bypasses My Player issues) but if it works as intended it should greatly improve the gameplay experience.

Of course the effectiveness of the patch will have to be monitored – an earlier patch that was meant to improve online actually made it worse in some ways. This patch looks to be more focused on the immediate feedback that came in from consumers so hopefully it delivers on said improvements allowing 2K to move forward and focus on other areas of concern. 

•On-dribbler steal success rates have been tuned down.
•Tuned accuracy of directional passing in order to more reliably pass to the intended target.
•Improved help defense, specifically for rotations on pick-and-roll situations.
•Defensive tuning on 3PT shots to reduce the success of contested threes.
•Addressed an issue on drives to the basket where the help defender wouldn’t fully engage in the double team

•Several matchmaking optimizations have been made in order to help users get into games quicker. This will reduce the amount of time “Searching For Opponent”.
•Addressed a number of network errors that would cause games to end prematurely.
•Addressed an issue in Team-Up where certain conditions would lead to a player standing idle for prolonged periods of time.
•Corrected a Win/Loss streak tracking issue such that the “Back to Back to Back” achievement/trophy will now unlock at the proper time.