Details on release of the first big next-gen patch for NBA 2K21

Posted December 16th, 2020 at 10:00 am

2K Sports this week pushed live the first significant update to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The patch has impact across the various major modes as well as on 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


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


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

The City

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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


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.


Court Updates
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
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)

Likeness 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