NBA 2K21 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Update 3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for NBA 2K21 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 4th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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NBA 2K21 – Ver. ??? (Update 3)

  • Release date: ??? (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General

  • Halloween has come to 2K Beach! Beachgoers will now find Halloween themed decorations throughout the Neighborhood.
  • Player likenesses have been improved for more than 60 NBA and WNBA players.
  • Welcome to the NBA Finals! Heat vs. Lakers is now the default Quick Play matchup.
  • Preparations for new 2K Beach Events coming later in October and November. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

Gameplay

  • Adjustments to make set screen movement more realistic.
  • Fixed content holes that led to inconsistent side step pull-up jump shots.
  • Changes to Shot Aiming system to prevent modded controller abuse.
  • Park dribble moves (still performed with L3) now require Hall of Fame Tight Handles badge to use. Also disabled park dribble moves when calling for screens to prevent conflict with switch screen side function.

MyCAREER

  • Fixed some issues where MyPLAYER doesn’t win over new fans after certain in-game achievements.
  • Fixed a hang that could have happened when exiting MyCOURT after playing a 2v2 or 3v3 game in MyCOURT.

MyTEAM

  • Preparations for the first $250K MyTEAM Unlimited Tournament GameDay!
  • Preparations for the second Season of MyTEAM!
  • General improvements to The Exchange.
  • Added warning when skipping silver or gold Badge Upgrades for Hall of Fame Badges.
  • Addressed an issue when player cards appeared on Ball Drop boards

MyLEAGUE / MyGM

  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect logo may appear from downloading other user’s save via the new Save Sharing feature.
  • Fixed a hang that was occurring in Play WNBA or NBA Today after being in WNBA Season mode.

Many more fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K21 across all game modes.

  • Additional notes: release date TBA.
  • Source: Take-Two

NBA 2K21 – Ver. ??? (Update 2)

  • Release date: September 28th 2020 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

General 

  • Fixed an issue that would lead to players getting removed from online matches when greening shots due to divergent settings.
  • Improved audio logic for PA announcer, crowd, halftime and studio show, sideline reporting, and special guest commentators.
  • Player likeness improvements for Damian Lillard.
  • Improved art, lighting, and text readability for various menus throughout the game.
  • Fixed a rare hang that could have happened upon joining the 2K Beach Neighborhood from a friend invite in the Squad app.
  • Fixed a minor graphical issue when the Tall Scrunch Socks and the Compression Pants were used together.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing existing tattoos to disappear when applying new tattoos in the Neighborhood.
  • Fixed a hang that would happen occasionally when using the Nav Menu in the Neighborhood while also using the Playa Del 2K (MyCOURT) menu.
  • Fixed a display issue in the Boost Stand where the price would sometimes be displayed incorrectly.
  • For Neighborhood Park/Rec/Pro Am games, the Ball Handle requirement to unlock Pro Dribble Moves has been lowered to 80.
  • Moved Park dribble moves to L3 (left stick click) for more consistent dribbling controls.
  • Improved frame rate performance for the Switch version of the game.

Gameplay 

  • Increased the size of the shot meter, based on feedback from the community.
  • Reduced first step acceleration (aka “speedboost”) out of certain dribble moves. 
  • Lowered the effectiveness of pull-up jump shots.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing CPU big men defenders to get matched up against guards.
  • Added the ability for more moves to yield ankle breakers and defensive reactions.
  • Improved responsiveness of shots coming from certain post moves.
  • Excellent Release jumper animations now play with green center-aimed shots on the Pro Stick.
  • Fixed a Pro Stick shooting exploit that allowed for easy aiming when holding the Pro Stick prior to receiving a catch.
  • General improvements to defensive movement, including more responsive shifts, cuts, and stops.

MyCAREER 

  • Optimized performance, camera angles, and other visual elements for scenes in The Long Shadow.
  • Fixed an issue where if a player skipped the story in-between high school games, their injury carried over to the NBA.
  • General stability improvements in college games.
  • Fixed an issue where the Takeover meter may fail to increase in certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue where halftime would sometimes not trigger during MyPLAYER Builder games.
  • Fixed an issue where coach wouldn’t put you in the game during overtime games in high school.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the Game Recap Totals screen to not display properly following MyCAREER NBA games.
  • Fixed a hang that could happen when a jump ball was triggered in MyCOURT’s new Personal Workout drill.

MyTEAM 

  • Adjusted Single Player Triple Threat and Triple Threat Online difficulties, based on community feedback.
  • Added a new page to the back of Player Cards that lists the Upgradable Badges for that player.
  • Fixed a hang that could happen during the lineup matchups overlay from the Domination menu.
  • Fixed an Xbox One only issue that allowed the game clock to continue counting down while inbounding the ball.
  • Improved physics for Ball Drops.

 MyLEAGUE / MyGM 

  • New NBA Playoffs Mode bracket, matching the start of the current Playoffs.
  • Fixed an issue when overlays appeared with the incorrect year in WNBA Playoff mode.
  • Many more fixes included to improve the overall experience of NBA 2K21 across all game modes.

NBA 2K21 – Ver. ??? (Update 1)

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:

General 

  • New Pro Stick Aiming/Shot Timing selector. On your first boot, you will now have the option to choose between using the new Pro Stick Aiming mechanic or the traditional Shot Timing mechanic. Your settings file will be updated with the appropriate selection. As always, you can visit your settings at any time to update your shooting preference.
  • Fixed several hangs that could happen when entering and exiting various game modes during the same session, or when idling out at certain areas.
  • Andrew Wiggins now appears with updated facial hair to more accurately represent his appearance.

Gameplay 

  • Enabled the ability to use Pro Stick Shot Aiming with the Shot Meter setting turned off.
  • Ideal Shot Aiming point now determined by how slowly or quickly the Pro Stick is initially deflected when starting a shot. A slow flick will move the ideal aim point to the left, while a fast flick will move the ideal point to the right, giving players more consistency with Pro Stick shooting.
  • Changed Ante Up to use competitive slider settings (more skill-based).
  • When the Shot Feedback setting is set to “OFF,” players and opponents will no longer see Excellent Release (green light) animations.
  • Fixed unwanted fadeaway shots that were playing after immediately shooting out of certain dribble moves.
  • Improved standing dunk reliability when using the Pro Stick.
  • Disabled the double team indicator in an effort to clean up the on-screen UI based on community feedback.
  • Added the ability to shoot driving floaters from further away from the basket.
  • Moving Park dribble moves were remapped to “holds” on the Pro Stick, allowing continued use of Hard Stops with L2/LT after unlocking the Park Handles badge.
  • Cleaned up some animation pops in the dribble move system.
  • Fixed ball physics bugs when Shot Timing was set to Real Player %.
  • Toned down the effectiveness of the Lead to Basket pass feature to prevent exploits.

MyCAREER 

  • Fixed a Pro Am 3v3 hang that was being reported by the community.
  • Fixed a hang that some users reported when entering/exiting the Cages.
  • Addressed a case where some users reported loss of control of their MyPLAYER during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue in MyCOURT where the player was unable to finish some mini-games with certain NBA players as AI.
  • Fixed a hang that could happen at the start of a 3-on-3 game in MyCOURT.
  • Fixed an issue where fan growth in Park games was not properly accumulating. 
  • Addressed an issue where custom shoes were sometimes not showing up properly on other players in the Beach.
  • Fixed a hang that some users reported when transitioning between Beach instances.
  • Users will now receive the correct scene after winning the College Championship.

MyTEAM 

  • Fixed a hang that would occur if the user was tracking an expired Agenda. 
  • Fixed an issue where the progress bar would fail to show progress on the Agenda Tracker.
  • Fixed user interface issues when applying and upgrading badges to player cards.

MyLEAGUE / MyGM 

  • 2K Share Content (Draft Classes/Players/Rosters) should now properly function when accessed.
  • Tuning improvements to Player Progression, based on community feedback. With our new “Boom or Bust” system, player progression/regression has been completely re-written for 2K21 to provide a level of dynamism such that players will follow different career arcs in different playthroughs.
  • Addressed a MyLEAGUE item where the user would hang when selecting the Save As option after previously accessing the shared save list.
  • Additional notes: release date TBA.
  • Source: Take-Two

How to download updates for NBA 2K21 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for NBA 2K21, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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