NBA 2K21 was released hot and cold. This is mainly due to the similarities the new game has with the old game. However, the only thing that has changed drastically is that many problems also arise. NBA 2K changed shooting to 2K21, a decision that was largely mocked when the game’s demo was released.
However, the community soon got a hang of the new shooting mechanism that enforces the use of the right club to aim your shot. Just as the competitive players figured out the shot, 2K released a shooting hot fix as the larger crowd complained about the difficulty.
This correction made it worse when the shots kicked in regardless of timing. This meant that 2K had to re-patch what they had just done.
There is a tip on the ideal aiming point, sloping left or right, depending on how fast you initially toss the Pro Stick. This functionality is not yet available, but will be patched very soon. Gives the player more control. Stay tuned. https://t.co/3biLdMWNtJ
̵1; Mike Wang (@Beluba) September 12, 2020
A few days ago, Mike Wang raised a possible new patch that apparently has fallen. The pro stick shoot has been made a little less effective, which means that the window has been reduced for white releases. It has been rumored that a solution to ankle breakers has been found, but this patch failed.
NBA 2K21: Mixed feelings about the new patch?
There wasn’t as much talk about this patch as the previous patch. 2K hasn’t even announced a patch drop. People found it when they logged into their consoles. It’s not a major patch either, which means most of the changes will have to be minor.
This patch is controversial as people still disagree on whether the shooting has gotten worse or better after this patch. Some people have posted videos that they regularly record in, while others have posted videos of them that are constantly missing recordings. 2K has given fans the option not to use the Pro-Stick with the new patch. However, fans believe the game’s meta may lean towards stick shooting.
Here are some responses:
Pro stick shoot now sucks after this morning patch 🤦 20x harder to green, now in less, you get a jump shot that takes 10 seconds to release. Today’s pro tip is to take the meter off
– Rowan Glasgow (@ RowanG29) September 14, 2020
@ NBA2K y’all whack for this patch.
– Kilo (@Available_Kilo) September 14, 2020
With the recently released patch # NBA2K21, the pro stick shoot feels better. If you are good at hitting the same angle over and over again on the Pro Stick, you can cash out. It’s precise, but I hit without looking at the meter even when the aiming function was on. Try it.
– MindFrameGaming (@MindFrameGaming) September 14, 2020
Bro, what did this patch do to # NBA2K21 pic.twitter.com/ZKym4Sk46s
– Shake4ndbake (@ ItsShake4ndbake) September 14, 2020
It’s not entirely clear whether the shooting was affected for better or for worse. Given what social media has to say, it depends on whether you have the skills required. It seems like the only way for us to get consistent recordings is to practice extensively with the baton.