NBA 2K21 Shooting Hotfix: Full Breakdown of Newest Update – Shot Meter, The Neighborhood, Badges & more

2K Games have pushed a hotfix that will rework shooting in the newest NBA 2K game. Here are all the details.

by Brandon Ridgely
NBA 2K21 Shooting Hotfix Update

The NBA 2K21 shooting hotfix has arrived, and with it comes some changes to the shooting system.

After fan complaints post-release around the new shot meter, this hotfix will make it easier on players in most game modes and difficulties.

So was the shooting hotfix a good thing? And what does it include?

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Microsoft has confirmed the release date for their next-gen console, Xbox Series X.

Arriving on 10 November, it will usher in a new era for NBA 2K21 as it will bring in the next-gen version of the game with all the promised upgrades and new features.

NBA 2K21 Shot Meter

One of the most popular complaints among fans for NBA 2K21 is the game’s shot meter.

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This year’s meter is smaller than normal, and has a much smaller green window that challenges player’s timing skills.

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With the shooting hotfix, some things are changing with the shot meter, at least for specific game modes and difficulties.

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NBA 2K21 Shooting Hotfix

The NBA 2K21 shooting hotfix went live on 6 September, which means players can test out the difference now.

So what did the hotfix change?

NBA 2K21 Shooting Hotfix
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For most game modes and difficulties, NBA 2K21’s shot meter is now much less punishing on timing, allowing for a bigger green window, and more accuracy on yellow shots.

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This hotfix does not apply to The Neighborhood/The Park, however, and for those above All-Star difficulty.

This means the shooting hotfix will ease the new shooting system for MyLEAGUE, MyTEAM, and MyCAREER players while keeping the pressure on for game modes in The Neighborhood.

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This will allow players to grind out their shooting badges in peace in MyCAREER before hitting The Neighborhood to take on the increased shooting difficulty.

Is The Hotfix a Good Thing?

The shooting hotfix may have been polarizing at first glance, but its execution is actually quite fair to both players that want a more casual NBA 2K21 experience and players looking to push the skill envelope.

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By giving both sides what they want, 2K has found a nice middle ground to stop the vocal portion of the fanbase complaining online and still respect the players that got to work mastering the new, more difficult shooting system this year.

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Brandon Ridgely

US Editor - Covering all things sports with a bit of everything else. Current favorite games: NBA 2K20, UFC 4, and Madden 21.

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