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11 Feb 2021

New NBA 2K21 Update Finally Kills Green Fades

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Ronnie2K Calls for Fadeaway Changes

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2K Saves The Day

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Guard Gameplay in NBA 2K21

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Patch Notes

NBA 2K21 has receive a massive new Title Update on Thursday, February 11 - one that finally deals with the fadeaway green from beyond the arc.

Let's dive into the patch and how it deals with the most frustrating and toxic shot in NBA 2K21.

Ronnie2K Calls for Fadeaway Changes

Green fadeaways have been a problem for some time on NBA 2K21, and we saw it happen to one of 2K's most influential figures, Ronnie2K, on stream.

NBA 2K21 Green Fade Title Update 1.08 Patch Notes
TOO STRONG: Green fades from 3PT range were pushing unguardable levels

During the game, Ronnie2K called it out as something to change and pass onto NBA 2K21 Gameplay Director Mike Wang. Some time later, changes are here to save the day!

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Update 1.08 Patch Notes

2K Saves The Day

NBA 2K21 gameplay has some frustrating elements, and most relate to cheeses from guards.

NBA 2K21 green fade title update 1.08 patch notes
NICE TRY: 2K have picked off one of the cheesiest shots in series history

But while guard dribble move spam and other overpowered moves can be frustrating, one stood out from the bunch as completely broken.

That move is the 3PT fadeaway, which players were using to green shots in uncontestable ways.

And 2K have saved the game with the following patch note in NBA 2K21 Title Update 1.08: "Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community."

READ MORE: NBA 2K21 Ratings Update Makes Big Changes

Guard Gameplay in NBA 2K21

Guard gameplay in NBA 2K21 has always been the least realistic, with players living behind the arc and dribbling more than half of a possession's shot clock at all times.

NBA 2K21 Title Update 1.08 Patch Notes Green Fade Nerf Likeness Improvements Faces
SHOW ME YOUR MOVES...AGAIN: While guard gameplay can devolve to dribble moves, green 3PT fades were a step too far

Green fadeaways from beyond the arc pushed this far beyond reason by letting guards with enough experience green shots while fading away deep behind the arc.

When these fadeaways were greened with any regularity, they became impossible to defend, and let individual players take over games in The Park and The Rec alike.

Patch Notes

Here are the rest of the NBA 2K21 Title Update 1.08 patch notes for all platforms:

Update #6 Patch Notes

The following updates apply to PS4, Xbox One and Steam.

GENERAL:

  • Come celebrate the Lunar New Year at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations
  • Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players
  • Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats
  • Disabled controller rumble for online play

MyCAREER:

  • The traveling Big Top has arrived at 2K Beach. Keep your eyes out in the coming weeks.

MyTEAM:

  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific type of lineup
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience
  • Various non-gameplay updates in preparation for the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament on February 20th**

READ MORE: All Active NBA 2K21 Locker Codes

Next Gen Update #4 Patch Notes

The following updates apply to PS5 and Xbox Seies X|S.

GENERAL:

  • Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats, with additional new music drops in The City
  • Los Angeles Lakers court floor will reflect new changes for this season
  • Uniform updates have been made for the following teams:
    • Los Angeles Lakers (Home uniform)
    • New York Knicks (City uniform)
  • Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players, including:
    • Udoka Azubuike
    • LaMelo Ball
    • Keita Bates-Diop
    • Leandro Bolmaro
    • Zylan Cheatham
    • Brandon Clarke
    • Troy Daniels
    • De’Andre Hunter
    • Jaren Jackson, Jr.
    • Frank Mason
    • Tyrese Maxey
    • Jaden McDaniels
    • Johnathan Motley
    • Zeke Nnaji
    • Elie Okobo
    • Miye Oni
    • Tariq Owens
    • Patrick Patterson
    • Payton Pritchard
    • Immanuel Quickley
    • Josh Reaves
    • Cameron Reynolds
    • Anfernee Simons
    • Robert Williams
  • Addressed the vertical line remaining on screen for a period of time on Xbox Series X/S

GAMEPLAY:

  • Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community

MyCAREER/THE CITY:

  • Private matchmaking is now supported during Pro-Am League Nights
  • Improved load times of menus when loading into The City
  • Foam fingers and boxing gloves will no longer remain equipped when going into games in The City
  • Addressed community reported issues with the badge progression display on the postgame recap screen
  • Resolved a rare hang that could occur upon completion of workouts in the Gatorade Gym
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience in The City

MyNBA:

  • Updated the MyNBA Online load/download Draft Class option functionality
  • Improvements made to the way player morale is calculated
  • Resolved a player generation issue that led to inflated athletic attributes like speed and vertical as progression occurred

MyTEAM:

  • Various preparations have been made for upcoming additions to MyTEAM
  • Enabled Situational Substitutions for both On-the-Fly Coaching and Timeouts in Domination, Challenge, Unlimited, and Limited modes
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific lineup
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience

READ MORE: NBA 2K22 Release Date: Preorder, Demo & more

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