NBA 2K21 Next Gen Official Patches

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This is a list of official patches (also referred to as title updates) that have been released for NBA 2K21 Next Gen (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S), along with their release notes. The most recent patch is 1.07. The patch notes for Current Gen can be found here.

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.07

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: April 6th, 2021
  • Xbox Series X/S: April 6th, 2021

Patch Notes

General

  • The following players have received a number of likeness updates:
    • Darius Bazley
    • Tyler Bey
    • Hamidou Diallo
    • Jahmi’us Ramsey
    • Domantas Sabonis
    • Luka Samanic
    • Landry Shamet
    • Rayjon Tucker
  • Resolved a rare issue in MyNBA when starting a save from the offseason

MyTEAM

  • Resolved reported menu issues with the Mystery tier in Domination
  • Duplicated Attribute Boosts for Triangle and Post Coaches have been removed
  • Addressed a Win/Loss exploit in Unlimited and other multiplayer modes
  • Made visual improvements to Dark Matter in certain menus
  • Resolved an issue with the Geologist achievement/trophy
  • Additional preparations added for future seasons of MyTEAM

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.06

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: March 17th, 2021
  • Xbox Series X/S: March 17th, 2021

Patch Notes

  • The City has received an all-new Spring update to help ring in the warmer months! This will be going live starting Thursday.
  • The following players have received likeness and/or signature facial animation updates:
    • Mikal Bridges
    • Jaylen Brown
    • Thomas Bryant
    • Vernon Carey Jr.
    • John Collins
    • James Ennis
    • Malachi Flynn
    • Wenyen Gabriel
    • Daniel Green
    • Tyrese Haliburton
    • Kevin Huerter
    • Cameron Johnson
    • Tre Jones
    • Saben Lee
    • Theo Maledon
    • Terance Mann
    • Juwan Morgan
    • Joakim Noah
    • Jordan Nwora
    • Daniel Oturu
    • Jerome Robinson
    • Isaiah Stewart
    • Tyrell Terry
    • Xavier Tillman
    • Anthony Tolliver
    • Rayjon Tucker
    • T.J. Warren
    • Paul Watson
    • D.J. Wilson
    • Robert Woodard II
  • Resolved an issue that caused the names of some playbooks to disappear.
  • Addressed a rare issue with Dark Matter player cards not displaying the player reveal during pack openings (MyTEAM).
  • Addressed an audio issue with Dark Matter card animations (MyTEAM).
  • Prep work for Season 6 of MyTEAM. It’s…peculiar.
  • Various stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience.

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.05

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: February 11th, 2021
  • Xbox Series X/S: February 11th, 2021

Patch Notes

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

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.04

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: December 21st, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: December 21st, 2020

Patch Notes

  • Updates to the new Holiday City
  • MyNBA: Fixed a number of hangs/issues reported by the community relating to custom rosters and/or custom team designs

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.03

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: December 14th, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: December 14th, 2020

Patch Notes

General

  • Court floor updates have been made for:
    • 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 have been made for the following teams:
    • 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)
  • The following players have received likeness and/or signature facial animation 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
  • The primary logo for the Toronto Raptors has been updated to reflect the latest design
  • Corrected a lighting issue in the historic Amway Center (Orlando Magic) arena
  • Addressed an issue with shorts displaying incorrectly in certain situations for classic teams
  • Resolved a rare hang when importing a face scan via the MyNBA2K app

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

The City

  • The City is being decked out for the holidays! Coming Tuesday at 8AM PST!
  • 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

Pro-Am/The Rec

  • New Holiday uniforms have been added for Pro-Am games
  • Updated uniforms have been added for Rec Center games
  • Resolved user-reported issues with private matchmaking for Pro-Am Team games
  • Improved the ability of CPU players used as fill-ins for Pro-Am Walk-On games
  • Addressed an issue with invisible collision under the hoop in Pro-Am games
  • Addressed tracking issues with stats during games in the Rec Center
  • Resolved a hang that could occur in Pro-Am when editing the uniform while other players on the team were still in a game

MyCAREER

  • 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

MyNBA

  • 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

MyWNBA/The W

  • Players will now be wearing the expected/correct clothing during The W Online games
  • The camera will now always keep both the player and the ball on screen in The W Online games
  • Added baseline media to WNBA arenas and made continued improvements to positioning and behavior of all characters
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur during the lottery in MyWNBA or The W
  • Addressed an issue in MyWNBA where the League MVP would also be shown as the Rookie of the Year after simulating through a season

MyTEAM

  • 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.

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.02

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: November 25th, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: November 25th, 2020

Patch Notes

General

  • Continued improvements of the Lower Bowl feature across all NBA arenas
  • Resolved a rare hang when using an uploaded face scan from the MyNBA2K app
  • New sponsor patch has been added to the Boston Celtics uniforms
  • New York Liberty logo has been updated to the latest design
  • Toned down reflections on glasses and goggles on coaches and players
  • Improved hair physics on female dancers
  • Fixed an issue with the Atlanta Hawks mascot’s tail
  • Likenesses have been updated for the following players/coaches:
    • Jimmy Butler
    • D’Angelo Russell
    • Jayson Tatum
    • Trey Burke
    • Phil Jackson
    • Christian Wood
    • Mychal Mulder
    • Mfiondu Kabengele
    • A number of newly drafted players from the NBA Draft

Gameplay

  • A new option has been added to allow you to change Shot Meter Color
  • Frequency of contact dunks and alley-oops has been slightly decreased
  • Multiple improvements to motion, including to take charge animations, v-cuts, sprint launches, and dribbling
  • Various improvements have been made to triple threat animations and post behaviors
  • Improved AI layup selection when close to the basket
  • The Green Machine badge will now properly show up in the HUD when activated
  • Made some changes to prevent alley-oops from being thrown from behind the backboard
  • Free throw accuracy has been slightly improved overall

The City

  • Improvements to performance in the City, particularly during gameplay
  • Improvements and additions to various buildings/objects/landscapes/lighting in the City
  • Game recaps on affiliation courts now display a reminder that games played outside of your own affiliation’s courts accrue 50% less rep
  • Fixed an issue where progress was not kept in The Rec when all users of the opposing team quit out
  • Resolved an issue in Pro-Am that could cause players to show up as invisible
  • Now only friends currently playing NBA 2K21 will be displayed on the phone
  • There is now a button to invite players directly when viewing your friends list on the phone
  • A second set of affiliation uniforms has been added in the appropriate stores
  • Enhancements have been made to the City Map
  • Addressed various issues where the try-on feature was acting irregularly in some stores
  • A new storefront has been added for the New Balance store in the City
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when waiting in the Pro-Am lobby after coming from the Rec
  • Corrected some alignment issues with the low rider bike
  • Opponent strength bonus is now being displayed in the Recap after Pro-Am games
  • Socks in Pro-Am will now properly respect the sock length set by the player
  • Corrected a problem with the Garage Hoops Strikeout game when several players were involved
  • Players will no longer be kicked out of the match if idle when teams are being set up for Garage Hoops games
  • Fixed an issue where players could disappear after Garage Hoops and Gatorade Rental Court games

MyCAREER

  • The difficulty bonus for both VC and MyPOINTS/badge progression is now being properly displayed in the postgame Recap screen for MyCAREER games
  • Physical attributes will now be correctly boosted when moving up from 95-99 OVR
  • Fixed a rare hang that could occur when attempting to load your MyCAREER save while a game update was pending
  • Corrected some issues with interested colleges during the high school portion of The Long Shadow
  • Improvements have been made to the postgame crowd at the end of NBA games in MyCAREER
  • 2K Beats songs that have been user-disabled will no longer play when returning to the MyCAREER landing

MyNBA

  • Addressed an issue with team control when entering G League games in MyNBA
  • You will now be awarded VC for playing G League games in MyNBA
  • Resolved a hang that occurred when releasing a two-way player to free agency that was currently assigned to the G League
  • Addressed a hang that could occur when attempting to view specific notifications on the Main Menu
  • You can now select teams from both the Team Details and Governor Details pages during MyNBA/MyWNBA creation
  • Ensured that the Ring Ceremony and Banner Reveal segments will always appropriately play
  • Fixed a hang that could occur in the Player Training menu when editing a player’s focus
  • WNBA Playoff Mode will now correctly begin in the year 2021
  • Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience

The W

  • Corrected a rare issue that could make your MyPLAYER become invisible in The W
  • Popularity will now properly increase when finishing a game of The W Online
  • Addressed a problem with certain animations being incorrectly equipped by default and not previewing during selection

NBA 2K21 Patch 1.01

Release Dates

  • PlayStation 5: November 14th, 2020
  • Xbox Series X/S: November 14th, 2020

Patch Notes

  • Improvements to both male and female face scans using the MyNBA2K mobile app
  • Multiple improvements to hair, headbands, hats, and other accessories on created players
  • Official sponsor logo has been added to the San Antonio Spurs uniform (these have official unveil dates by the NBA, we will update as permitted)
  • Likenesses have been updated for the following players/coaches:
    • Paul George
    • Andrew Wiggins
    • Nikola Jokic
    • Jordan Clarkson
    • Naz Reid
    • Stephon Marbury
    • Dwight Howard
    • Frank Vogel
    • Dejounte Murray
    • Robert Williams
    • Theo Pinson
    • Ky Bowman
    • Jeff Hornacek
    • Daequan Cook
    • Sam Perkins
    • Jerome Kersey
    • Buck Williams
    • Luc Longley
    • Nate Bjorkgren
    • Asante Munson
  • Improved fidelity on jumbotron in the Houston Rockets arena
  • Addressed reported stability issues with 2KTV

Gameplay

  • Enabled Coach Settings, System Proficiency, Assign Plays, and CPU/User Slider menus in the pause menu of Quick Play games
  • Corrected the facing of the defensive player on certain block animations
  • Improved behavior of coaching staff heading to the arena tunnel in certain classic team arenas
  • Improved spacing and behavior for both players and coaches in huddle situations
  • Corrected an issue with a particular jump ball configuration that wasn’t lined up properly with the center of the court
  • Fixed a rare issue where the wrong replay was shown during an official review of a charging foul
  • Changed camera angles so they no longer clip through coaches and players during certain timeout sequences
  • Improved players picking up the ball on inbound plays

The City

  • Performance improvements during City gameplay, centered around reports from the community. More optimizations coming
  • New Black Lives Matter masks now available at Swags
  • Fixed an issue with Jump Shot Creator where the release speed would not save correctly when attempting to edit a previously created shot
  • Even faster load times when accepting invites to the City from various areas of the game
  • Improved stability in Garage Hoops and Gatorade Rental Court games
  • Win Streaks will now properly track at the end of City games
  • Addressed various camera warping/clipping issues when near buildings and other objects while riding some vehicles in the City
  • The camera will now function properly for all drills in the Gatorade Training Facility when accessed via the Team Practice Facility
  • The game will no longer hang after purchasing boosts and immediately entering another store

MyCAREER

  • Fixed a hang when trying to enter the private workout leading into the Draft. Saves that had previously run into this issue will also now be able to continue
  • Commentary will no longer drop out during occasional stretches in MyCAREER playoff games and after timeouts
  • Empty social media messages will no longer appear on the landing menu during the draft portion of The Long Shadow
  • On-court accessories will no longer appear in certain endorsement images
  • VC balance will no longer have a delay when collecting earnings in the Endorsement menu
  • Fixed a rare soft hang in Live Practice on the recap screen when all badges had been maxed out
  • Game Goals in the college portion of the story related to blocks can now be completed correctly
  • Addressed an issue where attribute prices could show up as negative numbers

The W

  • Made a number of improvements to smooth out the beginning of the W Online experience
  • Addressed a disconnect that could occur at the end of W Online games if a tier upgrade had been earned during gameplay
  • Fixed a rare hang that would occur when attempting to edit your MyPLAYER’s appearance

MyNBA

  • Resolved an issue with downloading user-created expansion teams during the creation flow
  • Addressed some rare stability issues when loading into a MyNBA Online save file
  • Fixed a hang in MyNBA when simulating through multiple games via Simcast with a season length of 14 games
  • Fixed a hang that would occur when using certain custom league setups in MyNBA
  • Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience

MyTEAM

  • Your MyPLAYER card will now have the correct overall rating
  • Disabled playcalling in Triple Threat mode, which led to various issues
  • Multiple other stability improvements and changes to improve the overall experience

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