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NBA 2K20 patch notes: Update 1.02 brings stamina buff

NBA 2K20 patch notes: Update 1.02 brings stamina buff

NBA 2K20 hasn’t gotten off the best of starts. Following a review bomb across the likes of Steam before it even launched, post-launch sentiment surrounding microtransactions, glitches and bugs, and load times has driven much of the discussion around the game.

Thankfully, 2K Sports is well up to speed on what needs to be addressed in-game, and Patch 1.02 is the first albeit small update to the game.

nba 2k20 patch notes

Now rolled out across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch (in the coming days), Patch 1.02 appears to focus on player speed, whilst also implementing a slight stamina buff.

Unfortunately, no patch notes have been posted, but this information comes by way of Mike Wang, NBA 2K20 gameplay director, on Twitter.

nba 2k20 patch notes

Interestingly, the update led to some not-so-intended consequences.

“The park speeds were boosted a bit further than desired and will be toned down asap. Apologies,” Wang said.

nba 2k20 patch notes

Additionally, a bug impacting hop steps has also been addressed.

“If you’re getting unwanted hop steps when trying to dunk, you need to hold the RS diagonally up right/left (2 or 10 o’clock).

nba 2k20 patch notes

“Don’t push directly left or right or it’ll feel random.”

So how big is this seemingly small update? It clocks in at around 7GB.

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Randall

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Notice how most of the gripes are always related to VC, MyPLAYER, and Park stuff? Those things are never an issue for me because I am an old-school sports gamer. I ONLY care about offline franchise (or MyLEAGUE, as it is called in the basketball game) mode. I thoroughly enjoy living in my fully customizable, offline, little basketball universe.

All of that ancillary junk (which seems to always be broken at launch time) did not exist in NBA basketball video games 10 years ago. I have no interest in any of it. So all these complainers are speaking a different language when they voice their concerns. I literally have no idea what they are talking about. It's as though we aren't even playing the same game!

And that's the problem in my opinion. The NBA 2K game has gotten so convoluted with goofy niche spinoff modes that everyone ends up feeling neglected. I have my own frustrations with the game. Seemingly easy fixes that NEVER get addressed, drive me up the wall every single year. But those gripes don't make the game unplayable for me. Do I still voice my concerns? Sure. Do they get ignored? Sure. But the game is still fun for me.

What they really need to do is split up their dev team and make two completely separate video games.

For those people who enjoy the Sims elements of the game -- e.g., walking through parks, playing pickup games, building up your "character", participating in scripted conversations, etc., they should turn that stuff into its very own story-driven basketball game.

For those of us who simply want the NBA experience -- e.g., creating a league, creating players, trying to build a dynasty, having complete control over player ratings, league alignments, etc., just give us a simple version of NBA 2K basketball - a game with three basic options: Play Now, MyLEAGUE, and Playoffs. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Having two seperate games would give the dev teams the opportunity to more narrowly focus their debugging and improvements. That could only be a good thing.

But as it stands right now, we have a game that is getting eviscerated by the public and 90% (or more) of the complaints are specifically targeted toward all the secondary elements of the game. They need to take a proverbial axe to this game and split it up. I just don't see how the franchise survives otherwise in the long run.

Good day.

Randall

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Notice how most of the gripes are always related to VC, MyPLAYER, and Park stuff? Those things are never an issue for me because I am an old-school sports gamer. I ONLY care about offline franchise (or MyLEAGUE, as it is called in the basketball game) mode. I thoroughly enjoy living in my fully customizable, offline, little basketball universe.

All of that ancillary junk (which seems to always be broken at launch time) did not exist in NBA basketball video games 10 years ago. I have no interest in any of it. So all these complainers are speaking a different language when they voice their concerns. I literally have no idea what they are talking about. It's as though we aren't even playing the same game!

And that's the problem in my opinion. The NBA 2K game has gotten so convoluted with goofy niche spinoff modes that everyone ends up feeling neglected. I have my own frustrations with the game. Seemingly easy fixes that NEVER get addressed, drive me up the wall every single year. But those gripes don't make the game unplayable for me. Do I still voice my concerns? Sure. Do they get ignored? Sure. But the game is still fun for me.

What they really need to do is split up their dev team and make two completely separate video games.

For those people who enjoy the Sims elements of the game -- e.g., walking through parks, playing pickup games, building up your "character", participating in scripted conversations, etc., they should turn that stuff into its very own story-driven basketball game.

For those of us who simply want the NBA experience -- e.g., creating a league, creating players, trying to build a dynasty, having complete control over player ratings, league alignments, etc., just give us a simple version of NBA 2K basketball - a game with three basic options: Play Now, MyLEAGUE, and Playoffs. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Having two seperate games would give the dev teams the opportunity to more narrowly focus their debugging and improvements. That could only be a good thing.

But as it stands right now, we have a game that is getting eviscerated by the public and 90% (or more) of the complaints are specifically targeted toward all the secondary elements of the game. They need to take a proverbial axe to this game and split it up. I just don't see how the franchise survives otherwise in the long run.

Good day.