2K Sports is releasing a hotfix for NBA 2K21 today that will fix the shooting bug. This update has been in development and will launch on September 6.
NBA 2K21 players were complaining about not being able to properly play the game due to the shot meter. Apparently 2K Sports has tweaked the shot meter which has made it more difficult to control and line up shots. As reddit was filled with people complaining about unable to make shots properly, it prompted the game director to offer some tips.
He offered tips on how to properly make shots however this wasn’t the only thing that the developers had considered at this point.
Shooting tips for 2K21:
🎮 Tap the left trigger at the ideal release time for a boost
🎮 If you’re using the Shot Button, turn off Shot Meter for a boost
🎮 Green release is harder this year, be patient
OR turn off Shot Aiming if you want Shot Timing on Pro Stick like last year
— Mike Wang (@Beluba) September 4, 2020
In an official post made on the Twitter account for the game, the developer acknowledged these issues for fans and assured them that a hotfix will release on September 6.
“2K21 shooting hotfix will hit tomorrow 9/6 for Rookie, Pro, and All-Star difficulty levels, “said the Tweet. “Shooting stays the same on higher difficulties and Neighborhood.”
2K Sports didn’t clarify if this hotfix will be released as part of a new game update or will be patched in-game. If it is done through an update, then players will have to download NBA 2K21 update 1.02, which is the second update after the day one patch. NBA 2K21 update 1.02 might release on September 6.
This hotfix will apply to Rookie, Pro, and All-Star difficulty but for the higher difficulty settings, it won’t apply since this was done by design and not a bug.
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