NBA 2K21: Much Awaited Patch Fixing Shooting Troubles Released! – EssentiallySports

NBA 2K21 has had a hot-and-cold release. This is primarily due to the similarities the new game has to the old game. However, the one thing that has been changed drastically is creating a lot of issues as well. NBA 2K changed shot-making in 2K21, a decision that was widely mocked when the demo of the game released.

However, the community soon started to get a hang of the new shooting mechanism, which forces the use of the right stick to aim your shot. Just as the competitive players figured the shot out, 2K released a shooting hot-fix due to the larger casual crowd complaining about the difficulty.

That fix made it worse, as shots started going in regardless of timing. It became a luck thing, meaning 2K would have to patch it again, and they just did.

Mike Wang addressed a possible new patch a few days ago, which seemingly has dropped. Pro stick shooting has been made a little less effective, meaning that the window for white releases to go in has been reduced. A possible fix for ankle breakers was rumoured, but it hasn’t made its way with this patch.

NBA 2K21: Mixed feelings regarding the new patch?

This patch hasn’t been as majorly spoken about like the previous patch. 2K didn’t even announce a patch drop, people found it as and when they logged into their consoles. It isn’t a heavy patch either, which means most of the changes have to be minor.

This patch is quite divisive, as people still can’t agree whether shooting ahs become worse or better after this patch. Some people have released videos of them consistently making shots, while others have been putting videos of them consistently missing shots. 2K has given fans more of an option to not use the pro stick with the new patch. However, fans believe that the meta of the game may lean towards stick shooting.

Here are some reactions:


It isn’t abundantly clear whether shooting has been affected for the better or the worse. Considering what social media has had to say, it depends on whether you have the necessary skill level. It seems like the only way for us to make consistent shots is by practising extensively with the shot stick.

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