However, the community soon got a hang of the new shooting mechanism, which forces the use of the right stick to target your shot. The way competitive players projected the shot, 2k issued a shooting hot-fix due to the large casual crowd complaining about the difficulty.
That fix made it worse, as the shots started going regardless of time. This meant that 2K would have to be patched again, which they had just done.
The ideal stick point is a tip about how fast you initially throw the pro stick, skew left or right depending on it. This functionality is not there yet, but will be patched very soon. Gives more control to the player. stay tuned. https://t.co/3biLdMWNtJ
– Mike Wang (@Beluba) September 12, 2020
Mike wang A few days ago addressed a possible new patch, which appears to have been dropped. Pro stick shooting has been made slightly less effective, meaning that the window of white release to go inside has been reduced. A fix was rumored for those who broke the ankle, but it did not make its way with this patch.
NBA 2K21: Mixed feelings about the new patch?
This patch is not as prominent as previous patches. 2K did not even announce a patch drop. People found it and when they logged into their console. This is not a heavy patch either, meaning that most changes need to be minor.
This patch is divisive, because people still don’t agree on whether shooting has gotten worse or better since this patch. Some have released videos of her making frequent shots, while others are continuously posting videos of missing shots. 2k has given fans an option not to use Pro Stick with the new patch. However, fans believe that the game’s meta stick may lean towards shooting.
Here are some responses:
Pro Stick Shooting Sucks Now After This Morning Patch Now, 20x Hard Beat Now In Less You Get A Jumpshot That Takes 10 Seconds To Release. Today’s pro tip is to take off your meter
– Rowan Glasgow (@ RowanG 29) 14 September 2020
@ NBA2K You’re weird for that patch.
– kg (@Available_Kilo) 14 September 2020
With recent # NBA2K21 Patch, Pro Stick shooting looks better. If you are hitting the same angle above the Pro Stick, you can remove the cache. This is accurate, but I am hitting the meter without looking at it while the shot objective function is activated. Try it.
– MindFrameGaming (@MindFrameGaming) 14 September 2020
– Shake4ndbake (@ ItsShake4ndbake) 14 September 2020
It is not abundantly clear whether the shooting has been affected for better or worse. Thinking about what social media has to say depends on whether you have a skill level or not. It seems that the only way for us to make consistent shots is to practice extensively with shot sticks.