The 11th patch/update for NBA2K20 has been released in the wee hours of the morning on April 6.
At this point, several members of the 2K community are still trying to determine what aspect of the game has been altered and if there will be any notable changes. I’ve downloaded and installed the update as well.
Here’s what we know so far as well as the rumors and speculation around this update.
Patch 1.11 Size
On PlayStation 4, Patch 1.11 is just over 4.6 GB. The last update, which dropped in January and nerfed behind-the-back dribble and added several new hairstyles for existing players was a little over 4 GB as well.
This has become the expected size of a 2K update.
New Punishments for Quitting Games
Some in the community were outraged when they realized one of the newest things added in the patch is a warning for quitting games.
This is a hot-button issue, but it’s an initiative I support. As a gamer and competitor, I’m never tapping out. I sat down to play four quarters, and I’m going to always finish the game.
NBA 2K YouTubers Are Trying to Decipher Patch 1.11
Many, including several YouTubers like JABridgeforth seemed to have been expecting Neighborhood changes or the return of the Behind-The-Back dribble move. He sounds pretty disappointed in the video below as he does a lightweight test to determine what has been changed.
JA also checks for new gear honoring the late Kobe Bryant in the NBA Shop and doesn’t find it. JA says those are the only things anyone cares about, but he only speaks for the group of gamers who fit into his playstyle.
NBA 2K20 is a massive game with several modes. The patch has added or changed something, but we won’t know for sure until the notes are released. I’ve already reached out to 2K to get information.
Once I have clarity, I will update this post.
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Auction House Seems to Have Been Fixed?
According to popular NBA 2K MyTeam YouTuber, DBG, the bug that causes international players to sometimes lose their collector level and access to the Auction House has been fixed:
Orange Accessory Glitch Has Been Fixed, Reportedly
Per NBA 2K on Reddit, Patch 11 has corrected one of the more egregious bugs in the game.
Will Kobe Bryant be a Part of the New Update?
Rumors have been swirling about the addition of new Bryant content. It makes sense in general, but fuel was added to the fire when 2K’s Ronnie Singh was heard mentioning the concept on a now-infamous accidental Caffeine TV stream.
According to Singh, it appears there is “Kobe content coming” on April 12, which is the day after the Players Only NBA 2K tournament he referenced. It makes no sense for a patch to go live six days before that drop–if indeed it is associated with Bryant.
However, we don’t know how many different areas of the game will feature Bryant content, if it’s added at all. The most sensible place to add Bryant content is in the MyTeam mode. The mode provides an opportunity for several versions of different players and now would seem like a great time to deliver a Pink Diamond and/or Galaxy Opal version of The Black Mamba.
There are already Amethyst and Diamond versions of the Hall-of-Famer in the mode. With Bryant’s recent induction into the Hall of Fame, the timing seems even more appropriate.
Perhaps what Singh was referring to isn’t the only Bryant-related content on the way. If that’s the case, it’s possible the newest update could have things like new Bryant shoes, jerseys, and other virtual merch.
If we’re really going out on a limb, but not beyond the realm of possibility, perhaps there’s something similar to what we saw back in NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K14 when there were singular modes dedicated to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, respectively.
As I said, I’ll continue to monitor and update as the information becomes available.