NBA 2K24 Dev Confirms No Buffs Or Nerfs To On-Court Gameplay For A While

Still, the steals could receive a potential change.

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  • The gameplay director for NBA 2K confirmed in a recent tweet that developers have no plan to buff or nerf anything in NBA 2K24 when it comes to on-court gameplay for a while.
  • For now, they want to address game-breaking issues and bugs plaguing the game.
  • The same developer replied to another tweet, showing the unfair steals or a potential bug, saying they will look into it, hinting at a possible nerf to steal.
  • NBA 2K24 was released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 8. 2023.

Mike Wang, the gameplay director for NBA 2K, confirmed in a recent tweet that there are no plans to buff or nerf anything regarding on-court gameplay for a while. The developers will focus on addressing game-breaking issues and bugs for a few months before moving on to the gameplay side. However, a later tweet by Wang suggests some potential nerfs to steal.

Since its release, NBA 2K24 has met with an abundance of complaints regarding gameplay and bugs. The developers have done their best to address some of these issues in post-launch updates, but it seems like it will take some time to deal with the majority. As such, it would be unwise to make changes to the gameplay before flattening these issues.

There are no plans to buff or nerf anything when it comes to on-court gameplay for at least a couple of months. We’re only looking to address game-breaking issues and obvious bugs at this point,” says Mike Wang.

Regardless of the fan imploring the developer not to make any changes to the gameplay, it seems like some aspects of the game do need attention. Wang did not say that the game was already in a good enough state. Instead, his tweet shows how game-breaking bugs are their bigger priority. Perhaps in a few months or so, we will begin seeing more focus on the gameplay side.

Even so, there is one particular action that needs severe attention: stealing. Steals in basketball are actions that defensive players use to catch the ball from the opponent’s pass or dribble. There are particular techniques to do it, and players cannot be too aggressive when stealing, which can cause a foul. It is still only an action in-game that should remain balanced, or it can ruin the game for many players.

As showcased by the video from Twitter user Tai, steals in the game are far from perfect. Somehow, the opponent’s action cancelled out the animation of the ball, causing it to revert back to the pluck animation. This can be a nuisance in-game, and Mike Wang acknowledged it by saying, “Yeah, that’s really bad. Will look into it.” So, we can expect some nerf or change to the steals amongst the routine updates.

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NBA 2K24—the most recent annual iteration in the NBA 2K series—was released on September 8, 2023, only to be met with negative reviews and even more criticism from fans. The game can be played on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC

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