NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Update 4: Patch Notes, Lakers Updates, and Updated Licenses For PS5 and Xbox Series S/X

NBA 2K21 was already an excellent game, but 2K continues to tweak and improve it since launch.

Today's update brings in updates for the new season, including uniforms and the Lakers' court floor, an impressive suite of player likenesses, and more.

For last-gen players on PS4, Xbox One, or even Steam, your patch notes are here.

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NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Update 4 Patch Notes

Patch notes as per 2K:


  • Updated soundtrack in 2K Beats, with additional new music drops in The City
  • Los Angeles Lakers court floor will reflect new changes for this season
  • Uniform updates have been made for the following teams:
    • Los Angeles Lakers (Home uniform)
    • New York Knicks (City uniform)
  • Updated another set of player likeness for current NBA players, including:
    • Udoka Azubuike
    • LaMelo Ball
    • Keita Bates-Diop
    • Leandro Bolmaro
    • Zylan Cheatham
    • Brandon Clarke
    • Troy Daniels
    • De’Andre Hunter
    • Jaren Jackson, Jr.
    • Frank Mason
    • Tyrese Maxey
    • Jaden McDaniels
    • Johnathan Motley
    • Zeke Nnaji
    • Elie Okobo
    • Miye Oni
    • Tariq Owens
    • Patrick Patterson
    • Payton Pritchard
    • Immanuel Quickley
    • Josh Reaves
    • Cameron Reynolds
    • Anfernee Simons
    • Robert Williams
  • Addressed the vertical line remaining on screen for a period of time on Xbox Series X/S


  • Reduced the effectiveness of fading three-pointers off-the-dribble, as requested by the community


  • Private matchmaking is now supported during Pro-Am League Nights
  • Improved load times of menus when loading into The City
  • Foam fingers and boxing gloves will no longer remain equipped when going into games in The City
  • Addressed community reported issues with the badge progression display on the postgame recap screen
  • Resolved a rare hang that could occur upon completion of workouts in the Gatorade Gym
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience in The City 


  • Updated the MyNBA Online load/download Draft Class option functionality
  • Improvements made to the way player morale is calculated
  • Resolved a player generation issue that led to inflated athletic attributes like speed and vertical as progression occurred


  • Various preparations have been made for upcoming additions to MyTEAM
  • Enabled Situational Substitutions for both On-the-Fly Coaching and Timeouts in Domination, Challenge, Unlimited, and Limited modes
  • Addressed a rare hang that could occur when starting a multiplayer match with a specific lineup
  • Various other stability and performance issues have been addressed to further improve the overall experience

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