NBA 2K21 is here! That means there are plenty of players heading straight to The Neighborhood to hop in The Park.
The Park is one of the biggest innovations in sports gaming, and is one of the NBA 2K series most popular game modes.
But despite its strengths, some minor changes could really upgrade the game mode.
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One of the biggest complains from players for NBA 2K21 is the new shooting meter and its difficulty.
For this reason, NBA 2K21 has received a shooting hotfix that readjusts how shooting works in the game.
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While the shooting hotfix improves shooting for non-max difficulties, shooting will stay the same in The Park.
That means players can still get a break grinding their badges in MyCAREER, but will have to face the music of a more difficult shooting system when they hit The Park/The Neighborhood.
The Neighborhood in NBA 2K21 is an innovative experience that adds a social element to the world around The Park.
The problem however is with so many players entering The Neighborhood without any intention to play games in The Park, lobbies are limited to just a few games at a time. And worse, many of these courts are controlled by pre-made teams.
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Increasing lobby size for The Park or separating it from the general Neighborhood would be a very welcomed change.
The Park is an awesome place to try out your builds in a less competitive environment. At least it’s supposed to be.
Unfortunately with the way lobbies currently work, players of any and all OVRs can match together in the same lobby, and maxed out pre-made teams abuse this often to catch newer, weaker players.
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Even worse, newer players are often skipped over for games due to their rep or rating. That means finding a game is not only slow but extra challenging for new players.
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With some matchmaking control for Park lobbies, NBA 2K21 can balance the skill and OVR difference between teams. This could even factor in play time and pre-made status as a way to make better matchups.
The Park allows for 3v3 and 2v2 games depending on the court you choose. More options could however open the game mode up even more.
While the Rec offers the 5v5 most players might want, giving some 1v1 or possibly even the 3v3v3 score and stay on game type from MyCAREER practice would be a huge plus.
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This would obviously have to be combined with bigger lobbies to not slow things down. But in the end it could be an awesome way to shake things up.
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Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.