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NBA Playgrounds - Version 1.1.0 patch detailed (PC release)

NBA Playgrounds has been updated to version 1.1.0 on PC. The update should soon be coming to consoles as well. While some of the patch info might be tweaked a bit for the console version, by and large, this should give us an idea of what to expect when the game is updated on Switch.

New Features:

Added: The Challenge Mode feature, which allows you to challenge other players to online matches
You can now switch between unranked challenges and ranked games in the online mode
To challenge another player, you must switch to the challenge mode in the online menu and define a challenge code. By default, your challenge code is your nickname, but you can change it to your own, personal code. The person you are challenging must enter your code.
If you have been challenged, please enter your challenger’s code and press “Accept”.
All challenges are unranked and your ranking/ELO will be unaffected by the results of the challenge.
Added: Toxicity system/Disconnection Manager, which penalizes players who abandon matches in any other way than surrendering
Added: 5 new versions of Shaquille O´Neal in various teams from his career (Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic)
Added: 15 new players join the roster
The following players were added: Dennis Rodman, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Giannis Antetokoumnpo, Kenny Smith, Gary Payton, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Kemba Walker, Seth Curry, Tiny Archibald, John Starks, Tracy McGrady, Pete Maravich
Added: A shot-meter was added to help finding the perfect timing for shots, dunks etc.
Added: Steam Cloud Save support
Added: Steam Big Picture keyboard management

Notable Changes:

Adjusted: Shots were adjusted to make the system more accessible and unified throughout all variations
Adjusted: The steal action was adjusted further to better fit the intended gameplay
It is now possible to perform a steal action when behind an opponent
Changed: 3 pointers no longer fill lottery pick bar
Increased: The difficulty of 3 pointers was increased
Reduced: The number of steals required for the Las Vegas Challenge #2 was reduced to 10 (was 15)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Paris Challenge #4 was reduced to 6 (was 7)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the London Challenge #1 was reduced to 6 (was 10)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Las Vegas Challenge #3 was reduced to 8 (was 12)
Reduced: The inbound time was reduced to adjust it to the overall style of the game

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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Added: A shot-meter was added to help finding the perfect timing for shots, dunks etc.

Not the best solution, I think. It feels better to nail these things by feel, so they should have adjusted the timing, to me anyway.

gaming_bum
Sun May 21 17 03:39pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

I agree with you. If you go on reddit so many people wanted a meter. But thats just going to make scoring a little too easy. They should have made dunking easier. And leave threes to skill

Only Shaq gets different jerseys? I'm sure they could be capable of more. Heat LeBron, Raptor Vince Carter, Sun Grant Hill just to name a few.

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