Unskippable ads pop up in NBA 2K19

This is not going to go over well

An insane deal was recently running on NBA 2K19, which saw the game's priced dropped down to $4. Obviously tons of players jumped in on the deal, as indicated by the game's #1 spot on the weekly Switch charts. Wondering how Take-Two can afford to slash the price so low for a limited time? It looks like we might have found out one possible answer.

Players over on Reddit have noticed that NBA 2K19 is now forcing players to sit through advertisements before some games start. You can't hit the courts until you watch an ad for whatever the server deems appropriate. People complain about microtransactions and loot boxes, and rightfully so, but seeing something like this is next-level. We'll try to get comment from Take-Two on this matter.

NBA 2K19 sells over 9 million units

A slam dunk

Take-Two has shared their fiscal year results, and mixed in with the data was info on NBA 2K19. We learn that the title has sold 9 million copies, and that's less than a year after it launched. That 9 million includes every version released, so we don't know just how many units the Switch version sold specifically.

NBA 2K19 - Patch 10 now live


NBA 2K19 has gotten an update, and it seems like a smaller round of fixes. Check out all that was offered up on this patch below.

- The removal of pushing in Neighborhood games
- A fix for the hang in the Start Today game mode when attempting to advance past March 20th on the calendar

NBA 2K series nearing 90 million sold

Earlier today, we learned that NBA 2K19 had exceeded expectations on the Switch. Good to know that version is doing its part to bump up series sales overall. Take-Two has revealed that since the NBA 2K series has launched, it managed to move “nearly” 90 million units worldwide. The last update we had on this figure was back in Aug. 2018, when the series had moved 80 million units worldwide.

NBA 2K19 - Patch 8 now available (full patch notes)

Tired of updating your games? I sure hope not, as NBA 2K19 just got another patch. Check out full details of this update below.


Updated court floors will now automatically appear in MyCAREER/MyLEAGUE/MyGM save files. Existing save files we be able to enjoy the updates made year-to-date as well.
Users can once again properly edit their lineups on the loading screen when loading into a game.
Hair and Likeness updates for: Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, Zach Lavine, Rodney McGruder, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Richaun Holmes.


Removed heavy pushing/shoving from Neighborhood games.
Reduced ball collisions with lower legs and feet.
Fixed an issue that would cause players to sometimes play running off-ball collision sequences when they were standing still.
Fixed an issue that allowed on-ball defenders to occasionally pop to a stand while lying on the floor when colliding with the ball handler.
Added more variation to AI offensive play calling.
Improved the logic and usage of passes out of drives for CPU-controlled players.


Fixed a case where the megaphone would not function as expected on occasion when equipped.
The PG position is once again visible within the System Proficiency menu.
Addressed a hang that would occur when completing the Road To The #1 Pick Playoff Tournament (aka the lottery tournament) when the league had exactly 31 or 35 teams in the league. Existing saves that were stuck will now be able to continue forward.

Collegiate StarLeague Announces the Addition of NBA 2K19 in North America

SANTA MONICA, CA |January 28, 2019– Collegiate StarLeague, a division of WorldGaming Network, announced today that NBA 2K19 is coming to US and Canadian college and university campuses.

The competition – which will commence in January 2019 – will provide players at more than 1,600 participating Collegiate StarLeague colleges and universities the chance to represent their school in the world’s largest collegiate esports program. The very best teams to emerge from the fray will meet at the CSL Collegiate Grand Finals in April 2019, to compete for a scholarship prize pool of $10,000. Furthermore, with more than $175,000 in prizes and scholarships available across different games for CSL’s 2018-2019 season, it’s going to be the biggest year yet. With the addition of NBA 2K19, the bar is being raised even higher.

“Collegiate sports are among the world’s most exciting, and collegiate esports leagues and competitions are no exception,” says Wim Stocks, CEO & General Manager of Collegiate StarLeague and WorldGaming Network. “As always, we’re very invested in providing high quality competitive experiences for college players and teams across North America. We are thrilled to be bringing the best collegiate NBA 2K19 players from across the U.S. and Canada together to compete for the ultimate college championship title.”

To ensure the broadest possible school and player participation, the NBA 2K19 tournaments will focus on a 1 v 1 game format. Leagues will form for play on both PS4 and Xbox One, with prizes and scholarships being awarded on each platform to the top competitors and schools.

“We are thrilled that our games are inspiring the next generation of NBA2K competitive players to lace up and hit the virtual court,” says Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for NBA 2K. “Through this new partnership, we hope to inspire heated competition among the most passionate college gamers in North America.”

Interested players can visit cstarleague.com to learn more about all the important dates, eligibility rules and registration. Gamers can join the conversation online by following Collegiate StarLeague on Facebook (Facebook.com/cstarleague), Twitter (@cstarleague) or Instagram (@collegiatestarleague).

NBA 2K19 - Version 1.05 now available

NBA 2K19 has been updated to Version 1.05 on Switch. Check out the full patch notes for the update below.


– In Play Now Online, the opponent’s uniform will now be displayed in the pre-game settings (to minimize uniform conflicts in games).

– If two users pick the same color uniform for a Play Now Online game, the last user to select their uniform will have their uniform automatically changed to one of another color during loading.


– Improved logic and visuals of “pulling the chair” in the post.


– Fixed a case where certain stat combo performance incentives (e.g. 25 points and 12 rebounds) were not consistently rewarding the user with the correct amount of VC.

– (Switch) Players will no longer appear without uniforms when they play a game in which the Ring Ceremony took place.


– Fixed an issue where headphones would be removed when entering Ante-Up or using the Subway.

– Users are now able to see other players’ headphones when viewing them in the Neighborhood.

– End-of-game improvements to the Dodgeball experience.

– Improved lighting quality inside the new Ante-Up daily spin room.

– The VC amount should now always properly appear above the court when in the Ante-Up courts.

– When playing a crew game, all users will properly appear in their crews uniform (i.e. will not appear as a mascot).

– Fixed a disconnect issue that users were reporting during the Court Conquerors events.

– (Switch) Fixed an issue where areas of the walls would lack collision in the new Ante-Up prize wheel room. Make sure to visit location daily to get in your free spins for prizes!


– Users will no longer be required to finish out games against all AI players when the opposing team forfeits by leaving the game.


– Added the ability for users to view what Moments cards are currently available in Heat Check and League Moments packs (press ‘Y’/Triangle button when viewing those packs in the Pack Market).

– Cards will now visually show their new, upgraded gem levels when a Duo boost bumps them up over a threshold.

– Addressed a pause glitch that allowed some users to pause a Triple Threat Online game indefinitely.

– Fixed an issue where the proper Heat Check attribute/overall rating boosts would not display upon visiting the Lineups menu.

– Head-to-Head game types (Play With Friends, Unlimited) should now use default free throw difficulty settings rather than the global settings of one of the users involved in the game.


– Improved server stability and performance in MyLEAGUEOnline.

– Gameplay-related Rule Changes (voted on in the offseason League Meetings) should now properly take effect during head-to-head games in MyLEAGUE Online.

– Fixed a hang that some users would see down the line after previously importing a player’s appearance using Player DNA. If you previously encountered this issue, your save should now be retroactively corrected.

Many other small bug fixes and adjustments were also made, game-wide.

NBA 2K19 - Patch 7 now available (full patch notes)

The 7th patch for NBA 2K19 is now available. You can get full patch notes on the update below.


- The latest uniform and shoe updates will now automatically update in your MyCAREER/MyLEAGUE/MyGM saves.
- Updated action photos for players who did not have one / had one from their previous team.
- A number of players have received new Face/Hair/Tattoo updates. Check out LeBron’s brand new face scan!


- Reduced the frequency of shooters falling to the floor when shooting shots in traffic.
- Fixed an issue that was causing illegal screens to be called in inappropriate circumstances.


- Setting your MyCOURT to ‘by permission only’ will now allow others in once proper permission has been granted.
- Users who reach the highest level shoe endorsement will no longer need to purchase their custom created On-COURT shoes.


- Entering the MyCOURT on a skateboard/bicycle/etc. will no longer restrict the user from immediately leaving the MyCOURT should they choose to do so.


- Alternate jerseys are now available for use in Pro-Am Team games.


- New support for showing the current Player of the Month card on the MyTEAM Unlimited menu tile.
- Fixed an issue where the color of a card would not upgrade to the next tier in the Lineups menu when the card was paired with its Duo partner.


- The All-Star game should now properly appear on the schedule for the current season when starting a new Start Today mode.
- Users are now able to schedule practices in the first season of a Start Today mode (fixes the case where players would experience declining ratings after the first season).
- Fixed an issue where some users were reporting game disconnects during timeouts of MyLEAGUE Online games.
- Addressed a case where some users reported being unable to play with/against their friends in MyLEAGUE Online.
Many other small bug fixes and adjustments were also made, game-wide.

NBA 2K19 - Patch 6 fully detailed

Patch 6 for NBA 2K19 has been fully detailed. We don't know of the Switch release date, as usually Switch owners have to wait a bit longer to get these patches. Still, at least you can get a look at what's coming.


- Fixed an issue that caused the final league trophy and ‘Perfection’ achievement to not unlock for some users in Play Now Online.
- Fixed an issue in Play Now Online where the wrong user could be credited with the win, in very rare occasions.
- Updated roster images for traded players.


- The shot clock should now properly reset to 14 seconds during online games when a foul is called and the shot clock is low.
- Improved AI defensive switch logic for inbounds and pick & roll cases.
- Fixed an issue that caused pass steal attempts to be ignored when pressing Steal too many times.
- Address a hang that would occur for some users following an in-game injury.


- Fixed an issue where some users were reporting that they were not earning VC for completed Neighborhood games after exiting the Ante-Up building.
- Addressed a case where some users noted a neck seam around their MyPLAYER’s shoulders when using a face scan.
- Fixed an issue where Voice was not properly functioning when in the squad queue in Ante-Up.
- Squad travelling should now properly work when using the Subway.
- Improved ball pickup radius when playing Dodgeball.


- Fixed a bug where opposing players would sometimes show in the Pro-Am Shootaround before the game.
- Matchmaking improvements.


- Users now have an option to mute their opponent when playing Triple Threat Online.


- Alternate uniforms should now properly upload/download when sharing team designs.
- Fixed an issue where hot zones and some tendencies (e.g. Shot Under Basket) could progress irregularly, in certain conditions, during the offseason.
- Addressed a case where Advanced Rotation settings would reset to default when entering the Advanced Rotations menu for a team that had previously been assigned custom values.
- Stability improvements for MyLEAGUE Online.

Many other small bug fixes and adjustments were also made, game-wide.
NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves.

NBA 2K19 becomes the biggest launch for the series to date

NBA 2K19 has been breaking all kinds of records for the franchise, and 2K is more than happy to tout their success. Here's what the company had to say about the latest installment in the long-running sports franchise.

- biggest launch in the series to date
- best-selling sports game of 2018
- highest launch revenue sales for any sports game since tracking began in 1995 (NPD figures)
- grew 10 pe cent over last year's release
- downloads of the game also increased significantly
- 70% increase in recurring revenue


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