NBA 2K21 is available today for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and players are struggling to adapt to some of the gameplay changes from 2K and Visual Concepts. The biggest topic since it was released has been shooting. The game’s shooting mechanics have been redesigned with a new shooting knife that makes shooting much more difficult. And that’s by design. 2K and Visual Concepts have already confirmed that they wanted to make shooting more difficult, likely based on feedback that shooting is too easy NBA 2K20. However, it looks like the pair has overcorrected.
It’s not just your average casual gamer who is struggling. Cover star Damian Lillard went on Twitter and announced that he is also having a hard time nailing the new system. He confirmed that not only is he struggling with the shooting knife, but that he has not yet scored a single free throw.
You can check out the tweet for yourself below:
Am I the only one struggling with this gunshot knife? 🤦🏾♂️ and I haven̵7;t taken a free throw yet
– Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 4, 2020
As you’d expect, some fans took the opportunity to dismiss the game and also criticize the shot display when they hopped on Lillard’s tweet. However, some defended the new gunshot knife, while others felt it just took time to get used to.
Bro the cover of the game and knows the trash too 😭
– OnlyPain (@ChefSZN_) September 4, 2020
Get your badges and hot spots you casual, when you get this game patched, I’m on your head
– YOUNG SWAN SWAN 👁 (@zSwantzYBabY) September 4, 2020
The cover athlete who says your game is trash? 2k bad down.
– DoYouKnow (@DoYouKnowXZ) September 4, 2020
A jump shot is brutal too, the game just keeps getting worse
– Chris Ebbe (@ ChrisEbbe23) September 4, 2020
I shot a damn airball on the free throw line. 🤦
– Stallion (@ Stallion83) September 4, 2020
It takes some time to get used to the new meter. I was confused about where to set it
– Pᴏᴡᴇʀ DF ⚜️⚡️🚀 (@PowerGotNow) September 4, 2020
NBA 2K21 is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. In the meantime, it will be available later this year through the PS5 and Xbox X Series.