NBA Playgrounds may have been light on the features at launch but developer Saber Interactive has kept good on their promised and delivered a number of patches with new players and features. The latest major update is patch 1.20 which adds 35 new players to the game including Julius Erving, Nick Young, Detlef Schrempf, Kyle Korver, Lou Williams, and more.
Saber Interactive also added the ability for players such as Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, James Harden, and Kevin Durant to be used on their previous teams such as the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. But new players weren’t the only thing added, two new teams were also put into NBA Playgrounds including the Seattle Sonics and Playgrounders — a team made up of real life YouTube stars.
As for the behind the scenes fixes, various changes were made to the gameplay, visuals, and commentary including reducing the execution time for throws, as well as reducing the probability of getting duplicate cards in packs. The NBA Playgrounds patch is currently available on the PlayStation 4 and will be out soon for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
New Players Added
Ben Wallace, Bernard King, Earl Monroe, Elvin Hayes, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, John Havlicek, Julius Erving, Kevin McHale, Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, Steve Nash, Yao Ming, Joakim Noah, Joe Johnson, Andre Iguodala, Bismack Biyombo, D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Justise Winslow, Kyle Korver, Manu Ginobili, Nick Young, Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka, Tyler Johnson, Adrian Dantley, Arvydas Sabonis, Bob Cousy, David Thompson, Larry Nance, Mark Price, Detlef Schrempf, Wes Unseld, Lou Williams
Added: The Seattle SuperSonics and Playgrounders were added to the team selection
Added: 5 Playgrounders, this time famous YouTubers, join the roster as “The Playgrounders” in red card packs
iMAV3RIQ, iPodKingCarter, QJB, Troydan, and DenkOps
Added: The playgrounds Madrid and Chicago are now available
Added: You can now play tournaments in Venice Beach, Seattle, Madrid and Chicago
Added: New Dunk, Crossover and Finger Roll animations were added
Added: New Ball styles can be unlocked in the tournaments
Fixed: The visual effect when leveling up was corrected
Fixed: Some miscalculations in shot attempts with long animations regarding their success chance were corrected
Fixed: Some issues in the matchmaking were fixed which caused that players were unable to join the matchmaking when a former online session was not closed properly
Fixed: Some commentator lines were triggered at the wrong moment
Fixed: Some issues related to the audience and its appearance were addressed
Check out a full list of NBA Playgrounds patch notes here.