• NBA Playgrounds - Game Update 1.1.0 Details

    Full details for NBA Playgrounds game update 1.1.0 are now available.

    Among the significant upgrades in this patch are Challenge Mode, five new versions of Shaquille O'Neal, 15 new players, an on-screen shot meter, and a number of gameplay tuning/adjustments.

    On a related note, the development team at Saber Interactive & Mad Dog Games have been very involved in discussing the game, answering questions, and taking feedback on the official NBA Playgrounds Facebook Group page, which is open to the public.

    Continue on to see the full patch notes.

    Patch 1.1.0 – PC/Steam

    Challenge your friends and other players online… it is here. With the new challenge feature, you’ll be able to directly challenge another player to a game on the playgrounds. All you have to do is to agree on your code, open the online mode, switch to challenges, enter the code and face each other.

    We also added a connection manager, which monitors the connection of players during ranked matches and penalizes disconnections from a game which are made to avoid losing a game.

    Finally, among other features, 15 new players, for example, Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman, were added to the roster and can now be unlocked via player packs, which you can earn during the tournament or when leveling up your profile.

    Thanks again for all your great feedback and support. You rock!

    New Features:

    - Added: The Challenge Mode feature, which allows you to challenge other players to online matches
    o You can now switch between unranked challenges and ranked games in the online mode
    o 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.
    o If you have been challenged, please enter your challenger’s code and press “Accept”.
    o 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
    o 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
    o 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
    Notable Fixes:
    - Fixed: Issues related to the strength of the force feedback effects were addressed
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