• NBA Playgrounds Update Adds Players, YouTubers, Tourneys, & More

    NBA Playgrounds continues to increase the roster and game content with yet another update.

    The latest game update adds 35 NBA Players, including a mixture of current and former players. Some of the new players include Steve Nash, Bob Cousy, Isiah Thomas, Justise Winslow, Manute Bol, and Muggsy Bogues. In addition, some current in-game players will now be available on a second team, such as Kevin Durant & James Harden (OKC), Gary Payton & Shawn Kemp (SEA), and Derrick Rose (CHI). Five non-NBA players have been added in form of some popular YouTube personalities including two friends of TGT, QJB and iMAV3RIQ.

    Two new Playgrounds have been added, Chicago and Madrid. In terms of gameplay, new dunk, crossover, and finger roll animations have been added.

    Continue on to read the full patch notes, courtesy of NBA Playgrounds on Steam.

    NBA PLAYGROUNDS Update 1.2.0

    Welcome to the Playground, welcome to Chicago and Madrid.

    With this patch not only do 35 new NBA players join the roster, but also 5 Youtubers are gearing up to enter the playground. Along with the new players, we have also added two new playgrounds and four new tournaments.

    In addition, we continue to improve the game and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the playgrounds.

    You rock!

    New Features:
    Added: 35 new players join the roster
    The following players were 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
    The following players can now be played on a second team, in which they played during their career: Lebron James (Miami Heat), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), James Harden (Oklahoma City), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Gary Payton (Seattle Sonics), Shawn Kemp (Seattle Sonics), Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics), Alex English (Dallas Mavericks), Walt Frazier (Cleveland Cavaliers), Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets), Alonzo Mourning (Charlotte Hornets), Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
    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

    Notable Changes:
    Adjusted: Now when the time of the match reaches zero and the ball is still in the air the match won't end until the shot is resolved (either by scoring or failing).
    Adjusted: the penalization received from disconnecting from matches has been increased. Now the user loses more ELO points and the progression grows faster.
    Changed: Actions from teammates count now towards finishing the tournament challenges
    Improved: The patch system for Steam to support smaller patches
    Improved: The execution time for throws was reduced
    Reduced: The probability of receiving duplicates in card packages

    Notable Fixes:
    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: An issue that prevents the user from canceling a match made via Challenge Code by using the ESC key
    Fixed: An issue that froze the input, when the application focus was changed with Alt+Tab while the exit message from the game was shown
    Fixed: An issue that prevented the user from using a controller to modify the challenge code
    Fixed: Some issues related to the random selection of players and the rule that prevents the picking of the same players twice for the same team.
    Fixed: Some Legendary and Epic players didn’t have the correct background.
    Fixed: The loading screens with the control scheme and the explanation of the shot meter were not rotating as intended
    Fixed: Some commentator lines were triggered at the wrong moment
    Fixed: Some issues related to the audience and its appearance were addressed