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Fix for NBA 2K16 Problems Arrives



Visual Concepts and 2K Games finally have a fix arriving to address the NBA 2K16 problems that users have reported since the game launched back in late September.

2K Games announced that a new fix was coming to address NBA 2K16 problems in a post on the franchises Facebook page earlier this week. NBA 2K16 was one of this year’s biggest video game launches. The basketball simulation added tons of new features to its Pro-Amateur Mode and revamped its MyCareer Mode with a new story from writer and film director Spike Lee.

The October 13 post provides an extensive list of changes being made to address the game’s issues. It also includes a bit of information about the update’s release schedule. Visual Concepts is calling the fixes NBA 2K16 Patch Update v2. NBA 2K16 Patch Update V2 is already available for anyone and everyone who purchased the NBA 2K16 on the PS4 in the United States and Europe. At the time, the upgrade was still waiting to be approved for the Xbox One. 2K Games and Visual Concepts expect the patch to be available over Xbox Live sometime this week or next. All involved are already preparing the next patch to address NBA 2K16 problems, it seems.

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This update fixes the crashing Tattoo Editor in MyPlayer, adds excitement for buzzer beater shots and stops some freezing that users reported at the title screen. It also adds some general visual flair too, with sweat being more apparent on players as a quarter progresses. Pro-Am finally lets users play in their own arenas with their full teams, something that sounds like it should have been in the original game based on 2K Game’s marketing materials. MyPark and Pro-Am have improved voice chat and bug fixes for users who noticed their custom created characters were taller or shorter than they should be. Music will continue to play in the background even after a game concludes in MyPark.

Read: 6 NBA 2K16 Problems & How to Fix them

MyCourt’s issues with friends is addressed with this fix for NBA 2K16 problems. Invites work after leaving MyPark and Pro-Am too.

Visual Concepts has some big changes for MyGM and MyLeague fans. The video game developer says that it’s made some code changes to improve stats tracking in both modes. Also, series playoff games can no longer be played out of order with MyLeague Online. A bug that kept fans holding old team branding in the stands long after players had changed that team’s name and logo is gone.

As this is a title update, those suffering from NBA 2K16 problems will get this upgrade absolutely free. What’s more, PS4 and Xbox One owners who’ve left the Always Connected power mode enabled on their consoles should get the update without them having to manually download it the next time they start the game. It’s worth noting that users who have their consoles set to turn completely off will need to download this update manually.

2K Games also released NBA 2K16 for iOS and Android this week. The game $7.99 game lets players earn Virtual Coin and play against their favorite teams even when they’re away from their living room video game console. Besides improved controls, the game features upgraded graphics that do beat out previous versions.

Read: NBA 2K16 Mobile Game Comes to Android & iPhone

Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden are featured on the NBA 2K16 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. Spike Lee’s MyCareer story focuses on the determination and drive it takes to play basketball through the amateur level and make it to the NBA. Some have criticized the story for its long cut scenes in between matches. Others praise the mode for its realistic, accurate portrayal of what it takes to be a professional basketball player.

New copies of NBA 2K16 are available at GameStop, Target, Wal-Mart and more for $59.99.



  1. kelvin

    10/16/2015 at 5:54 pm

    are they gonna fix the frozen rep bar because mine is frozen on all star 1

  2. Gierick Kanashiro

    10/16/2015 at 10:20 pm

    if i play nba 2k16 in ipad mini why i dont have crownd pls help me

  3. Mhon

    10/19/2015 at 7:28 pm

    Why my nba 2k16 is always force close to ipad mini 2??i been purchased it last oct. 17. How do i fix it??pls help me.

  4. the monSTAR

    11/18/2015 at 4:34 am

    my career keeps freezing during the halftime and end game interviews….wtf…???

  5. Accornero

    11/25/2015 at 1:24 pm

    My career keeps freezing at halftime after interview. How can it get fixed???

    • David cook

      12/08/2015 at 6:49 pm

      Any word mine does the same I’m close to earning badges and I lose it all

  6. Jameson Mccoy

    12/06/2015 at 2:23 pm

    I’m an all-star 5 but really I supposed to be a legend my fried rep moves n he has pass me but he is a baller I’m a flyer can u please fix this or I’m finished with 2k

  7. Anthony

    12/18/2015 at 11:02 am

    My 2k it freezing when im try to play the kings

  8. Sam

    12/19/2015 at 11:07 am

    I just got the game for PS3 and it seems to be frozen at the title screen with it saying that it’s updating new content. The three dots are flashing and the screen is still moving. But it’s just not going to the next step. How do I fix this

  9. Penguin Tux

    12/25/2015 at 10:53 pm

    Same problem. PS3. Frozen at “Updating NEW content…” page.

  10. Dewaun Washington

    01/06/2016 at 6:11 am

    I did the update and on my career mode after press conference the game still freezes. Need answers.

  11. hudefi

    01/08/2016 at 11:07 pm

    Every time i go to my park everybody is invisible except me and the ball

  12. Dre

    01/12/2016 at 11:58 am

    When r u gonna fix the rep bar. .. I’ve been stuck half way to legend 2

  13. Mark

    01/15/2016 at 2:20 pm

    Are u guys going to add multiplayer so other people who have the game can verse each other with Bluetooth or wifi.

  14. Stveb2

    01/21/2016 at 1:15 pm

    Nba 2k16 suck ass it freezes up i want my money back

  15. Vao

    01/22/2016 at 9:17 pm

    Freeze up at all teams loading screen

  16. Marquis

    01/24/2016 at 1:34 pm

    It always says update new content but its frozen

    • Seabass

      02/02/2016 at 3:35 pm

      Me too. This sucks

  17. Mike

    01/30/2016 at 4:33 pm

    Any one know how to fix freezes in PS3. I can’t even play my career

  18. Vince Lombardi

    02/20/2016 at 6:28 am

    My game isn’t letting me do anything and I know I have to update it but it’s not giving me the option to and I don’t know how to. Help please??

  19. Vince Lombardi

    02/20/2016 at 6:30 am

    It’s always giving me error code efeab30c and I just don’t know how to update the game

  20. dynamov

    02/29/2016 at 8:11 am

    After installing, the game ran in windowed mode. I changed it to borderless and exited the game. The game now gets stuck on the team logo screen. Please help. I tried reinstalling but it now keeps coming in borderless mode. I had downloaded this game before and then it was running smoothly but now its not working. System Specs:
    Core i5, 8gb RAM, 2gb Radeon 7670M

  21. Tony

    03/26/2016 at 10:13 pm

    Mine wont even load anything I’m so pissed all the
    effort and time and I can’t even play cause it stays on a black screen better fix this issue

  22. Raymund

    04/09/2016 at 1:16 am

    Pls help.. My nba 2k16 always crashed on my ipad mini whenever i try to play any game modes.. Pls help..

  23. Mike Patterson

    05/10/2016 at 8:33 pm

    just bought the game wont let me play online at all just freezes at the start screen… if i disable my net connection it works but i bought it to play my friends online so i will mess with it tonight but if i cant figure it out im taking it back tomorrow and gonna buy 2k15 again… such a good game sucks they cant get the connection issues figured out

  24. Austin Garrett

    06/29/2016 at 8:17 am

    I have 2k16 for PS3. I have made a Center for the Kings and a PG for the Nets. Both players cannot be played when i hit the 4th season with them just after the all star break. It is overly frustrating and I’m too afraid to make another guy because 3 strikes and I’m out. Please, Please, 2K for God sakes bring out an update to solve these problems!

  25. Kyle

    07/24/2016 at 9:26 am

    Hey on my player mode how to fix the standings glitch ? For iOS beacause I played over 30 games but the standings is still saying 7-5 what’s the problem!!!

  26. Justin tram

    08/07/2016 at 9:12 pm

    Like I was playing on my career it keeps freezing and it makes me mad and I hate it keeps freezing and I have to turn of f my ps3 every time

  27. Kindel

    10/08/2016 at 3:12 pm

    My costume shoes won’t show

  28. Jason

    10/15/2016 at 1:49 pm

    This game sucks I paid for it on iPhone 7plus and for my iPad mini and cannot play it, it crashes as soon as I try and play a game. Fix it or give me my money back. It’s doesn’t even show in the App Store anymore either so I cannot write a review there.

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