Since its launch last week on September 6, a large number of players have begun reporting major technical issues with the annual basketball game, NBA 2K20. The general furor has risen to the point that social media has become flooded with the nba 2k20 coins hashtag demanding immediate action from 2K.
A glance at social media shows numerous individuals complaining about bugs, like athletes clipping through the backboard or other people, or various attribute bars being frozen in place when you’re supposed to be making progress. One especially nasty problem has people spending VC (the NBA 2K series’ in-game currency that can be purchased with real-world money or slowly earned) to raise stats, only to have those stats either stay the same or actually become lower, as shown by this player’s video. That can result in losing actual money, which is a huge problem.
Here’s another player criticizing the various features that 2K Digital Marketing Director Ronnie Singh, AKA Ronnie 2K, stated would be included or improved for 2K20 (apparently during chats on streaming service Caffeine), but the opposite ended up being true:IGN can confirm that Takeover mode changes are not currently working, and there is no way to fully respec your character (though you can change your badges).
The other major factor that has gamers calling foul is the persistent issue of aggressive microtransactions, which have been the cause of controversy in annualized sports games for years. This year’s IGN review criticized NBA 2K20 repeatedly for inserting them into “nearly every corner” and calling them “casino-like,” and said that the goal of the MyTeam mode “is to extract as much money as I am willing to give up.” Elsewhere, it was praised for the strength of its fundamental on-court gameplay tweaks, WNBA teams, and excellent story mode, but still earned only a 7.8 (relatively low for the series’ strong history) due in large part to those nagging prompts to spend additional money.
And, while our reviewer (who played on PlayStation 4) did not experience all of the technical issues being described on the #Fix2K20 tweets, that does not mean many other people aren’t – the complex nature of games means that some bugs only occur under specific circumstances that not everybody will see.
IGN has reached out to 2K for a comment on the situation but we have yet to receive an official response. The 2K support Twitter account did acknowledge that it is receiving “more tickets than usual,” and that developers are working to resolve unspecified issues.Read More