NBA 2K20 has received some criticism in recent weeks after the controversial decisions they’ve made with the most recent installment of the video game. NBA fans have discovered some ratings that don’t match up with reality, but the people in charge of the video game are just looking in a different direction instead of fixing the things that fans have criticized.
They announced new packs in recent hours, and it’s fair to say, fans are pissed off with this update. The developers of the game decided to make ‘position locks’ on the MyTeam Mode, so for instance, a player whose natural position is center couldn’t play as a point guard or small forward.
Well, now the 2K team announced ‘out of position packs’, raising a lot of eyebrows in their community after their Twitter announcement.
New players in new positions 👀 Out of position packs feature players with unexpected position eligibility. Run with GO LeBron at PG/C, or GO Draymond at PG/C. Also:
PD Dennis Rodman SG/SF
💎 Westbrook PF/C
Amy Spud Webb C/PG
Earn GO Thon Maker SF/PG for collecting em all pic.twitter.com/welHFuuPlB
— NBA 2K20 MyTEAM (@NBA2K_MyTEAM) April 24, 2020
Of course, fans were quick to call them out, pointing out that they had these position locks and now they releasing packs trying to fix that mistake.
They made position locks and realized they weren’t making a lot of money off it. Put a leeway with 2 positions a some players. I thought glitched cards broke the game but this pack. This is different
— A Somewhat Happy Rockets Fan (@brandodr_) April 24, 2020
2K Devs while making these cards>>>>>>>>> pic.twitter.com/txXyCwCTcm
— Blaze🔥 (@Blaze_4real) April 24, 2020
Position Locks lasted as long as my retirement lol pic.twitter.com/wCOi0Jqn6E
— Shake4ndbake (@ItsShake4ndbake) April 24, 2020
YOU GUYS IMPLEMENTED POSITION LOCKS JUST TO TURN AROUND AND MAKE OUTTA POSITION PACKS? THE MONEY HUNGRY MENTALLY WILL BE THE MODE’S DOWNFALL. LOOK AT THE COMMUNITY IN 2K15-17…. NOW LOOK AT IT SMH
— ERRDAYSKI🗿✌🏽 (@tjayerrday) April 24, 2020
What was the point of position locks
— Zames24 (@Zames231) April 24, 2020
2K: Here is the LeBron card we know you’ve been asking for!
Gamers: Excuse us, is that Thon Maker… at PG!
2K: It’s new “out of position” content 🤪
Gamers: WHO ASKED FOR SPUD WEBB AT CENTER!?
— TheRedRamos (@RedRamosGaming) April 24, 2020
Some agreed that people could use that in their favor and put players like Giannis at the one, but for others, the decision goes beyond that.
The new edition of NBA 2K was expected to bring something new, refreshing, but it’s getting more and more bad comments in recent weeks. De’Aaron Fox claimed NBA players don’t stream the video game because it’s bad but the developers and the decision-making team aren’t doing anything to change that.