NBA 2K24 Update 1.04 Released

The NBA 2K24 update 1.04 has dropped. Here are the NBA 2K24 patch notes for September 23rd.

  • Progression increased for most badges in all modes (most notably PvP)
  • “Regression” decreased for most badges in all modes (most notably PvP)
  • Immunity Perk made stronger
  • Drill Savant Perk made stronger
  • Higher win modifier in almost all cases.
  • Difficulty modifier adjustments
  • Faster progression in Drills

NBA 2K24 v1.2 Patch Notes:

Developer Note: We are working quickly to resolve the most user-impacting issues being reported. Feedback from the community has been quick and clear; we thank you. The patch we will release prior to the launch of Season 2 will contain a much broader set of fixes and improvements spanning the entire game.


• Fixed an issue that was causing physics to break when using controllable rim hangs in certain situations


• Numerous fixes to game stability in the City have been made
• Resolved a user-reported stutter when playing games on the RISE affiliation courts
• You can now properly join a friend in the Gatorade Rental Courts when using the Social Menu


• Adjusted the Minimizer quest so it is easier for all player types to complete
• Fixed a rare issue that could cause a hang when loading into a MyCAREER save
• Addressed an issue that could prevent advancement to the second NBA season
• Resolved a hang when heading to the arena floor before NBA games
• Michael Jordan can no longer be passed on the GOAT tier list before winning your 7th championship
• Users can no longer apply the same Floor Setter to more than one badge.


• Resolved user-reported issues with games played after playing Triple Threat Online: Co-Op games
• Lowered the difficulty of Triple Threat Online: Co-Op games against the CPU to Pro
• Added the ability to select a lineup before entering Triple Threat Online: Co-Op


• Resolved a hang that could occur in the Trade Finder menu when exiting and re-entering under certain conditions
• Fixed an issue that could cause the Warriors to get rebranded incorrectly going into future seasons in MyNBA

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Tyreek Hill & Micah Parsons Headline Madden 24 Week 2 Player Ratings Update

Madden 24 Ratings Update Week 2

Following the Week 2 installment of ratings updates for Madden NFL 24, we have a new member of the 99 Club.

Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been elevated to the 99 Club. Hill actually received the honor following Miami’s victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. He put up five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown, a decent follow-up to his dominant outing in the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers where he had 11 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas Cowboys star edge rusher Micah Parsons is on the edge of the 99 Club after receiving a one-point bump to an overall rating of 98.

Parsons made a living in the backfield in week 2, recording two sacks, four quarterback hits and nine pressures in a 30-10 victory. He also stripped the ball from Jets running back Dalvin Cook and recovered the fumble.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star receiver Mike Evans was given a one-point bump to 91 after dominating the Chicago Bears with six catches for 171 yards and a touchdown.

For a full list of this week’s ratings updates, click here.

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Breaking Down The Best New Features for NBA 2K24

It’s almost time to jump back onto the virtual hardwood, as the next edition of the NBA 2K video game series is coming soon. And there are some big changes to this year’s version that should add to the user experience.

NBA 2K24 is set to release Sept. 8, with both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions supporting cross-platform play.

The most notable change to this year’s game is the new ProPLAY technology. According to 2K Sports, the system is “a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay.”

In the past, players’ actions in the game had been created via motion capture. The real-life NBA stars worked with 2K to replicate the actions they used on the court over the course of a season.

Now, 2K can take movement from actual NBA games and incorporate it into the game. Providing players with the most life-like gameplay experience yet.

The following movements will all be upgraded via the ProPLAY technology: jumpshots, dunks, layups, dribble moves, pass animations and signature movements. Even inbound passes and other small details will appear more realistic as well.

In NBA2K23, MyNBA introduced various eras in which users could jump into for the franchise mode. A new era will appear in NBA 2K24: The LeBron Era. It will take users back into the early 2010s, when LeBron James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as they eyed bringing multiple championships to the Miami Heat.

For users looking to play something else fresh, there will be a new challenge mode in NBA 2K24: Mamba Moments.

Those who played NBA 2K23 will recall the Jordan Challenge, which allowed users to play and recreate the most memorable moments of Michael Jordan’s legendary career. It provided a great history lesson in the process.

Mamba Moments will be the same type of mode, but it will feature the greatest career achievements of the late Kobe Bryant, who is on the cover of NBA2K24. So this will be a must-play experience for fans of the “Black Mamba.”

All of the core modes and features are returning, and the play should only be better with the new technology being brought to the table.

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Madden 24 Gets First Big Title Update Of The Year

First Madden 24 Update

Madden 24’s first major title update has been released by EA Sports. Below is a list of the major changes in the most recent patch.

  • Tuning to allow the defense more time to make adjustments vs. hurry up offense.
  • Fixed an issue causing edge pass rushers to shed to the inside too frequently.
  • Fixed an issue allowing users to draw defenders out of coverage on Gun Empty HB Wide RPO Stick Draw.
  • Fixed a broken route on Gun Bunch Y Flex Verticals.
  • Fixed a broken route on Gun Trips TE Pats Y In with the wheel route running to the boundary side.
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing the offense from snapping the ball after motioning a receiver on Shotgun mesh plays.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the incorrect signature celebration to trigger for Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle.
  • Fixed an issue causing a player to sometimes freeze on the ground after scoring a TD and diving into or getting tackled in the end zone.
  • Fixed an issue allowing a celebration to be selected from the celebration wheel when too close to the goalpost following a TD.
  • Fixed a rare issue causing players to see ‘Big Head Mode’ in other modes after leaving practice mode.
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing users from picking a defensive play after an offsides penalty.
  • Fixed an issue in the ‘Trench Battle – Long Hall’ mini-game that made it too difficult to tackle the QB.
  • Updated a play in the Bucs playbook referencing the Seahawks.
  • Abilities: Tuning and fixes to make the following abilities more effective:
    • Inside Shade/Outside Shade
    • Unstoppable Force
    • Double or Nothing
    • Jam Master
    • Press Elite
    • Return Man
  • Fixed issue with Franchise news where no news was being generated after Free Agency.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dynamic Momentum/Home Field Advantage setting was not working properly.
  • Fixed an issue where commissioners of a league were unable to edit the appearance of other CPU players.
  • Fixed an issue where non-commissioners could change the age of a player.
  • Fixed an issue where non-commissioners could edit the height and weight of a player.
  • Fixed an issue with several injuries that were causing inconsistent recovery times.
  • Fixed an issue where contract acceptance factors were sometimes not returning the expected values when a player’s first offered contract is during the Offseason Re-Sign week.
  • Fixed an issue where editing a player in the front end would cause issues with their Years Experience’ field.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause season icons to appear in the draft widget during the draft.
  • Fixed an issue where the weather could change when resuming a franchise game.
  • Fixed an issue where teams would be wearing default uniforms when resuming a franchise game rather than the ones selected to start the game.
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes appear in free agent uniforms and display ‘No Team Data’ in their player card.
  • Fixed a crash when entering the Scouts menu as a Free Agent coach.
  • Fixed an issue where newly hired coaches could appear in the Coach of the Year award.
  • Added a Controls option to the mini-games pause menu in Franchise Mode.
  • Fixed an issue where players on their fifth-year option would sometimes appear twice in the re-sign list.
  • Fixed an issue where the Edit Player option was not available when joining a league as a player.
  • Fixed an issue where the Season Experience setting was not affecting the Reorder Depth Chart option.
  • Fixed an issue where users were able to restructure contracts as a player.
  • Fixed an issue on the Team Select screen where the ‘Taken By’ text was difficult to read.
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect message was displayed when reaching the maximum draft pick limit.
  • Fixed several UI and Font issues.
  • Various Stability Fixes.
  • Fixed an issue where after completing a challenge, selecting the next challenge no longer leads to an aerial view of the empty stadium.
  • Fixed an issue where entering settings from the new user experience no longer soft locks the game.
  • Xbox One and PS4 will no longer have text overlapping on coin rewards in Field Pass.
  • Fixed an issue that caused economic information to not show in the catalog.
  • Fixed an issue that caused stats not to track in Solo Battles if wearing an MCS uniform.
  • When completing the Ultimate Preseason the progress bar will now fill completely.
  • Various visual bugs.
  • Fixed the issue where Online H2H users were shown different Color Curated Uniforms in online games.
  • Fixed Showdown squad desync when Party Leader previews the Top Rewards at Squads Ranked or Group Filling.
  • Fixed an issue in Superstar Showdown online allowing the celebration wheel to appear for the incorrect user.
  • Fixed an issue in Superstar Showdown preventing the celebration wheel to appear as much as it should for QB’s on First Downs.
  • Fixed an issue in Superstar Showdown preventing the chosen TD celebration from triggering on a game-winning TD.
  • Fixed issue where users that are not the Party Leader in Showdown could view and scroll events when returning to lobby post game.
  • Improved the visual look of the Blitz Timer in Superstar Showdown.
  • Fixed issue with Franchise news where no news was being generated after Free Agency.
  • Fixed a rare save file issue – including position in league changing to QB during the season.
  • Removed autoplay functionality for Social Media Reactions.
  • Fixed multiple top priority visual bugs.
  • Several Stability Bugs.
  • Added Lions and Browns new alternate helmets.
  • Branding Updated on Jaguars stadium.
  • Branding Updated on Jets center field logo.
  • Branding Updated on Giants center field logo.
  • New Gear added:
    • Jordan Fly Lock Gloves
    • Jordan Retro Low Cleats
    • Jordan 7 Low Cleats
  • Fixed an issue causing the shoulder numbers to be mismatched from the uniform number on the Vikings Alt. Classic uniform.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Jets Alt. Classic to populate as a dark uniform option rather than light.
  • Fixed an issue with the Eagles stadium walls not having collision enabled on all geometry.
  • New/Updated Heads:
    • Jets QB Aaron Rodgers
    • Eagles DT Jalen Carter
    • Patriots CB Christian Gonzalez
    • Texans SS Jalen Pitre
    • Bengals LE Myles Murphy
    • Packers LOLB Lukas Van Ness
    • Seahawks ROLB Boye Mafe
  • Fixed static on-field players after exiting Super Sim.
  • Fixed gameplay camera sometimes being zoomed out after exiting Instant Replay.
  • Fixed shots of backwards referees appearing in specific stadiums.
  • Fixed missing NFL player portraits in player wipe.
  • Fixed QB running onto field after a safety, updated to kicking team.
  • Various fixes for jumbotron in Showdown.
  • Fixed pop in gameplay camera after QB throws ball in Target Passing mini game.
  • Updated NFL stadium exterior shots.
  • Increased the volume of the collision sounds (blocking, tackles, etc.)
  • Increased the volume of the team specific SFX & crowd chants.
  • Variety of Commentary bug fixes and tuning.
  • Additional crowd logic and tuning.
  • Fixed issues with volume fluctuations with music and ambience in Superstar mode hubs.
  • Added 1,900 lines of new commentary from Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis.
  • Player Portraits – Various player portrait fixes
  • General – Various polish updates to UI.

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How to Fix the Madden 24 Draft Class Glitch

The bugs and glitches in Madden 24 are starting to pile up, but the draft class glitch might be the worst.

Another year, another installment of Madden. Reports are that players are running into some strange errors, including the Madden 24 Draft Class glitch, which causes bizarre issues with your team’s appearance. Here’s how to fix the issue and get back in the game.

The Draft Class glitch appears when playing in Franchise Mode. It causes all your players to share the same physique and it sounds as if players are running into the bug on all platforms.

According to a post about the Draft Class glitch on the EA support page, “the physique slider does not affect characters.” The result is that “entire draft classes have the same body type and can not change.”

The report goes on to say that as you progress through Franchise Mode, the bug impacts the entire team.

“All the players look exactly alike. A 314lb lineman looks like a 240lb linebacker or 200lb running back. There is no difference besides the height of each player.”

Unfortunately, EA is yet to respond with a fix to the Draft Class glitch. There’s a strong possibility a patch will be required to get the feature working as intended.

How to fix the ‘Madden 24’ Draft Class glitch

There does seem to be a workaround, however, as some users are able to change player physique by moving the weight slider one slot to the left or right. Another user notes the issue could be tied to importing and downloading a draft class and avoiding those processes could save you from the Draft Class glitch.

EA has some work to do!


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EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team: New Features and Gameplay Changes Revealed

Compared to the FIFA 23 offering, the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team changes will be noticeable. There are some notable differences and new features.

The latest EA Sports FC deep dive focuses on Ultimate Team, the mode where a majority of us spend our time.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s changing in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team.

What is changing in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team?

EA is doing everything it can to ensure that the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team will be different and upgraded compared to what’s come before it.

A lot of changes have been made, not least the introduction of women’s football players to the online mode.

The main headline to be taken from all the changes is that women’s football is now in Ultimate Team. In a move that will please many, you can mix and match men and women players together in the same team.

If you want Haaland and Kerr up-front together to form the world’s most lethal strike partnership – you can do precisely that.

Chemistry is largely untouched with the introduction of women’s football. Sam Kerr, for example, will have strong bonds with other players from her Chelsea and Australia teams.

A man and woman player from the same real-world team, let’s say Lauren James and Reece James from Chelsea, for example, will have a strong chemistry, too.

The next major headline is Ultimate Team Evolution’s.

Ultimate Team Evolution’s allow you to level up your players. Each player card in your club can be upgraded by completing objectives. You’ll see a clear path to help improve individual player skills, add to PlayStyles, overall ratings, and how the card looks.

The new gameplay feature found in other modes, PlayStyles are also going to be a part of Ultimate Team. PlayStyles changes how your player actually behaves, with skills and approaches not just based on stats as before.

It’s supposed to bring the players in the game closer to their real-life counterparts, effectively mimicking the playing styles you see from the stands or on your TV screen.

Other changes include Icon cards, which will now add +1 chemistry to your squad regardless of country or club association, making it easier to add legends of the game to your Ultimate Team.

Finally, alterations have been made based on community feedback. This includes the ability to change player positions without the need for a consumable, and the promise of easier-to-manage menu navigation.

You have a chance to try Ultimate Team early thanks to the ongoing closed beta (which comes to an end on 31 August).

To read up more on all of the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team changes, check out the official site for more information.



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NBA 2K24 Top 12 Rated Players

NBA 2K24 Top 10

NBA 2K24 is set to launch on September 8 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC consoles. So far, 2K has not given us much, revealing very few details since announcing that Kobe Bryant is this year’s cover athlete. That’s starting to change, as the first big info dump is coming August 14. The team at 2K did give us a little something, releasing the ratings for the top players in the league.

Last week, we learned a few of the top rookie ratings. This week we learned who the top players in the entire game are. The list gets started with reigning NBA Champion Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, who is actually rated two points better than any other player in 2K. Here’s the full list of the top 12 players in NBA 2K24:

  • Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić: 98 OVR
  • Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokunpo: 96 OVR
  • Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James: 96 OVR
  • Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid: 96 OVR
  • Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant: 96 OVR
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: 96 OVR
  • Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic: 95 OVR
  • Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum: 95 OVR
  • Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler: 95 OVR
  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard: 94 OVR
  • Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker: 94 OVR
  • Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard: 94 OVR

NBA 2K24 launches on September 8 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. As mentioned, we’ll get our first look at gameplay on August 14, and 2K will follow that up with a deep dive into The W, MyNBA, and Mamba Moments on August 21. Then, we’ll get a look at MyCareer, The City, and MyTeam on August 28 before 2K reveals the contents of Season 1 on September 4.

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NBA 2K24 Schedule Teases Several New Reveals

NBA 2K24 Teasers

2K Sports officially announced NBA 2K24 earlier this month but didn’t reveal much outside of the cover athlete and pre-order bonuses. As of now, the only thing we really know about the game is that it will support crossplay on next-gen consoles and is using the Jordan Moments concept to make a Kobe Bryant-centric mode. Beyond that, we’ve only gotten hints at gameplay improvement with ProPlay and other small teases. Fortunately for NBA 2K24 fans, that’s going to change soon as 2K Sports announced its reveal roadmap for August and September which will take us up to the game’s release on September 8.

The current roadmap for NBA 2K24 reveals kicks off on August 14. That’s when 2K will give the first real look at gameplay, including the new ProPlay technology. We don’t know much about what this is at this point, but 2K did call it “a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into gameplay and delivers animations and movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox [Series] X/S.” That sounds…pretty great.

The next week, on August 21, we’ll learn more about the game modes. 2K Sports will be talking about The W (the WNBA mode), MyNBA, and Mamba Moments. MyNBA is similar to Franchise mode in other sports, but last year 2K introduced a feature that would let you jump a save back to specific Eras to redo older seasons in the NBA. On August 28, we’ll get a look at MyCareer, The City, and MyTeam, the competitive modes that generally drive sales of the 2K series. We haven’t gotten any real teases about these modes, so it’ll be cool to get a first look.

Last up, we’ll get the reveal of NBA 2K24‘s Season 1 on September 4. With the game launching later that week, it’ll serve as the kick-off for the final week of hype. It’s likely that 2K will do what it always does and start revealing giveaways for copies of the game, Virtual Currency to use in MyCareer and MyTeam, and even a few real-world pieces of NBA memorabilia.

Upward and Onward!



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Madden NFL 24 Devs Reveal Upcoming Changes Based on Closed Beta Feedback

Madden 24 Beta Updates

Madden NFL 24 developers have taken in the closed beta community feedback and released some of the upcoming improvements in the latest Gridiron Notes.

Note that certain features, including Superstar modes and specific Franchise mode elements discussed, will not be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Here are the notes:

Input latency – sometimes actions are missed or delayed

  • DEV NOTE: This issue was particularly noticeable by players who tend to make rapid pre-snap adjustments. Fixing this has been our top priority, even going as far as reopening the closed beta environment to get additional testing on the fix. Based on player feedback and internal testing, Input latency has been significantly improved. For PC players, this issue was often confused with general lag or hitching. That was a separate issue which we’ve also addressed.


  • Pass Blocking Improvements  – Improved the Offensive Line’s ability to pick up Edge heat vs. pre-snap adjustments such as ‘Pinch’ DLine and user-defender stacking.
  • Man Coverage Win Chance Tuning – Increased Receiver cut-move win-chances to appropriately balance passing game vs. man.
  • Man Press Win Chance Tuning – Increased beat-press chance and Super Win animation chances to better reflect Receiver’s ability to beat the press.
  • Pass Rush Disengage Tuning – Addressed issues where Pass Rushers would disengage off of a block then re-engage instead of being allowed to pursue the QB escaping the pocket.
  • Match Coverage Fixes – Addressed issues where Deep Zone Defenders were letting a deep route go free to pick up shallow out breaking routes.
  • Catch Tackle Knockout Tuning – Decreased trailing defender knockout chances when trailing behind receivers. More receivers will hold on since the ball is not being directly affected when pulling in the catch.
  • HB Screen Coverage Fix  – Changed the Man Coverage behavior on HB Screen plays so defenders are no longer psychic, they will not charge into the offensive backfield to cover the screen back and the Defensive Tackle does not sniff out the play so frequently.
  • Fixed QB Stuck in Idle animation  – Addressed an issue where the QB would get stuck when snapping the ball during certain animations.
  • Fixed Camera Changing (PC Only) – Addressed an issue where bringing up Coach Cam during pre-play would change the camera if a user first controlled the game with Keyboard and Mouse.
  • AI Team Field Goal Attempt Logic – The AI team was attempting too many long field goals so we reduced the frequency so it would only happen in more appropriate last resort situations.
  • AI Clock Management & Field Goal decisions – Offensive Teams will be more decisive with their timeout usage in both halves.

It’s a good start!

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Madden 99 Club Update

Madden 99 Club

In last year’s edition of Madden, just four players received the 99 overall rating from EA Sports: 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams, Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, Browns EDGE Myles Garrett and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Will more players rate a 99 this season?

The first player to be announced as a 99 overall player was Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson. Jefferson in 2022 led the NFL with 128 receptions and 1,809 receiving yards while adding eight receiving touchdowns.

It was Jefferson’s first selection to the 99 Club, probably not the last.

Who’s Else in the 99 Club So Far?
Aaron Donald, DT, Rams

Donald was unveiled as the second member of the 99 Club on “Madden 24” on Tuesday, marking his seventh straight year in the 99 Club and giving him the most all time, surpassing Peyton Manning. It’s unsurprising, considering Donald earned Pro Bowl status in 2022 even amid a “down year” for one of the all-time great defenders in NFL history.

Donald in 2022 missed six games, marking a career high for him in his nine-year NFL career. While he was still a force on the interior, he also experienced career-lows in sacks (five) and quarterback hits (11). That clearly wasn’t enough to sway EA from giving him one of the top ratings this year.

Zack Martin, G, Cowboys

Six-time first-team All-Pro selection Zack Martin became the third member of the 99 Club on Wednesday, as announced on ESPN’s “Get Up!”

Martin is now the first offensive guard to join the club since another former Cowboy in Larry Allen (2003).

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs

Kelce became the fourth member of the 99 Club on Thursday, as revealed by ESPN’s “Get Up!” It is is his fourth time receiving a 99 rating, most all time among tight ends in the Madden franchise.

Kelce in 2022 earned his fourth first-team All-Pro nod, setting career highs in receptions (110) and touchdowns (12). He also had 1,338 receiving yards, the second-most of his career.

Patrick Mahomes is sure to join the club when Quarterback rankings are revealed July 21st, but will anyone else?

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