NBA 2K20 launched last week to reports of server issues and glitches. Fans have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations, helping to make #Fix2K20 a trending topic.
The game’s servers appear to be buckling under the pressure of the rush of players during launch. Players are reporting that the game crashes after matches and fails to save their progress, as well as ridiculously long load times. Our own Cliff Bakehorn – who is working on our site’s review of the game – experienced a 12-hour load screen.
Judging by the “Overwhelmingly Negative” rating on Steam, Cliff’s not alone. And all of that user anger has led to a review bomb on sites like Metacritic, where NBA 2K20 currently has a user score of 0.5 out of 10.
I just woke up and I see #fix2k20 trending ? I can't handle all these glitches, all my boys got stuck rep bars, you can cook whole meals during these loading screens, let's run it up, patch the game ASAP @Beluba— Tyceno (@TheRealTyceno) September 9, 2019
Unfreeze rep bars— MJ (@MJ6xx) September 9, 2019
Faster loading screens
Buff shooting slightly
Buff stamina slightly
Faster badge progression
Lower VC prices
Huge rep boost for all of 2K20
STOP BEING LAZY AND HAVE THE GAME READY. PPL SPEND $100+ TO PLAY A BETA EVERY YEAR.#FIXNBA2K20 #FIX2K20
Others have posted videos highlighting glitches like the one below.
That New Orleans voodoo pic.twitter.com/gh9uAeBf2v— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) September 6, 2019
Less annoying but still embarrassing for the developers is the fact that the NBA 2K20 taskbar icon for the PC version says NBA 2K19. These types of oversights add fuel to arguments from fans that this year’s version was a rehash. Then there’s the whole issue with loot boxes, but we’ll leave that for another article.
Needless to say, it’s understandable that players are frustrated with paying for a $60 game and having technical issues at launch. Glitches and server issues are not, of course, unique to NBA 2K20, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying for people who picked up the game.
2K’s response to the growing controversy will likely determine whether NBA 2K‘s reputation as the best basketball game on the market continues or not. At the moment, it looks like the franchise is taking a serious hit.