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EA Sports released the details regarding the latest NBA Live title update and it’s pretty substantial. It includes all of the latest roster changes from the trade deadline, playstyle tuning as well as several fixes and gameplay improvements.

Inside Shot Tuning:

  • Tuned the distance of what makes a shot “contested” near the rim. End result is a reduced success rate for contested shots at the rim.

Anklebreaker Tuning:

  • Fixed an issue where a second off ball defender could get their ankles broken. Also, reduced the chance of anklebreakers for the onball defender.

Playstyle Improvements

Reduced by 1, Max Bonus Increased, and scale was adjusted to allow a more beneficial boost on your first stack

  • Break it Down (Slasher)
  • Give & Take (Point Shooter)
  • Hot in the Post (Post Anchor)
  • Board and Fire (Stretch Big)
  • 3&D (Backcourt Defender)
  • Playmaker Sig Ability adjustment
  • Increased your ability to score (with sig ability)
  • Slight increase to your ability to boost a teammate with your pass
  • Two Way Impact (Hybrid Wing)
  • Increased Bonuses

Gameplay Trait Improvements

  • Quick Recovery was fixed, all forms of ankle breakers in both dribble moves should no longer play on you if the trait is equipped
  • Catch & Shoot Bonus reduced
  • Corner Three Bonus Increased
  • Early Release Bonus Increased
  • Late Release Bonus Increased

Skill Trait Improvements

Set Base Skill Scale for Bronze/Silver/Gold traits from a 72/74/80 rating to a 72/76/82 rating

Affected Traits:

  • Block
  • Mid-Range
  • Passing
  • Offensive Rebound
  • Block
  • Three-Point
  • Steal

All-Star Update

  • All-Star Court
  • All-Star Jerseys
  • All-Star Teams
  • Teams still referred to as East and West instead of Team Stephen and Team LeBron due to design call to keep Franchise Mode from displaying wildly inaccurate team names
  • Number of smaller bug fixes.

Trade Deadline Roster Update

  • Cavs Cleaning House
  • IT to Lakers
  • Wade back to Miami
  • Mirotic to Pelicans
  • Payton to Suns

Ultimate Team

  • All-Star Content based on 2018 All-Stars
  • New All-Star Items for all All-Stars with Ratings Boosted
  • New All-Star Fantasy Challenges to reward users
  • BOGO Gold Packs
  • Coinciding with EA Sports Sale and New Users

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A fan of sports game since his first EA sports title Madden 93. "The Natural" has been an active member of the Sports Gaming community since joining the MWS in 2003. Having participated and won in the Madden challenge and countless other tournaments earlier in his career he has moved on to more of a sim style over the years. He is always looking to do what he can to push simulation style gaming forward.