With the NBA Finals in full swing, the NBA Live 19 team released a new title update today, as the developers have made some adjustments to gameplay as well as to player likenesses. Several NBA and WNBA players have received player likeness updates, including Seimone Augustus, Katie Lou Sammuelson, Marcus Smart, and DeMarcus Cousins.
In addition, the NBA Live team have made some gameplay tweaks based off of player feedback, including improved ball handling and increased chances to make cleaner layups and shots around the rim.
Good defensive positioning will be rewarded by affecting jump shots more.
Introducing a ball hog penalty
If a user “hogs” the ball for an excessive period, shots will be penalized. A major shot penalty will kick in if the user continues to ball hog.
This is only for user player jump shots in Live Run.
Bigger players will play contact shots against smaller players less often.
This will result in more clean looks and makes for bigger players (when going up against smaller players)
More impact for lower-rated players on contact layups.
This results in lower-rated players missing more layups with contact
Increased chances to make cleaner layups and shots around the rim
Fewer clean layups missed from light contests
Improved ball handling vs. collisions
Higher-rated ball handlers will only pick up the ball from too many collisions or being super low on short-term stamina.
The following players received likeness updates (hair, facial likeness, tattoos):
Katie Lou Samuelson
Amanda Zahui B
PLUS: Data for future Live Events.
Also of note is that NBA Live 19 has also updated team sponsor patches for the WNBA, WNBA players’ jersey numbers, as well as their rosters. In addition, starting lineups in the WNBA, as well as for the Golden State Warriors have been modified, and player ratings have been updated as well. Here are all those changes:
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