When NBA Playgrounds first launched on the Switch a couple months back, Saber Interactive promised that online play would be made available on that platform within a few days to a week. Needless to say, that fell through. However, online play is finally available in the Switch version of the game. The developers have also added a few new players to the roster as a gesture of good will
Here are the patch notes:
“Online is here at last. Play online, compete is ranked matches for top spots in the leaderboard and challenge your friends, enemies and other players. Game on! With the new Challenge feature, you’ll be able to directly challenge another player to a game on the Playgrounds. All you have to do is agree on a code, open the online mode, switch to Challenges, enter that code and face each other.
In response to great feedback, we’ve also tweaked the entire shooting system from jump shots, to threes, to dunks, layups, and everything in-between. We’ve redone the timing, added a meter, and clarified the entire system. Keep those comments coming!
As a big thank you to our rabid fans, we’ve also added 15 new players, including Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman! Those two all-stars and 13 others can be unlocked regularly through player packs, earned during tournaments or when leveling up your profile.”
NBA Playgrounds is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.