After an unexpectedly long wait, Saber Interactive has released a new software update for NBA Playgrounds.
This eagerly anticipated update introduces the chance to play online, letting players compete in ranked matches in looking to score the top spot on the leaderboard.
You can now directly challenge another player, while 15 new players have been added to the roster including all-stars Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman. Beyond that, tweaks have been made to the shooting system in response to player feedback since the game’s release on the Nintendo eShop.
“Update 1.1.3 for Nintendo Switch brings the heat! Online is here at last. Play online, compete in ranked matches for top spots in the leaderboard and challenge you friends, enemies and other players. Game on!” the developer wrote in an update.
“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 the tournament or when levelling up your profile.”