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It's fair to say that Nintendo Switch owners with a copy of NBA Playgrounds have had their patience tested, with the wait for the game's much-needed major update going on for longer than expected. Appeased in early June with the promise of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for free, now the update for the game has finally rolled out.

It delivers a few key additions and changes:

  • Online matches are finally available. It offers ranked matches, or you can setup Challenge matches with friends by using a code system.
  • The developers have "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."
  • 15 new players have been added including Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman. Those two all-stars and 13 others will be unlocked through the regular packs in game.

It seems like a relatively meaty update based on the download time; if it hasn't already triggered for your copy go to the game's window, press the + button, scroll down to Software Update and select 'Via the Internet'. This writer will give it a whirl once the download is complete.

If any of you NBA Playgrounds owners are trying this out let us know how you're getting on with it in the comments.