All NBA 2K23 Badges

NBA 2K23 Badges – Badges are back in NBA 2K23, and we have already tried out a couple of them, and they are fantastic. These Badges are incredibly vital when you progress through My Player Mode.

2K’s NBA is back again with their latest installment for 2023. The NBA 2K23 Simulation Sports Game was developed by Visual Concepts and published by none other than 2K. This game comes under the NBA 2K Franchise, and this year, the game is loaded with better content, graphics, and gameplay.

You can showcase your NBA Talents in My Career mode while pairing with the NBA Legends in the My Team mode. The game has been released on all major platforms. PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox and Nintendo consoles.

Like the previous years, 2K has repurchased the badges for NBA 2K23. These badges are handy, especially when you are playing the MyPlayer Mode. When upgraded and equipped, these badges provide special boosts that can change the tide of any game, whether you are online or even in MyCareer Mode. But what are these badges, and what does it do? So this article will guide you through the whole badges list you can find in the all-new NBA 2K23.

Complete Badges List in NBA 2K23

All NBA 2K23 Badges

There are four different types of badges in the game.

  1. Finishing Badge
  2. Shooting Badge
  3. Playmaking Badge
  4. Defense Badge

Finishing Badges in NBA 2K23

Finishing Badges What Does it do
Aerial Wizard Successfully Complete the Alley-oops and the putbacks
Acrobat Boosts ability to make high difficulty layups
Backdown Punisher Successfully backdown an opponent
Bully Finish off strong bulldozing through traffic like Giannis and Lebron
Dream Shake Increased chances of defender bite in when doing fakes inside the post
Dropstepper Effectively use dropsteps in the past
Fast Twitch Faster ability to get more standing layups or dunks off before the defense ha got a chance to contest it
Fearless Finisher Decreases fatigue and boosts up contact layups
Giant Slayer Increases effectiveness of contact layups while decreasing fatigue
Grace under Pressure Boosting Standing shots near the basket
Hook Specialist Boosts the hook shot ability
Limitless Takeover Player start dunk or layup gather from a distance when attacking
Lob City Finisher Increased chances of completing a successful alley-oop dunk/layup
Masher Increases the ability to finish inside the layups over the defenders
Mouse in the House More chances of finishing when attacking a smalller defender
Post-Spin Technician Effectively improve for post spin or drive to work abilities
Posterizer Increases the chances of posterizing the opponent
Pro Touch Boost for good layup timing and aiming
Putback  Boss Increases the shot percentage when after an offensive rebound you are attempting a putback
Rise up Chances of dunking the ball when standing inside the painted area
Slithery Easier movement through traffic without collissions and strips
Tear Dropper Avoid contact when attacking the rim
Unstrippable When the baskets are reduced there are chances to get stripped.

Shooting Badges in NBA 2k23

Shooting Badges What Does it do
Agent 3 You can hit 3PT shots off the dribble
Amped Reduces the penalty shooting attributes when tired or when moving before shooting
Blinders You will be less affected by the defenders when shooting the jumpers
Catch and Shoot Increased chances of hitting three-pointer immediately after a watch circus
Circus Threes Improved abilities to hit pull up and stepback 3s
Claymore Increases your shooter’s ability to knock down catch and directly shoot jumpers as long as they are still before shooting
Clutch Shooter Knock down shots in clutch moments increases
Comeback Kid Can shoot perimeter jumps when losing in a game
Corner Specialist Corner shots gets boosted
Deadeye Jump shots receive less penalty when taken with a defender closing out from a shot contest
Difficult Shots Can shoot difficult shots from the mid-range off the dribble
Fade Ace Can shoot post fades
Green Machine Bonus increases for excellent releases
Hand Down Man Down Outside shooter gets more deadlier when the opponent fails to get the hand in the face
Limitless Range Shooters are more effective within any shot within 3PT range and this is one of the older badges returned in NBA 2K23.
Rhythm Shooter The Rhythm shooter boost % out of size up along with 1 step pull up as well
Slippery off ball Players ability to get open off the ball strengthens up
Space Creator Earlier a Playmaking badge, but now it also features the ability to hit the step back jumpers and the hop shots which will cause the defenders to stumble
Stop and Pop Boosts up the shot ratings on standing still three points especially after dribbling
Volume Shooter Increases the shot percentage as the shot attempts arise throughout the game.

Playmaking Badges in NBA 2K23

Playmaking Badges What Does it do
Ankle Breaker Freezing and dropping a defender during the dribbling moves
Ball Out Successfully complete a pass from mid-air
Break Starter Successful ability to make an effective out pass after a rebound
Clamp Breaker It is a anti clamp where the ball handler will have chances of winning more 1 to 1 body bump collisions
Dimer Boosts the percentage for an open team mate for jump shots after catching the pass
Floor General You will receive an offensive bonus when you are in the game
Handles for Days Reduces energy loss when performing dribbles
Hyperdrive It increases the total speed at which a player can do moving dribbles when attacking down the court
Killer Combos Increases effectiveness of a dribble with size up dribble moves
Mismatch Expert It is earlier a shooting but now it has the ability to break taller defenders with shorter guards during 1 on 1
Needle Threader Increased chances that passes can get by the defense
Post Playmaker Recievers will get a shot boost when passed out of the post
Quick Chain A series of moves when sizing up the other player
Quick First Step Quicker and more more ball handles and launches after size up or driving up a triple threat
Space Creator Improves ability to create space from a defender
Special Delivery Boosts the takeover progress for both the reciever and passer during a flashy pass assist
Triple Threat Juke It speeds up the triple threat moves when blown by a defender
Unpluckable Less chance of getting stripped by a defender
Vice Grip After rebound, catch or picking up the ball, it improves ball security.

Defense badges in NBA 2K23

Defense Badges What Does it do
Anchor It is an essential badge for the last line of defence as it improves blocking and contest shots
Ankle Braces Reduced cross over chances
Ball Stripper Increased chances of stealing when attempting to strip a dunk or layup nearby the basket
Box Can box out opponents in an anticipation of a rebound
Boxout Beast Can help win box battles from both the offensive and defensive rebounding situations
Brick Wall It increases the effectiveness of the screen by draining the energy from your opponent
Challenger It improves the impact of the perimeter shot
Chase Down Artist It boosts up the speed and the leaping ability when chased by the offensive player in anticipation of a block
Clamps Helps stay in front of the ball handler inside the perimeter
Clutch Defender Improves Defensive Ratings during Clutch
Glove Helps you strips the players as they gather for shots and frees the ball from the handlers. Named after Gary Payton, a legendary defender.
Hustler Improves ability to beat loose balls
Interceptor Get more steals in passing lanes
Intimidator Opponents will have less shooting success when contested by the other players with the badge
Menace When you are in the front of the opponent, their attributes will drop if you have a good defensive play.
Off-Ball Pest Improves the ability to bump and harass the offence off the ball
Pick Dodger Can help navigating through the screens effectively on the defense
Pick Pocket Can steal the ball from a handler easily
Pogo Stick Quickly recover for another jump when landed
Post Lockdown Can defend post backdowns and moves as well
Rebound Chaser Can track down the rebounds from far off distances
Rim Protector Reduce the chance of getting dunked while unlocks a special block animation
Tireless Defender It completely reduces the energy loss while you are exerting the effort on the defense
Work Horse This badge helps you boost your ability to hustle 50/50 balls while performing solid defense without getting tired
Worm The Rebounders will have more success when swimming around and getting into a rebound position

These are the badges that were previously available in NBA 2K22 but discontinued from this year.

  1. Hook Specialist
  2. Chef
  3. Hot Zone Hunter
  4. Lucky #7
  5. Set Shooter
  6. Sniper
  7. Limitless Spot Up
  8. Bullet Passer
  9. Downhill
  10. Glue Hands
  11. Stop and Go
  12. Defensive Leader

So this was all about the complete badges list in NBA 2K23.


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Last Updated on September 9, 2022

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