NBA 2K18 Badges Guide

There is a variety of Badges in NBA 2k18. We have discussed them all so that you can choose the best ones for you.

This NBA 2K18 Badges Guide is an advanced and in-depth look into the horde of badges that exist in the new NBA game. We will inform you of all of the categories and types of badges that are available along with the purpose of the specific badge in each category.

NBA 2K18 Badges

There are many different types of classes for badges in NBA 2K18. Below we have a badges list that will explain how to unlock them, including Hall of Fame Badges. The information should help you get your hands on all of the badges available

Skill Badges

Skill badges are broken up across the following categories and they can be upgraded once you earned the bronze tier in their specific category.

  • Inside Scorer
  • Outside Scorer
  • Playmaker
  • Athleticism
  • Rebounding
  • Defense

Inside Scorer Badges
Allows you attempt difficult shots and change shots in the air. Acquired when you do 15 reverse layups and 5 change shot layups in one season.

Post Spin Technician
Assists you in dominating in the post. Acquired when you perform spin or drive out of post 100 times in a single season

Tear Dropper
Make 50 floaters in one season to improve your floaters and runners with this badge.

Putback King
Score multiple putbacks to get the putback king and improve awareness around the basketball after offensive rebound.

Pick and Roller
Get this badge by executing 100 pick and rolls in a season. This will improve offensive awareness of the roller during a pick and roll.

Relentless Finisher
Physical hits on contact shot will not impact your energy as much if you attempt 75 contact layups and get this badge.

Drop Stepper
Execute 30-drop step moves to get this badge and improve drop step in the post.

Dream Like Up and Under
Attempt 50 up and under shots in a single season to get this badge and improve scoring from the aforementioned move.

Outside Scorer Badges
Corner Specialist
Get 25 3-point shots in a single season to acquire the badge and improve 3 point shooting from the corner.

Deep Range Deadeye
Hit 100 deep range shots while the ball is being contested to improve deep range shot percentage.

Limitless Range
Hit 50 long-range shots before the hash mark to unlock this badge and improve deep three percentage.

Difficult Shots
Hit 100-200 pull and hop shots that are contested to improve your tough shots off dribble percentage.

Pick and Popper
Score 200 times as the pick and pop man to unlock this badge and improve pick and pop receiving capacity.

Tireless Scorer
Make 200 shot attempts while energy bar is red to unlock this badge and improve effectiveness when high energy is being spent.

Catch and Shoot
Make 100 scores in a single season from catching and shooting to acquire the badge and improve the percentage of standstill shots off the catch.

Playmaking Badges
Land 200 ‘Double move leading to a score’ in a single season to get the badge and ankle break an opponent while executing dribble moves.

Flashy Passer
Execute 50 flash passes in a season to unlock the badge and improve passing to receivers.

Pick and Roll maestro
Call for 150 screens in one season to get the badge and improve the accuracy of passes and shooting off screens when you initiate a pick and roll.

Lob City Passer
Execute 50 alley-oops in a single season to improve their accuracy.

Get 300 assists in a single season to unlock the badge and become an elite passer.

Athleticism Badges
Lob City Finisher
Make 15 successful lobs in a single season to get the badge and slam home an alley-oop with better accuracy.

Making 15 contact dunks in a single season unlocks this badge and causes you to dunk at a higher rate over defenders.

Your player’s physicality will drain the energy of your opponent. Set the screens to unlock this badge.

Brick Wall
Execute 100 screens in a single season to get the badge and be more likely to set an effective screen.

One Man Fast Break
Score 100 times on a fast break in a single season to get the badge and be overall a better player when executing a fast break.

Rebounding Badges
Hustle Rebounder
Grab down 70 offensive and 250 defensive rebounds to get this badge and improve aggressiveness to chase rebounds.

Defense Badges
Defensive Stopper
Land multiple “Good Shot Defense” along with “Stop Fast Break” and “Good Transition Defense” to decrease the effectiveness of offensive skills during a defensive matchupr.

Charge Card
Take seven charges to get the badge and be more effective at taking the charge.

Pick Dodger
Use turbo to fight through screens and unlock the badge. This badge will allow you to improve your ability to get around screens.

Pick Pocket
Cause a loose ball 50 times to get this badge and improve your ability to steal from ball handler.

Rim Protector
Perform 80 blocks in a season to improve defensive awareness around the rim.

Chase Down Artist
Make 25 Chase down Blocks to get this badge and improve your ability to transition while defending and stop fast breaks.


Alpha Dog
Be team’s highest rated player to get the badge and improve your overall leadership.

Clutch Performer
Get a shooting percentage of over 40% in the game to enhance your capacity to improve in big games.

Player can be inconsistent – amazing or crap. The way to unlock this badge is still a question mark.

Spark Plug
Average at least 7 ppg over 6 straight games to get the badge and make yourself more likely to be better when coming off the bench.

Make 10 hard and non-flagrant fouls in one season to improve your physicality.

Floor General
Average 5 assists per game over 30 games to unlock this badge and improve offense of entire team when you are on the court.

Average at least 80 percent of team’s overall minutes over 20 straight games to unlock the badge and not lose much skill when fatigued/injured.

Defensive Anchor
Raise defender discipline to 18 and play at least 30 games in career to unlock the badge and help teammates improve awareness and defensive skill.

Championship DNA
Win a championship to unlock the badge and respond faster to double teams/play better during playoffs.

Make your player hot in 7 straight games to unlock the badge and have your player heat up faster than most others.

The player is well liked by teammates.

The player does not get along with teammates.

Legendary Work Ethic
Player works the hardest

All Time Great
Player works towards being an all-time great of NBA

Low Ego
More likely to value team success over self.

Keep it Real
Player deals with criticism better.

Pat My Back
The player likes being coddled by teammates and coaches.

Celebrate when the opportunity presents itself to get the badge and be more open about your feelings.

Player is unpredictable (duh).

Laid Back
The player more approachable and laidback.

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