NBA 2K19 Badges Unlocks Guide – Unlock Personality and Skills Badges

The following NBA 2K19 Badges Guide will inform you of ways of earning badges along with the categories of each particular badge. Hop on to get some tips and basic info about everything related to badges.

NBA 2K19 Badges

NBA 2K19 has a tonne of badges all specific to their category and bringing new skills to the table. Furthermore, each badge allows for gameplay changes in their only regard and will have different requirements to unlock.

For starters, you can try the Prelude which is like the Rookie difficulty level for MyCareer. Here, you have a good chance of getting some Gold/Silver player cards and with much ease.

Otherwise, once you reach past the Prelude, a sharp difficulty spike may cause you to grind for getting badges.

Secondly, use the Training Drills well. They would give you ample opportunities to work on badges and upgrade them. An effective way of going to the Training Facility is to end any match once you start the second half via VC.

Now in the Locker Room, you will have a chance to directly transition to the Training Drills area and work on upgrading the badges.

Skill Badges

Skill badges are divided into certain categories. Firstly, you will need to unlock the badges which set them in the bronze tier. From there on, you can start your work on upgrading them to a higher tier with extra advantages. The categories are:

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

**Following are the Inside Scorer Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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.

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

Post Spin Technician
You gain extra dominancy when it comes to the ‘post’ position of play. This is earned by spinning out of the post position at least 100 times in a single season.

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.

**Following are the Outside Scorer Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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.

Mid-Range Deadeye
Medium-ranged shots are more accurate as a result of this badge. To acquire it, score 200 baskets while you’re inside the painted region from the elbow.

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

Free Throw Ace
You’ll be able to perform Free Throws at a higher rate. To unlock this badge, execute free throws multiple times.

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 the 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.

**Following are the Playmaking Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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.

Break Starter
After initiating a fast break, the chance for executing outlet passes is increased. Acquiring this requires the use of receiving a defensive rebound and then immediately perform an outlet pass to a teammate in transition at least 50 times in a season.

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.

Glue Hands
Be able to intercept difficult throws/catches. To unlock, perform 50/50 plays multiple times.

Get 300 assists in a single season to unlock the badge and become an elite passer to perform more score-worthy passes.

**Following are the Athleticism Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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. Just show your physical strength through tackles, interceptions etc. against your opponents on the pitch to unlock the 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.

Quick Reflexes
Now your character will have even quicker reflexes. Simply perform deflections and interceptions to acquire this badge.

**Following are the Rebounding Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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

**Following are the Defense Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

Defensive Stopper
Land multiple good shot defense along with stop fastbreak and good transition defense to decrease the effectiveness of offensive skills during a defensive matchup.

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
Improves defensive awareness around the rim so that interior shots will be less effective. Perform multiple blocks to acquire the badge.

Chase down Artist
Improves your ability to transition while defending and stop fast breaks. Earned by performing chase down blocks multiple times.

**Following are the Personality Badges you can unlock in NBA 2K19:

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

Clutch Performer
The player will perform better at high stakes or in big matches. To unlock the badge, score over 40% in the final minutes of a match.

Player can be inconsistent – amazing or crap.

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.

On Court Coach
The player will have a higher degree of command over his teammates when asking them to shoot or pass. Simply earn an overall 94 player rating to obtain the badge.

All badges will be raised beyond normal capability when the player reaches 99 Overall Rating.

The player is well liked by teammates.

The player does not get along with teammates.

Gym Rat
Even without gym workout sessions, you’ll retain the Extra Energy (Turbo). Reach 92 Overall player rating to get the badge.

Legendary Work Ethic
The player works the hardest in the gym and on the pitch.

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

Low Ego
More likely to value team success over self.

Keep it Real
The player is able to handle criticism and is more realistic and practical about his goals.

Pat My Back
The player feels very proud when his fellow teammates or coach is supportive of him.

A wide variety of emotions that you can express in celebrations. Reach 70 overall player rating to get the badge.

Exhibits behaviour that is not understandable and erratic.

Laid Back
The player is more approachable and laidback both in his personality and game plan.

This is all we have in our NBA 2K19 Badges Guide. If there is anything else that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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