NBA 2K21 Shooting Badges Guide: Every Badge And How To Get The Best Out Of Them NBA 2K21 Shooting Badges Guide: Every Badge And How To Get The Best Out Of Them
In this guide we're going to run through each and every Shooting badge in NBA 2K21. NBA 2K21 Shooting Badges Guide: Every Badge And How To Get The Best Out Of Them

NBA 2K21 brings the iconic and deeply structural badges back to the court, with some added refinement and additional depth there to further enhance the MyPlayer and MyCareer experiences.

What are Badges? They are effectively abilities, or boosts, or really whatever else you want to call them that allow you to passively increase, enhance or in some cases decrease the effectiveness of a particular trait.

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Shooting Badges are even more important this year due to a number of important and controversial changes to shooting in NBA 2K21. We go through a number of key badges to help improve shooting, but in this guide we’ll look at each and every Shooting badge in NBA 2K21.

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Finishing Badges | Playmaking Badges | Defense/Rebounding Badges

NBA 2K21 Shooting Badges

Catch & Shoot: This badge will give you a boost to the chances of hitting a jump shot immediately after catching the ball.

Focused Attributes:

  • Three-Point Shot
  • Mid-Range Shot

Best Played With:

  • Deadeye Badge
  • Flexible Release Badge
  • Green Machine Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Range Extender Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Clutch Shooter Badges: This badges gives you a boost to hit down clutch shots late in quarters, with an additional boost late in the 4th quarter and OT.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Range Extender Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge

 

Corner Specialist Badge: This badge will give you a boost in shots taken near the corner on deep and mid-range shots.

Focused Attributes:

  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Deadeye Badge: This badge will see a reduction to the impact a defender may have in closing you out when taking a shot.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge
  • Green Machine Badge
  • Difficult Shots Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge

 

Deep Fades Badges: This badge will boost the chances of making a deep post fadeaway jumper.

Focused Attributes:

  • Post Fade
  • Post Moves

Best Played With:

  • Range Extender Badge
  • Backdown Punisher Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Difficult Shots badge: This badge will boost the chances of hitting difficult shots off the dribble.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot

Best Played With:

  • Tireless Shooter Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge
  • Space Creator Badge

 

Flexible Release Badge: This badge will reduce the impact of a penalty received from a mis-timed jump shot release.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Green Machine Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Green Machine Badge: This badge will give a bonus where you’ve had consecutive perfect/excellent releases on a shot.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Flexible Release Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Range Extender Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge

 

Hot Start badge: This badge will improve the chances of making additional shots after making the first shot, until a miss occurs.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Volume Shooter Badge
  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge
  • Green Machine Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Range Extender Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Hot Zone Hunter badge: This badge will boost the percentage of any shots taken in a player’s favourite spots on the court.

Focused Attributes:

  • Any shooting attributes that suit your player

Best Played With:

  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Range Extender Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Green Machine Badge

 

Ice In Veins badge: This badge will improve a player’s free throw percentage during critical moments in games, such as towards the end of a quarter, match, or overtime.

Focused Attributes:

  • Free Throw

Best Played With:

  • Clutch Shooter badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Pick & Popper badge: This badge will boost the percentage of a shot taken off a pick and fade screen situation.

Focused Attributes:

  • Three-Point Shot
  • Mid-Range Shot

Best Played With:

  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge
  • Range Extender Badge

 

Pump Fake Maestro badge: This badge will decrease any penalty received that comes from shooting after a pump fake.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot
  • Offensive Rebound

Best Played With:

  • Putback Boss Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Range Extender badge: This badge will extend the overall range for the player to take an effective shot.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Hot Zone Hunter Badge
  • Green Machine Badge
  • Steady Shooter Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge

 

Slippery Off Ball badge: This badge will boost a player’s ability to get open off the ball and screens.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Slithery Finisher Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Steady Shooter badge: This badge will reduce the penalty of any shots taken in contested situations, and will also reduce the bonus received for open shots.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Flexible Release Badge
  • Catch & Shoot Badge
  • Range Extender Badge

 

Tireless Shooter Badge: This badge will boost a player’s ability to make a shot when fatigued.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Difficult Shots Badge
  • Quick Draw Badge

nba 2k21 shooting badges

Volume Shooter badge: This badge will boost the shot percentage of any shot attempts accrued during a match.

Focused Attributes:

  • Mid-Range Shot
  • Three-Point Shot

Best Played With:

  • Hot Start Badge
  • Tireless Shooter Badge

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