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NBA 2K22 Badges: MyPlayer changes detailed

NBA 2K22 is getting closer to its September 10 release date, and 2K Sports is keeping us on edge with a host of new details regarding the Xbox Series X version of the game. In the past few days we’ve already received a gameplay trailer and details related to shooting and the shot meter in NBA 2K22, and now we also have a breakdown of the game’s badges and MyPlayer changes.

The goal of these changes to badges and MyPlayers in NBA 2K22 is to create a system that creates more balanced builds, and provides incentives to players to create different players in different positions. Additionally, small players would have specific advantages to their position over big players, and vice-versa.

NBA 2K22 Badges

Badge points has been increased in NBA 2K22, with the hope to provide more overall options as to how you’re able to spread out badges for your player.

There’s the promise for a “detailed builder screen”, which 2K Sports says will make it “much easier” to identify available badges, their cost at each tier, and the attribute thresholds required to hit each tier. This is a great new addition and should improve the strategy attached with effectively distributing badges and attributes points to your player.

nba 2k22 badges

An interesting new feature being added to NBA 2K22 is Badge Loadouts. These will allow for the “quick and easy” toggling of what badges you have equipped at any one time based on the type of game style you’re sticking to on any given day, or perhaps even related to matchups.

New Badges in NBA 2K22

Here’s what we can expect in NBA 2K22 in terms of new badges.

  • Fast Twitch – Ability to get off the floor quicker for standing layups and dunks
  • Grace Under Pressure – Ability to convert standing layups more effectively
  • Limitless Takeoff – Ability to soar from further away on driving dunk attempts
  • Mouse in the House – Ability for bigs to finish over shorter players more efficiently
  • Unstrippable – Ability to secure the ball better when gathering for a layup/dunk in traffic
  • Chef – Ability to knock down Steph-like off-dribble deep 3’s
  • Limitless Spot-up – Ability to hit logo-range 3’s off a catch and shoot
  • Lucky #7 – Boosts your ability to score when shooting early in the clock
  • Mismatch Expert – Ability to successfully shoot over taller defenders on a switch
  • Glue Hands – Ability to make difficult catches and quicker branch out to a shot or dribble
  • Hyperdrive – Boosts the speed and effectiveness of moving dribble moves
  • Quick Chain – Boosts the ability to quickly chain dribble moves together
  • Post Playmaker – Boosts the effectiveness of both shots and moves when playing in the post
  • Triple Threat Juke – Increases the effectiveness of triple threat fakes, jabs, and go moves
  • Ball Stripper – Ability to strip layup and dunk attempts more effectively
  • Hustler – Ability to get to those scrappy 50/50 balls quicker than opponents
  • Menace – Significantly drops the offensive ratings of opponents when you smother them
  • When you add the above badges to the number of badges already in NBA 2K22, the total is 80 badges. The purpose of the Loadout features appear to be to help with the overall management and strategy of assigning badges, and with the sheer amount being available it seems only reasonable that such a feature would exist.

    NBA 2K22 launches September 10.

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