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.
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.
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.