New NBA 2K24 badge system explained: All new badges & how to progress

Franco Diaz
Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K242K Games

2K Games have revealed all the details about the new badge system in NBA 2K24. Here’s everything you need to know about how the revamped badge system works, how to progress through levels, and every new badge added to NBA 2K24.

We are on the eve of the NBA 2K24 release, which is why the 2K Games dev team is revealing all the in-depth details about each of the new features present in the different NBA 2K24 game modes.

We have already learned about all the changes coming to The W mode, as well as everything about NBA 2K24 Mamba Moments. Now, it’s time to know what the new badge system is all about.

In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about it, as well as all the new badges introduced to NBA 2K24 and how they can be upgraded.

How does the new badge system work in NBA 2K24

The badge system in NBA 2K24 will receive a significant overhaul, mainly aimed at improving the gameplay experience in the MyPLAYER mode. Every player must choose their badges wisely to determine their playing style.

The badges have been split into four tiers: S, A, B, and C-Tier, with obviously the S-Tier badges being the best of the lot. Each badge has a unique set of attribute requirements for unlocking or improving.

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The dev team also points out that they have added 22 new badges to NBA 2K24 to provide enhanced flexibility. They have also improved the existing ones to ensure they are not left behind and to bring more balance to the game.

How to progress badge levels in NBA 2K24

In NBA 2K24 MyPLAYER mode, badge levels are influenced by how frequently the badges are activated during gameplay. Badges that are successfully used will tend to reach higher levels within your potential, while badges with lower usage will trend toward the lower levels. By the way, it is worth noting that your badges will never fall below the Bronze level.

So, to upgrade your badges, you will not only have to successfully use the skill or move on the court but also meet the rating requirement depending on the badge’s level and tier.

For example, if you want to upgrade your B-Tier Claymore badge to the Hall of Fame level, it won’t be enough to simply score three-pointers as the badge description indicates. Your player will also need to have a Three-Point Shot rating of 92.

Badge Album in NBA 2K24 MyPlayer mode2K Games
To upgrade the Claymore badge to HoF level your player needs to have a Three-Point Shot rating of 92.

As if this weren’t enough, there are also other new features called Badge Perks, Performance Multiplier, and Floor Setters that will help you to upgrade your badges faster or to prevent their level from decreasing even if you don’t use them.

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Badge Perks in NBA 2K24

This new feature consists of a page of “slots” that players can fill in with any unlocked badges. There are four slots per perk, and each slot represents a different badge tier. What’s more, each perk gives the player a different bonus, as we explain below:

  • Overdrive Perk: Increases badge level progression in games.
  • Immunity: Slows down badge level regression in games.
  • Drill Savant: Increases badge level progression in Team Practice Facility.
  • Scholar (Seasonal perk): Gives a significant increase in badge level progression for PvP games finished with a high Teammate Grade. However, if you don’t finish with a high Teammate Grade, you will receive no progression.
  • Winner’s Circle (Seasonal perk): Gives an added boost in badge level progression for PvP games that result in a win for the user. However, if you lose the game you will receive no progression.
  • High-Risk (Seasonal perk): Increases your badge level progression for PvP games with badge usage but accelerated regression with a lack of usage.
Badge Perks page in NBA 2K24 MyPLAYER mode2K Games
This is how it looks like the Badge Perks page in NBA 2K24 MyPLAYER mode.

Floor Setters in NBA 2K24

There are 18 Floor Setter slots in total, nine for Silver and nine for Gold badges. Adding a Floor Setter to a badge will prevent the badge from ever dropping below the listed badge level. This Floor Setters can be earned via Season Pass.

Finally, it’s worth noting that they are permanent and cannot be changed, so you should choose wisely which badge you select.

Performance Multiplier in NBA 2K24

Unlike Badge Perks, the Performance Multiplier will provide you benefits to all of your equipped badges at once. There are a total of 12 multipliers divided by the four MyPLAYER modes: NBA, City, The REC, and Pro-Am.

  • Grade A Student: In games finished with a high Teammate Grade, badge level progression is accelerated.
  • Winner Takes All: In games finished with a win, badge-level progression is accelerated.
  • Up for the Challenge: In games played against tough opponents, badge-level progression is accelerated.
Performance Multiplier page in NBA 2K24 MyTeam Mode2K Games
This is how it looks like the Performance Multiplier page in NBA 2K24.

All 22 new NBA 2K24 badges

Check below the complete list of new badges added to NBA 2K24:

ScoringFloat GameImproves the player’s ability to make floaters and runners while attacking the basket.
ScoringScooperImproves quick scoop layup shot chances
ScoringSpin CycleIncreases spin layup or dunk chances
ScoringTwo StepBoosts cradle and Euro-step layups
ScoringPrecision DunkerImproves chances of flushing player’s dunk attempt
ScoringHook SpecialistIncreases a player’s ability to make hook shots out of the post
ScoringPost-Fade PhenomIncreases a player’s ability to make post-fade and hop shots out of the post
ScoringOpen LooksIncreases a player’s ability to make wide-open jumpers
ScoringSpot FinderImproves the player’s ability to push through physical body-ups and finish with physicality around the rim.
ScoringWhistleImproves getting to the free throw line after creating contact when attacking the rim or shooting a jump shot
ScoringFree PointsImproves knocking down free throws in clutch moments
ScoringBulldozerPlayers excel with triple-threat launches and jukes at a higher rate
Ball-Handling/PassingRelay PasserBoosts shooters in a pass-to-assist situation
Ball-Handling/PassingTouch PasserPlayers will receive faster pass animations
Ball-Handling/PassingBig DriverBoosts the initial launch for bigs driving to the basket from within the mid-range area
Ball-Handling/PassingBlow-ByBoosts quicker ball-handers body-up interactions with defenders
Ball-Handling/PassingPhysical HandlesDuring physical body-up interactions, players with Physical Handles have a higher chance of winning the outcome following a dribble move.
Ball-Handling/PassingSpeed BoosterPlayers excel with triple threat launches and jukes at a higher rate
DefenseFast FeetAllows defensive specialist to stay in front of shifty ball-handlers
DefenseRight Stick RipperBoost on steal attempts using right-stick steal mechanic
DefenseImmovable EnforcerAllows defenders to win physical matchups when it comes to body-ups and contact layups
Defense94 FeetPlayers with 94 Feet receive fewer body-up stamina hits and improved body-up wins when pressing full-court

That’s all you need to know about the revamped badge system in NBA 2K24. For more about the new 2K Games installment, check out our other related guides.

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