New Badges Coming in NBA 2K22

Game: NBA 2K22
Time: 2023-02-13
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2K is adding new badges to NBA 2K22 that introduce 17 new options to the series in current and next-generation versions. Here are the 17 new badges in NBA 2K22, what they do, and paired with a player reference.

New NBA 2K22 Offensive Badges

The overall badge count is now at 80, thanks in part to 14 new offensive badges. Each badge is described below and paired with a player reference:


RankBadgeDescriptionPlayer Reference
1Fast TwitchAbility to get off the floor quicker for standing layups and dunksKnicks, Mitchell Robinson
2Grace Under PressureAbility to convert standing layups more effectively76ers, Joel Embiid
3Limitless TakeoffAbility to soar from further away on driving dunk attemptsBulls, Zach LaVine
4Mouse in the HouseAbility for bigs to finish over shorter players more efficientlyEmbiid or Nikola Jokic, Nuggets
5UnstrippableAbility to secure the ball better when gathering for a layup/dunk in trafficKyrie Irving, Nets
6ChefAbility to knock down Steph-like off-dribble deep 3'sStephen Curry, Warriors
7Limitless Spot-UpAbility to hit logo-range 3's off a catch and shootDamian Lillard, Blazers
8Lucky #7Boosts your ability to score when shooting early in the clockJames Harden, Nets
9Mismatch ExpertAbility to successfully shoot over taller defenders on a switchIrving
10Glue HandsAbility to make difficult catches and quicker branch out to a shot or dribbleKarl-Anthony Towns, T'Wolves
11HyperdriveBoosts the speed and effectiveness of moving dribble movesJa Morant, Grizzlies
12Quick ChainBoosts the ability to quickly chain dribble moves togetherIrving
13Post PlaymakerBoosts the effectiveness of both shots and moves when playing in the postEmbiid
14Triple Threat JukeIncreases the effectiveness of triple threat fakes, jabs, and go movesLeBron James, Lakers


New NBA 2K22 Defensive Badges

We might see more than three new defensive badges with such an emphasis on defense, and here's all we have this year so far:


RankBadgeDescriptionPlayer Reference
1Ball StripperAbility to strip layup and dunk attempts more effectivelyMatisse Thybulle, 76ers
2HustlerAbility to get to those scrappy 50/50 balls quicker than opponentsFacundo Campazzo, Nuggets
3MenaceSignificantly drops the offensive ratings of opponents when you smother themJrue Holiday, Bucks


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