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Full List and Description of NBA 2K15 Badges

Chris "LD2K" Manning and the NBA 2K15 developer team just sent us the full list and description of the NBA 2K15 badges.

(All of the following applies only to Xbox One, PS4 and PC):

This year we combined Personality Badges and Signature Skills into one “Badge” list.  Badges uniquely identify players in two ways:  Personality and Skill.  They affect how players react to various emotional situations, as well as how they perform in specific in-game scenarios.

  • We have a total of 77 badges in 2K15
  • Personality:  28 of the badges are categorized as “Personality Badges”
  • Personality badges have just one tier
  • They affect hot/cold streaks, ambient animations, facial expressions
  • Skill:  The rest of the badges are categorized as “Skill Badges”
  • Skill badges have three tiers -> Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • They’re categorized as Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defense badges
  • NBA players can now have up to 70 badges and the skill badges they have are not limited to just one tier (in 2K14, NBA players would have just the top tier of the Signature Skill).  This means James Harden can be a GOLD Transition Finisher, while Harrison Barnes can be a BRONZE
  • NBA players cannot have all 77 badges because some badges conflict (i.e. a player cannot have both Alpha Dog and Beta Dog)
  • LeBron currently has the most in the NBA with 47 total badges. 
  • Badges are earned in MyCareer based on how you play, how you respond to situations in scenes, and how good your regular attributes are. Once you earn the bronze version, you can then purchase with VC the silver and gold versions(note that the personality badges just have one tier to them).

BADGE LIST

Personality

Alpha Dog - Steps his game up when his teammates are performing poorly

Beta Dog - Steps his game up when an Alpha Dog teammate is out or is playing poorly

Road Dog – Elevates his play when playing in road games

Prime Time - Elevates his play in games of great significance

Cool and Collected - A player who remains fairly consistent throughout the course of the game

Closer - Steps his game up in the 4th quarter and overtime when the game is close

Fierce Competitor - Elevates his game when being outplayed or instigated

Spark Plug - Energizes teammates with big plays

Swagger - Gets himself going by making big plays

Mind Games - Gets his opponent out of rhythm by getting into his head while guarding him

Enforcer - Wreaks havoc on the floor with physical and tough play

Mentor - Gets younger players focused in on the game when they commit mistakes

Heart and Soul - Rallies team when things are getting out of hand. Helps team stay focused

Floor General - Makes his team better offensively just by being on the floor

Hardened - Plays through fatigue and injury without experiencing full negative consequences

Defensive Anchor - Makes his team better defensively just by being on the floor

On Court Coach - MyCareer specific.  A player with this badge can get the ball, call plays and tell teammates to shoot whenever he wants

The following have no gameplay affect.  These badges simply help drive the emotional reactions to various in-game situations:

o Friendly - An outgoing and typically well-liked player

o Reserved - A quiet player that generally keeps to himself

o High Work Ethic - Works harder than the typical NBA player

o Legendary Work Ethic - First one to the gym, last one to leave and the hardest worker at all times

o All-Time Great - Strives to be known as an all-time great

o Low Ego - Values team success more than anything

o Keep it Real - Responds best to tough love

o Pat My Back - Responds best when coddled

o Expressive - Has no problem expressing his feelings

o Unpredictable - Can be erratic in his behavior

o Laid Back - Generally pretty chill at all times

The Rest

Volume Shooter – Heats up with every shot, make or miss.  However, lack of shots can make him cold

Microwave - Only needs a limited amount of made shots to get hot

Unfazed - Timeouts as well as quarter breaks do not cool this player down offensively

Corner Specialist - Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner

Screen Outlet - Excels as the screener in the pick & roll game

Deadeye - Not bothered as much by defenders when it comes to making contested shots

Limitless Range - Known for knocking down three pointers well beyond the three point line

Bank Is Open - Excels at banking in jumpers

Fade Ace - Excels at making fadeaway jumpers

Shot Creator - Known for making tough shots off the dribble after creating space to shoot

Lob City Finisher - Finishes alley-oops at a high rate

Sprite (R) Posterizer - Known for attempting to dunk on opposing players whenever possible

Spin Lay-in - Excels at making spin layups

Hop-stepper - Excels at making hop-step layups

King of Euros - Shines in his ability to make euro step layups

Acrobat - Can change his shot in air and attempt difficult shots with few consequences

Tear Dropper - Excels at making floaters and runners

Post Spin Technician - Dominates the post with his ability to beat his defender spin and drive moves

Drop-stepper - Adept at beating his defender in the post with dropsteps

Post Hoperator - Excels at making hop-shots out of the post

Post Stepback Pro - Shines in his ability to use the post stepback move to score in the post

Dreamlike Up and Under - Uses an array of up-fakes in the post to fool his defender into jumping

Killer Crossover - A ball-handler who excels at breaking his defender down with crossovers

Spin Kingpin - A ball-handler known for breaking his defender down with spin moves

Stepback Freeze - A ball-handler adept at freezing his defender with stepback moves

Behind the Back Pro - A ball-handler who catches his defender off guard with behind the back moves

Hesitation Stunner - A ball-handler adept at freezing his defender with hesitation moves

Master of In and Out - A ball-handler known for breaking his defender down with in and out moves

Pet Move Sizeup - A ball-handler who uses elite size-up moves to break his defender down

One Man Fastbreak - Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on a fastbreak

Transition Finisher - Adept at running the fastbreak and finishing at a high rate

Flashy Passer - Known for throwing accurate flashy passes

Break Starter - Starts fastbreaks with accurate outlet passes

Pick & Roll Maestro - Known for orchestrating the pick & roll game as the ball-handler

Lob City Passer - Throws accurate alley-oop passes

Dimer - An elite passer known for hitting teammates in the correct position to score, giving them a boost on their shot %

Hustle Points - Known for immediately scoring following an offensive rebound near the basket

Scrapper - A hustle player who wins loose ball battles

Tenacious Rebounder - Relentless in going for rebounds

Perimeter Lock-down Defender - A defender that automatically counters the perimeter offensive badges of opponents

Post Lock-down Defender - A defender that automatically counters the interior scoring badges of opponents

Charge Card - Adept at placing himself in position to win charge calls

Pick Dodger - Doesn't get caught up on screens very easily

Interceptor - Adept at stealing passes

Pick Pocket - Known for his ability to strip the ball from a ball-handler

Eraser - Amazing shot blocker who counters inside-scoring badges of opponents

Chase Down Artist - Chases players down on fastbreaks and effectively swats their shots from behind

Bruiser - The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up

Brick Wall - Sets extremely effective screens


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Member Comments
# 1 Cleve07103 @ 09/19/14 04:59 PM
Some good combinations can be made with this list.
 
# 2 snocone @ 09/19/14 05:00 PM
I assume they are also there on PC, right?
 
# 3 yellow86 @ 09/19/14 05:01 PM
Sounds great, but I always wonder how much difference does it really make if you have a certain badge or not. If I time a jumpshot right in the 4th with let's say Steph Curry (who probably has a lot of badges related to 3pt shooting, hand in his face do not bother him etc.), does a badge make it easier to get the timing right. Just wondering how it works
 
# 4 El_Poopador @ 09/19/14 05:03 PM
I like that they split lockdown defender into perimeter and post, and that each dribble move can have its own badge. Interested to see how much each will affect a player's abilities.

I also like the addition of the Limitless Range badge. Hopefully that means guys who catch fire (rarely) can come down and step into threes a la Lebron vs the Bucks.

 
# 5 J_Posse @ 09/19/14 05:06 PM
Damn, thought there was going to be a Rim Protector badge like folks were speculating. I also see they may have removed Post Playmaker which should definitely return for 2K16.

I see a lot of Spur players will be getting hooked up with badges, but I think expanding the list even further next year - more defensive badges - will be awesome.

from Spurs Nation/Bills Backer HQ using Tapatalk
 
# 6 Steve_OS @ 09/19/14 05:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by snocone
I assume they are also there on PC, right?
PS4 and Xbox One exclusive, unless I get confirmation otherwise.
 
# 7 Goffs @ 09/19/14 05:09 PM
Sure is a lot of badges for offense.....I was hoping to see more from the defensive side of things...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
PS4 and Xbox One exclusive, unless I get confirmation otherwise.
Wait...what? Why would they make these exclusives.....these are like sig skills from last gen....
 
# 8 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 09/19/14 05:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by El_Poopador
I like that they split lockdown defender into perimeter and post, and that each dribble move can have its own badge. Interested to see how much each will affect a player's abilities.

I also like the addition of the Limitless Range badge. Hopefully that means guys who catch fire (rarely) can come down and step into threes a la Lebron vs the Bucks.

Like a cpu controlled Steph Curry. Every time I play the Warriors in 14 Curry never does anything that mimics Steph.
 
# 9 LD2k @ 09/19/14 05:11 PM
Badges are on PC as well.
 
# 10 HereFor2k @ 09/19/14 05:11 PM
A little concerned about how this translates to MyTeam. I wonder how many badges we'll be able to add to players on our teams.
 
# 11 Bowinkle08 @ 09/19/14 05:11 PM
On Court Coach - MyCareer specific. A player with this badge can get the ball, call plays and tell teammates to shoot whenever he wants
PRAISE!

"Once you earn the bronze version, you can then purchase with VC the silver and gold versions"
darn, i was hoping you couldnt use vc with this at all
 
# 12 Steve_OS @ 09/19/14 05:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LD2k
Badges are on PC as well.
Updated OP, thanks.
 
# 13 da ThRONe @ 09/19/14 05:18 PM
The on court coach is the one that bothers me. You should not be able to tell your teammates when to shot. Also calling plays should be for the player running the offense. Other than that all nice touches that add to the full experience.
 
# 14 da ThRONe @ 09/19/14 05:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowinkle08
• On Court Coach - MyCareer specific. A player with this badge can get the ball, call plays and tell teammates to shoot whenever he wants
PRAISE!

"Once you earn the bronze version, you can then purchase with VC the silver and gold versions"
darn, i was hoping you couldnt use vc with this at all
Agreed at this point everything you get should be determined by an action that's related to whatever it is you are doing in the game. The only thing that should improve either through points or just randomly is physical attributes and this should be very minimal(and almost during the offseason) as guys really don't grow phyiscal much if at all especially during the season.

I realize it's a BAP mode, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be realistic. But it appears this isn't the way 2K wants to my forward with MyPlayer.
 
# 15 Clappington @ 09/19/14 05:29 PM
still feel like LD defender are OP.
 
# 16 Tomb Of God @ 09/19/14 05:33 PM
Lol...so the easiest tier of the Badges is unlockable via playing the game, but the ones you would actually have to grind to attain are made attainable using VC...

How casual of you 2K.

Huge letdown to the people hoping the shortcuts were gone, so I'm assuming you can also use VC to get max attributes and the only thing that will take time is the Bronze tier of whatever Skill Badge you want, sigh.
 
# 17 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 09/19/14 05:37 PM
Wonder if bronze tier = average. Silver = good. Gold=Excellent?
Does Lockdown Defender negate the skill badges based on tiers ?
 
# 18 24ct @ 09/19/14 05:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomb Of God
Lol...so the easiest tier of the Badges is unlockable via playing the game, but the ones you would actually have to grind to attain are made attainable using VC...

How casual of you 2K.

Huge letdown to the people hoping the shortcuts were gone, so I'm assuming you can also use VC to get max attributes and the only thing that will take time is the Bronze tier of whatever Skill Badge you want, sigh.
We don't know how difficult it will be to get the badge first but good points. I def agree.
 
# 19 thedream2k13 @ 09/19/14 05:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clappington
still feel like LD defender are OP.
All those offensive badges and you think one of the 2 defensive ones are over powered ??really
 
# 20 Clappington @ 09/19/14 05:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedream2k13
All those offensive badges and you think one of the 2 defensive ones are over powered ??really
Umm because... Normally it basically stops any offensive sig skill? maybe if someone could like go into detail about lockdown defender and explain how it will work this year or is it like past years..

and also if it counters each offensive badage wouldnt that make it OP? so dont come at me bruh lol. got the wrong 1.
 

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