8 Proven Ways to Get Badges Faster in NBA 2K17

If you’ve played NBA 2K17 MyCAREER, then you know all too well the grind for badges can be sloooow and grueling.  So here we have compiled a list of proven NBA 2K17 insider tips which will help you speed up that grinding process for your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K17:

1) Combine 

To speed up badge grinding, you should combine multiple badge efforts into the same possession. For example, you can grind for 3 badges at once by going for Ankle Breaker (double move leading to an assist), Dimer (assists), and Lob City Passer (alley-oop passes). Another way is to combine grinding for offense and defense.  For example, you could focus on Pick Pocket > One Man Fast Break > Relentless Finisher, etc. You get the picture. Choose badges that make sense to combine in a consecutive order, where one badge leads to another badge. This speeds up grinding majorly.

2) Use the NBA 2K17 All-in-One Complete Badges Guide: Skill, Personality, HOF, Grand, and MyPARK Badges

Instead of blindly going after each badge, this all-in-one guide is a must-have for the NBA 2K baller, giving you the requirements needed to get whatever badge you are trying to get. It includes ALL badges: Skill, Personality, HOF, Grand, and MyPARK Badges.

3) Go after “domino effect” badges first

You want to get badges first that will aid in getting future badges.  For example, it’s much easier to get Posterizer badge after you’ve gotten the Relentless Finisher badge.  Another one would be to go after Pick Pocket first, so that you can get steals easier, which will lead to more fast breaks and the One Man Fast Break Badge.

4) Increase the specific attributes that will help you get badges 

If you aren’t maxing your MyPLAYER out from the get go, you’re going to want to specifically target the attribute upgrades that will help you get whatever badge you’re trying to get.

5) Use attribute boosts

Attribute boosts can be purchased with VC to help speed up badge grinding.  They may be the needed boost to get you over the hump for unlocking harder to get and elusive badges.

6) Put the difficulty on ‘Rookie’ and do 12 minute quarters

This one’s pretty obvious to speeding up grinding.  Under ‘Settings’, change the difficulty to ‘Rookie’ and the quarter length to ’12 minutes’.  This will make getting badges a lot easier and maximize the amount of time available to get badges.

7) Choose an NBA team that makes sense for your Badge grind (free agency or request a trade)

The roster around your MyPLAYER matters to aid in getting badges.  For example, if you’re trying to get the Dimer Badge, you’re going to want to go to a team who will successfully convert assists – a team with finishers or offensive sharpshooters, like the Warriors.  If you’re trying to get badges related to offensive rebounding, you’re going to want to be on a team with bad shooters so that they miss a lot, etc.

8) Grind in Bulk

Narrow in your focus on certain badges by grinding in bulk.  For example, play a few games where you only focus on shooting badges or defensive badges, instead of spreading it out trying to get every badge at once. Grinding in bulk can be more efficient and can take way less time to get the badge you are trying to get.


Hope these NBA 2K tips have helped you get badges faster.  Got a tip of your own on getting badges quicker? Add to this list by leaving a comment below!  And as always, check back often for more NBA 2K17 strategy tips to help up your game!



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