Here is the all-in-one, comprehensive, NBA 2K18 Badges Guide which has the complete badge list and charts how to get ALL NBA 2K18 Badges: Skill Badges, Personality Badges, & Hall of Fame Badges. Park and Grand badges have been eliminated from NBA 2K18. Also featured here is our new exclusive NBA 2K18 Badge Analysis tool, which allows you to get analysis for each individual badge by clicking on ANY badge in this guide.
Skill badges have four tiers this year: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Hall of Fame. Categorized by Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defensive badges. All skill badges must be earned by performing the move.
This year, each MyPLAYER archetype has a mix of key badges and secondary badges, which may range from Bronze to HOF, depending on archetype. Badge availability depends on the archetype you chose. To see the key badges for ANY archetype, check out the #1 NBA 2K18 MyPLAYER Builder. You can compare attributes, badges, rank, efficiency, save and share builds, and more!
Excellent new additions to NBA 2K18 badges include a badge progress bar, point system, and the ability to earn badges / badge grind in ANY mode, whether MyCAREER, Pro-Am & Walk-on, Park / Neighborhood, or practice drills and workouts.
To help you find the badge guide that you want, the badge types are organized by the links below:
Hall of Fame
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ACROBAT– Can change his shot in air and attempt difficult shots with few consequences.
How to get it: 15 Reverse layups or Euro Steps in 1 season.
TEAR DROPPER – Excels at making floaters and runners.
How to get it: Make 50 Floaters in one season.
PUTBACK KING – Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.
How to get it: Score 50 times after offensive rebounds.
PICK & ROLLER – Excels as the roller in the pick & roll game. How to get it-In a single season, as the ball-handler, call for a screen 100 times.
How to get it: Score as pick & roll man 100-200 times.
RELENTLESS FINISHER – Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.
How to get it: Attempt 75 contact layups/dunks.
POST SPIN TECHNICIAN – Dominates the post with spin & drive moves.
How to get it: In a single season, spin or drive out of the post 100 times.
DROP-STEPPER – Known the ability to use the drop step move to his advantage in the post.
How to get it: 30 Drop Step Moves
DREAM-LIKE UP & UNDER– Excels at scoring in the post with up & under moves.
How to get it: In a single season, attempt 50 up and under shots out of the post.
CORNER SPECIALIST – Known for his ability to knock down threes from the corner.
How to get it: Hit 25 corner 3 pointers.
MID-RANGE DEADEYE – Knocks down shots from medium-range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 150-200 mid-range shots from the elbow INSIDE the paint when heavily contested.
DEEP RANGE DEADEYE – Knocks down shots from deep range at a very high percentage.
How to get it: 100 deep range shots while heavily contested.
LIMITLESS RANGE – Can knock down very deep threes better than most.
How to get it: 50 shots while beyond the line, before the hashmark.
DIFFICULT SHOTS – Known for making tough shots off the dribble.
How to get it: 100-200 contested pulls and hop shots.
PICK & POPPER – Excels as a pick & pop receiver.
How to get it: Score as pick & pop man 200 times.
TIRELESS SCORER – A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.
How to get it: 200 attempts while you are blinking red with energy.
CATCH & SHOOT – Hits stand-still shots off the catch at a high percentage.
How to get it: 100 scores when you catch and immediately shoot in one season.
FREE THROW ACE– A player who can knock down free throws at a high rate.
How to get it: Shoot and make a lot of free throws
ANKLE BREAKER – Can cause his defender to stumble or fall with his dribble moves.
How to get it: Get “double move leading to a score” ankle breaker animation 200 times. Make the defender stumble and then pass it for an assist. HOF = 800 total assists.
FLASHY PASSER – Known for throwing on-point flashy passes to his receivers.
How to get it: Throw 50 flashy passes in a single season.
BREAK STARTER – Starts fast breaks with accurate outlet passes.
How to get it: Get Defensive Rebound. Throw Outlet Pass to teammate in transition 50 times.
PICK & ROLL MAESTRO – Throws accurate passes and hits shots off screens at a high percentage while orchestrating a pick & roll.
How to get it: Call for 150 screens in a single season using the pick & roll mechanic.
LOB CITY PASSER – Completes alley-oop passes at a high rate.
How to get it: 50 Alley-Oop Assists in a Season.
DIMER – An elite passer known for hitting teammates in the correct position to score.
How to get it: 100 – 300 Assists in a season. HOF = 1200 total assists.
GLUE HANDS – Known for his ability to make difficult catches.
How to get it: Perform 50/50 Plays
LOB CITY FINISHER – Finishes alley-oops at a high rate.
How to get it: Completed 15 successful lobs in one season, can be layups or dunks.
POSTERIZER – Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.
How to get it: 15 contact dunks/contact dunk attempts.
BRUISER – The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.
How to get it: Get physical with the opponent
BRICK WALL – Sets extremely effective screens.
How to get it: Set 100 screens in one season.
ONE MAN FAST BREAK – Excels at taking the ball coast to coast on a fast break.
How to get it: Score on a fastbreak at least 75 times in a single season.
QUICK REFLEXES – A player who has quick reactions on the floor.
How to get it: Get deflections and interceptions during games, and/or perform the reaction drill in the Gatorade Training Facility.
HUSTLE REBOUNDER – An elite rebounder known for chasing rebounds out of his area.
How to get it: Get 150 offensive rebounds and around 600 defensive rebounds.
DEFENSIVE STOPPER – While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.
How to get it: 150 Shot Contests and 50 Good Fast Break Defense.
CHARGE CARD – Adept at placing himself in position to win charge calls.
How to get it: Draw 7 Charges in a Season
PICK DODGER – A slithery player who can get around screens easily.
How to get it: Any time you see a defender set a screen, even if it’s off ball, run through it. Closely Go Over or Under Screens and eventually you will unlock it.
PICK POCKET – Known for his ability to strip the ball from a ball-handler.
How to get it: Poke the ball loose 50 times.
RIM PROTECTOR – An elite shot-blocker who intimidates those around the rim, causing interior shots to be less effective.
How to get it: Perform 80 Blocks in a Season
CHASE DOWN ARTIST – Terrific transition shot blocker.
How to get it: Perform 25 Chase Down Blocks