NBA 2K22 All-in-One Complete Badges & Takeover Guide

Here is the NBA 2K22 Badges & Takeover Guide, which lists all badges, takeovers, takeover perks, how to unlock badges, along with a breakdown of tips, info, and more when you click on each individual badge.

How to Unlock Badges

Badges are organized by the categories of Finishing, Shooting, Playmaking, and Defense/Rebounding. You unlock badges by building up badge points in each skill via your in-game performance related to that skill. For example, getting assists will build up points for Playmaking, getting steals and blocks will build up points for Defense / Rebounding, etc. After getting enough badge points for a skill, you’ll be able to choose from one of that skill’s badge.

There are 80 Badges in total and all badges are identical between both current/last-gen and next-gen. The amount of badge points you can use for your MyPLAYER has been increased significantly for NBA 2K22. Badge Loadouts are another new addition, which allow you to quickly and easily toggle between two different sets of badges you have equipped.  There are also minimum attribute requirements to unlock a badge and badge cost, which are included in this Badges guide.

Click on any of the individual badges to get the full NBA 2K22 Badges breakdown and analysis!  This includes a list of best builds for each badge, badge tips, badge info, and more.

NBA 2K22 Badges Guide

1. Finishing Badges
2. Shooting Badges
3. Playmaking Badges
4. Defense / Rebounding Badges

  1. Takeover Guide

* [#] = Badge Cost
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Finishing Badges

BadgeDescriptionAttributeHeightBronze: [1]Silver: [3]Silver: [2]Gold: [5]Gold: [4]Gold: [3]HOF: [7]HOF: [6]HOF: [5]
AcrobatBoosts the ability to hit high degree of difficulty layups. Spin, half-spin, hop step, euro-step, cradle, reverse and change shot layup attempts receive a significant boost. Additionally, the ability to beat defenders with these gathers is improved.Driving Layup6'10 or Shorter657787899597
Backdown PunisherIncreases the chances of a player successfully backing down their opponent. Allows players to have more success than normal when backing down a defender in the paint.Post Control6'4 or Taller566876788588
Dream ShakeRaises the chances that a defender bites when doing fakes in the post. Post move fakes have a higher chance of stunning a defender. Also, shot attempts following post moves and shot fakes have an increased shot percentage.Post Control475866717480
DropstepperImproves a player's ability to effectively use dropsteps in the post. Allows for more success when attempting post dropsteps and hop steps, in addition to protecting the ball better while performing these moves in the post.Post Control6'0 or Taller536573768185
Fast TwitchSpeeds up the ability to get standing layups or dunks off before the defense has time to contest.Close Shot5466758492
Standing Dunk5466758492
Fearless FinisherImproves a player's ability to convert contact layups. Strengthens a player's ability to absorb contact and still finish. Also reduces the amount of energy lost from contact layups.Driving Layup718089919799
Giant SlayerHeightens the effectiveness of layups over taller defenders. Boosts the shot percentage for a layup attempt when mismatched against a taller defender and reduces the possibility of getting blocked.Close Shot6'5 or Shorter70788694
Driving Layup6'5 or Shorter70788694
Grace Under PressureGives a boost to standing shots that happen close to the basket.Close Shot637484879396
Hook SpecialistIncreases post hook shot percentage. Gives a boost to post hooks taken from any distance.Close Shot718090919396
Limitless TakeoffWhen attacking the basket, a player with this badge will start their dunk or layup gather from farther out than others.Driving Dunk607483869296
Lob City FinisherImproves the chances of completing a successful alley-oop dunk/layup. Improves a player's ability to successfully finish an alley-oop layup or dunk. The shot must be taken before the receiver lands.Driving Dunk55708595
Standing Dunk5570859596
Mouse In The HouseWhen attacking a smaller defender, there will be a higher change of successfully finishingClose Shot6'4 or Taller5067808492
Driving Layup6'4 or Taller66768897
Post Spin TechnicianImproves the ability of a post spin or drive to work effectively. Attempting to do post spins or drives result in more effective moves, and less of a chance to be stripped.Post Control556775778488
PosterizerImproves the likelihood of posterizing your opponentDriving Dunk70809099
Standing Dunk70809099
Pro TouchGives an additional boost for having good layup timing. Gives an extra shot boost for having slightly early, slightly late, or excellent shot timing on layups.Close Shot5365738188
Driving Layup5365738188
Putback BossIncreases shot percentage when attempting a putback after an offensive rebound. Boosts the shot attributes of a player that attempts a putback layup or dunk right after getting an offensive rebound.Close Shot52647280
Driving Dunk47586573
Standing Dunk46576573
Rise UpMakes it easier to dunk when under the basketStanding Dunk6'4 or Taller657584879597
Slithery FinisherImproves a player's ability to avoid contact when attacking the rim. Increases a player's ability to slide through traffic and avoid contact during gathers and finishes at the rim.Driving Dunk6'10 or Shorter61738291
Driving Layup6'10 or Shorter61748493
Tear DropperIncreases the chance of hitting floaters and runners. Improves a player's ability to knock down floaters and runners.Driving Layup516270737884
UnstrippableWhen attacking the basket and performing a layup or dunk, the chances of being stripped are reduced.Driving Dunk4055718590
Driving Layup40557090
Standing Dunk40557090

Shooting Badges

BadgeDescriptionAttributeHeightBronze [1]Silver [3]Silver [2]Gold [5]Gold [4]Gold [3]HOF [7]HOF [6]HOF [5]
BlindersBecomes unfazed by defenders from the side. Jump shots taken with a defender closing out in their peripheral vision will suffer a lower penalty.Mid-Range Shot67788899
Three-Point Shot6778889399
Catch and ShootBoosts the chance of hitting a jump shot immediately after a catch. For a short time after receiving a pass, the receiver’s outside shooting attributes get a significant boost.Three-Point Shot667784869296
ChefGives a boost to the range that a player can effectively shoot off-the-dribble three point attempts.Three-Point Shot6'6 or Shorter647485879698
Circus ThreesBoosts to stepback threes. Stepback threes taken off the dribble receive a boost.Three-Point Shot6'7 or Shorter617484869195
Clutch ShooterIncreases the ability to knock down shots in clutch moments. Shot attempts that occur during the final moments of the 4th quarter, or in any overtime period, receive a large boost.Mid-Range Shot4959677489
Three-Point Shot495967747988
Corner SpecialistGives a boost to shots taken near the corner. Deep mid-range or 3PT shots taken along the baseline of the court receive a boost, whether it is off the dribble or off a catch.Three-Point Shot556878818792
DeadeyeReduces the impact of a defender who is closing out. Jump shots taken with a defender closing out receive less of a penalty from a shot contest. This includes both mid-range and 3PT shots.Three-Point Shot687687899798
Difficult ShotsImproves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble. High difficulty jumpers such as hop steps, spins, stepbacks, and pull-ups receive a shot percentage boost.Mid-Range Shot667584869597
Fade AceImproves ability to shoot post fades. Shot boost to post fadeaways taken from ANY distance.Mid-Range Shot475866737286
Green MachineIncreases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases. Gives an additional shot boost when consecutively achieving excellent releases on jump shots.Mid-Range Shot5873869798
Three-Point Shot58738697
Hotzone HunterBoosts the shot percentage for attempts taken in a player’s favorite spots. Shots that are taken in a player’s hot zone(s) are given a boost.Mid-Range Shot57718396
Three-Point Shot5771838896
Limitless Spot-UpGives a boost to the range that a player can effectively shoot standing three point shots.Three-Point Shot627282849396
Lucky #7Gives a boost to mid-range or three point attempts within the first seven seconds of a possession.Mid-Range Shot5669778693
Three-Point Shot566977828696
Mismatch ExpertAfter forcing the switch, a player with this badge will have more success when shooting over the taller defender.Mid-Range Shot6'4 or Shorter71798794
Three-Point Shot6'4 or Shorter7179879294
Rhythm ShooterImproves shots taken after breaking down your defender. Increases the chances of a made shot after sizing up your opponent with dribble moves.Mid-Range Shot6'9 or Shorter6074829399
Three-Point Shot6'9 or Shorter597382879399
Set ShooterIncreases shot rating when taking your time before shooting. Gives a shot boost after standing still before taking a jump shot.Mid-Range Shot6372818998
Three-Point Shot637081868997
Slippery Off-BallStrengthens the player’s ability to get open off the ball. When attempting to get open off screens, the player more effectively navigates through traffic.Mid-Range Shot404550556077
Three-Point Shot404550556077
SniperBoosts to well aimed shots. Jump Shots taken with the aiming stick will receive a boost when aimed correctly.Mid-Range Shot5364728087
Three-Point Shot526371778093
Stop and PopBoosts shot rating on stand-still three pointers after dribbling. Boosts shot rating on stand-still three pointers after dribbling.Three-Point Shot6'11 or Shorter657585879597
Volume ShooterBoosts shot percentages as shot attempts accrue throughout the game. After a player has taken a small handful of shots, an additional boost to shot attributes is given for every subsequent shot, whether it’s a make or a miss.Mid-Range Shot5566748289
Three-Point Shot546574798294

Playmaking Badges


BadgeDescriptionAttributeHeightBronze [1]Silver [3]Silver [2]Gold [5]Gold [4]Gold [3]HOF [7]HOF [6]HOF [5]
Ankle BreakerImproves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves. When performing stepbacks and other certain moves, the defender stumbles or falls more frequently when biting the wrong way.Ball Handle6'8 or Shorter707886889497
Bail OutIncreases the chances of successfully completing a pass from mid-air. Passing out of a jump shot or layup yields fewer errant passes than normal.Pass Accuracy6'10 or Shorter657586889597
Break StarterImproves a player’s ability to make effective outlet passes after grabbing a rebound. After grabbing a defensive board, deep outlet passes made up the court are more accurate. Passes must be made quickly following the defensive rebound.Pass Accuracy486171748088
Bullet PasserImproves a player’s ability to quickly pass the ball. Speeds up how quickly a player gets the ball out of their hands as well as the velocity of the pass.Pass Accuracy5170788597
DimerBoosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass. When in the half-court, passes by Dimers to open shooters yield a shot percentage boost.Pass Accuracy7080909297
DownhillIncreases overall speed with the ball in transition. Gives a bonus to a player’s Speed With Ball attribute in fastbreak situations.Speed With Ball7'0 or Shorter435564737486
Floor GeneralTeammates receive an offensive attribute bonus when player is in the game. Gives offensive attribute boosts to teammates when on the floor. Also, at the Hall of Fame level, can see teammates` potential shot percentages while on offense.Pass Accuracy687888909798
Glue HandsReduces the chances of an errant pass, while improving the ability to both catch tough passes and quickly make the next move.Ball Handle795967687487
Handles For DaysReduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves. A player takes less of an energy hit when performing consecutive dribble moves, allowing them to chain together combos quicker for longer periods of time.Ball Handle7'0 or Shorter607383859195
HyperdriveIncreases the speed at which a player can perform moving dribble moves as they attack down the court.Ball Handle6'8 or Shorter627584869395
Needle ThreaderIncreases the likelihood that tough passes can get by the defense. When passing through a tight window between defenders, a boost is given to the player’s passing ability.Pass Accuracy557687899697
Post PlaymakerWhen passing out of the post or after an offensive rebound, receivers are given a shot boost.Pass Accuracy506580829295
Quick ChainA player with this badge can quickly put together a series of moves while sizing up their opponent.Ball Handle6'6 or Shorter556882849296
Quick First StepProvides more explosive first steps out of triple threat and size-ups. When driving out of triple threat or after a size-up, ball handlers have access to quicker and more effective launches.Speed With Ball506580829295
Space CreatorImproves a player’s ability to create space from a defender. When performing any stepback move or shot, there’s a higher chance of successfully creating separation from the opponent.Ball Handle7'0 or Shorter597281849094
Special DeliveryGives boost to passer and receiver’s takeover meter following a flashy pass if the shot goes in. Takeover boost for both the passer and receiver after a flashy assist. Additionally, this badge increases alley-oop throw success and shot chance for receivers after a flashy pass.Pass Accuracy607283859395
Stop and Go Improves a player’s ability to start and stop with the ball. Allows for the ball handler to start and stop quickly with unique stops and launches exclusive to this badge.Ball Handle6'7 or Shorter526778818993
Tight HandlesImproves a player’s ability to break down their defender. Increases a player’s ball handling ability in size-up situations, making it easier to break down the on-ball defender.Ball Handle7'0 or Shorter587180828893
Triple Threat JukeSpeeds up triple threat moves when trying to blow by the defender, raising the likelihood of freezing your opponent.Ball Handle5769778793
Speed With Ball566876828595
UnpluckableReduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender. When performing dribble moves, defenders have a tougher time poking the ball free with their steal attempts.Ball Handle5065878999

Defense / Rebounding Badges

BadgeDescriptionAttributeHeightBronze [1]Silver [3]Silver [2]Gold [5]Gold [4]Gold [3]HOF [7]HOF [6]HOF [5]
Ankle BracesReduces the chances of getting crossed over. Lowers the likelihood of getting ankle-broken by opposing dribble moves.Perimeter Defense6'11 or Shorter607382849195
Ball StripperHelps increase the chance of a steal when attempting to strip a layup or dunk near the basket.Steal526584869798
BoxImproves player’s ability to box out opponents. Strengthens a player’s ability to effectively box out opponents in anticipation of a rebound.Defensive Rebounding5365738195
Offensive Rebounding536573768191
Brick WallIncreases effectiveness of screens and drains energy from opponents on physical contact. This badge makes it tougher for the defense to get through or around screens. Players hit by contact from a Brick Wall lose more energy than normal.Interior Defense6'5 or Taller567688909597
Chase Down ArtistRaises the chances of getting a chase-down block. Boosts the speed and leaping ability of a player when he is chasing down an offensive player in anticipation of a block attempt.Block577078808894
ClampsBoosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter. Defenders have access to quicker cut off moves and are more successful when bumping or hip riding the ball handler.Perimeter Defense6'9 or Shorter637685879497
Defensive LeaderBoosts the defensive abilities of teammates when in the game. Lifts the defensive abilities of teammates when on the court. Also, at the Hall of Fame level, can see potential shot percentages of opposing players.Interior Defense65758590
Perimeter Defense65758490
HustlerImproves the ability to beat opponents to loose balls.Perimeter Defense304050606180
InterceptorIncreases chances at getting steals in passing lanes. The frequency of successfully tipped or intercepted passes greatly increases.Steal406078809095
IntimidatorIntimidates offensive players causing them to miss shots more often. Offensive players have less success shooting when contested by players with this badge. Also boosts the shot defense ratings when tightly guarding an opponent.
MenaceWhile guarding and staying in front of an opponent, their attributes will drop if good defense is being played.Perimeter Defense6'10 or Shorter647786889597
Off-Ball PestImproves a player’s ability to bump and harass the offense off the ball. Makes players more difficult to get past when playing off-ball, as they can grab and hold their matchup and don’t get their ankles broken as often.Perimeter Defense6'10 or Shorter455665667385
Pick DodgerImproves a player’s ability to navigate through screens effectively on defense.Perimeter Defense577079818894
Pick PocketImproves a player’s ability to steal the ball from a ball handler. Increases the chances of a steal and reduces the chances of a foul when attempting to strip the ball from a ball handler. Also improves the chances of successful layup strips.Steal567286889698
Pogo StickImproves the ability to attempt multiple blocks in succession. Allows players to quickly go back up for another block attempt upon landing.Block52637179
Defensive Rebounding5769788794
Offensive Rebounding5769788789
Post LockdownImproves the defender’s ability to defend post moves. Increases the chances of a defender preventing an offensive post move from succeeding.Interior Defense6'4 or Taller708089919798
Rebound Chaser Improves a player’s ability to chase down rebounds. Improves a player’s ability to track down rebounds from farther distances than normal.Defensive Rebounding71819199
Offensive Rebounding7181919599
Rim ProtectorImproves ability to block shots, gives boost to the Takeover meter for blocker/teammates. Improves player’s ability to block shots, unlocks special block animations and gives boost to the Takeover meter for the blocker and blocker’s teammates following a block.Block6'5 or Taller5575889798
Tireless DefenderReduces the energy lost when exerting effort on defense. Allows defenders to play defense more aggressively without losing energy at the same rate as a normal player.Interior Defense5771808997
Perimeter Defense5871808997
WormAllows rebounders to swim or spin around box outs more easily. When boxed out, rebounders have more success swimming around and getting into successful rebound position.Defensive Rebounding69798998
Offensive Rebounding6979899398


NBA 2K22 Takeover Guide

Takeovers in NBA 2K22 are essentially boosts that become active once your player gets hot, and can be selected and equipped as Primary and Secondary when creating your MyPLAYER. New to NBA 2K22 are Takeover Perks – some can affect how fast a Takeovers lasts, how fast the meter fills up, give boosts, and more.


Takeover List

ADVANCED GATHERS – Unlocks more effective spin, euro, hop step, cradle gathers

FINISHING MOVES – Able to absorb contact and finish at the rim

EASY BLOWBYS – Enhances ability for slashers to beat defenders off the dribble

PULL-UP PRECISION – Boosts well timed/aimed shots off the dribble

ANKLEBREAKING SHOTS – More ankle breakers off of spin and stepback jumpers

NEGATIVE IMPACT – Reduces defensive impact against pull-ups and other skill shots

LIMITLESS RANGE – Extends your shooting range out to the logos

SPOT-UP PRECISION – Boosts well timed/aimed stationary jump shots

TEAM RATINGS BOOST – Playmakers boost their teammates’ offensive ratings

TEAM TAKEOVER BOOST – Boost your teammates’ takeover meter progress

TEAM BADGE BOOST – Boosts your teammates’ badges up a tier

EXTREME CLAMPS – More stone wall and lost dribble body-up resolutions for locks

PERIMETER BADGE DROP – Knocks shooting badges down a tier when you get close

ENHANCED JUMP SHOT CONTESTS – Boosts your ability to contest jumpers

STUFF BLOCKS – Unlocks more swat, backboard pins, and grab blocks

PAINT INTIMIDATION – Boosts your ability to affect shots around the rim

INTERIOR BADGE DROP – Drops opposition’s scoring badges down a tier in the paint

BOXOUT WALL – Improves ability to seal off opponents for easy boards

SEE THE FUTURE – Shows where missed shots are going to end up

GLASS CLEARING DIMES – After rebounds, kick out passes boost your teammate’s

POWER BACKDOWNS – Easier to push defenders around when posting up

POST PLAYMAKING – Boost your teammates’ offensive abilities when passing out of post

ADVANCED POST MOVES – Easier to beat defenders with post moves

POST SHOT DAGGERS – Increased scoring ability with hooks, fades, shimmy shots, etc.


MAMBA MENTALITY – You are able to change your Takeover abilities prior to any game.


Takeover Perks List (Next-Gen Only)

STAY WARM – Takeover meters won’t drain as quickly when performing poorly.

ACCELERATOR – Takeover meters fill faster when performing well on the court, allowing you to get Takeover quicker.

JUICE – Gives an extra boost to your attributes when Takeover is activated.

EXTENDER – Extends the length of time that Takeover stays active.

SPONGE – When a teammate performs an action to increate their Takeover meter, you get a small boost of your own.

SECOND CHANCE – When Takeover is full but not yet activated, making a mistake won’t completely reset the meter.

DECELERATOR – Slows down how quickly your opponents achieve Takeover if you are guarding them closely.

MINIMIZER – Opponent’s activated Takeovers don’t last as long when closely guarded

SUPPRESSOR – Opponents with an active Takeover receive smaller attribute boosts



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