NBA 2K15 will have Badges instead of Signature Skills, Learn about the 77 Badges

Posted September 19, 2014 by 2KUpdates in News

NBA 2K is scrapping the Signature skills and replacing it with badges, there will be a total of 77 badges in the game. 28 of them are categorized as “personality badges” effecting hot/cold streaks, ambient animations & facial exp’s. The rest are categorized as “Skill Badges” which have 3 tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold.

Skill badges are categorized as outside scoring, inside scoring, athleticism, playmaking, and rebounding. A NBA player can have up to 70 badges, Lebron James has the most with 47. You can earn these badges in MyCareer , based on your play, how you respond to situations in scenes and how good your regular attributes are.

List of Badges :


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

Friendly – An outgoing and typically well-liked player

Reserved – A quiet player that generally keeps to himself

High Work Ethic – Works harder than the typical NBA player

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

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

Low Ego – Values team success more than anything

Keep it Real – Responds best to tough love

Pat My Back – Responds best when coddled

Expressive – Has no problem expressing his feelings

Unpredictable – Can be erratic in his behavior

Laid Back – Generally pretty chill at all times

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

Credit to OperationSports for the Badge list