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

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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 :

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

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

 


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