NBA 2K15 Badge Guide – How To Earn Each Badge

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Posted January 13, 2015 by 2KUpdates in Tips & Strategies

2K developer, Zach Timmerman has posted a guide on how to earn every single badge in the game.

Alpha Dog

You must be the highest rated offensive player on your team.  You need to play 60% of the teams minutes per game in a running 30 game window (i.e. the last 30 games and you cannot earn it until you’ve played at least 25 games).  If you change teams, or a new player comes to your team, and you are no longer the highest rated offensive player on the team, you’ll lose Alpha Dog.

Beta Dog

You must be the second highest rated offensive player on your team.  You need to play 60% of the teams minutes per game in a running 30 game window (i.e. the last 30 games and you cannot earn it until you’ve played at least 25 games).  If you change teams, or a new player comes to your team, and you are no longer the second highest rated offensive player on the team, you’ll lose Beta Dog.

Prime Time

You must play better in games of “significance” than non-significant games.  Significant games are games against rivals, power teams, playoff games, hometown visits and games where you are playing against the last team you played for (if it applies). You must play 10 significant games within the season.  To determine if you’re playing “better”, we have a fairly powerful algorithm that looks at various statistics.

Cool and Collected

If you never reach “Frozen” in your offensive hot/cold status in a running 10 game window (i.e. last 10 games), you will earn Cool and Collected.  When you have two blue rings in your player indicator, you are considered Frozen.

Road Dog

You must play better on the road than at home.  We look at a running 20 game window, and you cannot earn this badge until you’ve played at least 20 games.  The same algorithm is used for this badge that is used for Prime Time.

Closer

In the final 40% of the 4th quarter, as well as all overtimes (entire overtime), you must shoot 50% or higher from the field.  The game must be within 10 points, and in this 4th quarter / OT time frame to count.  Once you’ve tallied up a total of 40 field goal attempts in this time frame, and followed the rest of the rules, you will earn Closer.

Fierce Competitor

If you shoot 50% or better on at least 50 total field goal attempts when your team is down 10 or more, you will earn Fierce Competitor.

Spark Plug

In a 6 game running window (you cannot earn until 6 games have been played), you must average at least 7 points per game while coming off the bench.

Swagger

Use the in-game “ambient button” in MyPark 50 times

Enforcer

Get 10 non-flagrant, hard fouls in a single season

Mentor

Reach year 4

Heart and Soul

Reach year 4, but you must stay with the same team all 4 years

Floor General

Have a career assist average of 5 or more, play at least 30 games in a season or career, and raise your Playmaker discipline to Level 18.

Defensive Anchor

Play at least 30 games in a season or career and raise your Defender discipline to Level 18.

Gatorade® Hardened

Play 20 games in a row where you average 80% of the teams minutes or more.  Stamina and Durability attributes must be as follows:

  • PG, SG, SF:  Stamina & Durability 90
  • PF, C:  Stamina 85, Durability 90

All-Time Great

In your last 15 played games (you must play at least 15), divide your field goal attempts by your assists.  If the ratio of FGA to Assists is higher than this, you’ll earn All-Time Great.  It is possible to lose this badge in favor of Low Ego.

  • PG:  4 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SG:  4.5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SF:  5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • PF:  8 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • C:  8 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio

Low Ego

In your last 15 played games (you must play at least 15), divide your field goal attempts by your assists.  If the ratio of FGA to Assists is lower than this, you’ll earn Low Ego.  It is possible to lose this badge in favor of All-Time Great.

  • PG:  2 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SG:  2.5 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • SF:  3 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • PF:  6 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio
  • C:  6 to 1 FGA to Assist ratio

Friendly/Reserved

These are earned through your responses in scenes. The more positive/excited answers will lead to the Friendly badge, while the more careful, unsupportive answers will lead to Reserved.

Legendary Work Ethic

This is earned by agreeing to shoot around extra before the game with either your teammate or the assistant coach in the scene where they ask you to do so.

Keep It Real/Pat My Back

This is earned based on your performance in the next 5 games after being given a motivational-type speech in a scene by either his teammate or the assistant coach. Improved stats lead to the Pat My Back badge, and worse stats lead to the Keep It Real badge.

Laid Back/Expressive

These are earned through your responses in almost all scenes. Answers that are on the mellow/humble side of things will lead to the Laid Back badge, while answers on the excited/arrogant side of things will lead to the Expressive badge.

Unpredictable

This is earned if you get either the Laid Back or Expressive badge first, and then you start shifting your answers in scenes enough towards the other end of the spectrum.

Mind Games

This is earned through by giving the extreme, over-the-top response in a handful of scenes, particularly those involving trash-talking, or when first joining a new team.

Unfazed

In the last 15 games played, get your player “Hot” for 4 straight gameplay minutes, 3 different times.  When you have two red rings in your player indicator, you are considered “Hot”.  This can be while on offense, defense, or both.

Volume Shooter

In a single season, have at least 8 games where you attempt 25 field goals or more

Microwave

Get your player “Hot” on offense at some point in the game for 5 consecutive games.  When you have two red rings in your player indicator, you are considered “Hot”.

Corner Specialist

In a single season, make 25 corner three pointers, while shooting 40% or better on your last 25 corner threes.  The corner is where the baseline and the sideline meet.

Screen Outlet

In a single season, set 100 screens.  Contact with the defender must be made for it to be considered a screen.

Deadeye

Make 100 well-contested jumpers from 15 feet or further from the hoop in a single season.  Keep in mind it will be more difficult for you to earn this badge on the easier difficulties.

Limitless Range

In a single season, make 30 long-distance three pointers (i.e. 26 feet or further from the basket0, while shooting 30% or better in your long-distance makes this season.

Bank Is Open

Make 30 jumpers off the backboard in a single season.  Layups, hooks, heaves and floaters do not count.

Tear Dropper

In a single season, attempt 50 runners or floaters.

Fade Ace

Take 30 fade-away jumpers in a single season.  This includes taking fade-aways out of the post.

Shot Creator

In a single season, take 200 of the following types of moving shots:

  • Pull-ups
  • Spin Shots
  • Hop Step Jumpers (which includes stepback jumpers)

Lob City Finisher

Catch and finish 15 alley-oops in a single season.  It doesn’t matter if you finish the alley-oop with a layup or a dunk.

Sprite® Posterizer

Attempt 15 contact dunks in a single season.

Spin Lay-in

Attempt 20 spin lay-ups in a single season.

Hop-Stepper

Attempt 50 hop step layups in a single season.

King of Euros

Attempt 50 euro step layups in a single season.

Acrobat

Attempt 15 reverse and 4 change-shot layups in a single season.  You must do both.

Dream-Like Up and Under

In a single season, attempt 50 up and under shots out of the post.

Post Spin Technician

In a single season, spin or drive out of the post 100 times.

Drop-Stepper

Use the drop-step move in the post 70 times in a single season.

Post Hoperator

Attempt 20 hop shots out of the post in a single season.

Post Stepback Pro

Attempt 30 stepback shots out of the post in a single season.

Killer Crossover

In a single season, attempt 200 driving crossover or 100 driving double crossover dribble moves.

Spin Kingpin

In a single season, attempt 75 spin dribble moves.

Stepback Freeze

In a single season, attempt 75 stepback dribble moves.

Behind the Back Pro

In a single season, attempt 75 behind the back dribble moves.

Hesitation Stunner

In a single season, attempt 75 hesitation dribble moves.

Master of In and Out

In a single season, attempt 75 in and out dribble moves.

Pet Move Size-Up

In a single season, attempt 75 size-up dribble moves.

One Man Fast Break

In a single season, score on a fast break 50 times.  Your Speed, Ball Control and Defensive Rebound (or steal) attributes must be as follows

  • PG/SG = Pass Accuracy 75, Ball Control 85, Defensive Rebound 75 (or Steal 75)
  • SF = Pass Accuracy 70, Ball Control 75, Defensive Rebound 75 (or Steal 70)
  • PF/C = Pass Accuracy 60, Ball Control 60, Defensive Rebound 85 (or Steal 65)

Transition Finisher

In a single season, score on a fast break 50 times

Flashy Passer

In a single season, throw 40 flashy passes.

Break Starter

Get 250 defensive rebounds in a single season.  Your Pass Accuracy and Defensive Rebound attributes must be as follows:

  • PG/SG = Pass Accuracy 75, Defensive Rebound 75
  • SF = Pass Accuracy 70, Defensive Rebound 75
  • PF/C = Pass Accuracy 60, Defensive Rebound 85

Pick & Roll Maestro

In a single season, as the ball-handler, call for a screen 100 times.

Lob City Passer

Throw 60 alley-oops in a single season

Dimer

Get 200 assists in your last 25 played games.  This must all happen in a single season and you must play those 25 games.  You cannot earn it in less than 25 games.

Hustle Points

In a single season, get 200 offensive rebounds.

Scrapper

In a single season, get 4 “loose ball save” teammate grade events.

Tenacious Rebounder

Pull down 400 rebounds in a single season.

Perimeter Lockdown Defender

Raise your Defender discipline to a Level 16.  You must be a PG, SG or SF, and you must play 30 games before earning the badge.

Post Lockdown Defender

As a PF or C, raise your Defender discipline to a Level 16.  As a SF, raise your Defender discipline to a Level 18.  You cannot earn this badge as a PG or a SG.  You must also play 30 games before earning the badge.

Charge Card

Draw 7 charges in a single season.

Pick Dodger

Your On-Ball Defensive IQ and Pick & Roll Defensive IQ attributes must be an 80 or higher, you must be a PG, SG or SF and you need to play 20 games before earning.

Interceptor

Get 50 “tipped pass” teammate grade events in a single season.

Pick Pocket

Get 50 “poke ball loose” teammate grade events in a single season.

Eraser

Block 80 shots in a single season.

Chase Down Artist

Block 25 shots in a single season.  Your Speed, Vertical and Blocking Attributes must be:

  • PG/SG = Speed 85, Vertical 80, Block 65
  • SF = Speed 80, Vertical 75, Block 70
  • PF/C = Speed 80, Vertical 60, Block 70

Bruiser

Your height to weight ratio (metric height / weight in lbs) must be 0.905 or lower.  Your weight must be 220 pounds or more.

You must play 10 games into the season.  And your strength attribute must be as follows:

  • PG:  70
  • SG:  75
  • SF:  80

Note:  You are currently unable to earn this as a PF/C

Brick Wall

Get 100 “good screen” teammate grade events in a single season.  Finally, your strength attribute must be:

  • PG = 70
  • SG = 75
  • SF/PF/C = 80

On Court Coach

Raise your Playmaker and either your Inside Scorer or Jump Shooter discipline to Level 20.

Things you should know before earning these badges:

You have to play your games, simulating them will not earn you badges.

Swagger is the only badge that can be earned in MyPark or Jordan Center.

You can earn the badges on any difficulty.

You don’t have to be a specific position to earn a specific badge.

 

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  • Silencer UA

    I was wondering, if there is information on what do these bages provide for a player statwise (exact numbers). eg Deadeye nulifies the effect of defender guarding a shooter (or is it a 20% shot penalty decrease or 50% or 2%) or Pickpocket increases the chance of steal by 25% (or 20% or 5%). Cause getting some of the bages are quite a pain, so I would like to know the exact tradeoff. Cheers.

  • Erik Salgado

    a PF needs BRUISER!

    • Chew_hef

      I got it wit my both my centers u can get it wit a pf


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