How to unlock badges for your My Player in NBA 2K18

In NBA 2K18 your My Player has badges available based on the primary and secondary archetype that you pick.  Unlocking these badges will make a big difference in how well your player plays.

In order to level up badges you must earn a certain amount of points by completing the related actions during games or by completing drills in the practice arena. 

It requires the following amount of points to unlock each badge level:

  • Bronze badges unlock at 12,000 points
  • Silver badges unlock at 24,000 points
  • Gold badges unlock at 72,000 points
  • Hall of Fame badges unlock at 162,000 points

You can earn points towards badges in My Career games, Pro-am games and Park games.

How to unlock each badge in NBA 2K18

Acrobat

  • Improves your ability to make reverse layups, euro step layups and change-shot layups
  • How to Unlock: Perform reverse layups and change-shot layups

Tear Dropper

  • Improves your ability to make floaters
  • How to Unlock: Perform floaters

Putback King

  • Improves ability to make shots in the paint after a rebound
  • How to Unlock: Rebound and immediately score in the paint

Pick and Roller

  • Improves ability to make shots after rolling on a pick and roll play
  • How to Unlock: Set a pick for the ball handler, roll to the hoop and score

Relentless Finisher

  • Improves ability to make contested layups and dunks
  • How to Unlock: Attempt contact layups and dunks

Post Spin Technician

  • Improves spin moves in the post
  • How to Unlock: Spin or drive out of post

Drop-Stepper

  • Improves drop-step in the post
  • How to Unlock: Perform drop step moves in the post

Dream-Like Up and Under

  • Improve ability to score on up and under moves in the post
  • How to Unlock: Attempt up and under shots

Corner Specialist

  • Improve 3pt shooting from corner
  • How to Unlock: Make 3pt corner jumpshots

Mid-Range Deadeye

  • Improves ability to make contested mid range jump shots
  • How to Unlock: Make contested mid-range shots from a few feet inside the 3pt line around the free throw line and the elbow

Deep Range Deadeye

  • Improves ability to make contested 3pt jump shots
  • How to Unlock: Make 3pt shots while the shot is being contested

Limitless Range

  • Improves ability to make deep 3pt jump shots
  • How to Unlock: Make long range shots from beyond the 3pt line

Difficult Shots

  • Improves ability to make fadeaways, spin jumpers and hop shots
  • How to Unlock: Make moving shots

Pick & Popper

  • Improves ability to make shots after performing a pick & pop
  • How to Unlock: Make jump shots after setting a screen

Tireless Scorer

  • Improves ability to make shots when energy is low
  • How to Unlock: Make shots when your energy bar is empty and blinking red

Catch & Shoot

  • Improves ability to make shots off a catch and shoot
  • How to Unlock: Make shots off the catch and shoot

Ankle Breaker

  • Improves ability to cause ankle breaking animations to defenders when performing dribble moves
  • How to Unlock: Perform two dribble moves and then score

Flashy Passer

  • Improves accuracy of Flashy passes
  • How to Unlock: Perform flashy passes

Break Starter

  • Improves accuracy of outlet passes after getting a rebound on defense
  • How to Unlock: Grab a defensive rebound and then throw a successful outlet pass to a teammate in transition

Pick & Roll Maestro

  • Improves passing and shooting after your defender is screened
  • How to Unlock: Run your defender into screens

Lob City Passer

  • Improves accuracy of alley-oop passes
  • How to Unlock: Successfully perform alley-oops

Dimer

  • Improves teammate shooting percentages after receiving a pass from you
  • How to Unlock: Get assists

Lob City Finisher

  • Improves ability to finish alley-oop passes
  • How to Unlock: Receive alley-oop passes

Posterizer

  • Improves ability to finish contact dunks
  • How to Unlock: Perform contact dunks

Bruiser

  • Causes opposing players to lose energy when you make contact
  • How to Unlock: Set screens

Brick Wall

  • Improves effectiveness of your screens
  • How to Unlock: Set screens

One Man Fast Break

  • Improves your ability to run fast breaks
  • How to Unlock: Score on fast breaks

Hustle Rebounder

  • Improves ability to grab rebounds
  • How to Unlock: Get rebounds

Defensive Stopper

  • Lowers opponent's badge levels
  • How to Unlock:Get good shot contests

Charge Card

  • Improves ability to take charges
  • How to Unlock: Take charges

Pick Dodger

  • Improves ability to get around screens
  • How to Unlock: Run into screens

Pick Pocket

  • Improves ability to steal the ball
  • How to earn: Steal the ball or poke the ball loose

Rim Protector

  • Improves ability to block the ball
  • How to Unlock: Get blocks

Chase Down Artist

  • Improves ability to block the ball in transition
  • How to Unlock: Make blocks from behind while on the fast break