Category: NBA 2K22 News

Post Playmaker

Post Playmaker is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and it boosts the effectiveness of both shots and moves when playing in the post. It is in the playmaking category of badges.

Post Playmaker seems to work pretty well when you actually play in the post, either by taking shots or passing out of the post. However, there are not many players that actually utilize the post seriously in games.

Recommendation: We only recommend this badge for serious post players, and at the highest level, but it really has limited use outside of that. Some big men with decent post stats may benefit from having this on Bronze, but otherwise it is not needed.

Quick Chain

Quick Chain is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and it boosts the ability to quickly chain dribble moves together. It is in the playmaking category of badges.

This badge definitely is a top dribbling badge this year, as it helps create the type of dribbling combinations that can get you or teammates open for a shot. Playing without it makes breaking down your defender more difficult.

Recommendation: Quick Chain is necessary for any dribbling-specific build, and typically on the max level. However, pass-first guards and other guards will not need to equip this badge.

Hyperdrive

Hyperdrive is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and boosts the speed and effectiveness of moving dribble moves. It is in the playmaking category of badges.

This badge is great for speeding up dribble moves, and works best when used to drive to the hoop. It is a top dribbling badge in 2K22 and is used by the best guards to beat their defenders for easy buckets.

Recommendation: Hyperdrive isn’t as important than Quick Chain, but it is still borderline necessary for any dribbling builds. Most primary ball handlers should max it out, but some dribblers could get away with it on Silver.

Glue Hands

Glue hands is back for NBA 2K22 and improves your player’s ability to make difficult catches and quicker branch out to a shot or dribble. It will be in the shooting category of badges.

On Next-Gen, you will need the following attributes to unlock this badge for your player:

Recommendation: This badge is more than likely going to be a bit lackluster in terms of its benefits, and I don’t see a situation where you would really need to equip it to your player.

Mismatch Expert

Mismatch Expert is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and improves your player’s ability to successfully shoot over taller defenders on a switch. It is in the shooting category of badges.

Here are the attributes to unlock this badge for your Next-Gen player:

  • Bronze: 71 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Silver: 79 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Gold: 87 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 94 Mid Range or 3pt

This is another badge we are skeptical of, largely due to the fact that the contest system can easily mitigate any of the benefits of this badge. We will see how it plays in-game, but we cannot recommend it yet.

Lucky #7

Lucky #7 is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and boosts your ability to score when shooting early in the shot clock. It is in the shooting category of badges.

Here are the attribute values you need to unlock Lucky #7 for your Next-Gen player:

  • Bronze: 56 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Silver: 69 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Gold: 77 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 86 Mid Range or 3pt

Recommendation: We certainly recommend this badge for players who will shoot early in the shot clock, but it seems like it would be a nice badge to have on Bronze or Silver for the few times you need to chuck up a shot early.

Limitless Spot-up

Limitless Spot-up is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and improves your player’s ability to hit logo-range 3’s off a catch and shoot. It is in the shooting category of badges and a replacement for Deep Threes/Range Extender.

Here’s the attributes you need to equip Limitess Spot-up on your Next-Gen player:

  • Bronze: 62 3pt
  • Silver: 72 3pt
  • Gold: 82 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 93 3pt

This will be a must-have badge for spot-up shooters or anyone who operates off-ball.

Chef

Chef is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and improves your player’s ability to knock down Steph Curry-like off-dribble deep 3’s. It is in the shooting category of badges and is a replacement of Deep 3’s/Range Extender.

To unlock Chef for your Myplayer on Next-Gen:

  • Bronze: 64 3pt
  • Silver: 74 3pt
  • Gold: 85 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 96 3pt

This will be a must-have badge for off-dribble shooters.

Unstrippable

Unstrippable is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and improves your player’s ability to secure the ball better when gathering for a layup or dunk in traffic. It is in the finishing category of badges.

The following attributes are needed to unlock this badge on Next-Gen:

  • Bronze: 40 Driving Layup, Driving Dunk, or Standing Dunk
  • Silver: 55 Driving Layup, Driving Dunk, or Standing Dunk
  • Gold: 70 Driving Layup, 71 Driving Dunk, or 71 Standing Dunk
  • Hall of Fame: 90 Driving Layup, Driving Dunk, or Standing Dunk

2K has said that it will be easier to strip players going up for a layup or dunk, so this badge is the direct counter to it and the Ball Stripper badge. We will see how it works in-game, but it seems like a badge that will be best at Bronze.

Mouse in the House

Mouse in the House is a new badge for NBA 2K22 and improves the ability for bigs to finish over shorter players more efficiently. It is in the finishing category of badges.

Here are the attribute requirements for Mouse in the House on Next-Gen:

  • Bronze: 50 Close Shot or 66 Driving Layup
  • Silver: 67 Close Shot or 76 Driving Layup
  • Gold: 80 Close Shot or 88 Driving Layup
  • Hall of Fame: Close Shot 92 or 99 Driving Layup

Recommendation: We recommend Mouse in the House for big men. Unlike past years, big men can score in the paint on smaller players as long as they have this badge.