Special Delivery

Special Delivery is a new badge for NBA 2K21 next gen and gives a takeover boost for both the passer and receiver after a flashy assist. Additionally, this badge increases alley-oop success and shot chance for receivers after a flashy pass. This badge replaces Lob City Passer from NBA 2K21 current generation.

Recommendation: Special Delivery is a highly effective badge for its job, but is only necessary if you’re using flashy passes and lobs frequently. Otherwise, it’s largely useless.

Relay Passer

Relay Passer is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and gives a shot boost to a the player receiving a pass after your pass (meaning a third player, not who you pass to). This badge replaces Flashy Passer from NBA 2K21 current generation.

Recommendation: Relay Passer is not a necessary badge for playmakers, but can possibly be a highly effective badge for teams with good ball movement.

Bullet Passer

Bullet Passer is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and speeds up how quickly a player gets the ball out their hands as well as the velocity of the pass. This badge replaces Pass Fake Maestro from NBA 2K21 current generation.

Recommendation: Bullet Passer is a must have for playmaking builds, as it truly does boost how quickly you get the ball to your teammates for easy buckets.

Stop & Pop

Stop & Pop is a new badge for NBA 2K21 next-genand boosts shot rating on stand-still three pointers after dribbling.

To unlock Stop & Pop for 2K21 next-gen:

  • Gold: 72 Three Pointer
  • Hall of Fame: 92 Three Pointer

Recommendation: This badge is good for isolation players or primary ball handlers, as it will give you a nice boost after breaking your defender down off the dribble.

Sniper

Sniper is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and boosts jumpshots taken with the the shooting stick when aimed correctly. Sniper replaces Flexible Release from current generation 2K21.

To unlock Sniper for your MyPlayer on next-gen:

  • Gold: 69 Mid Range, or 71 Three Pointer
  • Hall of Fame: 90 Mid Range, or 91 Three Pointer

Recommendation: This badge is a must-have for stick shooters but worthless for those who shoot with the button.

Set Shooter

Set Shooter is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and gives a shot boost after standing still before taking a jump shot. Set Shooter replaces Pump Fake Maestro from current generation NBA 2K21.

To unlock Set Shooter on next-gen:

  • Gold: 60 Mid Range, or 63 Three Pointer
  • Hall of Fame: 77 Mid Range, or 80 Three Pointer

Recommendation: We don’t recommend set shooter for most shooters, although it can be helpful for spot-ups or sharpshooters who will get many attempts at stand still shots.

Rhythm Shooter

Rhythm Shooter is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and increases the chances of a made shot after sizing up your opponent with dribble moves.

To unlock Rhythm shooter for your MyPlayer:

  • Gold: 67 mid range, or 67 three pointer
  • Hall of Fame: 86 mid range, or 86 three pointer
  • Can not be unlocked or equipped on a PF or C MyPlayer

Recommendation: Rhythm Shooter is a nice badge that is not necessary for shooters. We don’t recommend it yet, but that info may change in coming months.

Hot Shot

Hot Shot is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen that replaces Hot Start. Hot Shot boosts your player’s Takeover meter after hitting jumpshots.

To unlock Hot Shot for your next-gen MyPlayer:

  • Gold: 70 mid range, or 70 three pointer
  • Hall of fame: 89 mid range, 89 three pointer

Recommendation: Hot Shot is one of the best badges in 2K21 Next Gen, as it helps you get Takeover quicker by doing what you already do: drain jumpers.

Hot Stopper

Hot Stopper is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and gives an additional boost towards Takeover progress after making plays on defense.

It’s a bit different than Heart Crusher, which gives a Takeover boost to your teammates as well for big defensive plays.

Recommendation: We don’t recommend this badge for any defender, as Heart Crusher does more than Hot Stopper does for you or your teammates.

Clutch Defender

Clutch Defender is a new badge for NBA 2K21 Next Gen and boosts defensive abilities during clutch situations.

Recommendation: This badge can certainly be helpful for clutch-time defensive situations, but there are a ton of other defensive badges we’d recommend before Clutch Defender.