If you’re an avid NBA 2K17 player and wonder if badges truly make a difference, NBA 2K Lab has the answer. In addition to badges, the team also puts questionable stats to the test to see how they impact your game. In their latest post, 2K Lab completes a new NBA offensive badge analysis. The recent trials put badge Brick Wall and the Draw Foul and Offensive Consistency stats to the test.
The Brick Wall badge will help you set up extremely effective screens. In order to test the badge effectiveness, first, they tested the badge at each level and then without the badge. NBA 2K Lab ran into 200 screens at each badge level at a full sprint. Then they charted three categories: knockdowns, solid screens and brush screens.
|BADGE LEVEL||KNOCKDOWNS||SOLID SCREENS||BRUSH SCREENS|
|Hall of Fame||46.5%||33.5%||20%|
|METHOD||KNOCKDOWNS||SOLID SCREENS||BRUSH SCREENS|
Next, they put highly requested stats to the test to see if they truly impacted gameplay. While 2K Lab hopes to run more tests, the first set of trials consisted of taking 400 jumpers from top of the key with 99 offensive consistency and 400 with 25 offensive consistency. During these trials, they tracked make percentages, green percentages and shooting streaks.
|RATING||SHOOTING %||GREEN %||AVERAGE STREAK||LONGEST STREAK|
Although the shooting percentages are higher for those with 99 rating, surprisingly the margin is fairly low.
In hopes of proving draw foul was not just a simulation stat, 2K Lab took 200 contested layups with 99 draw foul and 200 with 40 draw foul. As a result, we can see the percentage of drawn fouls double for those with high draw foul.
|DRAW FOUL RATING||DRAWN FOULS|