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Official NBA 2K16 Badges Guide

Offiical NBA 2K16 Badges Guide

Update: Don’t miss the latest Official NBA 2K21 Badges Guide.

We now have the official NBA 2K16 Badges Guide including the Personality and Signature Skills Badges into one list. Many badges now come from Connections and who you hang out with on your day off. Badges uniquely identify players in two ways: Personality and Skill. They affect how players react to various emotional situations, as well as how they perform in specific in-game scenarios.

Personality badges have one tier affecting hot & cold streaks, ambient animations, and facial expressions. Skill badges have three tiers: Bronze, Silver and Gold. They’re categorized as Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defensive badges.  Once you earn the bronze version, you can then purchase the silver and gold upgrades with VC (note that the personality badges just have one tier to them).

NBA players can now have up to 77 badges and the skill badges they have are not limited to just one tier. Badges are earned in MyCareer based on how you play, who you hang out with, and how good your regular attributes are. Badges can also counter other badges. A Silver Post-Lockdown counters post-related badges like post stepback, post hook, post spin while a defender with Eraser counters inside scoring badges like posterizer.

Before you go out there racking up your badges you should be aware that Badges can be earned on any difficulty but you cannot earn badges if you simulate your games. Make sure you checkout our NBA 2K16 Tips & Guides and Subscribe to our Youtube for the latest NBA 2K16 news and tips!

Championship DNA

  • Be the highest rated player OR earn the Finals MVP for a team that just won title

Alpha Dog

  • Must be highest rated offensive player on the team
  • Must play 60% of team’s minutes per game in a running 20 game window (cannot earn until 20 games are played)

Beta Dog

  • Must be the 2nd highest rated offensive player on the team
  • Must play 60% of team’s minutes per game in a running 20 game window (cannot earn until 20 games are played)

Prime Time

  • Play better in games of significance than regular games
  • Game Significance games are the following
  • Must play 6 Game Significance games
  • Must happen within the last 100 games
  • Rivalry Games
  • Power Teams
  • Playoff Games
  • Old Team (i.e. playing against your last team as well as the team you played most of your career with)

Cool and Collected

  • Never go FROZEN on offense in a running 10 game window (cannot earn until 10 games are played)

Road Dog

  • Play better on the road than at home
  • Look at a running 15 game window (cannot earn until 15 games in)


  • Shoot 50% or higher in at least 40 field goal attempts during the final 40% of the 4th quarter and all OTs, when the point differential is within 10 points
  • Must have 40 FGA’s in this 4th quarter / OT time frame

Fierce Competitor

  • Must take 50 field goal attempts and shoot 50% or better on those attempts when down 10 or more, all in a single season

Spark Plug

  • Average 8 points per game or more while coming off the bench
  • Look at a running 2 game window (cannot earn until 2 games in)


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

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6 years ago

How do you make them gold in an offline career?

5 years ago
Reply to  BatmanPete

You can’t

6 years ago

Gym rat badge…..