NBA 2K24 has brought a lot of changes and improvements to the game mechanism, and Badges are one of the most debated topics among players. If you want to gain more initiative in the game, you must systematically understand the badge system. Among them are Contains Bulldozer, Blow Bys, and Speed Booster.
Characteristics of the three badges:
Bulldozer: This badge is a fusion of the clamp breaker and bully badges. It doesn't just lead to layups; it can also set you up for a dunk. Let your players show absolute power and power on the court like LeBron. Dominance.
Blow Bys: This badge improves an offensive player's ability to cleanly bypass defenders with ease on the perimeter.
Speed Booster: As the name suggests, this badge boosts a player's speed, aiding in quick and efficient movements on the court.
Not only do these badges play an important role in matches, but crucially they are stackable. This means that Bulldozer and Blow Bys can stack with Speed Booster and vice versa. This stacking ability can be a game-changer, especially when strategizing gameplay. Players who want to use these badges to their full potential in the game must meet certain requirements.
Gold: 92 ball handle, 83 speed with ball, 83 acceleration.
Hall of Fame: 97 ball handle, 89 speed with ball, 90 acceleration.
Gold: 92 ball handle, 83 speed with ball, and either 87 acceleration or 86 speed.
Hall of Fame: 95 ball handle, 91 speed with ball, and either 93 acceleration or 92 speed.
Bronze: 74 Strength, minimum height 6’5”
Silver: 84 Strength
Gold: 92 strength.
Hall of Fame: 96 strength.
The bulldozer badge activates more frequently than its predecessor, the bully badge, from the previous game. This means players can expect to see the effects of the badge more often during gameplay.
When activated, the bulldozer badge effectively pushes opponents out of the way, making it easier to drive to the basket or create space.
How to improve bulldozer badge:
1. Make dunks, spins, retreats and other actions in the paint area.
2. Initiate a contact foul while driving toward the basket.
3. Win rebounds in crowded paint battles.
4. Increase your power level.
The more physical fitness and strength you demonstrate in the painted area, the faster you progress through the badge levels. Reaching the Hall of Fame level will make you an absolute force.
Best badge combination
Slashers: With 92 strength, slashers can unlock Hall of Fame Bulldozer. Paired with silver Blow Bys (which requires an 84 ball handle and 75 speed with ball), this combination can be lethal.
Play Shots: Players focusing on play shots might lean towards Hall of Fame Blow Bys and Speed Booster. This combination allows for a good three-point shot but might compromise on defense and dunking capabilities.
If you have an established and good team to fight with, you're lucky enough to be able to focus on builds that interest you, focusing on specific badge combinations. And those who play random games may need a more balanced build to accommodate unpredictable team dynamics.
NBA 2K's badge system is complex, allowing players to maximize their on-court performance with the right badge knowledge and strategies. Whether you're a Slasher, Play Shots, or somewhere in between, knowing these three badges and their combinations can be a game changer.