The 10 best Shooting badges in NBA 2K23
Improve your game with these badges.
In NBA 2K23’s MyCareer and The City/Neighborhood, badges are critical. The reason being is that badges are essentially special traits that give an added boost to performance in certain situations. Shooting badges, in particular, can be massive for those looking for a competitive edge. So, which Shooting badges should you look to target when crafting a build? Here’s our look at the 10 best Shooting badges in NBA 2K23.
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Let’s start with Agent 3, a new badge for NBA 2K23. Agent 3 offers the ability to hit difficult 3-pointers off the dribble. This badge is a nice one for those sharpshooters who are looking to fake out opposing defenders quickly, as it allows for an easy transition from the dribble to the shot.
Catch and Shoot
Players who consistently look for open space and excel with mid-range and 3-pointers should look for Catch and Shoot. This badge boosts the ability to immediately shoot when you catch a pass. This badge is great in both The City/Neighborhood and MyCareer and is quite useful for a lot of different builds.
This badge may be more useful for those in MyCareer, but it can be a help in online play as well. Clutch Shooter boosts the ability to make shots late in games. If it’s close and you’re looking to be a difference-maker on the court, there are not many badges better.
The Deadeye badge is a very valuable badge, as it minimizes the effect of a defender closing out and performing a contest on a shot attempt. Look, there are going to be times when you’ll sometimes be forced to take a shot. With Deadeye, those attempts have a better chance of being successful.
Fadeaway specialists should love Fade Ace, for a very simple reason. Fade Ace improves the ability to make fade shots. Fades are quite helpful for evading contests, but in return, are harder to hit. This badge can help and should be valuable for SF and PF builds, in particular.
If you’re already starting to feel comfortable with shooting and meter, a Green Machine badge should make it much easier to hit shots. Green Machine boosts shooting ability, should one hit multiple excellent releases.
Back for NBA 2K23 is Limitless Range, a badge that boosts 3-point shooting ability from deep beyond the arc. It’s a badge reserved for sharpshooters who specialize in shots from past the 3-point marker, but it’s one that makes it even more difficult for opposing defenders to deal with.
Especially in 5v5 games, finding space to get open can be tough. Slippery Off-Ball may not be thought of as a Shooting badge, but it is one that allows players to effectively get open on offense when not in possession of the basketball. It’s a useful badge for those set plays, as well as a blanket evasiveness tool.
Not only can Space Creator boost shooting ability, but it can also make life very difficult for opposing defenders. Space Creator increases the chance of making stepback jump and hop shots, and also possesses a secondary ability that causes defenders to stumble more often when guarding against these shots.
At some point, we’ve all been in a mood to just shoot the rock. Volume Shooter is a badge that rewards those who jack up shots at will, as it boosts the ability to make shots as one accrues attempts throughout the game. In short, those who shoot more with Volume Shooter will receive a larger boost.