The NBA 2K21 Next-Gen brings a few new badges and takeovers, but which ones are worth unlocking first? Here are the Badges and Takeovers that are in the next-gen version of NBA 2K21:
Best MyPlayer Shooting badges
|Catch & Shoot
|Boosts the chance of hitting a three-pointer immediately after a catch.
|Improves the ability to shoot difficult shots off the dribble from mid-range.
|Ice in Veins
|Improves a player’s free throw percentage during critical moments.
|Strengthens the player’s ability to get open off the ball.
|Boosts the ability to hit shots when using Pro Stick aiming.
|Improves a player’s ability to make shots when fatigued.
|Boosts shot percentages as shot attempts accrue throughout the game.
Best MyPlayer Playmaking badges
|Improves the likelihood of freezing or dropping a defender during dribble moves.
|Improves a player’s ability to pass the ball quickly.
|Boosts the shot percentage for open teammates on jump shots after catching a pass.
|Teammates receive an offensive attribute bonus when the player is in the game.
|Handles for Days
|Reduces the amount of energy lost when performing dribble moves.
|Reduces the chances of getting stripped by the defender.
Best MyPlayer Finishing badges
|Boosts the ability to make layups that have a high degree of difficulty.
|Boosts contact layups and decreases fatigue.
|Heightens the effectiveness of layups over taller defenders.
|Lob City Finisher
|Improves the chances of completing a successful alley-oop dunk/layup.
|Gives an additional boost for having good layup timing or aiming.
Best MyPlayer Defense/Rebounding badges
|Boosts the ability to stay in front of the ball handler on the perimeter.
|Improves a player’s ability to bump and harass the offense off the ball.
|Improves a player’s ability to steal the ball from a ball-handler.
|Improves the defender’s ability to defend post moves and backdowns.
|Reduces energy lost when exerting effort on defense.
Best MyPlayer Takeovers
|Able to absorb contact and finish at the rim.
|Extends your shooting range out to the logos.
|Boosts your ability to affect shots around the rim.
|See the Future
|Shows where missed shots are going to end up.
|Enhances the ability for slashers to beat defenders off the dribble.
Other Takeovers worth using
|Reduces defensive impact against pull-ups and other skill shots.
|Team Ratings Boost
|Playmakers boost their teammates’ offensive ratings.
|Easier to push defenders around when posting up.
|Advanced Post Moves
|Easier to beat defenders with post moves.
|Boosts well-timed/aimed shots off the dribble.