NBA 2K21 Next Gen: Best Playmaking Badges - Bullet Passer, Handles for Days, Ankle Breaker & more

Next Gen users have been able to enjoy all things 2K for a couple months now, and they are loving it!

In addition to the incredible gameplay, there has been a few in-game changes for those lucky enough to experience the title on the Next Gen consoles, including a whole host of new badges.

Here are the best of the Playmaker badges on NBA 2K21 Next Gen.

Bullet Passer

The first badge that we are going to recommend you go out and get is the Bullet Passer badge.

This is a badge that we'd recommend for those who are looking to build a creative big - primarily those who are building a center - as it takes your game to a whole new level.

Upgrading this badge to a Hall of Fame means that you're man - no matter their size - will have a range of passing that is second to none in your side.

It's less valuable for those playing in the guard positions though, as you will have to give up some of your skill points in other areas to accommodate.

Handle for Days

Now, if you're looking for a Playmaking badge for a guard, then Handle for Days is the one for you.

This is a badge that works incredibly well for those that like to cross up their opponent, as it allows those handles to feel smoother than they have ever felt before.

If you're the kind of guard who likes to play those quick passes, then this isn't the one for you, but if you like to take on your opposite number 1v1, then you NEED this badge, preferably HOF.


If you've got a build that has relatively low ball handling, then you really must go out and pick up the Unpluckable badge.

Whether you're a guard being taken on by a decent defender, or a big centre being double-teamed, having the Unpluckable badge will allow you a much higher margin for error.

This badge is geared more towards those who have the ball in their hand for large portions of the game, so if you're not a ball-dominant player, then this probably isn't as important for you as other badges are.

Ankle Breaker

Another badge which is great no matter your position is the Ankle Breaker badge.

Now you'd probably think this is only relevant to the guard positions, and whilst it will be used more in the guard roles, it's also very good in any of the other three roles.

All it takes is a simple step back or jab step and you'll have your opposite number ankle broken on the floor begging for mercy.

Get this badge HOF. Trust us, you won't regret it!

Bail Out

The final badge we're opting for is the Bail Out badge.

Now you may think that this one isn't relevant to you as you always make the right decisions and never second guess what you're about to do.

Let's be honest, that is none of us.

There's nothing worse than taking a drive and realising that you have an open man out in the corner waiting to drill a three.

The Bail Out badge will help you make those clutch, last-minute passes under pressure.

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