NBA 2K23 Core Badges Explained: How to use in MyTEAM and MyCAREER

We're going to take a look at the NBA 2K23 Core Badges because players globally are having trouble ironing them out.

The good news is that once you know how to do them, you'll be set and from there you can really start to build your MyPLAYER in MyCAREER.

Let's figure out how they work and how to equip these Core Badges.

NBA 2K23 Core Badges Explained

Core Badges in NBA 2K23 were revealed at the start of the year and are somewhat reminiscent of the 2K17 way to level up Badges.

The system itself, however, is brand new, which is why there has been a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to what exactly they are.

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CORE BADGES: You can see your equipped Core Badges on the left of the screen.

Essentially, a Badge as an NBA 2K23 Core Badge will refund the points you’ve invested in order to unlock it.

From there, you'll complete challenges related to the Badge you’ve set as one of your core ones in order to unlock its perks. It's almost like a free Badge that you can use once you complete the challenges needed.

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How to equip a Core Badge

Equipping a Core Badge in NBA 2K23 will require you to complete the Core Challenge available. The way to do this is to put points into the Badge.

We'd suggest only doing this with Core Badges that you want to keep permanently in MyCAREER.

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BADGE BUILDS: Make sure that you only equip Core Badges you want.

NBA 2K23 Badges cost various points and it's important to remember that you'll need the proper attributes to unlock the next level.

Here's the Badge breakdown:

  • Tier 1 Badges cost:
    • 1 Points for Bronze
    • 2 Points for Silver
    • 3 Points for Gold
    • 4 Points for Hall of Fame
  • Tier 2 Badges cost:
    • 3 Points for Bronze
    • 4 Points for Silver
    • 5 Points for Gold
    • 6 Points for Hall of Fame
  • Tier 3 Badges cost:
    • 5 Points for Bronze
    • 6 Points for Silver
    • 7 Points for Gold
    • 8 Points for Hall of Fame

Hopefully, this Badge cost guide will help you a little bit when it comes to equipping NBA 2K23 Core Badges.

Earning Points to upgrade Badges

The good news is that it's fairly easy to level up your NBA 2K23 Badges, all you'll need to do is play games in The City or on the GOAT Boat.

If you're not a fan of online action, extend the quarters in MyCAREER and play through seasons, this should get you even more points for Badges.

Use these points to equip Core Badges and get the most out of NBA 2K23.

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