NBA 2K23 Core Badges & Core Challenges Explained

by Rajitha Reddy

NBA 2K23 Core Badges & Core Challenges Explained : First, we’ll talk about what this new mechanic does and how it works. Then, we’ll talk about how to wear Core Badges and how to know which ones to pick. Last, we’ll talk about whether or not Core Badges can be changed. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

NBA 2K23 Core Badges & Core Challenges Explained

Core Badges and Core Challenges are new to NBA 2K23. They should give you more options for how you want to build your team. When you wear a Badge as a Core Badge, you get some of the points you spent to unlock it back.

Then, to get the benefits of the Badge you chose as one of your core ones, you can do challenges related to it. This system is kind of like the one you had in 2K17, where users had to do challenges to get better badges.

NBA 2K23 Core Badges & Core Challenges Explained

The only real difference is that you can only have one Core Badge in each of the four core categories: finishing, shooting, making plays, and defense/rebounding.

How to Get the Core Badge in NBA 2K23

In NBA 2K23, you have to spend enough Badge Points to unlock a Core Badge before you can use it.

Tier 1 Badges cost 1 point for Bronze, 2 points for Silver, 3 points for Gold, and 4 points for Hall of Fame. Badges of Tier 2 cost three, four, five, or six points, and badges of Tier 3 cost five, six, seven, or eight points.

Also, if you want a Tier 3 Badge, you have to put at least 10 Points into Tiers 1 and 2 to get it. So, you need to spend 18 Points on just one HoF Tier 3 Badge.

But if you set it as a Core Badge by highlighting it and pressing Triangle or Y, you’ll get the eight points back, which you can then use to buy another Badge. Remind yourself that you have to finish the connected challenge for a Core Badge before you can use it.

Can You Change Core Badge in NBA 2K23

Yes, NBA 2K23 should let you change your Core Badge. After all, getting the highest-level Badges takes a lot of work. As we talked about in the last section, you won’t be able to pay for them right away.

But you should still use any Badge you can get. So it makes sense that now the game will let you switch them out as you get better and unlock higher-level Badges.

Core Badge in NBA 2K23

In NBA 2K23, you should use as your Core Badge the highest level of Badge you can afford in each category. If you can afford it, you should get a Hall of Fame Tier 3 Badge.

If a Bronze Badge for Tier 2 is the best you can do, do that one. Even a Hall of Fame Tier 1 Badge is fine, if that’s all you can find. I can’t tell you which Badges you should use because that’s not my job.

You’ll have to figure that out on your own, since the choices you make depend on how you like to play.