The best way to earn a lot of VCs, and fast, is through quality passing. If you want a headstart for your MyPlayer, you might want to consider a few playmaking badges.
Every play starts with the ball-handler, which means that having playmaking badges will increase your potential for player growth.
Playmaking badges are a way to get a good start on your player’s career. You won’t be expected to score much in the beginning, so you might as well rack up those VCs in another way.
What are the best playmaking badges in 2K22?
You’re going to need the original playmaking badges for NBA 2K22 because initially, playmaking is all you’ll have to get by on, with scoring ability developing more as you progress.
Having someone capable of making plays in today’s NBA is quite a luxury given that we are in an era in which many guards would rather flex their range than make plays for the team.
With that in mind, these are the best playmaking badges on NBA 2K22.
1. Floor General
The term “Floor General” has been used since the era in which Steve Nash and Jason Kidd were as good as passers as they were as scorers. Your team has a better chance of reading plays if you have this badge so you’ll want to get this to at least a Gold level.
One thing that NBA 2K has improved is the fact that hero ball no longer plays well with the game’s meta. Play like Kobe Bryant and you’ll be ice cold all night.
The good thing is that if you are on fire on offense, your teammates are going to be more open, and the Dimer badge will make sure these open teammates get good shots. It’s good if you can get this badge up to Hall of Fame.
3. Bullet Passer
One thing that the modern 2K meta has made clear is that jump balls aren’t as easy as before. Your opponents will intentionally force them all the time, just so that they can steal a possession out of you.
The Bullet Passer badge will improve your player’s ability to quickly pass the ball and avoid this issue, but you will need at least a Gold badge to do so.
4. Post Playmaker
Those who are fans of creating a big man will love the Post Playmaker badge. Nikola Jokic is the prime example, but it’s a common occurrence for centers to be doubled in the post once they get a mismatch.
Finding that outlet pass to a three-point shooter or cutter is pivotal, and will be smoother if you have a Hall of Fame Post Playmaker badge.
5. Bail Out
What happens when the opposing team’s defense is too tight? Chances are, you’re going to throw a pass that will be stolen. Fortunately, the Bail Out badge is here to help.
With a Gold Bail Out badge, you’ll significantly increase the chance of successfully completing a pass and reduce the frequency of throwing stolen passes.
6. Break Starter
In NBA 2K22, you’ll be able to get more than your fair share of fast break opportunities. Being a Break Starter is a great combination with a Rebound Chaser, as all that you’ll have to do is throw an outlet pass and make its recipient go turbo.
A Gold level badge is effective enough to pull this off. It won’t work 100% of the time, but this badge increases the chances of pulling off a successful fast break.
7. Needle Threader
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting excited about a nice pass, only for the opposing defense to break up the play. The Needle Threader badge is your best friend in terms of avoiding these situations.
Since the defensive meta breaks through these badge animations most of the time, you probably want to achieve a Hall of Fame level on your Needle Threader badge.
What to expect when using playmaking badges in NBA 2K22
It’s important to remember that a ten-assist night isn’t guaranteed with these playmaking badges. While they increase your chances of putting up gaudy numbers, they aren’t supposed to make you a Point God or a perfect all-around player on their own.
Playmaking badges help get you off to a good start, however, particularly since you won’t be an overly potent scorer in the beginning. With these badges, you’re going to be effective on the floor, even with a few holes in your box score.
The best transition once you start mastering being a playmaker is to teach yourself some defensive badges. You’ll be surprised with how fast your player’s progression will be on the offensive side of the floor.
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