The 10 Best New Game Changing Features in NBA 2K23

10 Best New Game Changing Features NBA 2K23

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10 best new game changing features NBA 2K23, as fans are blown away by the upgrades on PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. In recent weeks, some of our closest friends on NBA 2K have been complaining about the series.

However, this week, 2K Sports dropped something intriguing, revealing major gameplay changes coming to the franchise. The biggest of which, is the new adrenaline boost feature, which they’re planning to combat spam dribblers that have plagued the 2K community.

Team takeover also looks to be all but removed, unless you’re playing against a cohesive full five in the Pro AM. Also, my personal favorite, limitless range is back, which means you the real shooters out there will have free range to knock down deep threes like Steph.

Take a look at our top 10 game changing features from the reveal, complete new badge breakdowns and how jumpers will be limited to your height.

The 10 Best New Game Changing Features in NBA 2K23

01. Adrenaline Boost to Combat Spam Dribbling
02. Complete Dunking Control with Right Stick
03. Expansion of Dribbling with Pro Stick Control
04. Less Skilled Shooters Won’t be Able to Make Whites with Hot Zone Hunter
05. Signature Passing Ends Bullet Passer
06. Smaller Players Will Not Be Able to Block/Stop Dunks
07. The End of Real Player % Cheating in Online Games
08. New Signature Jumper System with Position Animation Requirements
09. Badge Layouts Really Matter for Your Build This Year
10. The Return of Limitless Range


  • Slithery – Makes it easier to gather through traffic, avoiding collisions and strips
  • Masher – Increases ability to finish inside layups over defenders
  • Aerial Wizard – Ability to successfully complete alley–oops and putbacks
  • Bully – Like Giannis and LeBron, able to finish strong by bulldozing through traffic
  • Removed Badge: Hook Specialist
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  • Agent 3 – Ability to hit difficult 3PT shots off the dribble
  • Middy Magician – Improved ability to knock down mid-range jumpers off the bounce or out of the post like MJ
  • Amped – Reduces the shooting attribute penalties when fatigued and when moving excessively prior to shooting
  • Claymore – Increases a spot up shooter’s ability to knock down catch and shoot jumpers the longer they remain stationary prior to shooting
  • Comeback Kid – Improved ability to shoot perimeter jumpers when trailing in a game
  • Hand Down Man Down – Makes an outside shooter even deadlier if opponent fails to get a hand in the face
  • Space Creator – Formerly a Playmaking badge, it now boosts the ability to hit stepback jumpers and hop shots, and also will cause defenders to stumble more often
  • Limitless Range – An old favorite returns, making shooters more effective with any shot attempt from deep 3PT range
  • Removed Badges: Chef, Hot Zone Hunter, Lucky #7, Mismatch Expert (moved to playmaking), Set Shooter, Sniper, and Limitless Spot-Up
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  • Killer Combos – Improves a dribbler’s effectiveness with size-up dribble moves (basically a combination of last year’s Quick Chain and Tight Handles badges)
  • Clamp Breaker – Helps ball handlers win more 1-on-1 body bump confrontations (the counter to Clamps)
  • Vice Grip – Improves ball security immediately after securing a rebound, catch, or picking up the ball. Great badge for bigs!
  • Mismatch Expert – Formerly a shooting badge, this badge now helps smaller guards break down taller defenders when mismatched 1-on-1
  • Removed Badges: Bullet Passer, Downhill, Glue Hands, Stop & Go
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  • Anchor – A crucial badge for last line of defense bigs, improves ability to block and contest shots in the paint
  • Boxout Beast – Helps rebounders win boxout battles on both offensive and defensive rebounding situations
  • Work Horse – The Pat Bev badge that boosts your ability to hustle down 50/50 balls and play hard-nosed defense without getting tired
  • Glove – Named after legendary defender Gary Payton, helps you strip players as they gather for shots and poke the ball free from ball handlers
  • Challenger – Improves the effectiveness of perimeter shot contests
  • Removed Badge: Defensive Leader
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