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what is good everybody the time has finally come to drop the sauce on the my player builder and we have some great information to share with you you know day one recommended builds we usually like to avoid because it involves some degree of guessing and here at nba 2k lab we're into hard facts and not opinions as much but in reality who actually uses their first build for the majority of 2k no one so for this video we're going to give you some key tips and some major changes you want to look out for when making your first build so it's not completely useless in a month's time we definitely plan on making recommended builds a higher priority this year unlike some of the past years but we have to do our due diligence in the my player builder ourselves so if you're here right now watching this video and you're not subbed now would be a great time to do so and let's try and get this video to 2.3 billion likes in honor of michael jordan and with that being said let's get right into that video [Music] the first thing we're going to talk about is the brand new badge tier system now there's 16 badges in each category with eight tier one badges to choose from four tier two badges and then four tier three badges now in order to unlock the tier three badges you'll need at least 10 badge points invested in that specific category in either tier one or tier two before you can even look at tier three tier three badges cost so much that even the bronze level of any badge in that section costs five badge points so they really make you specialize into a category if you want the best badges even at the lower level now unlike last year in 2k 22 badges will not get cheaper with the more attributes that you put into them now we made this quick handy chart to show you guys how much each badge costs in the different tiers now these badge costs remain the same for each tier and not for each specific badge for example a tier 3 hall of fame badge will always cost eight points no matter what or how much you have invested in those particular attributes now if you remember last year you know if you increased certain attributes those badge point costs would go down this year it's not like that now another interesting thing this year and we don't know yet how well it works but there's no attribute threshold to equip a bronze badge in your tier one categories like i said we don't know how well tier one badges will work and i do believe you'll need to supplement those badges with their respective attributes for them to actually be effective and that's something we'll definitely be looking forward to test and that's going to be the best and most valuable bronze badges which we'll definitely get to eventually another great tip to consider is that for categories that you may not put too many attributes in it may be a good idea to target a tier 1 or tier 2 badge where you can get it to hall of fame of course try and aim for a badge that fits your play style but what this will do is allow you to essentially get a hall of fame badge for free when you make it a core badge and we're going to talk about those core badges in more detail in just a minute yes you can get a free badge in this 2k for each category now my last point on the new badge system is that there's certain badges that can be in different tiers depending on how you make your build so there are some tier three badges that can also be bumped down to tier two depending on the way you construct your build we're still trying to figure out the logic behind everything but play around with the builder and it could be possible that you can manipulate this to your advantage because you may be able to change your build around to get a tier three badge into tier 2 which will of course cost less badge points we might be on to something here and while we're on the subject of saving badge points this brings me to my next major thing that you guys need to know for the nba 2k 23 builder nba 2k 23 will include the addition of the brand new core badge feature now this core badge system essentially gives you one free badge per category and ideally you'd like to core one of your most expensive badges because those are obviously valuable badge points you'll be saving to spend elsewhere now you're able to core any badge in any tier at any level as long as you have it unlocked with the right attribute threshold and enough badge points in that category it doesn't always have to be a tier 3 badge either even though they're typically the most expensive for example hall of fame tier 2 badge still costs more than a bronze tier 3 badge so just be aware of these things to help optimize your badge points there is a catch to the core badges however the only way to get the benefits of these core badges is by doing challenges or quests to unlock that badge to record and while we don't know the challenges just yet or what it takes exactly to unlock these things since we didn't have access beyond the my career builder and the tester but this feature is definitely interesting nonetheless the last major difference in the builder from 2k 22 to 2k23 that you need to pay attention to is that i noticed each attribute is tied into many other attributes i literally spent two hours at least during my time at community day to get all the attribute weights because it seemed very important to me now when you make your build you're going to find it very hard to make a demi-god build this year because the attributes that matter the most are sometimes tied into up to eight or more other attributes for example as you raise your ball handle attribute the first attribute that goes up with it speed with ball and to increase just these two your ball handle and speed with ball attributes alone it's gonna cost a decent amount of your total overall but that's not it right your ball handle is also tied to driving layup speed pass accuracy acceleration even close shot and then it goes perimeter defense vertical and stamina all in that order so like i said these attributes are weighted in a way where it's going to be really hard to find a super well rounded build right away as you can see this build right here is a 78 overall just by maxing out my ball handle to 99 and if you're worried about dribbling and stamina as a guard you might need that 99 ball handle to unlock handles for days on hall of fame right it also might be important to note that if you want a 99 speed with ball you'll automatically be an 85 overall without touching any of the other attributes we'll speak more about this on the live stream later today which will be september 6 at 7 p.m eastern on this nba 2k lab youtube channel and like i said in the last video you definitely don't want to miss that we're going to have some incredible guests on the stream to share their perspective so we cover all angles of nba 2k 23 so make sure you guys have those notifications on now before i get out of here for this video man i'm going to leave you guys with a couple brief tips to help make your first build of course i just rambled on about the whole new batch tier system so i'm going to give you guys a couple quick tips here now the new batch system is completely overhauled and like i said it's going to be tough to get all the badges you want so make sure you meet the thresholds of the ones that you plan on using the most for your play style and build and that includes you know badges in tier one two and three don't just try to target the tier three badges next make sure that when you're choosing your dunk attribute you'll want to meet these certain attribute thresholds if you're looking for contact dunks or quick drops etc this is very similar to last year with a few minor changes so be sure to double check and make sure you meet those requirements this also ties into the point above where that skill dunks or the meter dunks from last year actually feel much more consistent with the brand new meter so if you like dunking it could be even more fun this year and i had a blast on my 99 dunk build last year and i think this year it could be even crazier so just keep that in mind if you plan on making a player with crazy dunking now badges in this 2k all cost the same amount of points within each tier no matter what and like i showed you before here's the quick and easy chart for you guys to reference keep in mind that the cheapest tier three badge is of course bronze which still costs five badge points so these tier three badges are definitely gonna cost you now one of the most interesting my player changes is the core badge feature which allows you to equip one badge per category for free but it does require a specific quest or challenge for that specific badge to unlock it now one of the last tips before i get out of here guys is i wanted to mention that it feels like 2k actually made weight and strength matter this year and we suggest playing around with your player's weight instead of always going to the minimum for the max speed as it seems that the pros outweigh the cons when you're adding weight to your player strength also matters this year and is at the very least important for getting the brand new bully badge and it's the only attribute to unlock this badge and you're gonna need at least a 95 strength to get a hall of fame bully so that badge could be crazy something to look out for now this honestly could be the year of the role player and i imagine you'll definitely see a lot more team basketball with the way these attributes are weighted especially with the addition of the adrenaline boost now if you enjoyed this video or found it helpful a simple like always goes a long way be sure to subscribe if you haven't for the best and most accurate 2k info on the planet and with that being said i will catch you guys in the next video later