Badges are small icons displayed in-game next to a users name on the scoreboard to signify different roles or accolades in the community.
|In-game badges list|
|Awarded for Commanding in-game, for a period of 10 hours. (Winning hours count as double).||Link|
|| Awarded for donating to the development of NS2 via the Reinforcement program.
Note: The Reinforcement program has now ended.
|| Squad 5 membership is awarded to members of the community for any project that benefits NS2.
(Formerly known as the NS2 E-Team).
|2013 World Championship|
||Awarded for donating to the 2013 World Championship, similar to the Reinforced program but solely for funding the tournament.||Link|
|Awarded to players who donated to UWE during the production of the original Natural Selection mod.||Link|
||These badges are worn exclusively by UWE Developers and former developers.||Link|
|This badge is worn exclusively by members of the Community Development Team.||Link|
||These badges are awarded to Play testers and Map testers.||Link|
|This badge is awarded to players who met the UWE team at a PAX East convention.||Link|
||These badges exist in the game files but are currently unused in any official builds.|
Managing & redeeming badges
In-game badges are managed by the Hive statistics system.
To redeem an in-game badge you have earned, follow the steps below.
Step 6: Select ‘Manage Badges’ in the Player menu. This screen allows you to order your badges to determine which ones show up in game. Simply click and drag the badges to move them in the list. The top three badges in the list will show in game. If you wish for a random selection of badges to appear in game every time you play, select the ‘Use Random Order’ checkbox. If you want to use the three badges you defined in the list, leave this option unchecked. When done, select ‘Save Changes.’
Many servers support custom badges via the use of server-side modifications. Official badges will have their own description from the list above while custom badges will usually always say "Custom Badge". Custom badges do not appear on a player's Hive profile.