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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
Category Badge(s) Description More Information
Commander  Awarded for Commanding in-game, for a period of 10 hours. (Winning hours count as double). Link
Reinforced - Supporter
Reinforced - Silver
Reinforced - Gold
Reinforced - Diamond
Reinforced - Shadow
Reinforced - Onos
Reinforced - Insider
Reinforced - Game Director 
Awarded for donating to the development of NS2 via the Reinforcement program.
Note: The Reinforcement program has now ended.
Squad 5
Squad 5 Blue
Squad 5 Silver
Squad 5 Gold 
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
World Championship - Supporter
World Championship - Silver
World Championship - Gold
World Championship - Shadow 
Awarded for donating to the 2013 World Championship, similar to the Reinforced program but solely for funding the tournament. Link
Constellation  Awarded to players who donated to UWE during the production of the original Natural Selection mod. Link
Retired Developer 
These badges are worn exclusively by UWE Developers and former developers. Link
Community Dev Team  This badge is worn exclusively by members of the Community Development Team. Link
NS1 Playtester
These badges are awarded to Play testers and Map testers. Link
Pax East?  This badge is awarded to players who met the UWE team at a PAX East convention. Link
Badge marine.png
Badge clawmarks.png
Badge wrench.png
Badge hughnicorn.png 
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.

Custom badges

Many servers support custom badges via the use of server-side modifications. You can find out whether a badge is official or custom by left-clicking on it in the scoreboard. Official badges will have their own description while custom badges will usually always say "Custom Badge", but there are exceptions to this.