Discord has badges that are awarded to specific members of a group to help distinguish them. Earning them is a matter of pride and honor, and makes the profile look much better. Some badges are easy to get. For example, answer five questions and receive a badge. Others are much harder which makes them more valuable and rare to have under the profile. Here’s a detailed guide on every Discord badge and how you can get them.
Let me start with the easiest Discord badge that anyone can get.
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1. HypeSquad House Badge
HypeSquad House badge helps Discord keep you in either of the three houses — Bravery, Brilliance, or Balance.
All you need to do is answer 5 personality questions and Discord will place you in one of the houses and give you a badge for that house. Also, there are chances that you may not get any badge but you can try again. A house is like a community and you can participate in events conducted in each house.
HypeSquad House Badge Perks
You can be part of the Discord HypeSquad Community and participate in inter-house challenges. You also receive community newsletters. Best of all, you will get a house badge under your name.
How to Get a HypeSquad House Badge
1. To get the HypeSquad House badge, open Discord and click on the user-settings icon beside your user-name in the bottom left corner.
2. In the Settings, scroll down and select the HypeSquad option.
3. Now, click on the Join HypeSquad button.
4. You will view a pop-up with five personality questions. Answer them.
5. Then you will be placed in one of the houses and rewarded with a badge. Congratulations, you have received your first badge!
You can begin the test again to change the house. Just answer the questions differently and you are good to go.
2. HypeSquad Events Badge
Discord organizes events and competitions around the world. You can attend as many events with your house merch as you want. This helps Discord understand if you are really interested in the Discord community and worthy enough to be a HypeSquad Events manager. This is a rare badge that you don’t find normally under most profiles. If you want to take the responsibility of organizing events for your house, try for the HypeSquad Events Badge.
HypeSquad Events Badge Perks
Can organize Discord events and also has the ability to join Discord’s secret server. You get goodies from Discord to oversee small local events. If all goes well, you can get the HypeSquad Events badge.
How to Get HypeSquad Events Badge
The first step would be getting the HypeSquad House Badge and begin participating in the community and attending local events. The more you participate, the higher the chances of getting the badge. But there is no guarantee that you will be awarded the badge even after all the work. There is no foolproof way to get the badge other than being part of the Discord and HypeSquad house community and doing what is expected of you.
3. Discord Server Booster Badge
Boosting servers will help to improve the features of the server. You will get better quality video streaming, custom emojis, high-quality voice chat in channels, server banner, etc. All these features will further improve level by level. The more you boost the server, the more features you get.
Giving two boosts to the server will make it reach level 1 from 0. It needs 15 boosts for level 2 and 30 boosts for level 3. To get the Server Booster Badge, you need to boost the server at least once which costs $4.99/month. Yup, it’s not free which makes it even rarer.
Also, there are various types of Server Booster Badges. Your badge will improve as you provide more boosts to the server.
Discord Server Booster Badge Perks
You may not have any advantages except for owning the badge. But if you have a server or are an active member of any server, then boosting your server will help get more features like better streaming quality and better audio quality, etc.
How to Get Discord Server Booster Badge
1. Open Discord and launch the server that you want to boost from the left sidebar.
2. Here click on the server name at the top left and then select the Server Boost option.
3. Here click on the Boost This Server option.
4. Here select how many boosts you want to provide to the server. As said, more server boosts will unlock more features and also help get the server boost badge.
5. Once selected, click on Continue and complete the payment to boost the server and also get the respective badge.
4. Discord Nitro Badge
Another badge you can strive for is the Nitro badge. All you need to do is get the subscription for Discord Nitro. A Nitro badge is awarded when you donate to Discord but you do get benefits like new emojis, animated profile pic, longer messages, bigger uploads, etc. There are 2 plans, a $9.99/month plan and a $99.99/year plan.
Discord Nitro Badge Perks
Discord Nitro badge provides you with more updates as you are paying a monthly subscription for it. That includes more emojis, the ability to set an animated profile pic, longer messages up to 4,000 characters, larger uploads, upload streams in more competent video resolution up to 2k, and you can join up to 200 servers. Best of all, you get 2 server boosts that help the servers unlock custom emojis, better quality voice channels, etc.
How to Get Discord Nitro Badge
1. Open Discord and click on the Discord icon at the top right corner. This will open Home with direct messages.
2. Now, select the Nitro option in the left side sidebar.
3. Here, you shall find the Subscribe button. Click on it.
4. Now select the plan that you want to subscribe to.
5. Select a payment method and subscribe to Nitro. This will add the Nitro badge under your profile name.
5. Early Supporter badge
Among all the badges, the Discord Early Supporter badge is one badge that you can’t get anymore. It is a badge for users who supported Discord in its early days. The one who got the Discord Nitro before 10th October 2018, 7:20 PM PDT will have it on their profile. Unlike the Nitro Badge, this one is permanent even when you stop the Nitro subscription.
Note that there are no additional perks except for proudly having a badge.
6. Bug Hunter Badge
Discord has a special badge dedicated to bug hunters. If you report any bugs to Discord, you will be eligible for Big Hunter Badge. Discord automatically places the badge under your profile without you needing to apply for it. There is no guarantee that you will get a badge after reporting a bug though. Discord itself will add the green Bug Hunter Badge when it sees fit.
Also, if you find multiple bugs on the platform, then your green bug hunter badge will turn into a golden one.
Bug Hunter Badge Perks
You get a few beta features if you are a bug hunter with a gold badge. Green badges do not have any additional perks except for having the badge under your profile.
How to get Bug Hunter Badge
Open this Discord Testers Page and click on Accept Invite. Make sure you are signed in to the Discord account where you want to receive the badge.
This will direct you to Discord Testers Server where you can find rules and how to get started with finding bugs.
7. Discord Bot Developer Badge
Discord recently stopped awarding the bot developer badge at the end of 2020. All users who already have the badge will continue to see them on their profiles. If you are wondering what are bots, they are nothing but a plugin that makes Discord even more functional.
Even before discontinuing, Discord didn’t offer the badge to every bot developer. You needed to have a bot that is installed on more than 75+ servers and each server should have had more than 40 people.
Now, your entire team will get the Bot Developer badge instead. You need to add the users before getting the badge though. Once you have received the badge, new team members will not get it.
Discord Bot Developer Badge Perks
Your bot will get a verified icon which may lead to more installations as the trust factor is higher and you will get the Bot Developer Badge. The obvious perk is the ability to create a verified server for your bot.
8. Discord Partner Badge
To get the Discord Partner Badge, you need to be an admin of a server that is eligible as a partner server of Discord. You can check whether your server is eligible or not in the server settings, which I will show you below. Your server must have 50 active users every week and more than 100 members. If your server meets the criteria, it is eligible for the partner program and you will receive the partner badge as an admin for that server.
Discord Partner Badge Perks
To start, you get free server boosting to level 3 and free Nitro. Sometimes, you also get some features exclusive to the partner badge for a certain period until that’s available for everyone. Your Server will also be available on the Discover page. You will get one of the rarest badges to earn on Discord.
How to Get Discord Partner Badge
1. Open the Server for which you want to apply for the Partner program and click on the server name at the top left corner. Here select the Server Settings option.
2. Once you are in the server settings, select the Partner Program option in the left sidebar.
3. Now scroll down and click on Apply for Partnership to continue. If the button isn’t available for you then it means you are not eligible for the partnership as of now.
4. If you are not eligible, scroll down and check what your server needs to be eligible for the partner program.
5. If your server is eligible, click on the Apply for Partnership button and submit the form with details about your server like description, what audience it is trying to grab, etc.
6. Once applied, it’s up to Discord to accept the submission or not in 30 days. You can develop the server further and attempt again if you want to.
9. Discord Staff Badge
This one might be obvious. You get this badge when you work for Discord. There are no perks or any other advantages for getting the staff badge. As expected, you will lose the badge once you are out of the job.
10. Certified Discord Moderator Badge
This is the newest badge in the list released in the May of 2021. As the name implies, it is a badge for moderators, the ones who ban members and remove content that’s against Discord and community policies and help communities grow. But before that, you either need to be an admin or a moderator of the server that has a sizable impact. Then you need to maintain the server by helping it run by the rules like removing messages with unaccepted words, copyrighted content, or any content that shouldn’t be published on that server.
This is also one of the badges where Discord automatically finds you and rewards you with a badge.
Common Profile Badges
DISCORD NITRO BADGE
Someone with this badge subscribes to Discord Nitro! You’ll probably see them spamming their custom emoji they made and saying its name out loud as if it were a real word and showing off their animated profile icon from their favorite anime. (We know who you are.)
Both Nitro and Nitro Classic members will get the same badge. Hover over their badge and you’ll see how long they’ve been a Nitro member!
SERVER BOOSTER BADGE
This user directly supports one of their favorite servers! In the server they’ve boosted, they also get a Boosting icon next to their name. Hover over the badge and you’ll see how long they’ve boosted servers.
Unique to this badge: It’s got an evolving design that changes its look the longer you have it. You can learn more about Server Boosting at our Boosting Help Article.
HYPESQUAD HOUSE BADGES
Long ago, a great evil spirit emerged from its slumber and ravaged the land. In humanity’s time of need, three heroes emerged from the light and defeated the evil spirits. Humanity was so hyped that nowadays, these heroes are honored through the HypeSquad Houses program.
Take the quick five-question personality test on the desktop or web app and see for yourself if you’re meant for the House of Bravery, Brilliance or Balance! You can learn more about HypeSquad Houses here.
HYPESQUAD EVENTS BADGE
Walking around the real world with an exclusive “Discord HypeSquad” shirt, the HypeSquad Events badge is for HypeSquad Event Attendees & who attend local conventions in the name of HypeSquad. Event Coordinators run the events themselves, such as a university club or LAN event.
Do you attend any conventions you’d love to rep Discord app with a dope free shirt, or do you run a local event or on-campus club that could use some free swag? Apply for HypeSquad Events at discord.com/hypesquad!
BUG HUNTER BADGE
Through a healthy balance of passion, curiosity and commitment one might find themselves ready to receive the fabled Bug Hunter badge. Current badge recipients are members of the Discord Testers community server that have proven their mettle in the struggle to unearth bugs and preserve a quality Discord experience for all.
Learn more about how to submit bugs and the Discord Testers community here.
ACTIVE DEVELOPER BADGE
Those delightful apps in your server were crafted with love by our incredible developer community. They may be helping you and your server automate tasks, play games, get to know each other better, or create your most treasured memes. App developers who are actively bringing more joy to your Discord experience may have an Active Developer badge on their profiles.
If you’re an active app developer on Discord, find out more on how you can grab your badge here.
PARTNERED SERVER OWNER BADGE
Designed for active and engaged communities, the Partner Program distinguishes the best servers out there. This badge is given to owners of thriving communities and creators that show an authentic enthusiasm for Discord.
Get rewarded for creating an engaged community with our Partner Program. Check it out at discord.com/partners!
As part of the Discord Partner Program, this badge gives a 100% discount on your Nitro subscription.
DISCORD STAFF BADGE
That app you’re looking at their profile on? Yeah, they made it.
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, this person spends most of their week at Discord HQ, thinking of the next best thing to add improve your Discord experience and dreaming of when the office is going to get a soft-serve machine. (When are we getting that soft-serve machine, btw?)
Long ago, we granted the Certified Discord Moderator badge to those who were part of our moderation programs. These individuals would receive this badge to show they’ve mastered the Moderator Academy courses and were active participants in our moderator program ecosystem.
The badge has since evolved into the Moderator Program Alumni badge, as a way to thank everyone that was a part of our moderator ecosystem before Thursday, December 1st, 2022. This badge can no longer be obtained! If you’d like to learn more about moderating on Discord, you can check out our Safety Center’s Moderation page.
EARLY SUPPORTER BADGE
Back in ye olde days, before there were two styles of Discord Nitro, there was simply a $5 version of Nitro. After the $10 tier of Nitro was introduced, we granted the Early Supporter badge to anyone who supported us in the early years of Discord as a thank you gift!