Collecting things that are important to us is a habit we’re naturally born with! Did you know that the “Psychology of collecting” is actually an entire field of study?
You can also collect things in Discord - profile badges! Below you’ll find the lowdown on every single profile badge you’ll see. Some are easily obtainable, while some take more dedication.
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
A mastermind of QA testing and detective work, the Bug Hunter badge is awarded to the most hard-working of those in the Bug Hunter community. Someone with this badge probably spends their time perfecting their next Redstone-powered monolith that also acts as a calculator.
Wanna join the Bug Hunting community? Head on over to discord.gg/discord-testers!
Discord Partner Badge
Bestowed upon the greatest creators and community leaders, the Discord Partner badge is for those in the Partnership Program. If you’re a content creator or run a very large community server, check out the program and apply at discord.com/partners!
As part of the Discord Partner Program, this badge gives a 100% discount on your Nitro subscription!
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!
Anyone who purchased Nitro at any point before Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 received this badge. This is the only profile badge that can never be obtained again! More details about this legacy profile badge can be seen at the Grandfathered Nitro Classic FAQ.
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?)