NBA 2K20 has been released and the grind for badges is on. Badges can make a huge different in the basketball sim, allowing a MyPlayer character to glide smoothly around opponents with dribble moves and hit seemingly impossible shots from deep. It's a grind to get them, but there are some ways that NBA 2K20 players can get badges fast.
YouTuber OG Almighty's video explains that smart NBA 2K20 players will put the work into their character's primary strength as it is these badges that players can rank up in the fastest. So, if players have created a character with a shooting build, the shooting badges are what they should go for first. Becoming a good overall player may be great and on the road to 99 that's going to be necessary, but getting badges fast means that players will have to start with their character's strengths.
For NBA 2K20 characters with a shooting build, OG Almighty suggests unlocking the Difficult Shots badge first. Don't try and get layups for easy points, only shoot jump shots and other distance shots to get this badge, explains the YouTuber. He also suggests shooting pull up shots as standing shots are a bit trickier. With a shooting build, the more shots a player shoots and makes, the higher the shooting meter will go up. After unlocking Difficult Shots, Catch and Shoot is another good badge to get.
The next suggestion works for all NBA 2K20 character builds. OG Almighty tells players not to bother going to NBA 2K20's MyPark and to spend time in the game's star-studded MyCareer mode. In MyCareer, players don't need to split the ball with other players - they can be a ball hog and put the work into getting badges. Players should also lower their difficulty setting to Pro. Playing at the Hall of Fame difficulty level may be good for the ego, but players can earn good XP at the easier difficulty.
Players can also complete the drills in MyCareer. Try to complete the drills as efficiently as possible for double rewards and bonuses. This can be a huge help when it comes to getting NBA 2K20 badges quickly.
NBA 2K20 may officially be a basketball sim, but it's also an RPG. Getting all of the badges isn't going to be easy and will take a long time, but getting these first badges can be a quick process by playing smart.
Source: YouTube - OG Almighty