Category: NBA 2K22 Shooting Badges

Volume Shooter Badge

The Volume Shooter badge is back for NBA 2K22 and boosts shooting attributes after a player has taken a small handful of shots, whether the shot is a make or a miss.

To unlock Volume Shooter on next-gen:

  • Bronze: 55 Mid Range and 54 3pt
  • Silver: 66 Mid Range and 65 3pt
  • Gold: 74 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 82 Mid Range or 3pt

Recommendation: This badge can certainly be a huge help for players who shoot a lot in any game mode, and unlike in the past, there are no negatives to having this badge equipped.

Steady Shooter Badge

The Steady Shooter badge is new for NBA 2K20 and reduces the penalty on contested shots, and on a lesser level, reduces the boosts on open shots. It essentially helps shoot contested shots.

This badge doesn’t give a huge boost on most contested shots, but you’ll start seeing more success while in Sharpshooting Takeover. However, you’ll notice that you miss a lot more open shots with this badge.

Recommendation: We don’t recommend this badge, as it penalizes good shots and barely boosts most contested shots. It can be fun to play around with, however, from time to time.

Quick Draw Badge

The Quick Draw badge is new for NBA 2K20 and quickens your jump shot’s release. And the higher the level of the badge, the quicker the jumpshot will be. It is in the Shooting category of badges.

This badge is the most important shooting badge in 2K20, as all jumpshots are purposely slow this year. Every build looking to shoot should have the badge, but which level depends on your personal preference.

Here’s a video further breaking down the badge:

Pick & Popper Badge

The Pick & Popper badge is back for NBA 2K20 and boosts shot attempts that come after setting a screen if the shot happens far enough from the rim and within a few seconds after the screen has been set.

The Pick & Popper is super effective if used correctly and often, so definitely equip this badge if you’re a shooter planning on Picking and Popping often in the Park or Pro-Am.

Ice in Veins Badge

The Ice in Veins badge is new for NBA 2K21 next-gen and current gen, and boosts free throws taken in the second half of close games or overtime periods. Also, the timing window for free throws becomes larger.

To unlock Ice In Veins for your next-gen MyPlayer:

  • Gold: 56 Free Throw
  • Hall of Fame: 72 Free Throw

Recommendation This might be a good badge for MyCareer players, but is largely useless for most players. One place we’ve seen it used is on big men with low shooting ratings, as it helps them hit late-game free throws when Hack-a-Shaq’d.

Hot Zone Hunter Badge

The Hot Zone Hunter badge is back for NBA 2K22 next-gen and current gen, and boosts shots that are taken in a player’s hot zone(s). HZH is in the shooting category of badges.

To unlock HZH for your MyPlayer on next-gen:

  • Bronze: 57 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Silver: 71 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Gold: 83 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 97 Mid Range or 3pt

Recommendation: Hot Zone Hunter is one of the best shooting badges on both consoles, as you get a huge boost to shots taken with your player’s hot zones.

Hot Start Badge

The Hot Start badge is new for NBA 2K20 and boosts shooting attributes for every made shot from the beginning of the game (or the beginning of each quarter for 5v5 modes) until the first missed shot. You must make your first shot of the game to activate the badge.

Hot Start is an extremely solid badge for shooters in the Park, especially 2v2 players. It’s pretty much useless outside of the Park, but it helps your player get going early in the Playground.

Recommendation: We only recommend this badge for featured scorers in the Park, but it has little value outside of that. If you’re not the featured scorer we recommend using other shooting badges.

Green Machine Badge

The Green Machine badge is back for NBA 2K22 and gives an additional shot boost when consecutively achieving excellent releases on jump shots. It is in the Shooting category of badges.

To unlock Green Machine on next-gen MyPlayer:

  • Bronze: 58 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Silver: 73 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Gold: 86 Mid Range or 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 97 Mid Range or 3pt

Recommendation: We recommend Hall of Fame Green Machine for Shooters that have practiced their jumpshot and already green a lot of shots. Otherwise, your badge points can be spent better elsewhere.

Deep Fades Badge

The Deep Fades badge is new for NBA 2K20 and reduces the distance penalty on post fadeaways taken far from the basket. It is in the Shooting category of badges.

This badge is super effective for Post Scorers shooting Fadeaways all over the court, and can even be a bail out for shooters late in the shot clock.

Recommendation: We only recommend Deep Fades for Post Scorers, as its effectiveness has little benefit outside of that demographic. Maxing out Deep Fades is necessary for Post Scorers.

Corner Specialist Badge

Corner Specialist is back for NBA 2K22 and boosts deep mid-range or 3pt shots taken along the baseline of the court. It works on both off the dribble and off the catch corner shots.

To unlock Corner Specialist on your next-gen MyPlayer:

  • Bronze: 55 3pt
  • Silver: 68 3pt
  • Gold: 78 3pt
  • Hall of Fame: 87 3pt

Recommendation: This badge is required for corner spot-ups, but is also a good badge to have for players who fade from the baseline. This badge is really good at its function.