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.