The Intimidator badge is new for NBA 2K20 and makes offensive players have less success shooting when contested by players with this badge. This badge also boosts the shot defense rating when tightly guarding an opponent.
Intimidator is one of the most effective badges in 2K20, as it causes missed layups and dunks in the paint and decreases the chances of full-bar makes on the perimeter.
Recommendation: Big Men should max out Intimidator, while Perimeter players would benefit from having it on some level. If you’re strapped for badge points, we’ve found that Silver Intimidator is still super effective.