NBA 2K20: The most OP badges for your MyPlayer

If you want to win on the Rec and The Neighborhood then these badges are for you.


The NBA regular season is here at last, while 2K20 is serving up hoops action to fans in their living room across the world.

Things have settled down around the 2K community after a turbulent start and players are finally enjoying the game.

Prior to the latest update, the 2K community were outraged by the amount of bugs and glitches that were present on the release of the game. Many took to Reddit to let their thoughts be known.

Now that those bugs have gone, RealSport have compiled a list of the most important badges that you need for your MyPlayer if you want to dominate on The Rec and The Neighborhood.

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10 – Difficult Shots

Moving shots have become a part of many offensive player’s repertoire in The Neighborhood.

Once your teammate has set you a solid screen, you have the opportunity to run into space and pull up for either a three-pointer or a mid-range jump shot.

Difficult shots allows you to put your shot up with a higher chance of making it even though you may be off-balanced.

This makes it perfect for The Neighborhood.

9 – Unpluckable

A dribbler’s worst nightmare is to be stripped whilst performing a sequence of ankle-breaking moves against their defender.

Unpluckable allows the ball handler to have a lower chance of being stolen from. Any archetype that includes playmaking should consider this badge being fully upgraded as soon as possible.

8 – Hot Zone Hunter

Despite issues regarding shooting on the park before the latest patch, shooting has become more consistent.

But shooters out there need to know there hot zones. This badge makes it harder to miss open shots in your hot zones than not and is important if you are a spot-up shooter on The Neighborhood or The Rec.

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7 – Dimer

Every point guard needs this badge if they want to be winning consistently.

Giving an increased chance to your teammates scoring makes you a valuable asset. The teammate grade you finish with reflects on how well you have performed. Usually, a well-rounded point guard would have a fair amount of points and probably the most assists on his team.

If you are playing in the Rec Center, then this would help your teammates out, a lot.

6 – Intimidator

People neglect defending and in turn neglect defensive badges.

But this year the new Intimidator badge may be one of the most underrated badges on NBA 2K20.

With shooting being less consistent than the previous 2K19 title, players are lot less likely to score contested shots.

Hall of Fame intimidator literally stops almost every contested shot from going in. This badge can turn the average player into a strong defender that can also attack.

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5 – Rebound Chaser

If your MyPlayer is 6’8″ or taller, then rebound chaser must be one defensive badge you have applied.

Grabbing rebounds is important we all know that. But when you are up against Glass Cleaning Lockdown Centers you need all the help you can get.

Helping your center out in the rebound battle is always a sign of a good teammate.

4 – Range Extender

The replacement badge for the beloved Limitless Range is the new Range Extender.

They are pretty much the exact same and remain as one of the most important shooting badges on NBA 2K20.

Range Extender also applies to deep mid-ranges not just deep three-pointers. This makes it important for any shooter as being able to shoot from anywhere is the reason everyone wants a spot-up shooter on their team.

3 – Quick First Step

All playmakers and point guards need this if they want to beat their opponent off the dribble at all.

If your opponent has a low lateral quickness, then this badge at Hall of Fame would leave them in your tracks.

This would give you the opportunity to drive to the basket or pass to the open man once you draw another defender.

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2 – Contact Finisher

Any slasher needs to upgrade this badge before even thinking about upgrading anything else. Now that there is no Posterizer badge, Contact Finisher is a must if you driving to the basket.

There isn’t much else to say. Get this badge on your slasher ASAP.

1 – Quick Draw

At this point in the game, it is fair to say Quick Draw is the most important badge on NBA 2K20.

The badge reduces the amount of time in which it takes to shoot your jump shot.

This means that defending players have less time to close you down giving you, the shooter, a larger window of chance for your shot to land.

If you consider yourself a shooter and do not have this badge at least on silver, then you need to focus your efforts here.

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