Shooting in NBA 2K22 is one of the most important facets of the game. Whether you're grinding through MyCAREER or playing games in Pro Am or The City, you'll need to have some shooting skills to keep defenders honest.
For those of you having trouble with the new shot meter, these Badges are a great way for you to get a boost in NBA 2K22. However, there are tons of Badges to choose from. So which are the best Shooting Badges in NBA 2K22?
We run down all of the best Shooting Badges to throw into your next MyPLAYER build!
Best Shooting Badges in NBA 2K22
As you work through NBA 2K22 you'll find that the best players are great shooters. Some of them have gotten great at the new shot meter, but others have Badges to help them along.
The great news is you can apply these Badges to your MyPLAYER as well! With these Shooting Badges, you'll be able to get that green animation from all around the perimeter.
Let's get started with the best Shooting Badges in NBA 2K22:
The Sniper Badge is an incredible starter Badge and is arguably the best Hall of Fame Shooting Badge. Players who are only slightly imperfect with the shot meter will love this Badge.
This Badge brings a boost to jump shots taken with a slightly early/late timing. However, early and late shots receive a bigger penalty.
Here are some more details on how the Sniper Badge works:
- Increases the edges of the "green" window
- Each Badge level is a 3% to 5% increase
This Badge is huge for players that can nail consistent perfect shots, but still get slightly early or slightly late ratings especially after the new update.
Hot Zone Hunter
Perhaps your MyPLAYER is only good from certain spots on the court and you just want them to knock down shots from there. You'll definitely want to equip the Hot Zone Hunter Badge.
The Hot Zone Hunter Badge gives players a boost for shots that are taken in their hot zones. A great way to find them is to hit Brickley's Gym in The City and shoot around until you find them.
Here are some Hot Zone Hunter stats from NBA 2K21 for reference:
For a 20 millisecond early shot, these are the results you can expect:
|Badge Level||Make %||Green %|
|Hall of Fame||64.5%||55%|
Limitless Spot Up
For players looking to get a boost to their range, the Limitless Spot Up Badge is the one for you. It's tested well at The Park and Pro Am as at least one player on the team should be using this Badge.
Limitless Spot Up is tough to trigger so we've included how to activate this particular Badge.
Here's how you can trigger Limitless Spot Up in NBA 2K22:
- Must be a catch and shoot shot.
- You must shoot within 1 second of catching the pass.
- You must be in limitless range when the shot is taken.
Although the highest Green Machine can rank up to is silver, it's still one of the most popular Shooting Badges in the game. This is the perfect Badge for the MyPLAYER who knows how to green on the shot meter.
The Green Machine Badge gives an additional shot boost when consecutively achieving excellent releases on jump shots. Remember, this Badge is for players that time their shots really well.
Defense in NBA 2K22 has been extremely ramped up compared to previous years. As a shooter, having a Badge to help protect you from shot contests is vital.
Jump shots that are taken with a defender closing out on you will receive less of a penalty from a shot contest. This is huge because you'll have a defender closing out on you nearly every play.