In recent years, it’s become clear that if players want to extend their NBA careers for as long as possible, they’re going to need to rely largely on shooting.
Kobe Bryant’s career was prolonged enough to win his latter two championships when he started learning how to shoot more than slash. Since then, Stephen Curry has revolutionised the game even further courtesy of his incredible shooting prowess, becoming a two-time MVP in the process.
The point here is that if you want to score in bunches and with minimal effort, the best badges for 3-point shooters are the way to go.
What are the best badges for 3-Point Shooters in 2K22?
While it’s easier to score 3-pointers in NBA 2K22 than it was in last year’s edition, it’s still not a sure shot like it was in 2K14. As a result, you’ll need all the necessary extra animations to make it as easy as possible.
So what are the best badges for a 3-Point shooter in 2K22? Here they are:
The classic Deadeye badge is still the most important for a 3-point shooter. It breaks through defender metas, so it’s best to put it up on Hall of Fame level.
The Sniper badge is the best combo with the Deadeye because it helps you to time your releases better. As a result, you’ll need it up on Hall of Fame level, too, in order to increase your chances of being that Green Machine, which we’ll talk about later.
Bad news – defender metas also work for those chasing the open shooter. Good news – you have the Blinders badge to help ignore those. The championship Golden State Warriors line-ups lived off these more than any other shooting badge, so you better have this one on Hall of Fame level too.
Once you’re heating up, you want to be confident that you can hit a shot from anywhere outside the arc. You’ll need the Chef badge for that. A Gold one is enough but if you can go higher, why not?
5. Limitless Spot Up
You’ll need to combo up the Limitless Spot Up badge with the Chef badge because you’ll want as much range as possible. A Gold badge is enough to add to that range on standing 3-pointers.
6. Catch and Shoot
The Catch and Shoot badge comes in handy whenever you call for passes off a doubled-up teammate. A Gold badge is good enough to give you a decent quick release animation, but a Hall of Fame badge will serve you even better.
7. Difficult Shots
This one is more of a safety badge, helping you to get good shots off the dribble even on jump shots. You will want to have this one at a Gold level too.
8. Green Machine
This is the badge that we mentioned earlier, and is what you’ll need once you heat up since it increases the bonus given for consecutive excellent releases. Make sure that you have a Gold badge for this one.
9. Set Shooter
Although defenders in the 2K meta are quick to follow opponents around the floor, you never know when the Set Shooter badge will come in handy. A Gold one is enough to get the job done should you have the opportunity to set your feet before shooting.
10. Stop and Pop
Shooting off the dribble is something that you can do off teammate screens or, if you are daring enough, in the midst of a fast break. Given that there are risks involved with this type of shot, why not have this one up at Hall of Fame and enhance your ability to make a pull-up three-pointer?
What to expect when using badges for 3-Point Shooters in NBA 2K22
Just because you have these shooting badges, it doesn’t mean that you will never miss a 3-pointer again throughout your entire NBA 2K life. There are still the technical aspects you need to nail, especially considering the defensive metas.
What shooting badges can do for your 3-point game, however, is to increase your chances of conversion. Having said that, even with all the badges above, the best way to nail a 3-pointer is to make it an open one.
Badges are useless without practice, so make sure that you still work on your shot timing, because relying on the badges alone may result in inefficient shooting.
If you’re looking for a good place to start, it’s best that you try being a Green Machine first on 2K22.
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