In NBA 2K21, the Gym Rat badge will bestow permanent bonuses to your player’s physical attributes. It will boost acceleration, strength, speed, vertical, and stamina by four points. Technically, you can acquire this badge by reaching Superstar 2 on MyRep progression. Unfortunately, you will have to grind a lot in order to accomplish that.
But the good news is that there is another much more convenient method of unlocking the Gym Rat badge in NBA 2K21. In our all-new guide here, we will show you how to do just that.
Unlocking the Gym Rat badge in NBA 2K21
The aforementioned alternate method of unlocking the Gym Rat badge in NBA 2K21 deals with the MyCareer game mode. However, we should mention beforehand that the Gym Rat badge you will obtain by doing this is different from the badge you get for reaching Superstar 2. This is because you can only apply the Gym Rat badge you acquire through MyCareer to the character you used to obtain it. On the other hand, you can apply the badge granted by MyRep Progression to all characters. Thus, if you intend to use the method given below to unlock the Gym Rat badge for more characters in the game, you will have to go through it several times.
Coming to the method itself, you must participate in forty regular-season games and triumph in the playoffs and Finals in order to win the Gym Rat badge through MyCareer. Admittedly it does appear to be a hard task. But keep in mind that you can simulate some games to speed up things a lot. You can safely sim games in the given situations:
- You can sim the required 40 regular-season games once they are up by a margin of 25 points.
- Once you have played 40 regular-season games, you can sim the games all the way up to the NBA playoffs.
- You can sim the playoff games once they are up by a margin of 25 points.
Are team practice sessions during the Finals necessary to earn the Gym Rat badge?
It is worth pointing out that some fans maintain that it is necessary to carry out many team practice sessions during the Finals in order to acquire the Gym Rat badge. On the other hand, some players also claim that it is not important to do this. It will help if you decide whether you want to invest your time in shooting drills in the game or not. However, remember that if you lose in the Finals, you will not be able to get the Gym Rat badge.
Let us also keep in mind the first method that is concerned with Superstar 2. If you want to use the Gym Rat badge on several characters, you should think of putting in the effort to grind MyRep Progression in the game.
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