The Gym Rat badge is quite a useful item to acquire in NBA 2k22. With this particular badge, you will not need to go to the gym every week to increase your stats. The badge will help you do all of these things without having to go to the gym at all. In this guide, we will show you how you can get your hands on this important item.
How to Get The Gym Rat Badge Quickly in NBA 2k22?
To acquire the Gym Rat badge quickly in NBA 2k22, you will first need to start the MyCareer mode. Once you do begin it, you need to reach the point in the game where you are inside your home and can step out into The City for the first time. After you reach this particular stage, you need to press the Start button (or its equivalent, depending on the platform you use to play the game) in order to reach the Pause menu.
Once you open up the Pause menu, you need to head over to Quests. To do so, you need to press the R1 button and then the X button in the area below. Once you are in the Quests menu, look for the City Quests option. Clicking on this particular option will show you a list of all of the different City Quests. Towards the bottom of this list, you will see the Gym Rat Quest. This is the quest that you will need to select.
When you first participate in this quest, your main objective will be to interact with a representative from Gatorade. You can follow its relevant icon in The City to make your way to the Gatorade Gym. You will meet the representative in this location.
Interacting with the Gatorade rep will reveal the main objective of this quest. You will be told to earn at least 3 Stars on any workout in the Gatorade Gym. You will have to do this 50 times. There are 5 categories of workouts. These are Speed, Stamina, Vertical, Acceleration, and Strength. While this may initially sound like an easy objective to complete, you will realize that there are limitations to the frequency of the workouts you can complete in the Gatorade Gym.
Once you complete a workout from any one of the mentioned categories, you will be given a boost that lasts for 7 days. At this time, you will also be prevented from repeating the said workout again. This means that even if you got 3 Stars on all your workouts, you would take 10 weeks to complete this quest. This is because you will probably only be able to complete 5 of these workouts in a week. This period may also increase if you do not get 3 Stars in some of your workouts, so keep that in mind.
If you want to avoid grinding your way through the workouts to acquire the Gym Rat badge, you can also find a way around it. This is by going to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. In this institute, you will be able to keep training right without stopping until you reach the required 50 times. You will find this institute towards the back of the gym. There will be a sign that says Gatorade Sports Institute. The only thing you need to remember is that only one player can train at a time here, meaning you might need to wait for a while.
To work out in the institute, all you need to do is move the left and right analog sticks quickly in specific directions. You should be able to get 3 Stars after you get to 16 points. You will be able to keep repeating this process right until you complete the required 50 times. If you do these workouts well, you will be able to get 3 Star ratings. Additionally, you can also take part in exercises that will test your eye coordination as well as reflexes. By doing so, you can earn in-game Gatorade discounts.
Once you hit the all-important 3 Star mark after completing 50 workouts, you’ll get the Gym Rat badge. You can use this important badge to avoid having to actually go to the gym week in and week out, as we mentioned at the start of this guide.
Now that you know how to get the Gym Rat, check out how you can get badges in NBA 2k22.