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NBA 2K22 Season 2 Shooting Badge Changes: Chef, Limitless Spot-Up, Rhythm Shooter, Stop & Pop

Stephen Curry in NBA 2K22
Stephen Curry in NBA 2K22 / Credit to 2K sports

With the launch of Season 2: Build Your Empire in NBA 2K22 on both Current Gen and Next Gen, a plethora of Shooting Badges were adjusted under the hood.

As mentioned in the official patch notes, 2K adjusted the "logic" for several shooting badges —including Chef, Limitless Spot-Up, Rhythm Shooter, and Stop & Pop — so that each one triggers under the "intended conditions" and at the "proper shooting ranges."

Thanks to NBA2KLab, however, who have taken it upon themselves to do meticulous testing of the changes, it seems players are able to know just what adjustments 2K made to these meta MyCareer Shooting Badges, and how they can make sure they are triggering them properly in-game moving forward.

NBA 2K22 Season 2 Shooting Badge Changes: Chef, Limitless Spot-Up, Rhythm Shooter, Stop & Pop

Here is how to properly and consistently trigger the Chef, Limitless Spot-Up, Rhythm Shooter and Stop & Pop Shooting Badges in NBA 2K22 Season 2.

  • Chef: Chef still activates the same as it did initially, where the player must have the ball in their hands for at least two seconds, move for at least 0.5 seconds, and shoot 30+ feet away from the basket (moving or quick stop). In Season 2, however, Chef now also triggers off of 30+ feet dribble pull-up threes, 30+ feet stepback fade threes, and 30+ feet quick-stop threes, but no longer stacks with Circus 3s, Rhythm Shooter, or Stop & Pop.
  • Limitless Spot-Up: In Season 2, the Limitless Spot-Up Badge will now will activate on any standing 30+ foot shot taken after being stationary for one second — off the dribble or the catch — but no longer stacks with Catch and Shoot or Set Shooter.
  • Rhythm Shooter: Rhythm Shooter still activates the same as it did initially, where the player must do two consecutive right-stick dribble moves, stop moving, and then immediately shoot. In Season 2, however, Rhythm Shooter no longer stacks with Stop & Pop or Chef.
  • Stop & Pop: In Season 2, Stop & Pop no longer triggers on stepback shots, just quick-stop shots. Additionally, Stop & Pop no longer stacks with Rhythm Shooter or Chef.