How to Get a 99 Rating in NBA 2K22

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Getting a 99 overall rating is the pinnacle of improving your player. Player builds such as wingspan, weight, height, and badges are all easily customizable but, improving your attributes will be the hardest thing to grind for.

When you play online, you will be able to flaunt your overall rating as it shows up on your player tag when you roam around the areas.

This guide will show you how to get a 99 rating in NBA 2K22 and give you tips on how to do it as fast as possible.

Creating Your Player

Firstly, you will need to create and customize your character. After choosing a name, jersey number, position, and your dominant hand, you will be choosing which takeover you want.

This is highly dependent on what you want your player’s role to be. You can choose whichever you like as long as you focus on one or two aspects of the game you can excel at.

Skill Breakdown

Once you reach this part, you will choose your player’s max potential attributes by allocating finishing, shooting, playmaking, and defense/rebounding. Again, this depends on what type of player you want to be.

If you are a scoring point guard, you would want a mix of everything and maybe choose between being better in shooting or finishing around the basket.

For bigs, you can go for defense/rebounding and choose between being better in finishing or shooting. If you choose shooting, you can help stretch the floor and rely on the pick and pop rather than the pick and roll action.

It highly depends on your preference at this point. However, it is worth noting that the attributes you see under maximum will be the highest stat rating you can get.

After the skills breakdown, you will be adjusting your height, wingspan, and weight. All of these features will have an impact on some of your attributes. If you have a longer wingspan, you will be better at finishing but become worse at shooting the ball.

Physical Profile

For your physical profile, the stats listed above are only your maximum potential. This can improve later on in the game. These stats are increased as you allocate more points to your attributes.

The physical profile breakdown heavily depends on the build you want to go for. You can choose whichever you want depending on the role you play.

How to Increase Your Overall Rating

In MyCareer, go to your player’s progression screen and choose which stats to improve. On the top of your screen, you will see “available upgrades”. This will be the number of points you can allocate to your stats in total.

You can increase this by earning MyPoints which is gotten from just playing the game. It will require you to play a ton of games instead of just buying VCs and instantly develop your player into a superstar.

On the upper-left corner, you will see your overall rating. You can see the cap is at 99. Increasing your attributes will increase this and it is better to spread your attributes than focusing on just one aspect of your game.

If you are wondering how to increase speed, acceleration, stamina, vertical, or strength, it will increase innately when you allocate points to other stats. It will be slow and it could take you a ton of games grinding VCs to push it around 80+ speed.

If you care about your overall rating more, it is best to spread it out. If you have low stats on other attributes, it will be cheaper to improve them.

Can You Get a 99 Overall Rating?

With how the game works, it seems that maxing out your full potential can only push you around a 95-97 overall rating. It does not mean that your player is not the best he can be. Everything is just limited to potential.

Even the highest-rated player in the current NBA 2K22 roster is only at 96. However, you can push your player to a 99 rating with boosts, takeovers, and chemistry.

Since you will not be able to see your current overall rating while in the game, you can safely assume that using boosts, takeovers, and even badges helps push your player to become better in the current game.

Final Thoughts

The overall rating is just a means of improving your player’s skill set. Your mechanical skills are what matters the most anyway.

Since performance is treated more than your overall rating when it comes to becoming a starter in MyCareer, you just have to focus on playing the game well.

In online play, the overall rating will be the one that sets players apart if everyone is on the same skill level. You will just have to get grinding or even buy VCs to push your player to the top.

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