NBA 2K22: How to get the Gym Rat Badge in MyCAREER

Quests in NBA 2K22 are added each day to add to the MyCAREER experience. One of the more popular quests is the Gym Rat quest, which rewards the Gym Rat badge.

This is also one of the tougher quests to complete in NBA 2K22, and though there was previously a shortcut, that has since been patched out.

If you're still struggling to complete this one, here's how you can complete the Gym Rat quest in NBA 2K22.

How to get the Gym Rat badge in NBA 2K22

First things first, you'll have to access the Gym Rat quest under the "Quests" screen in MyCAREER.

From there you'll receive the task to speak with the Gatorade Rep outside of the Gatorade Gym. The location differs for those on next gen and current gen.

The Gatorade Gym in NBA 2K22
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HIT THE GYM: Start the Gym Rat quest by heading to the Gatorade Gym

Once you're outside you'll speak to the Gatorade Rep, who will assign you the Gym Rat quest. This is where the quest gets complicated.

Gym Rat Requirements

In this quest you'll have to earn 3 Stars 50 times in the workout categories available. This is a quest that will take a long time as you can only work out once a week across each of the stat categories.

You can choose whichever one you feel comfortable with, but these are the ones we consider the easiest to do for the Gym Rat required 3-star performances.

  • The treadmill (Tap the triggers in sequence to get the best time)
  • The squat rack (Repeatedly tap the correct button until the next button pops on screen)
  • The bench press (Use the joysticks to balance the bar)


The best part about completing this complicated quest is you'll receive the Gym Rat Badge, this Badge will give you a permanent boost to their attributes and eliminates the need for them to work out.

Like every Badge, the Gym Rat Badge is vital to a successful MyCAREER in NBA 2K22, so you'll definitely want to complete the quest and receive these rewards.

The Gym Rat rewards in NBA 2K22
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REWARDS: Receive an incredible Badge after completing the Gym Rat quest in NBA 2K22

Here's what you'll get upon completing the Gym Rat quest in MyCAREER.

  • +1,000 MVP Points
  • Gym Rat Badge

Gym Rat Glitch Patched Out

Players of course didn't want to wait so long to achieve this Badge and they quickly found a way to work around it by heading to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.

From there they ran the reaction work out multiple times until they achieved 50 stars from the single workout.

Inside the Gatorade Facility in NBA 2K22
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GLITCH FIX: NBA 2K22 patched the glitch that allowed players to freely collect stars

NBA 2K22 quickly got wind of this bug and patched it out earlier this month. Now players are going to have to do it the hard way, at least unless another workaround/glitch is discovered. Thankfully using the workouts above will help you complete the Gym Rat quest quickly to get those permanent stat boosts.

Looking to complete the Extra Badge Loadout quest? Follow this link to learn how!

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