The grind for virtual currency in NBA 2K20 isn’t quite as long as it has been in the past. That should be music to the ears of 2K fans who don’t like spending real money on VC.
In fact, getting your MyPlayer to a 95, which is the highest you can get based purely on grinding, requires less time and VC than ever before.
However, the structure of NBA 2K20’s MyCareer encourages you to build multiple MyPlayers. Creating and upgrading multiple characters still requires you to build VC. Here are some tips for doing it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You can build a VC-producing process if you follow this program.
Create a Haley
Having multiple MyPlayers this year is all the more effective because it’s easier to create a farming player. I prefer to call him Haley after the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers’ former bench warmer Jack Haley.
Make Haley a 7’3” PF or C for one of the best teams in the NBA. Move through the early stages of the story until you find yourself on an NBA team.
Never spend an ounce of the VC you’ve earned on him. Don’t upgrade him in any way. He’ll remain in the league, and he’ll likely get minimum minutes because his overall rating will remain low.
When he does get in the game, do your best to accumulate VC-building stats. Because Haley plays on one of the best teams in the league, you’ll be a part of a lot of wins, which brings in VC. Also, the few stats you’re able to accumulate will add to your total. I recommend getting in five quick games in this manner just to stack VC. However, remember, don’t spend any on Haley.
His sole purpose is to generate VC for the MyPlayers you actually plan on using in Neighborhood activities.
After you create a Haley, you never have to repeat the creation step again. Instead, you can just “play” your five games with Haley and collect your loot.
Play Your “Real” MyCareer Games
Once you’ve played your five games with Haley, you can then start to play MyCareer games with the guys you care about. Pick-and-roll plays are perhaps the easiest to execute, and they generate tons of VC and badge progression.
You can still earn the most VC from this part of the game. It’s up to you to decide how many MyCareer games you play, but this is where you’ll eat the most.
Simcast Live For MyLeague Games
If you need a less labor-intensive way to earn VC, you can do it outside of the MyCareer mode. One of the best modes for this is MyLeague. Start a MyLeague, choose a team, and instead of playing the games, use the Simcast Live option.
This essentially puts the game in fast motion from something of a blimp cam. You can usually run through an entire game on six minute quarters in 10 minutes or less. Even if your team loses the game, you can earn 150 VC. Obviously, you can get more if your team wins.
I like this method because it doesn’t require me to pay attention to the game. In fact, it’s something you could turn on and walk away from to do something else. It’s not the biggest payout, but it’s something and everything counts.
MyNBA 2K Mobile
Perhaps one of the most neglected ways to earn VC remains MyNBA 2K on mobile. You can still earn mounds of VC on a daily basis from the various card games. This allows you to earn VC even when you’re not home.
You can rinse and repeat this plan on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
You’ll find, there are several ways to escape spending more money on NBA 2K if you have the patience and a plan. I’ve just given you the latter.