WWE 2K22: full wrestler roster, release date, deluxe edition details, and Universe Mode explained

The WWE 2K video game series returns this month after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus.

The first offering of the WWE 2K series since October 2019 features an all-new visual effects engine, never seen before camera angles, rescanned and realistic Superstars, unique environments, plus much more.

Here’s everything you need to know about WWE2K22 ahead of its official release.

What is WWE2K?

Released in 2000, WWE2K is a professional wrestling sports video game series based on WWE.

The game emulates pro wrestling with various match types, storylines, and characters.

What is new for WWE2K22?

The game’s developers have added an all-new single-player game mode, MyFACTION, which will challenge players to build a legendary faction by collecting, managing, and upgrading superstars of the past and present.

Universe mode, which has been an extremely popular feature of the game for the past several years, is returning with several updates, including the ability to change camera angles while spectating matches.

Another update will allow gamers to take control of one particular Superstar during Universe Mode and focus only on their matches and storylines.

Speaking about Universe Mode, WWE 2K creative director Lynell Jinks said: “Universe I always say is like God Mode where you have full control over the entire show that you’re putting on.

“The full customisation suite is at your disposal, from shows to superstars, championships, all of that, and you can set up rivalries.

“The one addition that we made this year was Superstar Mode, where you can make a superstar.

“To me, it’s like a player lock, where if I want to be AJ, and I’m just playing as AJ, I don’t care what else happens and I just want to experience that story… we have that as a new addition to Universe.”

MyGM, formerly known as "GM Mode", will return to the series for the first time since 2007’s SmackDown vs. Raw 2008.

The return of GM Mode in the WWE Games series has been highly requested by fans for years.

Players can book wrestling shows in high school gyms and on primetime television, draft superstars, manage contracts, and control costs while trying to create the most successful brand in the WWE Universe.

When you start MyGM mode in WWE 2K22, you can choose between Sonya Deville, Adam Pearce, William Regal, Shane McMahon, and Stephanie McMahon to take control of one of WWE’s four brands: Raw, SmackDown, NXT, or NXT UK.

It also gives you the option to select a custom character.

Who is on the wrestler roster?

The WWE 2K22 Roster will include a huge list of male and female superstars from Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT UK, as well as WWE Legends.

You can find the full roster of stars in the game at wwe.2k.com/roster.

When can I play it?

WWE 2K22 will be released on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Where can I pre-order it?

WWE 2K22 is currently available to pre-order through GAME for £59.99.

What comes with the different editions of the game?

Those who pre-order the standard edition will receive three additional Undertaker personas, MyFACTION EVO cards for Undertaker, plus MyFACTION Perks and Bonuses.

The WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition contains the Standard Edition plus the Undertaker Immortal Pack, Starrcade ‘96 Rey Mysterio Pack, and Season Pass with dual-gen entitlement.

If you purchase the nWo 4-Life Edition, you’ll receive dual-gen entitlement and all the bonus digital content included in the Deluxe Edition plus playable nWo Superstars, two arenas, nWo Wolfpac Championship Belt and the Starrcade ‘96 Rey Mysterio Pack.

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