WWE 2K22: Latest news, leaks, and rumors

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WWE 2K22 is the first new entry in the series for over two years following backlash surrounding the previous entry in the series.

2K has gone back to the drawing board and aims to revamp and overhaul the series to bring the quality that fans deserve.

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming WWE 2K22.

LATEST: Cover Superstar and box art leaked

The cover Superstar for WWE 2K22 has been leaked and it will be the legendary Luchador, Rey Mysterio.

Nils Ahrensmeier, a writer for TechnikNews, has revealed the cover art for WWE 2K22, as well as new information regarding the pre-order bonuses and extra content that will be coming to the game.

WWE 2K22 Leaked Box Art
Credit: WWE/2K/TechnikNews

Release Date

WWE 2K22 will be released on March 11th, 2022 with early access for the Deluxe Edition beginning on March 8th.

WWE 2K22 Trailer Rey Mysterio Cesaro 619 Set Up
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Platforms

Since the previous entry in the series, WWE 2K19, was released, both Sony and Microsoft have released their new next-generation consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Although not officially confirmed, it is very likely that we will see a PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the game, featuring improved graphics, resolution, and frame rate.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds John Cena Braun Strowman
Credit: WWE/2K

Due to many gamers still being unable to purchase a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, it is unlikely that 2K will be bypassing the previous generation right now, so we can expect to see a PS4 and Xbox One version released too.

In addition to those console versions, we can expect to see a PC version release on Steam.

WWE 2K18 was released on the Nintendo Switch and is often cited as one of the worst ports on the system, so it is unclear whether 2K will be looking to bring WWE 2K22 to the Nintendo Switch, but their latest game WWE 2K Battlegrounds was released on it so it is a possibility.

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Trailer

Over the recent months, we have seen multiple trailers released for WWE 2K22, you can check all of them out below.

Deluxe Edition

Recent leaks have confirmed that a Deluxe Edition will once again be available, which will include the new The Undertaker Immortal Pack DLC which will add three new attires to the game for the legendary Deadman, including the Phantom Mask that he wore in 1995, the Lord of Darkness-era attire from 1998/1999, and the Boneyard Match attire from his final WWE match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 35.

In addition to the attires, The Undertaker Immortal Pack also includes MyFACTION EVO cards, as well as MyFACTION Perks and Bonuses.

WWE 2K18 Collectors Edition
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Deluxe Edition buyers will receive The Undertaker Immortal Pack and the Season Pass, which will include multiple DLC packs of extra wrestlers that will be released at a later date.

NWO 4-Life Edition

A collectors edition is usually released too, and it looks like it will be called the NWO 4-Life Edition.

It is unclear what this edition will feature, but it is possible that it will add nWo style attires for characters such as Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman.

Modes and Features

With WWE 2K22 being the first new entry in the series since 2019’s WWE 2K20, 2K will be looking to go all out with this game and to make it the best it can be, which includes packing it full of modes and features.

GM Mode was last seen in the series as part of Smackdown vs Raw 2008 and it is now set to return in WWE 2K22 as MyGM.

The mode features a Draft to assign Superstars to Raw, Smackdown, or NXT, a Budget that you must keep in, and a tracker with the number of fans and ratings of each show.

Each Superstar has statistics such as Class, Alignment (Face/Heel), Cost, Popularity, and Stamina, similar to the old SmackDown vs. Raw games.

WWE GM Mode
Credit: WWE/THQ

Other modes will include a brand new WWE 2K Showcase that will focus on Rey Mysterio and many of his iconic moments and matches.

MyFACTION will see players building their own faction to rival the legendary nWo. In this mode, players will build their team, and manage and upgrade the Superstars by taking part in weekly events and regular updates.

MyRISE will serve as the game’s career mode which will once again see the players use a created wrestler on their journey to becoming a WWE Superstar.

And of course, WWE 2K22 will feature a Universe Mode, which acts as a simulation mode where players will be able to take part in weekly events and control their own WWE Universe and storylines.

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Roster

As of right now, 45 WWE Superstars have been officially confirmed to be in the game through various screenshots and trailers.

With WWE releasing many Superstars through 2020 and 2021, it is likely we will see many wrestlers in the game who are no longer with the company, as even in the confirmed Superstars so far there is plenty that is no longer members of the WWE roster.

Here are all of the confirmed WWE Superstars that will be featured in WWE 2K22.

  • AJ Styles
  • Apollo Crews
  • Asuka
  • Austin Theory
  • Bayley
  • Becky Lynch
  • Biana Belair
  • Big E
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Booker T
  • Carmella
  • Cesaro
  • Chad Gable
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Dominik Mysterio
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Edge
  • Finn Balor
  • Goldberg
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Joaquin Wilde
  • Kane
  • Kay Lee Ray
  • Kevin Owens
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Montez Ford
  • Mustafa Ali
  • MVP
  • Randy Orton
  • Raquel Gonzalez
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Ric Flair
  • Ricochet
  • Roman Reigns
  • Samoa Joe
  • Seth Rollins
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Sheamus
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Tamina
  • The Miz
  • Triple H
  • Tyler Bate

It is likely that we will see the roster double before the game is released, as well as including a large selection of Legends too, such as The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Eddie Guerrero, and Dusty Rhodes among others.