WWE 2K22 game features, roster, guides, screenshots, videos and more (2023)

WWE 2K22 game features, roster, guides, screenshots, videos and more (1)
game seriesWWE GamesWWE Main Series
release dateMarch 11, 2022
Additional PublicationsMarch 8, 2022 (Early Access)
platformsPC-WindowsPlaystation 5Xbox-Serie XPlaystation 4Xbox One
editor2K Sport
developervisual concepts

WWE 2K22: It hits differently

WWE 2K22 was released on March 11, 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC and in Early Access on March 8, 2022. It is the successor ofWWE2K20.

WWE2K22will be availablefour game editions:Standard Edition,Cross-gen digital pack,Deluxe edition, and – in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the New World Order faction –nWo 4-Life Digitalausgabe.

Revamped gameplay engine,new controls, incredible graphics, MyGM mode and MyFACTION, the first franchise, are just a few of the many other advancements that highlight the most immersive WWE 2K experience yet!

On this page you will find a breakdown of all WWE 2K22 game features.

  1. WWE 2K22 GM-Modus (MyGM)
  2. Stunning graphics
  3. Other game modes
    • NeuWWE 2KShowcase
    • MyFACTION-Modus
    • MyRISE (career mode)
    • WWE Universe Mode
    • Creation-Suite
  4. WWE 2K22-Kader
  5. Extended production schedule
    • Other features under consideration
  6. WWE 2K22-Trailer

WWE 2K22 GM-Modus (MyGM)

GM mode was by far theTop community request for WWE 2K22, and it's been officially revived after being missing since SmackDown vs. Raw matches.

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InWWE 2K22 MyGM, players can take on the role of a WWE General Manager in a competitionquotas and earnings-Choice of a WWE Brand between Raw, SmackDown, NXT or NXT UK.

In MyGM youdesign of superstars,Book games and rivalries, manage contractsAndCall the shots on your journeyto lead the most successful brandim WWE-Universe.

The mode features aDraft, a budget, a social media feed, and a tracker of your show's fan count and ratings. Budget management is important because you don't just need to have enough budgetsign superstars and legendsbut also to bookarenasAndmatch typeswith special conditions.

Check out our dedicated guide with theall the details and features of the WWE 2K22 MyGM mode.

WWE 2K22 New gameplay and controls

2K updated theKontrollschema in WWE 2K22reiterating that it's more intuitive and "configured to ensure players have more control over each move".

  • WWE 2K22 comes with oneneue Gameplay-Enginethat "feels different", faster and more unpredictable.
  • New control changes in WWE 2K22 include different inputs for performing strikes and grapples, as well as a new combo system and different inputs for performing finishers and signatures.
  • Every single superstar has nowThe combination, and they can be customized in Create-A-Moveset.
  • Thereversal systemhas been completely redesigned and the limited reversal stock has been removed. There's a new ability to "block" punches, as well as a new "dodge" mechanic. The pin and kick out controls have also been changed.
  • The physics systems have been completely reworked forWWE 2K22:Waffen(such astables,Steel chairs,Kendo-SticksAndstop signs) are now broken when used. Table breaking is now fully dynamic, players will never see a table break the same way twice.
  • In the more verticality was implementednew backstage area. There is a new mantle system that allows players toascend and descendof surfaces of different heights.

See the wholeWWE 2K22 control scheme tutorialfor all the details on the new controls, combos and how to reverse moves in WWE 2K22.

Stunning graphics

WWE 2K22 offers thebest graphics everof the WWE 2K franchise. Scans and animations are executed using the same industry-leading process as the NBA 2K franchise by Visual Concepts and the teamrevised lightingand rekindle the game from scratch.

As part of the game's development process, 85% of the in-game roster participated in face scans for ultra-realistic and updated character models, and more than 3,400 new animations were captured.

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Other game modes

NeuWWE 2KShowcase

InWWE 2K22 Showcase mode, players can take a walk down memory lane and relive the most iconic matches and moments from the legendary WWE SuperstarRey Mysterio.

The mode includes new features and updates that allow players to relive the legendary moments behind Mysterio's most famous games.

Get under the mask to relive the 2006 Royal Rumble, Rey's return and more. Booyaka, Buoyaka! Check out the confirmed onesMatch List for the Rey Mysterio 2K Showcase.


In a franchise first, the whole newMyFACTIONgives players control over building a legendary faction to rival the legendary nWo. That is aSingle player trading card game, along with the traditional gameplay of the WWE 2K series.

Players compete to collect Superstars cards, battle with those cards, manage and level up their faction, with weekly events and regular updates.

See the relevant article foreverything you need to know about WWE 2K22 MyFACTION.

MyRISE (career mode)

An opportunity for players to experience the journey of a WWE Superstar from the humble beginnings of a rookie, followed by the fanfare as a Superstar and then immortalized as a Legend.

Choose your path between four character backgrounds, start your career and end the competition by facing not one, buttwo MyRISE adventures. Withunique male and female storylines, MyRISE lets you choose your journey like never before.


MyRise in WWE 2K22 allows you to play between 3 brands (NXT, Raw & SmackDown), switch between face and heel, and features new branching storylines and rivalries, 1000+ playable matches, 9 unique arenas and voiceovers from 30+ Superstars - 50+ hours game time.

WWE Universe Mode

Universe mode returns and offersPlayers the ability to fully customize their WWE experience down to the smallest detail. From taking control of brands to pay-per-views, match results, rivalries and more.

Additionally, WWE 2K22's universe mode includes a new alternate option called "Superstar-Modus": This gives you the opportunity to play through the WWE Universe by controlling a Superstar and fully focusing on their story and matches.

In Superstar mode, players follow their Superstar through matches each week, developing rivalries, creating tag teams, and competing in championship matches.


  • The Creation Suite is back and better than ever, with more focus onincrease in qualityof creations. Players can be themselves or someone/something else entirely, with all sorts of wild options and fantasy elements, and then step into the ring anytime, anywhere in the world.
  • Build the ultimate custom Superstars, Arenas, Championships, MITB, Entrances, Movesets, Videos and more.
  • Share creations with theglobale WWE 2K22-Community,for the first time everCross-platform community creationsbetween PlayStation, Xbox and PC!
  • Sort community creationsWith a new landing page, it's now easier to narrow down specific content types and aupvoting systemto find the top rated content.
  • There are75 body templatesin the superstar creation (39 maleAnd36 female) that come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and muscles, and now allow for super-heavy Keith Lee/Otis/Earthquake-style bodies.
  • The ability toupload custom renderingsfor the character selection screen has been added.
  • There is100 created Superstars slotsavailable in game, also for the PS5/Xbox Series X|S versions.
  • Other additions are "personas" that areStarting templatesFor created Superstars, the ability to tag favorite pieces, filter them by Persona, and set a color theme for pieces to give your clothes a consistent color scheme.
  • However, other features from years ago like Create A Finisher and Create A Story will donotmake a return this year.

WWE 2K22-Kader

As always theWWE 2K22-Kaderincludes a massive roster of men's and women's Superstars from Raw, SmackDown, NXT and NXT UK, and WWE Legends.

With DLC there are 228 selectable characters.

Click here to view themComplete list of Superstars confirmed for the WWE 2K22 roster so far!

Extended production schedule

AfterCancellation of WWE 2K21For the first time since the series began, production time has been extended by another year to ensure the Visual Concepts development team can create a great gameWWE2K22.

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Anew executive producerhas been hired to lead WWE 2K development at Visual Concepts: he is Patrick Gilmore who has over 25 years of video gaming experience. 2K is confident that the extra year will result in better games in the future and says they are taking the time it takes to deliver the quality fans deserve.

Aformal's Feedback Projectwas held in May 2020 to collect feedback and discuss certain aspects of the game such as: B. Creations, Gameplay, Match Types, My Career, Showcase and more.

Other features under consideration

Other features high on the list of WWE 2K Top Community Requests that 2K has confirmed and will certainly consider for WWE 2K22 include:

  • Revival of missing match types, including Special Referee
  • Ongoing live updates
  • Create A Superstar content and parts will not be banned
  • DLC with real superstars instead of 2K originals

Some other improvements that the developers have mentioned are:

  • Inspiration from previous games in the series in terms of gameplay and story modes
  • In Create-A-Superstar, the ability to show/hide appearance and clothing pieces while working on the face and body
  • A character selection screen, separated by brand, in which the Superstars appear

WWE 2K22-Trailer

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What is WWE 2K22 full details? ›

MyRise in WWE 2K22 lets you play across 3 brands (NXT, Raw & SmackDown), allows you to switch between face and heel, and features new branching storylines and rivalries, over 1000 playable matches, 9 unique arenas, and voiceovers from over 30 superstars - across over 50 hours of play time.

How much does it cost to unlock everything in WWE 2K22? ›

In total, you'll need to spend 37,900 in-game currency to unlock every superstar in WWE 2K22. The good news is you can earn this easily by taking part in matches and working your way through the game's various modes.

Does WWE 2K22 have cheat codes? ›

For Clash at the Castle, WWE 2K22 has the code 22CASTLE. Unfortunately, there hasn't wasn't a Worlds Collide Locker Code.
WWE 2K22 Locker Codes – All Active Locker Codes for MyFACTION.
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Can wrestlers bleed in WWE 2K22? ›

Gamers can beat their opponents to such an extent that they start bleeding or may bust their head open via some continuous shots to the head.

Is there OMG in WWE 2K22? ›

So what happened to Abilities, Skills & OMG Moments from previous games? Have they been removed from WWE 2K22? Yes, but actually no. The majority of them are now either available for all Superstars to use, or they can still be performed in other ways.

How long does it take to finish WWE 2K22? ›

How long does it take to beat WWE 2K22? The estimated time to complete all 54 WWE 2K22 achievements is 120-150 hours. This estimate is based on the median completion time from 37 TrueAchievements members that have completed the game.

What is the fastest way to earn VC in WWE 2K22? ›

You can earn VC by completing most matches, but the option to purchase it with real money will always be there. All told, it will cost you 37,900 VC to unlock every wrestler available via this method. André the Giant: Purchased from the in-game store for 1,000 VC.

Is WWE 2K22 upgradeable? ›

It's worth mentioning that WWE 2K22 doesn't have a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade, but 2K Sports does flog a cross-buy bundle which includes both versions of the game for £69.99/$79.99.

How do you get custom superstars in WWE 2K22? ›

Once players have found the Superstar that they're looking for, they'll be able to take a closer look at them by pressing X / A to open up the preview. From here, they'll simply need to choose the "Download" option, and, after a few seconds, their chosen Superstar will be added to the game.

Why can I only do one on one in WWE 2K22? ›

If you have recently installed WWE 2K22 and are only able to select the Play Mode option with One on One matches and limited Superstars, then you've likely found yourself in Demo Mode. This issue usually happens when the game is still downloading/installing or patching.

Is WWE 2K22 good for beginners? ›

WWE 2K22 is a franchise game changer for one simple, important reason. WWE 2K22 is a game changer for the long-running franchise. But it's not this entry's shiny graphics or upgraded face models that make all the difference – it's something far simpler.

Can you unlock arenas WWE 2K22? ›

And even though WWE 2K22 is a unique instalment in several ways, it continues the series tradition of enabling you to unlock extra wrestlers, arenas, and championships. Many of them you can get by going to the in-game store and buying them with virtual currency.

Who is the best character in WWE 2K22? ›

1. Roman Reigns – (95) Topping the WWE 2K22 10 best wrestlers list is Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns is quickly becoming a giant powerhouse in WWE 2K22.

Can you break the cage WWE 2K22? ›

One can try and escape through the cage by instructing the ref to open the door. This will trigger a mini-game that functions the same way as the submissions in WWE 2K22. The escape attempt can be broken if the opponent attacks and interrupts the mini-game.

What does WWE SuperCharger unlock? ›

HIT WITH EVERY LEGEND FROM ULTIMATE WARRIOR TO STONE COLD With the WWE 2K22 SuperCharger, the biggest Legends in the WWE universe are in your hands. Unlock ALL WWE Legends available at launch, including The Ultimate Warrior and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

How do you trigger money in WWE 2K22? ›

You should be in a match with a champion and pause the game. Once you do that, the 'Cash-In' option will appear. Choosing it will bring the holder of the briefcase out to the ring. Press A/X (Xbox/PlayStation) to cash the briefcase in.

Can you curse in WWE? ›

No cursing. If you've been watching wrestling for a while, you know the WWE has become more family friendly. This means no cursing for its stars.

Why do wrestlers shave their armpits? ›

Wrestlers and Boxers:

Hair can cause chaffing and irritation upon impact which can easily be avoided if you shave. Moreover, wrestlers need to have the smoothest possible skin in order to prevent the opponent from getting full contact on your skin.

Do wrestlers cut themselves with razors? ›

From July 2008 onward, due to its TV-PG rating, WWE has not allowed wrestlers to blade themselves. In most cases, any blood coming from the wrestlers is unintentional.

Is Dolph Ziggler in WWE 2K22? ›

Dolph Ziggler on WWE 2K22

He is a also a playable member of the Tag Team The Dirty Dawgs in WWE 2K22.

Can you play as MGK in WWE 2K22? ›

You may have noticed MGK in the WWE 2K22 Official Announce Trailer that debuted a few weeks ago, but now it's official: the Wild Boy is joining WWE 2K22 as a playable character, available in a post-launch downloadable content pack.

How many hours is WWE 2K22 MyRise? ›

As mentioned, WWE 2K22's MyRise mode will feature over 1,000 matches and 50 hours of gameplay, split into two storylines for male and female superstars.

Which WWE game has the best career mode? ›

Nearly every WWE video game has a career or story mode of some kind.
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Is MyRise a career mode? ›

One of WWE 2K22's most exciting new features is a new career mode, titled MyRise. The linear storylines seen in MyCareer have been abandoned in favour of multiple stories. The primary goal is still to reach the top of WWE as a male or female superstar, but players will experience many unique narratives along the way.

How much is 200000 VC? ›

NBA 2K23 - 200000 VC 49.99 USD - Xbox [Digital Code]

Why is Shawn Michaels not in WWE 2K22? ›

In order to unlock Shawn Michaels in WWE 2K22, players will first need to beat him in a special Showcase match, while also completing all 13 of the optional objectives therein.

How do you get VC in 2K22 without spending money? ›

However, for gamers who do not want to spend their hard-earned cash, a range of in-game activities can be performed to gain VC. The most obvious method to earn extra VC would be to spend time playing PRO Am games in NBA 2K22.

Is WWE 2K22 worth buying? ›

The community creations make the game so much more fun to play and adds so much replay value. The ability to give all these wrestlers their moves, or the fact that so many come with their custom moves already makes the gameplay fresh and fun.

How many download slots are in WWE 2K22? ›

GameVolt on Twitter: "100 CAW slots confirmed for WWE 2K22 Source: https://t.co/Je2YR2PAqO" / Twitter.

Is Roman Reigns a powerhouse in WWE 2K22? ›

Roman Reigns is a powerhouse who's strong, quick and even capable of diving out of the ring. His attributes reflect just that. He may not excel in one area, but he's well skilled in every area including submissions.

Can you use your MyRise character in WWE 2K22? ›

Following reports that WWE 2K22 players were able to upload MyFaction exclusive characters (such as classic Triple H) to the game's Community Creations suite, 2K has started removing similar characters that are locked to the game's story mode, MyRise.

Who is the best female creation in WWE 2K22? ›

1. Paige. Take a bow, MrAlterNation. Anyone who has witnessed this Paige CAW in motion could tell you that it's one of the best character models 2K's Community Creations tab has ever seen.

How many community creations can you have in WWE 2K22? ›

CAW stands for create-a-wrester, and you can store up to 100 in total. Jump into Online > Community Creations > Downloads > Superstar for a huge database of grapplers created by dedicated fellow fans – including those found on PS5 in your WWE 2K22 CAWs guide.

How many created characters can you have in WWE 2K22? ›

"We have 100 Superstar Creator slots available." With this knowledge, this is quite disappointing to hear because 2K22 is the first WWE game on PS5/Xbox Series X and we are still limited to only 100 character slots especially with the confirmation of Cross-Platform Community Creations.

What is the best position in 2K22 for beginners? ›

The best overall position players can choose, and also the best for the backcourt, is the Point Guard. This is likely the most over-saturated pick as well, but for good reason. Choosing a Point Guard immediately gives you a couple of things. One, it gives you access to the ball in your hands.

Is WWE scripted? ›

As in other professional wrestling promotions, WWE shows are not legitimate contests but entertainment-based performance theater, featuring story line-driven, scripted, and partially choreographed matches; however, matches often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed ...

What should I do first in my career 2K22? ›

So for those about to play, here are the best things to do to ensure that the MyCareer experience is as incredible as it is cracked up to be.
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  1. 1 Customize Animations.
  2. 2 Go For Quintuple Doubles Every Game. ...
  3. 3 Don't Simulate Games. ...
  4. 4 Play The Seasonal Goals. ...
  5. 5 Check The Quest Journal. ...
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How to get all characters in WWE 2K22? ›

Dozens of wrestlers are unlockable only by completing matches in different modes or earning in-game currency to purchase them through the store. That's still the case here. More than 50 playable characters including both wrestlers and alternate versions of wrestlers are unlockable in WWE 2K22.

Why is everything locked WWE 2K22? ›

This issue usually happens when the game is still downloading/installing or patching. When you go to your game store download menu, make sure to check that the game is fully downloaded. If it's ready and the issue persists, we suggest the following steps: Perform a system cache clear.

What do you unlock in showcase WWE 2K22? ›

For each match that players complete, they'll unlock new arenas, attires, championships, and superstars, though some of these will only be unlocked if players complete all of the objectives in their respective matches.

Does WWE 2K22 MyRise have an ending? ›

For both men's and womens MyRise. So you've got 6 endings overall and with that, even more replayability.

Can you unlock Batista in WWE 2K22? ›

In order to unlock Batista in WWE 2K22, players will need to defeat him in Showcase mode while also completing all 13 of the optional objectives.

Is there no blood in WWE 2K22? ›

By default, the game will feature no blood and players will have to toggle it on manually. To enable blood, first go to the main menu. Then visit the Gameplay tab under which a variety of options are visible. Find the Blood settings under this section and toggle it 'on' or 'off'.

How long to beat WWE 2K22? ›

How long does it take to beat WWE 2K22? The estimated time to complete all 54 WWE 2K22 achievements is 120-150 hours. This estimate is based on the median completion time from 37 TrueAchievements members that have completed the game.

How do you unlock Shawn Michaels 97 in WWE 2K22? ›

In order to unlock Shawn Michaels in WWE 2K22, players will first need to beat him in a special Showcase match, while also completing all 13 of the optional objectives therein.

How many matches in Showcase mode? ›

Fans now know all 14 matches they can look forward to in the WWE 2K23 Showcase mode, which ranges from Cena's first match on SmackDown in 2002 against Kurt Angle to his match against Roman Reigns at SummerSlam 2021.

How do you unlock King of the Ring in WWE 2K22? ›

Complete the "King Of The Ring" storyline. It's accessible when playing as a man on SmackDown. Complete the "Queen Of The Ring" storyline. It's accessible when playing as a woman on Raw.

How long does MyRise last? ›

MyRise shakes up the traditional MyCareer format and offers players over 50 hours of gameplay, which includes around 1,000 fights and two separate storylines. Players will create their superstars and progress through fights while shaping the character they want to portray using a crowd reaction system.

What is the strongest finisher in WWE 2K22? ›

WWE 2K22: The Best Finishers In The Game And How To Perform Them
  • 2 Brock Lesnar - Double F-5.
  • 3 Brock Lesnar - Diving Catch F-5. ...
  • 4 Undertaker - Spinning Tombstone Piledriver. ...
  • 5 Keith Lee - The Spirit Bomb. ...
  • 6 John Morrison - Starship Pain. ...
  • 7 Kushida - Hoverboard Lock 2. ...
  • 8 Scott Hall - High Cross Razor's Edge. ...
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Who is the best GM to pick in WWE 2K22? ›

Based on these pros and cons for each Manager, the best choice is likely going to be William Regal. His power card will allow the player to get a free legend and boost the popularity of the shows. That saved money can be used on venues and a more balanced roster throughout the season.

Do you have to win the Royal Rumble in MyRise? ›

To do this, you'll have to come through a 10-man Battle Royal. It's important to say here that you have to win this match to advance the storyline, and failing to do so results in a fail, although you will be given the chance to try again if you lose.

Can I use my MyRise character in WWE 2K22? ›

Following reports that WWE 2K22 players were able to upload MyFaction exclusive characters (such as classic Triple H) to the game's Community Creations suite, 2K has started removing similar characters that are locked to the game's story mode, MyRise.

Can you copy MyRise character in WWE 2K22? ›

Can you copy your MyRise characters moveset over to your CAW? Unfortunately, no. There is no way to import any character or anything from in MyRise into the base game itself in WWE2K22.. genuinely one of the most disappointing things on the game barring them taking out Advanced Entrances ofcourse.


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