WWE 2K23 reveals a new game mode, first images, and more
2K has pulled back the curtain once again on the long-awaited WWE 2K23, revealing an all-new mode, the first images of several WWE Superstars, and new gameplay and launch details. John Cena will be the cover star of WWE 2K23, and the star who stood is accompanied by an all-new show for the 2K series. This will be the beloved NXT WarGames and most recently Survivor Series, and you definitely expect utter chaos in the two-ring structure. We also got our first look at several superstars, including Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair, Bobby Lashley, Rhea Ripley, Drew McIntyre, and more, and while he hasn’t appeared yet, 2K has also revealed that Bad Bunny will be making his debut in WWE 2K. You can check out all of the released photos starting with the next slide.
There will also be new additions to My GM, MyFACTION, and MyRISE, and there will be four versions of the game to choose from. It is divided into Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Icon Edition, each of which features different bonuses and extras. Two of them also allow for early access to the game, and you can find all the details on the four new versions and improvements for the various 2K23 modes below.
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War games: Fan-favourite, chaotic and action-packed WarGames made its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers unending mayhem for single or multiplayer 3v3 and 4v4 players inside two adjacent rings, enclosed in a double steel cage;
MyGM: Now featuring more GMs to choose from – or create a custom player GM – plus additional display options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to four players. Players craft a roster, manage budgets, sign free agents, choose different match types, arena locations, produce items, and more, with the goal of taking down the rival GM in weekly rating battles;
MyFACTION: Now features online multiplayer action, a team-building mode in which players collect, manage, and upgrade a group of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their four-man tag team revenue. Players can now take their faction online and vie for global domination, or compete in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars, while new themed card packs and objectives roll out regularly throughout the year**;
Myers: Aspiring Superstars walk through the curtain to their WWE debut in MyRISE and shape their careers through the decisions made along the way. Featuring distinct male and female storylines and the ability to import custom-made superstars, players journey from humble beginnings as a rookie to becoming a WWE legend;
being: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox that puts players in charge of their own version of WWE, from Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and premium live events! Universe updates include a reworked story system and more;
Creativity Suite: A defining feature of the WWE 2K franchise, the Create Kit returns with cross-platform community creations, including the ability to design Superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, movesets, championships, and more. Custom arenas are now playable online, and advanced customization has been added to created portlets.
Here are all the details about the Standard, Cross-gen, Deluxe, and Icon Editions for WWE 2K23.
the Standard Edition It will be available for $59.99 on previous generation platforms (PS4 and Xbox One) and PC for $69.99 on current generation consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) in both physical and digital formats;
the Cross-Gen version It will be available digitally for $69.99 on PlayStation and Xbox. The Cross-Gen Edition includes the previous and current cross-platform standard edition within the same console family and the same PlayStation or Xbox account***;
the Deluxe edition It will be available for $99.99 for PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One in both physical and digital formats and on PC in digital format. The Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition, the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, plus the Season Pass for all 5 post-launch DLC packs****; MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger; John Cena’s MyFACTION Evo card, Gold Edge MyFACTION card, Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION card, Gold Asuka MyFACTION card, and three Premium Launch MyFACTION card packs. The Deluxe Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days earlier than the Standard Edition and Cross Editions! *****;
the Icon edition It will be available for $119.99 for PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC, featuring original cover art by renowned WWE artist Rob Schamberger. In addition to the Standard Edition and all additional content included in the Deluxe Edition, the Icon Edition includes the Ruthless Aggression Pack, which celebrates 20 years of John Cena’s WWE career by featuring John Cena’s “prototype” figure, as well as the “Leviathan”. Batista, junior development versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, John Cena Legacy Championship and WrestleMania 22 Arena. Additional bonus content includes the Emerald Paul Heyman MyFACTION Manager card and three MyFACTION Deluxe Premium Launch MyFACTION card packs. The Icon Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days earlier than the Standard and Cross-Generation editions! *****;
Bad Bunny Bonus Package pre-order offerPlayers who pre-order the Standard Edition and Digital Multi-Generation Pack will receive the additional Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes Bad Bunny as a playable character, plus a Bad Bunny MyFACTION Ruby card. * The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack is included with the Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition at launch.
WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition will allow early access starting March 14th, while the Standard Edition and Cross-Get Edition will be released on Friday, March 17th.
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