screenrant.com The 7 Most Exciting Things About WWE 2K22, According To Reddit
After three long years of eager anticipation, 2K Sports is finally poised to release WWE 2K22 on March 8, 2022. With small bits of info, imagery, and footage leaking online, fans have begun to speculate and become extremely excited about the potential upgrades and improvements over the previous iteration released in 2019. In particular, hardened gamers on Reddit have begun discussing their most anticipated aspects of the game.
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From the new rosters, various game modes, upgraded graphics, personal story arcs, and more, find out what the online community is looking forward to mot when WWE 2K22 hits the shelves next month.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
Full Roster Reveal
In one Reddit thread asking fans about their most anticipated aspect of WWE 2K22, the most common refrain is the entire roster reveal. With 48 upvotes, Swagsuke_Nakamura claims, "depends on the roster. I just want to know when the cutoff was." Stevie_Crabbington earns another 21 upvotes for supporting the sentiment, adding "honestly same. I'll still enjoy it with CAW (Create a Wrestler) through."
Redditor Wookie301 joins the party, adding "I just want to see the roster. They better go all out with the legends, seeing how thin it is right now." On a different Reddit thread, Connect-Bathroom-60 echoes the refrain, saying "I am really excited for the roster, I just have a feeling I will be greatly disappointed because so many people have gotten released (leaked)." Indeed, it's the stellar rosters that have made WWE 2K one of the best major sports franchise games.
Following the roster reveal, most Redditors have voiced eager anticipation for the new GM Mode the game will offer, allowing players to act as General Manager and draft specific wrestlers. Jenson635 opens the conversation by stating, "GM Mode has to be a lot of people's excitement [sic] but I'm gonna need more information." Austimus_Prime91 says it best: "myself and the overwhelming majority say GM Mode."
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Playboi_Shawni adds, "haven't copped a WWE game since 2016 and haven't watched wrestling since WM 2019 but GM Mode definitely has caught my attention." The feeling is reinforced countless times on the thread, including Madrid-357, DinnerSmall4216, and Lance-Uppercut666 adding, "Really hoping GM Mode is good. And that you can actually play the matches you set up and it's not just simulated like the AWE GM."
The Creation Suite is another commonly anticipated element in the popular WWE video game, as per Reddit. Creation Suites allow players to customize superstars, add thematic personas, design unique attire, and more. In a thread asking fans what they're excited about the most, Tizontheska earns 44 upvotes with the very first response, "The Creation Suite and Universe (mode)."
Okurei seconds the notion, adding, "GM Mode and Creation Suite. I finally get to balance and manage my (recurring) superstars' personalities with depth, I've waited for this for the longest time." Ledfan adds, "I just want a really deep creation suite," with several other Redditors all sharing the excitement.
In WWE 2K22, Universe Mode allows players to control a single superstar wrestler and follow their entire storyline from beginning to end. The newfangled aspects of Universe Mode have Redditors even more excited than the Creation Suite. When asked about their most anticipated part of the game, ThePhoenix0829 opens with, "Universe Mode where you can focus on one superstar because that's what I do every year."
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Rusty2687 adds, "I'm curious what they changed in Universe Mode," while Wizak_Ibra_4524 goes one further by stating "Universe Mode, they had a lot of time to work on it and give it the improvement it needed since WWE '12." Scrolling down the thread, several others are eagerly anticipating Universe Mode, with Mr. McFinnigan perhaps saying it best, "what I'm looking forward to (is) both the new features in Universe where you can focus on a single star."
Upgraded Graphics & Gameplay
On a more rudimentary level, it seems fans are quite hyped over the massively overhauled graphics and gameplay mechanics that made WWE 2K20 such a letdown. Guitar1995 puts it well and got 24 upvotes when asked about what they're excited about most, saying, "Enhanced gameplay, new physics, and graphics. I hope we can place ladders anywhere we want and do crazy spots like from HCTP and SVR '11."
On a different thread, kiwiguy187 says, "I'm very excited. The graphics and lighting look great. All new scans and motion capture should make this game feel brand new. Interested in the new controls and gameplay features they have implemented." Looking just like he does in his best movies, Stone Cold Steve Austin is as lifelike as they come.
Rey Mysterio's Showcase Mode
Fans are pumped for the return of 2K's Showcase Mode, this time focusing on cover superstar wrestler, Rey Mysterio. Players will get to experience the biggest matches in Rey's career, which has an entire Reddit thread dedicated to its fandom excitement. MotorBreath97 puts it bluntly, "This may sound stupid, but Rey's showcase is my most excited-for feature." Specifically, the best WWE Royal Rumbles are expected, with Mysterio at the center.
Redditor fans like FerdiLeon01 and Cultural-Wafer-378 are excited to see Mysterio take on Eddie Guerrero (2008) and "some of his matches that involve Batista." On a different thread, Austimus_Prime91 echoes the sentiment, adding "The Rey Mysterio story looks good, mainly because I am looking forward to playing as 2005/2006 Orton, Batista, Eddie, Angle, etc." VicSantinel1 ties a bow on it by adding, "I'mhonestly looking forward to Showcase mode because I'm a big fan of Rey Mysterio."
NWO 4-Life Edition
As most games do these days, WWE 2K22 will offer gamers an upgraded New World Order 4-Life Edition, which comes with all of the bonus material of the game as well as MyFaction Cards for legends like Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and a playable Eric Bischoff.
Redditor MoistTheAnswer is "really interested in the nWo 4-life edition that was included. Would love to see a nWo showcase and include some additional members ...Wolfpac versions of Luger, Savage, Konnan, Nash, and hopefully Sting." Turkeybird23 responds by saying, "I'm too weak. Definitely going to be preordering this baby." A slew of supporters for the nWo 4-life edition can be found on the thread, with many looking forward to Jeff Jarrett and Shawn Michaels' storylines being included.
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