WWE 2K Battlegrounds is something a little different from the usual WWE 2K experience, it being a vibrant brawler compared to the wrestling sim of the mainline series. Featuring huge heads, some silly powers, and a pretty large roster, it might be a refreshing change of pace for licensed WWE games.
Developed by the same guys who made NBA 2K Playgrounds, WWE 2K Battlegrounds will allow players to do cross play battle in cartoonish fashion from a roster of over 70 WWE Superstars and Legends. Thanks to its focus on power-ups, strange abilities, and a general sense of fun, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is shaping up to be a breath of fresh air.
No wrestling game is worth its salt unless it has the roster to match, however. With such a rich current pool of Superstars to pull from, as well as decades of Legends, you can bet that the Battlegrounds roster will be overflowing with options. Check out all the confirmed characters below, as well as those that will be arriving as DLC down the line.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster: Base Game
Andre the Giant
Edge (pre-order bonus)
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Base Game Wrestlers: 70
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster: DLC
Big Boss Man
Bret “Hit Man” Hart
Doink the Clown
“Macho Man” Randy Savage
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper
The Brian Kendrick
DLC Wrestlers: 61
All of these DLC wrestlers will be available post-launch, either through playing specific game modes or using in-game currency, which can either be earned or paid for with real money.
You will actually get three different versions of The Rock, Stone Cold, and Ronda Rousey for purchasing the WWE 2K Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe Edition, and also unlock Edge as a pre-order bonus. Though they aren’t playable, Paul Heyman will be turning up in the game’s story mode, and Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler will be calling the action on commentary.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds’ roster will also be fleshed out via DLC that will release after launch. It will also have microtransactions in the form of Golden Bucks for cosmetics and unlockables. WWE 2K Battlegrounds will not feature any loot boxes.
You will be able to play as these wrestlers across Battlegrounds’ many modes, which includes Steel Cage, Royal Rumble, Battlegrounds Challenge, and Fatal Four Way, as well as the aforementioned story mode. You will also be able to choose from seven different characters for the campaign, which has yet to be properly detailed.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds launches September 18th, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia for £34.99/$39.99.
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