More information on WWE 2K Battlegrounds was offered by 2K overnight, including its release date, editions, pre-order bonuses, modes and a sneak at its roster.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds modes
First, the following modes were confirmed in-game:
- Exhibition: Take part in Exhibition matches at home or on-the-go, anytime and anywhere, in local and online multiplayer action for up to four players.
- Campaign: Join the adventures of seven new WWE hopefuls – created exclusively for WWE 2K Battlegrounds – in Campaign mode and compete for the chance to earn a WWE contract. Along the way, you’ll unlock new arenas, inspired by locations such as the Everglades, a military-style Bootcamp, Mexico, New York and Scotland, while receiving guidance from legendary personalities including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® and Paul Heyman™.
- King of the Battleground: Take on all comers in the King of the Battleground, an online, last-man-standing mode where four players start in the ring while four more wait outside to enter, challenging you to run the gauntlet and defeat them all;
- Online: Test your toughness in online tournaments and Exhibition matches.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds roster
A partial roster was also released, including the following WWE superstars:
- Roman Reigns
- Drew McIntyre
- Charlotte Flair
- Becky Lynch
- Daniel Bryan
- Kofi Kingston
- Randy Orton
- Andre the Giant
- Shawn Michaels
- Sgt. Slaughter
- Stone Cold Steve Austin
- The Rock
“Each Superstar utilizes one of five class styles, and each class style has its own combat moves, strengths and weaknesses,” 2K advised in a press release. “Choose from the Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler and All-Rounder to find the style that works best for you. Arcade-style powerups, such as Flaming Fist, Ice Breath and Earthquake, are accompanied by colorful visual effects, offering extra excitement and an additional dimension of strategy that can quickly change the direction of a match.”
WWE 2K Battlegrounds editions and pre-order bonuses
Battlegrounds’ Standard Edition is priced at $69.95 AUD/$79.95 NZD. Those who pre-order will gain access to WWE superstar Edge.
Alternatively, a Digital Deluxe Edition will be offered for $79.95 AUD/$89.95 NZD and includes Edge without the need for a pre-order. It also includes “all versions of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Ronda Rousey unlocked at the beginning of play, plus 1100 bonus Golden Bucks, in-game currency that can be used to unlock Superstars, as well as cosmetic items,” 2K confirmed.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds screenshots and trailer
WWE 2K Battlegrounds heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch and Stadia where available on 18 September.