WWE 2K22 is a 2022 professional wrestling video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the twenty-second overall installment of the video game series based on WWE, the ninth game under the WWE 2K banner, and the successor to 2019’s WWE 2K20. It was released on March 11, 2022, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. The game was a soft reboot of the WWE 2K being the first game completely under the management of Visual Concepts. On January 20, 2022, an official trailer for the game was released alongside the official release date of March 11, 2022.
2K22 will feature a new mode called MyFACTION. In it, players will be able to build a wrestling stable by collecting, managing, and upgrading WWE Superstars with regular updates and weekly events. MyFACTION will feature player cards from throughout WWE’s history. Universe mode returns with several updates, including the ability to change camera angles while spectating matches. Other new features include playing exclusively as a single superstar, focusing only on their matches and storylines. Community creations in the creation suite will now be cross-platform. Custom images can now also be used in character select screens, which allowing the player to put their own photo(s) on screen.
WWE 2K’s MyCareer mode will be rebranded as MyRISE and will focus on separate stories for both male and female superstars. Using created superstars, players can form alliances, make enemies, and branch into subplots based upon the players choices. 2K Showcase will return, featuring cover superstar Rey Mysterio, allowing players to play through the biggest moments of his WWE career. The 2K Showcase mode will incorporate new features and updates. By progressing through, players will be able to unlock new characters, attires, and arenas. At IGN Fan Fest 2022, a gameplay of the match between Rey Mysterio and Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam 2009 featured a transition method between in game to real time action.
MyGM, formerly known as GM Mode, returns to the series for the first time since 2007’s WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008. Players can choose between Sonya Deville, Adam Pearce, William Regal, Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon or a custom character; to take control of one of WWE’s four brands: Raw, SmackDown, NXT, or NXT UK. Players can book wrestling shows in high school gyms and on primetime television, draft superstars, manage contracts, and control costs, while trying to create the “premier” WWE brand. It’s your turn to call the shots as a WWE General Manager. Take the reins of Raw, Smackdown, NXT or NXT UK and draft your ultimate roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, then compete against rival GM’s to build the biggest brand in the WWE Universe. Become the top-rated show by setting up intense rivalries, over-the-top match types, championship showdowns, pay-per-view events, and an ever-escalating arms race of arenas and audiences.