WWE 2K23 Release Date, Cover Star and More Revealed

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2K and Visual Concepts have officially revealed WWE 2K23 release date, cover star, and other important details. It also announced the pre-order bonus and special editions.

WWE 2K23 has been confirmed as the next entry to the popular wrestling video game series by 2K. The cover star, game modes, and more have been confirmed with the details of its release date.

WWE 2K23 Release Date and Editions

According to the official website, the WWE 2K23 release date is March 17, 2023, and it will feature John Cena as the cover star for the upcoming entry. His image will be featured in three various editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Icon Editions.

WWE 2K23 Promise to Fans

The developers also promised that the next iteration will have “incredibly realistic graphics, animations, camera, angles, and lighting plus accessible controls and new optional pinning mechanic.” These will be added to offer a highly immersive experience to players. There will be a new mode called WarGames, a unique twist on the 2K Showcase featuring John Cena. There are improvements for MyGM mode too.

WWE 2K23: WarGames

WarGames is an action-packed fan-favorite that makes its debut in this iteration. It has 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer gameplay inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage.

WWE 2K23: Showcase

Showcase is an interactive sports documentary narrated by John Cena. It will cover key moments and the toughest opponents of his storied 20-year WWE career. Take on the role of each marquee opponent like Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.

WWE 2K23: Universe Mode

Universe mode is the ultimate sandbox mode for WWE2K23. It puts players in charge of WWE, from Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and Premium Live Events.

WWE 2K23: MyFaction, MyRise, MyGM

MyFaction allows players to collect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction. It features online multiplayer as well.

MyRise allows players to create their own character and shape their career as a WWE Superstar. It will feature distinct storylines – The Lock and The Legacy. MyGM offers control on a weekly show and compete against rival managers for brand supremacy. It will feature more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players.

WWE 2K23 Pre-Order Bonus

The WWE 2K23 pre-order bonus offers the Bad Bunny pack but also available for the Deluxe and Icon Editions at launch. The only way to get this pack for the standard and cross-gen editions is via pre-order, so take this chance to do so before March 16, 2023. It adds Bad Bunny as a playable character to the game’s roster and gives a Ruby-tier Bad Bunny MyFaction card.

Deluxe and Icon Edition Contents

Check out the contents of the WWE 2K23 Deluxe and Icon Editions:

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WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition Content

  • Price: $99.99
  • Standard Edition and Bad Bunny Bonus Pack
  • Season Pass for all five post-launch DLC packs
  • MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger
  • MyFaction Cards
    • Ruby John Cena Evo Card
    • Gold Edge Card
    • Emerald Bianca Belair Card
    • Gold Asuka Card
    • three basic Premium Launch MyFaction Card Packs
    • Early release: March 14

WWE 2K23 Icon Edition Content

  • Price: $119.99
  • Includes all content in the WWE 2K23 deluxe edition and Bad Bunny Pack
  • Ruthless Aggression Pack
    • John Cena’s Early “Prototype” character
    • “Leviathan” Batista
    • developmental rookie versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton
    • John Cena Legacy Championship and Wrestlemania 22 Arena
  • Emerald Paul Heyman MyFACTION Manage Card + three deluxe Premium Launch MyFaction Card Packs
  • Early release: March 14

WWE 2K23 release date is on March 17, 2023, on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.