Updates On WWE 2K22 GM Mode & More!

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More details have been revealed about the upcoming WWE 2K22 video game, including information on the MyGM Mode, available arenas, and the huge backstage area.

With the March 11th release of WWE 2K22 fast approaching, some of those lucky enough to get their hands on preview editions of the game have been sharing more details of what fans can expect from the first offering from the 2K series since October 2019.

One of the things gamers have been most excited about is the return of the MyGM mode to the franchise. This feature allows fans to take control of their own rosters of WWE Superstars.

YouTube channel Smacktalks has provided a preview of the much-anticipated mode, including how the WWE 2K22 draft will work. The basic draft rules are as follows:

  • Each GM will start with a budget of $2,750,000
  • GMs take turns drafting one after the other, starting with Player 1
  • There are 8 rounds of drafting, after which you can opt out
  • The game can provide recommendations on who to draft next

The cost aspect is used throughout the GM mode, with money being needed for everything from the initial draft, to the arenas you can afford to use for shows, right down to match types that require more than just the wrestlers themselves.

As with previous entries in the series, once you have determined your card for a show, you can either skip matches, watch them, or even play them yourself. There are also ‘Commissioner Goals’ which, once achieved, can earn you boosters for your shows.

In addition to all of this, comicbook.com has noted that you also need to keep your Superstars’ morale up as they react to the decisions you make.

Besides the GM feature, The 101 has provided a list of arenas featured in the game, which can be seen below:

  • WCW Monday Nitro
  • WCW Starrcade 1996
  • WWE 205 Live
  • WWE Clash of Champions 2020
  • WWE Elimination Chamber 2021
  • WWE Fastlane 2021
  • WWE Hell in a Cell 2020
  • WWE Horror Show at Extreme Rules
  • WWE Main Event
  • WWE Mixed Match Challenge
  • WWE Money in the Bank 2021
  • WWE NXT TakeOver 31
  • WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House
  • WWE NXT TakeOver XXX
  • WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver
  • WWE NXT Vengeance Day
  • WWE Payback 2020
  • WWE Raw ThunderDome
  • WWE Raw 2020
  • WWE Raw 2021
  • WWE Royal Rumble 2021
  • WWE SmackDown ThunderDome
  • WWE SmackDown 2020
  • WWE SmackDown 2021
  • WWE SummerSlam 1988
  • WWE SummerSlam 2020
  • WWE Survivor Series 2020
  • WWE TLC 2020
  • WWE WrestleMania 37
  • WWE WrestleMania Backlash

There are also numerous championship belts to be utilised in WWE 2K22, these range from the current titles to classics:

  • ECW Championship (Original ECW, WWE ECW, Final WWE ECW)
  • ECW Television Championship
  • LeftRightLeftRight Championship
  • Million Dollar Championship
  • NXT Championship (Classic and Current)
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship
  • NXT North American Championship
  • NXT Women’s Championship (Classic and Current)
  • NXT UK Championship
  • NXT UK Women’s Championship
  • UpUpDownDown Championship
  • WCW Hardcore Championship
  • WCW United States Championship
  • WCW World Championship (1993 Version, nWo, Big Gold)
  • World Wide Wrestling Federation Championship (The first world title Hulk Hogan wins)
  • WWE Championship (Brahma Bull, Smoking Skull, Big eagle, Winged Eagle, Undisputed Current, Current but with scratch logo)
  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship (2001-2007)
  • WWE Divas Championship
  • WWE European Championship
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (90, 94, 2011-2019, Current)
  • WWE Light Heavyweight Championship
  • WWE Raw Women’s Championship
  • WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
  • WWE United Kingdom Championship
  • WWE United States Championship (John Cena spinner version, classic WWE design, current design)
  • WWE Universal Championship
  • WWE Women’s Championship

Looking at the new backstage area used for Hardcore-style Matches, ThisGenGaming noted that it is large, spanning two levels joined by a ladder. However, it is limited in only allowing two Superstars within the area, and there is only one large room rather than the multiple rooms boasted by previous instalments.

WWE 2K22 will be released on March 11th with the choice of the standard, deluxe, or nWo 4-life editions.