WWE 2K22 is officially just over six weeks away from the title’s confirmed release date, and we’ve learned a ton about the upcoming game.
We’ve got all the details you need, including WWE 2K22’s cover star, the exciting nWo 4-Life Edition, and all the pre-order platforms and rewards this year.
WWE 2K22 release date and cover star Rey Mysterio revealed
After weeks of waiting, WWE 2K22’s cover star has finally been revealed as legendary luchador Rey Mysterio.
The high-flying lucha libre icon will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K22 Standard Edition and WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition, as well as the digital exclusive Cross-Gen Pack which uses the same cover art as the Standard Edition.
The other big news we received today is that WWE 2K22’s official release date is March 11, 2022.
However, players who pre-order the Deluxe Edition or the nWo 4-Life Edition will receive three days of early access prior to WWE 2K22’s release date and will be able to play starting March 8, 2022.
WWE 2K22 Platforms and Editions Confirmed
If you were hoping to see WWE 2K22 on Nintendo Switch, there is bad news as it was not included in the list of officially announced platforms.
WWE 2K22 will land on three “previous gen” platforms on PS4, Xbox One, and PC as well as two “current gen” platforms on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with that gen language used specifically in the press WWE 2K22 Release .
Here are all the details on the editions and how much each will cost you:
- WWE 2K22 Standard Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – $59.99
- WWE 2K22 Standard Edition (PS5 & Xbox Series X|S) – $69.99
- WWE 2K22 Cross-Gen Bundle (PlayStation or Xbox) – $79.99
- WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC) – $99.99
- WWE 2K22 nWo 4-Life Edition (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC) – $119.99
The Cross-Gen Pack and nWo 4-Life Edition are digital only, along with all PC versions, but the Standard and Deluxe Editions on all other platforms will be available in both physical and digital formats.
WWE 2K22 Pre-Order Details For All Versions
If they haven’t already gone live, we should see the pre-order pages for WWE 2K22 launch later today and in the coming days.
Before that, we got confirmation of all the pre-order details in the various editions of WWE 2K22.
The following WWE 2K22 pre-order rewards will be up for grabs:
- WWE 2K22 Standard Edition Pre-Order Rewards: Undertaker Immortal Pack with three additional Undertaker characters, MyFACTION cards for Undertaker, and MyFACTION perks and bonuses, including Undertaker MyFACTION logo card, Undertaker MyFACTION wallpaper card, and Undertaker MyFACTION nameplate card .
- WWE 2K22 Cross-Gen Bundle Pre-Order Rewards: All standard edition rewards plus the Starrcade ’96 Rey Mysterio Bundle.
- WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition Pre-Order Rewards: All content from the Undertaker Immortal Pack, a Season Pass for all five post-launch DLC content packs, MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger packs, limited-edition WWE SuperCard content, and 3-day early access to play March 8 2022.
- Only PS5 and Xbox Series X|S copies of the Deluxe Edition will receive the Starrcade ’96 Rey Mysterio Pack.
- Only physical copies of the Deluxe Edition will include WWE SuperCard content.
- WWE 2K22 nWo 4-Life Edition Pre-Order Rewards: All Standard and Deluxe Edition rewards plus MyFACTION EVO cards and alternate nWo outfits for Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Syxx, plus one playable Eric Bischoff character, WCW Souled Out 1997 arenas, and WCW Bash at the Beach 1996, and the nWo Wolfpac Championship and 3-day early access to play on March 8, 2022.
From what we can tell based on the press release, the Undertaker Immortal Pack will be a pre-order exclusive reward, but the other edition-specific rewards should be included even if purchased post-launch.
For players who purchase the physical Standard or Deluxe Edition, a card will be included in the box to redeem for additional content, but these items will automatically be awarded to anyone who places a pre-order for the digital versions.
Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve learned so far, but the press release stated “2K will be releasing additional announcements about WWE 2K22, including deep dives into specific game modes and features, reveals about the list and much more in the weeks to come.”