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WWE 2K23

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Release Date: March 17, 2023

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'WWE 2K23' Unveils MyFACTION Online Features, Upgrades And Additions - Trailer

by Rainier on March 8, 2023 @ 1:13 p.m. PST

WWE 2K23 features several franchise advancements, including a unique new take on the 2K Showcase, the WWE 2K introduction of the fan-favorite WarGames, and expansions to several marquee game modes.

In celebration of his 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar, 16-time World Champion, Hollywood icon, record-setting philanthropist, and WWE 2K23 Executive Soundtrack Producer, John Cena, will be featured on the cover of each edition of the game, striking three of his signature poses.

Global music phenom Bad Bunny - Billboard's Top Artist of the Year and one of the most streamed artists in the world for 2022 - will also make his WWE 2K debut.  

WWE 2K23 features several franchise advancements, including a unique new take on the 2K Showcase, the WWE 2K introduction of the fan-favorite WarGames, and expansions to several marquee game modes.

In addition, fans can also look forward to a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and more.

Incredibly realistic graphics, animations, camera angles and lighting, plus accessible controls and a new optional pinning mechanic will add to the highly immersive experience. 

2K unveiled upgrades and additions coming to MyFACTION in WWE 2K23, giving players the opportunity to build their own ultimate squad of favorite WWE Superstars and Legends by collecting and upgrading cards. Offering all-new online* head-to-head gameplay, Live Events, incredible card designs across tiers and unique character models and attires, fans can look forward to endless hours of fun in MyFACTION.

Over the decades, factions have been a big part of wrestling history, whether it’s the nWo, D-Generation X, or even modern-day groups like The Bloodline, Judgment Day, and Damage CTRL. This is a major aspect of WWE lore and there are no signs of this powerful concept changing in the future.

In WWE 2K23, players have the ability to form their own groups in MyFACTION—where fans can collect and upgrade cards of their favorite WWE Superstars and Legends. The objective is to build your own factions from the various men and women in the game, and participate in daily and weekly challenges while also competing online to earn rewards and more.

Take Your Faction Online

One of the biggest changes and additions to MyFACTION is the all-new online head-to-head Quick Play mode. Last year, MyFACTION was strictly an offline experience. The natural evolution of the mode was to take the action online to compete against others—because who doesn’t want to show off their star-studded faction? Through Online Quickplay, you can put your skills to the test with the best cards in your collection and prove your faction is a force to be reckoned with. Challenge friends and other WWE 2K community members for endless hours of fun!

Introducing Live Events

The WWE gives fans plenty of shows and events to look forward to year round, and we’re eager to deliver the same kind of excitement in WWE 2K23. This year, we’ve added scheduled Live Events for players to participate in, with regular post-launch content to play through. Live Events is a single-player experience that offers a variety of match types and challenges where you can earn new rewards. You’ll have the opportunity to play unique matchups curated by WWE 2K designers to unlock more content and diversify your experience.

Evolution of MyFACTION Cards

The WWE 2K art team was in their bag this year, creating diverse and aesthetically enhanced cards for you to enjoy. You’ll notice crisp images with highly detailed backgrounds for some added flare and design boosts that make your favorite Superstars pop. Cards also have details on the back with added info about how and when that card was added to your collection. When it comes to building out your lineup, making tough decisions just got simpler with the Fighting Styles featured on the front of the card. Lastly, we’re introducing the Pink Diamond tier—expect it some time post-launch—which opens the door to more high-powered Superstars and faction combinations.

Unique Character Models & Attires

WWE fans have seen some of their favorite Superstars transition and evolve. From their attire to their overall look, it’s not unusual for even the biggest names in sports entertainment to experience a rebrand. In MyFACTION, players will find some of the most coveted historic and current looks for Superstars and Legends. Many of these looks are exclusively available in MyFACTION, making it just a little more special. Think you can collect every iteration of your favorite Superstars? I guess we’ll find out!

So Much More To come

With the release of WWE 2K23 only a few short weeks away, we can’t wait for you to check out all of the cool content that we have up our sleeves.

And speaking of cool content, we have a limited edition “Stone Cold” Steve Austin MyFACTION card, in collaboration with our friends at El Segundo.

Stay tuned for how you can add this unique card to your MyFACTION collection!

WWE 2K23 features several hallmarks of the franchise, as well some new additions and twists on fan favorites:

  • 2K Showcase Starring John Cena: Conquering John Cena in the ring is an accolade few Superstars can claim. In an unprecedented twist on the 2K Showcase, players will step into the boots of several of Cena’s toughest competitors with one goal in mind: defeat the man who will “Never Give Up.” Spanning his 20-year WWE career and narrated by Cena himself, this interactive sports entertainment documentary uses 2K’s unique Slingshot Tech for a seamless transition from gameplay to live-action footage to bring pivotal moments in each match to life;
  • WarGames: The fan-favorite, chaotic and action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 single player or multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage;
  • MyGM: Now featuring more GMs to choose from – or a player’s own custom GM creation – as well as additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to four players. Players draft a roster, manage budgets, sign free agents, choose various match types, arena locations, production elements and more, with the goal of beating a rival GM in weekly ratings battles;
  • MyFACTION: Now featuring online multiplayer action, the team-building mode in which players collect, manage, and upgrade an array of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their ultimate four-person factions returns. Players can now take their faction online and compete for global dominance, or compete in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars, while new themed card packs and goals roll out regularly throughout the year**;
  • MyRISE: Aspiring Superstars walk through the curtain for their WWE debut in MyRISE and shape their career with the decisions made along the way. Featuring distinct men’s and women’s division storylines and the ability to import custom created Superstars, players journey from the humble beginnings of a Rookie, to being immortalized as a WWE Legend;
  • Universe: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox that puts players in charge of their own version of WWE, from Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and Premium Live Events! Updates to Universe include a reworked story system and more;
  • Creation Suite: A signature feature of the WWE 2K franchise, the creation suite returns with cross-platform community creations, including the ability to design custom Superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, move sets, championships and more. Custom arenas are now playable online, and advanced customization has been added to created entrances.

WWE 2K23 Special Editions and Pre-Order Bonus

  • The Standard Edition will be available for $59.99 on previous-gen platforms (PS4, Xbox One consoles) and PC and for $69.99 on current-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S) in both physical and digital formats;
  • The Cross-Gen edition will be available digitally for $69.99 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The Cross-Gen edition includes the Standard Edition across previous and current-gen platforms within the same console family and the same PlayStation or Xbox account***;
  • The Deluxe Edition will be available for $99.99 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One in both physical and digital formats, and on PC in digital format. The Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition, Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, plus a Season Pass to all five post-launch DLC content packs****; the MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger; Ruby John Cena MyFACTION Evo Card, Gold Edge MyFACTION Card, Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card, Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card, and three Basic Premium Launch MyFACTION Card Packs. The Deluxe Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days ahead of Standard and Cross-Gen Editions!*****;
  • The Icon Edition will be available for $119.99 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, featuring original cover art by renowned WWE-inspired artist Rob Schamberger. In addition to the Standard Edition and all bonus content included in the Deluxe Edition, the Icon Edition includes the Ruthless Aggression Pack, celebrating 20 years of John Cena’s WWE career by featuring John Cena’s early “Prototype” character, as well as “Leviathan” Batista, developmental rookie versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, the John Cena Legacy Championship and WrestleMania 22 Arena. Additional bonus content includes an Emerald Paul Heyman MyFACTION Manager Card, and three Deluxe Premium Launch MyFACTION Card Packs. The Icon Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days ahead of Standard and Cross-Gen Editions!*****;
  • Bad Bunny Bonus Pack Pre-Order Offer: Players who pre-ordered the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes Bad Bunny as a playable character, as well as a Ruby tier Bad Bunny MyFACTION card.* The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack is included in the Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition at launch.

WWE 2K23 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on March 14, 2023 via Early Access, followed by the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen on March 17, 2023.

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