WWE 2K20: Complete controls guide (Tag, Ladder, Royal Rumble, Weapons, Cage, Hell in a Cell) – PS4, Xbox One, & PC

Things have changed a lot from last year. These are the controls you need to dominate in the ring.

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WWE 2K20 is here at last, and after a few years of having the same controller layout, 2K have mixed things up this year and both streamlined and simplified the controls.

That said, you can still do everything you could before, but now there are different ways of doing it, especially for special moves and actions.

So if you want to dominate inside the ring and claim title after title, you will need this comprehensive controls guide or you run the risk of getting stuck in a cage or the bottom of a ladder.

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Standard Controls

THE BASICS: The normal controls have changed, so be ready
Command Xbox Control PS4 Control
Move LS LS
Run Hold LT Hold L2
Exit ring to apron RB R1
Exit ring to floor Hold RB Hold R1
Enter ring LS + LT LS + L2
Carry opponent RS + RT RS + R2
Reversal Y
Payback RT + Y
Irish Whip/Pin B O
Strong Irish Whip Hold B  Hold O
Normal Strike X  ■
Strong Strike Hold X  ■
Medium Grapple A X
Strong Grapple Hold A Hold X
Submission Hold RT + Hold X  ■
Signature/Finisher X + A  ■ + X

A lot has changed from last year. The most important things to remember from the off is that reversal is now Y/and your signatures & finishers are now triggered by X+A/■+X.

It will take some time to make these controls automatic and you’ll spend some time taking offense and frustratingly hitting RT/R2 to reverse. However, once you get used to the change the timings of the reversal are pretty similar.

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After that things are fairly simple. Striking and grappling are the same as before, as are movement controls and irish whips.

Advanced Controls

Command Xbox Control PS4 Control
Wake Up Taunt D-Pad Up D-Pad Up
Taunt Crowd D-Pad Left D-Pad Left
Taunt Opponent D-Pad Right D-Pad Right
Toggle sig/finisher D-Pad Down D-Pad Down
Pick Up Object LB L1
Climb RB R1
Climb Further Hold RB Hold R1
OMG! Y + B ▲ + O
Leverage Pin Hold RT + B Hold R2 + O
Ground Limb Target Hold RT + X Hold R2 + ■
Alternate Signature/Finisher Hold RT + X + A Hold R2 + ■ + X
Re-Position Opponent RS RS
Display Current Target Menu Button Share Button
Change Target Press RS Press RS
Toggle Payback Press LS Press LS

To go beyond the basics is quite easy. Everyone wants to taunt, grab objects, and target limbs to soften up their opponents.

These controls are pretty easy to grasp and aren’t overly different from last year. The key ones are ground limb target (Hold RT + X/Hold R2 + ■), especially for submission masters, and the OMG! (Y + B/▲+ O) for those huge dives and cage/table/ladder breaking moments.

Tag Team Controls

Command Xbox Control PS4 Control
Tag in/out LB L1
Double team move Whip opponent into team corner, then LS + A Whip opponent into team corner, then LS + X
Tag finisher Whip opponent into team corner, then X+ A Whip opponent into team corner, then ■ + X

Tag team controls have not changed, so you can still execute tag team moves and most importantly those tag finishers, in the same way as before.

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Ladder Match Controls

One of the most common special match types is the Ladder Match. Made famous first by Shawn Michaels and then taken to new heights by the Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian, WWE now has several major shows per year that revolve around the Ladder Match.

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If you want to win the Money In The Bank briefcase, advance your MyCareer story, or win a monstrous TLC match you’ll need these controls.

Command Xbox Control PS4 Control
Pick up ladder LB L1
Grab ladder from under ring Hold LB Hold L1
Set up ladder A X
Use ladder as weapon X/Hold X ■/Hold ■
Lean ladder in corner LS + A LS + X
Throw ladder out of ring LS + B LS + O
Slide ladder into ring LS + LB LS + L1
Carry ladder horizontally Hold RT Hold R2
Rotate standing ladder Hold LB + RS Hold L1 + RS
Set up ladder bridge Hold RT + LB Hold R2 + L1
Climb ladder RB R1
Reach for object LB L1
Diving attack from ladder Climb to top + X Climb to top + ■

Climbing the ladder (RB/R1) is the most crucial of all these commands, but things like leaning the ladder (LS + A/LS + X) and setting up a ladder bridge (Hold RT + LB/Hold R2 + L1) will help make the match more spectacular.

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