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WWE 2K22 Early Access: How to play before the release date

If you're excited for this year's game, WWE 2K22 early access is the way you'll be able to play even before the game's official release date.

We've got everything you need to know on how to get WWE 2K22 early access, how soon you'll be able to play, and which versions come with this bonus.

WWE 2K22 Early Access Release Date

As we recently learned, WWE 2K22 has an official release date of March 11, 2022, but some players will get the opportunity to hop into the action even earlier.

Unfortunately, there is no open WWE 2K22 demo or beta so far, and with launch day approaching it's looking very unlikely that either could arrive.

While some players may have noticed discussion about gameplay and footage coming out ahead of time, that's come from extremely limited preview builds that media and content creators were given access to for a short time.

If you're curious how that process went, we've got more details here on our first impressions of the new gameplay and how our WWE 2K22 MyGM experience went.

As of now, there's only one way to play before launch, and with WWE 2K22 Early Access you can start this year's revival of the franchise as soon as March 8, 2022.

How to play WWE 2K22 early

The lingering question for some fans is exactly how they take advantage of WWE 2K22 Early Access, and it's one that can be a bit complicated thanks to the various editions the game is receiving this year.

In order to snag Early Access, you'll have to pre order a specific version of WWE 2K22 ahead of launch, but the confusion has primarily arrived in that not every version provides this access when pre ordered.

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Even if you place your order ahead of time, users who get the Standard Edition or Cross-Gen Bundle for WWE 2K22 will not be able to utilize Early Access to play before the title's worldwide release date.

The only way to get Early Access is to pre order either the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition or the WWE 2K22 nWo 4 Life Edition ahead of that March 8, 2022 Early Access release date.

If you decide to wait for reviews for the title, you'll still be able to snag many of the extra rewards that come with editions, like the MyFACTION bonuses and extra characters

For more articles like this, take a look at our WWE 2K page.