WWE 2K22: Roster takes shape following release date and cover reveal

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WWE 2K22 is less than a month out from potentially changing this franchise forever, and that means we've now got key details like release date.

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That's just the beginning, as roster details are now coming, and we've got everything you need to know about WWE 2K22 right here.

Latest - Roster and ratings reveals have begun

Following all the major details about the game itself and how it will be available, we're now learning new WWE 2K22 roster details including ratings.

The first arrived thanks to 2K with the nWo quartet featured on the nWo 4 Life Edition revealed, but that's just the beginning.

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Next up was former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, and he'll get a 91 OVR rating this year, putting him so far behind only the nWo version of Hulk Hogan, which is a 92 OVR.

We've got more details here on all the confirmed WWE 2K22 roster members.

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WWE 2K22 release date and cover star Rey Mysterio revealed

After weeks of anticipation, the WWE 2K22 cover star has finally been revealed as legendary luchador Rey Mysterio.

The high-flying lucha libre icon will be featured on the cover of the WWE 2K22 Standard Edition and WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition, as well as the digital-exclusive Cross-Gen Bundle which uses the same cover art as the Standard Edition.

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THE FACE OF 2K22: Rey Mysterio has now been confirmed as WWE 2K22 cover star

The other huge news we received today is that the official WWE 2K22 release date is March 11, 2022.

However, players who pre order the Deluxe Edition or nWo 4-Life Edition will receive three days of Early Access ahead of the WWE 2K22 release date and get to play as soon as March 8, 2022.

WWE 2K22 platforms and editions confirmed

If you were hoping to see WWE 2K22 on Nintendo Switch, there's bad news as it was not included in the list of platforms officially announced.

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WWE 2K22 will land on three "previous-gen" platforms in PS4, Xbox One, and PC as well as two "current-gen" platforms in PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with that generation language used specifically in the WWE 2K22 press release.

Here are all the details on editions and the price 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
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The Cross-Gen Bundle and nWo 4-Life Edition are digital only, as well as all the PC versions, but the Standard and Deluxe Edition on all other platforms will be available in physical and digital formats.

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WWE 2K22 pre order details for all versions

If you're in the US, click here to pre order WWE 2K22 now from Amazon!
If you're in the UK, click here to pre order WWE 2K22 now from GAME!

If you want more details on the various editions and which rewards you'll be able to snag, we have all of that right here.

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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 personas, MyFACTION cards for Undertaker, plus MyFACTION Perks and Bonuses, including an 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 as well as the Starrcade '96 Rey Mysterio Pack.
  • WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition Pre Order Rewards: All of the Undertaker Immortal Pack contents, a Season Pass to all five post-launch DLC content packs, the MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger packs, limited edition WWE SuperCard content, and 3-Days Early Access to play on 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 the WWE SuperCard content.
  • WWE 2K22 nWo 4-Life Edition Pre Order Rewards: All Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition rewards as well as MyFACTION EVO Cards and alternate nWo attires for Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Syxx plus a playable Eric Bischoff character, WCW Souled Out 1997 and WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 arenas, and the nWo Wolfpac Championship, and 3-Days Early Access to play on March 8, 2022.
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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 they're purchased after launch.

For players who purchase the physical Standard Edition or Deluxe Edition, a card will be included in the box to redeem extra content, but these items will be automatically entitled to anyone who places a pre order for the digital versions.

Unfortunately this is all we've learned so far, but the press release stated "2K will release additional announcements on WWE 2K22, including deep dives on specific game modes and features, roster reveals, and much more, in the coming weeks."