WWE 2K20 is a 2019 professional wrestling game developed and published by 2K Sports. It is the sequel to WWE 2K19 and the first WWE 2K game to exclude the developer team, Yukes.
Why It Sucks
- This was the first WWE 2K game that died out just 3 months after its release, due to the fact the WWE 2K logo uploader now gives you access to adding logos to WWE 2K19 once again as of 2020. So you won’t need to buy this game if you’re the type of person that creates wrestlers over playing the actual games.
- Also worth noting that WWE 2K20’s online mode doesn’t function well, so its best to play WWE 2K19 if you want to play online, as the online on that game actually works a lot more.
- 2K has been banning accounts for offensive content when no such content was downloaded or uploaded, and refusing to allow for appeal. They also seem to be acting on any copyright or material from other works despite said content falling under fair use and parody.
- Awful graphics which have been downgraded from WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19. A lot of players jokingly said, "Didn't know they were still doing games for the Dreamcast."
- Very long loading times for matches and in general. Even booting up the game takes a while sometimes. Thankfully offline matchups aren’t as slow as online.
- The game is riddled with bugs and glitches. And even worse than the previous games on day one. With glitches such as disfigured superstar faces, superstars floating around the ring over and over, custom superstar attires messing up the superstar models and so on.
- One of the older bugs on day one being uploading Custom Decals, in which downloading them doesn't work; so you cannot add those Decals to your custom wrestlers or as alternative attires for already existing wrestlers. Instead, they get inserted onto WWE 2K19’s logo uploader.
- Face scan issues have yet to be resolved, only being able to access sixteen at a time and even after deleting unused content and uploading new images they cannot be accessed.
- Uploading wrestlers with a move-set and entrance mostly don't work either.
- If you somehow manage to download a Custom Decal, using it on Wrestlers in MyCareer mode makes it impossible to play the mode at all.
- Sometimes on the Xbox One version of the game, if you download a Custom Decal or a CAW with a Custom Decal, it would instead download a blank transparent decal instead. Which is extremely common to get, due to 2K removing most of the Custom Decals, from older CAWs. It was later fixed in Patch 1.0.7
- As of January 25th the game is still unplayable in it's patched state, with it setting a potential world record in crashing: ten seconds from loading a fresh install.
- Has a slightly smaller roster than WWE 2K19.
- Some wrestlers are still outdated, such as Cesaro.
- Unnecessary changes to the controls, such as the reversal button now being 'Triangle' or 'Y' depending on what system.
- A lot of entrances and cutscenes are bugged.
- The game crashes sometimes, especially during matches. It will not function from a resume or disconnect, exiting to the title causes the game to crash. Even something as basic as opening menu results in a crash.
- In fact, if you are recording a match, using the Xbox One's built in screen recorder, if you record more than 10 minutes and the game pauses, if you try and record the rest of the video and unpause the game. The game will crash.
- Due to Yukes's departure from 2K, most features are missing, like the Create-A-Belt Mode (this feature has since been re-added in the 1.4 patch).
- Owners of the Deluxe Edition of the Xbox One version of the game don’t get the 2K Originals: Bump in the Night DLC for free. Which is strange since PlayStation 4 owners get it for free if they own the deluxe edition.
- The roster is pure filler, as it's filled with far too many versions of Charlotte Flair which is very unnessecary as they could've just been alternative attires.
- False Advertising: It was the first game in the WWE 2K franchise that lacked a pre-order bonus DLC. Originally, it would’ve been the Bump in The Night DLC which was advertised to be the pre-order bonus DLC; but in reality, it didn’t come with the game on day one. Instead, it was released 7 days after the game was released. Its false advertising due to 2K never stating the DLC would get released 7 days after, and that every WWE 2K game before this one had a pre-order bonus that was accessible on day one.
- It was also the first installment in the franchise that was notably rushed in development.
- The hair physics are very bad and look very off in-game.
- Most wrestlers don’t even look identical to their real life counterparts, such as Becky Lynch.
- Most bug fixes that get released don’t improve and barely fix the game at all. The only time the hair physics get fixed is only for a certain entrance with poor hair physics.
- This is due to the fact 2K have lost a lot of profit after WWE 2K20 was released due to its poor sales, therefore they have been losing the ability to fix most bugs/glitches.
- Mediocre soundtrack that shares the same problem as WWE 2K15’s soundtrack. That being most songs sounding as they don’t belong in a WWE game.
- The online mode is unplayable, with the game having an 'Infinite loading time' when starting an online match. Plus, the online mode lacks the feature of using a superstar's alternative attire in a match. Unlike WWE 2K20, the previous WWE 2K games allowed the player to use alternative attires for the superstars online.
- Awful voice acting in the MyCareer mode.
- The glitches also made their way into the MyCareer mode cutscenes, surprisingly.
- My Career mode breaks reality to tell it's story. Okay, a Halloween themed Undertaker hunt is reality breaking enough but in breaking keyfabe (wrestling carney term for faking it) and using real heat and setting out to seriously hurt the MyPlayer characters by rights Brooklyn, Samoa Joe, would have been fired. Not placed in a Hall of Fame Wrestlemania match. To a lesser extent same goes for Jerry Lawler and Red and Tre.
- In a very ironic twist, once the new decade rolled in, the game almost didn’t work at all. as it was plagued by an especially nasty crashing issue that left most, if not all modes unplayable. Thankfully, this was fixed.
- Content locked off behind time challenges: braids were only accessible during a Survivor Series challenge and hence assuming the servers had not been switched off by then to be able to try and use them you have to wait until late November.
- Accelerator does not actually unlock all content, merely allowing content that can be unlocked with game points with the rest only accessible with loot boxes known as Loot Packs in the game and timed challenges. Yes. There are loot boxes in a WWE game. It is also the first game to have them.
- To make loot boxes worse, they are probably the reason why this game has a slightly smaller roster! as the rest of the characters are possibly locked behind a loot box paywall.
- Thankfully you can only use them in MyCareer Mode if you wanna use them for your own CAWs (Red and Tre) on that mode.
- The 2K Originals mode is pretty interesting.
- And the wrestlers the DLC comes with, such as "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.
- It still plays fine like other WWE games, minus the bugs, glitches and crashes.
- A lot of the new arenas are awesome.
- New match types such as the Mixed Gender matches.
- The main menu screen is great.
- A lot of new weapons that you could unlock.
- Most of the major bugs, have been fixed. However there is still some bugs that need to be fixed.
WWE 2K20 was met with mostly negative reception from critics and gamers alike, with the latter group heavily panning the game, and is widely considered as the worst WWE game from 2K since the Nintendo Switch version of 2K18. On Metacritic, the game has a critic score of 45/100 for the Xbox One, and a 43/100 for the PS4 and the PC. The user scores were a 0.8/10 for the Xbox One, a 1.5/10 for the PS4, and a 0.4/10 for the PC.
Due to the number of bugs, many players complained so much to the point #FixWWE2K20 began trending on Twitter.
The game is so broken, that Sony is issuing refunds for the game.
Due to the poor sales and reception from critics and fans, WWE 2K21’s chances of being released is in doubt due to Visual Concepts developers for WWE games dropping massively.
WWE 2K20 is listed as number 5 in WatchMojo’s "Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2019" video. Angry Joe ranked it as the 9th worst game of 2019, along with NBA 2K20, Madden 20 and FIFA 20 (Switch). andThe Completionist listed the game as number one in his "Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2019" video.