WWE 2K20

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WWE 2K20
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This is what happens when you boot out a development team that has helped you out since the beginning! And now, every player had to play the last edition over this game, due to the bugs and glitches.
Genre: Sports
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Sports
Franchise: WWE 2K
Previous Game: WWE 2K19
Next Game: WWE 2K Battlegrounds (by release date)
WWE 2K21 (cancelled)


WWE 2K20 is a 2019 sports 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, Yuke's.

Why It Sucks

  1. 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. Its also worth noting, that everyone still plays WWE 2K19 over this game, mostly because of WWE 2K20’s poor quality.
    • Also worth noting that WWE 2K20’s online mode doesn’t function well with all the loading issues/splitted wins that make the game nonfunctional unless you reboot the game, 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.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    • Royal Rumble is unplayable. Period. That's it. Finish. Full stop. The end. It will crash about fifteen minutes in without fail, no matter what.
    • Some hair styles and superstar items, still suffer from glitches.
    • And now that 2K has given up on the game the bugs will never be fixed.
  5. Has a slightly smaller roster than WWE 2K19. And Chris Jericho is not in this game.
  6. Some wrestlers are still outdated, such as Cesaro.
  7. Unnecessary changes to the controls, such as the reversal button now being 'Triangle' or 'Y' depending on what system.
  8. A lot of entrances and cutscenes are bugged.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
    • 2K Games blindly accused Yukes of "not making more than enough money as they were" and directly split with them, despite that they've been helping them out since the very beginning!
    • Thanks to their split, newer WWE 2K games will now be riddled with bugs and glitches and technical issues!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. It was also the first installment in the franchise that was notably rushed in development.
  15. The hair physics are very bad and look very off in-game.
  16. Most wrestlers don’t even look identical to their real life counterparts, such as Becky Lynch.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Terrible voice acting in the MyCareer mode, especially from Bret Green (Tre) and Kylie Brown, who has also voiced Rachel in Life is Strange: Before The Storm (Red).
  21. The glitches also made their way into the MyCareer mode cutscenes, surprisingly.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 (Yes. There are loot boxes in a WWE game!) and timed challenges.
    • 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. It is the third WWE game to have them, with WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19 having them too. (But more easier to earn.)
    • Thankfully you can only use them in MyCareer Mode if you wanna use them for your own CAWs (Red and Tre) on that mode.
  26. All the cutscenes in the MyCareer mode are unskipable, meaning failing a segment on there makes you watch the cutscene again.
  27. The game is no longer getting updated, the game is currently in version 1.0.8 and it still has lots of bugs and glitches. It was confirmed that the game was way too broken and the code was not supported for it.
  28. You cannot use the MyCareer Mode cutscenes in Create A Video mode, forcing the player to use mods in the PC Version to make their own version of the cutscene of their choosing.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The 2K Originals mode is pretty interesting.
    • And the wrestlers the DLC comes with, such as "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.
  2. It still plays fine like other WWE games, minus the bugs, glitches and crashes.
  3. A lot of the new arenas are awesome.
  4. New match types such as the Mixed Gender matches.
  5. The main menu screen is great.
  6. In order to commondate the Mixed Gender matches, Joan "Chyna" Laurer made a huge return after her appearance in WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
  7. A lot of new weapons that you could unlock.
  8. Hulk Hogan is back after a long period of absence.
  9. Most of the major bugs, have been fixed. However there is still some bugs that need to be fixed.
  10. This is the last WWE game to have Rusev, Heath Slater, Zack Ryder, Curtis Axel and few others as official roster members before they were fired by WWE due to budget cuts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  11. While the new controls can take some time to get used to, they do function a bit better than the older controls. It helps on the Xbox One version as pressing the right trigger to reverse is a 50/50 chance to get your wrestler to reverse.
  12. The community creations system, is easier to upload more stuff to download. As the download count for the ranks is fairly small, although this could be terrible for quality control, like the previous WWE games that has that feature.
  13. Lots of more match types in Online.
  14. Buzz (The Protagonist of WWE 2K19) makes a cameo in the MyCareer mode in his own podcast series.

Reception

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 1.1/10 for the Xbox One, a 1.5/10 for the PS4, and a 1.2/10 for the PC.[1][2][3]

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 were 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). and The Completionist listed the game as number one in his "Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2019" video.

The game's disastrous performance in 2019, coincided with the COVID–19 pandemic, resulted in the planned WWE 2K21 game being cancelled. 2K announced a spin-off with arcade-style gameplay from WWE 2K banner called WWE 2K Batlegrounds developed by Saber Interactive.

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Sofaking we todd it

13 months ago
Score 1
Not again 2K Sports!
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EnnardTrap1987

13 months ago
Score 0
2K have gone downhill after NBA 2K20
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EnnardTrap1987

13 months ago
Score 1
Then again, 2K were still pretty bad before that.
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LeroyManTheFirst

5 months ago
Score 1
This is all Take-Two's fault!
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OpenRISC

13 months ago
Score 4
why do every sport games fail at launch
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TyrantRex

13 months ago
Score 12
Because sports games are copy pasted garbage made for people who don't even play games.
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SpazJR61

13 months ago
Score 5
That's why I never buy sports games.
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Ultisonicate15

13 months ago
Score 3
This is on par with EA Sports. Not much better at all at this point. The only positive is it's not infested with MTX slime... yet.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

13 months ago
Score 2
same
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Ramadhan1a

13 months ago
Score 2
2K really on a fucking downward spiral rn lel.
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I hoped that 2K would not ruin WWE2K20, in the end I screw up, as Angry Joe says: "You done fucked it up." And to think that this game was the debut of my current favorite wrestlers like Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, Humberto Carrillo, and also the return of some like Hulk Hogan, Buddy Murphy, Tommaso Ciampa, among others, it hurts that this game went so badly, by the way, put as "Redeeming Qualities" the new weapons and the improvement of Hell In A Cell in this game, because it is of the little good that it has.
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Skyrish10

7 days ago
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Oh this is also the last game to have Rusev, Heath Slater, Zack Ryder, Curtis Axel and few others before they got left.
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FlyingMan98

13 months ago
Score 1
But can you still make custom logos and use them with that headgear where you can use it as the character's Face
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EnnardTrap1987

13 months ago
Score 2
You’ll need to do it from scratch
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FlyingMan98

13 months ago
Score 1
I did that when the WWE 2K17 Servers Shut Down,
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Seanbuscus2600

13 months ago
Score 2
Sony is offering refunds for the game. I'm not making this up. https://wccf...funds-patch/
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EnnardTrap1987

13 months ago
Score 1
Damn
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GDPRAccount

12 months ago
Score 0
This game is just one of the many reasons why I think AEW is better than WWE.
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Luigitehplumber

11 months ago
Score 1
Blame it on 2K. It was their fault for making this game buggy to begin with, but whoever will make the AEW video games will hopefully make it a fair better title to begin with.
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Skyrish10

7 days ago
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And now AEW has finally got a video game now developed by Yuke's and it will be feel like No Mercy and HCTP.
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HunterZolomon

11 months ago
Score 0
Go watch wwe or another wrestling show at tv. I’m not supporting 2K’s trash games anymore.
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AkihitoZero5454

10 months ago
Score 2
The glitches in this game are making me laugh!
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Derp1234

10 months ago
Score 0
you have not heard of MotoGP 14 which is a freaking mess
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Deepthroat Ghoul

8 months ago
Score 0
WWE 2K20 is like seeing Becky Lynch going from defeating both Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey to losing to Carmella during the pre-show in back-to-back WrestleManias.
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ChrisHeers2001

8 months ago
Score 1

American Ninja Warrior: Challenge / WWE 2K20

Both games... - were released in 2019 - were released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - are based on sports - have tendencies to crash - have poor graphics and character models - have a lot of glitches

American Ninja Warrior: Challenge... - was released exclusively in North America - was released for Nintendo Switch

WWE 2K20... - was released worldwide

- was released for Microsoft Windows
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Paprika

7 months ago
Score 2
WWE just confirmed that 2K21 has been cancelled. This game is quite the scar after all.
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TyrannoRanger

7 months ago
Score 0
(sigh) Looks like we're all going to be sticking with WWE 2K19 for all eternity...
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Chasemc215

6 months ago
Score 1
Or we can play SmackDown Vs Raw 2009
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Masson Thief

5 months ago
Score 0
WWE 2K14 was perhaps the last good game they made. I didn't play the ones after 2K15 but I heard they aren't very good.
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Your Typical Random Dude

6 months ago
Score 0
I Think It's Even Worse Than WWE 2K Battleground?
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EnnardTrap1987

6 months ago
Score 1
2K Battlegrounds hasn't been released yet.
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Your Typical Random Dude

2 months ago
Score 0
It's now released now
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Zeephare

2 months ago
Score 0
And unfortunately, Battlegrounds is average at best.
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EricSonic

6 months ago
Score 0
It was so bad that we aren't getting 2K21.
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EnnardTrap1987

6 months ago
Score 1
Apparently, we could be getting 2K22, though.
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Paprika

5 months ago
Score 2
2K21 was mainly cancelled because of the poor sales and virus pandemic not allowing them to earn enough money for 21, 2 years instead of just 1 better result in a better product though.
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CircleyDoesExtracter

5 months ago
Score 0
..... Will 2K22 save the WWE 2K?
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Guitarheroexpert2015

4 months ago
Score 0
I hope so. Cause if not, I and Jim Sterling will have to inform the BBC that WWE's video game series is pure crappy trash from now on as of WWE 2K20. :(
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SuperCraftKid

2 months ago
Score 0
Meet the Sonic 06 of wrestling games!
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Dls100

22 days ago
Score 0

If I Want To Compare Wwe 2k15 and Wwe 2k20 It Would Be Graphics: Wwe 2k15 Gameplay: Wwe 2k20 Game Modes: Wwe 2k20 Creations: Wwe 2k20 Career: Wwe 2k20 Showcase Mode: Wwe 2k15 Roster: Wwe 2k20 Overall: Wwe 2k20

Which Game Is Worst: IMO I Think Wwe 2k15 Is A Slightly Worse Than Wwe 2k20. Please Respect My Opinion.

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