WWE 2K22 leaks have been the biggest source of information about the upcoming game lately, though official news may not be far away.
Here’s all we know about the latest WWE 2K22 leaks and what can be waiting for fans when the title finally arrives on next year’s release date.
Latest – How will VC work in WWE 2K22?
Since one of the most controversial WWE 2K22 leaks is the news that buying VC (Virtual Currency) will play a role in the title, there are big questions about how it will actually be implemented.
Here we have taken a closer look at some of the ways in which VC could be used in different game modes for WWE 2K22 and how these microtransactions could change the game.
It has now also been teased that a new WWE 2K22 unveiling is coming soon and we have more details here on when it will arrive.
WWE 2K22 Leaks reveals several features of the game
WWE 2K22 already had high expectations for a potential launch in October this year, but any firm plans went awry when the title was officially delayed.
WWE 2K20 was the last release in this core franchise from 2K Games and WWE, but it came back on October 22, 2019.
We’re now more than two years after that release, and the next WWE title looks set to arrive in March, and expectations are only rising.
So far, the best legitimate look we’ve got on WWE 2K22 was the teaser trailer back in August that revealed the March 2022 release window.
Perhaps driven by the hope that this game can deliver in a way that the titles have not in recent years, and certainly influenced by the delayed and relatively quiet development process, we have had a few significant WWE 2K22 leaks coming out before launch.
GM mode returns according to two separate leaks
While there was strong speculation that GM Mode could make a triumphant return in WWE 2K22, it was all exaggerated when AEW released the AEW Elite GM on mobile phones.
It seems that the competition and the vocal fans’ desire for the return of GM Mode have finally paid off, according to two leaks in the last few months.
Back on September 9, 2021, a report from SGO indicated that GM Mode “was a top priority” and stated that “the fans clearly wanted it and the team knew they had the ammunition to get it approved and in.”
The same source also told SGO that “it will be the most played mode in the game” and that GM Mode “will sell this game.”
A little over a month later, a tweet by industry insider Millie Amand seemed to confirm this when she said “WWE 2K22 will 100% have a Manager mode where you player will run WWE.”
While Amand said a unveiling could happen at the Survivor Series, an option that was later crushed by 2K, January revelations have been mentioned since the game was delayed and would make sense for a GM Mode unveiling.
Roster updates could replace DLC thanks to WWE releases
In what may turn out to be an ultimately positive step coming out of a negative, a report from SGO in early October indicated that the planned DLC for WWE 2K22 was ruined by several WWE releases.
The report says that when WWE released several superstars, most notably Bronson Reed, those actions caused “at least two DLC packs” to be scrapped.
The potentially exciting silver lining is that 2K in the same report had apparently given the opportunity to make a Roster Updates service instead of releasing new WWE Superstars as DLC.
The Roster Update service is standard on most sports games, including 2K’s own NBA 2K22, and it would definitely be a welcome addition to WWE 2K22 if confirmed.
Microtransactions may be the most controversial leak yet
The latest WWE 2K22 leak landed on October 26, 2021 and has almost confirmed the addition of major microtransactions to the title at launch.
VC, or Virtual Currency, is a mechanic used to buy in-game content that 2K Games has used extensively in NBA 2K22 and uses to sell huge amounts of VC with expensive microtransactions.
This WWE 2K22 leak is coming courtesy of game designer and analyst VikingSizeGamer, who then fully illustrated renderings for WWE 2K22 VC in a data excavation.
The primary fear at this point for some fans is that this could signal a shift to using VC as a competitive advantage in online gaming modes, just as it helps in NBA 2K22’s MyCAREER and MyTEAM modes.
While it is possible that these could instead be more focused on cosmetic upgrades, we will have to wait and see if a new microtransactional focus becomes the last straw for some of those who are still hopeful about the release of WWE 2K22.