While we already revealed the list of confirmed wrestlers in WWE 2K18, the annual wrestling game’s career mode is taking the spotlight today. In a press release, 2K has announced the WWE 2K18 MyCareer mode features and for this year, players will be able to be either a "Company Man" or "Fan Favorite."
- Company Man – Going down the Company Man path means you’re all about helping the general managers (GMs) get what they want out of the roster on any given show. This involves conspiring with the GMs backstage, ambushing other WWE Superstars in the locker room or during their interviews and basically doing whatever it takes to maintain that GM’s power, both in the ring and backstage. The rewards are hefty, though! Continue helping the GM succeed, and you’ll gain access to awesome upgrades, such as the ability to orchestrate a run-in to help you win a match. You can also access Vince McMahon’s office to lobby for match card changes and title rematches.
- Fan Favorite – Being a Fan Favorite means you don’t play the whole company game and you’re all about putting on the best matches and promos. You have a locker room full of WWE Superstars and Legends backstage. This route involves earning their respect by taking on different match types – night-in and night-out. You’ll also have WWE Superstars test your in-ring aptitude and skills on the microphone, but if you succeed at this, you will earn the whole locker room’s respect – and with that comes some perks. WWE Legends are always backstage during events. If you earn their respect, they’ll start to give you in-ring bonuses for your matches and promos. If you become the complete package – the guy who can walk the walk and talk the talk like Stone Cold Steve Austin or John Cena – you’ll be able to have your own customized WWE Championship or Universal Championship. This honor is only given to the best of the best.
According to the developers, the goal for this year were a focus on MyPlayers (self-created WWE stars), and focus on story and progression. Additionally, one cool new feature added this year will be that players will be able to free-roam backstage during MyCareer. There will also be updated promos for this year’s MyCareer compared to last year’s version, and the scoring system for it will be improved.
Lastly, MyCareer Invasion, which is a feature where your MyPlayer can populate a friend’s MyCareer game, will spillover to the backstage! Just like in the WWE , they’ll ambush you, be your tag team partner and generally be like a regular WWE superstar.
You can read up on the new features in full over on the official WWE 2K site.
WWE 2K18 will slam its way out this October 17 on the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.