On Friday morning, a number of hand-selected content creators started to reveal what they experienced with the upcoming WWE 2K22. One of those experiences was the new MyGM mode in WWE 2K22.
The mode marks the first true GM mode within the series since Smackdown vs. Raw 2008, and with it’s return came a lot of expectations. Some realistic; some, not so much.
The mode will allow you to take one of the four brands in the company — RAW, Smackdown, NXT, and NXT UK — with the goal of becoming the superior brand through matches and rivalries. There isn’t an option to use custom brands, which is what Universe Mode is more about. The mode will include GM goals from management as well as interactions with the various wrestlers on your brand.
Weekly shows feature three matches; Premium Live Events, four; and major shows like WrestleMania will have five match slots. While not as many as some would’ve liked, it’s akin to the old versions of the mode from the 2000s and forces players to use strategy in deciding who to put on the card each week. Not everyone on the roster can be on TV each week, and I’m ok with that.
On to the things, though, that aren’t going to sit well with anyone.
Starting with match types. While you can have things like Tables and Ladder matches, you are extremely limited based on what was revealed. Matches are limited to 1 v 1 and Tag Team. That means no Triple Threat, Fatal Four Way, Six-Man, etc.
We did reach out to 2K because it could’ve been a case of an early build with those not available. But, based on the number of people saying otherwise, it’s unlikely.
Another area of concern involves championships. Each brand in the mode will have one male and one female championship available. Based on that information, there won’t be secondary titles nor will Tag Team championships be available within the mode.
Can You Play With Friends Or Not In WWE 2K22 MyGM?
One area of confusion that has since been confirmed by those who played the mode is online multiplayer, or the lack thereof.
Back in January during an interview with Operation Sports, Creative Director Lynell Jinks seemingly confirmed the ability to play online with friends within the mode.
“I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily online like you can go and search for someone to find on the lobby, but you can play against people on your friends list,” he said.
Unfortunately that isn’t the case. During the latest edition of the Ringside Report, Design Director Alan Flores said that players can play multiplayer locally or via Steam’s Remote Play Together. That was later confirmed in an impressions piece from ComicBook.
“The new My GM Mode features local co-op and Steam Remote Play, which is great,” the article reads. “However, it won’t feature online multiplayer.”
That means that only those on PC will be able to play with friends in what basically equates to a virtual couch co-op session as opposed to any true online multiplayer functionality.
WWE 2K22 launches on March 11 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. Those who preorder either the Digital Deluxe or NWO 4-Life editions of the game will be able to play starting March 8.
So sports gamers, what do you think of the new information for WWE 2K22 MyGM? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the discussion further at the official SGO Discord server.