With a lot of sports or sports-like games getting yearly releases, it’s hard to sometimes justify how some games are different from the previous year’s iteration. Well, that doesn’t seem to be a problem with WWE 2K20, though not in a good way, as a lot of WWE 2K20 issues are apparently making the game a chore to play for gamers.
Over on Reddit, user u/DazedRabbit have painstakingly compiled a lost of the known WWE 2K20 issues players have found in just the first few hours of the game’s release! Check out the full list below (used with permission).
Here is just a list of some of the problems with the game in no particular order:
In Online tag matches, you get matched with one of your opponents as your partner instead of whoever was shown on your team in the online lobby – Teams in the lobby are decided by the order you joined (P1 and P2 vs P3 and P4), but in the actual match its P1 and P3 vs P2 and P4
There’s now a countdown once the multiplayer lobby is filled and you only have a limited time to pick your character. It isn’t very long so you have to basically decide before joining who you want to play, especially if you’re trying to coordinate teams
There are claims the game’s Day One patch isn’t out yet, despite the game being released for around 6 hours as of writing
They’ve removed the following features from Online: Entrances (it skips right to the match), MyCareer Arenas, User Created Arenas, the ability to edit Match Rules, Using Custom Matches that you’ve saved
It seems various match modes aren’t in the game anymore
Other features have been removed like you can no longer control tag partners in single player tag matches
Entrance Music can play for the entire match – in the first link the music just kept playing the entire time
The prompt to get tagged in a tag match can appear when you’re next to your opponent in their corner
You can upload images for stuff like custom logos, but you can’t actually download them in game
If you taunt the referee whilst its supposed to be counting a pin, the ref freezes and stops counting
Any changes you make to existing wrestlers don’t get shown in game (changing a wrestler’s hair colour, for example)
Button prompts not appearing properly eg. the counter button just doesn’t show when you’re about to get hit
The game doesn’t think you own the DLC characters when you try and download community creations for that character
There’s stories of people being stuck in the same match with no way to progress – the worst I’ve heard is one person being stuck in there for 4 and a half hours
I’ve heard reports of weapons using the wrong audio effects when they’re swung and hit
Targeting issues from the series haven’t been resolved and continue to make any multi-person match frustrating to play
Create-a-belt isn’t in the game at launch, but will be patched in later
The new-ish 24/7 title isn’t in the game, and instead the game has the Hardcore Title (the old version of the title)
You can’t load trophies on the PS4
If that wasn’t enough, the user also lists some of the issues that has plagued the franchise over the years that are still present in this year’s version!
Multiplayer still has desyncing issues, the three characters in this clip are desynced from the other person and it results in weird situations like this – for the player’s perspective the match is actually over already but it keeps going due to the desync
The chances that there are more WWE 2K20 issues and bugs that have yet to be found are highly likely, as this is just from the first 12 hours of the game’s availability.