For this year’s WWE 2K18 career mode, Yuke’s and Visual Concepts are adding new stuff and refining what worked from last year’s version. This year, there will be two career paths WWE 2K18 players can live through via their MyCareer superstar and they are:
- 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.
There’s also going to be a “free-roaming” backstage feature in MyCareer that lets you ambush or talk to other superstars backstage. Upgraded features from WWE 2K17 are updated promos where there’s nearly 200 new animations, tweaked scoring on promos to make it more dynamic. Another one is the MyCareer Invasion that gets a significant bump since with the implementation of free-roam, you’ll be able to see your friends’ MyPlayers be in the backstage of your MyCareer. It’s up to you (or them) to either help you, ambush you, get them as tag team partners and more.
More details can be gobbled up at the official WWE2K site.
WWE 2K18 will be released this October 17 on the PS4, Xbox One and in the fall for the Nintendo Switch version.