Hot on the heels of the news about online lobbies and multiplayer in general, 2K have turned their attention to the Universe Mode in WWE 2K20. They’ve outlined a list of updates to the mode that should ensure players have even more freedom to create within it than has been possible before. So, let’s find out what they plan to do.
Most of the expected changes will probably only affect those who delve deep into Universe Mode, however the first thing they’ll notice is an increase in the match limits. The major and minor shows have gone from 7 to 9, whilst a Pay-Per-View can play host to 14 matches in WWE 2K20 – that’s double the original amount. These Pay-Per-Views can also be co-hosted by up to 3 major shows compared to 2 as it was previously. There’s certainly more room to meddle with matches and promos too, deleting and adding them as you see fit. A whopping 3,040 new promo lines have been added to bring freshness to proceedings.
Each major show is able to have 7 championship titles and an extra rivalry can take place, meaning 4 of them may occur simultaneously. New rivalry content includes options such as low-intensity enemies calling a truce after a single PPV, while low to mid-intensity allies could slowly fall out over several weeks instead of it being a sudden turn. What’s more, 50 of the most-used cutscenes have been reshot with female mocap actors to look more authentic when female Superstars are used and there are 25 brand new cutscenes overall.
Custom Matches can now be brought in, along with the new Mixed Tag Matches, and a new Championship Match setting in match tables can be used in order to make certain matches a title match. Meanwhile the Main Event matches in match tables have been tweaked so that those match types are more likely to occur on the show; for example, the Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View.
That’s everything that we know about WWE 2K20’s Universe Mode at the moment, but keep an eye out for more news as the release gets ever closer. After all, WWE 2K20 is due to launch on 22nd October for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC – have you got yours pre-ordered yet?