WWE 2K Battlegrounds is an expert wrestling video game created by Saber Interactive and published by 2K Sports. It’s a spin-off of all WWE 2K20. It premiered on September 18, 2020, as the game under the WWE 2K banner.
Following the Introduction of the bug-filled WWE 2K20 last year, 2K Games has pivoted away from its yearly release of the simulation-based wrestling series to present WWE 2K Battlegrounds, something so vastly different from its predecessors that it feels like taking a double-arm DDT through an announcer’s table. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Well, the DDT is, but stepping from simulation gambling is not by anyway.
WWE Battlegrounds tries to leverage the button-mashing Beat-’em-up formula, with a bunch of party gaming elements thrown in. It’s much more of an arcade-style romp akin to 2011’s WWE All-Stars. The characters are stylized, look cartoonish, and over-the-top, and the arenas–or Battlegrounds–will be the same manner. While the way to end many matches is still by submission or pinfall, the journey to get there is a bit different.
During a 2K Games trailer event, we must play with a limited build Of the match, using two kinds of matches–2v2 Steel Cage and Fatal 4-Way–and 15 WWE superstars–four girls and 11 men all from different eras of WWE. The last game will even have Campaign, Tournament, King of the Battleground, Battleground Challenge, and Create-A-Wrestler modes as well.
Characteristics differ depending on the character type. High-Flyers are excellent at jumping off the turnbuckle and bashing their opponent, while Powerhouses are excellent at tossing their competitions around the ring. You will find special combos and throws for each of those kinds, and while categories similar to this have existed in previous wrestling matches, Battlegrounds places more importance on it.
In this demonstration, I and three other WWE superstars battled inside an Auto store, where I could toss exploding barrels or throw someone under a vehicle held up by a lift to allow it to come crashing down.
We also held a brawl at the Everglades, where I could throw someone to the jaws of an alligator. And yes, many wrestlers were devoured from the reptile during my time enjoying.
First release date: 18 September 2020
Series: WWE 2K
Publishers: 2K Games, Take-Two Interactive
Video game, Multiplayer video game