New Gameplay Footage Shares Details On WWE 2K23 MyRise And Changes To Universe Mode

A look at two of the significant game modes in WWE 2K23.

WWE Universe Mode is always an anticipated game mode in WWE 2K games. This year, WWE Universe Mode is getting overhauled in some exciting ways, allowing players a massive amount of customization and more.

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This year, 2K Games has allowed players to completely control rivalries with a new system that directly allows players to choose the exact cutscenes they want to see play out in their rivalry matches, dictating exactly how much intensity is added to a rivalry week-by-week.

For players who want to be reined in, there is a momentum system, and this momentum can be spent on special cutscenes taking place before, during, or after rivalries, allowing players to map out their shows. For those who want zero restrictions, the momentum system can be shut off for complete freedom.

Superstar mode is also returning this year, allowing players to specifically focus on one WWE Superstar to control through Universe Mode, acting similarly to Career Modes from days gone by. In the video embedded above, Smacktalks provides a rundown of all of the changes to Universe Mode this year.

Also, this year, there is a new MyRise Mode, with two new storylines for both male and female created superstars.

The male storyline, called "The Lock" sees you take control of a popular independent wrestler getting his big break on WWE with a gimmick where he is called "The Lock." On the women's side, players take control of a female WWE superstar that is the niece of a fictional Ruthless Aggression Era WWE Diva known as Justine. Justine's major rival was Molly Holly, and it just so happens that Molly Holly is now a producer backstage at WWE working with the Superstar that you control.

For players interested in seeing more from this year's story modes, Smacktalks and RevELLElution uploaded videos featuring an extensive look at both modes.

Fans can learn more about many of the features coming to WWE 2K23 here.

The standard edition of WWE 2K23 is set to release on Friday, March 17, 2023, and it will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series XS, Xbox One, and PC.

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