WWE 2K17 is now out, and this year’s update to the long running wrestling game series offers a whole lot of fighters on the roster, a lot of modes, and no shortage of things to unlock. As is the case with any sports game, the game revels in its authenticity, and in offering fans and players a whole lot of things to do. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to know exactly where you should begin.
That’s where we come in. In this WWE 2K17 Mega Guide, we cover everything- from Special Modes to unlocking everything, from match types to a submission guide, from and from earning currency quickly to some of the Achievements and Trophies, this guide has it all.
Let’s get down to it.
There are two special modes in WWE 2K17, with 2K Showcase having been excised this year in favor of these two. The two special modes that are playable in WWE 2K17 are:
How To Unlock Everything:
As is the case with just about any sports game, WWE 2K17 present you with a shit ton to unlock. It can take forever to actually get around to having everything in the game be available to you, especially if you are just stumbling around in the dark.
But you don’t have to do that. The video below will walk you through unlocking everything there is to unlock in this game.
WWE 2K17 subscribes to the ‘throw in everything and the kitchen sink, too’ mentality when it comes to the sheer amount of match types on offer. There are over 40 different match types that are available in 2K17, available across every kind of matchup conceivable. The sheer, staggering amount of options available ensures that no matter what kind of match you want to play, WWE 2K17 will have you covered.
Hell in a Cell
Falls Count Anywhere
Last Man Standing
No Holds Barred
Elimination Tornado Tag
Hell in a Cell
Hell in a Cell
Hell in a Cell
Falls Count Anywhere
Hell in a Cell
One on Three Tag
One on Two Tag
One on One
Two on Two
WWE 2K17 brings back the submission system from last year, that relied on analog stick inputs- but it also introduces a new one to the mix, which involves, for lack of a better term, button mashing. No matter which submission style you choose to go with, though, you’ll want to keep the following tips in mind- they’re going to help you to get your opponent to submit:
Target the opponent’s limbs! This is the first, and most basic, thing you need to do if you’re going for a submission
Deplete the opponent’s stamina bar- if not, then they can still wrestle free of your grip when you have them pinned down
Use multiple submission moves! This is the best, and easiest, way to get that win
How To Get A 5 Star Match To Earn Virtual Currency Quickly:
Having currency on hand always helps, of course- it means you can buy more things. One of the fastest ways to have more currency on hand is to participate in 5 Star Matches. These tips below will help ensure that every match you are in is a 5 Star one:
Let the opponent beat you up and pin you down. Pull out of the submission at the last minute- this kind of thing tends to excite the crowds
Perform Signature moves, Finishers, and OMG Finishers
If you can use weapons, use weapons
Use the ring properly- jump from the ropes, pin the opponent against the cage, dive, and more
Don’t just repeat one move- use a varied litany of moves to get the crowd excited
Basically, be dramatic, be flashy, and be showy. The more dramatic and showy your matches are, the higher your chances of your match being 5 Star, and the more VC you get.
Achievements And Trophy Guide:
SNICKERS. Hunger to Win > Hunger
WWE Universe – Play and win 50 matches.
Road to WrestleMania
WWE Universe – Win the Royal Rumble and get the WWE World HW Championship at WrestleMania.
WWE Universe – Max any personality trait of a Superstar by playing in a match.
Face of the WWE
WWE Universe – Create Major Shows for Mon-Sat and assign the same Superstar to each show.
WWE Universe – Have a Superstar completely recover from a critical injury.
WWE Universe – Inflict a critical injury status effect on an opponent in a match.
Destined for greatness
WWE Universe – Stack both Momentum and Hot Streak statuses to 10 through gameplay or simulation.
Actions speak louder than words
WWE Universe – Have the dominant personality trait of a Superstar change via gameplay.
Future of the WWE
WWE Universe – Cash in Money in the Bank at WrestleMania and win the Championship.
Win a match via dirty pin. (Single play)
Gentleman in the ring
Push opponent into the ropes during chain wrestling to perform a clean break. (Single play)
Now that’s hardcore!
Hit an opponent with a foreign object or put them through a table. (Single play)
Put your opponent through the announce table via OMG! moment. (Single play/Exhibition)
Over the ropes you go!
Eliminate 12 opponents with the same Superstar in a single Royal Rumble match. (Single play)
Win in 20 match variations. (Single play)
Locker room rat
Complete a match with 50 different Superstars. (Single play)
Win 10 times using a custom Superstar. (Single play)
Tap! Tap! Tap!
Make an opponent tap out with a submission that is not a Finisher or Signature move. (Single Play)
Destroy 2 announce tables within a single match. (Single play)
This match won’t end!
Successfully perform a major reversal. (Single play)
This is my yard
Create a show that uses a custom arena and an imported logo for its show logo.
Use a custom Championship and win a match. (Single play)
WWE Online – Earn a Bronze medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)
On a silver platter
WWE Online – Earn a Silver medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)
WWE Online – Earn a Gold medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)
Teamwork is fun
Win a Team Up match.
Tonight is the night
Win the main event in 2K Tonight.
Perform Suplex city with Brock Lesnar and win that match. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
We have a new Champion!
MyCAREER – Win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
My path starts here
MyCAREER – Complete the tutorial.
Welcome to the main roster
MyCAREER – Complete your first match in RAW or SmackDown.
MyCAREER – Participate in WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.
MyCAREER – Get an overall value of 95 or more.
Birth of an NXT Champion
MyCAREER – Earn the NXT Championship.
Birth of an IC Champion
MyCAREER – Earn the Intercontinental Championship.
Birth of a US Champion
MyCAREER – Earn the United States Championship.
Birth of a Tag Champion
MyCAREER – Earn the Tag Championship.
I am the best!
MyCAREER – Purchase all skills that can be purchased.
MyCAREER – Purchase all managers that can be purchased.
Ladder Bridge Powerbomb
Powerbomb an opponent through a bridged ladder. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Take it Backstage
Finish a match backstage. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Successfully fend off an interfering Superstar during a victory brawl. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Attack your opponent using the Championship Title. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Perform 3 major reversals in a Single Match. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Love to talk!
WWE Universe/MyCAREER – Perform a promo.
Perform a Crowd or Opponent taunt. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Keeping it together
Create a new Group logo.
Complete an exhibition match at night time. (PLAY mode against A.I.)
Drop the Mic
WWE Universe/MyCAREER- Defeat a rival in a Promo.
Woman of the year
WWE Universe – Win or defend the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.
WWE Universe – Play and complete each match on a show’s match-card.
Phenom vs. Scorpion
WWE Universe – Win a WrestleMania match between Undertaker and Sting. (Single play)
Execute a Big E Spear. (Single play)
Reverse a curb stomp with the RKO catch Finisher.
With Lesnar, execute “German Suplex 4” or “Back Suplex 2” 10 times in a single match. (Single play)
I’m running in!
MyCAREER – Successfully perform 10 run-ins.
Can’t hunt the Beast!
Successfully perform 200 reversals with Brock Lesnar. (PLAY mode against A.I.)