WWE 2K17 Mega Guide – Unlocks, Match Types, Earning Virtual Currency Quickly, And More

A complete guide for WWE 2K17.

Posted By | On 15th, Oct. 2016

WWE 2K17 Mega Guide – Unlocks, Match Types, Earning Virtual Currency Quickly, And More

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.

Special Modes:

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:

  • MyCareer
  • WWE Universe

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.

Match Types:

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
  • Steel Cage
  • Iron Man
  • Normal
  • Falls Count Anywhere
  • Table
  • TLC
  • Last Man Standing
  • No Holds Barred
  • Submission
  • Backstage Brawl
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder




  • Elimination Tag
  • Elimination Tornado Tag
  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Steel Cage
  • Hell in a Cell

Triple Threat


  • Table
  • TLC
  • Hell in a Cell
  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder
  • Steel Cage

Fatal 4-Way


  • Table
  • TLC
  • Hell in a Cell
  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder
  • Falls Count Anywhere



  • Hell in a Cell
  • Tag Team
  • Ladder
  • Battle Royal
  • Elimination Chamber
  • Elimination Tag



  • One on Three Tag
  • One on Two Tag

Royal Rumble

  • 10 Man
  • 20 Man
  • 30 Man


  • One on One
  • Two on Two

Submission Guide:

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.

Attitude Adjustment 

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.

Full recovery 

WWE Universe – Have a Superstar completely recover from a critical injury.

Dangerous intent 

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.

Playing dirty 

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)

Oh! My! 

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)

Unknown veteran 

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)

Tragic commentators 

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.

Fashion leader 

Use a custom Championship and win a match. (Single play)

Bronze Age 

WWE Online – Earn a Bronze medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)

On a silver platter 

WWE Online – Earn a Silver medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)

Golden Boy 

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.

Lesnar Conquer 

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.

Big Four 

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.

Competent manager 

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.)

Nice try! 

Successfully fend off an interfering Superstar during a victory brawl. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

Title shot 

Attack your opponent using the Championship Title. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

Three-Way stop 

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.

Vampire night 

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.

Control freak 

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)

Giant spear 

Execute a Big E Spear. (Single play)

Lightning reflexes 

Reverse a curb stomp with the RKO catch Finisher.

Suplex City 

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.)

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