WWE 2K18 Road To Glory And MyPlayer Systems Detailed

New details about the MyPlayer system and Road to Glory (multiplayer) mode.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: WWE 2K18 - "Burn It Down" Gameplay Trailer

2K is shedding new light on how WWE 2K18's character customization, progression, and multiplayer will work, ahead of the game's release later this month. At its heart is the MyPlayer system, which will emphasise "player choice and a focused progression system" that you can also take into the multiplayer arena.

MyPlayer will allow you to highly customize your wrestler's appearance, weight class, height, attire, moves/taunts, and presentation (first with the help of a wizard, then allowing you to tweak looks and functionality through a highly detailed editor). It also allows you to define your wrestler's fighting style, which will determine the strengths and attributes you have when you enter the ring. The styles are:

  • High Flyer--Agility and Speed
  • Showboat--Stamina and Reversals
  • Striker--Striking and Stamina
  • Technician--Technique and Grappling
  • Brawler--Toughness and Athleticism
  • Strong Style--Grappling and Reversals
  • Powerhouse--Power and Grappling
  • Giant--Power and Toughness

Players will also upgrade their skills and moves over time, boosting attributes like Striking, Grappling, and Power. You'll earn loot crates throughout the game, which allow you to unlock Superstar parts and hundreds of new moves. Players earn crates by winning matches in the MyCareer mode or the multiplayer Road to Glory mode. Road to Glory features multiple match styles (accessible through matchmaking), including Tonight's Night, which changes the match type and arena every day.

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4Gallery image 5Gallery image 6Gallery image 7Gallery image 8Gallery image 9Gallery image 10Gallery image 11Gallery image 12Gallery image 13Gallery image 14

Players are encouraged to level their wrestlers up and compete in Pay-Per-View events (that mirror real-world PPV matches). These multi-day events culminate in the Main Event, which players will have to qualify for and which pit you against WWE Superstars who are competing in the real-world event too. If you win, there's some major loot as a reward.

Throughout Road to Glory, you'll have the ability to equip up to five Boosts in a single match, which grant your wrestler different enhancements, buff stats, and give you extra XP. You can a full look at the new details on the game's website.

WWE 2K18 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17. A Nintendo Switch version will release sometime this fall.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 3 comments about this story