WWE 2K20 Gets Its First Patch Following Disastrous Launch

WWE 2K20 Gets Its First Patch Following Disastrous Launch

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WWE 2K20 has been patched today in the first part of a likely much longer campaign to get the game to a respectable state. The patch addresses a number of issues, such as hair physics, weapon interactions, game crashes, and more of the games biggest problem areas. The full patch notes can be seen below.

WWE 2K20 patch 1.02

  • Gameplay and Controls
  • Graphics and Clipping
  • Hair Physics
  • Hit detection and aiming
  • Interactions with tables, ladders, steel steps, and other objects
  • Referee actions
  • Onscreen button prompts
  • Characters “warping” or moving unnaturally around the arena
  • Crashes and Freezing
  • Image downloads
  • Entrances and attires
  • Universe mode editing and saving
  • Custom and Created Superstars and creation modes
  • Commentary and sound effects
  • Online Stability, matchmaking, desyncs, and lag

2K's annual pro wrestling sim launched on October 22 and was quickly lambasted by critics and fans alike for its array of problems. The bugs became an instant meme on Twitter where players shared clips of WWE superstars warping around the ring, character models that decayed into the macabre, and frequent clipping issues. Some found the videos hilarious, though day one buyers were often less amused. The hashtag #FixWWE2K20 was trending online during the first few days after launch.

WWE 2K20 sits among the lowest-rated games of the year, with a weak 41 average and is recommended by literally not one critic on OpenCritic. It's the first game in the series to be developed singularly by Visual Concepts after longtime co-developers Yukes parted ways with 2K earlier this year, citing a deteriorating relationship with the publisher. Yukes is currently working on their own wrestling game, unaffiliated with the WWE, after developing games for the brand since the 1990s. Fans wondered if the absence of Yukes would lead to problems and it seems those worries were warranted. Despite doing great work with the NBA 2K series for years, the Visual Concepts WWE 2K team struggled to produce a game worth launching in 2019. It's assumed contractual obligations with the WWE demanded they release a game anyway.

The patch is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The studio says players can expect more support soon.

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