Digital Foundry - WWE 2K18 Switch analysis

It breaks my heart that of all ports to the Switch, WWE 2K18 seems to be the worst by a longshot. Plus, there hasn't been an update that manages to improve the game to at least a mediocre level. I had video ideas planned out for this one, but I just can't execute them with the game running so poorly.

WWE 2K18 - latest patch now available on Switch


We don't have the full details on what this patch does, but we know that 2K said the aim was to bring WWE 2K18 on Switch up to speed with the other versions. Anecdotal evidence from users downloading the patch is that it doesn't seem to do too much. Hopefully we can get more concrete details soon.

WWE 2K18 getting patch on Switch this Thursday

Could this be the patch that finally makes WWE 2K18 on Switch somewhat decent? 2K has confirmed that a patch will hit the Switch version of WWE 2K18 this Thursday. The goal for this patch is to bring the game in-line with the updates that other versions of the game have received.

WWE 2K18 - 'Enduring Icons' DLC pack trailer and details (coming to Switch at a later date)

Featuring some of the most demanded WWE Superstars and Hall of Famers, the WWE 2K18 Enduring Icons Pack downloadable content releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This pack marks release of the final downloadable content offerings for WWE 2K18.✝

The Enduring Icons Pack features some of the greatest to ever step foot in the ring. Delete the competition with WWE Superstars Jeff and Matt Hardy; dish out Glam Slams with WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix; and prove that rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay with Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, the newly inducted WWE Hall of Fame members of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. The Enduring Icons Pack is included in the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition, WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition, and the WWE 2K18 Season Pass; the Pack is also available for purchase separately for $9.99.

WWE 2K18 Downloadable Content Offerings*

The complete WWE 2K18 downloadable content offerings include the following:

Kurt Angle Pack

Formerly available only as a pre-order bonus;
Includes two playable versions of Kurt Angle (WWE “American Hero” and ECW “Wrestling Machine”);
The Kurt Angle Pack is available now for $4.99.
Cena (Nuff) Pack

Formerly available only in the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition or Cena (Nuff) Edition;
Includes two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26) and playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam;
The Cena (Nuff) Pack is available now for $7.99.

Players will gain access to all unlockable content available at launch in the game’s VC Purchasable section (excluding downloadable content);
Players can also decide the overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product;
The Accelerator is available now for $4.99.
Enduring Icons Pack

Playable WWE Superstars: Matt and Jeff Hardy;
Playable WWE Hall of Famers: Beth Phoenix and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express;
The Enduring Icons Pack is available now for $9.99.✝
MyPlayer Kick Start

Players will be able to unlock and boost MyPlayer ratings and attributes via a 50,000 VC starting bonus;
Players will begin with 10 additional Attribute Points for MyPlayer and can boost any Attribute tower by 10 levels or spread the upgrades throughout multiple Attribute towers;
MyPlayer Kick Start is available now for $9.99.
New Moves Pack

Explore a wide variety of new in-game moves, including the Tye Breaker 2 (made popular by WWE Superstar Tye Dillinger); the Crash Landing (made popular by NXT Superstar Kassius Ohno); the Pumphandle Death Valley Driver (made popular by NXT Superstar Akam); and the Swinging Sleeper Slam (made popular by WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page);
The New Moves Pack is available now for $3.99. ✝
NXT Generation Pack

Playable WWE and NXT Superstars: Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre, Elias, Lars Sullivan and Ruby Riott;
The NXT Generation Pack is available now for $9.99.✝
About the WWE 2K18 Season Pass
The following downloadable content is bundled in the Season Pass for $29.99, a savings of more than 20 percent versus individual content purchases. Players will receive the following items as they become available:

Enduring Icons Pack;
MyPlayer Kick Start;
New Moves Pack;
NXT Generation Pack.
* PlayStation™Network, Xbox Live, or Nintendo account and Internet connection required. Copy of WWE 2K18 required to play.

✝ Nintendo Switch DLC release coming at a later date.

Patch released for WWE 2K18 on Switch

While we're not quite sure what it does, a patch has been released for WWE 2K18. Some users are reporting shorter load times after downloading/installing the patch, but it doesn't seem like much else has been worked out. At least some work is going into the game. Let's hope a big patch in the future can fix some of the more prevalent issues.

Nintendo UK - Chance of winning a Switch, signed by a collection of WWE Superstars, and a copy of WWE 2K18

To celebrate the arrival of the game in stores we’re running a competition on Facebook and Instagram. You could be in with the chance of winning a Nintendo Switch signed by a collection of WWE Superstars and a copy of WWE 2K18. Four runners up will also receive a copy of the game.

To enter simply head to the relevant post on Facebook or Instagram and leave a comment telling us who your favourite WWE Superstar is. The contest closes on 22nd December.

Please note: to use the software, a download of 24 GB via a wireless internet connection is required. You may also be required to create or link a Nintendo Account.

Full details here


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