With three of five WWE 2K22 DLC packs released, the in-game roster has been bolstered by old favourites such as The Hurricane and Stacy Keibler, and newcomers like Omos and A-Kid. There are more WWE 2K22 additions to come too, with Ronda Rousey and Rick Boogs imminent. It’s a far more attractive selection than in previous years, which ties into 2K22 being a huge improvement on its predecessor. Who else is on the way? Find out in GR’s WWE 2K22 DLC guide.
How do I get the WWE 2K22 DLC characters?
There are 27 in total, not including pre-order additions such as Eric Bischoff, The NWO (above), and various alternates for The Undertaker and Rey Mysterio. They’re being released in five different packs, with the first landing on April 26, and the final one due on July 19. There’s a complete list of each pack, its contents, and release date, at the foot of this piece.
Individual packs cost £7.99/$9.99. Alternatively you can grab the season pass, covering all five packs, for £32.99/$39.99. As a bonus, it grants you 200 Attribute Points to use in the MyRise career mode, in addition to all the characters below.
Who are the WWE 2K22 DLC legends?
12 legends are headed to WWE 2K22 as part of the five DLC packs.
April’s Banzai Pack features three Samoan favourites in Umaga, Rikishi and Yokozuna. Yes, while the latter was depicted as Japanese onscreen, he was in fact a member of the Anoa’i family – and cousin to not only Umaga and Rikishi, but also The Rock and Roman Reigns.
May’s Most Wanted Pack is named after Cactus Jack, and also brings The Boogeyman and Vader to the roster, while Hurricane Helms and Stacy Keibler arrived as part of the Stand Back Pack in June. It’s Keibler’s first video game appearance since Smackdown vs Raw 2006, so an impressive signing on 2K’s part.
July’s Clowning Around Pack content drop then adds Doink The Clown, British Bulldog, and Hulk Hogan’s WrestleMania 1 partner Mr T, so prepare to pity some fools.
One more former favourite lands with a Five-Star Flog Splash as part of July’s The Whole Dam Pack, and that name is a giveaway. It is, of course, Rob Van Dam.
What about the WWE 2K22 DLC current stars?
Visual Concepts offers an encouraging DLC set of Raw and Smackdown wrestlers, unlike previous years. There are six in total.
The list is headlined by UFC legend and 2022 Royal Rumble winner Ronda Rousey. The only catch is you have to wait until June’s Clowning Around Pack to get her, along with Scottish brawler Doudrop and Shinsuke Nakamura’s guitar-playing compere Rick Boogs.
Here already is AJ Styles’ tag-partner-turned-foe Omos, via the Banzai Pack in April. His 7ft 3in frame should make for lots of jobber-slinging fun given WWE 2K22’s improved weightiness.
The other main-roster members on the way are recent Smackdown draftee Xia Li, and Apollo Crews’ sidekick Commander Azeez, previously known as Dabba-Kato. That pair drops in The Whole Damn Pack, this July.
Will there be any WWE 2K22 NXT DLC?
Third brand NXT does fantastically out of the WWE 2K22 DLC, with seven new playable characters coming your way.
First up was the unfathomably athletic Kacy Catanzaro, as part of April’s Banzai Pack, while May unleashed UK champ Ilja Dragunov and Aussie import Indi Hartwell through the Most Wanted pack. Hartwell’s inclusion enables you to reunite The Way in-game, as Johnny Gargano is included on-disc despite leaving the company in December 2021.
Another UK-based grappler arrived via June’s Stand Back Pack in A-Kid, alongside former NXT tag champion Wes Lee. Lee’s MSK tag partner, Nash Carter, was also announced for the pack, only to be released by WWE. Instead you get Booker T EVO and Seth Rollins Sapphire cards for MyFACTION. Hmmm.
Lee and A-Kid are followed up in July by LA Knight, who previously worked for Impact Wrestling as Eli Drake, and Sarray, who moved to WWE from Japan in 2021.
Sadly there’s no Bron Breakker DLC, but you can instead nab him right now using GR’s WWE 2K22 CAWs guide.
Surely we’re not getting WWE 2K22 celebrity DLC too?
We are! Two celebrities are bound for the game as part of The Whole Dam pack in July. They are rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who performed at WrestleMania 28 and helped collate the WWE 2K22 soundtrack, along with YouTube personality and occasional Raw cameo-maker Logan Paul.
Where can I see the full WWE 2K22 DLC pack list?
Right here. All five packs, and 28 wrestlers, are listed in chronological order below.
April 26: Banzai Pack
- Kacy Catanzaro
May 17: Most Wanted Pack
- Cactus Jack
- The Boogeyman
- Ilja Dragunov
- Indi Hartwell
June 7: Stand Back Pack
- Hurricane Helms
- Stacy Keibler
- Wes Lee
June 28: Clowning Around Pack
- Doink The Clown
- Ronda Rousey
- The British Bulldog
- Mr. T
- Rick Boogs
July 19: The Whole Dam Pack
- Rob Van Dam
- Logan Paul
- Machine Gun Kelly
- LA Knight
- Xia Li
- Commander Azeez
Just got the game and need some key lessons in and out of the ring? Then jump over to our rundown of seven essential WWE 2K22 tips.