WWE 2K22 gameplay: See what a full Royal Rumble match looks like

This week was one that WWE fans had marked on their calendars. The WWE 2K22 video game finally hit physical and virtual shelves, with eager wrestling gamers snapping it up after an almost three-year wait since the last WWE 2K release.

Millions of people have been working their thumbs hard in recent days testing out 2K22, and footage of a few game modes is now widely available.

Today, we’re going to see how a Royal Rumble match looks in 2K22.

What is a Royal Rumble match?

This question is crucial for gamers who aren’t overly familiar with WWE.

The Royal Rumble is one of the most significant events of the WWE calendar and has been since 1988. The main event of every Royal Rumble is a 30-person battle royale consisting of competitors attempting to eliminate each other by throwing them over the top rope. The last person left earns a title shot at WrestleMania.

The Rumble, as it is casually known, was a men’s match up until 2018. From that point forward, there were Rumbles for the male and female rosters of the WWE. This change is reflected in WWE 2K22, with players able to choose both.

Looking at the WWE 2K22 gameplay

WWE games have come a long way. We only have to remember the actual Royal Rumble offering that the then WWF put out in the year 2000 for Dreamcast to see the outstanding progress of the company’s output.

That should act as a reminder of how good we have it.

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The WWE 2K22 roster is enormous and features a wide range of legends and current superstars. (Although it must be said, due to the ruthless cutting of the real-life roster, many ‘current’ superstars, like Jeff Hardy, have since left WWE.)

Read: Why WWE are full of regret about releasing Jeff Hardy.

Not everything about the in-game Rumble reflects its real-life counterpart; for example, there are no full entrances for superstars besides the opening two. But there are enough features here to keep fans happy. Multiple arenas are available, including the one with depressing ‘crowdboards’ they used during the pandemic.

Have a look at the footage below.

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