WWE 2K has released information about the WWE 2K20 Online Modes, and it's great news!

In the past years, the Online Mode had been overlooked, with a segmented matchmaking system that made it hard for players to find each others.

With WWE 2K20, 2K decided to finally shake things up and listen to the fans by bringing back the good old Online Lobbies system, similar to previous Smackdown vs. Raw games.

We have always been great fans of this feature in the older WWE games, since it allowed people to easily find opponents and friends to play with. We're proud to say that we suggested changes in the matchmaking system many times during these years, being big advocates for a lobbies-like system to return, and now it's finally back.

We're really happy to see that the Online mode of the game is finally getting some love too. Here are all the details on the improvements made to Online Multiplayer, Road To Glory and MyPLAYER in WWE 2K20:

Online Lobbies Finally Return in WWE 2K20

The highly requested online lobby system is back in WWE 2K20. Lobbies will streamline the process of pairing up players and getting them into a match as quickly as possible. 

Create a Lobby

If you have an exact online multiplayer match in mind, creating a lobby is the way to go:

  • Select from a wide variety of Match Types and Rules, with up to six players
  • Choose the Arena
  • Choose the Superstar Gender
  • Toggle the restriction to only allow default WWE Superstars (a.k.a. Fair Play).

You can start out in private mode to invite friends, and then open the remaining slots to the general public if you prefer.

Once in a lobby together, everyone can voice chat as they select Superstars and the lobby creator makes decisions on the match at hand. Players will now have full visibility on how the match is coming together.

At the moment it's unclear whether the full set of rules of the Match Creator will be available for Online Lobbies, but we surely hope so!

Join a Lobby

Alternatively, you can browse the list of the lobbies currently available and join whichever you want.

You can use the search feature to filter the lobbies by your preferences.

This system will also allow you to select the character after joining a session, and potentially avoid facing unwanted opponents.

Quick Play

If you want to jump straight into the action, you can also select "Quick Play" to be slotted into ready-to-go matches automatically.

MyPLAYER Evolution

As previously announced, both male and female MyPLAYERS are part of MyCAREER. This extends to Road to Glory and MyPLAYER Towers as well. You create both male and female MyPLAYERs with different styles (one can be a brawler and the other a high-flyer, for example), experience pools, progression trees, and creation part unlocks. This consistent pair can level up and unlock items throughout all three of these modes.

For the first time ever, any special creation parts you unlock through playing MyCAREER, Road to Glory, and MyPLAYER Towers are also available in the general Create-a-Superstar mode. On top of that, you will be able to export the appearance of your MyPLAYER out to the general character creations as well!

Road to Glory and MyPLAYER Tower fans will be familiar with the process of earning stars to enter special pay-per-view events. These Road to Glory events now include female matches for the first time, in addition to male matches.

Daily Refreshed Match Challenges

The new Tonight’s Match feature in Multiplayer places you in a new match every day that rotates through match types, rules, genders, and arenas to make it simple to constantly try something new.

The Road to Glory Featured Match of the day is similar to Tonight’s Match, but also includes potential Triple Threat, Fatal 4-Way, and 6-Man (or woman) matches. These will regularly toggle back and forth between male and female matches so both of your MyPLAYERs will get regular rotation.

Tonight’s Match, Road to Glory Featured Matches, and daily MyPLAYER Tower challenges (single player) will all incorporate elements from the new WWE 2K20 2K Originals post-launch downloadable content, whether you’ve purchased them or not.

For example, once the first package, WWE 2K20 Originals: Bump in the Night, releases, you may see matches taking place in the Wyatt Swamp Arena or Cemetery Brawl Arena. Or you might face FrankenStrowman one day in a MyPLAYER Tower daily challenge. You never know what kind of 2K Originals content might show up any given day for all players with online multiplayer access to enjoy.

READ MORE: WWE 2K20 All Downloadable Content & DLC Packs

The Online section of the game has a huge part in the longevity of a game, especially now where everyone plays online multiplayer games.

What do you think about the WWE 2K20 Online modes? Are you happy for the return of the Online Lobbies?

For all the information on WWE 2K20 check out the WWE 2K20 News Section, and for an updated list of all the confirmed Superstars for the game, you can visit the full WWE 2K20 Roster Page.

WWE 2K20 will be released on October 22, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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