WWE 2K22 & 2K20 Creation Suite Comparison: How much has changed?

The WWE game series has one of the strongest Creation Suites in possibly all of gaming history when you look at just the pure number of options made available to the player. From facial adjustments to clothing options, and even entrance/victory celebration customization, the WWE series, in general, is unmatched.

WWE 2K22 is no different and has started a console new generation in the right direction. WWE 2K22 has been out for 6 weeks to many positive reviews for its new gameplay engine, graphics, presentation, and MyRise. While a lot of this is a huge breath of fresh air for new and long-term players alike, how did the creation modes transfer well from the previous game (WWE 2K20) to this one?

Now, WWE 2K20 is one of the entries into the series that often gets slack due to its poor launch and post-launch support. Those issues have been documented in many articles across the internet and many of the player-base opted to stay with the previous WWE 2K19 as the primary Wrestling and content creation fix. But glitches aside, WWE 2K20 did bring a decent boost to the pure amount of Creation options, mostly due to the Post Launch DLC packs.

Below is a side-by-side comparison between the creation suite options of WWE 2K22 and WWE 2K20? With a "restart" for the game's franchise, how does the new game compare to its predecessor?

A few notes worth mentioning before we get started:

  • The WWE 2K22 information is current as of version 1.09. Any Future DLC or updates are not included currently.
  • The WWE 2K20 information is current as of the complete version of the game with ALL DLC included.
  • This is a pure numbers comparison. If an entrance, victory, or move was reanimated with the previous version being deleted, it wouldn't count as a new animation.

Character Creation (Create A Superstar)

FeatureWWE 2K22WWE 2K20
Character Slots 100 100
Face Preset 16 16
Face, Height & Weight Customization
Height Range 5'5-7'4/M 5'2-6'7/F 5'6-7'4/M 5'1-6'8/F
Weight Range 143-580/M 86-337/F 130-640/M 88-275/F
Body Type Options 34/M 36/F 15/M&F
Body Customization
Skin Tone Any Color Possible Any Color Possible
Hair Options 261/M&F 260/M&F
Eye Customization Individual Eye Individual Eye
Facial Hair Options 165 165
Eyebrow Options 31/M&F 31/M&F
Other Facial Options Eyelash, Makeup, Scars, Facepaint Eyelash, Makeup, Scars, Facepaint
Other Body Customization 64 Body Hair options, movable and immovable scars, Custom Logos 64 Body Hair options, movable and immovable scars, Custom Logos
Tattoos 31 Preset Tattoos, Unlimited Options & placement through CC 35 Preset Tattoos, Unlimited Options & placement through CC
Head Gear Options 524/M&F 605/M&F
Top Body Options 1195/M 1351/F 1668/M 1823/F
Lower Body Options 967/M 977/F 1660/M&F

Character Moveset and Presentation (Entrance & Victory)

FeatureWWE 2K22WWE 2K20
Abilities, Skills, & Paybacks 8 (Abilities & Skills were removed and integrated into movesets) 92
Can Edit Attributes
Customizable Attributes 24 34
Moves 3000+ 3000+
Taunts
Entrance
Victory
Preset Entrances 632 (474 Singles, 36 Championship, 16 MITB, 87 Tag Team, 19 Trio) 447 (282 Singles, 28 Championship, 17 MITB, 94 Tag Team, 26 Trio)
Advanced Entrance Removed Yes (with Pyro, Lighting, Camera Filter)

Arena & Show Creation

FeatureWWE 2K22WWE 2K20
Arena Templates 10 8
Stage Construction Parts 234 229
Stage Props 65 65
Edit Ring
Ring Customization Options Apron, Canvas, LED Panels, Turnbuckles, Ropes, Unlimited options through CC Apron, Canvas, LED Panels, Turnbuckles, Ropes, Unlimited options through CC
Ringside Customization Options Floor Mat, Barricade (3 Options), Fence (5 Options) Announce Table (3 Options) Floor Mat, Barricade (3 Options), Fence (5 Options) Announce Table (3 Options)
Other Options Visual Condition, Electronic Billboard, Lighting, Crowd Chairs, Menu Image Visual Condition, Electronic Billboard, Lighting, Crowd Chairs, Menu Image
Create Custom Show
Show Options Show Name, Music, Location (Cities Worldwide), Arena, Image, Referee, GFX/Presentation Show Name, Music, Location (Cities Worldwide), Arena, Image, Referee, GFX/Presentation
Music Options 309 (49 Arena, 177 Superstar, 83 Elements) 298 (42 Arena, 200 Superstar, 56 Element)
Graphics/Presentation Options 80 Options (Mix and Match)

65 Options (Mix and Match)

Championship & Other Creation Options

FeatureWWE 2K22WWE 2K20
Create a Championship Yes (Not a Launch Feature)
Template Options 31 29
Customization Options Color, Material (14 Options) Images (unlimited via CC) Color, Material (14 Options) Images (unlimited via CC)
Parts 93 (Many improved) 87
Title Classes Men's, Women's, all weight, Cruiserweight, Singles, Tag Team Men's, Women's, all weight, Cruiserweight, Singles, Tag Team
GFX Options 5 5
Preset Name Options 86 86
MITB Creation
Create A Video
Match Customization
Custom Logos
Logo Upload Method https://www.wwe2k.com/upload/22 https://www.wwe2k.com/upload/20
Custom Logo Limit 1000 1000

WWE 2K22 Creation Suite: The Good

WWE 2K22 kept most of the basic creation options available from 2K20. For items of stars that are no longer in the game, they tried to modify the gear rather than remove it outright (Daniel Bryans's gear is still available without the Yes/Daniel Brian logos as an example).

Create a Championship, while relatively the same as 2K20, did receive a lot of improved parts to closer match the quality of the in-game championships.

WWE 2K22 Creation Suite: The Bad

Obviously, a lot of new creation options were not added. To a lot of the player base that migrated from WWE 2K19, this will feel brand new to you if you didn't play much of 2K20.

The lack of new options in Create an Arena (2 new arenas, one being the same arena with the Thunderdome stage, and the 5 Thunderdome parts being added to the construction & stage) is also disappointing. These can be looked at as lower priorities as the Dev Team focused on the Gameplay engine itself, along with graphics and presentation.

This could be something that is looked at in more detail in WWE 2K23, with things like the Arena templates from MyGM and the arenas from MyRise possibly giving more potential to creators of Arenas and Shows.


What are your thoughts? And how are you using the creation options to your advantage this year? Is there something you are hoping the pending DLC and updates add? Sound off below in the comments and thank you for reading!

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