Launch days for video games are highly anticipated events for both developers and players. They can be a great success or dismal failure, depending on the game.
It’s no different for WWE fans, who were clamoring to get their hands on WWE 2K20 today. Enthusiasm quickly turned to anger and confusion, however.
It appears that the game shipped with a number of bugs and glitches, some that were even game breaking. As of the time of this article, there’s still not a day one patch in sight.
Frustrated players quickly took to social media, the hashtag #FixWWE2K20 becoming a top trend within 4 hours of the game’s launch.
Some of the glitches make for hilariously funny tweets, but the issues that players are dealing with are no laughing matter.
Here’s some of the better ones:
With #FixWWE2K20 trending…this is easily my favorite glitch 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gvFhL38ulm
— Dylan ⚜️ (@dylanjhebert12) October 22, 2019
Boy, that ref can break it down.
How about Dakota Kai versus Ronda Rousey?
I’ve heard the term “running the ropes”, but this is ridiculous. #wwe2k20 #FixWWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/TQu8CvyRVi
— Fast Count: 5 Minutes of Wrestling (@TheFansPodcast) October 22, 2019
Oof, poor Ronda. Hey, at least Dakota has that new crab walk we never knew she had in her arsenal.
Next up, we have Charlotte Flair, who has recently been moonlighting at the gentlemen’s club in her spare time:
Be smart. Be safe. Don’t try this at home. #FixWWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/L3cnvuAs63
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) October 22, 2019
What about the graphics you say? Let’s check out the Rock as he makes his way to the ring:
Making his way to the ring The Rock? Oh wait it’s the return of MAVEN! #FixWWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/iLqTWHe3q7
— Action Figures And Comics Collector 66 (@FiguresComics) October 22, 2019
Apparently, the Rock was not available, so we got Maven on a budget salary.
Our next one is perfect for Halloween, since I’ve never seen more horrific hands in my life:
My impression of @WolfManDynasty’s WWE 2k20 glitch. #FixWWE2k20 #WWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/adCTQhhlxq
— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) October 22, 2019
More greatness from the creative suite:
Damn… #FixWWE2K20 is trending. I don’t know why this kind of thing would happen #WWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/HQuwBFwLWe
— Brandon Collymore (@itsbrandonde) October 22, 2019
Finally, did you know the IIconics are wrestling for the new promotion WEW? Congrats!
They’re the what now? @WWEgames @2K #FixWWE2K20 pic.twitter.com/uRhyKJct3G
— Jordan A-N. 🏴🏳️🌈 (@JordanNoMonkeys) October 22, 2019
As humorous as these may be, no game should be released in this state.
One has to ask, how in the world did this pass quality check?
The silence is deafening from 2K Games so far.
While players continue to post on the official forums and flood social media with issues, there hasn’t been so much as a Tweet from the developers.
It’s almost certain that a patch is being worked on behind the scenes, but this launch will have to be considered an abject failure.
In recent memory, this may be one of the worst game launches since Fallout 76.
No game is ever 100 percent smooth, but players expect it to at least be playable upon its release.
If you’re a WWE fan and gamer, you will definitely want to consider sitting this year out.
What do you think, gamers? Share your thoughts and horror stories below.