There’s plenty of interest surrounding the yearly launch of the new WWE 2K game on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Boasting a revamped WWE 2K20 MYCAREER mode and a bulging roster of wrestlers to play as, fans will be looking to start playing as soon as they can.

And the good news for fans is that the preload option, available to speed up the process of playing the game on release day, appears to have begun.

Preloading allows fans to download the full game onto their console so that when the release time does arrive, they can be ready.

This should make it easy to have the game installed and ready to boot up on Tuesday, October 22.

But while this option is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, it should be noted that it’s only an option for digital pre-order customers.


WWE 2K20 is releasing worldwide on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

And it looks like the servers will be going live in nearly every region at around the same time.

The WWE 2K20 release time has been set for midnight local time, tomorrow, for the majority of console gamers. That’s the same for WWE fans in the UK, who will get to start playing at 00:00 am, unless they have managed to nab an early retail copy.

Things will be a little different for WWE fans in the United States, with the game going live slightly earlier. If you live on the West Coast of the US, you can play the game as early as 9 p.m. PDT on October 21 (10 p.m. MDT, 11p.m. CDT).

When it comes to the PC release, the 2K development team has confirmed that launch times won’t be as uniform.

Here are the WWE 2K20 Steam release times for October 22, 2019:

  • October 22, 2019 – 12:00 NZST
  • October 22, 2019 – 10:00 AEST
  • October 22, 2019 – 08:00 JST
  • October 22, 2019 – 07:00 SGT
  • October 22, 2019 – 01:00 CEST
  • October 22, 2019 – 00:00 BST
  • October 21, 2019 – 19:00 EDT
  • October 21, 2019 – 16:00 PDT

It’s also likely that some retail stores will be allowing gamers to pick up their copy later today, October 21.

So it will be worth calling around your local stores to find out if there are any participating in such an event tonight.

It follows news that regarding the new WWE 2K20 MYCAREER Mode, a big part of any new release.

It has been confirmed that WWE 2K20 will include a dual male and female MyPLAYER storyline offering “a much longer intriguing experience”.

The mode will be fully voiced, including performances from nearly over 40 WWE Superstars, NXT Superstars and legends in addition to over 15 original voiced roles.

“WWE 2K20’s MyCAREER tells the story of Red and Tre, two lifelong best friends who set out to fulfil their dreams together in WWE,” a message from 2K explains.

“This approximately 20-hour experience takes place in the near future on the day of Red and Tre’s WWE Hall of Fame induction.

“Through reminiscing with WWE Superstars and Legends and the stories they tell during their Hall of Fame speech, Red and Tre flashback to their high school years, first matches, struggles to work their way up on the indies, breaking into NXT, and finally the journey to the top of WWE as they attempt to achieve Hall of Fame-worthy careers.”