2K has released some good news with Bad News.
The Bad News U Pack, the fifth and final DLC for WWE 2K23 is available now. The pack is headlined by five-time Intercontinental Champion, former King of the Ring and current Raw commentator Wade Barrett, alongside three-time WWE Divas Champion and 2007 Diva Search winner Eve Torres, making her first WWE 2K appearance in over a decade. Also appearing in the Bad News U Pack and making their WWE 2K franchise debuts are NXT standouts Andre Chase, Nathan Frazer and Damon Kemp.
These Superstars bring 46 new moves and taunts into the game, which can also be used for custom Superstars in the creation suite. Each playable Superstar also comes with their own MyFACTION card, and DLC is available for individual purchase, or as part of Season Pass, Deluxe Edition, and Icon Edition of WWE 2K23.
2K recently announced the inaugural WWE 2K23 Hall of Champions Invitational. Eight WWE 2K NextMaker content creators put out a call to action to the community-at-large to find their tag team partner for a WWE 2K23 tournament. Community participants will be selected by submitting a promotional video on social media, to be judged by 2K and NextMakers based on criteria including originality, creativity, passion and skill demonstrated playing WWE 2K23. Those selected to participate will be paired with a NextMaker and begin play in an eight-team elimination bracket, “The Qualifier,” which will consist of online play. After two rounds of play, the final two teams will advance to a physical event “The Finals,” with more details yet to come.
To enter, community members must create an up to one minute, unique video around why they deserve to be selected to compete in the WWE 2K23 Hall of Champions Invitational, use the hashtags #WWE2K23, #HallOfChampions, and #contest, and post their video as a reply comment on WWE 2K’s contest Tweet on Twitter, or post organically on their Instagram/TikTok channels (with hashtags and tagging @WWEGames).
Also coming this summer to WWE 2K23’s MyFACTION game mode is the new Danger Zone Series 2 card collection arriving August 25, and the new Payback card collection set to arrive September 1. A new Evolution Hurts Live Event Faction Focus featuring members of the Hurt Business will run August 18-September 5, challenging players to use specific MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin cards as they battle to unlock a Diamond “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley apex reward card. The Ultimate Needle Movers event starring Rhea Ripley will run August 26-September 5, with a Diamond Chyna apex reward card. Additional Live Events will be available throughout the summer and fall.
The WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition is currently on sale on Steam for 45% off through August 21, while the Standard and Icon Editions will be on sale on Xbox platforms for 45% off through August 28.