2K Games have released the latest entry in the WWE 2K franchise – WWE 2K22. However, with any AAA title, there still are a slew of bugs that are plaguing the game which can be quite annoying to deal with. With that said, we’ve included the full list of issues, bugs, and their known workarounds for you.
After the horrendous release of WWE 2K20, 2K Games took the year off from WWE games to make sure that they deliver a quality game. While they have been successful, there still are some major problems with the game. If you want to find them out yourself, take a look at the known issues and WWE 2K22 bugs down below.
April 19, 2022: Patch 1.09 is the biggest ever update for WWE 2K22 that is now out for all the supported platforms of the game, and it includes the full NXT 2.0 Arena, even more graphics options for the PC and a long list of bug fixes.
WWE 2K22 Known Issues and Bugs List
The current list we’ve concocted so far is a culmination of user reports alongside an official list as well. This list has been updated as of March 9, 2022. If you are going through an issue other than these, please let us know in the comment and we’ll surely add them! Here’s a list of all the current bugs and issues currently present in WWE 2K22:
WWE games have the tendency of crashing at random times. Luckily 2K22 doesn’t feature this bug. However, there are certain situations where the game still crashes. Some players have reported that their game kept on crashing while creating a custom wrestler. Others said that whenever they minimized the game (Alt + Tab) their game would crash. While this is a massive improvement from the previous entry, there is still a need for further polish in terms of optimization.
Controller Not Working in Tutorial
This seems to be a common issue. Many players have reported that their controllers are not working when they are doing the tutorial. What’s weird is that the controller works perfectly fine in other modes. Some players even said that their keyboards weren’t working in the tutorial. To get around this problem, read our workaround tips here: How to Fix “Controller Not Working” Issue in WWE 2K22
Game Running in Slow Motion
Players have complained that their game is running in slow motion when they are controlling a character. As soon as you stop using the wrestler, the game starts running normally. We don’t know why this issue is happening but the devs have taken note of it. For now, lowering the resolution seems to do the trick but that isn’t a permanent fix.
Crash At Launch
Several players have reported that the game fails to launch when started from within Steam. WWE 2K22 crash at launch seems to be widespread among players who bought the game on Steam and should be soon fixed with a quick patch. We have also discussed a few workarounds in a separate post that should help you with this issue.
Connection and Server Issues
Due to a large number of concurrent players trying to access the WWE 2K22 online services, the servers are experiencing degraded performance. The developers are actively looking into this, and we will have more details soon. For now, we can only wait for all the game features to be back to normal soon. For server down time and maintenance schedule, check here: How to Check WWE 2K22 Server Status
This issue is extremely rare and does not happen to everyone. However, if it does, you will be faced with an infinite loading screen that won’t go away no matter how long you wait. The game is supposedly frozen and the only way is to force close the game and restart it. We are certain that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming update.
Game Won’t Go Past Menu Screen
Another rare issue, some players have complained that they cannot get past the initial menu screen. When you are prompted with “Press any button,” the game won’t go ahead regardless of what you press. We aren’t sure why this issue is happening but the devs have taken note of it. Right now, you have to force close the game and restart it to fix this problem. However, it can happen at any time so just close and open the game again.
Cannot Change Texture Quality
Many players have noticed that the texture quilty they set doesn’t take effect. If you choose high settings, the game will automatically switch it to something that it wants even after you save it. This can get extremely annoying as you want to play with the settings you selected but the game has other plans. We are not sure how to fix this yet other than to restart the game and try again.
NOTE: This is an updating post, we’ll be adding more issues and fixes as soon as they arise. Thank you for your support!
These are some of the most common issues currently occurring in WWE 2K22, as found on the 2K Forums and other sources. As mentioned earlier, we’ll be updating this post as soon as we get our hands on more reports! We would appreciate it if you helped us expand this post by mentioning the issue that you are facing in the comments below.
WWE 2K22 is now out for the PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One platforms. If you want to learn more about game news and patch notes, make sure to check out our Patch Notes section.