2K has released the first of several patches designed to address the numerous bugs WWE 2K20 launched with.
Players and critics have reported encountering a significant number of bugs and glitches since the game released on October 22.
Extreme examples include fighters levitating, objects disappearing and faces falling off, and PlayStation is reportedly issuing refunds for digital copies of the game following complaints from unhappy customers.
WWE 2K20’s 1.02 update, which was released on Friday for PS4, Xbox One and PC, is designed to tackle concerns related to the issues listed below and will be followed by further patches “in the near future to address additional concerns”, 2K says.
WWE 2K20 update 1.02 addresses:
- Gameplay and Controls
- Graphics and Clipping
- Hair Physics
- Hit detection and aiming
- Interactions with tables, ladders, steel steps, and other objects
- Referee actions
- Onscreen button prompts
- Characters “warping” or moving unnaturally around the arena
- Crashes and Freezing
- Image downloads
- Entrances and attires
- Universe mode editing and saving
- Custom and Created Superstars and creation modes
- Commentary and sound effects
- Online Stability, matchmaking, desyncs, and lag
VGC’s WWE 2K20 review said the game is “hamstrung by huge technical issues”.
WWE 2K20 is the first series entry to be developed entirely by Visual Concepts. The former co-developer took charge following publisher 2K’s split from veteran WWE studio Yuke’s.
Japanese studio Yuke’s had been developer of mainline WWE titles for almost 20 years, having worked on the series since 1999’s Smackdown for PSOne.
It’s not clear why Yuke’s stepped away from its role leading WWE 2K development. However, it did confirm in a VGC interview earlier this year that it was working on a new, original wrestling IP.