WWE 2K20 arrived last week in a state that could charitably be described as shambolic - and the only real positive for fans that paid good money to experience the whole shoddy enterprise was that it managed to be utterly broken in ways that were frequently hilarious. But with the mirth now subsiding, publisher 2K is finally, as it previously promised, getting on with the business of sorting out its whole sorry mess with the game's first big patch.
WWE 2K20 is, for context, the first game in the series to be primarily handled by NBA studio Visual Concepts, with previous entries being joint efforts by Visual Concepts and Japanese developer Yuke's. The result of Visual Concepts' solo toils, it's fair to say, didn't leave a great first impression, with the many, many broken elements of the experience being documented in a Reddit thread generously titled "WWE 2K20 is an absolute disaster".
Things were bad enough that Sony even agreed to refund purchases on PS4.
Now, however, 2K says it's on the case , and top of the fix list in its first big update, according to the newly released patch notes, is "gameplay", a term so broad as to be quite illuminating as to just how janky WWE 2K20's launch really was.
The patch also addresses elements - including hair physics, entrances and attire, character warping, and clipping - that will likely bring an end to the misshapen abominations and physics-defying hijinx that have so far made WWE 2K20 tolerable only through sheer hilarity.
The full list of fixes in WWE 2K20's 1.02 patch are as follows:
- 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
WWE 2K20's 1.02 update is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and 2K says that further patches, intended to address "additional concerns", are expected to roll out in the near future.