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You have to pay a bunch of extra money to play as these celebrities, legends, and Doudrops in WWE 2K22

WWE 2K22 launches this week. There is a lot of pressure on 2K to deliver a quality product following the glitch-filled WWE 2K20 mess of a broken game.

Downloadable content (DLC) and microtransactions are big moneymakers in today’s video games. With that in mind, 2K has revealed a list of more than 25 celebrities, legends, and other wrestlers you’ll be able to pay extra money to play as via the game’s post-launch content in the coming months.

Here’s their press release with the details:

2K today unveiled the roadmap for post-launch content updates* in WWE® 2K22, featuring fan-favorite WWE Superstars, celebrity guests, Legends, and several rising NXT stars making their franchise debuts. In total, five post-launch content packs will be available featuring 28 new playable characters, providing players with new content for months to come. Post-launch content packs are available for individual purchase, while the full set of packs is included with the Season Pass, Deluxe Edition, and nWo 4-Life Digital Edition of WWE 2K22.

Notable celebrity additions from post-launch content include WWE 2K22 Executive Soundtrack Producer Machine Gun Kelly, as well as social media personality Logan Paul, who is currently scheduled for a match at WrestleMania with tag team partner The Miz against the team of WWE 2K22 cover Superstar Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominik Mysterio.

Additional post-launch playable characters of note include “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” Ronda Rousey, Doink the Clown, LA Knight, Mr. T, Rob Van Dam, Stacy Keibler, Cactus Jack, The British Bulldog, Umaga, Yokozuna, and Doudrop.”

Here is a listing of the wrestlers in each of the additional five content packs, as well as the release dates:

Banzai Pack

  • Release Date: April 26
  • Yokozuna
  • Umaga
  • Rikishi
  • Omos
  • Kacy Catanzaro

Most Wanted Pack

  • Release Date: May 17
  • Cactus Jack
  • The Boogeyman
  • Vader
  • Ilja Dragunov
  • Indi Hartwell

Stand Back Pack

  • Release Date: June 7
  • Hurricane Helms
  • Stacy Keibler
  • A-Kid
  • Wes Lee
  • Nash Carter

Clowning Around Pack

  • Release Date: June 28
  • Doink the Clown
  • Ronda Rousey
  • The British Bulldog
  • Mr. T
  • Doudrop
  • Rick Boogs

The Whole Dam Pack

  • Release Date: July 19
  • Rob Van Dam
  • Logan Paul
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • LA Knight
  • Xia Li
  • Commander Azeez
  • Sarray

The price for each of the separate content packs was not included in the press release. The season pass that includes all five content packs costs $39.99.

Is the temptation to play as Mr. T, Logan Paul, Ronda Rousey, Doink the Clown, Doudrop, or Omos enough to get you to fork over the additional money for any of these individual packs, the season pass, or special editions of the game? Will you instead stick with the standard version of the game where you can’t play as Rick Boogs? Or are you waiting a while before making a decision?

Let us know in the comments below, Cagesiders.

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