WWE 2K23 Preload and early access – WWE 2K23 is a Fighting Sports game based on the original World Wrestling Entertainment. The game was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. The game is available on all PlayStation and Xbox Consoles and PC. Because this is 2K’s 10th WWE Game, they incorporated a new Warmode where you can fight 3v3 or 4v4.
Since this game has numerous editions, as shown in this article, many of the WWE 2K23 fans are confused about the early access release dates, actual release dates and release times. For most of you who are first-timers on WWE 2K23, we will also show you how to preload the game.
So if you are unsure when the game will unlock, this article will guide you on how to preload WWE 2K23 and the Early Access Release Date and Release Time for the Game.
WWE 2K23 Early Access Release Date and Time
The WWE 2K23 comes in various editions. Suppose you have preordered the WWE 2K23 Icon Edition or the WWE 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition. In that case, you will get three days of early access before the Standard version of the game gets available worldwide. Those who have still not preordered the game, then apart from the early access advantages, you will also be losing out on many in-game exclusive gear and items.
The game releases on Friday, 17th of March worldwide, and if you have preordered the Icon or the Digital Deluxe Edition, you can play the game starting from Tuesday, 14th of March only. The game unlocks at midnight ET, while the early Access Release time will be around 11 pm CT on the 13th of March, Monday. And because of this, Daylight Saving Time will also be there so that you can enjoy WWE 2K23 throughout the weekend.
Although there is a trick that WWE players use to start playing the game early, although rare, players try to unlock the game before by changing the Time zone to New Zealand Time. This is not recommended as it causes issues with the game and the console functionalities. So it’s better to patiently wait for the release and enjoy it with peace of mind.
How to Preload WWE 2K23
Although the size varies from platform to platform, you would still require a chunk of space to install the updates and the other packs that come along with it. The game is around 60GB on Xbox Series X or S while going up to 72GB when using a PS5. So make sure you have enough storage while downloading the game. The official Preload date for the Sony Playstation consoles is March 10th, and if you are getting the digital version of the game, you should already have the option of preloading the game.
Although there is a way to install the game on Xbox, whether you have purchased the game or not, first, get the Xbox app and sign into your account. Search for the WWE 2K23 inside the Xbox app.
It will Pre-load the game for you on Xbox regardless of whether you have the game. Ensure you have picked the correct Xbox Version because all the X/S versions will show up. Select your specific console, get and install the game. But remember that you still need to buy the game to start playing it once it unlocks.
So this was all about how to preload WWE 2K23 and the exact release date and time for both the early access and the standard version players.
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Last Updated on March 13, 2023
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