WWE 2K19 Adds Fighting-Game-Style “Towers” Mode for Players to Slam Though

So far this year, we’ve seen plenty of hype for WWE 2K19’s cover star, pre-order bonus characters, and special editions, but not a lot of information about how the game will actually, y’know, play. Yeah, sure, that Ronda Rousey trailer was pretty cool, but will this year's game just be a glorified roster update?

Well, not entirely. 2K Games has unveiled WWE 2K19’s new “Towers” mode, which is essentially a take on the classic Arcade Modes found in fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. Each Tower challenges you to play through a series of matches based on a unique theme – so, for instance, “The People’s Tower” tasks you with beating The Rock and other Attitude Era stars, while “The Women’s Revolution” Tower pits you against the current women’s roster. There will also be a constantly updated list of Towers you can take your custom-created MyPlayer through.

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So yeah, pretty straightforward concept, but Towers could potentially be a fun break from the WWE 2K series’ always-dreary MyCareer mode. Get more info about Towers, below.

Tower Types

There are two types of Towers in WWE 2K19 that play differently from one another:

  • Gauntlet – In a Gauntlet Tower, players need to complete the Gauntlet entirely in one session. Quitting early or losing a match resets progress back to zero;
  • Steps – In a Steps Tower, players climb their way through a Tower – one match at a time and at their own pace.

Tower Goals

Some Towers feature their own set of goals, including such challenges as reaching a specific score and simply reaching the end of tower.


Some matches add an extra layer of depth in the form of Player and Opponent Buffs. A few examples include starting a match with a finisher or an event starting with health in the red.

Match Types

Towers Mode features many different match types. While there are plenty of normal one-on-one matches, there can be plenty of surprises from match to match. Here are a few match types that players will come across: Steel Cage, Table, Submission, Iron Man, Falls Count Anywhere and more!

Legends Lore

Exclusive to 2K Towers, Legends Lore is a feature that highlights the history and accomplishments of all the undeniable WWE Legends featured in WWE 2K19.

Oh, by the way, if you want to get in on the WWE 2K19 Million-Dollar Challenge, you’ll first have to tackle the AJ Styles Million-Dollar Tower. Complete the Tower, record and submit a video of yourself cutting a promo on AJ Styles, and you might get a chance to play the champ – beat him, and you get a million bucks. You can get more contest details here.

Finally, the stylin’ and profilin’ Wooooo! Edition of WWE 2K19 was also recently announced, and, as befitting The Man, it’s a pretty epic package.

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I’m not usually a special edition guy, but if you’re going to splurge, you may as well do it with Flair. Here’s a trailer for the Wooooo! Edition…

WWE 2K19 elbow drops onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 (no Switch version this year). Those who buy the Deluxe or Collector’s Editions can play 4 days early on October 5.

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