WWE 2K23 DLC feels all the more poignant following the death of Bray Wyatt. The former world champion passed away in August aged just 36, with his final tweet showcasing the WWE 2K23 Revel With Wyatt Pack – which saw Bray return to the series in his new post-Fiend gimmick. While it's a small gesture, it means we can at least pay tribute to his stellar career in videogame form. Below we look back at everything else offered this year, in GR’s WWE 2K23 DLC guide.
How do I get the WWE 2K23 DLC characters?
There are 25 playable wrestlers in total, not including pre-release content like Bad Bunny. The first arrived one month after the WWE 2K23 release date of Friday, March 17, while the final instalment dropped in mid-August. As well as all those playable stars, we also got Hit Row member B-Fab as a manager.
Individual packs cost £8.99/$9.99. Alternatively you can grab the season pass, covering all five packs, for £32.99/$39.99. As a bonus, it grants you the MyRISE Mega-Boost, which includes an additional 200 Attribute Points, and Supercharger, which unlocks all base game WWE Legends and throwback arenas.
Who are the WWE 2K23 DLC legends?
Six yesteryear favourites are added to the game as WWE 2K23 DLC as part of the five packs.
DLC Pack 1, AKA the Steiner Row Pack, lives up to its name. It sees Scott Steiner make his first 2K appearance since WWE 2K14, and delivers Rick Steiner for the first time ever. This isn’t a coincidence: Rick’s son, Bron Breakker, was NXT Champion for most of 2022 and makes his debut on the WWE 2K23 roster.
There’s no DLC legend in Pack 2, but Pack 3 – the Race To NXT pack – saw Harley Race added to the game. (See that they’ve done with that name?) The grizzled grappler had a four-year stint in what was then the WWF, but is best known for his eight NWA World Heavyweight Championship reigns.
Hulk Hogan’s 1980s rival Zeus was next to land, in the Revel With Wyatt Pack. He was followed up by two more modern retirees: Wade Barrett and Eve Torres. That pair arrived in the final DLC release, which is called the Bad News U pack.
What about the WWE 2K23 DLC current stars?
Eight members of the Raw and Smackdown roster get the nod as DLC – in most cases because they returned to WWE in 2022, but were too late to make the on-disc roster.
The trio of B-Fab, Top Dolla and Ashante Adonis – collectively known as Hit Row – joined the Steiner Brothers in the first DLC pack. However, note that B-Fab is an NPC. Another tag-team, comprising Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, arrived hot on their heels in the following month’s Pretty Sweet Pack.
DLC Pack 4 delivered the words every fan has been entering into search engines for months: WWE 2K23 Bray Wyatt. Joining him is onscreen family member Uncle Howdy, as a surprise bonus. The Viking Raiders’ valet, Valhalla, also arrived as part of same pack – you may recognise her by her former name of Sarah Logan.
Is there any WWE 2K23 NXT DLC?
Third brand NXT is the big winner when it comes to WWE 2K23 DLC. It’s scored no fewer than 12 additional superstars – almost half of the full DLC selection.
First up are Tiffany Stratton, Elton Prince and Kit Wilson as part of the Pretty Sweet Pack. The latter pair are known as Pretty Deadly, and have already captured the NXT and NXT UK tag-team belts during their short time in WWE.
Two ladies and two men landed as part of the following month’s Race To NXT Pack. We got Ivy Nile and Wendy Choo on the female side, and Trick Williams and Tony D’Angelo on the male one. There’s sadly no place for D’Angelo’s long-time sidekick Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo. You’ll need our WWE 2K23 CAWs guide for him – we'll add the best version in an upcoming update.
Blair Davenport and Joe Gacy continued the NXT drops in the Revel With Wyatt Pack. We then got three more newcomers in the final Bad News U Pack: Damon Kemp, Nathan Frazer, and Andre Chase. It’s an impressive selection which neatly fleshes out the roster with young talent.
Where can I see the full WWE 2K23 DLC pack list?
Right here. All five packs, and 26 wrestlers, are listed in chronological order below:
WWE 2K23 DLC Steiner Row Pack (April 19)
Ashante Adonis (Hit Row)
B-Fab (Hit Row) [NPC]
Top Dolla (Hit Row)
Rick Steiner (Steiner Brothers)
Scott Steiner (Steiner Brothers)
WWE 2K23 DLC Pretty Sweet Pack (May 17)
Karl Anderson (The OC)
Luke Gallows (The OC)
Elton Prince (Pretty Deadly)
Kit Wilson (Pretty Deadly)
WWE 2K23 DLC Race To NXT Pack (June 14)
Ivy Nile (Diamond Mine)
WWE 2K23 Revel With Wyatt Pack (July 19)
Valhalla (Viking Raiders)
WWE 2K23 Bad News U Pack (August 16)
Andre Chase (Chase U)
Damon Kemp (Diamond Mine)