How to perform a counter in WWE 2K Battlegrounds

A quick guide on countering in WWE 2K Battlegrounds.

If the opposing wrestler in WWE 2K Battlegrounds is giving you a pretty good beating, there are a couple of ways to change the momentum of the match. One of those methods is a counter. A counter is a move that will allow you to reverse an opponent’s throw, and return with one of your own. So how do you perform a counter in WWE 2K Battlegrounds? Let’s go over what you have to do.

First, you will want to keep an eye on your wrestler. If the opponent has the advantage over you, and is attempting to hit your wrestler with a move while being grabbed, a button may appear over the head of the user’s fighter. If that button appears, press it as soon as you see it. Doing so will allow your fighter to nullify whatever move that opponent was attempting to hit, and allow you to automatically with one of your own.

In terms of what buttons you will need to hit, the counter controls are as followed:

  • Xbox One – Y/X/B/A
  • PlayStation 4 – Triangle/Square/Circle/X
  • Nintendo Switch – X/Y/A/B

One of those four buttons will randomly appear when you are able to attempt a counter. Also, keep in mind that you will need to have enough Heat in order to counter a move. In addition, only throws can be counters. Other moves, including signature and finishing moves, can’t be countered.

Get familiar with the controls for countering. Also, keep in mind that you can only counter certain moves.