In WWE 2K Battlegrounds, wrestlers compete in locations that are called, as you’d expect from the title, battlegrounds. These locations fit the bill of what you would expect from an arcade-style wrestling game, as each is filled with its own unique obstacles. Want to compete in New York? Expect some subway train cars to be moving back and forth in the background. And if you plan on wrestling in the Florida Everglades, watch out for the random crocodiles that will be in the crowd.
Much like with the wrestlers, most of the areas in WWE 2K Battlegrounds have to be unlocked. As a matter of fact, the only battleground that is available upon first launch of the game is the New York battleground. So how do you unlock every battleground in WWE 2K Battlegrounds?
Monday Night Raw
- Objective – Complete New York story in Campaign mode
While you don’t have to unlock to the New York battleground, you can unlock a new area in the part of the Campaign that takes place in the Empire State. The Monday Night Raw stage is the first area that can be unlocked, and to do so, you will have to complete the New York part of the story. The final battle in this section of the Campaign will feature your wrestler, Bolo Reynolds, taking on Finn Balor at the Raw stage. Beat Finn Balor and you can unlock this set.
- Objective – After finishing New York section, complete Florida story in Campaign mode
After defeating Finn Balor on Raw, the Campaign story shifts to the Florida Everglades. To unlock the Everglades battleground, you must complete the entire Florida section of Campaign. In the final battle of the Florida campaign, you must defeat Paul Heyman’s client, Brock Lesnar. Defeat Lesnar to complete this part of the story.
- Objective – After finishing Florida section, complete Mexico story in Campaign mode
After competing in New York and Florida, the third part of the WWE 2K Battlegrounds takes you south of the border to Mexico. Just like with the Raw and Florida battegrounds, you will have to complete the entire Mexico story to unlock this area. You will have to defeat Lince Dorado to complete this part of Campaign mode.
- Objective – After completing Mexico story, defeat Naomi and Carmella in a tag team match in Boot Camp portion of Campaign
The women of WWE take center stage in the fourth part of WWE 2K Battlegrounds’ Campaign mode. This section of the Campaign mode takes you straight to Boot Camp, but the unlocking method for this area differs quite a bit from the other ones. You don’t have to complete the Boot Camp section of the Campaign to unlock this area, but you will still have to win some matches.
The first match at Boot Camp will be a tag team match, and your opponents will be Naomi and Carmella. Defeat them and then select the next match above, which is a singles match with Naomi. Once you have defeated her, you will then face Naomi and Carmella again in a second tag team match. Win the rematch, and you will then unlock the Boot Camp battleground.
- Objective – After completing Boot Camp, defeat Ember Moon and Ronda Rousey in a tag team match in Scotland portion of Campaign
Much like with Boot Camp, you will have to defeat two WWE superstars in a tag team match to unlock the Scotland battleground. First, defeat Natalya in the second singles match you encounter in the Scotland story. Once you do that, scroll down and follow the tree. After that victory, defeat Nikki Cross in a singles match. After those two tasks are completed, you will then be able to complete in the Royal Rumble. Win the Royal Rumble, and you can then face Ember Moon and Ronda Rousey in a tag team match. Beat Moon and Rousey, and the Scotland battleground will be unlocked.
- Objective – After completing Scotland section, defeat The Rock in Detroit portion of Campaign
The penultimate story in Campaign mode takes place in the Motor City. To unlock this battleground, you will have to defeat The Rock in Campaign Mode. But before you do that, you must defeat “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in singles action. Beat Wyatt, and you will then have your crack at the Great One.
- Objective – After completing Detroit section, defeat Ember Moon in WrestleMania portion of Campaign
The final battleground that will need to be unlocked is the WrestleMania stage. After completing the Detroit story, you will be thrust onto “The Grandest Stage of Them All.” To unlock the WrestleMania battleground, you will have to be victorious in the first four matches. After you have completed the first four battles, you will have a one-on-one match with Ember Moon. Defeat Moon, and you have successfully unlocked every battleground in WWE 2K Battlegrounds.