How to unlock every wrestler in WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Each wrestler has a different cost.

While WWE 2K Battlegrounds does have an extensive roster that includes both current and former WWE performers, that doesn’t mean you’ll have access to all of them right off the bat. There will be a handful of wrestlers you can choose from upon starting up the game for the first time, but the majority of WWE superstars in the game will have to be unlocked. So how do you unlock every single character in WWE 2K Battlegrounds? Let’s go over what you have to do.

But before we get into how to unlock all the characters, let’s quickly go over which wrestlers you will have access to at first launch. Those wrestlers are as followed:

Male WWE Wrestlers

  • Akira Tozawa
  • Big Show
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Randy Orton
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Ricochet
  • Robert Roode
  • Roman Reigns
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt
  • The Undertaker
  • Yokozuna

Female WWE Wrestlers

  • Beth Phoenix
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Liv Morgan
  • Mandy Rose
  • Natalya
  • Nikki Bella
  • Stephanie McMahon

To unlock more WWE wrestlers, you will need to acquire¬†Bucks¬†or Golden Bucks. Most wrestlers can be bought using either form of currency. However, the cost for each is different. Also, some wrestlers can only be unlocked through the game’s Campaign mode.

With that said, let’s go over how you need to unlock every character in WWE 2K Battlegrounds:

NameBucks CostGolden Bucks Cost
Aleister Black6000150
Alexa BlissCampaign^^Campaign^^
Alicia Fox300075
Andre the Giant9000225
Apollo CrewsCampaign*Campaign*
Asuka6000150
AJ Styles12000300
Bayley6000150
Baron CorbinCampaign*Campaign*
Becky Lynch12000300
Big E6000150
Bobby LashleyCampaign^Campaign^
Brie BellaCampaign***Campaign***
Brock Lesnar12000300
Braun StrowmanCampaign**Campaign**
Carmella300075
Cesaro300075
Daniel Bryan9000225
Drew McIntyre9000225
EdgePre-Order Pre-Order
Elias300075
Ember MoonCampaign^^Campaign^^
Erick Rowan300075
Finn Balor9000225
Hulk Hogan12000300
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts6000150
Jeff Hardy6000150
John CenaCampaign^^^Campaign^^^
Kalisto300075
Karl Anderson300075
Kevin Owens9000225
Lince Dorado300075
Luke Gallows300075
Mankind6000150
Mickie James300075
Naomi300075
Nia Jax300075
Nikki Cross300075
Ronda Rousey12000300
R-Truth300075
Samoa Joe6000150
Sasha Banks6000150
Seth Rollins12000300
Sgt. Slaughter6000150
Shawn Michaels9000226
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin12000300
The Miz6000150
The Rock12000300
Triple H12000300
Xavier Woods6000150
  • * – Unlocked in New York part of Campaign
  • ^ – Unlocked in Florida part of Campaign
  • ** – Unlocked in Mexico part of Campaign
  • ^^ – Unlocked in Scotland part of Campaign
  • *** – Unlocked in Boot Camp part of Campaign
  • ^^^ – Unlocked in Detroit part of campaign

Keep in mind a few things about this list. First, to unlock the wrestlers that will cost Bucks or Golden Bucks, you will have to scroll over to the Superstars tab at the home screen. Here, you will see which wrestlers have been unlocked and which ones have not. To unlock a wrestler, scroll over to one in a figurine case and then hit Y/Triangle to purchase that superstar.

A look at the Superstars screen.

Second, keep in mind that many of the wrestlers that are in WWE 2K Battlegrounds are not accessible as of this writing. Over 50 more WWE wrestlers will be added in a post-launch update, meaning that you will have to wait to use those competitors. This list will be updated once those wrestlers are added to the game.