If a roster full of wrestlers weren’t enough for you, well, WWE 2K Battlegrounds have you covered. Now, NBA star Damian Lillard and NFL star Rob Gronkowski have been announced as playable characters.
Gronkowski will be playable for fans on November 24 while Lillard will be available on December 2. Here is the full statement made by 2K regarding the upcoming updates and unlockables:
Megastar Athletes “Laheem” Lillard and “Gronkster” Coming Soon to WWE 2K Battlegrounds
WWE celebrity fans join an assortment of WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, including Macho Man Randy Savage, Edge and Rhea Ripley, in next roster update
2K announced today that “Laheem” Lillard and “Gronkster” are set to arrive and raise hell in WWE 2K Battlegrounds as part of the next roster update, which starts today* and also includes 9 new WWE Superstars, 17 customization items and five new arenas.** Both Lillard and Gronkster are avid fans of WWE action and have had personal brushes with WWE greatness: Lillard has partnered with adidas and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair for a special edition Dame 7 shoe, while Gronkster has appeared twice at WWE’s flagship WrestleMania events and even captured the WWE 24/7 Championship!
NBA 2K21 cover athlete Lillard will appear in WWE 2K Battlegrounds decked out in a brand new white and gold colorway of the adidas Dame 7 “Ric Flair” shoe. Gronkster will have two alternate attires available, including the white top and red shorts he wore at WrestleMania 33 and the blue and black animal print gear he wore when he won the 24/7 Championship at WrestleMania 36. Both stars will be unlocked and immediately available for play.
Alongside the two pro athletes, the following WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as new arenas, are currently scheduled to appear in WWE 2K Battlegrounds via automatic updates, with some content requiring unlocking**:
Monday, November 23*
Haunted House Arena (unlocked);
Tuesday, November 24*
Macho Man Randy Savage;
Undertaker – American Badass attire;
Thanksgiving Arena (unlocked);
Undertaker 30th Anniversary Arena;
Wednesday, December 2*
“Laheem” Lillard (unlocked);
Rhea Ripley (unlocked);
Halloween Circus Arena;
Wednesday, December 9*
Billie Kay (unlocked);
Survivor Series Arena;
Wednesday, December 16*
Buddy Murphy (unlocked);
Featuring fast-paced action and an assortment of power-ups, special moves, unconventional melee items and interactive environments, WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers a unique arcade style and aesthetic for casual and hardcore WWE games fans alike.
For more information on WWE 2K Battlegrounds and 2K, visit WWE.2K.com/Battlegrounds, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2KBattlegrounds or subscribe on YouTube.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is developed by Saber Interactive for 2K. 2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
*Exact dates subject to change.
**Some Superstars and cosmetics require unlocking through in-game currency. In-game currency can be earned or purchased.
***Edge was previously made available as a pre-order bonus and is also included in the Digital Deluxe Edition of WWE 2K Battlegrounds.
While Lillard has no connection to WWE outside of this game, Gronkowski played a notable role in WrestleMania earlier this year. Having signed with WWE, Gronk appeared as the host of WrestleMania and won the 24/7 Championship at the show.
Gronk has since returned to the NFL and been released by WWE but he will forever be enshrined as a member of the WWE 2K Battlegrounds roster.
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