If you’ve pre-ordered a copy of WWE 2K24, or if you’re thinking about buying a copy, there are some steps you should take before the game’s release date.
WWE 2K24 is heading to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC and it arrives on March 8th. Unfortunately, it’s not coming to Nintendo Switch.
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With pre-orders live and the WWE 2K24 release date just days away, there are some things prospective buyers should do before the game arrives on shelves.
Decide If You Want to Pre-Order
You might be tempted to pre-order a copy of WWE 2K24 right now, but you might want to put that credit card away and wait.
We’ve put together a guide that will take you through the best reasons to pre-order WWE 2K24 and the best reasons to hold off for the time being.
If you’re on the fence about a pre-order right now, dig into those reasons and see if you can make a final decision.
Buy the Right Edition
If you do decide to pre-order WWE 2K24, make sure you pick the edition that fits your interest level and budget.
There are four versions of the game and they have differences you should be aware of.
The WWE 2K24 Standard edition is the cheapest option, but it comes with the least amount of additional content. The Forty Years of WrestleMania edition comes with the most content, but it’s far more expensive.
We’ve put together a guide that will take you through the pros and cons of each WWE 2K24 edition and it will help you decide which one is right for you or the person you’re buying the game for.
Keep Tabs on Your Pre-Order
This almost goes without saying, but consider it your PSA.
If you decide to pre-order WWE 2K24, make sure you keep an eye on your order as we push toward the release date. This will help you avoid potential headaches.
Make sure your delivery information remains up-to-date. If you recently moved to a new home, you may have forgotten to update your shipping address.
If the retailer you purchased the game from hasn’t charged your card yet, make sure all of your payment information is correct in the lead up to the release.
Buy an External Hard Drive
WWE 2K24 will require a big chunk of space on your device’s internal storage. If you typically have a ton of available space, you should be good to go.
However, if you’re rocking an older console with a limited amount of space, and you don’t like deleting files to make room for new games, you might want to invest in an external hard drive.
Look for WWE 2K24 Deals
Before you pre-order a copy of the game, make sure you shop around for deals.
We might see a few retailers knock $5-10 off the price before launch so make sure you check at different places before you purchase a copy.
You’ll want to monitor sites like Slickdeals for WWE 2K24 deals.
Follow WWE Games
If you’re interested in the game and its release, make sure you follow the WWE Games Twitter account for the latest information about its release.
Consider Upgrading Your Console
WWE 2K24 Preload
You’ll be able to start playing WWE 2K24 on March 7th if you buy the right version and live in a western time zone.
If you pre-order a digital copy of the game, and some editions are digital only, you can preload the game and start playing as soon as the game unlocks on March 8th.
So if you live in a western time zone, you’ll be able to start playing on March 7th if you preload all of the game files early.
We haven’t heard about any midnight launch events this year so if you pre-order a physical copy of the game, you’ll be able to start playing the morning, afternoon, or night of March 8th, or whenever your shipment arrives.
If that’s not fast enough, buy a digital copy and preload.
WWE 2K24 PC Requirements
If you’re planning to play the game on Windows PC, make sure you dig into the minimum and recommended requirements when they arrive.
When they’re announced, you’ll want to compare them to your computer’s specifications to ensure that a) they meet them and b) the game will perform to your liking.
If your PC doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, WWE 2K24 will run terribly or, in some cases, won’t run at all. So if you’ve got an aging PC, and you want to play this game, make sure you check before you buy.
Pre-Order If You Want to Play ASAP
There are two main reasons why you might want to pre-order a copy of WWE 2K24 ahead of its release date.
The first is if you're a huge fan of the WWE 2K series and you want to start playing the new version as soon as humanly possible.
All WWE 2K24 editions come out on the same day. That means your first chance to play the full version of WWE 2K24 will be March 7th or March 8th.
If you pre-order a digital copy of the game, you should be able to pre-load it before it's officially released.
The game should unlock at 12AM Eastern on March 8th which means those in western time zones will be able to play it the evening of March 7th.
If you pre-order a physical copy of WWE 2K24 you won't get your delivery until the morning, afternoon, or night of March 8th unless you can find a midnight launch event.
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