The first DLC pack of WWE 2K22, the Banzai Pack, is here with some new wrestlers to add to the game’s roster.
The Banzai Pack is the first of five planned DLC packs. This one will add five new wrestlers, with a mix of both big names from the present and some throwbacks to the 1990s and early 2000s.
These five wrestlers are available now and most WWE fans should be able to find something of value. Here’s what you get from the WWE 2K22 Banzai Pack.
The Banzai Pack adds five new wrestlers to WWE 2K22 with an EVO MyFACTION card of each one. Three of these are members of the Anoa’i family, while one of the names was a surprising omission from the game’s main roster. Here’s which wrestlers players can get.
Omos was one of the stranger omissions from the WWE 2K22 roster, with the gargantuan wrestler getting a big push on the company’s shows. He’s already had multiple prominent singles matches and was a tag team champions alongside veteran star AJ Styles.
The fickle creative minds WWE never stop, and that can leave WWE games feeling dated as soon as they launch. A great example of this is Kacy Catanzaro. Just week after the NXT wrestler was repackaged as Katana Chance, she arrives to shore up WWE 2K22’s anemic women’s roster.
Yokozuna is the namesake of the pack and rightly so. The Samoan wrestler is the most credentialed name of the bunch, standing as one of the WWF’s top villains of the 1990s. He had era-defining feuds against the likes of Bret Hart and Lex Luger despite playing a somewhat generic foreign heel character.
Umaga had a relatively short but still memorable career in WWE. He had a decent run alongside his cousin as the 3-Minute Warning tag team. He was booted from the WWE after two years, but returned as the monster heel Umaga another two years later. An undefeated stretch established him as the top heel of the era, which set him up to be a part of the Vince McMahon vs. Donald Trump feud that culminated at WrestleMania.
Last up is Rikishi, the father of Jimmy and Jey Uso and a successful WWE wrestler in his own right. He played a variety of roles during his 12-year run in the company, but the only one represented here is a modified Too Cool version of Rikishi. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though, given how dated and problematic some of his early gimmicks were. His run as Rikish was by far his most successful.
The Banzai Pack DLC is available now on all WWE 2K22 platforms and costs $9.99.
Players who purchased the Deluxe Edition, nWo 4-Life Edition, or WWE 2K22 Season Pass will have access to the DLC without any additional charge. The next DLC pack will come out in three weeks with five more wrestlers, headlined by two legends of the industry.