How To Unlock All WWE 2K17 Characters

How to unlock all WWE 2K17 characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you who to unlock to get the full roster of 174+ WWE 2K17 characters at launch; and how to achieve that in the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 & PC wrestling fighting game.

This official video shows gameplay for most of the WWE 2K17 characters in action.

Below we’ve listed the playable characters. Take the following steps to unlock each of them, so that all unlockable characters in the game will be available to you.

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Index of WWE 2K17 Guides:

How To Unlock All WWE 2K17 Characters

WWE 2K17 Unlockable Characters

Below we’ve listed the 60 secret characters in alphabetical order. Take the following steps to unlock each one.

How to unlock additional characters?: As you can tell, when you start the game not all characters are available to choose from in the 174+ roster. You can unlock more by taking certain steps, as explained below.

Unlock Method #1: This time around Virtual Currency (VC for short) lets you buy all unlockable characters in the in-game Store’s “VC Purchasables” section under the “Superstars” tab. – This VC money can be earned through the likes of Universe, Exhibition matches and MyCareer Mode matches!

This video guide shows how all unlockable characters get unlocked. If you have enough money (or the Accelerator mentioned in Method #2) you can even unlock them all at once on the “Superstars” VC Purchasables screen by pressing the X button on Xbox / Square button on PlayStation.

Unlock Method #2: Buy the $30 Season Pass or spend the $5 on the separate DLC pack to obtain the “Accelerator” DLC (which is part of the Season Pass, and gives you instant access to all unlockable characters / content available in the game from the moment you start playing (excluding downloadable content).

How To Activate All “Accelerator” DLC Unlockables: Simply buying & downloading the “Accelerator” DLC does not unlock all characters automatically. You still need to do one more thing to unlock everything…
– Step #1: After downloading the Accelerator DLC (never pay for it more than once; note that it’s already included for free in the Season Pass) exit out of the WWE 2K17 Shop — back into the game’s Main Menu — then exit out of there to the Title Screen.
– Step #2: Once you’re on the Title Screen let the game load again until you have to press the Start button and select your harddrive device to go back into the Main Menu.
– Step #3: From the Main Menu, scroll down to the “Unlockables” Options menu and select “Unlock Everything” with the X button on Xbox / Square button on PlayStation to “unlock all WWE 2K17 Superstars, Divas, Classic Legends, alternate attires, belts, arenas, and championships in the game.” Now you can go back to the Main Menu and select “Play” to go into a game mode and play as all characters from the get-go.

Aside from the extra 2 Pre-Order Bonus DLC characters, 3 NXT Edition DLC characters & 28 Season Pass DLC characters listed at the bottom of this page, there are also 60 extra secret characters hidden in the main game’s roster. They are…

1. Alundra Blayze — Unlock Price: 50.000 VC
2. Andre The Giant — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
3. Arn Anderson — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
4. Bam Bam Bigelow — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
5. Big Boss Man — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
6. Big Show ’00 — Unlock Price: 35.000 VC
7. Billy Gunn — Unlock Price: 15.000 VC
8. Bobby Heenan (Manager) — Unlock Price: 10.000 VC
9. Booker T — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
10. Bret Hart — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
11. Brian Pillman — Unlock Price: 18.000 VC
12. British Bulldog — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
13. Butch – Bushwhackers — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
14. Cactus Jack — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
15. Chris Jericho ’01 — Unlock Price: 35.000 VC
16. Christian — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
17. Diamond Dallas Page — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
18. Diesel — Unlock Price: 75.000 VC
19. Dude Love — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
20. Dusty Rhodes — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
21. Earthquake — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
22. Edge — Unlock Price: 35.000 VC
23. Hunter Hearst Helmsley — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
24. Jake Roberts — Unlock Price: 41.000 VC
25. JBL — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
26. Jim Neidhart — Unlock Price: 15.000 VC
27. Kane ’98 — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
28. Kane Corporate (Alt. Attire) — Unlock Price: 3.000 VC
29. Kevin Nash — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
30. Larry Zbyszko — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
31. Lex Luger — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
32. Lita — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
33. Luke – Bushwhackers — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
34. Mankind — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
35. Mr. McMahon ’01 — Unlock Price: 10.000 VC
36. Mr. Perfect — Unlock Price: 35.000 VC
37. Randy Savage — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
38. Razor Ramon — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
39. Ric Flair — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
40. Rick Rude — Unlock Price: 5.000 VC
41. Ricky Steamboat — Unlock Price: 35.000 VC
42. Rikishi — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
43. Road Dogg Jesse James — Unlock Price: 15.000 VC
44. Scott Hall — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
45. Shawn Michaels — Unlock Price: 58.000 VC
46. Steve Austin — Unlock Price: 87.500 VC
47. Sting — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC
48. Sting ’91 — Unlock Price: 60.000 VC
49. Sting ’99 — Unlock Price: 60.000 VC
50. Stunning Steve Austin — Unlock Price: 15.000 VC
51. Tatsumi Fujinami — Unlock Price: 45.000 VC
52. Ted DiBiase (Manager) — Unlock Price: 10.000 VC
53. The Rock ’01 — Unlock Price: 58.000 VC
54. Triple H ’01 — Unlock Price: 58.000 VC
55. Trish Stratus — Unlock Price: 15.000 VC
56. Typhoon — Unlock Price: 30.000 VC
57. Ultimate Warrior — Unlock Price: 52.500 VC
58. Undertaker ’00 — Unlock Price: 50.000 VC
59. Undertaker ’91 — Unlock Price: 66.000 VC
60. Vader — Unlock Price: 40.000 VC

Manager Characters Note: The WWE 2K17 playable Managers glitch no longer works as of game version 1.01 at launch. Prior to that patch, if you went to the Manager’s attire to edit it and save it as a non-alternate costume, you could play as any of the Managers in the game.

WWE 2K17 Downloadable Characters

How To Get Goldberg

WWE 2K17 How To Get Goldberg
How To Get Goldberg: Pre-order bonus or buy the Digital Deluxe Edition. Paid DLC pack expected in December

How To Get The 2 Goldberg DLC Characters: Both Goldberg characters were pre-order bonuses. No doubt they will become paid DLC in a future “Goldberg Pack”.

At launch it is only available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 computer entertainment systems. Or if you buy the WWE 2K17 NXT Edition of the game. — If you’re too late to get Goldberg this way, don’t worry, in previous years the pre-order bonus character was made available sometime in December.

After more than a decade, one of the biggest and baddest Superstars to ever step foot in the squared circle is back! Pre-Order WWE 2K17 or get the WWE 2K17 NXT Edition and receive two playable versions of the legendary Goldberg, as well as two classic WCW arenas!

There are two versions of Goldberg and two notable venues where he plied his trade. Each version of Goldberg will be made available as playable characters, one representing his WWE tenure and the other recreating his time in WCW. In addition, players will receive access to arenas recreating WCW Monday Nitro and WCW Halloween Havoc, two historic settings where Goldberg reached new heights in sports-entertainment.

“It’s just a really cool deal to be a character in WWE 2K17,” Goldberg said. “Whether it’s Nitro or Halloween Havoc, to have me as an available character, it’s really cool. It’s a tribute.”

Watch the DLC-exclusive Goldberg trailer:

How To Download: First enter and activate your “WWE 2K17 Goldberg Pack” DLC code in your console’s store. Next, for example from the PSN menu, scroll over to WWE 2K17, press down to go to related items and see the “My Add-ons” tab to click on. Finally, next to the “Goldberg Pack” there should be an arrow pointing down, click on that to download it. After that make sure it’s downloaded and installed.

Troubleshooting Tip: If you’re on a PlayStation platform sometimes Goldberg doesn’t show up in the Downloadable characters tab of your roster. If that’s the case for you, the solution to make him appear is to: A) Make sure he’s downloaded and installed on your console; B) You may have to renew your licences on your PlayStation’s download settings.

NXT Edition DLC Characters Note: After that, your initial WWE 2K17 roster will count up to 140 as you can see from the list below!
That’s assuming you also got the game’s NXT (Female) Edition 3 DLC characters: Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura. — All of which are also available as paid DLC included with the digital $10 “NXT Enhancement Pack” on PS4 & Xbox One or the digital $5 “NXT Legacy Pack” on PS3 & Xbox 360.

WWE 2K17 Roster List:

1. Aiden English
2. AJ Styles
3. Alberto Del Rio
4. Alexa Bliss
5. Alicia Fox
6. Alundra Blayze
7. Andre The Giant
8. Apollo Crews (NXT Edition DLC)
9. Arn Anderson
10. Asuka
11. Bam Bam Bigelow
12. Baron Corbin
13. Bayley
14. Becky Lynch
15. Big Boss Man
16. Big Cass
17. Big E
18. Big Show
19. Billy Gunn
20. Bo Dallas
21. Booker T
22. Braun Strowman
23. Bray Wyatt
24. Bret Hart
25. Brian Pillman
26. Brie Bella
27. British Bulldog
28. Brock Lesnar
29. Bubba Ray Dudley
30. Buddy Murphy
31. Bushwhacker Butch
32. Bushwhacker Luke
33. Cactus Jack
34. Carmella
35. Cesaro
36. Chad Gable
37. Charlotte
38. Chris Jericho
39. Christian
40. Chris Jericho
41. Christian
42. Curtis Axel
43. D-Von Dudley
44. Dana Brooke
45. Daniel Bryan
46. Darren Young
47. Dash Wilder
48. Dean Ambrose
49. Diamond Dallas Page
50. Diego
51. Diesel
52. Dolph Ziggler
53. Dude Love
54. Dusty Rhodes
55. Earthquake
56. Edge
57. Emma
58. Enzo Amore
59. Erick Rowan
60. Eva Marie
61. Fandango
62. Fernando
63. Finn Balor
64. Goldberg [WCW] (Pre-order Bonus DLC)
65. Goldberg [WWE] (Pre-order Bonus DLC)
66. Goldust
67. Heath Slater
68. Hideo Itami
69. Jack Swagger
70. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
71. Jason Jordan
72. JBL
73. Jey Uso
74. Jim Neidhart
75. Jimmy Uso
76. John Cena
77. Kalisto
78. Kane
79. Kevin Owens
80. Kofi Kingston
81. Konnor
82. Larry Zbyszko
83. Lex Luger
84. Lita
85. Luke Harper
86. Mankind
87. Mark Henry
88. Mr. McMahon
89. Mr. Perfect
90. Naomi
91. Natalya
92. Neville
93. Nia Jax (NXT Female Edition DLC)
94. Nikki Bella
95. Paige
96. Paul Heyman
97. R-Truth
98. Randy Orton
99. Randy Savage
100. Razor Ramon
101. Ric Flair
102. Rick Rude
103. Ricky Steamboat
104. Rikishi
105. Road Dogg
106. Roman Reigns
107. Rusev
108. Sami Zayn
109. Samoa Joe
110. Sasha Banks
111. Scott Dawson
112. Seth Rollins
113. Shane McMahon
114. Shawn Michaels
115. Sheamus
116. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT Edition DLC)
117. Simon Gotch
118. Sin Cara
119. Stardust
120. Stephanie McMahon
121. Steve Austin
122. Sting
123. Summer Rae
124. Tamina
125. Tatsumi Fujinami
126. The Miz
127. The Rock
128. Titus O’Neil
129. Triple H
130. Trish Stratus
131. Tyler Breeze
132. Typhoon
133. Tyson Kidd
134. Ultimate Warrior
135. Undertaker
136. Vader
137. Viktor
138. Wesley Blake
139. Xavier Woods
140. Zack Ryder

How To Get 28 More Characters (Season Pass)

WWE 2K17 How To Get DLC Characters
How To Get DLC Characters: Buy them all in the Season Pass or get them seperately in the “Future Stars”, “Hall of Fame Showcase” & “Legends” DLC packs

These are the DLC characters you get with the DLC Packs in the WWE 2K17 Season Pass:

– The $9 “Future Stars Pack” DLC includes these playable WWE and NXT Superstars: Austin Aries, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger.

– The $10 “Hall of Fame Showcase” DLC includes these playable character matches**:
Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992);
• The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986);
• Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000);
• Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988);
• Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998);
• Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match);
• Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999)
**Note that these characters will be playable outside of these showcases in any mode!

– The $9 “Legends Pack” DLC includes these playable WWE Legends: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Eddie Guerrero, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Sycho Sid and Tatanka.

This video shows everyone you get in the WWE 2K17 Season Pass:

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Credits: 2K Sports. Feel free to comment if you have any other tips to unlock characters. Sadly no word yet if fan-favorites like Hulk Hogan or Bobby Roode will be joining the character roster.

Who are your favorite WWE 2K17 characters?