WWE 2K17 is the largest WWE game ever in terms of wrestler count and venues. It also has the most Achievements, a whopping 58 of them on Xbox One. Unlocking all of those is a task bigger than Brock Lesnar, but we've got a comprehensive guide with tips for every single Achievement. Can you dig it?

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Platform notes

This Achievement Guide focuses on the Xbox One version of WWE 2K17, but the strategies herein also apply to the PlayStation 4 game. WWE 2K17 is much different on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Thus, this guide does not apply to them.

MyCAREER tips and Achievements

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

MyCAREER follows any Custom Superstar from his or her humble origins in the NX circuit all the way up to Superstardom. If you don't already have a Custom Superstar, you'll be prompted to create one upon starting MyCareer mode.

Your goal in MyCAREER is always to boost your popularity stat and win Championships. Progress will be slow unless you follow these tips to boost your popularity gain:

  • Popularity won or lost per show is based on the Excitement Multiplier, the buzz you're creating in the WWE Universe. You can see the Excitement Multiplier in the Character section of the main MyCAREER menu. You want it to be Hot, not Cold, or else you'll lose popularity.
  • Match ratings play a part in generating Excitement and Popularity. Make sure to always finish matches with four stars or higher. Setting the difficulty down to Easy is a good idea, as you want to minimize the chance of losing. Also be sure to buy and equip moves with A or B ratings to make your score build faster during matches.
  • Promos affect your Excitement Multiplier as well. The key to doing well in promos is selecting responses that match your wrestler's personality (Heel or Face) and/or suit the mood of the crowd (Respectful, Disrespectful, Family Friendly, and Hardcore). You can boost your Mic Performance attribute and buy and equip the Taunt and Staredown abilities to make this slightly easier. See this promo guide for more tips.
  • Changing T-Shirts every few weeks raises your Excitement Multiplier. Select the Character menu, Appearance, Attire, and equip different t-shirts on your character. You should at least always be wearing a T-Shirt, even if you don't bother changing it.
  • Perform a run-in every week (except when you're in a rivalry). You must win the run-in or else your Excitement Multiplier will drop. It's safest to avoid performing run-ins on tag teams, as the targeting and AI can lead to undue losses.

My path starts here (15)

MyCAREER - Complete the tutorial.

Start progress through MyCAREER until you finish up at the training facility and graduate to NXT or the WWE.

Welcome to the main roster (15)

MyCAREER - Complete your first match in RAW or SmackDown.

RAW takes place on Monday night and SmackDown happens on Tuesdays. Just progress through MyCAREER until you graduate from the training facility. If you get sent to NXT, you'll have to finish the NXT Championship or NXT Tag Team Championship before proceeding to the WWE (which will take a very long time).

Once you've joined the WWE, your first match should happen during either RAW or SmackDown. The Achievement will pop once it ends.

Big Four (15)

MyCAREER - Participate in WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series.

These Pay-Per-View events take place on the final Sunday of the following months:

  • Royal Rumble: January
  • Wrestlemania: March
  • SummerSlam: July
  • Survivor Series: November

To participate in PPV shows, you must have graduated to the WWE and achieve sufficient popularity. The popularity thresholds are not publicly known, annoyingly. See our MyCAREER tips above for more advice.

Birth of an NXT Champion (15)

MyCAREER - Earn the NXT Championship.

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Six Championships appear in MyCAREER. After completing the Tutorial, you'll automatically be entered in one of them. You might be lucky enough to join the NXT Championship first. You'll have to do poorly during the training phase of MyCAREER, losing matches until you get slotted into NXT. Otherwise, you must complete your current Championship before selecting a new one.

To check on your current Championship standing, select Rankings from the main MyCAREER menu. The goal is to climb through the rankings and become the #1 Contender for your current Championship. This requires gaining as much popularity as possible. Follow our MyCAREER tips above to speed things along.

Birth of an IC Champion (15)

MyCAREER - Earn the Intercontinental Championship.

See 'Birth of an NXT Champion' and our MyCAREER tips above.

Birth of a US Champion (15)

MyCAREER - Earn the United States Championship.

See 'Birth of an NXT Champion' and our MyCAREER tips above.

Birth of a Tag Champion (15)

MyCAREER - Earn the Tag Championship.

See 'Birth of an NXT Champion' and our MyCAREER tips above.

We have a new Champion! (30)

MyCAREER - Win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

See 'Birth of an NXT Champion' and our MyCAREER tips above.

Untouchable (30)

MyCAREER - Get an overall value of 95 or more.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

Boosting your wrestler's attributes will raise his or her value. From the main MyCAREER menu, press the Character button or select the Character box on the left. Pick Attributes and then spend VC points to increase the attributes of your choice. Almost every stat must maxed before your rating will reach 95.

Since Attributes cost VC points, you can get a head start on this Achievement by buying the WWE 2K17 MyPlayer Kick Start DLC.

Increase your VC Points gain by performing Promos every show, completing Authority Challenges, and periodically equipping new shirts on your wrestler.

I am a Wrestling God (20)

MyCAREER - Purchase all abilities that can be purchased.

From the main MyCAREER menu, press the Character button or select the Character box on the left. From there, you'll find the Abilities menu. There are three levels of abilities, each with 12 abilities to buy. You don't have to buy all of the ability slots for this Achievement, just the abilities themselves.

It will cost approximately 300,000 VC to buy all 36 abilities. Additionally, the Fan Favorite Level 1 ability requires the Comeback skill, which costs 45,000 VC. You'll find it under the Special Action section of the Skills menu.

Because Abilities cost VC points, you can get a head start on this Achievement by buying the WWE 2K17 MyPlayer Kick Start DLC.

Increase your VC Points gain by performing Promos every show, completing Authority Challenges, and periodically equipping new shirts on your wrestler.

I am the best! (20)

MyCAREER - Purchase all skills that can be purchased.

From the main MyCAREER menu, press the Character button or select the Character box on the left. From there, you'll find the Skills menu. Skills allow you to perform special maneuvers during matches.

There are 44 skills to buy, which will take quite a while. Increase your VC Points gain by performing promos every show, completing Authority Challenges, and periodically equipping new shirts on your wrestler.

Skills cost VC points, so you can get a head start on this Achievement by buying the WWE 2K17 MyPlayer Kick Start DLC.

Competent manager (15)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

MyCAREER - Purchase all managers that can be purchased.

From the main MyCAREER menu, press the Character button or select the Character box on the left. From there, you'll find the Managers menu. There are 21 managers to buy, which will cost a total of 828,000 VC. Paul Heyman will unlock after you complete your first Championship.

Since Managers cost VC points, you can get a head start on this Achievement by buying the WWE 2K17 MyPlayer Kick Start DLC.

Increase your VC Points gain by performing Promos every show, completing Authority Challenges, and periodically equipping new shirts on your wrestler.

I'm running in! (15) - Secret

MyCAREER - Successfully perform 10 run-ins.

A run-in happens when a wrestler interrupts a scheduled match. You can perform one run-in per match card (nightly show). You won't be able to do run-ins if you're in a rivalry, so avoid those by choosing different run-in targets and not calling out anyone during promos.

Before starting the show, select it from the top of the main MyCareer menu. Select any one-on-one match between AI opponents and press Left Trigger to plan a run-in.

After selecting a run-in, you'll choose from four run-in types. Pick anything but Mid-match, as those take the longest. The other run-ins usually tend when you perform a Finisher on the opponent, so do that as quickly as you can.

Simply perform a run-in every show for 10 shows and you'll have the Achievement. Progress towards this Achievement can be tracked by snapping the Achievements app.

Love to talk! (15)

WWE Universe/MyCAREER - Perform a promo.

Before starting the show, select it from the top of the main MyCareer menu. Select any Promo slot and schedule a promo for yourself. Self Promotion is the simplest promo to perform.

Regardless of your performance, you'll get the Achievement. See previous 'MyCAREER' tips for more promo advice.

Drop the Mic (15)

WWE Universe/MyCAREER- Defeat a rival in a Promo.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

This Achievement description is mislabeled, as my testing indicates it can't be won in WWE Universe. You must do it in MyCAREER.

Before attempting a Call out promo against a rival, be sure to max out your Mic Performance attribute. Equipping the Taunt and Staredown abilities can help as well.

Choose a target for a rivalry – preferably a custom wrestler or someone with a low overall value rating. Stoke the fire by performing successful run-ins and calling him out during promos every week. Eventually, he should become a rival.

Once you have a rival, schedule a Call Out promo and choose your rival as the target. If he shows up, you'll engage in a promo battle. Outscore your rival by choosing options that match your wrestler's face or heel status and/or appeal to the crowd. See previous 'MyCAREER' tips for more promo advice.

WWE Universe

WWE Universe is WWE 2K17's season mode, following a complete yearly season of WWE programming.

SNICKERS. Hunger to Win > Hunger (30)

WWE Universe - Play and win 50 matches.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

You can play any match during any show of WWE Universe, so you have a lot of freedom about which 50 matches these should be. Go after all of the other WWE Universe Achievements first, as you'll gain several wins during that process.

To speed along the remaining matches during any show, edit each match of the show to your liking. The fastest way I've found to win normal matches is by throwing opponents outside the ring, beating on them until the counts hits 8 or so, and then climbing back in to win by count out. From launching the march until exit, this takes just under two minutes.

Progress towards this Achievement can be tracked by snapping the Achievements app.

Road to WrestleMania (15)

WWE Universe - Win the Royal Rumble and get the WWE World HW Championship at WrestleMania.

  • From the main WWE Universe menu, select Calendar.
  • Head to the first Monday of February. Select it and confirm that you wish to simulate the matches leading up to it.
  • Observe the winner of the final simulated match, Royal Rumble.
  • Head to the last Sunday of March , WrestleMania. Select it and confirm that you wish to simulate the matches leading up to it.
  • Start the WrestleMania show. Select the match in which the Royal Rumble winner is scheduled.
  • Play as the Royal Rumble winner in this match and win.

Attitude Adjustment (15)

WWE Universe - Max any personality trait of a Superstar by playing in a match.

  • Start a new or existing WWE Universe file.
  • Select My Universe and then Superstars.
  • Scroll down to Brock Lesnar and press the Y button to Edit.
  • Select Personality Traits.
  • Change the Disciplined/Aggressive stat to 99 Aggressive.
  • Accept all changes and return to the main My Universe screen.
  • Select Tonight's Show and choose Edit Show.
  • Highlight the first match of the show and press Right Bumper to Edit.
  • Pick Customize Match, One on One, Extreme Rules
  • Add Brock Lesnar as one of the Superstars and choose any opponent. Confirm and start the show.
  • Play the match and take the fight outside the ring.
  • Pick up a chair or weapon (Left Bumper) and use it to beat on the enemy until you can pin for the win.

Face of the WWE (15)

WWE Universe - Create Major Shows for Mon-Sat and assign the same Superstar to each show.

  • Start a new or existing WWE Universe file.
  • From the main WWE Universe menu, select Calendar. Press the Y button to Edit Calendar.
  • Use the X button to delete Main Event and NX , which are minor shows.
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday press A to Edit.
  • Create Major shows for each day. Add the first 10Superstars as Participants to each show.
  • In the Championship category of each show, select World and then assign it to the first Superstar **, Aiden English**. Confirm all changes.
  • Stay in Calendar and use the Y button to Edit RAW.
  • Select Participants and add Aiden English. Confirm all changes.

Dangerous intent (15)

WWE Universe - Inflict a critical injury status effect on an opponent in a match.

See 'Full recovery.'

Full recovery (15)

WWE Universe - Have a Superstar completely recover from a critical injury.

Although all body parts can take damage during a match, only one can receive an injury that carries over between matches. The following colors represent the damage level of a body part: Black>Yellow>Orange>Red>Dark Red>Purple>White, with white indicating a critical injury.

  • Select My Universe and then Superstars.
  • Scroll down to the opponent you want to injure (Bo Dallas is always good) and press the Y button to Edit.
  • Select Hit Point Ratio. Remove all points from Head, Arms, and Legs, allocating them all to Body. Confirm all changes.
  • Now select Tonight's Show, Edit, and Edit the first three matches.
  • Customize each match, selecting One on One and Extreme Rules. Add Cactus Jack and the opponent you edited to the first three matches.
  • Play as Cactus Jack during all three matches, always hitting the foe's head until it registers the color of an injury. Win the match after that.
  • During the first match, keep going until the enemy's head turns dark red.
  • End the second match when the enemy's head turns purple.
  • Win the third match after the target's head turns white. He is now critically injured. Simulate the rest of the show's matches.
  • From the main WWE Universe menu, select Calendar.
  • Skip forward two months and select any show, simulating the matches leading up to it. The injured wrestler should recover, awarding you the Achievement.

Destined for greatness (15)

WWE Universe - Stack both Momentum and Hot Streak statuses to 10 through gameplay or simulation.

  • Start a new WWE Universe save.
  • Select Calendar and scroll all the way to the bottom to Wrestlemania.
  • Select Wrestlemania and then choose to simulate the matches leading up to it.
  • With any luck, the Momentum and Hot Streak bonuses will hit the target and the Achievement will pop while the game calculates the simulation.
  • If you don't get the Achievement, try again by starting a new file and simulating all the way to the end of the season.

Actions speak louder than words (15)

WWE Universe - Have the dominant personality trait of a Superstar change via gameplay.

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  • Start a new or existing WWE Universe file.
  • Select My Universe and then Superstars.
  • Scroll down to John Cena and press the Y button to Edit.
  • Select Personality Traits.
  • Change the Disciplined/Aggressive stat to 80 Aggressive.
  • Accept all changes and return to the main My Universe screen.
  • Select Tonight's Show and choose Edit Show.
  • Highlight the first match of the show and press Right Bumper to Edit.
  • Pick Customize Match, One on One, Extreme Rules
  • Add John Cena as one of the Superstars and choose any opponent. Confirm and start the show.
  • Play the match and take the fight outside the ring.
  • Pick up a chair or weapon (Left Bumper) and use it to beat on the enemy for an extended time.
  • Finish by pinning for the win.

Future of the WWE (15)

WWE Universe - Cash in Money in the Bank at WrestleMania and win the Championship.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Start a new WWE Universe save.
  • Select Calendar and scroll all the way to the bottom to Wrestlemania.
  • Select Wrestlemania and then choose to simulate the matches leading up to it.
  • Start the show and then simulate all but the final match.
  • Start the match, and you'll be prompted to Cash in Money in the Bank. Choose Yes.
  • Playing as the wrestler who cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, perform a Signature or Finisher move to win the match.

Woman of the year (15)

WWE Universe - Win or defend the WWE Women's Championship at WrestleMania.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Start a new or existing WWE Universe file.
  • From the main My Universe menu, pick Championships and then Women Superstars. Note who has the Women's Championship belt.
  • Select Tonight's Show and Edit Show.
  • Press Right Bumper on the first match to Edit and Customize Match.
  • Select One on One and the rules type of your choice.
  • Add the Women's Championship belt holder and Carmella or Summer Rae as her opponent.
  • Before pressing Menu/Start to Accept, press the Y button for Match Options.
  • Select Title Match and Women's Championship. Accept all changes and start the show.
  • Play the title match you just set up as the Women's Championship belt holder. Win for the Achievement.

Control freak (15)

WWE Universe - Play and complete each match on a show's match-card.

Start a new or existing WWE Universe file. Main Event only consists of three matches, so it's perfect for this Achievement.

If the current show is not Main Event, select Calendar and choose to simulate to the next Main Event (which takes place every Tuesday). Start the show and play all three of its matches in one session. Don't exit and come back, or else you'll have to start over.

###Phenom vs. Scorpion (30) - Secret

WWE Universe - Win a WrestleMania match between Undertaker and Sting. (Single play)

  • Start a new or existing WWE Universe file.
  • Select Calendar and scroll all the way to the bottom to Wrestlemania.
  • Select Wrestlemania and then choose to simulate the matches leading up to it.
  • Select Tonight's Show and Edit Show.
  • Press Right Bumper on the final match to Edit.
  • Add Undertaker and Sting to the final match.
  • Start the show and then simulate all but that last match.
  • Win as Undertaker.

Single Play

Single Play refers to one on one matches. Initiate them from the Play section of the main menu, though some can be done in other modes as well.

Unknown veteran (30)

Win 10 times using a custom Superstar. (Single play)

This is technically a Single play Achievement, but you can get it without even trying in MyCAREER mode. Just win ten matches in MyCAREER, and it'll pop.

Show-Off (15)

Perform a Crowd or Opponent taunt. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

You'll get this very early on. Just press left or right on the D-Pad to perform one of the taunts.

Playing dirty (15)

Win a match via dirty pin. (Single play)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

Dirty pins can only be performed by Superstars with the Dirty Pin skill. They can only be used twice per match, and you must have a Finisher to use one.

Play One on One as Seth Rollins against Bo Dallas. Beat the enemy until most of his body is red. Use various moves to knock the target into position, face up and close to the ropes. This can take numerous tries.

If your opponent is downed in the right position, you'll see a Dirty Pin prompt while standing near him. Hold the B button to perform the dirty pin. There's a chance the enemy could break out or the referee could break up the pin. If you use both dirty pin attempts unsuccessfully, just restart the match and try again.

Gentleman in the ring (15)

Push opponent into the ropes during chain wrestling to perform a clean break. (Single play)

Start a one on one match with Finn Balor and Neville. At the beginning of the match, press the A button without hitting a direction on either stick to start chain wrestling. If it performs a regular grab instead of chain wrestling, press Left Bumper to cancel and then try again.

Once chain wrestling starts, press the X button to push the opponent into the ropes. Don't press anything else after that – let the enemy make a clean break. Chain wrestling can only happen at the start of a match, so if it stops letting you initiate the chain wrestle, restart the match.

Now that's hardcore! (15)

Hit an opponent with a foreign object or put them through a table. (Single play)

See 'Tragic Commentators.' We're going for three Achievements in one attempt.

Oh! My! (15)

Put your opponent through the announce table via OMG! moment. (Single play/Exhibition)

See 'Tragic Commentators.'

Tragic commentators (15)

Destroy 2 announce tables within a single match. (Single play)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Set up a One on One match with Extreme Rules. On the character select screen, press the Y button to select WWE Battleground as the arena.
  • Choose to play as Brock Lesnar against Bo Dallas and start the match.
  • While your opponent is downed, head outside of the ring to the commentator tables on the right.
  • Press Left Bumper next to each table to clear it off. You want to completely clear a table in one go, as you won't be able to clear it anymore if interrupted by the opponent.
  • Beat on the opponent until two or more of his body parts are damaged. Make sure you have at least one Finisher ready per table.
  • Get him near the desired table and press the A button without touching a stick to grab him.
  • Quickly hold Left and Right Trigger simultaneously and use the Left Stick to push the target into the table.
  • If you have a Finisher ready, you should have a brief window during which the prompt for an OMG Moment pops up. Press Right Bumper and the Y button simultaneously to slam your foe into the table.
  • Repeat for the second table. Restart if you fail to clear either table.

Over the ropes you go! (15)

Eliminate 12 opponents with the same Superstar in a single Royal Rumble match. (Single play)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

The object of Royal Rumble is to throw all other opponents out of the ring without being thrown out yourself. If you're thrown out, you'll need to restart the match. We can stack the odds a bit to make things easier.

  • Set up a 20-Man Royal Rumble.
  • Choose to play as a highly-rated wrestler such as Brock Lesnar.
  • On the character select screen, press the Y button and Change Participants.
  • Disable anyone with ratings of 75 or higher and Accept.
  • Select the lowest rated wrestlers as your opponents: Aiden English, Blake, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Darren Young, Diego, Fandango, Fernando, Goldust, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, Konnor, Luke, Murphy, R-Truth, Simon Gotch, Sin Cara, Tyler Breeze, Viktor, and Zack Ryder.

Tips for winning the Royal Rumble:

  • Set up opponents to be knocked out of the ring by getting them close to the ropes and then performing strong blows by holding the X button.
  • While near the ropes, you can also set up opponents with Irish Whips by pressing the B button and pointing the Left Stick towards the rope.
  • Once your opponent is hanging off the ropes, engage in the minigame by pressing the correct buttons just as the prompts pop up. Do this quickly and accurately enough and you'll throw the opponent out.
  • When another opponent has an enemy on the ropes, join in by approaching and performing a strong blow on the roped foe. The minigame should start.
  • If you have Finishers stored up, you can press the Y button to immediately throw someone out who is on the ropes. However, you might want to save your Finishers to use as instant escapes when you get put into the ropes yourself.
  • Try not to allow more than one enemy to target you at a time. If this happens, run away and put other wrestlers in between you.

Tap! Tap! Tap! (15)

Make an opponent tap out with a submission that is not a Finisher or Signature move. (Single Play)

The submission minigame is one of the hardest things in the game for many people. If you struggle too much with the default minigame, you can change to the button mashing version by going into Gameplay under Options and changing Submission Mini-Game from Right Stick to buttons.

  • Set up a One on One match with Extreme Rules.
  • Play as Brock Lesnar against Bo Dallas.
  • Weaken the opponent with weapons until two or more of his parts are red. If you can weaken all of his parts, even better.
  • While the foe is downed, press and hold the A button without touching the Left Stick. This will initiate a submission.

There's no easy way to win a submission. If using the default minigame, try to catch the enemy's paddle for a moment and then reverse direction to catch it when it moves. If playing the button minigame, holding the controller on a flat surface and rapidly and accurately jamming on the buttons is key. Should you own a controller or accessory with a turbo feature, that would make the button version a cinch.

This match won't end! (15)

Successfully perform a major reversal. (Single play)

See 'Three-Way stop.'

Three-Way stop (15)

Perform 3 major reversals in a Single Match. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

Major reversals prompts have an orange circle around them. Only certain moves create major reversal opportunities. These are often preceded by green reversal opportunities, requiring you to succeed at both the green and orange reversals to escape. But some moves only create the orange opportunity. Orange is what counts towards 'Three-way Stop' and 'This match won't end,' anyway.

  • From the main menu, select Gameplay under Options. Turn the Reversal Limit Off.
  • Set up a One on One Table match. Play as Brock Lesnar against Rusev.
  • Draw the match out, trying to lure Rusev into grapple attacks and finishers. If he starts punching on you, escape and back away a bit.
  • If Rusev sets up the table, grab it and drop or throw it out (Left Stick plus Left Trigger) to prevent him from initiating the table minigame. Keep his mind on grapples!
  • Watch very closely for major reversal chances, and hopefully you can pull three of them off before too long. It took me 10-15 minutes in one match to get it.

Lightning reflexes (15) - Secret

Reverse a curb stomp with the RKO catch Finisher.

You can do this in single-player, but it's so much easier with two controllers. You don't need two actual people; I did it by myself.

  • Start a One on One match with one player as Randy Orton and the other as Seth Rollins.
  • Play until both Superstars have a Finisher ready. If needed, press D-Pad down to make sure the Finisher is selected and not a Signature move.
  • Knock Randy Orton down so that he's lying on the mat face-up. Use Right Stick left or right to turn him over if he's on his back.
  • With Seth Rollins, press the Left Stick towards the opponent and press the Y button to perform the curb stomp.
  • As Randy Orton, keep hitting the Y Button to reverse the curb stomp with the RKO catch Finisher.

Ladder Bridge Powerbomb (15)

Powerbomb an opponent through a bridged ladder. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Set up a One on One Ladder match , pressing Y on the character select screen to select the WCW Bash at the Beach arena.
  • Play as Kevin Owens against Bo Dallas. Charge up at least one Finisher.
  • Head outside the ring and stand near the top or bottom middle of the apron.
  • You should see a prompt to hit Left Bumper and Right Bumper. Do this to set up a ladder bridge, holding Right Bumper before you hit Left Bumper.
  • Irish whip your opponent into the bridge by pressing Left Stick towards the ladder and the B button. He should lean face-forward on the bridge.
  • If you have a Finisher ready, you should see the OMG Move prompt. Hit Right Bumper and Y button to Powerbomb him through the ladder.

Take it Backstage (15)

Finish a match backstage. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

  • Start a One on One Backstage Brawl match.
  • Weaken the opponent until one or more of his body parts are red.
  • Perform a Finisher to win the match.

Nice try! (15)

Successfully fend off an interfering Superstar during a victory brawl. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

With the default options, you might randomly get attacked during the victory portion of a match. But you can hurry this along a little.

  • Head to Game Balancing under Options.
  • Turn Post-Match Run-in all the way up.
  • Just play other matches as normal (perhaps focusing on MyCAREER progress) and you'll eventually be attacked by a new opponent at the end of a match.
  • Win the run-in by performing a Signature or Finishing move before the attacker can do the same to you.

Title shot (15)

Attack your opponent using the Championship Title. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Set up a One on One match with any rules and any two Superstars.
  • After selecting both characters but before leaving the character select screen, press the Y button for Match Options.
  • Choose Title Match and then any available title. Confirm and start the match.
  • Win the match and press A during the victory celebration, hit the A button for a Break Out.
  • Pick the title belt off the ground (Left Bumper) and hit the opponent with it.

Vampire night (15)

Complete an exhibition match at night time. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

  • Set up a One on One match with any rules.
  • On the character select screen, hit the Y Button and change the arena to Wrestlemania 31.
  • Select Night when prompted.
  • Play the match as normal.

Giant spear (15) - Secret

Execute a Big E Spear. (Single play)

  • Start a one on one match, choosing to play as Big E against Bo Dallas.
  • Build momentum until you have at least one Finisher ready.
  • Press the A button without touching a stick to grab your target.
  • Quickly hold Left and Right Trigger simultaneously and use the Left Stick to push the target into the ropes.
  • You should see the OMG Moment prompt. Hold Right Bumper and Y button together to perform the Big E Spear.

Lesnar Conquer (15)

Perform Suplex city with Brock Lesnar and win that match. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

Play any one on one match with Brock Lesnar, choosing Paul Heyman as his manager. I tried without the manager, and it didn't unlock. Combine this with 'Suplex City' to save time.

Suplex City is a Signature move. Use left D-Pad taunts to gain momentum faster. If you get too much Momentum and earn a Finisher, tap down on the D-Pad to switch back to Signatures.

Once you have a Signature move ready, use the Irish Whip (Left Stick plus B button) to throw your foe towards the ropes. When he comes back towards you, hit the Y button for the Signature. Lesnar will deliver three suplexes in a row. Win the match, and you'll get the Achievement.

Suplex City (30) - Secret

With Lesnar, 'German Suplex 4' or 'Back Suplex 2' 10 times in a single match. (Single play)

Play any one-on-one match as Brock Lesnar. Combine this with 'Lesnar Conquer' to save time.

The moves you'll need:

  • German Suplex 4: From behind the opponent, hold right on the Left Stick and press the A button (grapple).
  • Back Suplex 2: From behind the opponent, hold up on the Left Stick and hold the A button (grapple).
  • Turn opponent around: Tap left or right on the Right Stick.

Just stun the enemy with punches, turn him around, and perform the required suplexes over and over until the Achievement pops.

Can't hunt the Beast! (15) - Secret

Successfully perform 200 reversals with Brock Lesnar. (PLAY mode against A.I.)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

Reversals are performed by hitting Right Trigger when the reversal prompt appears above your wrestler's head. Each successful reversal consumes one yellow reversal bar; they recharge over time.

  • Turn the Reversal Limit Off under Gameplay Settings.
  • Set up a One on One match with any rules.
  • Play as Brock Lesnar against a strong opponent like Roman Reins.
  • Stand horizontally towards the opponent and a few feet away so that you can easily see his attacks coming.
  • Do nothing but reversals. Whenever your reversals knock him down, press up on the Right Stick to stand him back up.

If you want to play as Brock Lesnar online, you can also perform reversals against the practice AI opponent while the game looks for opponents.

Progress towards this Achievement can be tracked by snapping the Achievements app. Looking at the snapped app, reversals against online players count towards the Achievement!

Matchmaker (15)

Win in 20 match variations. (Single play)

The Play Menu offers eight basic game types. Each of these has several rule variations. For instance, there are 13 One on One variations. The actual wrestlers don't matter, just the combination of game and rule type.

Just work your way down the list, playing one of each variation until you complete 20 of them. Play as a different Superstar each time so that you progress towards 'Locker room rat' as well.

Progress towards this Achievement can be tracked by snapping the Achievements app.

Locker room rat (15)

Complete a match with 50 different Superstars. (Single play)

Simple enough – play as 50 different characters across matches and game modes. You'll want to work down the list alphabetically.

First, complete the 'Matchmaker' Achievement. After that, the fastest way to knock out matches is One on One Normal rules matches. Hop out of the ring immediately, and then either:

  • Beat on the opponent until the referee counts to eight or nine seconds, then run back in to win by count out.
  • Grab a weapon and immediately strike the opponent, ending the match by disqualification. This is a few seconds faster, but you'll earn less VC for it.
  • The total time to for each match should be approximately two minutes.

Progress towards this Achievement can be tracked by snapping the Achievements app.

Online

Bronze Age (15)

WWE Online - Earn a Bronze medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

Medals represent your online player level. There are four levels to go through. The starting color, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each online match you participate in awards Prestige Points (XP) that contribute towards your level. After filling the Prestige meter several times, you'll eventually reach the next medal color.

To check your medal color and progress towards filling the meter, select 2K Tonight or WWE Live from the main menu and then click in the Right Stick.

On a silver platter (30)

WWE Online - Earn a Silver medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)

See 'Bronze Age.'

Golden Boy (30)

WWE Online - Earn a Gold medal. (WWE Live, 2K Tonight)

See 'Bronze Age.'

Teamwork is fun (15)

Win a Team Up match.

Team Up is a 3-versus-3 team-based mode. The challenge here is assembling two full teams of players. Team Up does not provide matchmaking during the team building process, so you can't even look for a game without a team of three friends.

Once you've assembled a team, you also need a competing team to be matched against. Essentially, you must gather six friends to do this. TrueAchievements provides a boosting feature that can help recruit the necessary players.

Tonight is the night (15)

Win the main event in 2K Tonight.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

2K Tonight is WWE 2K17's primary online multiplayer mode. It consists of a series of matches - the number varied by show (day of the week). You must win each match type once in order to unlock the next33. 2K Tonight progress resets daily, so you'll need to work your way through all of the matches in a single day.

After you win a match type, choose Quit rather than Next match, or else you'll keep doing the same match rather than moving on to the type you just unlocked. Win the final match type and you'll get the Achievement.

The final latch might be a Ladder match, in which case you'll use Left Bumper to pick up, set down, and climb the ladder. Press up on the Right Stick to reach for the briefcase, and press Right Trigger during the minigame to get the ball into the hole. Repeat until you fill the green bars up and win.

You can win this naturally with skill and perseverance. But it's also possible to boost it if you and an online friend can consistently get into the same matches together (probably during slower times like late at night).

Creations

Keeping it together (15)

Create a new Group logo.

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • From the Creations section of the main menu, select Superstar.
  • Choose your wrestler's gender and then select Attire.
  • Select the Attire slot and Edit Attire.
  • Pick Clothing and Head, Upper Body, or Lower Body.
  • Add any piece of clothing and then choose Logos.
  • Select Group Logos and pick any image for the logo, such as a flag or an existing custom logo.

To create a custom logo for use as your group logo:

  • From the Community Creations section of the main menu, select Logo Manager.
  • Click in the Right Stick to generate a logo token.
  • Head to the WWE 2K17 Custom Logo Website and enter your logo token.
  • Upload your image to the website.
  • In the game's Logo Manager, press the X button to switch from Local to Incoming.
  • Download your logo.

This is my yard (15)

Create a show that uses a custom arena and an imported logo for its show logo.

  • Create a logo as described in 'Keeping it together' or download one from Community Creations. You can even download our logo – just set the category to Logos and search for Windows Central!
  • Download an arena from Community Creations, or create your own.
  • Now that you have a custom logo and arena, head to the Creations section of the main menu. Select Show and then New.
  • Select Arena and use Right Bumper to switch to Downloadable Content Arenas. Select your custom arena.
  • Right under Arena, pick the Show Logo box. Use Right Bumper to switch to Custom.
  • Select your custom logo, confirm everything, and you're done.

Fashion leader (15)

Use a custom Championship and win a match. (Single play)

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

  • Download a custom championship from Community Creations.
  • Set up a One on One match with any rules and any two Superstars.
  • After selecting both characters but before leaving the character select screen, press the Y button for Match Options.
  • Choose Title Match and then pick your custom championship. Confirm and start the match.
  • Win the match for the Achievement.

Ready to wrestle

WWE 2K17 Achievement Guide

WWE 2K17 might not include the traditional Showcase mode, but between MyCAREER, WWE Universe, and Single Play Achievements, players will still get dozens of hours out of the game. Trust me, I know!

With the largest roster yet, fighting in the crowd and backstage, interactive promos, and other refinements, WWE 2K17 recreates the WWE experience better than ever before. Give it a try and let us know how useful you find this guide!

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Special thanks to the great members at TrueAchievements for some of the strategies drawn upon in this guide.