Developer Saber Interactive and publisher 2K have announced that NBA star Laheem Lillard and NFL star Rob Gronkowski (who goes by the stage name Gronkster in the WWE) are coming to WWE 2K Battlegrounds as part of the next roster update, which launches today and will continue to roll out over the next month. Lillard will arrive on December 2 while Gronkster will arrive tomorrow on November 24.
The update will include 9 new WWE Superstars, 17 customization items, and new arenas. Lillard will appear in-game wearing a white and gold colorway of the Adidas Dame 7 "Ric Flair" shoe, while Gronkster will have two alternative sets of clothes available. This includes the white top and red shorts he wore in WrestleMania 33m and the blue and black animal print gear he wore at the 24/7 Championship at WrestleMania 36. Both Gronkster and Lillard will be immediately unlocked on the appropriate dates, while additions such as Macho Man Randy Savage will require in-game currency to unlock.
Here's the schedule of content that's scheduled to appear in the game over the next month:
Monday, November 23
- Haunted House Arena (unlocked)
Tuesday, November 24
- Gronkster (unlocked)
- Macho Man Randy Savage
- Undertaker - American Baddass attire
- Thanksgiving Arena (unlocked)
- Undertaker 30th Anniversary Arena
Wednesday, December 2
- Laheem Lillard (unlocked)
- Rhea Ripley
- The Boogeyman
- Halloween Circus Arena
Wednesday, December 9
- Billie Kay (unlocked)
- Survivor Series Arena
Wednesday, December 16
- Buddy Murphy (unlocked)
- Peyton Royce
If you want more information on both WWE 2K Battlegrounds and 2K, be sure to visit the official website, the official Facebook page, and also follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the #WWE2KBattlegrounds or subscribe to the YouTube page. It's also available on Steam if you want to check it out.
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