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What’s the difference between WWE 2K23 Standard, Cross-Gen, Deluxe and Icon Editions?

If you are purchasing WWE 2K23, then you will have multiple editions to choose from. You can take a look at this comparison guide to see what the differences are between the Standard, Cross-Gen, Deluxe and Icon Editions of this wrestling video game.

WWE 2K23 Standard vs. Cross-Gen vs. Deluxe vs. Icon Editions Comparison Chart

You can take a look at our comparison table for these four versions of the WWE 2K23 below:

WWE 2K23 Standard EditionWWE 2K23 Cross-Gen EditionWWE 2K23 Deluxe EditionWWE 2K23 Icon Edition
Cross-Buy EntitlementNoYesYesYes
Release Date3/16/233/16/233/13/233/13/23
Bad Bunny Bonus PackIncluded with Pre-OrderIncluded with Pre-OrderIncluded with Pre-OrderIncluded with Pre-Order
Season PassNot IncludedNot IncludedIncludedIncluded
Deluxe Edition ContentNot IncludedNot IncludedIncludedIncluded
Ruthless Aggression PackNot IncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedIncluded
Icon Edition ContentNot IncludedNot IncludedNot IncludedIncluded

Cross-Buy Entitlement

On the Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store, you will have the option between purchasing the Standard or Cross-Gen Editions of this software.

The standard version will only give you access to the last-generation version of the game, which is the Xbox One version on the Microsoft Store and PlayStation 4 version on the PlayStation Store.

If you buy the Cross-Gen Edition, Deluxe Edition or Icon Edition instead, then you will get both the last-generation and new-generation versions. Thus, you will receive the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S versions on the Microsoft Store or the PS4 and PS5 versions on the PlayStation Store.

Release Date

The WWE 2K23 Deluxe and Icon Editions come with a 3-day early access as both of these will be launching on March 13, 2023.

You need to wait a little bit later if you purchase the WWE 2K23 Standard or Cross-Gen Editions, as these are slated to be released on March 16, 2023.

Bad Bunny Bonus Pack

By pre-ordering any of the four editions, you will get the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which adds the popula musician as a playable character as well as coming with one Ruby Bad Bunny MyFACTION Card.

Season Pass Content

The Deluxe and Icon Editions also include the WWE 2K23 Season Pass, which features five upcoming DLC character bundles. You can find the release dates, as well as the included wrestlers, for each expansion below:

Steiner Row Pack (Release Date: April 19):

  • Scott Steiner
  • Rick Steiner
  • B-Fab (as a manager only)
  • Top Dolla
  • Ashante Adonis

Pretty Sweet Pack (Release Date: May 17):

  • Karl Anderson
  • Luke Gallows
  • Tiffany Stratton
  • Elton Prince
  • Kit Wilson

Race to NXT Pack (Release Date: June 14):

  • Harley Race
  • Ivy Nile
  • Wendy Choo
  • Tony D’Angelo
  • Trick Williams

Revel with Wyatt Pack (Release Date: July 19):

  • Bray Wyatt
  • Zeus
  • Valhalla
  • Joe Gacy
  • Blair Davenport

Bad News U Pack (Release Date: August 16):

  • Eve Torres
  • Wade Barrett
  • Damon Kemp
  • Andre Chase
  • Nathan Frazer

Deluxe Edition Content

Furthermore, you should also get the following content to go along with the Deluxe and Icon Editions:

  • MyRISE Mega-Boost
  • SuperCharger
  • 1x Ruby John Cena MyFACTION Evo Card
  • 1x Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card
  • 1x Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card
  • 1x Gold Edge MyFACTION Card
  • 3x Basic Premium Launch MyFACTION Packs

Ruthless Aggression Content

The WWE 2K23 Icon Edition is the only version to comes with the Ruthless Aggression, which includes four new playable characters and more. You can find the full list below:

  • Playable Prototype Cena Character
  • Playable Leviathan Batista Character
  • Playable Throwback Randy Orton Character
  • Playable Throwback Brock Lesnar Character
  • WrestleMania 22 Arena
  • John Cena Legacy Championship Belt
  • 1x Prototype Cena MyFACTION Card

Icon Edition Content

Moreover, the Icon Edition will also include one Emerald Paul Heyman Manager MyFACTION Card as well as three Deluxe Premium Launch MyFACTION Packs.


WWE 2K23 Standard Edition is the cheapest one available as you will get the PS4 version on the PlayStation Store, Xbox One version on the Microsoft Store or the PC version if you are buying this wrestling game for your gaming computer.

If you want both the PS4 and PS5 versions, or Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X versions, then you need to get the Cross-Gen Edition, Deluxe Edition or Icon Edition.

The WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition comes with the Season Pass, which includes five upcoming DLC character packs to go along with the MyRISE Mega-Boost, SuperCharger, MyFACTION Cards and MyFACTION Packs.

The WWE 2K23 Icon Edition comes with everything included with the Deluxe Edition. Morover, you will get the Ruthless Aggression DLC Pack as well additional MyFACTION Cards and MyFACTION Packs.

So, if you want to have the most playable characters and other content, then we recommend going with the Icon Edition as you should be able to save some cash when compared to buying all of the individual DLC separately.