WWE 2K24 DLC guide to downloading CM Punk, Pat McAfee and Michelle McCool

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CM Punk tops the WWE 2K24 DLC release schedule – and is now mere weeks away from arriving in-game. This year's most wanted superstar hits WWE 2K24 on May 15, as part of the ECW Punk Pack. There's plenty more to come too, with five packs in total scheduled across 2024. Punk is joined by Michelle McCool, Pat McAfee, Lyra Valkyria and more than 20 other playable characters. See them all in GR’s comprehensive WWE 2K24 DLC guide.

How do I get the WWE 2K24 DLC characters?

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There are two ways, both of which are fairly simple. You can either buy the Season Pass, or you can purchase individual packs. The price of these are still TBC, but a quick glance at our WWE 2K23 DLC guide will tell you individual packs cost £8.99/$9.99 last year, while the full Season Pass cost £32.99/$39.99. Expect a similar pricing strategy this year.

The bonus of the Season Pass is that, along with the DLC, you get the MyRise Mega-Boost pack, which features an additional 200 Attribute Points, and traditional SuperCharger – which unlocks all base game legends and additional arenas, without you having to grind to earn them. Wondering how it plays before buying? Then have a read of our WWE 2K24 preview.

Who are the WWE 2K24 DLC legends?

There’s a big focus on old school superstars in the WWE 2K24 DLC offering. 14 playable old-school additions are on their way, and the first four land as part of the ECW Punk Pack on May 15. They are Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley – AKA the Dudley Boyz – along with Terry Funk and Sandman. The latter is an especially cool inclusion, as his last appearance was in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008.

June 26’s Post Malone & Friends Pack adds another four playable legends, in the Honky Tonky Man, Sensational Sherri, and Headbangers Mosh and Thrasher. They’re joined by famed 1980s manager Jimmy Hart. Michelle McCool then gatecrashes the squared circle as part of the Global Superstars Pack on September 30.

A two-month break follows before the last batch of legends drops. They are Diamond Dallas Page, Iron Sheik, Mr Perfect, Great Muta, and Lex Luger. Together, that quintet form the WCW Pack, and it’s out on November 13. Japanese wrestling icon Great Muta in a WWE game? Oh yes. It’s happening, and it’s a big deal. 

What about the WWE 2K24 DLC Raw and Smackdown wrestlers?

The contemporary element of the WWE 2K24 Season Pass has been handled somewhat controversially. Let’s start with the good news: CM Punk is on his way, and fairly soon, as the first of six current-era stars. You can grab him as part of the ECW Punk Pack on May 15, and it means that he’s in WWE 2K24 and on the AEW Fight Forever roster.

Things get more curious after that. The list of additional Raw and Smackdown stars being added as DLC is a formidable one: in addition to Punk, we’re getting Jade Cargill, Nia Jax, Carlito, Kairi Sane and Dragon Lee. But you’re forced to wait until September 20’s Global Superstars Pack to play as them. That’s caused some serious debate among the community, and understandably so. But they are, at least, coming.

Is there any WWE 2K24 NXT DLC?

Look away now, NXT fans. After an impressive selection of 12 up-and-comers last year such as Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams, this time around we’re getting… one. No, really.

Reigning NXT Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria lands as part of the Global Superstars Pack on September 20, and that’s your lot in so far as NXT is concerned. It’s an astonishing decision. Especially as Valkyria won that title in October 2023, and really should have been on the main WWE 2K24 roster.

Who are the WWE 2K24 DLC celebrity inclusions?

Two intriguing celebrities do at least fortify the WWE 2K4 DLC roster. There’s a series debut for Post Malone as part of the Post Malone & Friends Pack, after the rapper curated this year’s soundtrack. Former NFL punter, and WWE favourite, Pat McAfee then drops into the fray on July 24. 

The one-time Indianapolis Colts man forms part of the Pat McAfee pack, which also delivers AJ Hawk, Boston Connor, Darius Butler, and Ty Schmitt. McAfee has been on fan ‘most wanted’ lists for the last two years, but seeing his buddies added to the game when we could have had Lash Legend or Lexis King from NXT is a huge gamble. Again, this feels like a mis-step.

Where can I see the full WWE 2K24 DLC release schedule?

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Here we go. All five WWE 2K24 DLC Season Pass packs, along with their release dates, are listed below in chronological order. Content and dates are subject to change.

WWE 2K24 DLC ECW Punk Pack (May 15)

  • Bubba Ray Dudley (Dudley Boyz) 
  • CM Punk
  • D-Von Dudley (Dudley Boyz)
  • Sandman
  • Terry Funk 

WWE 2K24 DLC Post Malone & Friends Pack (June 26)

  • Honky Tonk Man
  • Mosh (Headbangers)
  • Post Malone
  • Sensational Sherri
  • Thrasher (Headbangers)
  • Jimmy Hart (manager)

WWE 2K24 DLC Pat McAfee Pack (July 24)

  • AJ Hawk
  • Boston Connor
  • Darius Butler
  • Pat McAfee
  • Ty Schmitt

WWE 2K24 DLC Global Superstars Pack (September 20)

  • Carlito
  • Dragon Lee
  • Jade Cargill
  • Kairi Sane
  • Lyra Valkyria
  • Michelle McCool
  • Nia Jax

WWE 2K24 WCW Pack (November 13)

  • Diamond Dallas Page
  • Great Muta
  • Iron Sheik
  • Lex Luger
  • Mr Perfect
Ben Wilson

I'm GamesRadar's sports editor, and obsessed with NFL, WWE, MLB, AEW, and occasionally things that don't have a three-letter acronym – such as Chvrches, Bill Bryson, and Streets Of Rage 4. (All the Streets Of Rage games, actually.) Even after three decades I still have a soft spot for Euro Boss on the Amstrad CPC 464+.