While most of us haven’t thought about Y2K bugs for twenty years now, 2K saw in the new year with a game-crashing bug that saw WWE 2K20 players kicked from their games when the clocks struck 12am on New Year’s Eve/Day.
As reported by Kotaku, players turned to social media and Reddit to vent that when the new year arrived, so did a curious bug that not only crashed the game, but also prevented players from logging back in, too.
While 2K sought to resolve the issue, players found that adjusting their console’s date/time to a prior date in 2019 enabled them to log back into the game. 2K was able to address the problem within a few hours, and applied a hotfix that resolved the bug when players restarted the game, although some are now reporting their data was wiped/corrupted whilst the game was offline, while others maintain they still can’t log in.
“This issue has been resolved,” the official 2K Twitter account reported at 7pm UK time on New Year’s Day. “Please make sure to restart your #WWE2K20 game to automatically download the fix. If you continue experiencing issues, please open a support ticket. Thank you again for your patience!”
In related 2K news, Borderlands 3 became the fastest-selling game in 2K history, shifting more than five million units in its opening five days.
Along with claims the latest Borderlands game has achieved “multiple record-setting milestones”, 2K says within its first five days, 50 per cent more consumers had purchased Borderlands 3 when compared with Borderlands 2, making it the “fastest-selling [game] in 2K’s history, as well as the highest-selling title for the label on PC in a five-day window”.
In a series of tweets over the launch weekend, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed the PC launch has seen twice as many players hop onto the looter-shooter despite backlash from fans that saw Borderlands 2 reviewed bombed on Steam when 2K announced the partnership with Epic.