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As we inch closer to the launch of “WWE 2K18,” 2K continues to release new information about the game.

In the video above, you can check out the all-new Road to Glory mode, in which you take your created MyPLAYER character and compete online against other players to rank up and earn spots on virtual pay-per-views. It looks like a cool addition to the standard MyCAREER mode and could be the series’ answer to The Neighborhood found in “NBA 2K18.”

2K also offered a look at what players can expect in Universe Mode this year. In a new developer diary blog post on the game’s official website, designer Cristo Kyriazis talks about the big additions to the mode, including an overhaul of the rivalry mechanic, a more flexible event scheduling system and the introduction of Power Rankings. If, like myself, you enjoy spending hours booking your own custom WWE from within Universe Mode, there are some nuggets mentioned here to get genuinely excited about.

Thankfully we won’t have to wait much longer to experience “WWE 2K18” for ourselves. The game launches Oct. 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Xbox and PS4 players who purchase the deluxe addition get access to the game four days early, Oct. 13.