The stuck in demo mode issue in WWE 2K22 is one that, unfortunately, a lot of players seem to be encountering less than a day removed from its launch.
As reported by several players on the r/WWE2K22 Subreddit, the problem occurs upon loading into the game, restricting players to a limited version of the title that only includes the ability to play One on One matches with a limited Superstar roster and no custom options. Here's what you can do to fix the Stuck in Demo Mode error in WWE 2K22.
How to Fix the Demo Mode WWE 2K22 Glitch
According to 2K Support's entry on WWE 2K22's Stuck in Demo Mode issue, it "usually happens when the game is still downloading/installing or patching."
This is a case that isn't that surprising to see with recent 2K titles as they come with a feature that allows players to play a little bit of the game while they're still downloading.
As such, the first step 2K Support urges players to try is to make sure to check that the game is fully downloaded in their game library or store menu.
If it's ready and the issue persists, 2K Support then suggests players to try two more things on their own:
Ultimately, 2K recommends players not to play the game while it's still downloading as this seems to be a new issue for WWE 2K22.
Lastly, if all of these methods don't work, try to open a support ticket with 2K Support directly.
WWE 2K22 was officially released on March 11, 2022, for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via Steam).