Mortal Kombat 1 has just released a Halloween fatality and fans are not happy about its price tag.
Halloween falls right into Mortal Kombat’s forte, so the appearance of a spooky seasonal fatality should come as no surprise. The Halloween fatality in Mortal Kombat 1 was generally praised by fans as capturing the spirit of the holiday with its tongue-in-cheek nature. The fatality itself is about as well-made as other Mortal Kombat 1 fatalities, so the quality wasn’t the issue.
The real reason Mortal Kombat fans are furious is because of the fatality’s surprisingly high cost to acquire. The idea of a relatively small addition to the game carrying a price tag comparable
How much is the Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween Fatality?
The Halloween fatality costs 1,200 Dragon Krystals, or the equivalent of roughly $10 when bought from the in-game store.
For context, Dragon Krystals are the premium currency of the game. Obtaining them for free is laborious and doesn’t offer compelling rewards. Completing the story mode nets the player a measly 500 Dragon Crystals, less than half what is needed to get the Halloween fatality. Getting a character to level 30 nets the player a mere 200 Dragon Krystals. Maxing out one’s Profile Level to 100 gets the player 600 Dragon Krystals.
Getting this one seasonal fatality for free would require players to beat the story mode, max out their profile level, and master a character. Even if a new player was willing to try and do all this for one seasonal fatality, odds are will have exited the store that it will be out of the store by the time they can complete these tasks.
Players realized this and went to social media to share their displeasure regarding the microtransaction. This also came as Mortal Kombat 1’s player count actually got eclipsed by its predecessor, Mortal Kombat 11.
What is Mortal Kombat 1’s next DLC?
Omni-Man and Tremor are coming to Mortal Kombat 1 sometime in November 2023.
Once the spooky season ends, the era of Omni-Man and Tremor begins in November 2023. The fighter is included in Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack, which costs $39.99. Theoretically, for those who want to cherry-pick fighters, the price range could potentially be the same as Mortal Kombat 11’s pricing model, which was $6 per DLC character.
It’s easier for many players to stomach the cost of actual playable characters, compared to $10 for a fatality that will go out of season after a week. Given that it’s not a competitive item on a limited release, it is unlikely that Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios will back down from its decision. Players who are interested in the fatality ought to get it before it leaves.