Mortal Kombat 1 story DLC is coming, here’s what we know

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Ed Boon has just confirmed story mode DLC for Mortal Kombat 1 and some big surprises after its release.

Mortal Kombat 1 is nearing 3 million units sold since its release in September 2023 earlier this year. One of the greatest incentives to buy a Mortal Kombat game, especially after Mortal Kombat X, is the DLC that expands on Mortal Kombat 1’s roster and the story. While the concept of a “story mode” was effectively unheard of in most fighting games, it’s become one of Mortal Kombat’s greatest strengths.

Mortal Kombat 11 had the Aftermath DLC, which completely turned the game’s initial plot on its head, and paved the way for the soft reboot of Mortal Kombat 1. Given that time travel is still a plot element in Mortal Kombat 1, a similar shakeup may be coming. Ed Boon confirmed at Comic Con Experience Sao Paulo 2023 that fans will have their questions answered with an expansion DLC for Mortal Kombat 1.

What will the Mortal Kombat 1’s new story mode DLC be about?

The Mortal Kombat 1 story mode DLC will likely see Lord Havik become the main villain. This is heavily implied in the post-credits scene of Mortal Kombat 1’s story mode.

Havik was a surprise addition to the cast of Mortal Kombat 1 and hadn’t been a playable character since 2006’s Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. He has historically been an agent of Chaosrealm, so it would make perfect sense for him to bring back the chaos caused by warring timelines. However, this differs from how Havik was portrayed in the new timeline’s story. In the rebooted story of Mortal Kombat 1, Havik is a freedom fighter who wants to overthrow Orderrealm’s tyranny, by any means necessary.

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Lord Havik from Mortal Kombat 1.

Lord Havik is an alternate reality’s version of Havik who was introduced in a post-credits scene in Mortal Kombat 1. He seems to relish in blood-soaked battlefields, and was flanked by alternate reality versions of other characters. His implied goal is to bring together all the different timelines for eternal kombat.

Will Mortal Kombat 1 get an “Ultimate Edition”?

There’s no confirmation that Mortal Kombat 1 will get an Ultimate Edition. With the roadmap for Mortal Kombat 1’s DLC laid out, many fans are feeling the impact on their wallets. In that regard, bundles for the game that include all the DLC have been helpful. Mortal Kombat 11 had its Ultimate edition, while Mortal Kombat X had Mortal Kombat XL.

Currently, the closest people have to acquiring all the DLC is Mortal Kombat 1: Premium Edition, which includes all the DLC and Kameo fighters from Kombat Pack 1. If there’s a Kombat Pack 2 in the future, the Premium Edition likely won’t be covering it.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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