- Mortal Kombat 1’s post-launch DLC has helped retain a healthy player count, despite criticisms of the game’s lack of offline modes and microtransactions.
- The leaked DLC roster for Mortal Kombat 1 is exciting, with potential additions from Mortal Kombat’s history and the world of pop culture.
- While some leaked DLC characters may not come to fruition, franchise staples are more likely to be included in Mortal Kombat 1’s roster.
It’s been about five months since Mortal Kombat 1 first hit store shelves, and its reception has remained fairly positive. While many in the fighting game community have criticized Mortal Kombat 1‘s lack of offline modes, its rather greedy microtransactions, and its myriad of technical issues, the game has still managed to retain a fairly healthy player count, and a big contributing factor in that is Mortal Kombat 1‘s post-launch DLC.
Opting for a seasonal approach, Mortal Kombat 1 receives new content every few months, with players getting new Invasions content and cosmetic drops for free. These seasons also usually coincide with the release of a paid DLC fighter, and Mortal Kombat 1‘s have, mostly, gone down a treat. Both Omni-Man and Quan Chi have been excellent additions to the roster, and with Peacemaker landing in just a few weeks, the future looks bright for Mortal Kombat 1, and that’s not even mentioning the game’s promising leaked DLC roster.
Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack Release Schedule (All MK1 DLC Characters)
The Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack grants access to 11 DLC characters, but the release dates for these MK1 kombatants are all a little different.
Every Leaked Mortal Kombat 1 Character Still Not in The Game
Every Leaked Mortal Kombat 1 DLC Character So Far
- Kung Jin
- Cassie Cage
- Noob Saibot
- Kotal Kahn/Conan the Barbarian/He-Man
- Harley Quinn
- Hsu Hao
- Bo’ Rai Cho
At just a glance, this Mortal Kombat 1 leaked DLC roster is incredibly exciting. This list is filled with huge names, both from Mortal Kombat‘s own storied history and from the wider world of pop culture. In terms of franchise staples, both Cyrax and Noob Saibot could allegedly come to Mortal Kombat 1, along with Kano, Sareena and Cassie Cage.
Though some of these characters have already been represented in MK1 as Kameo Fighters, there’s more than enough room on the roster for a full spot. And then there are the crossover characters, with long-rumored fighters like Doomslayer and Ghostface potentially coming to the game. If Mortal Kombat 1‘s Kombat Pack 1 has proven anything, it’s that any crossover could be on the table.
The Chances of These Mortal Kombat 1 DLC Leaks Coming True
But while Mortal Kombat 1‘s first Kombat Pack proved that anything is possible, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of Mortal Kombat 1‘s leaks are going to come to fruition. When discussing the likelihood of these leaks coming true, it’s incredibly important to note that all of these potential Mortal Kombat 1 DLC fighters were leaked months ago.
The vast majority of these leaks came from a major datamine following the game’s launch in September 2023, mostly by Twitter user Thethiny. Some of these leaks came long before Mortal Kombat 1 had even been released, with Harley Quinn and Doomslayer being leaked back in June 2023, and rumors surrounding Conan or He-Man’s potential DLC involvement coming in May 2023.
There have been no substantial new Mortal Kombat 1 DLC fighter leaks since about September 2023, and while this doesn’t necessarily mean that these leaks won’t come true, it does give them a little less credence, as a lot can change during a game’s development, and just following it. Another important point of note is that while datamines can often have a sizable grain of truth to them, the Mortal Kombat 1 leak is a tad tenuous in spots.
From the list above, it can be seen that Kotal Kahn, He-Man, and Conan the Barbarian are all linked together, and there’s a reason for that. Currently, fans don’t really know who this DLC character could be, with the datamine just uncovering a few vague voicelines that simply refer to a “burly man with a broadsword,” and fans essentially guessing from there. Ghostface is in a similar boat, with the datamined voicelines simply referring to a man in a cloak with a mask and a knife.
While Ghostface, Conan, and, to a lesser extent, He-Man would all make sense in Mortal Kombat 1‘s new universe, these leaks should be taken with a pretty big pinch of salt. That’s especially true for the leaks surrounding Harley Quinn, Doomslayer, and Deathstroke, as those came out long before Mortal Kombat 1 even released, and fans have heard virtually nothing about them since. What’s a little more believable is that franchise staples will be heading to MK1‘s roster, with all but Noob Saibot making a direct appearance or being referenced by name during the game’s story.
Mortal Kombat 1
- September 19, 2023
- Warner Bros. Games
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
- How Long To Beat
- 7 Hours
- PS Plus Availability