Frequently Asked Questions About Mortal Kombat 1

With Mortal Kombat 1‘s release, people naturally have questions about the game and what they can expect from it. Because of that, it’s good to reference a frequently asked questions (FAQs) guide to help you get those answers quickly in one place.


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As you go through the questions, you can learn more about the game, what you can expect from the various editions, and other points that you’ll naturally wonder about. Our answers will also allow you to check some details before you buy it. With that in mind, feel free to go through any of these points to get the information you need.


What Are The Differences Between The Mortal Kombat 1 Editions?

Shang Tsung standing with multiple villains in Mortal Kombat 1.

You have three different versions of Mortal Kombat 1 you can purchase from the website: Standard, Premium, and Kollector’s.

  • The Standard Edition: This costs $69.99 USD and only comes with the base game.
  • The Premium Version: This version is $109.99 USD and comes with the base game, but it also comes with the Kombat Pack, which includes six DLC characters and five Kameo Fighters. You also get to play the DLC characters a week early, the Jean-Claude Van Damme alternate costume for Johnny Cage, and 1250 Dragon Krystals.

The Kombat pack on its own costs $39.99 USD, and will include Omni-Man, Peacemaker, Homelander, Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takeda. The Kameo Fighters are Tremor, Mavado, Johnny Cage, Ferra, and Khameleon.

  • The Kollector’s Edition: This costs $249.99 USD and includes everything the Premium Version has, except you get 2700 Dragon Krystals instead. You also get a glow-in-the-dark Liu Kang statue, three art prints, a steel case, and an in-game Liu Kang alternate palette. However, it’s only available for Xbox Series X and S and PS5.

With that in mind, if you intend to get all the DLC characters, purchase the Premium Version, since you’ll get the most value out of the purchase. Go with the Kollector’s Edition if you want all the extra physical collectibles.

Both the standard and premium editions are available physically or digitally.

Are There Differences Between The Platforms?

Sindel launching a projectile while Reptile prepares one in Mortal Kombat 1.

You can purchase Mortal Kombat 1 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series S and X, and Nintendo Switch. They’re all the same regarding content, though the Nintendo Switch is considerably weaker regarding graphics due to the machine’s specs, so be warned.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X and S versions hold up considerably well and run smoothly. If you have a powerful PC, it’s the best way to play the game.

Does Mortal Kombat 1 Have Cross-Play?

The character select screen with Ashrah highlighted in Mortal Kombat 1.

No, Mortal Kombat 1 doesn’t have cross-play. It could change with an update in the future, though there hasn’t been an official announcement.

Why Is It Called Mortal Kombat 1 And Not Mortal Kombat 12?

Multiple realms with different portals and glowing lights in Mortal Kombat 1.

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What Game Modes Are In Mortal Kombat 1?

Sindel traveling through Cage's Mansion preparing to fight against Kitana in Mortal Kombat 1.

When you go to the Main Menu, you’ll come across multiple sections that lead to various game modes for you to enjoy: Kampaign, Versus, Kustomize, Learn, and Extras.

  • Kampaign allows you to go to the Story Mode, Invasions, and Towers.
    • Story Mode shows you the events of the game and lets you unlock gear.
    • For Invasions, you travel across different maps while leveling your characters, gaining equipment, and going through various challenges.
    • Towers is the equivalent of an Arcade Mode, and you unlock your character’s ending upon finishing them.
  • Versus allows you to fight against computers or locally, go online, or fight someone with tournament settings. For online play, you can enter the ranked Kombat League, enjoy Kasual matches with people, or create a private room to play with friends.
  • In the Kustomize section, you can change how your characters and Kameo Fighters look as you unlock equipment.
  • Learn offers you a Practice mode to learn characters, a Tutorial to discuss the game’s mechanics, and Fatalities mode, which teaches you how to perform each character’s Fatalities.
  • As for Extras, you can visit the Shrine and use your Koins to unlock various in-game items and other rewards. Kollection lets you look at the character and environment art, music, and movies you unlocked.

How Do I Access The Jean-Claude Van Damme Skin And Shang Tsung?

The Jean-Claude Van Damme skin and its various Palettes in Mortal Kombat 1.

If you want to use the Jean-Claude Van Damme skin, you need to go to the Kustomize menu and choose Fighters. You’ll pick Johnny Cage, then pick Palettes.

You’ll see a skin without glasses or a shirt and bandages on the arms labeled JCVD. Select it, and equip the palette color you want. You can also label them as favorite items to have them randomly selected when you pick Randomized Favorites.

If you have access to Shang Tsung, he’ll appear in all the standard game modes, such as Tower, Invasion, Versus, and more. He’s located in the bottom-left corner of the character select screen.

Can I Get The JCVD Skin And Shang Tsung Even If I Didn’t Pre-order The Game?

The character select screen with Shang Tsung and Kung Lao selected in Mortal Kombat 1.

The Jean-Claude Van Damme skin wasn’t a pre-order bonus, so you gain access to it by purchasing the Premium or Kollector’s Edition, so go with those if you really want the skin. It comes with custom voice lines from the actor himself.

As for Shang Tsung, he was a pre-order bonus, but isn’t locked away forever. You can pay $7.99 USD to get the character, and he’s available on day one.

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What Accessibility Features Does Mortal Kombat 1 Offer, And How Do I Access Them?

the Settings menu options for Accessibility, including Screen Reader, Color Blindness, and more in Mortal Kombat 1.

The accessibility features in Mortal Kombat 1 are split into various categories: Visual, Communication, Audio Mix, Audio Effects, Extra Audio Feedback, and Gameplay Assistance.

In Visual, you can access Screen Reader, which reads all the text on screen, so you don’t have to read it, and it comes with a volume level.The game also has Screen Reader active when you turn on the game for the first time. It’ll give you the option to keep it active or to turn it off, ensuring people who need it won’t face any issues when they first turn on the game.

You can also add Descriptive Audio, which adds subtitles describing what’s happening in Story Mode.

You can also choose between three colorblind options: Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia, along with one to ten for color blindness intensity.

Next, you have Communication, which includes Speech to Text. This means if someone talks with you through voice chat, you can transcribe it to text. It includes Keyboard to Speech, which lets you type out your messages to others.

The Primary Audio Mix allows you to adjust the sound effects for each individual sound type. Detailed Audio Mix applies to game-related sound effects to help you hear them. This includes Hit/Block noises, special moves, the HUB, and more.

This then goes to Extra Audio Feedback, which lets you add sound cues for different visuals on screen. These noises include Health Bars, when people duck, how far you are from the enemy, and more. Finally, you can turn on or off the Test Your Might segments in Story Mode.

In short, there are plenty of options to help people who suffer from hearing or vision impairment. The Accessibility Features are all in the Settings menu on the Main Menu. Select it, scroll down to Accessibility, and you can adjust them accordingly.

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