NetherRealm Studios’ latest Mortal Kombat 1 update is finally here and there’s a lot to look forward to with Omni-Man finally joining the roster. As popular as this new character is, though, quite a few players still have a sour taste in their mouth after picking up the rather expensive Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween Fatality recently. If you’re one of those players, we have some good news for you: MK1 is giving you two new fatalities for free as an apology (of sorts).
Mortal Kombat 1 is one of the best fighting games available right now and easily one of several new Xbox games and new PS5 games worth checking out when you get the chance. However, the game’s microtransactions and the value of cosmetics has been something of a sore spot for players in recent weeks; with some skins costing the same as entire new Mortal Kombat 1 characters, it’s easy to see why.
The latest misstep for NetherRealm Studios, though, was a big one. On top of a rather poor offering when it came to the Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween event (or lack of a Halloween event, more accurately), the recently-released Halloween Fatality was priced at 1,200 Dragon Krystals – which is around $10 in real money. With Shang Tsung costing $7.99, it’s safe to say players were frustrated to see something like a fatality priced even higher.
This is the fatality in question; it’s funny, but worth $10? We’re not so sure.
However, if you did spend $10 or 1,200 Dragon Krystals on this spooky addition to the selection Mortal Kombat 1 Fatalities available, you’re in luck. NetherRealm Studios knows it’s annoyed you, and it’s making amends.
As you can see below, accompanying the announcement that a new Seasonal Fatalities bundle featuring three new fatalities is on the way (a Halloween one, a Thanksgiving one, and a Winter one), NetherRealm Studios is giving everyone who paid for the Halloween Fatality the rest of the bundle at “no extra cost”.
This is, of course, great news for anyone who paid for the Halloween Fatality already, but does raise an interesting question: how much is the Seasonal Fatality bundle going to cost?
While some think it’s still going to be priced at around $30, based on the price of the Halloween Fatality, this decision from NetherRealm Studios would suggest that it’s going to be around $10 for all three. Otherwise, players who didn’t buy the Halloween Fatality originally are missing out – which, as expensive as microtransactions in Mortal Kombat 1 are, wouldn’t make much sense at all.
Only time will tell, though, how much this will cost. All we know at the moment is that the Seasonal Fatality bundle will be available in Mortal Kombat 1 at some point between November 13 and November 20 – it’s coming “next week”.
For now, though, you can try Omni-Man for free through new Mortal Kombat 1 Trial Towers and look forward to the Mortal Kombat 1 Tremor Kameo release date in a handful of days, too. Oh, and the MK1 leaks claiming Noob Saibot is making a return in the future just got a lot more believable, so don’t lose hope in NetherRealm Studios just yet.