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Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack release date window and confirmed content

Find out which awesome DLC characters are being added with the MK1 Kombat Pack, and find out when they'll be arriving in the fighting game.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Homelander can be seen

When is the MK1 Kombat Pack release date? Guest characters are a tricky business in fighting games. You’ve got to make sure the guest character fits your game’s theme, gameplay, and tone, but when done right, you can end up with some incredibly cool crossovers. NetherRealm Studios knows this, which is why we’ve been blessed with some absolutely crazy DLC characters in previous MK games through the downloadable Kombat Packs. And that is continuing with the Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack.

Kombat packs have a long history of adding exciting new characters and bringing back old favorites. Mortal Kombat (2009) started the trend by bringing in Freddy Kreuger, but Mortal Kombat X really kicked things off by bringing in the Predator, Jason Voorhees, the Xenomorph from Alien, and Leatherface while adding old series faces like Tanya, Tremor, Bo’ Rai Cho, and Triborg (a mishmash of the cyborg ninjas). Mortal Kombat 1 continued this trend, adding classic characters like Nightwolf and Shang Tsung and bringing in guest characters like Spawn, the Joker, Rambo, Robocop, and the Terminator. But, NetherRealm’s latest game is going even bigger with a host of additional Mortal Kombat 1 characters coming after launch.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack

The Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack will begin to be released in 2024 and includes Homelander from The Boys, Peacemaker from DC, Omni-Man, Ermac, Quan Chi, and Takeda. Additionally, it includes Johnny Cage, Khameleon, Mavado, and Tremor as Kameo Fighters.

We’ll update you once NeatherRealm or Warner Bros. Games confirm exact dates for the MK1 Kombat Pack DLCs.

The pack can be purchased digitally on its own or as a part of the Premium Edition of the game for $99.99/£89.99.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack Characters

Here you can find a deeper dive into each of the characters:

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Homelander can be seen


One of the main antagonists of The Boys, Homelander is the answer to the question “Who would Superman be if he was evil and also had mommy issues?” Homelander has it all: flight, super speed, heat vision, super strength, near invulnerability, the whole nine yards. He’s also got a pathological need to be liked and enough arrogance to start a truck. Unlike most of the other characters in Kombat Pack 1, Homelander isn’t a trained fighter. Instead, he relies on brute strength and his near invulnerability to beat his opponents. It’ll be interesting to see how that combination plays out in-game, especially since he seems to be bringing Gen V with him.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Omni Man can be seen

Omni Man

Another superhero addition, Omni Man comes from Robert Kirkman’s Invincible. Another take on the “evil Superman” idea, Omni Man possesses super strength, super speed, flight, near invulnerability, an enhanced healing factor, incredible longevity, and so on. No heat vision, though. Unlike Homelander, Omni Man is a trained fighter, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out in his gameplay. He is voiced by J.K. Simmons, who plays him in the animated adaptation.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Peacemaker can be seen


We’re three for three on superheroes in the Kombat Pack. Peacemaker, based on the titular character from The Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker TV show created by James Gunn, will once again be played by John Cena. Peacemaker believes in achieving peace at any cost, but he’s kind of a jerk. A supersoldier who is proficient with multiple weapons and a firearms expert, Peacemaker should be a unique addition to the roster.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Ermac can be seen


A returning Mortal Kombat character, Ermac is an urban legend who eventually became a proper character. An amalgamation of the many souls who have died during Outworld’s wars, Ermac uses teleportation and telekinesis to overpower his enemies. Though sometimes portrayed as an antagonist, Ermac wants to do what’s best for Outworld. His telekinetic abilities have tended to make him effective at range in combat, and he has powerful command grabs and mix-ups.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Quan Chi can be seen

Quan Chi

Quan Chi is an extremely powerful sorcerer and necromancer from the NetherRealm who usually serves as one of the secondary antagonists in Mortal Kombat. In the past, Quan Chi’s playstyle has involved using his magic to serve as a trap zoner with strong pressure and incredibly nasty mix-ups. We’ll see if he continues to play that way in MK1.

Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack: Takeda can be seen


A student of Hanzo Hasashi (aka Scorpion) and the son of Kenshi, Takeda made his debut in Mortal Kombat X but did not return for Mortal Kombat 11 (though an in-game conversation notes that he is engaged to Jacqui Briggs. Aw!). In Mortal Kombat X, Takeda excelled at footsies and long-ranged attacks to keep the opponent on guard during neutral. How he’ll play in MK1 is anyone’s guess.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack Kameo Fighters

Here you can find a deeper dive into each of the Kameo Fighters coming in the Kombat Pack:

Johnny Cage

You know him, you love him, he wears $500 sunglasses. Johnny Cage is a character in the main game, but he’s not useable as a Kameo unless you buy the Kombat Pack. Johnny has some exceptionally flashy combos in MK1, and our guess is he’ll be great for combo extensions as a Kameo. You might even get access to his parry.


Ferra made her MK debut in X, alongside Torr. The two serve as symbiotes in an Outworld species where the rider bonds with its mount, and serves as bodyguard for Kotal Kahn. In Mortal Kombat X, the two relied on safe special moves and a good high/low mix-up game that led to high-damage combos. How Ferra will work as a Kameo is anyone’s guess.


This one is a deep cut. Khameleon made her debut in the Nintendo 64 version of the Mortal Kombat Trilogy and returned in the Wii version of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, so it’s been a hot second since we’ve seen her in an MK game. Previously, she was a Saurian disguised as a human, but we don’t know much about this version of the character other than that she maintains her classic look and is a member of the Umgadi in MK1, a group of priestesses who protect Outland’s royalty. It will be interesting to see her return to MK after so much time away – and see how she performs as a Kameo.


Another deep cut, Mavado made his debut in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and his last appearance in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. His fighting style makes use of dual hook swords and grappling hooks. One of the higher-ups in the Red Dragon, Mavado was a ruthless crime lord in the original timeline, so it will be interesting to see how he plays in MK1.


Another returning face, Tremor made appearances in several Mortal Kombat games before finally making his debut in Mortal Kombat X as the last DLC character. A ninja with the powers of an Earth Elemental, he was primarily a mix-up character in Mortal Kombat X. His earth powers will make him a unique Kameo in MK1.

As you can see, the Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack is no slouch, adding six playable characters and five Kameos to Mortal Kombat 1’s roster. With some deep cuts, old classics, and superpowered guest characters, this Kombat Pack looks like it has a little for everyone. If you’re looking for someone to play in the meantime, however, check out our Mortal Kombat 1 Tier List to make sure you’re choosing the right Kombatant and hit up our Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Fighters tier list to get an idea of which Kameo you should be pairing with these characters when they come out.