Omni-Man is finally available in Mortal Kombat 1 and it’s safe to say the Viltrumite is proving a popular addition to the roster. However, despite all the excitement around his arrival, he’s actually missing something every other MK1 character has – and something we fully expected him to have, too. If you’re looking to unlock more Mortal Kombat 1 Omni-Man skins, you’re just straight out of luck. He doesn’t have any.
Made available with early access for Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack owners on November 9, with the full Mortal Kombat 1 Omni-Man release date right around the corner, Omni-Man is easily one of the best Mortal Kombat 1 characters at the moment. A heavy-hitting bruiser with a full suite of air attacks and several quick combos than can be difficult to counter, he’s certainly one character everyone should look into mastering when playing one of the best fighting games out there right now – that being NetherRealm Studios’ MK1, of course.
However, he isn’t actually quite the perfect bit of DLC everyone was hoping for. After spending some time with Omni-Man over the weekend, it has come to light that he doesn’t seem to have any additional skins, at all – something that’s proving quite unpopular with fans.
Right now, as you can see below, Omni-Man only comes with one skin – his iconic default appearance – that has six shaders: War at Home (default), Out of This World (blue variant), Still Standing (pink variant), Viltrumite Warrior (black and red variant), Death of Everyone (white variant), End of All Things (Invincible variant).
While these options are far from a bad selection of different colorways for Omni-Man, guest fighters in Mortal Kombat 11 almost always had multiple skins – in addition to these alternative color shaders. MKX notably didn’t, but fans of the franchise were rightfully expecting the guest characters in Mortal Kombat 1 to come with at least one additional skin. All the best Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighters have alternative appearances, and – importantly – every single one of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters on the roster do, too.
The fact that NetherRealm Studios isn’t offering Omni-Man owners any additional skins for the fighter at this stage suggests one of two things: either, he isn’t going to get any additional skins, or players will have to pay extra for them when they do release. Both of these, whichever one of them may end up being true, is a disappointing result when you consider what the series has been offering players so-far.
As disgruntled Redditor ‘Coolbreezel‘ highlights online, there are several alternate appearances that Omni-Man could feature in Mortal Kombat 1 – with some, like the Coalition of Planets attire, quite minor changes from his default appearance.
However, right now, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be getting any additional skins for Omni-Man. With no official word from NetherRealm Studios on why this is the case currently available, many are assuming that this is due to licensing and that fans will be expected to pay for any additional skins using Dragon Krystals – just like some of the more interesting skins available for the base roster. If it is to do with licensing, it could be due to the fact that the iteration of Omni-Man we see in the Amazon Prime series Invincible only really wears the one suit – and this is the one NetherRealm Studios has adapted. His exciting array of alternative costumes are largely limited to Skybound Entertainment’s comic book series.
You can, though, try Omni-Man for free through the new Mortal Kombat 1 Trial Towers. So, while this lack of cosmetics is disappointing, those of you without the Kombat Pack can at least experience the raw power on offer without needing to fork out $8 to unlock him. It’s also worth noting that his interchangeable Gear items do alter the appearance of his gloves, boots, and cape slightly. So, while they still don’t compare to full alternative skins, you do get a little more customization than most when it comes to these cosmetics.
With this disappointment following on from the recent revelation that the Mortal Kombat 1 Homelander voice won’t be provided by The Boys’ Antony Starr and the lacklustre Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween event, it’s safe to say that NetherRealm Studios is having a tough time winning fans back after Mortal Kombat 1’s rough start and expensive cosmetics. If you did buy the Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween Fatality, however, NetherRealm Studios has confirmed that you will get the upcoming Seasonal Fatality Bundle for free – something that suggests a shift in the value of some store items is coming. So, there’s nothing to say Omni-Man won’t get some new skins in the future and you may have to pay for them, but they might not be as expensive as they could be.