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Mortal Kombat 1 Peacemaker release date, voice actor, and more

Here's a complete overview of Peacemaker in MK1, including when the superhero hit the game, how you can get him, and who portrays him.

Mortal Kombat 1 Peacemaker: A split image showing Peacemaker doing a hip thrust dance move and a close up shot of him pulling a serious face

Mortal Kombat 1’s post-launch lineup of DLC characters is rich with superheroes, and that includes Peacemaker from the DC Universe. This version of the character, played by John Cena in The Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker TV show, believes in “peace at any cost”, but like fellow DLC fighters Omni-Man and Homelander, he isn’t your traditional superhero.

While Homelander is probably the star of the show in the Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack, Peacemaker is not to be ignored. His addition to one of the best fighting games of all time was highly-anticipated due to the vast potential the character had for making unique moves, combos, and Fatalities, and NeatherRealm didn’t disappoint.

Mortal Kombat 1 Peacemaker release date

Peacemaker’s full release date in Mortal Kombat 1 was Wednesday, March 6, 2024. However, those that owned the Premium Edition or Collector’s Edition of the game could access him a week earlier on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

When it comes to additions to the main roster, Peacemaker was the third Kombatant to hit MK1 from the Kombat Pack after Omni-Man and Quang Chi.

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His full release date of March 6 was also when Season 4 kicked off. Peacemaker crashed into MK1 at a really exciting time for the game, as crossplay support was finally added and a whole host of new rewards were added to Invasions and ranked play.

Mortal Kombat 1 Peacemaker trailer

The first Mortal Kombat 1 trailer for Peacemaker arrived the week before his early access launch, and showed off the fighter’s incredibly varied moveset.

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Alongside various striking and grappling attacks, Peacemaker can use his sonic boom to knock back opponents, produce a forcefield to deflect attacks, and summon his trusty pet eagle Eagly to cause distractions too. The trailer also highlights a hilarious Fatality which sees him use his jet pack to hurtle into his opponent, splitting them in two.

Who is Peacemaker’s voice actor in Mortal Kombat 1?

The voice lines from the trailer above suggested that it was in fact John Cena voicing Peacemaker in the game, which got a lot of fans excited. A week or so later, NetherRealm confirmed this with a second Peacemaker trailer, which features Cena talking about the character and the Mortal Kombat universe.

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Having portrayed Peacemaker both in the 2021 Suicide Squad movie and in his own spinoff series on HBO Max, it was great to see a huge name like Cena agree to voice the character in Mortal Kombat 1 as well. The same can’t be said for fellow Kombat Pack character Homelander, who is sadly not voiced by The Boys actor Antony Starr.

How to get Peacemaker in Mortal Kombat 1

Unless you have already purchased the Premium Edition of Mortal Kombat 1, which grants you access to all the content in the Kombat Pack, you will need to fork out a bit more cash to unlock Peacemaker.


You can do this either by purchasing the Kombat Pack itself, which will also get you access to other DLC characters like Homelander, Omni-Man, and Quan Chi, or purchasing the Peacemaker add-on, which is more affordable but only gives you Cena’s character.

Given how great the Kombat Pack lineup is, and the fact that you can regularly find it with discounts on the PlayStation or Xbox stores, we would always recommend grabbing the full Kombat Pack over buying just Peacemaker individually.

There you have it, Peacemaker fans, everything you need to know about the superhero’s entry into the world’s most gruesome fighting game. For more details on some of Mortal Kombat 1’s post-launch characters, check out our Omni-Man and Homelander guides.