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MK1 Season 2 end date, skins, more

Find out when the Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 end date is set to arrive, as well as all the big changes and new additions to Invasions in MK1 Season 2.

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 Release Date: Nitara can be seen

When does Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 end? Players have had the joy of encountering Megan Fo- we mean Nitara in MK1 since MK1 Season 2 Blood Moon kicked off in early November. However, if you’ve managed to put the vampiress in her place you may now be wondering when the MK1 Season 2 end date is.

If you’ve hopped into Mortal Kombat 1 for the first time to experience Blood Moon, seasons are a way of adding new Invasions content and resetting the Kombat League. These come in the form of new stories and activities in Invasions, in addition to new Mortal Kombat 1 characters and Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighters which will be added into our Mortal Kombat 1 tier list over time.

MK1 Season 2 end date

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 is set to end on Monday, December 11, 2023. This was confirmed by NetherRealm at the end of the Mortal Kombat 1 Invasions Season 2 trailer, which aired several days after the season’s debut.

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The Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 theme is all about Nitara, hence it aptly being named ‘Blood Moon’. As the most high-profile member of the Mortal Kombat 1 voice actors and cast list, Megan Fox lends her likeness and talents to the notorious Vaeternus – there’s even a reference to vampy cult classic Jennifer’s Body in an interaction with Kung Lao.

In MK1 Blood Moon, Nitara and her Vaeternian brood have discovered that Vaeternians in other timelines have failed to conquer them, enciting them to take action. Reaching across the timelines to exert their influence, Nitara has made the perhaps-unwise decision of reaching into Liu Kang’s.

With the clue from the end of season one (after beating Hellfire Scorpion) which featured splattered blood spelling out “Season 2: Koming Soon”, it makes perfect sense in hindsight that blood itself is the main thematic of the season. Saying that, blood is more common than water in Mortal Kombat 1, so we don’t blame you if you didn’t see it coming.

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 Release Date: The Season 2 tease screen can be seen

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 updates

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 not only adds new cosmetics and a new Mesa called ‘Rampart’, but also drastically improves the Invasions game mode with a number of welcomed quality-of-life tweaks to it. In our Mortal Kombat 1 review, we felt that Invasions were “mostly a slog” at launch, so it’s great to see NetherRealm taking prompt action to improve it.

The key changes in MK1 Season 2 Invasions mode are:

  • There is now a Progressive Tower in the Gateway that gets harder each time you beat it, though you will be rewarded with exclusive skins
  • Talismans are now only Legendary quality and drop from Chests
  • More Talismans added to the pool
  • Ambush chances have been decreased
  • Critical hits now deal three times the damage
  • Non-boss enemies can no longer gain Super Armor

Arguably the most important update in MK1 Season 2 is the reduction of Super Armor. From Season 2 onwards, this powerful buff can only be applied to Invasion boss enemies. As a result, gameplay is much more engaging overall, as players can use their full suite of combos rather than simply blocking or uppercutting at the right time.

Another great change is that Talismans are only rewarded from chests rather than fights. We’ve enjoyed spending less time faffing around in our inventory after only a few fights.

Overall, this update provides impactful improvements to the Invasions mode that makes it more fun to play. Despite how exciting the mode sounded on paper, fans haven’t been all too impressed with the mode since release due to annoying mechanics like Talismans, modifiers, and Super Armor – all of which have been improved in Season 2.

Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 release date: A teaser banner showing the new cosmetics in MK1 Season 2, with Nitara at the center.

MK1 Season 2 skins

Season 2 has brought with it new character cosmetics to unlock in Invasions and the Shrine, as well as new seasonal content that can be purchased with MK1 Koins, which you receive for completing daily and weekly quests, and playing Invasions.

You can check out all of the MK1 Season 2 skins below thanks to content creator ‘MrBob’:

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After Season of the Spectre emphasized a fiery color palette with a lot of red and yellow costumes, it’s great to see Season 2’s cosmetic items change things up a little with red, white, and black. These skins are gruesome, befitting Nitara and the general blood theming.

MK1 future season thematics leak

According to an alleged datamine of Mortal Kombat 1 from ‘thethiny’ on Twitter/X the next three MK1 seasons are: Season of Thunder, which will focus on Raiden; Season of the Hybrid, centering on Mileena; and Season of the Cryomancer, which spotlights Sub-Zero.

Given this leak accurately predicted Season 2’s focus on Nitara, it’s safe to say these upcoming Seasons are likely, even if the names aren’t finalized. The datamine has also revealed recorded voice lines for future Invasions seasons that have been posted on YouTube, and they appear to be legitimate.

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Until the Mortal Kombat 1 Season 2 end date arrives, check out the exciting MK1 leaks claiming Noob is coming, or our guide to playing Mortal Kombat 1 Reptile, one of the strongest characters in the game right now.

Meanwhile, if you’re having a tough time getting your combos in, it could be time to upgrade to one of the best PS5 controllers or best Xbox controllers. A good fighter always blames their tools after all – or whatever the saying is.