Character selection screen in Mortal Kombat 11.

Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock All Characters

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Key Takeaway

You can unlock all the characters from Mortal Kombat 11 if you purchase its Ultimate Edition. However, you’ll still need to complete Chapter 4 of the Story Mode as Scorpion or Sub-Zero to unlock Frost.

Mortal Kombat 11 has a total of 37 characters for you to play around with. There are only 25 characters from the base game, but buying the DLCs or the Ultimate Edition expands this to a total of 37.

Table Of Contents

    Unlocking Every Character in Mortal Kombat 11

    Out of the 37 characters that you can use in Mortal Kombat 11, only one of them is unlockable via Story Mode. The rest are pre-unlocked or part of a downloadable content pack.

    That said, here are all the characters you can play as in Mortal Kombat 11.

    Base Game Characters

    Sonya and Johnny Cage in combat in Mortal Kombat 11.

    These are the characters that come pre-unlocked with the base game alone.

    • Baraka
    • Cassie Cage
    • Cetrion
    • D’Vorah
    • Erron Black
    • Geras
    • Jacqui Briggs
    • Jade
    • Jax Briggs
    • Johnny Cage
    • Kabal
    • Kano
    • Kollector
    • Liu Kang
    • Noob Saibot
    • Raiden
    • Scorpion
    • Skarlet
    • Sonya Blade
    • Sub-Zero

    Story Mode Unlockable Character

    Frost from Mortal Kombat 11.

    The only character that’s locked by story mode progression is Frost. Here’s how to unlock her.

    To unlock Frost and play as her, complete Chapter 4 while playing as Sub-Zero or Scorpion. Once you complete the chapter, Frost will then unlock as a playable character.

    Mortal Kombat Pack 1 Characters

    Characters from Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack 1.

    These are the characters that came with the game’s first DLC Pack.

    • The Joker
    • Nightwolf
    • Shang Tsung
    • Sindel
    • Spawn
    • Terminator T-800

    Mortal Kombat Pack 2 Characters

    Characters from Mortal Kombat 11 Mortal Pack 2.

    These are the characters that came with the game’s second DLC Pack.

    • John Rambo
    • Mileena
    • Rain

    Mortal Kombat Aftermath Characters

    Characters from the Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath expansion.

    A year after the base game was released, the studio behind the game released the Aftermath expansion. This expands the story mode, has new stages, brings back stage fatalities and friendship moves, and of course, new characters.

    • Fujin
    • Robocop
    • Sheeva

    Pre-Order Character

    Shao Kahn from Mortal Kombat 11.
    • Shao Kahn – Shao Kahn initially came as a bonus character for those who pre-ordered the game. He then became available as a character you can purchase later on.

    Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition Characters

    If you haven’t purchased the game yet and want to get everything it has to offer, it’s highly suggested that you purchase the Ultimate Edition instead. This version comes with all the characters listed above, including Shao Kahn.

    In this edition, you’ll still need to complete chapter 4 from the Story Mode as Scorpion or Sub-Zero to unlock Frost.