NetherRealms Studios has recently confirmed that “Mortal Kombat 11” will use now use microtransactions to let players access the game’s unlockable cosmetics. Previously, the developers opted to use loot boxes in their project. Here’s what we know about this.

According to the latest Kombat Kast video, the “Mortal Kombat 11” reveals also included an official statement about obtaining cosmetics in “Mortal Kombat 11.” The players are left with two choices, players can pay for them item unlocks upfront with real money or earn Time Crystals to purchase them. This style of cosmetic unlock is similar to the previous “Mortal Kombat X” entry for its alternate character costumes.

“Mortal Kombat 11” producer Shaun Himmerick confirmed that cosmetics are available in these currencies and that it won’t provide stat boosts that change the character. In the previous NetherRealms Studios project, “Injustice 2,” players could change up parts of their characters costume with different cosmetics that provide different stats.

The stats would sometimes boost the character’s damage or speed to higher levels or provide a new move normally not available on the character. Himmerick confirms that they’ve learned from “Injustice 2” and is not planning to repeat this in “Mortal Kombat 11.”  This upcoming game would not have any feature that would make it look like a “pay-to-win” game.

The “Mortal Kombat 11” trailers and inside look from different Youtubers has already shown some of the available cosmetics in the game. Depending on the character, their weapons, attire, and skin could be changed as long as the player has the right items. Meanwhile, the extra moves are available through the character’s different playable styles called “variations” or make a variation all on their own.

This game will be available this coming April 23. As the release date closes, the starting cast, and their playable variations, of “Mortal Kombat 11” are being discussed as it draws near. While the starting cast is being discussed, DLC characters such as Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung have yet to have their new move lists confirmed in this new entry.

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