Mortal Kombat 11 Will Let Players Buy Cosmetics with Real Money
NetherRealm revealed in the latest "Kombat Kast" that Mortal Kombat 11 will have a paid premium currency for cosmetic items.
In developer NetherRealm’s newest “Kombat Kast” (a regular Mortal Kombat 11 livestream that shows off new characters), producer Shaun Himmerick revealed a new, in-game currency called “time crystals”. This currency can be earned through playing the game, but “time crystals” will also be available for purchase using your cold, hard cash.
Time crystals cannot be used to purchase gear that alters your actual skill or character moves; however, you can directly buy things like skins, cosmetic gear, intro and victory animations, and easy fatalities. Those easy fatalities are a consumable that simplifies the input needed to pull off all the gore-tastic fatalities in MK11.
With all of that said, everything mentioned above can be earned without paying a dime. “Nothing in the game requires time crystals,” Himmerick noted. “You can play the whole game, unlock all the stuff there, without every dealing with time crystals. If you want, you can get time crystals and shortcut your way to different things.”
There will, however, be no loot boxes. Everything is purchasable directly. You’re not rolling the dice on getting the skin, gear, or consumable you want, you’ll just find the specific thing in the store and buy it directly.
This week’s “Kombat Kast” was packed with info. Not only did they announce the new “time crystal” currency, but they also revealed the gameplay trailer for fan favorite Kitana. She brings the still growing roster to 21 known fighters with a few more to be revealed.
Mortal Kombat 11 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.