how to unlock leatherface in mortal kombat xl

Mortal Kombat XL, game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. in Brazil, it includes the original game released in 2015 and all DLCs released since then. This version, however, has some characters, secrets and cheats that players can unlock.

Check below the list of characters that are already available, which can be unlocked, as well as a list of extra commands to unlock skills and new colors. Learn how to unlock new Mortal Kombat XL characters below.

how to unlock leatherface in mortal kombat xl


How to unlock all Mortal Kombat XL characters like Cyber Sub-Zero from the Kombat Pack 2? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you who to unlock, and how to get the full roster of 33 characters (37 if you count variations) in the PS4 & Xbox One fighting game. Which has been given a DLC characters pack / re-release with new characters: The Alien Xenomorph, Tri-Borg, Leatherface & Bo Rai Cho.

Below we’ve listed the Mortal Kombat X secret playable characters. Take the following steps to unlock each one, so that all unlockable characters in the game will be available to you.

How To Unlock All Mortal Kombat XL Characters


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed the four new playable characters coming to Mortal Kombat X in Kombat Pack 2 as downloadable content (DLC) this week. The new guest characters include Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series and the Xenomorph from the classic sci-fi horror film franchise Alien. Additional characters include classic Mortal Kombat characters Bo Rai Cho, master of the drunken fist, and series favourites Cyrax, Sektor and Robot Smoke in the form of new Kombatant, Tri-Borg.



Jedidiah “Jed” Sawyer, better known as Leatherface, known for his appearances in the cult-classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series, is a playable guest character in Mortal Kombat X.

Leatherface made his debut being available through DLC as part of the Kombat Pack 2.





About Leatherface


Leatherface is the primary antagonist of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series in both the original and reboot/reimagined films. The character was inspired by real life murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein who would fashion trophies and keepsakes out of human flesh and bones.

Leatherface’s name originates from his use of masks made from the skins of his and his family’s victims. While the reasoning behind this was unknown in the original films, in the reimagined films, the reasoning is due to facial deformities he experienced at a young age, therefore prompting him to make the masks. Later in the eighth film, Leatherface, this is due to sustaining injuries to his face by a corrupt police officer.

Leatherface was born Jedidiah Sawyer and raised into a violent, cannibalistic, inbred family. While his mother is Verna Carson (née Sawyer), his father is Drayton Sawyer, who is also his eldest brother. His mother pressured him into the tradition of killing along with his siblings, while Drayton would process the victims into the family chili. Their victim’s belongings would be kept at the Sawyer Clan house while the remains were fed to their pigs or processed as chili. The incest idea was abandoned in the rebooted films, and instead has Leatherface be adopted by a murderous family instead. His name in this continuity is Thomas Brown Hewitt, with his backstory being completely changed.

In almost every depiction, Leatherface uses a chainsaw and mallet to dispatch his victims with great effect, dismembering or bludgeoning his victims before they can get away. The original series depicts his choice of using a chainsaw was because of his mother Verna and a mallet simply because of being a butcher for the family. The rebooted series shows his choice of the chainsaw being out of revenge of the slaughter house owner that left him for dead after his biological mother died giving birth to him, using it after killing the owner. His use of the mallet comes from working at the same slaughter house his mother died in.

Leatherface has also been featured in comic books. These feature a continuity of the 2003 films and even crossovers with other fellow horror icons such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Leatherface’s crossover with Jason was their first encounter before their encounter in Mortal Kombat X but they have not yet encountered each other in the realm of film.






Mortal Kombat X: The Sawyer clan of Newt, Texas was unusual for sure. And they weren’t always the nicest. So it came as no surprise when Leatherface’s brothers told him he couldn’t come home again until he brought back the best chili meat he could find. But how would Leatherface know it was the best unless he tried everything? He took his chainsaw and his favorite “masks” and headed off. Leatherface ended up in a lot of strange places. Not long ago he walked through a glowing, spinning purple doorway and found himself in a crazy city called “Zonkera” or something. There was now plenty of strange meat to try. So far, Kytinn was his favorite.


Combat Characteristics

Powers and Abilities

Though Leatherface possesses no superhuman powers or abilities, he does seem to have incredible strength, being able to swing a heavy chainsaw almost around effortlessly. He is also quite skilled in using a mallet.

Signature Moves

  • Psycho Kutter: Leatherface grabs his chainsaw and swings it overhead into the opponent’s shoulder, then removes it. The attack is capable of striking airborne opponents, whether this being from a combo or the opponent jumping at Leatherface. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Psycho Slasher, which armors Leatherface and has him impaling the chainsaw into the opponent’s chest after removing it from their shoulder for increased damage.
  • Spinning Saw: Using his chainsaw, Leatherface spins around maniacally, hitting the opponent twice and knocking them away. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Spin-Sanity, which adds a third strike with the chainsaw, an uppercut, that launches the opponent in the air for a juggle and deals increased damage.
  • High Saw: Leatherface uses his chainsaw to strike his opponent’s upper body area or strike them out of the air, acting as an anti-air. This can offer a brief extension of combos or when used in the corner offers greater extensions. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called High Grinder, which deals more damage, can be performed faster, and has Leatherface recover from the attack faster. Leatherface can also continue combos if the attack successfully hits in some instances when on the ground in addition to juggling opponents in the air. The enhanced version gives a greater opportunity to juggle the opponent as opposed to the original version.
  • Chain Sparks: Leatherface stakes his chainsaw into the ground, creating sparks that blinds the opponent, stunning them and setting them up for a free hit. When stunning an airborne, or juggled opponent, it re-stands the opponent. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Ground Sparks, which deals no extra damage, but has Leatherface grind his chainsaw a bit longer before he moves his chainsaw forward. Leatherface has the option to cancel the attack before he slides forward or can choose to slide forward earlier.
  • Low Saw: Leatherface charges at his opponent by striking them in the legs with his chainsaw, knocking them off their feet. (MKX)
    • The enhanced version is called Low Grinder, which gives Leatherface armor, deals increased damage and knocks the opponent to the ground.
  • Berserker Stance: Leatherface grabs his chainsaw and revs it up in a ready position. Follow-up attacks can be used based on a button input: (MKX – Killer Variation)
    • When Leatherface either pulls out the chainsaw or starts up one of the follow-up attacks, his chainsaw can destroy and/or cancel most incoming projectiles, should they come in contact with the chainsaw.
      • Exit Berserker: While in Berserker Stance, Leatherface has the option to simply put his chainsaw away, exiting the stance. This can also be used while in his other stances.
      • Running Frenzy: Leatherface runs at his opponent with his chainsaw over his head. He then plants the chainsaw into his opponent’s shoulder should the attack connect, and drives it down deeper into the hip area. This attack is unblockable and can also be canceled before it hits. This attack has a rare chance of striking airborne opponents. Leatherface is completely vulnerable while running with his chainsaw.
        • Leatherface can enhance the attack as he saws his opponent, digging it deeper into the opponent for even increased damage.
      • Psycho Rush: Leatherface runs at his opponent, his chainsaw ready to stake his opponent. After impaling his opponent, he lifts them up, chainsaw still functioning, then removes the chainsaw. Leatherface can travel full-screen distance with this attack. This attack can also act as an anti-air in some instances and can be canceled at anytime before it connects with the opponent. The attack creates a considerable amount of knockback if it is blocked by the opponent.
        • Leatherface can enhance the attack while impaling the opponent, which has him bounce the opponent and impale them again, and after he removes his chainsaw, he bounces the opponent one final time, dealing increased damage and allowing for extended combos.
      • No Escape: Leatherface spins his chainsaw overhead, moving forwards as he does so, striking the opponent three times whether the attack is blocked or not. This attack can also re-stand the opponent, however this only occurs if the final strike connects. The attack creates considerable chip damage when blocked. This attack can not be cancelled once it is started.
        • Leatherface can enhance this attack, which has him grind the back of the opponents head before plunging it into their stomach for over double the damage. Leatherface can recover much faster than the opponent when the attack is enhanced, leaving the opponent extremely vulnerable. This does not, however, act as a stun attack. The attack can only be enhanced if the third strike connects and if the opponent blocks the attack, Leatherface will only deliver the third strike but will create knockback. Leatherface is also safe if the opponent blocks the attack when it is enhanced.
  • Gut Slice: Leatherface grabs his chainsaw and immediately impales the opponent in the side and continues to cut his opponent vertically across the waist. This replaces Spinning Saw for the Butcher Variation. (MKX – Butcher Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Gut Gash, which has armor and has Leatherface cut the opponent deeper and longer, dealing increased damage.
  • Mallet Strike: Leatherface leaps at the opponent with his mallet in hand, striking their head and knocking them down. When blocked, this attack creates massive knockback. Leatherface is also safe when the attack is blocked. Leatherface is vulnerable when charging, but the window for attacking is small. (MKX – Butcher Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Mallet Slam, which does more damage and launches the opponent into the air, allowing for a juggle. The attack no longer produces knockback when enhanced, nor is Leatherface safe when the attack is blocked at the expense of the increased damage and juggle bonus.
  • Skull Smash: Leatherface grabs his opponent and uses his mallet to strike their head, causing them to stumble backwards. This can be used to re-stand the opponent. (MKX – Butcher Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Skull Fracture, granting armor and has Leatherface hitting his opponent’s head an additional time, knocking them down rather than re-standing them and dealing double the original damage. When enhanced, the attack will connect on standing opponents during a combo.
  • Blood Bath: Leatherface lunges his chainsaw forward and impales his opponent with his chainsaw, where he picks the opponent up on the chainsaw and starts it up, causing damage to the opponent before ripping it out, forcing the opponent to the ground. Leatherface is capable of lunging forward halfway across the arena. (MKX – Butcher Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Slaughter House, in which Leatherface is armored as he pulls his opponent deeper into the chainsaw when they are impaled, screaming in their face as the chainsaw is dug deeper into their body before finally kicking them away, dealing increased damage.
  • Saw Toss: Leatherface grabs and throws his chainsaw vertically at his opponent. This attack can also be used in the air, called Air Saw Toss, respectively. (MKX – Pretty Lady Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Saw Throw, which has Leatherface throw his chainsaw over his head instead of vertically, which strikes the opponent twice for increased damage and increases its hitbox. It also allows, for a very brief moment, a juggle; otherwise it knocks the opponent away. When used in the corner of an arena, the opponent will only be struck by a single hit from the flying chainsaw, reducing both the damage and juggle effect of the attack.
  • Up Saw Toss: Leatherface grabs and throws his chainsaw diagonally upward, striking the opponent’s face. It can also be thrown to strike airborne opponents. It can also offer a very brief extension for combos in some instances. (MKX – Pretty Lady Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Up Saw Throw, which has Leatherface throw his chainsaw over his head, striking the opponent twice to deal increased damage and launching the opponent upward with the chainsaw, juggling the opponent. Leatherface is also extremely safe when the attack is blocked. When used in the corner of an arena, the opponent will only be struck by a single hit from the flying chainsaw, reducing both the damage and juggle effect of the attack. Up Saw Throw will not connect on standing female characters during a combo due to their hitbox, unless they are already airborne.
  • Low Saw Toss: Leatherface grabs and throws his chainsaw vertically at the opponent at a low angle, striking their shins, causing them to stumble backwards. When Leatherface hunches over to throw the chainsaw, he is capable of dodging incoming projectiles. (MKX – Pretty Lady Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Low Saw Throw, which deals increased damage and knocks the opponent off their feet.
  • Air Down Saw Toss: While in the air, Leatherface grabs and throws his chainsaw in a downward, diagonal fashion towards his opponent, striking their body. (MKX – Pretty Lady Variation)
    • The enhanced version is called Air Down Saw Throw, which deals increased damage and knocks the opponent off their feet. The attack knocks back the opponent full-screen distance.

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