how to unlock mortal kombat xl characters

Mortal Kombat XL, is the upgraded version of the tenth game in the beloved MK series. It not only includes the original roster, but also DLC characters. Here’s everything you need to know about all of the characters included and the full list.

Mortal Kombat XL follows the story of a new generation of special forces fighters, all directly descended from the original game’s classic heroes such as Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax and Kung Lao.

The game features a huge range of returning characters, a handful of new characters (both villains and heroes) then added via DLC, darker characters from the game’s history, and guest characters from horror movie franchises such as Alien. And Predator.

Below is the full list that you should read carefully. Note that certain characters are in the game but cannot be played, such as Rain.

All Characters and Full Roster for Mortal Kombat XL


  • Alien
  • Bo’ Rai Cho
  • Cassie Cage
  • D’Vorah
  • Ermac
  • Erron Black
  • Ferra & Torr
  • Goro
  • Jason Voorhees
  • Jacqui Briggs
  • Jax
  • Johnny Cage
  • Kano
  • Kenshi
  • Kitana
  • Kotal Kahn
  • Kung Jin
  • Kung Lao
  • Leatherface
  • Liu Kang
  • Mileena
  • Predator
  • Quan Chi
  • Raiden
  • Reptile
  • Scorpion
  • Shinnok
  • Sonya Blade
  • Sub-Zero
  • Takeda Takahashi
  • Tanya
  • Tremor
  • Triborg


It does for the full roster and roster of playable characters in Mortal Kombat XL.

We already know some of the fighters that will be playable, although at the time of writing we are still waiting to see exactly who will make the final cut.

Rest assured, staples like Scorpion, Sub Zero and the return of some fan favorites like Baraka have already been confirmed in the game.


How to unlock Mortal Kombat XL characters


Mortal Kombat XL, a game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. in Brazil, contains the original game released in 2015 and all DLC released since then. However, this version has a few characters, secrets and cheats for players to unlock.
See below for the list of characters already available that can be unlocked, as well as a list of additional commands to unlock abilities and new colors. Learn how to unlock new Mortal Kombat XL characters below.
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Mortal Kombat XL characters now available

Goro, Triborg, Bo ‘Rai Cho, Tanya, Tremor, Jason Voorhees, Alien, Predator and Leatherface are characters that came out as DLC. That’s why they are all included in the Mortal Kombat XL version and don’t need to be bought again.


Complete the story mode to play as this ancient god. This will unlock the character’s base skin, as the damaged version of Shinnok is not available for selection in the Mortal Kombat XL character menu.



Shinnok is a character that can only be unlocked at the end of Story / Image Mode: Disclosure

Cyber ​​Sub-Zero


This character was originally introduced during the franchise reboot, in the game Mortal Kombat 9, released in 2011, and is back in Mortal Kombat XL. As for his moves, they are completely character-driven, as if it were Triborg’s fourth ability. See below how to unlock it:

Select the Triborg character from the character selection menu;
When the style options appear, quickly press “up”, “up”, triangle (PS4) or “up”, “up”, Y (Xbox One);
If you have successfully completed the steps on the console, Triborg will turn blue and get Cyber Sub-Zero hits.


By executing these commands, it is possible to play with Cyber Sub-Zero / Image: Disclosure

Characters without different movements and possibilities.

By following these steps, the character played in Hidden Cursor mode will lose unique Mortal Kombat XL moves and techniques.

  • Select any character from the character selection menu;
  • When the style options appear, quickly press “up”, “up” and an option called “Hidden cursor” will appear. Select it;
  • Characters with the hidden cursor do not have the movements and capabilities of the normal variations. This mode is just the standard version for any hunter.

Change the color of the characters

  • Select any character from the character selection menu;
  • Open the clothing menu (square for PS4 or X for Xbox One);
  • Press Options for PS4 or Home / Menu for Xbox One on the costume you want to wear;
  • The character’s costume color will change.

And did you get to play with some of the characters that don’t come in the Mortal Kombat XL DLC? Leave in the comments what you think of them.

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