During the most recent Kombat Kast, Mortal Kombat 11 developer NetherRealm Studios pulled back the curtain on its upcoming game mode dubbed Team Raids. This puts a unique spin on the typical formula and pits a couple of players against one tougher boss. This raid is then littered with various challenges that the players will have to cooperate in order to complete, adding a new level of complexity when it comes to Mortal Kombat 11.
Defeating these Raid bosses and completing the challenges will earn players new players for whatever character they use. Essentially, this is another way for characters to double down on cosmetics for their main or branch out and unlock more for others. When Team Raids mode is chosen, Mortal Kombat 11 players will load into a a special MK11 Tower and see a list of modifiers. These can range from damage auras to heals or anything of the like, and they are triggered by different health thresholds.
Mortal Kombat 11 players have access to buffs that will counter these effects such as increased defense but only by completing challenges in the game, which range from landing a certain move to something like crouching 5 times. Co-operation is key, and players will be able to see other teammates who haven't completed their challenge, letting players know who's responsible for missing a buff.
There'll also be indicators for when challenges are complete and how much health others have, and when someone dies, there's also a message for that. It's worth adding that this isn't technically a 3v1 mode, as it is 1v1 on seperate fight lines happening concurrently. Still, it's an interesting concept and one that will, hopefully, give Mortal Kombat 11 an edge when it comes to the best-selling games of 2019.
It'll be interesting to see how stable it is, given the myriad of technical glitches the game can have. One video recently showcased some of Mortal Kombat 11's bugs and glitches, showing just how broken the game can be, but considering that it's minor in the grand scheme of it all, that doesn't seem likely from stopping anyone from enjoying the latest game mode.
Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.