The T-800 is finally live for Kombat Pack owners, adding the Terminator: Dark Fate inspired character to the already expansive Mortal Kombat 11 roster. NetherRealm has made sure to load up the character with all sorts of references, call backs, and Easter eggs even though Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't actually lending his voice to the character. Since his arrival, fans have wasted no time digging into the character and finding out all sorts of ways to play him including a devastating new brutality.
Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11 are essentially alternate finishing moves that are performed prior to the iconic "Finish Them" message that appears when the opponent's health reaches zero. The Terminator also comes with his own set and players have begun to quickly uncover them. One in particular for the Terminator manages to perfectly capture the violent yet campy balance that the Mortal Kombat franchise has managed to capture throughout its history.
Using the classic Terminator character skin during a battle with D'Vorah, YouTuber Shirokelly managed to capture the latest revealed brutality in all its violent hilarity. Towards the end of the match, the T-800 performs an air grab and then proceeds to essentially break the back of D'Vorah as they land. With her back to the screen, the Terminator lifts his hand and then pushes the head off of the body. While that sounds particularly vicious, NetherRealm manages to lighten the mood by having the character stare at the screen and say "You Won't Be Back" in the classic Schwarzenegger style.
Next month, players will be going hands on with Sindel, a legacy Mortal Kombat character that fans have been hoping to see added back to the roster since her last playable appearance in Mortal Kombat 9. From there, the final two characters of Joker and Spawn are going to be more of a wait, though NetherRealm is showing that it doesn't plan to abandon the game between DLC character releases. The studio plans to keep busy each month with limited time events like Fan Appreciation Week as well as bigger non-character content like MK11's team-based Raid Battle mode, which will be arriving completely free for all players.
Mortal Kombat 11 is currently available for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.