Mortal Kombat X has turned out to be anything but just another fighting sim. The latest installment in NetherRealms reboot of the classic fighter series has become one of the best-selling titles of the year thanks to its mix of classic characters, new brawlers, and addicting gameplay. Mortal Kombat X is sure to have a long lifespan thanks to frequent DLC releases that keep the game fresh, but the PC crowd is also full of modders who are making the game interesting with their own changes and additions.
The latest mod to catch the attention of the Mortal Mortal X scene is one showcased by YouTuber Dynasty in the video above. The unmasking mod allows gamers to get a closer look at what is under the masks of some of the game’s most popular mysterious characters, like Sub-Zero and Erron Black.
A mod released shortly after the Jason DLC revealed that each masked character does have a unique face modeled under their cover of choice. The mod allowed players to see the serial killer without his hockey mask on and, although he wasn’t as gross as he is in the movies, it was still pretty nasty. This new mod takes things to the next level by offering that same option with every masked character.
For players who don’t feel like downloading the player-made mod, the YouTube video acts as a pretty nice highlight reel. The mod gives an under the hood look at Sub-Zero, Erron Black, and Ferra Torr. Even currently unplayable masked characters like Rain and Smoke show up in the video without their usual headgear. Each face seems to be unique, which suggests that the devs may be planning to make them public at some point (likely at the price of a usual DLC costume).
Considering the game’s success so far, it seems like a safe bet that more fighters and alternate costumes will arrive as DLC in the near future. It’s been a rumor since launch that Rain and Smoke would eventually become playable characters and it makes sense that some upcoming alternate costumes might remove the masks from all of the characters we’ve mentioned so far. It’s a minor aesthetic change, but MOBAs have definitely taught us that competitive gamers are willing to shell out a few bucks for a change in scenery from time to time.
What do you think of the mod? Would you like to see the unmasked characters arrive as DLC costumes? Let us know in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X is out now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.