Mortal Kombat X has proven to be extremely popular, as it holds the distinction of being the fastest-selling game in the history of the series, as well as being the best-selling game of April. The game’s post-launch DLC campaign, highlighted by fan-pleasing new fighters, can be at least partially considered a reason why the game is doing so well.
The Horror Pack DLC released less than a month after the full game came out in April, headlined by one of the most anticipated guest characters the series has had: Jason Voorhees, star of the Friday the 13th slasher film franchise. Now the second DLC, Klassic Pack #1, is right around the corner, according to series creator Ed Boon.
Speaking to a fan on Twitter, Ed Boon has revealed the release window for when Klassic Pack #1 will be available to download for Mortal Kombat X. Apparently, fans can look forward to downloading the game’s next add-on in early June.
The main draw of the first Klassic Pack is the return of classic Mortal Kombat character (hence the name of the DLC), Tanya. We’ve already seen her fatalities and character select screen, so we knew it wouldn’t be long until an official announcement regarding her release was made. Additionally, the first Klassic Pack also includes a set of alternate skins for Kano, Liu Kang, and Sonya Blade.
The first DLC, the Horror Pack, was released in early May, though those with the Kombat Pack (the season pass equivalent for MKX) were able to download it a week earlier than everyone else. Presumably, the Klassic Pack will also be downloadable a week earlier for Kombat Pack owners.
If this trend keeps up, we will see the Prey Pack (which includes Predator as a playable character) release in early July, and then finally the second Klassic Pack will release in early August. The order of release is based on leaked materials that, while the release dates have been slightly off, have so far been correct in the order in which the DLC packs have been released.
Once the second Klassic Pack releases, that’s it for announced MKX DLC, but Ed Boon has not ruled out additional DLC for the game down the road. He has specifically hinted at a possible Story Pack, which would add non-playable characters from the story into the game as playable characters, as well as the possibility of a second season pass Kombat Pack. Once the initial post-launch campaign for MKX concludes, if it manages to sustain its popularity, that is when we would be most likely to hear news about more DLC.
Mortal Kombat X is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Klassic Pack DLC, which includes the new playable character Tanya, will be available in early June. Fans can expect a more solid release date within a week or so, as June is fast approaching.