To keep away from what many think about aggressive monetization, Mortal Kombat 1 gamers are doing every little thing they’ll to keep away from shopping for cosmetics in NetherRealms’ newest 2D fighter. The newest exploit entails them using a console date change hack to amass once-free character skins that at the moment are solely out there when you purchase them.
After launching on September 19 for Nintendo Swap, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, Mortal Kombat 1’s in-game story nearly instantly got here beneath fireplace for its pricing. The premium merchandise store lets gamers purchase every kind of stuff: cosmetics, fatalities, in-game foreign money, etcetera. However people hate the costly microtransactions, particularly the seasonal ones like the grotesque Thanksgiving ending transfer which prices $10. NetherRealm has tried to douse the criticism in good will, giving freely two fatalities as a part of a three-pack bundle, however individuals are nonetheless bothered by how a lot objects value to start with. Actually, they’re so bothered, they’ve began gaming the system to purchase skins for method cheaper than they’re.
Mortal Kombat 1 doesn’t have battle passes, however operates on a seasonal mannequin throughout which you’ll be able to unlock skins free of charge via gameplay. Nonetheless, as soon as the season concludes, these unlockable skins are not out there to earn, and lately many of them were added to the in-game shop. If you happen to didn’t play throughout MK1’s final season, you’d now have to make use of Krystals, the in-game foreign money you possibly can earn (slowly) or purchase with IRL cash to get the once-free cosmetics. However with an exploit, gamers at the moment are unlocking these seasonal skins free of charge as soon as extra.
Twitter person iScreamFGC posted a video on November 20 displaying the simply replicable Mortal Kombat 1 exploit. If you happen to change your console’s date to earlier than November 6 (a number of days earlier than the replace that added the busted Omni-Man), reload your recreation, full all the Pyramid Mesa challenges then change the date again to current day, you get to maintain all of the earnable objects from that season.
Redditor AdmirableEstimate258 confirmed in the game’s subreddit that they mentioned that the exploit works on Nintendo Swap, as properly. One other Reddit person, ShadowMajick, additionally confirmed that the exploit makes all the free part of the Spectre Season (which ended on November 9) out there even after resetting their console to the current day.
One Redditor mentioned they’re “genuinely shocked” the exploit works in any respect, whereas a tweeter thought it was merely a “funny” factor you could possibly do. Most people, although, consider NetherRealm Studios will finally patch out the date-change hack and doubtlessly even ban accounts for breaking Mortal Kombat 1‘s phrases of service.
Regardless of reviewing properly, followers have been dragging Mortal Kombat 1 nonstop since launch. The combating is sweet and crunchy, precisely what you’d count on from NetherRealm Studios. Nonetheless, as a result of the sport is $70 already, many individuals on-line can’t stand its insistence on pushing such costly microtransactions. Perhaps, after receiving sufficient criticism, the studio will yank them out completely.