How To Unlock All Mortal Kombat 1 Characters & Kameo Fighters

How to unlock all Mortal Kombat 1 characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you how and who to unlock to get the full roster of 38 characters in the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One & PC fighting game.

In total there are 23 Main Characters and 15 Kameo Characters. Of them 2 Main Characters and 5 Kameo Characters must be unlocked before they can be used, the rest are available from the beginning.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Characters List

Main Roster:

  1. Ashrah
  2. Baraka
  3. General Shao
  4. Geras
  5. Havik
  6. Johnny Cage
  7. Kenshi
  8. Kitana
  9. Kung Lao
  10. Li Mei
  11. Liu Kang
  12. Mileena
  13. Nitara
  14. Raiden
  15. Rain
  16. Reiko
  17. Reptile
  18. Scorpion
  19. Sindel
  20. Shang Tsung
  21. Smoke
  22. Sub-Zero
  23. Tanya

Kameo Fighters:

  1. Cyrax
  2. Darrius
  3. Frost
  4. Goro
  5. Jax Briggs
  6. Kano
  7. Kung Lao
  8. Motaro
  9. Sareena
  10. Scorpion
  11. Sektor
  12. Shujinko
  13. Sonya Blade
  14. Stryker
  15. Sub-Zero
MORTAL KOMBAT 1 – All Characters FULL ROSTER & Poses (MK1 2023)

How To Unlock Characters In Mortal Kombat 1

The unlock requirements to get all 2 launch secret characters in Mortal Kombat 1:

  • How To Unlock Shang Tsung: Pre-order to get Playable Character Shang Tsung.
  • How To Unlock Havik: Complete the Main Kampaign Story Mode’s all 4 Acts.

The unlock requirements to get all 5 secret Kameo Fighters in Mortal Kombat 1:

  • How To Unlock Scorpion (Kameo): Reach Profile Level 5.
  • How To Unlock Sub-Zero (Kameo): Reach Profile Level 10.
  • How To Unlock Kung Lao (Kameo): Reach Profile Level 15.
  • How To Unlock Shujinko (Kameo): Reach Profile Level 20.
  • How To Unlock Motaro (Kameo): Reach Profile Level 25.

Tip: The fastest way to increase player level is by playing Invasion Mode and always finish fights with a BRUTALITY (for final hit do an uppercut by holding DOWN+TRIANGLE / DOWN+Y). To speed it up further, set the game to 1 Round to Win, this can be done in Main Menu – Settings – Gameplay – Rounds to Win = 1. If you manage to get flawless victories (don’t take damage) you get an even bigger XP bonus. Reaching Profile Level 25 can be done in about 10 hours if playing Invasion Mode.

Note: Yes, you’re not mistaken. Some characters can be both kameo fighters and main roster fighters in the same match.

Here’s a video showing in-game footage for all unlockable (kameo) characters unlocked…

Mortal Kombat 1 – How to Unlock All Characters (Shang Tsung, Havik, Motaro, Shujinko, Kung Lao etc)

How To Get Future Mortal Kombat 1 DLC Characters

Future DLC Characters?

Warner Bros. Games will add many DLC characters in the future! Here’s what they said about it:

Kombat Pack 1 Content

“Purchase the “Mortal Kombat 1: Kombat Pack” and get 6 new DLC Fighters and 5 Kameo Fighters.”

At launch Kombat Pack 1 is only available as part of the Premium Edition, which costs $40 more than the base game, so that’s the premium you’re paying for the first DLC Pack.

DLC #1 Fighters:

  1. Omni-Man (Invincible)
  2. Quan Chi
  3. Peacemaker (DC Peacemaker)
  4. Ermac
  5. Homelander (The Boys)
  6. Takahashi Takeda

DLC #1 Kameo Fighters:

  1. Tremor
  2. Mavado
  3. Johnny Cage
  4. Ferra
  5. Khameleon
Mortal Kombat 1 – Official Kombat Pack Roster Reveal Trailer

Kombat Pack 2 Content

DLC #2 Fighters: (RUMORED)

  1. Deathstroke (DC Batman)
  2. Doom Slayer (DOOM)
  3. Harley Quinn (DC Batman)
  4. Kano
  5. Noob Saibot
  6. Sareena

DLC #2 Kameo Fighters: (RUMORED)

  1. Bo’ Rai Cho
  2. Drahmim
  3. Hsu Haoh
  4. Moloch
  5. Rain

Expect more Kombat Packs to be announced in the coming year. I mean, they HAVE to add Sonya Blade and Jax Briggs as fully playable characters at some point, right!?

What other Mortal Kombat 1 characters would you like to play as?