All Mortal Kombat 1 fighters: Confirmed & leaked characters so far

Sub Zero in Mortal Kombat 1NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 1 is set to arrive later in 2023, and the reboot is set to bring another diverse roster of fighters ready to do battle. Here’s a look at all of the Mortal Kombat 1 characters confirmed so far, as well as the leaked fighters.

NetherRealm have confirmed that Mortal Kombat 1 is dropping on September 19, rebooting the iconic fighting game series for the current generation of consoles. Fans have already begun pre-ordering their copy and trying out the beta, honing their skills before the full release.

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Much like similar titles such as Street Fighter or MultiVersus, a fighting game is only as strong as its cast of characters. So far, a few names on the launch roster have been announced, while leaks have revealed some of the DLC fighters from popular franchises that could arrive down the line.

Here’s a breakdown of every Mortal Kombat 1 fighter confirmed so far, along with all of the characters that have leaked.

Every confirmed Mortal Kombat 1 fighter

So far, nine Mortal Kombat 1 characters have been confirmed to appear in the reboot. These are all familiar faces that have become staples of the series, appearing in most, if not every entry to date.

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Here’s every Mortal Kombat 1 fighter announced so far:

  • Liu Kang
  • Scorpion
  • Sub-Zero
  • Raiden
  • Kung Lao
  • Kitana
  • Mileena
  • Shang Tsung
  • Johnny Cage

Mortal Kombat 11 launched with a huge roster of 25 fighters, so fans can expect more fighters to be announced as we edge closer to Mortal Kombat 1’s release date. Each new installment also introduces some new faces, so only time will tell who will join the roster this time around.

mortal kombat 1 official artNetherRealm Studios
Mortal Kombat 1 is the second time the series has received a soft reboot.

All Mortal Kombat 1 leaked fighters

While the Mortal Kombat series has created its own lineup of iconic fighters, the series has also become known for bringing in post-launch characters from other popular franchises, ranging from comic books to 80s action movies.

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Shortly after Mortal Kombat 1 was announced, VGC reported that a number of DLC characters had leaked via an Amazon listing, revealing the contents of the first Kombat Pack. It will allegedly feature a handful of fighters from the series’ past, as well as some neat crossovers.

Check out every Mortal Kombat 1 fighter leaked so far:

  • Quan Chi
  • Ermac
  • Takeda
  • Peacemaker (DC)
  • Homelander (The Boys)
  • Omni-Man (Invincible)

That was every leaked and confirmed Mortal Kombat 1 character so far. We’ll be updating this page with all the latest announcements, so be sure to check back here for the latest details.

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