How to Unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11

How to Unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11

Here's how to unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11, who is available as both a pre-order bonus or DLC purchase.

There are a vast number of varied characters available in Mortal Kombat 11, featuring all sorts of brutal Fatality moves. Shao Kahn is just one of these characters, but he only comes with the base game if you put down a pre-order before launch. In this Mortal Kombat 11 Shao Kahn guide, we'll be walking you through how to unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11, as even if you didn't put down a pre-order for the game, you can still unlock the character.

How to Unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11

When you first get hold of Mortal Kombat 11, you might be wondering how to unlock Shao Kahn. The seasoned veteran of the franchise is one of the many fighters featured in the latest game, but unfortunately he was only available as a pre-order bonus for the game.

Therefore, if you didn't pre-order Mortal Kombat 11, either on Switch, PC, PS4, or Xbox One before it released, you'll need to purchase Shao Kahn as a standalone DLC pack. Currently, you can purchase Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11 for $5.99 on any platform.

You'll have to pay $5.99 to unlock Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Epic

But if you did pre-order Mortal Kombat 11, before it released on April 23, then you're in luck. If you purchased Mortal Kombat 11 physically, on any platform, then you should have a physical download code in your retail box of the game. You need to then take this code, and enter it on the storefront of the platform that you purchased. So if you pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, enter the physical code from the box in the e-Shop.

If you instead pre-ordered Mortal Kombat 11 digitally, then Shao Kahn should have been downloaded alongside the game when it was first available for pre-load on your platform. Of course, there's always the possibility that the game might not have downloaded the character for some reason, and if this is the case, then you simply need to find the product listing for Shao Kahn on your storefront, and manually download the DLC fighter.

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Hirun Cryer

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