Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion Mode explained

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Mortal Kombat 1 features an exciting new RPG-inspired mode called Invasion, which is fairly different from the franchise’s traditional fighting game action. So, here’s everything you need to know about Invasion mode.

Ed Boon and his team at NetherRealm, and also previously Midway, have never been afraid to push the boat out. Across the last 20 years or so, we’ve seen the quest-based Konquest mode, MK: Deception introduce the Puzzle and Chess Kombat mini-games, and who can forget Test Your Might?

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There’s been so much more in addition to this too. However, eyes are fixed on the new kid on the block. Invasion Mode offers a different flavor to Towers and online multiplayer. It even has its own special currency for you to rack up.

So, here’s everything we know about Invasion mode in Mortal Kombat 1.

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What is Invasion mode in Mortal Kombat 1?

Invasion Mode is an RPG-style board game featuring challenges, quests, traditional Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay, special rewards, and other unique content.

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Players can choose their own character and Kameo character and accumulate special items as they clear battles and special challenges across various maps. In playing the mode, users will unlock skins, in-game currency, concept art, and other rewards – not unlike The Krypt which is absent from MK1.

Invasion’s core premise involves enemy factions launching attacks against various realms in Mortal Kombat 1. In trying to beat back these invasions, players will level up and advance through challenges that become increasingly more involved.

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The Krypt was how players unlocked rewards in MK11.

Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion Mode seasonal content

MK1 Invasion will boast seasonal updates set to go live every six weeks. Each update should usher in new MK realms packed with extra nodes.

A fresh batch of Invading forces will make their move each time, with Scorpion acting as the final boss of the first season.

Not to worry, though, such content isn’t opening the door for Battle Passes and other live-service elements. The difference is that as players progress through Mortal Kombat 1 as a whole, they’ll be unlocking Seasonal Kredits. This currency can only be earned in-game, so purchasing them with real-world money will not be an option. With those credits, though, players can expect to access new cosmetics.

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Mortal Kombat 1 is out now, so in the meantime, make sure to check out a bunch of our other guides for the game:

Mortal Kombat 1 Review | Does Mortal Kombat 1 have a 24th character? | How to do a Brutality | How to do a Fatality | What is a Quitality? | How to taunt | How to do a Fatal Blow | How to unlock Havik | How many chapters does Mortal Kombat 1 have? | Every Mortal Kombat 1 Fatality | How long does it take to beat the campaign? | Mortal Kombat 1 currency explained | How to unlock Kameos | Mortal Kombat 1 DLC | All Achievements & Trophies | How to unlock Shang Tsung

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