Mortal Kombat 1 Halloween Stage Is Pit-Themed

Halloween is one week away, so everyone is gearing up for a burst of spooky festivities, Mortal Kombat 1 included. NetherRealm has added a new variant of the Johnny Cage mansion plastered with decorations and the iconic purple moon ripped right from The Pit to celebrate the occasion.


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You can find this variant of the mansion in Invasions or via the level select screen, and there’s even a Havik statue that moves if you get too close. Aside from that, there’s the usual assortment of pumpkins, skeletons, bats, ghosts, and spiders. You can also find Reptile hiding behind the sofa and a statue of Scorpion holding a pumpkin full of sweets.

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The Pit, for context, is a fan-favourite Mortal Kombat level (set on Shang Tsung’s island) that appeared in the very first game. It was brought back for Mortal Kombat 9 and X, but skipped 11. Maybe we’ll get a full version down the line for MK1.

More subtly spooky is the Wu Shi Academy’s new variant, evening. Now you can fist fight under the moonlight. Both are free with the update, so you can boot up the game now and see them for yourself.

NetherRealm also stated in the patch notes that the update comes with a new Halloween fatality that can be found in the Premium Store. Only, it’s not there.

Immediately after the patch went live, fans scrambled to see how much it would cost and what it actually was. However, the featured section still lists the Dia De Muertos Scorpion, Kannibal Killer, and Masquerade Bundle.

Until the fatality is added to the store – which has proven controversial in itself, as many were hoping it’d be a free unlockable – the Halloween event consists of the two map updates. Aside from that, a whole bunch of quality-of-life features were rolled out.

You can now pin your kombos to the HUD like in past games, a long overdue addition, and you can enable an in-game ping/connection indicator via the Online Options tab.

There’s also a new option to mute voice chat and microphone via the main menu in Audio Settings, as well as the vague “general gameplay bug fixes” note, which players are still figuring out. Though one thing is clear, Cyrax has been patched, as the spinning move now uses a full Kameo bar.

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