Mortal Kombat 11 Selling A Character You Can Unlock For Free

She's stone cold.

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Mortal Kombat 11 recently revealed the roster's final playable character, Frost. The stylish Sub-Zero apprentice is unlockable by playing the campaign, but for those who want a shortcut or just aren't interested in the story mode, you can purchase her separately.

Frost is available on Steam and consoles for $6. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, she appears to only be listed through the in-game marketplace, rather than as a separate game item on the storefronts themselves. The price is consistent throughout the different platforms.

Frost is a unique inclusion on the character roster, as all of the other playable characters are available right from the start. Frost is a locked character, only obtainable after completing chapter four in the story campaign--or by purchasing her.

While selling a shortcut to an item that can be unlocked through normal play isn't uncommon, the store listings do not appear to give an indication that she can be obtained without a purchase. In fact, her store listing is very similar to the one for Shao Kahn, who can only be obtained through purchase if you missed him as a pre-order bonus. The Steam reviews on the DLC are mostly negative, with many players citing the fact that you can unlock her through play.

GameSpot has contacted NetherRealm for comment, but has not received a response as of the time of publishing.

"There's a diverse roster of interesting characters and playstyles, and the story mode is an entertaining romp," Edmond Tran wrote in GameSpot's Mortal Kombat 11 review-in-progress. "The unfulfilling approaches to the game's dynamic single-player content and progression may feel like they've totally whiffed (at least at this early stage), but Mortal Kombat 11 hits where it matters."

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EdwardNygma

So glad I didn’t buy this.

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Imajinn

WB is making bad tastes in everyone's mouths. Honestly with all this crap I really don't think I'm going to pick any NRS games up after this. The rewards are miniscule for such a heavy grind to boot. But if you want to just go and buy the stuff and avoid the grind, well there you are.

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lionheartssj1

Wow. I thought WB may have learned something from Shadow of War, but they're just doubling down on this crap. Even if it doesn't amount to much, I'm still going to pass on this one as well.

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uninspiredcup

It's amazing some of the shit these publishers pull.

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datriax

How long must we endure this era of stupidity?

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alastor529

@datriax: don't know even if people were to just not buy the game or not participate in microtransactions.
it wont help. WB would just fold neatherealm and retain the MK rights and trademarks so thye can use it to make future movies or tv shows.

there really is no way around this sadly. i miss midway games...