Mortal Kombat 11’s ranked mode, Kombat League, will be added to the game tomorrow.
Kombat League will be played in seasons that last four weeks each, with each new season beginning immediately after the end of the previous one. Players take on opponents of similar skill level in Ranked Sets that work in a best 2 out of 3 format, where winning games will earn you points to progress up the ranks.
There are 9 ranks to progress through in total, with all players starting as an Apprentice and aiming to work their way up to the highest rank, Elder God. Each new rank that you achieve will reward you with cosmetic items that are exclusive to the Kombat League, with the rewards being dished out at the end of each season; thankfully, the game will reward you with items for the highest rank that you achieved during the season, so if you drop a rank or two near to the season end you won’t be missing out on anything. Aside from the cosmetic rewards, you’ll also be able to earn rewards by completing both daily and seasonal quests, which could task you with winning a certain amount of games or spilling a certain amount of blood.
It all sounds pretty interesting and should give those with a more competitive edge even more reason to play NetherRealm’s latest title. If you haven’t checked out Mortal Kombat 11 yet then I strongly suggest that you do if you’re a fan of fighting games. In my 9/10 review of the game, I said:
“Even once the story mode is done with there are plenty of modes to sink your teeth in to, and while there are criticisms to be directed at the game funneling players into a continual loop of grinding in-game currencies to buy randomised loot boxes and some shady tactics regarding premium currency, the fact is that you can have countless hours of fun with Mortal Kombat 11 without ever having to spend a penny, either by building your perfect character loadout, completing towers, or testing your skills against other players in the games flawless online modes. Whether you’re just here for the story, trying to hone your skills and prove yourself online, or just want a gloriously over-the-top fighting game to play locally with your mates with a pizza and a few beers, Mortal Kombat 11 has something for everybody.”
With a new online ranked mode to keep players occupied, Mortal Kombat 11 now has even more content to justify its price tag. Kombat League begins tomorrow with “The Season of Blood”. Sounds gruesome.