Mortal Kombat 1: How Does Invasion Mode Work?


Mortal Kombat 1: How Does Invasion Mode Work?

Surya Kumar
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Mortal Kombat 1 features a new Invasion mode that offers a board-game-styled gameplay where you can get rewards after eliminating bosses.
NetherRealm Studio has promised seasonal updates to Invasion mode that occurs every six weeks.
Mortal Kombat 1 will be available on various devices such as the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

This title from NetherRealm Studios will be the twelfth main installment in the popular Mortal Kombat series. It will feature reconceptualized versions of several iconic characters such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, etc. The game is officially hitting the shelves on 14th September for Premium and Kollector’s edition owners, while gamers who bought the standard edition will get access to the game on 19th September. Apart from having the usual online multiplayer modes, the game has also seen an addition of the invasion mode. Let’s take a look at it.

Mortal Kombat 1 Invasion Mode

Mortal Kombat 1 is a reboot of the series featuring newly-imagined characters, new fatalities, and a promising single-player campaign. Apart from the main story, the game also features an invasion mode that will evidently replace the Krypt. It is essentially a culmination of previous mini-games featured in other MK titles.

The invasion mode’s mechanics offer a board game-like map with an almost top-down 3D gameplay. It will feature iconic locations from the Mortal Kombat universe and players will pick a character and explore a region filled with branching paths. Each node you get through offers a new obstacle to overcome.

The game mode is combined with mini-games, individual battles, treasures, and other modifiers impacting the gameplay. Ed Nightingale from Euro Gamer shared his hands-on impressions playing through a board based on Johnny Cage’s mansion. Winning the first node gave him access to the keycard of the mansion, and from then, he got access to a cinema room, a demon-infested balcony, and a dojo.

As you level up your character, you will receive in-game currency, concept art, cosmetics, and other resources that you can equip to strengthen yourself.

Mortal Kombat 1 Seasonal Update for Invasion Mode

NetherRealm Studios also mentioned that this mode will receive updates every six weeks, and each node will contain new realms branching out further into newer nodes. In the current season, Scorpion is set to act as the final boss. With each season, the bosses, nodes, realms, and rewards keep changing. You will also unlock seasonal credits which can be used to purchase cosmetics. Note that they cannot be purchased with real money. 

That is pretty much all we know about the new invasion mode in Mortal Kombat 1. It seems to offer a solid single-player experience for those who are interested in the lore of the MK universe.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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