Mortal Kombat X has been an immensely popular game, and it only makes sense to release DLC (downloadable content) so its players can be other fighters. This is what we know about the Mortal Kombat X DLC Update Pack 2 along with its Characters' release date.
According to the Master Herald, it is expected that after the Predator and Tremor is released, a second character DLC pack could bring in some interesting characters, such as Rain and Meat. In fact, Ed Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, indicates that the second Kombatant Pack, which should be worth about $30 to gamers. It is also rumored that this second DLC pack, or Pack 2, will feature Baraka and Sindel.
The VC Post reports that speculations of Rain's character becoming playable began when he was seen in the game's trailer in January. Then Rain had a mod named after him in the Living Towers Challenge. As for the character of Meat, he is and experiment gone wrong and looks like a human muscular system.
The original Kombatant Pack 1 comes with player characters such as Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movies, as well as Tanya, Tremor, and the Predator from his own movie series.
In a somewhat related story, Ed Boon was on deck at E3 2015 (also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a big video game convention that happens at the Los Angeles Convention Center in mid-June), and he talked about how the Microsoft Hololens will change the world of gaming. He was also glad to report that Mortal Kombat 9 could be coming to the Xbox One. Considering that one of Microsoft's big announcements at E3 2015 was the backward compatibility of the Xbox One to its predecessor, the Xbox 360, this is quite possible.
According to the Ecumenical News (from the Mortal Kombat Wiki) there will be a lot of Skin Packs available for players before E3 which include:
- The Samurai Pack: Samurai Shinnok, Ronin Kenshi, and Jingu Kitana
- The Ultimate Horror Pack: Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, and Pharaoh Ermac
- The Klassic Pack #1: Klassic Sonya, Klassic Liu Kang, and Klassic Kano.
- The Predator and Prey Pack: Infared Scorpion, Commando Johnny, and Carl Weathers as Dillon for Jax
- The Klassic Pack #2: Klassic Jax, Klassic Kung Lao, and Klassic Quan Chi
Gamerant says there might be something more to the DLC packs then just the characters. As Mortal Kombat X was released on Steam, a lot of PC users were reporting problems with the download. Some "inquisitive players" stumbled upon DLC packs labelled "Klassic Fatalities 1" as well as "Klassic Fatalities 2" with all sorts of characters and skins that have been showing up on the game.
These Klassic Fatalities DLC packs are clearly meant to hearken back twenty years ago, when the original Mortal Kombat game was getting a lot of press due to its "Fatality" feature. This was at the end of a fight, when the announcer would say "Finish Him/Her", and then winner would kill the opponent in a very brutal way. For example, one kill involved the winner ripping off the opponent's spine, with head attached. The Fatalities had to be performed with a special combination of buttons, giving the player an additional challenge. As Mortal Kombat went from the traditional stand-up arcade to the console, a lot of concerned parents were disturbed by the violence. As a result, this eventually led to the video game rating system.
So far, there is no word on any release date of the Mortal Kombat X Kombatant Pack 2, and considering that these characters still have to be released, I wouldn't expect it for a while.