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Fans Of Mortal Kombat 1 Are Going To Great Lengths To Avoid Microtransactions


A battle between fans and financiers is currently underway

Back in the day, changing the date of your console’s clock was only done for Easter eggs, such as The End boss battle in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. But it’s 2023, almost 2024, and players are now manipulating time for more sinister reasons, namely the contentious microtransactions in Mortal Kombat 1.

As you may be aware, NetherRealm has begun selling skins from the release’s Invasion Mode in its in-game store. These can be purchased with Dragon Krystals, a premium currency, and include outfits that were previously available for free through gameplay as part of the title’s seasonal updates.

A few of the characters from Mortal Kombat 1

Fans, however, have discovered that by changing the date on their PS5, they can literally turn back time and unlock these outfits for free once more. This bug is almost certainly going to be fixed, as we assume publisher Warner Bros. wants to push players toward microtransactions, and most games with seasonal content use a server-side clock.

Nonetheless, the battle between fans and financiers is more intense than ever in Mortal Kombat 1, with many still reeling from the company’s decision to remove Fatalities from the full-priced game. Those who paid for the expensive Halloween finisher will receive some bonus moves as a thank-you, but the fighter’s reputation is at an all-time low right now.