Mortal Kombat X Guide - How to Unlock Alternate Costumes

How to unlock all alternate skins in Mortal Kombat X.

There's a lot to be said about Mortal Kombat X, and I don't feel like saying any of it. Instead, you get a convenient and easy-to-use guide to unlocking most of the game's alternate costumes.

Every character has one costume they can get just by clearing the Klassic Tower, and some have others they can get by completing other tasks in-game.

Not all costumes can be obtained by actually playing Mortal Kombat X -- a few require you use the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app to either link accounts or actually play the mobile game.

Some costumes have methods we've yet to whittle down completely yet, but the most common theories and tried methods are listed. There seems to be some RNG involved in getting some costumes.

(Be sure to check out my good friend Steve's  on Fatalities guide and Brutalities guide if you're looking for an easy to use resource on busting some heads.)

Cassie Cage

  • Endurance Cassie Cage: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Cassie Cage or by finding it in the Krypt at (-1, 10).

D'Vorah

  • Kytinn Queen D'Vorah: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with D'Vorah or by finding it in the Chamber of Bones at (-8, 13).

Ermac

  • Tournament Ermac: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Ermac or finding it in the Cemetery Grounds at (-21, 9).

Erron Black

  • Outcast Erron Black: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Erron Black or finding it in the Frozen Graves at (-2, 9).

Ferra/Torr

  • Master and Servant Ferra/Torr: Can be unlocked by finding it in the Shadow Spider Kave (6, 8).

Jax

  • Farmer Jax: Unlocked via the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app.
  • Revenant Jax: Unlocked by getting 15 flawless victories in a row in Kustom Kombat with the 1% health modifier.
    • This is most easily done by going into Kustom Kombat with two controllers and setting the second controller down to get the victories with Jax.
  • Tournament Jax: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Jax or by finding it in the Cemetery Grounds (-19, 8).

Jacqui Briggs 

  • Tournament Jacqui Briggs: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Jacqui Briggs or by finding it in the Garden of Despair (-8, 8).

Kano

  • Tournament Kano: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kano or by finding it in the Walkway of Souls (-15, 19).

Kenshi

  • Tournament Kenshi:  Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kenshi or by finding it in the Dark Pass (6, 17).

Kitana

  • Dark Empress Kitana: Drops randomly from Living Towers.
    • Some people claim faction level, score, and character affect when this skin drops; however, people have reported getting this skin with any character, any faction level, and any score. Some people also claim you need to clear 10 Living Towers. The evidence suggests it's really just random.
  • Klassic Kitana: Hit level 40 in the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app.
  • Revenant Kitana: (There are a lot of claims about how to get this one. Some say you need to get 50 King of the Hill wins, others say you need to get your special moves to level 5. I don't really know, this costume just popped up for me.)
  • Tournament Kitana: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kitana or by finding it in the Frozen Graves (1, 6).

Johnny Cage

  • Hotshot Johnny Cage: Get a 10 win streak in King of the Hill Survivor. (Most easily done with a friend.)
  • Ninja Mime Johnny Cage: Use your WB account to sign into both the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app and the game itself.
  • Tournament Johnny Cage: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Johnny Cage or by finding it in Shao Khan's Tomb (1, 6).

Kotal Kahn

  • Osh-Tekk Warrior Kotal Kahn: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kotal Kahn or by finding it in the Grotto of Gore (-8, 8).

Kung Jin

  • Shadow Kung Jin: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kung Jin or by finding it in the Gallery of Shadows (-1, 4).

Kung Lao

  • Revenant Kung Lao: Unlocked by winning 25 public King of the Hill matches.
  • Tournament Kung Lao: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Kung Lao or by finding it in the Hollow Grounds (-3, 19).

Liu Kang

  • Dark Emperor Liu Kang: Random drop from Challenge Towers. (Has a random chance of dropping at the end.)
  • Revenant Liu Kang: (Uncomfirmed, but seems to unlock when your special moves reach level 10.)
  • Tournament Liu Kang: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Liu Kang or by finding it in Khan's Fortress (1, 11)

Mileena

  • Kahnum Mileena: Survive 20 matches in the Endless Tower using Mileena.
  • Klassic Mileena: Finish a challenge ladder on the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app.
  • Tournament Mileena: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Mileena or by finding it in the Cemetery Grounds (-23, 10).

Quan Chi

  • Tournament Quan Chi: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Quan Chi or by finding it in the Frozen Graves (-1, 8).

Raiden

  • Cyber Raiden: Link your WB account with your PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Steam account.
  • Dark Raiden: Found in a chest in Kahn's Stronghold (-1, 14).
  • Tournament Raiden: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Raiden or by finding it in the Walkway of Souls (-17, 19).

Reptile

  • Tournament Reptile: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Reptile or by finding it in the Kavern of Doom (15, 16).

Scorpion

  • Hanzo Hasashi Scorpion: Complete Chapter 10 in Story Mode.
  • Injustice Scorpion: Complete 100 ladder matches on the Mortal Kombat X Mobile app.
  • Tournament Scorpion: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Scorpion or by finding it in the Spider Gem Hold (5, 28).

Shinnok

  • Wrathful Shinnok: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Shinnok or by finding it in the Frigid Burrows (0, 17).

Sonya Blade

  • Tournament Sonya Blade: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Sonya Blade or by finding it in Acid Falls (-7, 25).

Sub-Zero

  • Kuai Liang Sub-Zero: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Sub-Zero or by finding it in the Lost Mausoleum (3, 3).
  • Revenant Sub-Zero: Unlocked in Test Your Might. (Drops appear to be random, though most people report getting it upon completion.)

Takeda

  • Shirai Ryu Takeda: Can be unlocked by either beating the Klassic Tower with Takeda or by finding it in the Garden of Despair (-5, 10).

Associate Editor

I've been playing games since '89, and arcade-style games are my jam. I've played over 400 hours of Risk of Rain. Favorite Final Fantasy is 12. Rhythm games and roguelikes/lites are life.

Published Apr. 19th 2015
  • Jemdiboy
    I did +100 Multiplayer ladders which i won (on mobile app)
    But i didnt receive injustice scorpion....
    Can anybody tell me why i didnt receive him?
  • Panda_6533
    I got revanent kitana buy beating the classic tower as revanent jax
  • Evan_5238
    I've actually received the revenant Jax without having to be him while doing Kustom Kombat, all other rules still apply
  • Game Oracle
    Columnist
    This would look nice with some tables.

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