How to get classic costumes in Mortal Kombat 1

MK1: Sub-Zero
Credit: NetherRealm Studios

MK1: Sub-Zero
Credit: NetherRealm Studios

We all know that one of the coolest things about Mortal Kombat 1 is the re-imagined character designs, but sometimes you just want to stick to the classics. We've got you covered with a handy guide on how to get classic costumes in Mortal Kombat 1.

In this guide, we'll show you all the tricks and tips to unlock these fantastic skins for your beloved characters in Mortal Kombat 1.

By the way, if you're looking for even more MK1 content, feel free to take a look at our guide on how to block in Mortal Kombat 1. On top of that, you can also read our article on how to change difficulty in Mortal Kombat 1.

All the ways to get Classic Costumes in Mortal Kombat 1

Although you can't acquire all the costumes that resemble the classic Mortal Kombat characters at once, you can still try to get them using the following methods:

MK1: Sub-Zero and Scorpion
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Credit: NetherRealm Studios

The Dragon Shrine

You can earn Koins for completing tutorials, levelling up, progressing in the story mode, winning fights, and completing daily and weekly quests. Next, just use 1000 Koins in the Dragon Shrine to try your luck and get skins, gear, and concept art. If you're lucky enough, you can get the costumes you want, which look like the classic ones.


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Here you have two options for purchasing skins and gear. The first one is seasonal items. To be able to purchase something here, you need to use Seasonal Kredits, which can be obtained as a reward in the aforementioned Shrine, as well as when completing Invasion mode and fighting in Towers or online multiplayer.

The second option is premium items, where you will need to use Dragon Krystals. This option may be less accessible to some players because you will have to spend real money to get the currency. Even though these Krystals are almost entirely based on microtransactions, you can also get a little bit of them while progressing in the story mode.

Quest menu

Here you also have two options to get skins. The first tab you will see is Quests, and you can get skins here for completing daily and weekly quests. The second tab is called Mastery, and there you can get various gear, colour pallets, and skins when you level up your character, although it is a little bit time-consuming.


In addition to getting different costumes from the story mode, you can also play through Invasion mode. In each of the six maps offered in this mode, you will receive colour pallets, gear, and skins. What’s more, each of them will have a sub-boss, which you can defeat to get their seasonal skins.

We recommend that you defeat all of these bosses first before purchasing something from the Season Store, as they may have skins for sale that you can get for free.

Using these methods, you will get plenty of skins, including highly desirable classic costumes. Also, keep in mind that when you get a colour palette for a skin you don't have, it will be unlocked automatically.

And before you go, why not check our check out how to complete every bone-crushing fatality in Mortal Kombat 1?

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