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How to unlock every Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighter

If you want to build the best pair of fighters to win every match, you’re going to need to unlock every Kameo fighter in Mortal Kombat 1 beforehand.

How do you unlock every Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo fighter? It’s always awkward as a fighting game fan to rush into the versus screen only to find that not every character is unlocked. Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom as it’s fairly easy to unlock every fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.

The first time you boot into the Mortal Kombat 1 versus screen, you should spot two boxes that aren’t lit up correctly. These boxes belong to Shang Tsung, a pre-order exclusive character, and Mortal Kombat 1 Havik, a character that can be unlocked by following our guide. Heading to the Kameo fighters, there are several locked Mortal Kombat 1 characters this time around. Unless you play the correct single-player mode, you might not get a chance to unlock them. Here’s what you need to unlock every Kameo fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.

The fast way to unlock Kameo fighters in MK 1

In order to unlock Kameo fighters, all you need to do is level up your Mortal Kombat 1 profile to reach specific milestones. Here are the profile milestones you need to reach in Mortal Kombat 1 to unlock every Kameo fighter:

  • Level 5: Scorpion
  • Level 10: Sub-Zero
  • Level 15: Kung Lao
  • Level 20: Shujinko
  • Level 25: Motaro

The easiest method we’ve found is to make your way through Invasions mode, picking any character you fancy playing. We managed to unlock every Kameo character after around ten hours, but depending on how good you are at the fighting game, you may unlock the characters sooner than this.

Alternatively, you can pick Towers mode to level up your profile, though we found this method to be less effective. The main difference between the two modes is that  Invasions also allows you to pick up Mortal Kombat 1 gear pieces. If you’re extremely good at the game, you might find it easier to defeat waves on enemies on Towers’ hardest difficulty, but you’re missing out on the unlockable items Invasions has to offer.

Online is definitely the fastest method, but only if you consistently win fights against real opponents. If you’re a savant at Mortal Kombat 1, winning matches consistently, then you’ll breeze through the character levels. This won’t work for everyone, however, so we recommend the Invasions mode for consistency.

That’s all you need to unlock the Kameo fighters in Mortal Kombat 1. If you’re playing ahead of the Mortal Kombat 1 release date, you probably purchased the premium edition of the game. Check out our Mortal Kombat 1 Dragon Crystals guide to see what you can spend this currency on, and we also have a Mortal Kombat 1 coins guide that explains how to acquire items from the Shrine.