Mortal Kombat 1's Microtransaction Backlash Prompts Free Fatalities 1

The vociferous response to Mortal Kombat 1’s controversial paid Halloween Fatality has prompted Warner Bros to respond, with fans who coughed up for the seasonal finisher getting two bonus moves for free. Back in October, the publisher attracted the ire of players by flogging a premium Fatality for 1,200 Dragon Crystals, or approximately $10 in real money.

Now the firm has said it “appreciates your feedback” on the game, and as a make good, it’ll provide anyone who purchased the Halloween Fatality with a bonus Thanksgiving Fatality and Winter Fatality. These will be sold as part of a Seasonal Fatalities bundle from next week, but it’s not yet confirmed how much it’ll cost.

The discourse around Mortal Kombat 1 is pretty poor right now, largely due to the aggressive monetisation of what is effectively a full-price game. It doesn’t look like Warner Bros will be deterred by the robust feedback, however: earlier this week it announced plans to turn all of its titles into live service products.