Mortal Kombat 11: How To Get Shao Kahn If You Didn’t Pre-order The Game

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Mortal Kombat 11 is releasing this week for that intend on jumping into the game as soon as possible, and it makes sense given how much positive attitude has been revolving around this gory, deeply-graphic game. One of the great things about this franchise is the phenomenal roster revolving around the main characters players get to choose from during the game. A notable person entering the ring is Shao Kahn, the former, and current, ruler of Outrealm. This tyrant is usually the problematic, horrible boss at the end of the game, but he’s a playable character this time around. How do you unlock him?

How To Unlock Shao Kahn


The first, and easiest way to unlock Shao Kahn, is to pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 in any edition. This obvious route means the Standard, the Ultimate edition and the Kollector’s edition receives Shao Kahn immediately, as soon as you gain access to the game. You should have access to him from a code or alternative means. Regardless, you should have the opportunity to play him and jump into an online game, or an arcade tower.

Can You Play as Shao Kahn Without Pre-ordering Him?

Yes, you can. There are alternative means of playing as Shao Kahn without pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 11.

Unfortunately, it is going to cost you money to play as him. You’re going to see him in the roster as greyed out, and for now, he is not in the store. He should become available sometime in the future. However, NetherRealm Studios has not listed when this is going to happen. They have done this in the past with previous games in their history not lose hope. They’re going to offer a way for every newcomer for Mortal Kombat 11 player to gain access to their entire roster, especially if there’s a particular character they have coming to their line up you want to play as when you jump into the ring.

For now, you’re going to have to remain patient because Shao Kahn is not available outside of the Pre-order.