Mortal Kombat 11 has no shortage of deadly fighters. But not all of them are available from the start! In addition to six upcoming DLC characters, as well as pre-order bonus Shao Kahn, there’s one more member of the roster that eludes new players. Frost is the only free-to-unlock character in the game, and she makes the wait worthwhile with a cool costume and wacky moves. But the question remains: How do you unlock Frost in Mortal Kombat 11? That’s exactly what we’re here to answer in our latest guide!
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How to Purchase Frost in Mortal Kombat 11
First of all, you might as well know that there’s an instant way to unlock Frost when you boot up Mortal Kombat 11. Just like Shao Kahn — as well as the up-and-coming DLC characters — you can spend real-world money. Although it’s a slightly different process than you might be used to.
See, while Mortal Kombat 11 comes with a real-money currency that you can earn in-game (Time Crystals), these aren’t usable on Frost. The microtransaction dollars only work on the rotating stock of cosmetics in the in-game store. Frost, on the other hand, is available as a totally separate purchase for $5.99 USD. Just go to the PlayStation Store, eShop, Xbox Live, or Steam Store. Check the page for Mortal Kombat 11, add her to your cart, and boom! You’ve got the frosty fighter.
It might also bear mentioning that Frost is not part of the $40 Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack. That’s the game’s name for a season pass, which features an assortment of goodies and six other fighters. It just doesn’t include Frost (or Shao Kahn for that matter).
How to Unlock Frost in Mortal Kombat 11
Here’s the thing, though. We don’t recommend plopping cold, hard cash on Frost. It’s just not worth it! Instead, you ought to unlock the fighter for free in-game. It’s quick and easy — although not quite as simple as Mortal Kombat 11 makes it out to be at first.
Case in point: actually trying to play as Frost in Mortal Kombat 11 will tell you that you just need to play through Chapter 4 of the story mode. That’s not very hard in and of itself. Hell, it’s a good thing! The Mortal Kombat 11 main story is fantastic — easily one of the best in fighting games. You probably want to see it anyway, if you bought the game already. There’s just a catch…
Chapter 4 ramps up the difficulty a good bit compared to the earliest parts of the game. It introduces Sektor, a classic Mortal Kombat character that’s not actually playable in this game, and he’s a real bastard. The cybernetic ninja will bounce you around the screen with long combo strings the likes of which you might not be used to up to this point. The Mortal Kombat 11 story mode doesn’t usually employ such savage tactics on medium difficulty or lower.
Thankfully, there are some tricks to beating him. First, you can just bump the campaign down to its easiest difficulty. It still counts for unlocking Frost! You also want to use more normal attack combos. Special attacks are easier to punish, opening you up for those devastating attacks. Meanwhile, the Mortal Kombat 11 AI doesn’t handle switching between multiple combos very well.
Use one simple combo from your move list two or three times, then switch to another, and back again. Sektor will largely just let you hit him if you don’t spam the same move over and over again. We also recommend playing all the way through as one character at a time: that way either the Scorpion or Sub-Zero combos stay fresh in your mind.
And that’s it! That’s how you unlock Frost in Mortal Kombat 11. Once you do, the game will notify you she’s playable the next time you hit the main menu. Time to take her for a spin (literally — she has a spin move). Enjoy!