Unlocking costumes is one of the simplest, best pleasures of a fighting game — and Mortal Kombat 11 is swimming in costumes. There are three major ways to unlock these extra skins, and if you don’t want to grind endlessly, there are a few tricks you can use to rapidly earn most of the costumes for your favorite characters.
Costumes / skins come in two different flavors. Some skins are totally new, unique outfits that change the character’s model. Others feature altered color schemes. You can also collect special accessories — like Johnny Cage’s shades — that you can customize individually on a character loadout. We won’t get into how to get all of those, you’ll just have to jump into the Krypt and hope for the best.
Enough with the introductions. Here are three major ways to unlock the costumes in MK11.
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How To Get Every Costume | Tutorials, Characters Towers & Krypt Guide
Every character in MK11 can unlock multiple costumes / skins. These are all free, and you can check them out (even when they’re locked) in the KUSTOMIZATION menu. As stated above, there are three major methods for unlocking skins — through Tutorials, Character Towers, and the Krypt.
Character Tutorials – Getting Your First Skin [Easy]
You can unlock one skin for completing a Character Tutorial. Go to the Learn menu and scroll down to the bottom. Complete the series of tutorials to earn an easy skin. This is the easiest way to unlock a skin, and you can do it for every character in the game.
Character Towers – Unlock Two Bonus Skins [Hard]
The second method for unlocking skins is a lot harder. Go to the Tower of Time, and check the left-corner to find Character Towers. Spend 25,000 koins to unlock these towers.
Character Towers are tower challenges tied to specific characters. You’ll earn gear for your preferred character — and you can get two extra skins if you complete them. They’re very difficult, so I recommend waiting until you’ve leveled up before attempting these.
Krypt – Open Containers For A Chance At Skins [Medium]
The rest of the skins can be unlocked randomly as rewards for completing Tower of Time or Klassic Tower challenges. These rolls are completely random — if you’re looking for higher chances, visit the Krypt.
At the Krypt, open containers that cost between 10,000-15,000 koins. These containers almost always have a skin inside. It won’t be for any specific character, though. If you’re aiming to unlock all the skins, this is the best place to do it.
In my experience, chests that cost 12,000+ or 14,000+ almost always had a skin inside. Not always, but 90% of the time I would get a skin drop.
If you’ve opened all the chests on the Island, you can always reset the rewards — find the strange blue / white orb in the main Courtyard near the entrance and use a special key to reset all the chests in the area. There are two of these reset icons; one is underground, the other is above ground.
Using these three methods, you’ll be able to unlock all the bonus skins in the game. It can take awhile, but you don’t have to pay real money, and three of them can be earned without grinding at all. Most of the skins are simply re-colors of major new costumes, but they’re all worth unlocking — if you’re an insane obsessive like me.