A new Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath leak seemingly reveals a secret fight hidden within the game. Previously undiscovered, the code was discovered in the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia fighting game code. Dataminers have been combing through the game's latest update in search of anything interesting or peculiar. In the process, one has unearthed what appears to be confirmation that there's a secret fight in the game or possibly coming to it in the near future.
The new datamining discovery was announced by prominent Mortal Kombat dataminer, "thetiny," who found evidence of a secret fight that can be triggered in the Arcade Ladder. Unfortunately, the files don't give away any further details other than that they are loaded every time you enter the Klassic Tower. At the moment of publishing, nobody has triggered any type of secret fight or event.
There's a secret fight that you can trigger in the Arcade Ladder. pic.twitter.com/CkgJWfeANg— thethiny 🐰 (@thethiny) June 1, 2020
Coments on thetiny's tweet left people with nothing but questions. Who is the kombatant? How is this triggered? In a different post, he mentioned Onyx being a helper to Noob Saibot and posited Onyx maybe the secret battle. Another Twitter user reminded people of the secret battle with Noob Saibot from Mortal Kombat 9.
As a result, for now, Mortal Kombat fans are left with nothing but speculation. The most popular speculation is that, like in the past, this secret fight involves a secret character, with names like Rain, Khrome, Li Mei, and Reptile being thrown around. And this is probably a safe bet. Assuming there is actually a secret fight in the game, it likely involves a secret and hidden character.
As always, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt. While datamining leaks are typically quite reliable, the conclusions drawn from them and the speculation derived from them are less reliable. That said, at the moment of publishing, neither NetherRealm Studios or Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have commented on the leak, leaving fans with nothing but speculation.
Last month, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath was released, marking the first expansion for the franchise. The update contained a new cinematic story campaign, new skins, and three new DLC fighters: Fujin, Sheeva, and RoboCop.
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