Yesterday, Spawn was added to Mortal Kombat 11 as the game's latest DLC fighter. The release was accompanied by server issues, meaning many players couldn't play as the new character. Unfortunately, at the moment of publishing, these server issues persist. However, while some Mortal Kombat 11 players are still waiting to get their hands on the DLC character, others have been enjoying the Hellspawn, including his secondary, Deadpool-inspired skin.
For those that don't know: Spawn automatically comes with two skins. One of these is his default skin, which is simply the character's standard, iconic look. The other skin is a nearly all red design that essentially gives the character a Deadpool makeover. The best part about this skin is that isn't behind an unlock or any grinding. If you own Spawn, you get this skin.
NetherRealm Studios hasn't confirmed whether or not it used Deadpool as inspiration for the skin, but even if it didn't, it's unofficially now known as the Deadpool skin. In fact, even Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld thinks it's a Deadpool skin.
So Spawn in Mortal Kombat has a DEADPOOL skin??? Nice. pic.twitter.com/mB8G6cqUoc— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) March 17, 2020
As mentioned above, Spawn is currently available in Mortal Kombat 11, but only for Kombat Pack owners. The DLC character won't be available for all players until March 24. However, if you don't own the Kombat Pack you will be required to purchase the character individually.
He’s just so beautiful! 😭March 18, 2020
"Al Simmons, once the U.S. government's greatest soldier and most effective assassin, was mercilessly executed by his own men," reads an official blurb about the character. "Resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness. Simmons is reborn as a creature from the depths of hell. A Hellspawn. Now he is thrust into the world of Mortal Kombat, where he will fight from supremacy against all Kombatants."
Beyond Spawn, it's currently unclear what DLC characters are coming next. However, it looks like the next wave of fighters will include Ash Williams, Sheeva, and Fujin. Meanwhile, creative director Ed Boon recently teased that "a lot more surprises" are coming this year.