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Unlocking Ermac and Mavado in MK 1

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By Jaden Francis - - 5 Mins Read
Ermac in Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay
Ermac | YT

Prepare yourselves, my fellow Kombatants, for some exciting information on how to include two powerful fighters in your Mortal Kombat 1 lineup: the mysterious Ermac and the merciless Mavado. These tough characters are not to be overlooked, so don't miss out!

The Path to Ermac's Telekinetic Mastery

Alright, let's start with the fan favorite, Ermac. This telekinetic powerhouse has been a staple in the Mortal Kombat series, and MK1 is no exception.

Now, I know what you're thinking—"But how can I unlock this soul-manipulating beast?" Well, my friend, there are a couple of options.


Ermac in
Ermac in MK1 gameplay | YT


Option 1: The Kombat Pack Shortcut

The quickest and most convenient way to get your hands on Ermac (and a bunch of other DLC characters) is by snagging the Kombat Pack.

For a cool $39.99, you'll receive six playable fighters, including our telekinetic pal, and five Kameo Fighters (more on those later).

Alternatively, you can go all-in and snag the MK1 Premium Edition for $109.99. This includes the Kombat Pack and early access to the DLC characters, like Ermac, who'll be available on April 16th!

Option 2: The Individual Purchase Route

If you'd rather not splurge on the whole Kombat Pack, fear not! You can purchase Ermac separately for $7.99 after his full release on April 23rd.

Just keep an eye out for those sales, because, let's be real, who doesn't love a good deal?

Unleashing Mavado's Ruthless Fury

Now, let's talk about the other fierce addition to the MK1 roster, Mavado. This Red Dragon enforcer is no joke, and he's sure to give your opponents a run for their money—or their lives!


Mavado in MK1 fatality move
Mavado MK1 | YT


Here's the catch, though: you can't buy Mavado individually. He's one of the Kameo Fighters included in the MK1 Kombat Pack. Wait, what's a Kameo Fighter, you ask? Well, let me break it down for you.

The Kameo Fighter Lowdown

Kameo Fighters are like your trusty sidekicks in Mortal Kombat 1. You get to bring one into battle alongside your chosen playable character.

Just press R1/RB on your controller, and boom—your Kameo Fighter joins the fray, ready to dish out some serious pain.

You can even change up their assist type with directional inputs, keeping your opponents on their toes!

The base MK1 game comes with 15 Kameo Fighters, five of which can be unlocked by leveling up your account (Scorpion at level 5, Sub-Zero at level 10, and so on). But if you want to add Mavado and the other DLC Kameo Fighters to your arsenal, you'll need to grab that Kombat Pack.

Also read: How Modders on Mortal Kombat 1 Accessing Unplayable Characters, Including Quan Chi

Ermac's Signature Moves and Powers


Ermac and Mavado in MK1 gameplay
Ermac and Mavado | YT


Before we wrap things up, let's talk about what makes Ermac such a force to be reckoned with. This telekinetic master has a slew of signature moves and powers that will leave your opponents quaking in their boots.

From his iconic Telekinetic Slam to the gruesome Mind Over Splatter fatality (trust me, you don't want the details on that one), Ermac's abilities are awe-inspiring and utterly terrifying.

He can levitate, fire projectiles, and even control souls—yeah, you read that right. And let's not forget his ability to transform into a freakin' dragon during his animality!

So, there you have it, Kombatants! The low-down on unlocking Ermac and Mavado in Mortal Kombat 1 and a taste of their formidable powers. Now go forth and unleash havoc in the most brutal (and awesome) way possible!