Here are the instructions on how to unlock Shang Tsung as a fighter in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 boasts playable fighters such as Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Tanya, and more. One of these fighters is Shang Tsung, who is an exclusive character. Read on for our guide on how to get Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1.

Shang Tsung  in Mortal Kombat 1 (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1 (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

Is Shang Tsung a playable character?

In order to unlock Shang Tsung as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 1, you must purchase the game before its global launch date of Sept. 19. The available options include the Standard Edition, Premium Edition, and Kollector's Edition. All of these include Shang Tsung as a pre-order exclusive.

While the Standard Edition costs $69.99 USD, the Premium Edition is $109.99 USD. As for the Kollector's Edition, it requires $249.99 USD.

Mortal Kombat 1 Shang Tsung gameplay (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Mortal Kombat 1 Shang Tsung gameplay (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

What do you get for pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 1?

The Standard Edition of Mortal Kombat 1 includes the base game and Shang Tsung as a playable character. Players with this version of the game can also dive into the action on Sept. 19.

Meanwhile, the Premium Edition includes everything in the previous edition plus a bunch of extra content. It also grants you early access to Mortal Kombat 1 on Sept. 14.

In terms of the Kollector's Edition, it boasts everything in the previous tier plus a Liu Kang sculpture, exclusive steel case, limited-edition art prints, and an in-game color variant for Liu Kang.

Early access begins on Sept. 14 (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Early access begins on Sept. 14 (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

Here's a table that compares the Mortal Kombat 1 pre-order options:

Mortal Kombat 1 Standard Edition
Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition
Mortal Kombat 1 Kollector's Edition
Base game
Base game
Base game
Playable Shang Tsung character
Playable Shang Tsung character
Playable Shang Tsung character
6 new playable characters
6 new playable characters
5 new Kameo characters
5 new Kameo characters
1 week of early access to DLC characters
1 week of early access to DLC characters
Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage
Jean-Claude Van Damme skin for Johnny Cage
1,250 Dragon Krystals
2,700 Dragon Krystals
Liu Kang sculpture
Limited-edition COARSE art prints
Exclusive limited-edition Liu Kang in-game color variant
Gameplay screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)
Gameplay screenshot (Image via Warner Bros. Games)

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