Esports News - Fighting Games - February 6, 2024

Peacemaker is coming to MK 1 in early access in February

MK 1’s Peacemaker has been hotly anticipated for a long time. While series like Tekken release new entries, MK fans have been patiently waiting for the next DLC character to appear in the game. The character release date has finally been confirmed! It looks like Peacemaker will be launching in MK 1 Early Access by February!

The newest character in the Mortal Kombat roster has been teased since release, but it took some time for it to actually arrive. Getting more characters is always a big help. This is especially true in some of the best fighting games like MK 1. This new character hasn’t been fully revealed yet, but we know a little more about when it will be released.

Peacemaker from MK 1Peacemaker from MK 1

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Peacemaker MK 1 Early Access begins in February

The Peacemaker in MK 1 update was expected to be released soon, but the recent Mortal Kombat has seen some delays. Now it looks like the character will go into early access on February 28th! This gives players a short window to test things out before they are added to the game as a whole. While it’s out of early access, you probably won’t see it legal in tournaments like Mortal Kombat Pro Kompetition for a bit longer just yet.

Mortal Kombat’s latest update is an exciting expansion pack for the game. Bigger changes are starting to come with a new Invasion Season and upcoming balance changes. I hope it will be worth the wait once MK 1’s Peacemaker is fully unlocked.

Omniman and Peacemaker MK 1Omniman and Peacemaker MK 1

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Peacemaker Next DLC for MK

Mortal Kombat 1 is getting its first DLC that focuses on powerful characters from across different media. First we saw the addition of Omni-Man from MK 1, but the next fighter is coming soon. In MK 1 it will be Peacemaker. We’ve just learned that this new release is going to be a little more special too.

Fighting game crossover characters often have great execution of their moves from their source material. But your voice can be a different story. Some sounds similar, some characters are eerily quiet, and some can get dangerous. Even among the MK 1 DLC characters, voice actor choices vary slightly. However, it has been confirmed that Peacemaker in MK 1 will be voiced by John Cena.

John Cena as the voice of Peacemaker in MK 1

An announcement from the Game Awards revealed that John Cena will provide the voice (and likeness) of Peacemaker in Mortal Kombat 1. This is a nice detail about the character. Already from the first batch of DLC, we know that Homelander will have a different voice than the actor who plays him in popular media. But just because there’s a comic book character, seeing a different actor isn’t the strangest thing. John Cena playing Peacemaker in MK 1 will definitely please many fans.

Peacemaker wasn’t DC Comics’ most famous character until a few years ago. However, the character’s inclusion in the James Gunn-led TV show and the Suicide Squad movie increased its popularity. Looking at his design, we can expect the Mortal Kombat 1 version of the character to be heavily inspired by this depiction. Having Cena involved and providing a voice helps solidify that. It also adds Mortal Kombat to its recent video game credits. Along with Fortnite and the odd Overwatch role.

Peacemaker in MK 1 is scheduled for release in February 2024. The following characters will be released soon. The first, Omni-Man, has already proven popular with players. There isn’t much to say about his movements in MK 1, but he already looks like a fun addition.