How long to beat the Mortal Kombat 11 story mode?

An overview of how long it'll take you to beat the Mortal Kombat 11 campaign.

Mortal Kombat 11 includes a full story mode campaign that picks up after the events of Mortal Kombat X. For gamers preparing to dig into this aspect of Mortal Kombat 11, knowing how long it takes to beat story mode can be extremely helpful. Especially considering the fact that some characters, like Frost, can be unlocked by completing story mode chapters.

To sum everything up, read on to find out how long it’ll take you to beat the story mode campaign in Mortal Kombat 11!

How Long to Beat the Mortal Kombat 11 Story Mode?

According to a representative from NetherRealm Studios, it should take you anywhere from 6 to 10 hours to beat the story mode campaign in Mortal Kombat 11, with 8 hours being the average completion time. © NetherRealm Studios
According to a representative from NetherRealm Studios, it should take you anywhere from 6 to 10 hours to beat the story mode campaign in Mortal Kombat 11, with 8 hours being the average completion time.
© NetherRealm Studios

In Mortal Kombat 11, there’s a story mode campaign comprised of 12 different chapters. While the completion time will vary between gamers, there are a few bullet points to keep in mind. For example, a representative from NetherRealm Studios claims that the story mode campaign of Mortal Kombat 11 takes approximately eight hours to complete.

If you opt to skip through cutscenes, you should be able to shorten this completion time. Meanwhile, if you play through the game on a high difficulty setting, it may increase your completion time. With this in mind, we estimate it’ll take players anywhere from 6 to 10 hours to complete the story mode campaign of Mortal Kombat 11.

How many chapters in Mortal Kombat 11?

In our experience, we were able to complete the campaign on Medium difficult in 6 and a half hours. There are 12 chapters in Mortal Kombat 11's story mode. Below, we've listed all of the playable characters in each of the 12 chapters you'll encounter while working your way through the story mode campaign of Mortal Kombat 11.

  • Chapter 1: Cassie Cage
  • Chapter 2: Kotal Kahn
  • Chapter 3: Liu Kang and Kung Lao
  • Chapter 4: Sub-Zero and Scorpion
  • Chapter 5: Jade
  • Chapter 6: Johnny Cage
  • Chapter 7: Kitana
  • Chapter 8: Sonya Blade
  • Chapter 9: Jacqui and Jax
  • Chapter 10: Scorpion
  • Chapter 11: Raiden
  • Chapter 12: Liu Kang

Note that each chapter is comprised of 4 fights in total. By completing a fight, your progress will automatically save which is helpful if you need to step away from the game before the end of a chapter. Below, we've also listed all of the fights featured in the 12 chapters of Mortal Kombat 11's story mode campaign.

Chapter 1: Next of Kin

  • Cassie Cage vs. Sonya
  • Cassie Cage vs. Kabal
  • Cassie Cage vs. Kitana
  • Cassie Cage vs. Liu Kang

Chapter 2: Timequake

  • Kotal Kahn vs. Baraka
  • Kotal Kahn vs. Skarlet
  • Kotal Kahn vs. Erron Black
  • Kotal Kahn vs. Shao Kahn

Chapter 3: Shaolin Monks

  • Liu Kang or Kung Lao vs. Scorpion
  • Liu Kang or Kung Lao vs. Jade
  • Liu Kang or Kung Lao vs. Mirror Match (Liu Kang or Kung Lao)
  • Liu Kang or Kung Lao vs. Geras

Chapter 4: Fire and Ice

  • Sub-Zero or Scorpion vs. Frost
  • Sub-Zero or Scorpion vs. Cyrax
  • Sub-Zero or Scorpion vs. Noob Saibot
  • Sub-Zero or Scorpion vs. Sektor

Chapter 5: Truths Revealed

  • Jade vs. Jade
  • Jade vs. D’Vorah
  • Jade vs. Kollector
  • Jade vs. Kotal Kahn

Chapter 6: War on the Homefront

  • Johnny Cage vs. Johnny Cage
  • Johnny Cage vs. Erron Black
  • Johnny Cage vs. Sektor
  • Johnny Cage vs. Kano

Chapter 7: Coming of Age

  • Kitana vs. Skarlet
  • Kitana vs. Baraka
  • Kitana vs. Kollector
  • Kitana vs. Shao Kahn

Chapter 8: Fight Club

  • Sonya vs. Kabal
  • Sonya vs. Erron Black
  • Sonya vs. Kano
  • Sonya vs. Geras

Chapter 9: All in the Family

  • Jacqui or Jax vs. Kabal
  • Jacqui or Jax vs. Jade
  • Jacqui or Jax vs. Noob
  • Jax vs. Jax - Reward
  • Jacqui or Jax vs. Cetrion

Chapter 10: To Hell and Back

  • Scorpion vs. D’Vorah
  • Scorpion vs. Scorpion
  • Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion vs. Raiden

Chapter 11: Cutting the Strings

  • Raiden vs. Liu Kang
  • Raiden vs. Jax
  • Raiden vs. Geras
  • Raiden vs. Frost
  • Raiden vs. Liu Kang

Chapter 12: End of an Era

  • Fire God Liu Kang vs. Kitana
  • Fire God Liu Kang vs. Kung Lao
  • Fire God Liu Kang vs. Cetrion
  • Fire God Liu Kang vs. Kronika (with Noob Saibot and Cassie Cage)

Again, keep in mind that your completion time will vary based on whether or not you choose to skip through cutscenes, and the difficulty setting you choose to play on.

Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to release on April 23 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat the story mode campaign in Mortal Kombat 11, be sure to check out some of our other guides including all difficulty settings in Mortal Kombat 11, whether or not there’s a local co-op option available in Mortal Kombat 11, and how to save your progress in Mortal Kombat 11.

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