How to get the Jean-Claude Van Damme skin in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Jean Claude Van Damme Featured Image
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Things in life oftentimes take a very funny turn at the most unexpected times. One day you are creating a game based on a celebrity martial artist, and then you are creating one of the most successful fighting games of all time. Finally, both things collide in your new game and the internet explodes in the process. Here is how to get the Jean-Claude Van Damme skin in Mortal Kombat 1.

How to play as Jean-Claude Van Damme in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Jean Claude Van Damme

Image: NetherRealm Studios

To get the Jean-Claude Van Damme skin in Mortal Kombat 1, you will first have to purchase the Premium Edition of MK1. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use his skin and miss out on his voice-acting chops. However, if you purchase the MK1 Kombat Pack 1, you will receive the skin. You will also get Homelander, Omni-Man, Peacemaker, Takeda, Ermac, and Quan-Chi. Nice.

Let’s remember that Jean-Claude Van Damme was the first step toward what became the gory and violent Mortal Kombat franchise we know and love today. Mortal Kombat was almost going to be Jean-Claude Van Damme: The Game. Things didn’t work out, though. However, that meant we didn’t miss out on such iconic characters as Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Even the Van Damme-inspired Johnny Cage! Nowadays, things get full circle at last, and Jean-Claude Van Damme lends his appearance and voice to his skin.

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So, if you want to play as the ultimate Mortal Kombat meta-inspiration, then be ready to spend some extra bucks. Whether you have him as a result of purchasing the Premium Edition or as a DLC, be sure to use him appropriately. And by “appropriately,” of course, we mean as the martial artist master who will not refrain from using all of his strength and expensive cars to beat his enemies to death.

Alejandro Josan
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A musician with a heart of a gamer, Alejandro's life has always been accompanied by adventures on Nintendo platformers, countless hours of fantasy RPGs and several third-party FPSs. Currently, he is studying Game Design and Development and Creative Writing, preparing for a long career in the video game industry.