Perhaps one of the most asked questions among the Mortal Kombat fanatics, corrupted Shinnok still remains a mystery. Although the developers claimed that the character will be playable towards the end of the Story Mode, many are still not able to play.
In case you don’t know, he is the final boss in Mortal Kombat X. Being the evilest portrayal of Shinnok, Corrupted Shinnok has a plethora of deadly moves. Here is how you can play him in Mortal Kombat X.
How to get corrupted Shinnok
Mortal Kombat X ends with an ambitious boss battle wherein your character will face Corrupted Shinnok. Like I mentioned before, even if you win the battle, he will not appear in your roster. However, if you dabble around the local files, you can play him. Unfortunately, this is only proven effective on PCs.
Step 1: Download the NPC Unlocker Mod
To get Corrupted Shinnok, you must first download the mod files from the internet. You will find a lot of websites that have this mod. But, for this guide, we used the mod file from megagames.com. Find “Corrupted Shinnok Mod” on the website. The results will include “Mortal Kombat X NPC Unlocker: Corrupted Shinnok Mod”.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded files
Usually, the mod files come in rar extension. So, make sure you have WinRAR extractor installed in your PC.
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Step 3: Copy the extracted files to the “Assets” Folder
Once you have extracted the files, copy them to the “Assets” folder. Typically, this folder is located inside the main “MK10” folder. Or, you can also search for “Assets” on the search bar located at the top.
Note: Before you copy the files, make sure to have a backup. Because, while you paste the Corrupted Shinnok file into your assets folder, it will replace the normal character. In the sense, you won’t be able to play Normal Shinnok.
Tip: If you want Normal Shinnok, you can consider renaming the extracted file to some other character. Say, you don’t want Leatherface or Jax, you can rename to that character followed by “CHAR_”.
Step 4: Replace the default character
Like I mentioned before, Corrupted Shinnok will replace one of the characters of the game. Once you have renamed the file with the character that you don’t want, copy the files to “Assets” and click on “Replace” if the dialogue box appears.
Step 5: Launch the game
Once you have carried out the aforementioned steps, launch the game. Select the character with which you replaced Corrupted Shinnok. That is if you renamed the extracted file to “CHAR_Jax_A.xxx” then choose Jax. When the game starts, you will see him as your character instead of Jax.
Do note that the mod may not work perfectly for all. There are some gamers who noticed glitches and errors amidst the gameplay. Hence, I suggest you try the steps after finishing the story mode.