How To Unlock Shang Tsung In Mortal Kombat 1 (MK1 Guide)

Here is how to unlock and get access to Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1.

Mortal Kombat 1 is offering Shang Tsung as a playable character. And who doesn’t want to unlock and use this powerful sorcerer. Host of the traditional Mortal Kombat tournament and a famous antagonist throughout the series, players have always wished to use his moves. Though there are many powerful characters, Shang Tsung is still a fine addition to the roster. But he is not available for all. You have to fulfill some criteria for unlocking him, all of which are explained in this guide. So read along and unlock Shang Tsung in MK1.

How to Get Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1

Mortal Kombat 1 Get Shang Tsung

Players who pre-ordered any edition of Mortal Kombat 1 will gain access to Shang Tsung. If you have pre-ordered the game, then check the bottom-left corner of the roster selection screen. You will find him there. This is applicable for both physical and digital pre-orders. But the method of unlocking is a little different.

If you pre-ordered a physical copy, you will receive a code to gain access to Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1. Can’t find the code? check the voucher inside the game box. If you still haven’t found the code, contact the retailer who sold you the game. And confirm if they opted for the Shang Tsung preorder offer.

Digital copy players don’t have to do anything. As for them Shang Tsung automatically becomes available in Mortal Kombat 1. Since Premium and Kollecter’s editions have already been launched at the time of this guide, they can check their roster selection for it. If you still haven’t received the character, then there are two possibilities for this. First, your purchase might not have been considered as a pre-order or you are not connected to the game server. Connect to the game server and check again. If the issue is still occurring, submit a help request to WB Games customer support.

Can You Get Shang Tsung if You Didn’t Pre-order?

Yes, you can purchase him directly from the digital storefront of the game platform you are using. So just wait for all game editions to launch. And in a few days, you will see him in the store.

That’s all about how to get Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 1. At the time of writing, the game is still on preorder for the Standard edition, so go ahead and get him before launch. If you are looking for more Mortal Kombat 1 guides, you should check out our dedicated list and look at this MK1 roster.