Mortal Kombat X's Jacqui Briggs and Cassie Cage slip into some sexy, old school ninja costumes, and you can get them for free

Planning on purchasing Kombat Pack 2 or Mortal Kombat XL? If you pre-order before March 1st, you'll get the Cosplay Pack, featuring Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs, for free.

We haven't seen much in the way of an official gallery, but we have caught a few glimpses of some of these costumes in the trailer for the MK XL update. We've collected what we've seen so far in the gallery below.

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Kombat Pack 2 will set you back $20 if you have the first Pack, but you can get both for just $25. If you're just getting into MKX, you can get the game, all characters and skins for just $59.99.

What do you think of the costumes thus far? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: NetherRealm's Twitter.

Mortal Kombat X is on its way to broadcast television

The FGC finds itself on the verge of crossing yet another mile marker as we continue our journey towards becoming mainstream entertainment.

For those unaware, Machinima has been producing an eSports documentary series titled "Chasing the Cup," the third season of which follows top players in the second ESL MKX Pro League.

The CW has picked up rights to this third season of Chasing the Cup, and will be producing the first five episodes online. The season finale however, which will cover the events of yesterday's finals, will be aired directly on The CW on February 15th at 8 p.m. PT.

Considering 50% of the network is owned by Warner Bros., and NetherRealm Studios' previous endeavors with DC Comic characters, it makes quite a bit of sense that this venture would happen on The CW in particular.

Source: Variety.

Triborg's 'Death Machine' Fatality utilizes all three cyborgs' powers; see it, and two gruesome Brutalities here

During yesterday's ESL Finals developers held a special Kombat Kast to show the world the ins and outs of Mortal Kombat X's new character: Triborg.

Let's be honest with ourselves, what's the first thing we want to see from new MK characters nine times out of ten? Fatalities. We were indeed privy to one of Triborg's Fatalities yesterday, one where he creates a fairly carnivalesque-looking machine to execute his foe.

It then uses spears, saw blades and a compactor to give the opponent a fair tasting of each Cyborg's unique powers. It does involve murderous gore, so, you know... NSFW. You'll see it in full below.

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We were also able to snag footage of two of Triborg's Brutalities, which you can view after the jump.

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ESL MKX Pro League Season 2 finals results ft. SonicFox, Foxy Grampa, WoundCowboy, Scar

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, the Season 2 finals of the ESL MKX Pro League are taking place, and you can bet tensions are high as the players compete for prizes to the tune of $100,000.

Several players have worked hard to qualify for this final stage, and the 16 contestants you'll be seeing today are cR|SonicFox, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|WoundCowboy, UA|Scar, cR|Biohazard, PND|Madzin, Pig of the Hut, RZR|Perfect Legend, Lar, cR|Xarakamaka, LLL|Taco, UndeadJim, Sakr0n, Noble Dab, St9rm and CrawlingShadow.

The tournament format is double-elimination, and you can follow all the action at NetherRealm's Twitch channel.

Also, make sure not to miss the Kombat Kast, scheduled to begin at 3:45PM PST, where we'll likely see some footage of the upcoming Kombat Pack 2 characters in action.

Hit the jump to check the action out for yourself.

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Cyber Sub-Zero revealed as fourth variation for Triborg in Mortal Kombat X

During today's live Kombat Kast, NetherRealm developers gave us our first in-depth look at Triborg, a character made up of Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke... and apparently one more cyborg.

In the final moments of the Kast, the devs surprised everyone with a quick reveal of what looks to be a fourth variation for Triborg, Cyber Sub-Zero. You'll see the quick reveal below:

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Cyber Sub-Zero has his own move set, which you can actually see when they pause the game. You'll see the list in the image below.

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Cyber Sub-Zero has Ice ball, Slide, Air far dive kick, Ice bomb and Drone.

If this is indeed as it appears, Triborg will be the first character in MKX to have four variations. You can see the full reveal sequence by heading over to NRS' Twitch archive.

Cyber initiatve Kombat Kast goes in-depth with Morta Kombat X's Triborg... and he has a Friendship?

Update: During the Kombat Kast, which you'll see linked after the jump, we had a brief moment to see a few of the move lists for Triborg. Under Cyrax's Brutalities, we find one listed as "Friendship."

Friendships appeared in Mortal Kombat 2, but disappeared after MK Trilogy. While it's possible the move's title is misleading, we wouldn't be surprised to find Friendships make their return in Kombat Pack 2. The image we're referring to is below.

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Earlier: Four new characters were announced for Mortal Kombat X's second season, and of them, EventHubs readers have expressed the most excitement for the Sektor, Cyrax and Smoke trio: Triborg.

Comprised of three very celebrated characters from MK's now massive roster, Triborg represents huge potential for this next chapter in Mortal Kombat X.

NetherRealm developers are set to present the new fighter in their live Kombat Kast in just a few minutes. You'll catch said live stream after the jump below.

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Frosty Faustings 8 results ft. Westballz, ElvenShadow, Ally, Flux

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the annual event Frosty Faustings is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's a lot of action going on, though Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the main game being played.

Even besides that, though, you can enjoy gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, DiveKick: Addition Edition, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as well as a mystery game tournament.

As for people attending, you can expect to see Tempo|Westballz, FF|ElvenShadow, Boreal|Ally, Flux, WT|Hamad, ChosenNinja, BlackSnake, F3|Alucard, Paradigm, JustKensou, KidViper, Hotashi, NB|DualKevin, GGA|N1kolasss, TheBeautifulDude, Lich, Duck, ChosenNinja, IPG|Colpevole, SBM|LeonUltimate, Argenrost, See Me In +R, MC|GCYoshi, MC|KBeast and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Event Horizon as well as EXP Gaming IL on bothTwitch as well as HitBox.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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The Pit stage and fatality will come free with Mortal Kombat XL compatibility update

In the Mortal Kombat XL announcement trailer, we caught a glimpse at a new stage. Based on the classic MK backdrop, The Pit, this updated version will be added when XL officially drops on March 1st.

Fortunately, you won't have to purchase the complete edition of the game to receive this new stage. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon explained on Twitter that The Pit will come included with the free Mortal Kombat XL compatibility update.

This means that even if you already have Mortal Kombat X and choose not to purchase any of the upcoming content, you will still be able to play on the new backdrop via an automatic, free download.

You can check out footage of The Pit and the fatality that comes with it below.

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Mortal Kombat XL cover art revealed, pricing information for 'XL Pack' and Kombat Pack 2 also released

Just yesterday, NetherRealm Studios revealed Mortal Kombat XL -- a version of the game that includes all content.

Since then, we've received new information about the upcoming complete package.

Mortal Kombat X will have three upcoming purchase options for players of different ownership. Those who never bought Mortal Kombat X can purchase XL to receive everything, while those who already have the game can simply pick up the "XL Pack" which includes Kombat Pack 1 and 2.

If you already own Mortal Kombat X and Kombat Pack 1, you can simply purchase Kombat Pack 2 for $19.99.

Below you will see a chart explaining the different purchase options, as well as Mortal Kombat XL's cover art courtesy of Amazon.

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Hit the jump to check out the Mortal Kombat XL official reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat XL announced for 'PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only' - will feature all characters, costumes, and content in one package

NetherRealm Studios has announced a new version of Mortal Kombat X.

"Mortal Kombat XL" will feature all of the game's playable characters (including the upcoming fighters in Kombat Pack 2), costumes, and content. This version is essentially the komplete edition that we've seen for previous Mortal Kombat titles.

We see in the trailer that new costumes will also come included in this package, along with a new stage fatality.

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Mortal Kombat XL is scheduled for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release on March 1st. NetherRealm Studios community specialist Tyler Lansdown has confirmed over on Test Your Might that Mortal Kombat XL and kombat pack 2 will not be available on PC.

You can check out the trailer below.

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'Cyber Initiative' Kombat Kast slated for this Sunday; sign ups for Mortal Kombat X enhanced beta now live

Mortal Kombat X's online experience is being completely revamped with the aim to significantly reduce latency issues that have been a problem for MKX players since the game dropped.

NetherRealm Studios is hosting a private beta test, and if you head over to the MKX beta sign up page, you can toss your name into the hat of potential testers for this new online experience.

The beta is only set up for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users with no mention of PC as of yet. You'll need to have already logged at least one full hour of online MKX time to be eligible.

We've also just got wind, via NetherRealm Studios, that a brand new Kombat Kast is to be live streamed this Sunday. The Kast is titled "The Cyber Initiative," and thus heavily implies the presence of Triborg.

You can see Triborg in the Kombat Pack 2 gameplay trailer after the jump.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2016 results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, A Foxy Grampa, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have Kumite in Tennessee taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a whole bunch of games and top players are attending.

Games being played include Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, Tempo|NYChrisG, TSC|CD Jr., cR|HoneyBee, YOMI|DJT, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, RayRay, YOMI|Slayer, PND|Madzin, KIT|Cloud805, YOMI|Zyphox, EG|K-Brad, cR|WoundCowboy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RIG|Kwiggle, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSC|IFC Yipes, TSB|Flux, BIFU|Coach Steve, IG|FullSchedule, UA|Tom Brady, UA|Terry Bogard, F3|Alucard, UA|NoelBHungry, EVB|KitanaPrime and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, PandaxGaming 2, NYCFurby, FunkyP, 6:45, Mute City Smash and Team DRX.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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NetherRealm announces enhanced online beta for Mortal Kombat X

NetherRealm Studios has officially announced a whole new online experience for Mortal Kombat X.

The new online model is described as a "rollback simulate forward model," and is intended to heavily reduce the latency issues that have plagued the Mortal Kombat X online experience thus far.

NRS will be hosting an online beta for players to participate in, so that they can gain the information they need to make their new net play as optimal as possible.

Sign ups for the closed, public beta will begin Tuesday, January 19th. To qualify you'll need to have logged at least one hour of MKX online play.

The potential here is huge for MKX, as a more functional online component would most certainly draw in and keep more players playing the game. Hit the jump to see the announcement video.

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'There's no chance I'm going to get 10-0'd by Sonic Fox at Kumite in Tennessee'- Tom Brady talks everything Mortal Kombat X on Best of 3

This week's Best of 3 welcomed UA|Tom Brady, a very notable figure in the Mortal Kombat community, to discuss his upcoming exhibition against CR|SonicFox at Kumite in Tennessee.

SonicFox caused quite a stir when he defeated Mortal Kombat 9 EVO champion RZR|Perfect Legend 13-0 at Summer Jam 9 last year. Brady discusses how he's prepping for the showdown, and confidently claims there's no chance he'll be 10-0'd by the young champ.

Brady also offers his reactions to the four new kombatants coming in Kombat Pack 2, and notes that Bo Rai Cho is his favorite character in the MK universe.

This week's broadcast of Best of 3 also features discussion on this year's EVO lineup, the upcoming Kumite in Tennessee, recent tournament results and more. You'll see the full video below.

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Ed Boon teases GGPO for Mortal Kombat X; implies a whole new, nearly lagless online experience

When it comes to Mortal Kombat X's online experience, there's really no beating around the bush. The general consensus is that the average amount of lag makes the game widely unplayable.

With Kombat Pack 2 on the way, many have been expressing their excitement for the four new characters that will be joining the cast, but Ed Boon just dropped a bomb on us via his Twitter.

Good Game Peace Out (GGPO) is middleware designed to help create a near-lagless online experience. Boon, in his trademark cryptic fashion, tweeted out a major hint implying that MKX would adopt this approach for its online play.

What's more, NetherRealm's Community Manager, Tyler Lansdown, promised "fun news tomorrow" on his Twitter. We have a feeling we'll get a very special announcement about MKX's future netcode very soon.

Check back for any and all updates on the matter. Thank you to Quinn, MotherBrain, Venom44 and Nightmaresteam for the tips.

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