'Mortal Kombat 11' Joker Release Date & Time: How & When to Download DC Comics Villain

The first big 2020 update of Mortal Kombat 11 brings the DC Comics villain, Joker to the premier fighting game.

Those who purchased the Kombat Pack for MK 11 will be able to download and play as the Joker one week early before he's released for general purchase. As featured in the latest Kombat Kast, Joker has a bag of tricks designed to disorient his opponents.

If you want to see more of Joker in action in Mortal Kombat 11, take a look at the gameplay below.

Players who want to know when and how to download Joker in Mortal Kombat 11 should continue reading for all the details.

mortal kombat 11 joker release date time
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Joker will be available to download on Tuesday, January 28 for those who purchase the Kombat Pack. The fighter will be available to purchase separately one week later, on February 4.

WB Games Support confirmed on Twitter that Joker will be available around 1 p.m. EST.

The Joker will be released for @MortalKombat Kombat Pack owners tomorrow at 10AM PT for most countries and regions. PS4 users in the SIE-Asia store can begin downloading him at Noon JST on 01/29. Please follow us for any updates or changes to these times.https://t.co/j3AuFKM9NS

— WB Games Support (@WBGamesSupport) January 27, 2020

When Nightwolf was about to be released last year, Warner Bros. Games Support revealed the character would be available starting at 1 a.m. EDT. However, as many Mortal Kombat 11 fans know, NetherRealm had a problem pushing out the character.

It was then pushed back to 3 p.m. EDT before Nightwolf was finally available at 5 p.m. EDT on PS4 only. Xbox One owners would get the DLC character later on in the day.


If you choose to change your region on Xbox One or are forced to wait for the update on PS4, here's how to download Joker in Mortal Kombat 11 for both consoles.

On PS4, players can verify content has been downloaded by doing the following:

  1. Visit the Mortal Kombat 11 page on the PS4 Home Menu or Game Library.
  2. Select the game and scroll down to the "Related Items" section at the bottom. It should be under PlayStation Store at the bottom.
  3. From the My Add-ons section, manually download individual pieces of owned content.
  4. Players who own the Premium Edition or Kombat Pack can also click "View All" to see store options. The DLC should be available for "Free" if it has not been downloaded.

On Xbox One, players can verify content has been downloaded by doing the following:

  1. Go to My Games and Apps.
  2. Locate Mortal Kombat 11 and press Menu.
  3. Select Manage Game.
  4. Scroll all the way to the right on this menu to see what DLC is Ready to Install, and start those installs.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.