Originally announced within the game's news section, the Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat League is at last upon us. The first season has been (unsurprisingly) branded "The Season of Blood".

Starting from 18th June and running for the next four weeks, all players will be able to climb from Apprentice to Elder God rank. Levelling up will depend on how well you fare against online opponents and moving up ranks will reward participating "kombatants" with exclusive event armour and equipment. So, if you like to stand out among your friends, this might be a better way to achieve your desired look, rather than spend hours on end in the Krypt.

Coincidently, if you have purchased the complete Season Pass, 18th June is also the date Shang Tsung will become available for early access. There's also the option to buy Shang Tsung as standalone DLC next week on 25th June.

Will you be participating in the Kombat League? Will you uphold the values of Earthrealm against the tyranny of lag and packet loss? Let us know down in the comments.

[source youtube.com]