It has classic features from other previous games such as:
Ladders: Climb through the ladder to defeat pure evil once and for all!
Tag Ladders: Climb through the ladder with another player!
The Story Mode: Play the epic story mode of Mortal Kombat 11, which occurs three years after Mortal Kombat X. The story tells more details behind the force that caused all the chaos in the 28 years in the Rebooted series of Mortal Kombat.
Variations: Mortal Kombat X's Variation feature returns with an upgrade -
The Vari-alities: Every variation in Mortal Kombat 11 has a unique fatality.
Finishing Moves: Mortal Kombat 11's Finishing Moves including the new Vari-alities, and fan-favorites Brutality, Stage Fatality, Friendship and Babality.
X Rays and Energy Bar are back!
"Test Your..." Minigames: Mortal Kombat 9's Test Your minigames are back including Test Your Might, Test Your Sight, Test Your Luck, Test Your Strike, Test Your Balance (Controller Required) and Test Your Slice (Playstation 4 Exclusive).
The Krypt: Enter the Krypt: use in-game currency to buy items such as in-game Skin Packs, Fatalities, Brutalities, Music, Cheats and more!
And new features like:
Gym: Train your skills to max with the all-new Gym mode! Enter the gym managed by Anthony Cage, which will train you, level up your character and unlock icons and calling cards too.
Conquest: Travel as Raiden in Open World Realms to stop evil.
The story starts with Ra'ava narrating. "Millions of years ago, The Elder Gods Temple was a happy place. Everyone lived in peace. Until an unknown dark force attacked one of us, Shinnok. He went crazy, and tried to attack the temple sevral times, but we vanished him to the NetherRealm. As the years past, Shinnok returned to our lives, trying to dominate EarthRealm's life force, the Jinsei. A 16 years old named Cassie Cage stopped Shinnok's madness. But this nightmare isn't over yet. After Shinnok's death, my husband, Raiden, tried to purge his dark force. He suceeded, but instead of Shinnok, my husband got corrupted. EarthRealm's fate is that it will be destroyed by Raiden and his dark army."
The Kombat Pack is the season pass of Mortal Kombat 11. It contains for mini packs, which in all of them, there are 4 new characters and a few bonuses. There's also an Easter Egg in each mini pack which unlocks a new character and a new stage.
Jade, Bi-Han, Gore, Emerald, Reptile, Ko'atal and the EDM produocer Skrillex were meant to appear in the full roster but all of them were cut for various reasons:
Jade, Bi-Han, Gore and Emerald were added as DLC Characters. The reason they were cut was because of the lack of DLC Characters.
Ko'atal/Kotal Kahn and Reptile was cut due the unimportance they had in the game and the lack of moves for each variation.
If Skrillex was in the game, he would have the powers of Reptile, because of the song Skrillex made for the soundtrack of Mortal Kombat 9.
Skrillex was supposed to be the Easter Egg Character of DLC 1, but since John Cena has the fighting spirit, he was finally chosen. Skrillex was also supposed to have the powers of Reptile (because of the song Skrillex made about him), a NetherRealm Demon and Hair Whips, and a stage themed after him called Dance Club and songs from Skrillex were supposed to play in the stage.