Creative Director, Ed Boon, neither confirmed nor denied the leak.
The leak appeared in an achievements list on SteamDB, which is a third-party database that takes the exact information from Steam’s internal data to show it publicly.
Due to that process, an achievements list would theoretically have to be added to the PC version of a game by the actual developers for it to appear on SteamDB.
The list includes trophies that players can get for performing two different fatalities for specific fighters.
As first reported by Newsweek, each set of achievements contains three abbreviated letters, which seemingly represent a character.
The best character predictions for the alleged leak are as follows:
Cas – Cassie Cage
Err – Erron Black
Fro – Frost
Jac – Jacqui Briggs
Jad – Jade
Kot – Kotal Kahn
Kun – Kung Lao
Liu – Liu Kang
There are three different names that are unrecognizable to any past Mortal Kombat characters, as they do not line up with the algorithm abbreviation that is used by all the other characters in the achievements list. The unknown characters include the abbreviations of Ter, Cet, and Kol.
Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat and Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, took to Twitter Sunday in response to the leak, saying, “Hey Sonya… what are your thoughts on leaks?” alongside a video clip showing the popular fighter and one of the original seven, Sonya Blade, attacking her opponent.
Boon also tweeted immediately after that, a jokingly new fighter addition, of Blanche – a character with a small role from Mortal Kombat 10.
Boon neither confirmed nor denied the rumored leak on Steam, and fans have been speculating that it could go either way.
The entire roster of Mortal Kombat 11 known so far can be found on IGN’s Wiki page, which is updated with any new additions as they are announced.
Mortal Kombat 11 will release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019.
IGN has reached out to the publisher of Mortal Kombat 11, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and will update this story with any new details.
Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN and really hopes that Kitana officially comes to MK11. Chat with her on Twitter about Mortal Kombat @jessieannwade.