Factions is a continuous, affiliation-based Multiplayer mode in which you can compete with other players for points that go to the faction you've chosen. At the end of each week, a faction and player within that faction will be announced as the winners. Players can also earn various rewards by competing in this mode, one of which is a faction-specific Faction Kill, a new form of the Fatality.
When playing Mortal Kombat X for the first time, the player has the option to choose one of five factions in the game: Lin Kuei, White Lotus, Special Forces, Black Dragon, or Brotherhood of Shadows. Each individual faction is represented by Sub-Zero, Raiden, Sonya Blade, Kano and Quan Chi, respectively.
Factions Mode is unique in the sense that all players who are online are essentially put into a continuous tournament. In this competition, factions have to do their best to gain as many points as possible. Points can be earned by doing a multitude of things, such as winning a fight, pulling off Fatalities and X-Rays, stringing combos together and much more. Players can also earn points for their faction by playing in the offline modes (provided they are simultaneously online while doing so). Depending on what faction a player chooses, the game's menu scheme will be altered to fit the faction of their likeliness.
Players will have the option to switch factions. Alternatively, the player can decide to not pick any faction, though, this slightly limits some of the modes they can play online.
Faction DescriptionsEdit Edit
Below is a list of faction descriptions that is featured in Mortal Kombat X:
- Lin Kuei - "Once a secretive warrior clan, the Lin Kuei have been reformed by their new Grandmaster,Sub-Zero. They now focus their considerable power on Earthrealm's protection. Only the most powerful warriors can earn the right to call themselves Lin Kuei."
- White Lotus - "The White Lotus Society was founded by Raiden, following the death of the Great Kung Lao at the hands of Goro in Mortal Kombat. Raiden and the monks agreed to hand select a group of champions from among the best fighters in Earthrealm. This group would dedicate their lives to learning and understand how to defend the independence of Earthrealm from the threats of other worlds."
- Special Forces - "The Special Forces is a military group formed to defend the United States from its most dangerous enemies. After the Outworld invasion, they expanded their influence to encompass the entire world. Utilizing state of the art technology, they protect Earthrealm from threats beyond our reality."
- Black Dragon - "A cutthroat criminal organization, the Black Dragon perpetrates the most violent and brutal crimes imaginable. Assassination, robbery, and black market weapons trafficking are among their known offenses. All members of the Black Dragon clan are currently wanted by the Special Forces for crimes against humanity."
- Brotherhood of Shadow - "Hailing from the evil Netherrealm, the Brotherhood of Shadow is a ruthless secretive organization that has abandoned free will to serve the fallen Elder God, Shinnok. Using dark magic to resurrect fallen warriors, their ranks grow with each conflict and their nefarious goals come closer to realization."