Heavy Weapons Jax Comes In For His Weekly Tower In Mortal Kombat Mobile

Heavy Weapons Jax Comes In For His Weekly Tower In Mortal Kombat Mobile
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Fans of Mortal Kombat Mobile will be happy to know that a long-time hero of Mortal Kombat, Major Jackson Briggs, is getting his own weekly tower. And this time, it’s his Heavy Weapons Jax variant.

Created by John Tobias for the 1993 Mortal Kombat 2, Jax is a character that has only missed 1 game, Mortal Kombat: Deception, since his debut. And even then, Jax had a cameo in a character ending. And unlike most characters in Mortal Kombat, Jax got a spin-off game, Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, though general consensus by fans is that his spin-off is a bad game.

Jax was also in the Mortal Kombat film, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, portrayed by Gregory McKinney. He was also part of the main cast of Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm, the USA network cartoon, where he was voiced by Dorian Harewood.

What most people think of when they think of Jax are the cybernetic arms. But interestingly, the arms have different functions in both timelines. In the Midway timeline, which encompasses Mythologies, Special Forces and Mortal Kombat 1 through Armageddon, these arms are actually cybernetic enhancers. They can be removed whenever Jax wants to.

However, in the Netherrealm Timeline, which includes Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11, they are cybernetic replacements. In the story of Mortal Kombat 9, Jax’s organic arms are destroyed thanks to the actions of Ermac, and from that point on, his arms are purely mechanical.

And it is from the Netherrealm Timeline that Heavy Weapons Jax is taken. Based on his skin when Jax was fighting in the Netherrealm itself in Mortal Kombat X, Heavy Weapons Jax wears both his fatigue style vest and his American Flag bandana tied around his arm.

Heavy Weapons Jax is also based on his Heavy Weapons variation in Mortal Kombat X. He carries a submachine gun and a rocket launcher, both of which are used in his movies and combos. The gun is used in the combos, while the rocket launcher is tied to his L.A.W.Blast tier two special.

As with all weekly character towers, Heavy Weapons Jax has five towers with different requirements to complete each one, with three difficulties to run through. Running through all three difficulties gets the player different rewards, one of which is an upgrade to Jax’s card, which makes him more powerful for his level.

Heavy Weapons Jax will be available until January 2, 2020, so if players want him, they’ll need to do so quickly. Jax is a fun character to play as, and the fanbase won’t want to miss out on this variation.