An eagle-eyed player has discovered a new Mortal Kombat 11 Easter Egg. It is on the armband of Noob Saibot’s Klassic Skin armband. The little red symbols form a button input sequence, ending in a circle. However, that last symbol probably doesn’t stand for Circle, but Select. Apparently, this is a code from Mortal Kombat 2 which, when entered, would let you fight Noob Saibot. Back then, he was a secret boss, you see; he wasn’t even a playable character.
So, as you can see on the screenshot provided by Reddit user sysusr, the armband of Noob Saibot’s Klassic Skin has some conspicuous, red symbols on it. They’re just obvious enough to notice, but tiny enough for you to have to concentrate on the image a bit. So, what is it that we can see there? A button input sequence. It goes Left, Up, Down, Down, Right, and Dot. You’d be forgiven for thinking that’s a Circle, but that is likely not the case. The next logical question is: what is this input? What does it do, if anything?
Well, according to another Reddit user, pope-killdragon (who I’m crediting because I’m no goomba) points out: this is likely a reference to a code from Mortal Kombat 2. The dot, if pope-killdragon is correct, is, in fact, the Select button. See, if you input this code in Mortal Kombat 2’s Character Select screen, you’d go directly into the fight against Noob Saibot. MK2 was the first game that Noob Saibot appeared in, as a secret boss. This was, I believe, well before they decided he was the original Sub Zero; back then, he was just a joke character named after the series’s creators.
Now, does this input do anything in MK11? Well, that’s hard to say. After all, it’s not like modern consoles really have a Select button anymore. So, even if it does do something, the last button in the sequence has to be something else. For my money, I’d say it’s just a subtle nod to the character’s roots. I may be wrong, though, and I invite you to correct me in the comments if that is the case.