A complete guide to Injustice 2’s Premier Skins and how to earn them
One of the more interesting features that NetherRealm brought to the table in its DC fighting game sequel Injustice 2 is Premier Skins, a way to introduce new pseudo-characters who have their own appearance, voice, dialogue, and visual effects, but who also utilize the moveset of an existing base character. I’ve already covered the 18 Premier Skins I’d like to see added to Injustice 2, but in the below guide, I’ll run through all of the Premier Skins that are currently available and also discuss how you can earn them yourself.
Quick note: while only one color scheme is displayed for Premier Skins you don’t already own, every Premier Skin has both a default and alternate appearance, both of which are unlocked when you purchase/unlock the skin itself.
Base Character: Supergirl
The Power Girl Premier Skin for Supergirl is one of the three Premier Skins included in Injustice 2’s Ultimate Edition. However, if you’d rather not shell out for the full Ultimate Edition upgrade, the Power Girl skin can also be unlocked by purchasing the Fighter Pack 1 DLC, a pack which also includes a God shader for all available characters and free access to the game’s first three DLC characters: Red Hood, Sub-Zero, and Starfire.
John Stewart Green Lantern
Base Character: Green Lantern
The John Stewart skin for Green Lantern is the second Premier Skin to be included in Injustice 2’s Ultimate Edition. Sadly, as of the time of this writing, the Ultimate Edition upgrade is the only way to obtain the John Stewart skin, though it’s assumed that, much like how Power Girl is included in Fighter Pack 1, John Stewart will be similarly included in either Fighter Pack 2 or 3 whenever NetherRealm announces them.
Base Character: The Flash
The third and final Ultimate Edition Premier Skin transforms The Flash into one of his greatest foes: Eobard Thawn, a.k.a Reverse-Flash. Much like the John Stewart skin, the Reverse-Flash skin isn’t currently available via any means other than Injustice 2’s Ultimate Edition upgrade, but also as with the John Stewart skin, it is assumed that Reverse-Flash will be part of either Fighter Pack 2 or 3.
Base Character: Captain Cold
Batman fans who want as full a roster of playable Rogue’s Gallery villains as they can get will definitely want to grab the Premier Skin that transforms Captain Cold into the iconic Mr. Freeze. The Mr. Freeze skin can be purchased for 6,000 Source Crystals by navigating to Captain Cold’s shader selection slot in the Character Customization menu, which means you can technically get it for free if you’ve been saving up the Source Crystals earned from finishing Injustice 2’s story mode and leveling up your player profile.
Base Character: Cheetah
The totem-wielding Vixen is a good alternate for players who don’t like playing as the villainous Cheetah but who still want to level her up and/or learn her moveset. Like the Mr. Freeze skin, Vixen can be purchased from Cheetah’s shader menu for 6,000 Source Crystals. If you’ve already spent all your Source Crystals and you don’t feel like grinding for more, you’ll have to spend a minimum of $5 on a Source Crystal microtransaction purchase to obtain enough crystals for a single Premier Skin ($5 gets you 11,000 crystals).
Jay Garrick Flash
Base Character: The Flash
Yep, that’s right, NetherRealm saw fit to give The Flash not one but two different Premier Skins. Fans of the Scarlet Speedster who grow tired of his original Barry Allen incarnation but who don’t want to cross over to the side of the villainous Reverse-Flash can instead rock it old school with a Jay Garrick Premier Skin, complete with the winged sliver hat and skin-tight red shirt. As with Vixen and Mr. Freeze, the Jay Garrick skin can be had for 6,000 Source Crystals.
Base Character: Cyborg
If you thought it’d be cool to play as Cyborg’s villainous alter-ego Grid after encountering him in Injustice 2’s story mode, the good news is that you totally can, and as long as you have access to a mobile device it actually won’t cost you a dime to do so. Unlike all of the other Premier Skins, Grid is actually unlocked when you link your console copy of Injustice 2 to the game’s mobile version. Doing so is pretty easy, all you do is download the mobile version, navigate to the “Link to Injustice 2 Mobile” option in the console version’s Extras menu, enter the code provided into the mobile version’s account link field, and you’ll unlock several bonus rewards including the Grid Premier Skin.