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Mortal Kombat X on PC is still broken

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Mortal Kombat X is a pretty good fighting game. I have a few problems with it; most notably the weird dial-a-combos and perpetual, over-powerful juggles – but those are my problems, not problems with the game itself. The game does have problems though, especially on PC.

I warned against getting the PC version. The developer responsible, High Voltage, is notorious for making bad ports of games – to a point where Konami had to hire another developer to fix one of its bad ports. And despite a 15GB patch to the PC version of Mortal Kombat X, users still report a plethora of issues that sometimes make the game borderline unplayable.

Redditor Mystic87 has summed up the persistent problems in the PC game.

Here’s the great big list:

  • Fighters transitions gone after fixes (those transitions after select character, variation and stage. Fighters face off talking things and gestures before loading start. Those animations are great and add personality. Is important and they are already there. Users want it in the game please).
  • Crashes caused by a critical memory leak this game has.
  • PC players stats are bugged like wins/losses, etc. Because of this bug is very hard to get revenant Liu Kang and Kung Lao skins.
  • High online input lag. Netcode and matchmaking need some improvement.
  • Ping bars not showing to many people for connection check. Grey ping bars or neverending loading.
  • PC main menu isn’t updated like console (store picture, living tower picture never change).
  • After last patch, some players lost their progress. Save game erased.
  • We need an option to choose UI/subtitles language in the game.
  • Krypt Spider Swich Lever Passage lever bug. After first visit if you don’t open the door, and exit to the menu, some or all lever will be inactive when you reenter the krypt and you can’t pass the door anymore.
  • Some gold chests impossible to open in the krypt (the ones that appear for a brief moment of time).
  • After losing a match on the Test Your Might tower, and opting to select a new character, the game will lock, not allowing your cursor to move.
  • After buttons remapping the movelist not change to reflect the new buttons.
  • Gold Scorpion/Cold war skin not showing up even though the code’s already been redeemed.
  • Button combo 1+2 (for stage interactions) no longer works after 15gb patch on arcade stick.
  • Every now and then a character loses the animation sequence for their fatalities. The fatality works and is awarded, but the “dead” character just stands wobbling. The only way to fix this is to restart the game and then that character’s fatality works again.
  • Kombat Kard – Icon: Noxious IV + 0 per Match Win (as Reptile)
  • Lower overall graphics quality after last 15 gb patch (optimizations was quality nerf).
  • For some weird reason the resolution option 1980×1920 @60hz is missing. Instead of that I get two times the option 1920×1080 @59hz.
  • In the end of Mileena’s tasty treat Fatality, her mask appears on her face again on its own. (can be seen especially when using kahnum skin and probably the vampiress as well).
  • Game does not remember/save DSR resolution settings after being restarted.

That…that’s a lot of issues. I’ve been playing on PS4, which doesn’t have nearly that many issue. I will say though that the netcode seems to be a little wonky. Where it worked rather well, I’m finding fewer and fewer games play smoothly online – and for a game where longevity relies on multiplayer, that’s not good enough.

High Voltage does seem to be aware of all the problems, adding this on Facebook:

“Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for your patience and support while we address the issues many of you have encountered in MKX. As most of you are aware, we released a patch over the weekend that fixed a number of issues including the Dead Woods and the Main Menu freeze. Please know that we are continuing to work on the crashes and performance issues that have been reported, and hope to release additional patches in the near future. Thanks again everyone!”

Are you experiencing issues with Mortal Kombat X on PC? Have you – like many, it seems – moved on to other games?

Last Updated: April 30, 2015


  1. Hammersteyn

    May 1, 2015 at 07:10

    The net code does seem a bit off. Even after switching routers, FYI stay away from FON routers. MWEB handed that shit out for free and it’s garbage. But I do need to seriously work on my timing when fighting online. It’s a whole new ball game with latency


    • Sageville

      May 1, 2015 at 19:41

      Dood, I played against some of our LG fighters and there wasn’t a lag issue at all…until I played you….

      While the PS4 version doesn’t have any of the PC drama, there is an issue with the Faction Page and sometimes the living towers are absent…. but the fighting itself is uber-sexah


      • Hammersteyn

        May 4, 2015 at 07:33

        It’s so much better after I switched routers. No more disconnects and a whole lot less lag. Still need to get used to the little latency there is. Thing is the game s boring now. Story mode is done, even every characters classic towers are completed. Still need to open up everything in the krypt but it’s taking much much longer than previous games. Almost like they want people to unlock everything through the store. Plus there are more issues I have with this game… Gonna trade it for Witcher 3


        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          May 4, 2015 at 09:07

          Hey, I need to play against you two. up down left right punch kick…. Banana split FATALITY!!!


          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 09:25


    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 07:43

      FON needs to FOFF


      • Hammersteyn

        May 4, 2015 at 07:57



        • Admiral Chief

          May 4, 2015 at 07:59

          BTW, thanks for covering for me on Evopoints


          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 08:05

            Actually I was wondering where you guys were. but I don’t mind. XD

  2. lygamnt

    May 1, 2015 at 17:42

    Since the whole on line thing has become the norm in gaming there has always been release glitches. Most get worked out and with a AAA game like MK will be fixed quicker than most and might lead to some free content for early buyers, like how Microsoft is giving ODST to early buyers of the Halo collection on XBOX One. MK 10 is a great game and will only get better with time.


    • Kaye Sky

      May 18, 2015 at 21:13

      The menus if you use a controller are broken. It contentiously thinks I’m pressing A on the menus, so I’m lucky if i get to pick anything. But in game it’s fine. Only the menus, I got a controller just to play this game and I’m PISSED


  3. Djinnjaha

    May 2, 2015 at 14:14

    Maybe it is the PC that is the problem, not the game


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      May 4, 2015 at 09:07

      Giggles! (Quote of the year)


  4. Patrick Ochoa

    May 2, 2015 at 15:59

    lazygamer———-……. SEE MORE INFO <–


  5. William Leblanc

    May 3, 2015 at 14:53

    lazygamer………….> SEE MORE INFO<–


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