News Archive - May, 2015
Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Klass - Kenshi
Master the arts of telekinesis and swordplay in Kombat Klass!

The blind sword saint Kenshi made his triumphant return to the playable roster on Mortal Kombat X. Learn to master the powers of the mind and the mystic sword Sento in Kombat Klass:

Kenshi's variations are Balanced, Possessed & Kenjutsu. Each mode gives you different advantages to enhance your standard arsenal of special moves and basic attacks. Knowing characters can help you master their winning moves, or counter attack in the heat of battle. Broaden your mastery with previous Kombat Klass subjects: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Cassie Cage, Jason Voorhees, Erron Black & Kitana.

Show your support for the Kombat Klass's ESL by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin from your online store, or give Kenshi a different look with the Samurai Pack. Register to issue online challenges, share tutorials and strategies, or demonstrate high level videos on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum!

MKX DLC: Developer Stream To Feature Tanya Next Week
Upcoming Mortal Kombat X DLC Fighter to Preview on Stream

Netherrealm Studios will unveil the first fully playable gameplay for Tanya on the next Kombat Kast. The stream will take place Monday, June 1st - one day before Mortal Kombat X welcomes Tanya via The Kombat Pass!

Tanya appears in Mortal Kombat X as a non-playable Story Mode character, but will become a fully playable combatant as the second DLC addition. She follows guest horror icon Jason Voorhees.

[Related Article: MKX DLC: Preview Brazil & First Klassic Skin Packs]

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Tanya Koming to Mortal Kombat X DLC in June
Early June Release for Second MKX DLC Fighter - Tanya!

Fans eager to get their hands on klassic kombatant Tanya won't have long to wait! The non-playabale story mode character will make the leap to the playable Mortal Kombat X roster in June!

Those who've purchased The Kombat Pack will get first access starting June 2nd. Everybody else will be able to buy the Tanya download separately June 9th. Individual characters are available for $4.99.

Tanya has undergone some design alterations since her appearance in the Mortal Kombat X Story Mode. Hair style and skin tone are among the refinements, bringing both closer into line with the characters' previous designs. Tanya debuted in Mortal Kombat 4, returning seven years later in Mortal Kombat: Deception. She ranked #2 on Mortal Kombat Online's most anticipated MKX come backs [full story].

Looking forward to playing Tanya? Register to share your thoughts and feedback on the Mortal Kombat X forum. Vote for Tanya when she enters the 2015 Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion character tournament! Support the site by liking and sharing stories via @MK_Online & Facebook.

Mortal Kombat X Faction Invasion - Chaosrealm (Takeda)
Takahashi Takeda leads a Faction Invasion in the name of Chaosrealm!

In a world of order - chaos reigns! The next Invasion Boss has launched full scale war against online players in Mortal Kombat X!

This time next generation combatant Takahashi Takeda is lashing out in the name of the Chaosrealm! The Scorpion's Apprentice represents the ultimate challenge - one you won't overcome on your own! This will be a team effort as the boss tier threat pushes you to do what damage you can, before succumbing to nigh inevitable defeat.

Players can choose to join the White Lotus Society, Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow, Special Forces or Lin Kuei. Representing a clan earns points toward special unlockable items and achievements, with every action in the game contributing to your clan's total assault! Use clan recruitment posts on the forum to share valuable boss strategies to help spur your faction to victory!

The Special Forces were victors in Goro's Outworld Invasion. Choose your destiny and fight for them - or against them! Had a change of heart? For a small points penalty, you can switch clans at any time. Rising through the ranks of each clan will offer in-game benefits! Learn more about Clans & Invasions in the Mortal Kombat X: Next Trailer!

Whose side are you on? Register to discuss the invasion on the Mortal Kombat X forum, or share boss beating tips with your clan in the Fan Koliseum! Show your true colors by selecting a clan avatar from the Icon Library in your User Settings. Represent and recruit by liking & sharing stories via @MK_Online and Facebook!

Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Klass - Kitana
Learn what it takes to be a Princess in the Kombat Klass!

In Mortal Kombat X she's the mournful revenant with multiple weapon styles. Kitana has many klassic fans, but with her tribute style to fallen ally Jade, there's a whole new bag of tricks to master. The best way to do that is with the latest Kombat Klass:

Kitana's variations are Royal Storm, Assassin & Mournful. Each mode gives you different advantages to enhance your standard arsenal of special moves and basic attacks. Knowing characters can help you master their winning moves, or counter attack in the heat of battle. Broaden your mastery with previous Kombat Klass subjects: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Cassie Cage, Jason Voorhees & Erron Black..

Show your support for the Kombat Klass's ESL by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin from your online store, or give Kitana a different look with the Samurai Pack. Register to issue online challenges, share tutorials and strategies, or demonstrate high level videos on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum!

Combo Breaker 2015 Mortal Kombat X Event Preview
$10,000 Pot Bonus Headlines MKX Combo Breaker 2015 Tournament

From the ashes of Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament rises Chicago's newest May major: Combo Breaker 2015!
. <br >The action all goes down May 22-24 Thanks to Warner Brothers & NetherRealm Studios the stakes will be as high as ever as they chip in an impressive $10,000 pot bonus on top of the standard tournament prize pool! Top 8 finalists will duke it out for a slice of the purse and with a field bulging well in excess of 200 players - the competition is sure to be fierce!

Chicago is Mortal Kombat X home turf and will field a massive group, including some of North America's best players! Dominant young gun Sonic Fox will be the boss to beat, with his Erron Black thoroughly conquering the competition in the weekly ESL Pro League!

Coming to challenge the title will be some old favourites and legendary champions! Official reigning Evo Mortal Kombat World Champion DJT may yet get a chance to topple his unofficial 2014 counterpart! Younger brother MIT enters as one of the next threats, with a Scorpion to watch out for! REO returns to kombat with whispers of a dangerous bowman's technique in his quiver. The first champion of the reboot era: Jwong will also return to Mortal Kombat, bringing with him the god-like tactics of a deadly Raiden! Wandering champion CD Jr also returns from his travels abroad, switching up styles from Jax to Scorpion - making him a true wildcard!

<Other players to watch out for include: Chicago's GGA Dizzy, GGA Wafflez & GGA Jeremiah, Tom Brady, Forever King, TS Sabin, Shujinkydink, Aris, Hitbox Tyrant, Pig of the Hut, Rico Suave & more! <br >
All players will be fighting under strict tournament guidelines, with special crackdown on glitch exploitation. Players selecting Kung Lao or Ermac will be subject to monitoring by a sanctioned event referee. Use of the Kitana corner infinite will also be subject to disqualification. DLC fighter Jason Voorhees will be legal.

Combo Breaker will feature double eliminations. Winners must keep their character and variation, losers will be allowed to switch. Top 8 finals will be fought Best of 5, with 3 rounds per match. Mortal Kombat X will be contested on PlayStation 4.

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MKX DLC: Double Hotfix Resolves Gameplay Issues
Two Mortal Kombat X Hotfixes Resolve Issues

A double Mortal Kombat X hotfix has resolved lingering gameplay mechanic issues. Among the four characters effected are Ermac and Cassie Cage, whose interactions with Sub-Zero were causing some players critical flaws. What to look for:

  • Ermac (Master of Souls) - Soul Trap no longer drains meter
  • Ferra/Torr (Vicious) – Boss Toss now damage scales correctly
  • Kenshi (KenJutsu) - Head Splitter (Towards+2) & Leaping Sword (Away+2) now auto-face

  • Cassie (Spec Ops) & Sub Zero (Grandmaster) – Game will no longer lock up when a Target Paint rocket hits an Ice Klone.

Xbox players have also had a couple of days to download the recent Gameplay Patch. Released initially to PlayStation 4, the patch includes more substantial alterations to player values and mechanics. It also includes a free Klassic Reptile skin.

Register to discuss patches and mechanics in the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum. Use the dedicated forum to discuss technique and issue challenges. Find and discuss all things current in the Mortal Kombat X forum!

Mortal Kombat X Faction Invasion - Outworld (Goro)
Goro Lives! The DLC warrior wages war as the Outworld Invasion Boss!

Eight-feet tall with four arms of terror! The next Invasion Boss has launched full scale war against online players in Mortal Kombat X!

This time Goro lives and he's unleashing his half-man, half-dragon Shokan fury in the name of Outworld! The Prince of Pain represents the ultimate challenge - one you won't overcome on your own! This will be a team effort as the boss tier threat pushes you to do what damage you can, before succumbing to nigh inevitable defeat.

Players can choose to join the Special Forces, White Lotus Society, Black Dragon, Brotherhood of Shadow or Lin Kuei. Representing a clan earns points toward special unlockable items and achievements, with every action in the game contributing to your clan's total assault! Use clan recruitment posts on the forum to share valuable boss strategies to help spur your faction to victory!

The Brotherhood of Shadow were victors in Kitana's Orderrealm Invasion. Choose your destiny and fight for them - or against them! Had a change of heart? For a small points penalty, you can switch clans at any time. Rising through the ranks of each clan will offer in-game benefits! Learn more about Clans & Invasions in the Mortal Kombat X: Next Trailer!

Whose side are you on? Register to discuss the invasion on the Mortal Kombat X forum, or share boss beating tips with your clan in the Fan Koliseum! Show your true colors by selecting a clan avatar from the Icon Library in your User Settings. Represent and recruit by liking & sharing stories via @MK_Online and Facebook!

MKX: From Casual to Competitive Ep. 2 - The Meter System
From Casual to Competitive Explores the Mortal Kombat X Meter System

The competitive viability of Mortal Kombat has undergone massive improvements over the two most recent generations. Mortal Kombat X introduces a new world of tournament calibre possibilities and system to master. Veterans Ketchup & Mustard want to help you master all available techniques in their tutorial series: From Casual to Competitive.

The second instalment begins the adventure into the multi-faceted gameplay system of Mortal Kombat X, exploring the benefits of The Meter System. The system introduces a variety of offensive and defensive techniques, such as move enhancements, armour, breakers and x-ray attacks. You will also learn more about the Stamina Meter and how it can be utilized in a variety of ways, including running, dashing and stage interaction.

Players interested in picking up some tips and tricks can look out for useful strategy notes involving Scorpion, Ferra/Torr, Cassie Cage & Shinnok. Learn more in Episode 1: Finding Your Character.

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MKX DLC: Kold War Skin Pack Available Now
Redress Kombatants in Soviet Attire with the MKX Kold War Skin

Fans looking to reignite old hostilities can do so with the Mortal Kombat X Kold War Pack! The downloadable skins pack features three Soviet inspired alternate attires: Revolution Kano, Tundra Sub-Zero & Motherland Sonya. You can find the pack in US online stores for $3.99, or Russian online for 207,00 р (Rubles).


The Mortal Kombat X Kold War theme began with Scorpion -- a GameStop Pre-Order exclusive designed by fan artist fear-sAs [full story]. The concept borrows from DC Comics' Elseworlds story Superman: Red Son - which NetherRealm utilized in their work on Injustice: Gods Among Us [full story]

More nationally inclined costumes are coming soon in the Brazil Skin Pack. Klassic Reptile was recently released free with a patch update, with more Klassic Skins coming as part of The Kombat Pack.

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Kommunity: Mortal Kombat X - Week In Kombat
The Week in Mortal Kombat broken down in infographic form!

The Black Dragon faction emerged victorious from the weekend's Orderrealm Invasion event. The boffins at NetherRealm Studios have crunched the numbers, compiling the clan win into an interesting infographic:

Guest DLC fighter Jason Voorhees has clearly made a splash - dominating the winning clan's usage. Shinnok & Mileena completed the Top 3 kombatants used in the clan effort to take down Invasion Boss Kitana!

Click the image above to enlarge all the week's stats. Can't get enough number crunching? The annual Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion tournament is underway! Register to help crown the 2015 Supreme Champ by voting in daily User Polls and sharing your thoughts in the Fan Koliseum! Support the site by liking and sharing updates via @MK_Online & Facebook.

Mortal Kombat X Faction Invasion - Orderrealm
Kitana staged war on behalf of Orderrealm in the weekend's Invasion!

Order in the kourt of kombat! Last week's Invasion Boss launched a full scale war against online players in Mortal Kombat X and it was a surprise!

This time Kitana unleashed her assassin's wiles in the name of Seido the Orderrealm! The Edenian Princess represented a tall order challenge - one you couldn't overcome on your own! It was a team effort as the boss tier threat pushed players to do what damage they could before succumbing to defeat. In the end, the Brotherhood of Shadows emerged victorious!

Each week players can choose to join the Special Forces, Brotherhood of Shadow, White Lotus Society, Black Dragon or Lin Kuei. Representing a clan earns points toward special unlockable items and achievements, with every action in the game contributing to your clan's total assault! Use clan recruitment posts on the forum to share valuable boss strategies to help spur your faction to victory!

The Black Dragon were victors in Kano's Chaosrealm Invasion. Choose your destiny and fight for them - or against them! Had a change of heart? For a small points penalty, you can switch clans at any time. Rising through the ranks of each clan will offer in-game benefits! Learn more about Clans & Invasions in the Mortal Kombat X: Next Trailer!

Whose side are you on? Register to discuss the invasion on the Mortal Kombat X forum, or share boss beating tips with your clan in the Fan Koliseum! Show your true colors by selecting a clan avatar from the Icon Library in your User Settings. Represent and recruit by liking & sharing stories via @MK_Online and Facebook!

Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Klass - Erron Black
Enter the Kombat Klass to get a lesson in Erron Black

He's the mysterious gunslinger who rolled into town in Mortal Kombat X. Mastering the marksmanship of Erron Black's sidearms could earn you a fistful of ESL tournaments, and be the difference between the quick and the dead! Lock and load as you enter Kombat Klass:

Erron Black's variations are Gunslinger, Outlaw & Marksman. Each mode gives you different advantages to enhance your standard arsenal of special moves and basic attacks. Knowing characters can help you master their winning moves, or counter attack in the heat of battle. Broaden your mastery with previous Kombat Klass subjects: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Cassie Cage & Jason Voorhees..

Show your support for the Kombat Kast's ESL by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin from your online store. Register to issue online challenges, share tutorials and strategies, or demonstrate high level videos on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum!

MKX DLC: Preview Brazil & First Klassic Skin Packs
Mortal Kombat X Brazil & Klassic Skins Revealed

We learned last month Mortal Kombat X downloadable content would be expanding to include a Brazil Skins Pack [full story]. The mystery of what that would entail can be put to rest. If you had World Cup poser soccer shirts in your office pool - you nailed it! Also coming soon are Klassic Skins as part of The Kombat Pack release of Tanya.




"Klassic" Kano, Liu Kang & Sonya Blade skins are inspired by the original designs of Mortal Kombat (1992). They were originally worn by digitized actors: Richard Divizio, Ho Sung Pak & Elizabeth Malecki.

There are no confirmed dates for either pack yet. Mortal Kombat Online will be following the story closely. Register to find and discuss all updates on the Mortal Kombat X forum!

MKX DLC: New Patch Notes feat. Klassic Reptile Skin
New Mortal Kombat X Update Patch Features Klassic Reptile Skin

A new wave of changes and fixes are coming to Mortal Kombat X. The initial update patch is available for PlayStation 4, with downloads coming to Xbox One soon, followed by PC some time later. The patch includes the free Klassic Reptile Skin:

    General Gameplay Fixes:
  • Many movelist frame data corrections.
  • Corrected many normal attacks that were intended to be 0 or negative on block were being overridden to be +2
  • Hitting Front Punch + Back Punch + Front Kick at the same time at the special cancel window will no longer cause an enhanced move to come out
  • Removed the ability to mash normal attacks while continuing to block after blocking an attack
  • You can no longer cancel into an enhanced interaction during the first 10 frames of some block stuns.
  • Versus Session Stats are now correctly award as wins/losses when you pause and exit to player select or restart match (Versus Session Stats can be turned on in Main Menu > Options > Game Play)
  • Fixed several characters being able to attack on the first frame of a jump.
  • Added unlock counter for Krypt.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some players from joining an in-progress Ladder, KOTH, or Team Battle match from a chat lobby.
  • Ping meter accuracy improvements.
  • You can now choose to not play a Ranked Match if the connection is below the set threshold.
  • Matchmaking improvements when finding a Ranked or Player Match.
  • Player Skill Rating algorithm improved.
  • Fixed crash occurring when receiving online VS. Challenge while editing Kombat Kard.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happened when skipping the last fight in the Klassic Tower
  • Fixed an issue causing some offline replays to report “playback does not agree”.
  • Added the ability to go full screen in the KOTH viewer by PS4 players who use devices that do not have a touchpad button

  • Character Specific Fixes:
  • Cassie (Hollywood) - Assault Force combo can no longer be special canceled after the knockdown.
  • Ermac (Spectral) – Special cancels done during Soul Accession now award the correct amount of meter.
  • Goro – Brutal Kick now hits overhead.
  • Jason – Temple Punch & Shoulder Push no longer auto-correct after it’s started moving.
  • Jason (Unstoppable) – Some special moves were delaying resurrection from happening until the move was over.
  • Jax – Can no longer get a free hit on opponents after his X-Ray.
  • Johnny Cage – Adjusted some hitboxes to hit crouching opponents more consistently.
  • Kitana – Can now perform her X-Ray attack while airborne.
  • Kitana –No Longer airborne for the first frame after her X-Ray connects which could prevent her from blocking.
  • Kitana – Gained a new attack on away +3 (Pretty Kick)
  • Kitana (Mournful) – Glaive Throw no longer disables blocking removing a possible infinite combo.
  • Kitana (Mournful) – Fixed a bug that causing the 2nd hit of Glaive Return to sometimes not come out.
  • Kitana (Mournful) – Opponent can no longer by OTG’d after being hit by Staff Grab
  • Kung Jin - Cartwheel Smash is now -3 on block (down from +4)
  • Kung Jin (Bojutsu) – Several staff attacks were not combo damage scaling correctly
  • Kung Lao (Tempest) – Cyclone now has 7 startup frames (up from 5)
  • Kung Lao (Tempest) - Hat Spin & Orbiting Hat will now combo link correctly afterwards
  • Kung Lao (Tempest) – Shortened the time it takes for his hat to return after Hat Spin & Orbiting Hat.
  • Mileena - Tele-Kick can no longer be punished on hit and will combo when special canceled into Air Sai Blast or X-Ray.
  • Mileena – Can now perform her X-Ray attack while airborne.
  • Mileena – Improved tracking on X-Ray
  • Quan Chi (Summoner) - Demon Spawn’s cooldown is no longer reset when a Bat attack hits the opponent.
  • Quan Chi (Summoner) – Fixed some cases where the Demon Spawn wasn’t going away when Quan Chi got hit.
  • Quan Chi (Summoner) – Fixed an issue causing Demon Spawn to sometimes instantly disappear after being summoned.
  • Quan Chi (Warlock) – No longer has the Front Punch, Back Punch, Throw combo (Portal Slam).
  • Quan Chi (Warlock) – Gained a new special move Portal Scoop (D, F, FP)
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  • Raiden - Shocker was causing combo damage scaling to be reset.
  • Raiden (Thunder God) - adjusted some combo damage scaling
  • Shinnok – Away + 3 (Shin Kick) is now towards + 4 and he has a new away + 3 (Devious Heel)
  • Shinnok – Can now enhance Hell Sparks & Hell Blast on block.
  • Shinnok (Impostor) – Now steals Dash Punch from Jax instead of Ground Pound.
  • Shinnok (Necromancer) – Can now control the location of Judgment Smash & Judgment Fist.
  • Sonya (Special Forces) – No longer gains meter for Park Drone and Remove Park.
  • Sonya (Special Forces) - Park Drone and Remove Park no longer resets combo damage scaling
  • Sub-Zero (Grandmaster) – Ice Klone now always correctly goes away on block instead of sometimes leaving a Klone with no active hitbox.
  • Sub-Zero (Grandmaster) – Ice Klone cooldown is no longer instantly reset if it goes away on its own.
  • Takeda – Slightly decreased the combo damage scaling on Fist Whirlwind & Whip Flurry.
  • Takeda – Can now do his X-Ray with the Block + Front Kick + Back Kick shortcut on an arcade stick while jumping straight up.
  • Takeda (Ronin) – When special cancelling into Blade Drop it will always fall the same distance regardless of Takeda’s facing.

  • Added The Following Costume for Online Compatibility:
  • Klassic Reptile

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MKX DLC: Is Jean-Claude Van Damme Next?
Developer contemplates possibility of Bloodsport star as DLC Skin.

High kick doyen Jean-Claude Van Damme has been back in the news with his re-enactment of his Kickboxer dance scene during Conan. The appearance clearly caught Mortal Kombat X Creative Director Ed Boon's attention. Following the appearance, he floated the concept of introducing the eighties & nineties action star as an in-game skin:

The idea isn't as silly as it sounds for a couple of reasons. Primarily: Carl Weathers is already slated to join the game as one of the bonus skins included with The Kombat Pack The Rocky & Predator star will "play" Jax, included with playable guest character: Predator.

A body of work that includes films like Bloodsport, The Quest, Street Fighter & Double Impact more than qualifies Van Damme for invitation to the Mortal Kombat tournament, but the ties go deeper. Industry lore has it that Van Damme was considered for a licensing crossover with the game that would become Mortal Kombat. Series co-creator John Tobias explained in an interview with Mortal Kombat Online:

When the game was still merely an idea in our heads, we thought that it would be necessary to attach a license to the project to justify its existence to our management. I believe Roger Sharpe (famous pinball aficionado and historian), who handled Midway's licensing deals at the time, was approached by a movie studio with Van Damme's Universal Soldier film as a possible game tie-in.

We envisioned Van Damme's involvement as a character in our game's story, or as playing himself in the game. That deal didn't pan out and we simply moved on.

Comparisons between Jean-Claude and the similarly initialled MK action star Johnny Cage make it easy to conceive of a JCVD skin. If you aren't quite sold on it, you may want to check out a fan-made Bloodsport/Mortal Kombat mash-up!

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MKX: From Casual to Competitive Ep. 1 - Finding Your Character
Start the transition from player to competitor with a simple guide.

Over the past two games, the competitive potential of Mortal kombat has grown immeasurably! With Mortal Kombat X, the series cashes in on its tournament chips to offer new complexities via the Variations system. If bridging the gap from entry to competition is your next challenge, testers and tournament veterans Ketchup & Mustard want to guide you through the process:

From Casual to Competitive starts simple with an opening guide to the best ways to uncover your preferred competitive character. The video is a simple tutorial for getting the best out of Training Mode, and assessing your interest in pursuing the competitive potential of a character.

In the demo, the pair also focus on some of the strengths and weakness of test subject: Sub-Zero! Learn more about the basic differences of Sub-Zero's Character Variations in the previous Know Your Enemy update.

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Mortal Kombat X: The Honest Game Trailer
Mortal Kombat X Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment from Smoosh

For the past twelve months, Mortal Kombat Online has been your comprehensive for Mortal Kombat X coverage and official trailers. If you want to know what the game's really all about, though, there is the Honest Trailers approach. Warning: The following video contains many spoilers and bitter truths.

Lampooned in the trailer are some of Mortal Kombat X's soft spots, such as Easy Fatality Micro-Transactions and the nebulous gains of Faction Mode. There's also plenty of good natured poking at the tried and true gimmick sof over-the-top gore, and silly characters. Good honest fun..

Thanks to MK Online User whatuknowaboutMK? for bringing attention to the vid. Register to share all your interests on the forums. Watch more videos by subscribing to MK Online on YouTube.

Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2015!
Who's Next?

From the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island, to the battle ravaged streets of Earthrealm 25 years later: The only constant shared by two generations is the need to fight! The tournament called Mortal Kombat has made legends of champions, and warriors of mortals. With a new generation of challengers emerging - it all begins again!

April 14th saw the long awaited release of Mortal Kombat X! Ending a four year cycle, the new game has changed the way we view the series and its fighters, challenging us to ask: Who's Next?

It is a question we've asked annually for years - each time finding a different answer! In 2014, the unknown of a looming sequel fuelled a whole new perspective. After months of debate and many thousands of votes, we crowned fan-favourite Ermac the ultimate victor! With Mortal Kombat X here, everything has changed! True champions must defend their title, and we must ask the eternal question with evolving truth: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion?

The ultimate fan voting tournament has become an annual celebrated tradition on Mortal Kombat Online - summoning the entire fanbase to agree on a single champion from sixty-four fighters! In 2015: the battle will be tougher than ever! Mortal Kombat X will inform the entire bracket, introducing first-time competitors and omitting old favorites! Read on to learn more about what it all means and how you can join in! Visit the Fan Koliseum to share your votes and discuss battles more in depth!

Eliminated Round 1 by Goro Eliminated Round 3 by Kenshi Eliminated Round 2 by Goro Eliminated Round 1 by Jacqui Eliminated Round 1 by Taven Eliminated Round 2 by Kenshi Eliminated Round 1 by Kenshi
Eliminated Quarter Finalist by Kenshi Eliminated Round 1 by Kitana Eliminated Round 1 by Cassie Cage Eliminated Round 2 by Kitana Eliminated Round 1 by Reptile Eliminated Round 3 by Kitana Eliminated Round 1 by Scorpion Eliminated Round 2 by Reptile
Eliminated Round 2 by Mileena Eliminated Round 1 by Kung Lao Eliminated Semi Finalist by Kenshi Eliminated Round 1 by Mileena Eliminated Round 1 by Kotal Kahn Eliminated Round 2 by Shao Kahn Eliminated Round 1 by Shao Kahn Eliminated Round 3 by Mileena
Eliminated Round 2 by Erron Black Eliminated Round 1 by Sonya Eliminated Round 1 by Erron Black Eliminated Round 3 by Noob Saibot Eliminated Round 2 by Noob Saibot Eliminated Round 1 by Skarlet Eliminated Round 1 by Noob Saibot Eliminated Quarter Finalist by Mileena
Eliminated Quarter Finalist by Fujin Eliminated Round 1 by Raiden Eliminated Round 1 by Quan Chi Eliminated Round 2 by Raiden Eliminated Round 3 by Raiden Eliminated Round 1 by Shinnok Eliminated Round 1 by Johnny Cage Eliminated Round 2 by Shinnok
Eliminated Round 1 by Nightwolf Eliminated Round 1 by Tanya Eliminated Round 2 by Fujin Eliminated Round 2 by Shang Tsung Eliminated Round 1 by Reiko Eliminated Round 1 by Shang Tsung Eliminated Round 3 by Fujin
Eliminated Quarter Finalist by Sub-Zero Eliminated Round 1 by Smoke Eliminated Round 2 by Smoke Eliminated Round 1 by Sindel Eliminated Round 2 by Cyrax Eliminated Round 1 by Ferra/Torr Eliminated Round 1 by Cyrax Eliminated Round 3 by Smoke
Eliminated Round 3 by Sub-Zero Eliminated Round 1 by Jade Eliminated Round 1 by Frost Eliminated Round 2 by Jade Eliminated Round 1 by Kano Eliminated Round 2 by Sub-Zero Eliminated Round 1 by Sub-Zero Eliminated Semi Finalist by Fujin

As noted; we will once again bring together sixty-four kombatants in a single elimination tournament bracket. Each result will be determined one fight at a time by regularly unlocked updates to the MK Online User Poll [located top left]. This means it's up to you to determine which character will defeat his opponents to emerge Supreme Champion!

In 2015, little can be taken for granted! A growing roster of kombatants means not everyone can make it into this year's draw! Mortal Kombat X will provide primary inspiration for fighter selection, while tabulated results from all previous tournaments will influence forced relegation. The top two fighters have been seeded at the top and bottom positions of our bracket - both former champions! The remaining fighters ranked in the Top 16 will also gain guaranteed entry into this year's event - seeded at the ends of each cell. Brackets have been semi-randomized within this system.

Criteria for voting is completely up to you, but as this is an annual event, we recommend focusing primarily on the current versions of characters seen in Mortal Kombat X! [Note: We always suggest voting for characters, rather than against them.]

Voting is key to the process, but we want to know your opinions as well! Get creative and show your support of a favourite character by adopting forum avatars and custom signatures! User Settings will allow you to select from hundreds of character avatars in the User Icon Library, or upload your own. Create and include a character signature, or edit the default template [below]. You can show your support by posting in the Fan Koliseum - the home of fantasy fights and kommuntiy forum games! Above all else - get involved and have fun doing so!


Edit in a character's image & name to show your support on the forums! [FAQ]

To be eligible to vote, you must be a registered member of Mortal Kombat Online. Users must adhere to forum and account rules and a basic code of conduct. Users found registering multiple accounts, or attempting to ballot stuff, will be disqualified and banned indefinitely. New accounts may face voting restrictions, but should be encouraged to share their thoughts on the forums to unlock voting privileges.

Mortal Kombat has always been and will always be! Throughout the ages there has always been a Mortal Kombat Champion -- a fighting warrior ready to defend their title, or die trying! In 2015 we gather sixty-four characters to once again ask the question: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion? ... FIGHT!

  • Round 1: Prince Goro (50.6%) d. Ermac (49.3%)
  • Round 1: Jacqui Briggs (53.0%) d. Stryker (46.9%)
  • Round 1: Taven (58.5%) d. Daegon (41.4%)
  • Round 1: Kenshi (86.7%) d. Hsu Hao (13.2%)
  • Round 1: Princess Kitana (65.2%) d. Kintaro (34.7%)
  • Round 1: Cassie Cage (66.0%) d. Shujinko (33.9%)
  • Round 1: Reptile (54.9%) d. Takahashi Takeda (45.0%)
  • Round 1: Scorpion (56.2%) d. Ashrah (43.7%)
  • Round 1: Kung Lao (58.4%) d. Baraka (41.5%)
  • Round 1: Mileena (68.1%) d. D'Vorah (31.8%)
  • Round 1: Kotal Kahn (59.3%) d. Li Mei (40.6%)
  • Round 1: Shao Kahn (50.7%) d. Rain (49.2%)
  • Round 1: Sonya Blade (56.1%) d. Kabal (43.8%)
  • Round 1: Erron Black (82.9%) d. Kobra (17.0%)
  • Round 1: Skarlet (59.1%) d. Nitara (40.8%)
  • Round 1: Noob Saibot (53.8%) d. Sareena (46.1%)
  • Round 1: Raiden (71.5%) d. Liu Kang (28.4%)
  • Round 1: Quan Chi (74.1%) d. Moloch (25.8%)
  • Round 1: Shinnok (79.6%) d. Bo' Rai Cho (20.3%)
  • Round 1: Johnny Cage (87.3%) d. Jarek (12.6%)
  • Round 1: Fujin (61.3%) d. Nightwolf (38.3%)
  • Round 1: Tanya (61.9%) d. Tremor (38.0%)
  • Round 1: Reiko (81.7%) d. Kai (18.2%)
  • Round 1: Shang Tsung (56.0%) d. Havik (43.9%)
  • Round 1: Smoke (77.6%) d. Drahmin (22.3%)
  • Round 1: Sindel (56.3%) d. Jax (43.6%)
  • Round 1: Ferra/Torr (53.6%) d. Kung Jin (46.3%)
  • Round 1: Cyrax (59.1%) d. Sektor (40.8%)
  • Round 1: Jade (75.9%) d. Khameleon (24.0%)
  • Round 1: Frost (76.6%) d. Tasia (23.3%)
  • Round 1: Kano (75.4%) d. Mavado (24.5%)
  • Round 1: Sub-Zero (74.1%) d. Chameleon (25.8%)

  • Round 2: Prince Goro (68.7%) d. Jacqui Briggs (31.2%)
  • Round 2: Kenshi (80.1%) d. Taven (19.8%)
  • Round 2: Princess Kitana (59.4%) d. Cassie Cage (40.5%)
  • Round 2: Reptile (55.6%) d. Scorpion (44.3%)
  • Round 2: Mileena (56.8%) d. Kung Lao (43.1%)
  • Round 2: Shao Kahn (50.7%) d. Kotal Kahn (49.2%)
  • Round 2: Erron Black (50.2%) d. Sonya Blade (49.7%)
  • Round 2: Noob Saibot (67.8%) d. Skarlet (32.1%)
  • Round 2: Raiden (65.4%) d. Quan Chi (34.5%)
  • Round 2: Shinnok (50.3%) d. Johnny Cage (49.6%)
  • Round 2: Fujin (58.6%) d. Tanya (41.3%)
  • Round 2: Shang Tsung (52.9%) d. Reiko (47.0%)
  • Round 2: Smoke (63.1%) d. Sindel (36.8%)
  • Round 2: Cyrax (59.0%) d. Ferra/Torr (40.9%)
  • Round 2: Jade (67.5%) d. Frost (32.4%)
  • Round 2: Sub-Zero (67.0%) d. Kano (32.9%)

  • Round 3: Kenshi (55.8%) d. Prince Goro (44.1%)
  • Round 3: Princess Kitana (56.9%) d. Reptile (43.0%)
  • Round 3: Mileena (58.5%) d. Shao Kahn (41.4%)
  • Round 3: Noob Saibot (63.0%) d. Erron Black (36.9%)
  • Round 3: Raiden (63.0%) d. Shinnok (36.9%)
  • Round 3: Fujin (59.7%) d. Shang Tsung (40.2%)
  • Round 3: Smoke (52.4%) d. Cyrax (47.5%)
  • Round 3: Sub-Zero (50.3%) d. Jade (49.6%)

  • Quarter Final: Kenshi (55.0%) d. Princess Kitana (44.9%)
  • Quarter Final: Mileena (55.8%) d. Noob Saibot (44.1%)
  • Quarter Final: Fujin (52.6%) d. Raiden (47.3%)
  • Quarter Final: Sub-Zero (53.7%) d. Smoke (46.2%)

  • Semi Final: Kenshi (53.2%) d. Mileena (46.7%)
  • Semi Final: Fujin (52.4%) d. Sub-Zero (47.5%)

  • Championship: Fujin (51.6%) d. Kenshi (48.3%)

To be eligible to vote, make sure you've registered to Mortal Kombat Online and visit regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest poll battle. You can discuss all the tournament match-ups and voting in the Fan Koliseum. We want this to be a massive event, with every self-respecting MK fan having their say in the overall tally! Follow us @MK_Online and like us on Facebook to help spread the word to the entire fanbase! There can only be one Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion - only the strongest will survive!

Pop Culture Shock Present 1:4 Scale Kotal Kahn Statues
3 Kotal Kahn Variations Can Be Yours Thanks to Pop Culture Shock!

Mortal Kombat X is upon us, and Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are advancing their extensive range of high quality collectibles to reflect the new era! Where better to start than with the conquering Emperor of Outworld: Kotal Kahn?


Kotal Kahn will be available in three character variations, referencing the new modes of MKX. The yellow tattooed Sun God variation will be available through retailers and distributors for $425US. Sun God is limited to 500 pieces.

Alternate Blood God and War God versions will be exclusively available through Pop Culture Shock. Blood God is limited to 250 pieces at $435, offering red tattoos and Tecpatl swap-out weapon. War God features "teal" tattoos, and the Macuahuitl swap-out weapon for $445 for one of 350 pieces.

Each statue references the "Be Mine" heart clenching fatality, extending the towering Emperor to 27" tall (68.5cm). Pre-ordering begins Monday (3PM PST), May 18th. Get up to 15% discount on prices by ordering early. Status ship Q2 2016.

The 1:4 scale Mortal Kombat line includes many klassic characters! See more of Pop Culture's high quality work: Raiden, Goro, Shao Kahn, Liu Kang, Kitana, Baraka, Mileena & Jade, Human Smoke & more!

Visit Pop Culture Shock on the web for even more creations. Register to share your feedback on the Mortal Kombat line in the Media & Merchandise forum. Support the site by liking and sharing this story via @MK_Online & Facebook.

13th Dimension Previews DC Comics Mortal Kombat X #6
13th Dimension Previews Mortal Kombat X #6 from DC Comics

Despite its robust story mode; Mortal Kombat X leaves many stones unturned across its 25 year saga of war and redemption! Fortunately, DC Comics continues to fill in the gaps with its top selling digital and print serials. 13th Dimension has an illuminating preview for Mortal Kombat X #6 - where Sub-Zero is dealing with one of his secrets.

Sub-Zero's transformation into a Lin Kuei cyborg was one of the bombshells of the new timeline introduced in Mortal Kombat (2011)! Restored by Raiden during the plot of the game: the man named Kuai Liang is clearly haunted by the memory of his experiences. Sub-Zero endured cybernetic conversion, to being reborn in the Netherrealm as a human revenant under the control of Quan Chi! Finally his secret origin can be told!

Mortal Kombat X #6 goes on sale in all good comic stores Wednesday, May 13th! Note: The print edition contains digital chapters 16-18, written by Shawn Kittelsen and drawn by Daniel Sampere. The cover by Stephen Segovia & Rod Reis features Kotal Kahn and his loyal followers.

Enjoying the comics? Got questions or thoughts? Register to discuss every issue in the Media & Merchandise forum. Connect the comics and the games by talking all things in the Mortal Kombat X forum.

Mortal Kombat X Faction Invasion - Chaosrealm
Kano emerges as Chaosrealm Invasion Boss in MKX FAction Mode

Hello, baby. Did you miss me? The next Invasion Boss has launched full scale war against online players in Mortal Kombat X!

This time Kano turns his lazer sighted gaze to the goal of spreading chaos! The wanted criminal represents the ultimate challenge - one you won't overcome on your own! This will be a team effort as the boss tier threat pushes you to do what damage you can, before succumbing to nigh inevitable defeat or time limit.

Players can choose to join the Black Dragon, Special Forces, Brotherhood of Shadow, Lin Kuei or White Lotus Society. Representing a clan earns points toward player rewards and achievements, with every action in the game contributing to your clan's total assault! Use clan recruitment posts on the forum to share valuable boss strategies to help spur your faction to victory!

EDITOR'S NOTE
Is Kano a fighter associated with the Chaosrealm? Absolutely not. The odds of Faction Mode being a vessel for unannounced fighters were always pretty slim. Including Chaosrealm without material to support it is a dubious choice by the developer, but try not to let that get in the way of the intended game. This is mode first - and the mode is all about the shared experience of the community challenge. This is the time to pick an underdog faction and take the fight to the world.

Whose side are you on? Register to discuss the invasion on the Mortal Kombat X forum, or share boss beating tips with your clan in the Fan Koliseum! Show your true colors by selecting a clan avatar from the Icon Library in your User Settings. Represent and recruit by liking & sharing stories via @MK_Online and Facebook<

Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Klass - Jason Voorhees
Enter the Kombat Klass for a lesson in DLC guest fighter: Jason Voorhees!

The onset of new downloadable characters in Mortal Kombat X introduces new playing challenges. Whether you purchase Jason Voorhees, or merely face him online, you'll want to know the basic strategies involve. Time to enter the Kombat Klass

Jason's variations are Relentless, Slasher & Unstoppable. Each mode gives you different advantages to enhance your standard arsenal of special moves and basic attacks. Knowing characters can help you master their winning moves, or counter attack in the heat of battle. Broaden your mastery with previous Kombat Klass subjects: Scorpion, Sub-Zero & Cassie Cage.

Show your support for the Kombat Kast's ESL by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin from your online store. Register to issue online challenges, share tutorials and strategies, or demonstrate high level videos on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum!

MKX DLC: Jason Voorhees Guest Fighter TV Spot
Jason Voorhees gets a TV Spot for Mortal Kombat X DLC

For those who've purchased The Kombat Pack - downloadable guest fighter Jason Voorhees has already been unleashed. For the unsuspecting public, a new TV Spot promotes the inclusion of the iconic Friday The 13th masked slasher. He's in Mortal Kombat X (in case you forgot).

PLAYLIST
- The Kombat Pack Trailer
- Official Jason Voorhees Trailer
- MKX Jason Reveal Trailer
- MKX Jason TV Spot
- Mortal Kombat X TV Spot
- Mortal Kombat 4 TV Spot
- Mortal Kombat II TV Spot

While Kombat Pack holders already have early access; fans hoping to purchase Jason individually from online stores will have to wait until Tuesday, May 12th.

Jason Voorhees will be joined in the coming months by fellow Kombat Pack bonus fighters: Tremor, Tanya & guest character Predator [full story].

Fans with updated games will be able to get a hands-on preview with Jason in the Living Tower mode. You can expect to face the silent stalker in online matches, as well!

Mortal Kombat X is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC. Discuss guest fighters or the rest of the game on the Mortal Kombat X forum! Be in constant peril by following and sharing stories via @MK_Online, Facebook & YouTube!

MKX DLC: Blanche Brutality Koming Soon & Boon Wishlist
Mortal Kombat X Expecting New Stage Brutality & Possibly More!

Kingpin of Kombat Ed Boon has revealed one of the extra features coming to Mortal Kombat X via the next update patch! The news comes via Twitter, where the Creative Director also dropped some thoughts about what he'd like to see, and what we still might see:


Lightly Blanched: Golden Girls fans will remember Blanche as the one who liked to sleep around.

Blanche Brutality Koming Soon
According to the current Mortal Kombat Online User Poll: 39.8% think Brutalities have been the best new addition in Mortal Kombat X! Fans should be excited to learn, then, that another one is on its way! Boon revealed the Outworld Marketplace will get a fresh dose of geriatric bodily harm courtesy of the next patch. Affectionately dubbed Blanche; the old woman of the market will become an instrument of doom - continuing the tradition of disrespect already established by the Blanche Advantage achievement. Be good to your elders, kids.

Klassic Arenas Making a Komeback?
With only thirteen arena locations, Mortal Kombat X has failed to wow the Mortal Kombat (2011) did. When quizzed about the prospect of bringing back some of the klassic stages omitted from MKX, the Creative Lead revealed it has been discussed, along with other unnamed returns!

Mortal Kombat X already includes a variety of "klassic" costume skins, adding more via DLC for free with Compatibility Packs and for moolah in The Kombat Pack. We also recently learned Klassic Fatalities will be making their way to DLC [full story].

Could Jim Lee Design Sub-Zero?
Boon and DC Comics Publisher Jim Lee were making goo goo eyes over the freshly included "Injustice" Scorpion. A superstar comic book artist in his spare time; Lee redesigned Mortal Kombat's ninja mascot in 2013, for inclusion in NetherRealm's DC fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us [full story].

The design divided diehard fans, but went on to be the best selling DLC for the game. A year on; Mortal Kombat X has a home at Warner Brothers' owned DC Comics as a top selling digital series, and comic book [full story]. All of this goes to say - a Jim Lee designed Sub-Zero wouldn't be completely out of leftfield!

Mortal Kombat X is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC. Interested in DLC & more? Register to find and discuss all the news in the Mortal Kombat X forum! Support the site by liking & sharing via @MK_Online, Facebook & YouTube!

AtomHawk Reveal Mortal Kombat X Character Design Art
AtomHawk Design Release Character Render Art from Mortal Kombat X

Art & concept house AtomHawk Design has continued its relationship with NetherRealm Studios, lending their world class talents to the design stage of Mortal Kombat X!

The UK based studio has been a visual representative for the series since Mortal Kombat (2011), creating memorable and iconic images similar to those released in a recent update of their online portfolio. Included in the update are design images of Shinnok, Raiden, Reptile, Erron Black & Johnny Cage.

Corrupt Shinnok AtomHawk Design Art



You can see more of AtomHawk Design's work in galleries for: Mortal Kombat (2011) Characters, Mortal Kombat (2011) Arenas & Miscellaneous and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Go deeper into the design of Mortal Kombat X with concept art spotlights on: Kitana, Reptile, Mileena, Ferra/Torr, Goro & Mortal Kombat Online exclusive Ermac!

[Related Article: Kommunity: Fans Rally For Mortal Kombat X Kollectors Art Book]

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ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Week 1 - Live
ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Goes Live with NA Week 1!

The ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League is live for the first week of North American competition! The top sixteen qualifiers will compete in a single elimination bracket that promises to produce some of the hottest matches in the world. Watch live on Twitch below and share your comments on the forum:


SonicFox5000 looms large from the top half of the Top 16 bracket. The unofficial 2014 Mortal Kombat Evo World Champion took three of four exhibition warm-ups, including the much lauded Fatal 8 event! He could be the player to beat in the Week 1 finals!

REO & WoundCowboy will be one of the first round matches to watch. REO enters as favourite with an opportunity to set-up a massive Round 2 grudge match with 2-time Evo World Champion and arch-rival PerfectLegend!

Register to discuss all the blows from the event on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum! Find and discuss more topics in the Mortal Kombat X forum.

Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Klass - Cassie Cage
Kombat Klass is back in session with a lesson in Cassie Cage!

Mortal Kombat X has introduced a new generation of fighters and with them - a new art of fighting techniques! Still wrapping your thumbs around the ins and outs? Kombat Klass is now in session thanks to ESL & Xbox. In this instalment, there will be points for style as you take a page from Cassie Cage!

Cassie Cage's variations are Hollywood, Brawler & Spec Ops. Each mode gives you different advantages to enhance your standard arsenal of special moves and basic attacks. Knowing characters can help you master their winning moves, or counter attack in the heat of battle. Broaden your horizon with previous Kombat Klass subjects: Scorpion & Sub-Zero.

Show your support for ESL by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin from your online store. Register to issue online challenges, share tutorials and strategies, or demonstrate high level videos on the Gameplay & Matchmaking forum!

EXCLUSIVE: Mortal Kombat X Ermac Concept Art
Artist Justin Murray Shares Ermac MKX Concepts in MKO Exclusive!

In Mortal Kombat X, concept artists have helped to redesign and redefine klassic icons for a new generation. In this Mortal Kombat Online exclusive update: artist Justin Murray takes us deeper into the design process, revealing unused and unseen visions for the soul warrior: Ermac!

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The concepts range from familiar variations on the final design, to intriguing reinventions that turn the new look into something slightly different.

A completely unmasked Ermac instantly stands out, showing a fused mouth, pale face and chilling gaze. When dressed all in black, he's almost a vision of death itself - helped along by a dark hooded coat. The hood and jacket motif have been a consistent fixture for Ermac's primary designs for Mortal Kombat X. They combine with past elements in one Murray design, which features details like the Deception era belt, and MK2011's black bandages.

Fans were memorably introduced to similar concepts this time last year, based on similar work shared by NetherRealm artist Bernard Beneteau.

Fans can see more of Justin Murray's Mortal Kombat X concept art in previous features: Reptile & Kitana, Mileena & Ferra/Torr. Mortal Kombat Online will be featuring more work from the artists in upcoming exclusive updates!

See even more of Justin Murray's designs by visiting Super Evil MegaCorp. Like what you see? Register to share the love on the Mortal Kombat X forum! Be one of the many by liking & sharing this story via @MK_Online & Facebook!

Mortal Kombat X PC Patch Update Notes - Since Pulled
Mortal Kombat X PC Update Notes

Beleaguered PC gamers received a much needed injection of support today, addressing several on-going issues some are still experiencing. Details of the new patch [via Steam] run through a gauntlet of fixes, but be warned before downloading: Some players are reporting new catastrophic errors as a result of the patch, including deleted save files and aspect ratio problems. Note: The patch has officially been pulled.

    Original 5/5 Mortal Kombat X PC Update Notes:
  • Added the free Klassic Sub-Zero costume.
  • Display drivers should no longer crash during online play.
  • A crash will no longer occur after a full rotation of players in the lobby during Round Robin matches.
  • Fixed a crash that some users experienced during the first QTE in the story.
  • Game no longer crashes when players attempt to join a game through Steam or in a room.
  • Fixed startup crash on high end systems (those with > 8 cores).
  • Fixed a crash that would occur during recorded match playback.
  • Save data safety check to try to eliminate save data loss.
  • Fix to prevent save game data from being corrupted while closing the game.
  • Walk away animations now appear at the end of the character selection process.
  • The levers in Shao Khan's Tomb will now activate.
  • Shinnok's Flick Trick Fatality no longer experiences a significant framerate drop.
  • Functionality is no longer lost while watching a match replay.
  • Pre-game lobbies will populate 10 players into Faction Battle matches.
  • Kombat Kards will now display correct Icons, Backgrounds, and Borders in a KOTH match.
  • Fatality inputs no longer change into QTE inputs during in Online Tower Battles.
  • Game no longer desynchronizes when a player selects a character that their opponent has not unlocked.
  • D'Vorah's cape no longer moves when she's killed.
  • Game no longer freezes when opponent in online closes the game.
  • Title remains responsive while story cinematics are loading.
  • Fixed leaderboards and kombat kards not updating past the top players.
  • After entering Replays with the controller the Player can use the keyboard when watching a replay from an online match.
  • Loading screens now display before progress bar fills up.
  • Diagonal arrows are shown instead of keys when Alternate Control is enabled.
  • Sometimes saving a Custom1 preset displayed as being saved for Custom1-4 in the character select and pause menu controls screens.
  • The UI arrows will now switch sides on a tagged move when the character switched position with his opponent.
  • Chat room names will now display properly (instead of SteamIDs.)
  • Fixed input callouts when switching between keyboard and USB controller after entering a KOTH match.
  • Additional graphical fidelity options.
    • General Matchmaking improvements.
    • Performance improvements
    • Improved online stability
    • Multiplayer invite improvements
    • Gameplay fixes and balancing
    • Various Kombat Kard fixes
    • WB Play fixes
    • General bug fixes

Register to help us track and troubleshoot further issues by posting on the forum. Find and discuss more topics on the Mortal Kombat X forum.

Game Makers Boost Mortal Kombat X Orlando Prize Purse
Warner Bros & NetherRealm Studios Contribute $10k Tournament Bonus

Players attending the CEO Fighting Game Championships in 2015 will have extra motivation to take this year's Mortal Kombat X title! CEO Gaming has announced a massive $10,000 pot bonus contributed by MKX makers Warner Brothers & NetherRealm Studios!

BONUS POT
1st: $5,000 + 60% Payout
2nd: $2,000 + *25% Payout
3rd: $1,300 + *15% Payout
4th: $700 + *5% Payout
5th: $300 + *3% Payout
7th: $200 + *2% Payout

* Requires 64+ registered.

The cash bonus continues to demonstrate the developer's commitment to the competitive tournament scene, which grew significantly around the release of Mortal Kombat (2011).

The CEO prize purse scales dependent on tournament participation, with the biggest gains coming from sixty-four or more tournament registrations. With the addition of the pot bonus, Top 8 players will receive guaranteed money of at least $200. If over 200 challengers register, players finishing 9th through 16th can expect to receive $25.

CEO 2015 takes place June 26-28 from its home in sunny Orlando, Florida. Online registration closes June 21st. Standard registration costs $40, with late fees kicking in for any sign-ups after June 1st. Registration at the venue will be available for additional cost, subject to bracket bye availability.

Mortal Kombat X will played on the PlayStation 4 version. Top 8 finals matches will be contested under a Best of 5 rule, with pools scheduled to be best 2/3. On the decision to super-size finals, CEO Gaming says, "[W]e feel it's appropriate that players get the chance to truly showcase their best..."

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MKX DLC: Jason Voorhees Kills in Official Trailer
Friday the 13th Horror Icon Jason Joins MKX as DLC Guest Fighter

Notorious Crystal Lake killer Jason Voorhees is stalking the next generation of young fighters in Mortal Kombat X! The unstoppable slasher features in a new trailer - available via The Kombat Pack tomorrow!

The drowning boy turned supernatural killer is the first of two guest fighters coming to Mortal Kombat X DLC. Fans who purchase The Kombat Pack will also gain early access to Predator of the popular film franchise.

Fans who don't purchase the four-character DLC pack will be able to buy fighters individually. Jason is slated to be widely available via online stores starting May 12th [full details].

[Related Article: Jason Voorhees Revealed For Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pass]

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MKX DLC: Ed Boon Joins Jason Kombat Kast - Tomorrow
Jason Voorhees & Ed Boon Stalk the Kombat Kast May 4th!

Series Co-Creator and Creative Director Ed Boon will finally join the Kombat Kast couch on the next instalment of the developer live stream! The next episode will go live tomorrow: 3:00PM CDT, May 4th to preview DLC guest Jason Voorhees! Be on the Mortal Kombat X forum to watch and discuss it live!


Downloadable guest character Jason Voorhees is just two days away for holders of the MKX Kombat Pack. For the rest; the Camp Crystal Lake serial killer will stalk online stores for individual purchase May 12 [full story].

Fans should submit last minute questions to NetherRealm via Twitter. Register to join the speculation and discussion right here on the forum. Help spread the word by liking & sharing relevant updates via @MK_Online & Facebook!

The Warp Zone Do Techno Syndrome A Cappella Style
YouTube Group Record A Capella Version of Mortal Kombat Anthem

Even if you're only remotely familiar with early nineties anthem Techno Syndrome - chances are you've found yourself humming it aloud. What would the affectionately dubbed "Theme from Mortal Kombat" sound like in full a cappella, though? The Warp Zone have answered this question to the tune of 1 million views on YouTube and counting:

PLAYLIST
- The Warp Zone A Capella
- Techno Syndrome
- Hypnotic House (The Immortals)
- Mortal Kombat Theatrical Trailer
- Movie Soundtrack Commercial
- Mortal Kombat X TV Spot

The oft referenced techno hit embedded itself in pop culture history in 1995, appearing in the Mortal Kombat feature film, and its subsequent landmark compilation soundtrack. The single began life two years prior as an EP by The Immortals, before featuring as the centrepiece of Mortal Kombat: The Album.

The Immortals were Oliver Adams and Maurice Engelen - members of Belgian collective Lords of Acid. Their crossover hit helped fuel the rise of techno in mainstream music during the early to mid nineties, exposing a generation of fans to the burgeoning sound.

Late Mortal Kombat: Legacy actor Darren Shahlavi shared his love of the influential soundtrack with Mortal Kombat Online, telling us, "I was very familiar with MK, mainly the movie and the soundtrack. I loved it. I trained to the music all the time. I didn't play the game much at all."

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