Mortal Kombat (2011) was rebooted last month thanks to its inclusion in Xbox Backwards Compatibility support, but with this revival came some unexpected problems accessing the full array of in-game content. WB Games Support was quick to issue a solution and if you're still having problems - read on:
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Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition packs in all the extras released for the 2011 reboot fighting, including downloadable characters: Kenshi, Skarlet, Rain & Freddy Krueger! For full system requirements refer to the original release update.
You've got until Monday, September 22nd to grab a digital bargain on the Steam store! Fans looking for Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection won't have any luck. It was pulled from Steam at the beginning of the month [full story].
Fans playing Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition on PC over the past few days may have noticed a Steam update rolling out from the boffins at NetherRealm.
The patch addresses several niggling issues revolving around visual display and basic functionality. According to Steam: the fix includes updates to peripheral support, online mode fixes, and general performance improvement.
- Steam Update (July 23, 2014):
- Updated the game launcher
- Added video card selection option
- Fixes auto-detection problems on laptops with Optimus technology
- Solves performance issues for many laptops with dual GPUs
- Added support for letterbox display toggle
- Fixes problems with 4:3 and 5:4 aspect ratios
- Added video card selection option
- Several performance optimizations
- Changed video settings options
- Added ability to toggle memory restriction
- Removed region lock for multiplayer matchmaking
- Allows for a larger pool of online players
- However, very long distance matches may experience slower network performance
- Improvements to online multiplayer
- Fixed issues with Private Matches
- Updated KOTH
- Fixed multiplayer crashes
- Fixes and updates for several peripherals
- Removed microphone support from voice chat
- Players may use Steam Chat
2014 may pose challenges to online gaming across multiple Mortal Kombat platforms as disparate services formally cease operation. GameSpy announced their impending closure last week; while Games for Windows Live was put on the chopping block by Microsoft in the middle of last year.
As reported by Polygon; the GameSpy online multiplayer and matchmaking platform used for Mortal Kombat (2011) will cease function May 31st.
GameSpy Technologies has remained autonomous since being acquired by Glu Mobile in August 2012, operating independently to the GameSpy website bought and shut down by Ziff Davis in 2013. Unrelated; GameSpy Technologies ceased software licensing in January 2013, having shut down multiple online servers -- a sign of the direction to come.
Joystiq reported speculation [January] that Games for Windows Live function will cease July 1st. Marked for death last year; Windows Live Marketplace lead the coming closure, ceasing operation last August. The GFWL shut down will affect online function for Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection.
Update (May 12): Mortal Kombat (2011) for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC has begun migration to new online servers. A statement was released via the Official Facebook:
We are currently in the process of migrating Mortal Kombat 9 (for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) from Gamespy’s servers and expect things to go smoothly. During the transition, players may experience an interruption of online play and matchmaking and we ask for your patience during this time. Players will not experience interruptions to offline play throughout this process.
After May 31, Mortal Kombat 9 for PS Vita will only support ad-hoc multiplayer.
This time last year, Mortal Kombat Online put the call out to the entire fanbase. The purpose: to celebrate twenty years of Mortal Kombat by determining once and for all who could be called the true champion of the tournament!
After months of debate and thousands of votes it was Sub-Zero who emerged victorious! The MKII ice warrior was a worthy winner, but as any champion knows, there comes a time when the title must be defended! With 2013 marking the twentieth anniversary of Sub-Zero and the sequel he debuted in, it's almost inevitable that we ask the question anew: Who is the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion?
From the top of the Pyramid of Argus, back to where it all began at the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island: a lot has changed in twenty years of a tournament called Mortal Kombat! We gather sixty-four kombatants and put the call out to the entire fanbase! It is up to you to help us find the true champion! Read on for more details, including how you can win prizes!