Not all Mortal Kombat 11 kombatants will be created equal, but when the same character cannot execute the same moves -- you know something's wrong. A widely reported "Player 1 advantage" has been acknowledged by the developer and awaits an upcoming fix soon. Read on for details:
Dexerto reported the imbalance between players, which has been widely reported by fans who've observed difficulties in executing combo attacks from the second player's position. YouTube user mrAPchem posted his findings [embedded below], speculating that falling "hurtboxes" -- unseen geometric zones that determine impact of hits -- are different between the two players, specifically rendering Player 2's hurtbox during falling larger.
A lot of bugs have been discovered since the release of the game, but this significant imbalance between players warranted a response from NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer Ed Boon, who posted to X [aka; Twitter], "Once again, THANK YOU for all your feedback with MK1. You are helping us make the game better every day. The Player1 advantage bug has been fixed, and an update is being prepped for release very soon!"
According to a subsequent post to the social media micro-blogger, the developer has successfully isolated and solved the problem, working a hotfix into a patch to be released today.
You can follow and report bugs found in the game with WB Games Mortal Kombat 1 Support. You can also let the community know your findings by posting in the comments in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum! MK1 is out now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.