Mortal Kombat Xs Latest Patch is Massive

Mortal Kombat X's Latest Patch is Massive

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Richard Walker

Mortal Kombat X has received a colossal patch today, introducing a plethora of changes and fixes that should serve to balance the game further by bringing low and high-tier characters in line with the mid-tier fighters. NetherRealm's head honcho and MK co-creator Ed Boon notes that the new changes will make for a "more balanced, more fun" experience.

What's more, the update also makes all of the in-game items previously accessible only through playing the Mortal Kombat X mobile game now free and available to everyone, with the only requirement being connecting the game to your WBID account for the skins to unlock.

As well as balance changes to all of Mortal Kombat X's characters, the patch also brings a range of general gameplay fixes, such as running energy cost, air attacks, armour, wake-up attacks and more. If you're hit while running, you'll lose 50 energy straight away, for instance. Wake-up attacks are also faster, enabling you to get the jump on a opponent. You can check out the lot below:

General Gameplay fixes

  • Many move list corrections
  • Increased energy cost to start running to 25 (up from 15)
  • Increased energy cost to cancel into a dash (where applicable) to 25 (up from 15)
  • Getting hit while running will now drain 50 energy
  • The increased hurt regions when you perform an air attack now activate one frame before the hit region activates
  • Kounter message added when a hit lands as a counterattack or punish
  • Delayed Wakeup will no longer activate if the block button is pressed or held while holding down
  • You are no longer able use specific timing to avoid recovery frames on some jump attacks which used weapons
  • Reduced the victim blockstun along with the attacker block recovery on many moves (keeping the same +|- on block advantage)
  • WBID unlocks no longer have additional requirements

As for the character specific changes, there's a whole load of in-depth adjustments to Mortal Kombat X's roster, and you can browse through the entire patch list here. The massive Mortal Kombat X patch is available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now.

Comments
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  • Thank God. Now I can get those pesky kostumes. I wonder if they'll ever make Gold Scorpion available in the UK?
  • It hasn't gone live yet in Ireland just booted up the game and no prompt to download the update.
  • FYI -- After I booted the game and was prompted to download the update, the entire game was deleted from my Xbox without any further prompts. I had to go back to the store and re-download it. Presumably this is because I originally had Mortal Kombat X and now they've rebranded to Mortal Kombat XL?
  • "What's more, the update also makes all of the in-game items previously accessible only through playing the Mortal Kombat X mobile game now free and available to everyone, with the only requirement being connecting the game to your WBID account for the skins to unlock." Really? I expected them to sell that down the road, like they did before with Injustice. I guess that didn't make them as much money as they hoped. Maybe they're going for a publicity angle instead. @3 That can't be right. The XL update should've just been a large patch adding the second pack of characters, not a total wipe.
  • How about some new outfits!? Some new characters!? I wish they'd give the alien, leatherface, predator, and Bo Rai Cho some alternate outfits
  • In one way great that the game is still getting support but damn is dead now. We could've used this stuff a long time ago
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