Mortal Kombat XL Balance Patch Coming Next Week

The balance patch will be detailed in a Mortal Kombat livestream on Monday, October 3.


Mortal Kombat XL is coming to PC next week, and with it comes a new balance patch for all platforms. Both the patch and the PC version release on Tuesday, October 4.

Ed Boon took to Twitter to make the announcement, adding that a Mortal Kombat XL livestream will take place a day prior to run down the update's details. We'll keep you updated on what the patch will contain as more information is revealed.

The original PC version of Mortal Kombat X had a troubled launch. A patch that promised "huge improvements" was announced and was said to "literally [bring] the PC version to parity with the console versions," according to Boon. However, it ended up wiping players' save data before getting pulled. And when the Mortal Kombat XL edition was initally revealed, it was announced that PC players would be left out, with no version coming to the platform.

Mortal Kombat X on consoles received a score of 8/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Peter Brown said, "Mortal Kombat X's lesser elements exist outside the most important part of the game: the fighting. A great roster with a wide range of diverse fighting styles and variations gives you plenty to play around with, and the new fighting mechanics add the right amount of depth to nudge Mortal Kombat X ever higher on the list of respectable fighting games."

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