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Mortal Kombat X Patch 1.02 released - New costumes, online stability improvements, Jason online compatibility, balance changes and more

Updated: The official patch notes for today's Mortal Kombat X update have been added to this story.

Earlier: Today, the 1.02 patch was released for Mortal Kombat X, and it includes quite a bit of content.

Jason Voorhees was made available with online compatibility, and a bunch of costumes were released, listed here and pictured below - Pharaoh Ermac, Revolution Kano, Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, Motherland Sonya, Tundra Sub-Zero and the free Klassic Sub-Zero costume.


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Hit the jump for other notes on what the patch added.

Boon doesn't recall discussion with McFarlane where Spawn was offered to NRS; MKX's variations were inspired by Street Fighter Alpha 3

Boon doesn't recall discussion with McFarlane where Spawn was offered to NRS; variations were inspired by Street Fighter Alpha 3

If you're hoping Spawn might still show up in Mortal Kombat X, you might have those thoughts stomped down a bit by recent statements NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon made.

Back in February of this year, McFarlane stated he gave NRS permission to use Spawn in a couple of games, but that there's a window of time.

Boon said he didn't remember those claims though, even though NRS was initially discussing having Spawn in MKX.

"Spawn was a character we definitely had discussion about who could be a guest character," said Boon.

"I saw an interview with Todd McFarlane where he said that he offered [Spawn] to us, but I don't remember that conversation," he added.

More Mortal Kombat X combos than you can shake a stick at, 15 cast members featured in this mega roundup

Our readers have been bombarding us with tons of Mortal Kombat X content already, and in an effort to catch up, we've put together a mega roundup of the combos and tech they've sent in.

We've got videos for 15 cast members below, so if you play a wide variety of the cast, chances are you'll find something here that will pique your interest.

If you have videos you'd like to submit, you can drop us a line via the contact form, and leave them below in the comments. Note, it's best if you do both, because things can get overlooked in the comments, while our staff regularly checks the inbox for news.

You can find the ones we've put together below.

Ed Boon: It's impossible for a fighting game to be perfect out of the gate; we want MKX to be as fair and refined as possible

Following up once again from Ed Boon's recent talk on the Twin Galaxies' live stream the other day, Mortal Kombat's co-creator spoke about the difficulty of creating fighting games, and how important it is that you stick with them to ensure they stay fair and balanced.

Boon was specifically asked in NetherRealm Studios is prepared to grow with Mortal Kombat X, as it evolves.

"We just want the game to be as fair as possible, as refined as possible," he noted.

"I think it's physically impossible to release a game and have it be perfect, predicting what everybody is going to do. Especially with a fighting game, a competitive game," said Boon.

Mortal Kombat X sees biggest launch in the franchise's history, millions of players already online

Mortal Kombat X was officially released earlier this week, and it looks as though fans everywhere have wasted no time getting their hands on NetherRealm Studios' current-gen fighter.

NetherRealm's creative director and co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boon, took to Twitter yesterday to thank everyone that picked up the game. According to Boon, Mortal Kombat X is the "biggest launch in MK history."

Boon says that fan reception has been absolutely staggering, so much so that literally millions of users are already online and playing both the console and mobile version of Mortal Kombat X.

Hit the jump to see Boon's tweet and continue reading.

PC mods make Mortal Kombat X's final boss playable, their Fatality is brutal and awesome

Spoiler alert! If you have not yet completed the story mode or a klassic tower in Mortal Kombat X and don't wish to know who the game's final boss is, do not proceed.

Mortal Kombat X is currently available on PC. Naturally, modders have already started dissecting the PC port to see what they can achieve.

Already, someone has found a way to make the game's final boss playable. This footage by RajmanGaming HD shows off the character's unique X-Ray attack and Fatality, both of which are bloody awesome (no pun intended). We've also added a video showing off the Brutalities for this character.

Check it out after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Check out character break downs, combo videos and all Brutalities for the current cast in this Mortal Kombat X round up!

Mortal Kombat X was officially released yesterday and you guys have been flooding our inbox with kontent.

We have a roundup of a handful of submissions to get things started. This collection features character breakdowns from NorCal Regionals Killer Instinct champion, Stephen "Superman Sajam" Lyon. He takes a look at Jacqui, Cassie and Kung Jin.

We also have combo videos for Mileena, Ferra/Torr and Scorpion as well as a video depicting every Brutality in the game with the available cast.

With all this content to see, hit the jump and get started now!

Mortal Kombat X netcode review: A considerable improvement over its predecessor

Earlier this week, we here at EventHubs posted our Mortal Kombat X review. Since the servers weren't fully online until launch day, and our review was conducted pre-launch, we omitted any talk of the game's netcode until we could experience online at its full capacity.

Today, I'll be sharing my experiences with Mortal Kombat X's netcode. Editor's note: This review is based upon my own personal experience with the game's netcode on PlayStation 4. With varying internet connections, speeds, hardware, and location, your experience may differ from what is written here.

Despite early reports of a sub-par netcode, Mortal Kombat X's online play is actually quite solid. Like any online fighter, lag is an occasional issue, however, my time with MKX's net-play has been enjoyable.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

91% damage combo and 42% from 2 hits - Kotal Kahn packs a mean punch in Mortal Kombat X

With Mortal Kombat X now officially available, players from all walks of life are actively uploading as much tech as they can find. The two videos we have for you today focus on Kotal Kahn and his Blood God Variation.

For those who may not know, Kotal has the ability to boost his damage output by using the Blood Offering move. In Blood God, he gains another move that increases his damage: the Crystal Totem.

When using both power up moves at once, Kotal Kahn can dish out an insane amount of damage. The first combo uses three meters to hit 91% damage and the second deals 42% with only 2 hits.

Check out both combos below.

Mortal Kombat X could be patched with every DLC character release, Boon hints at Rain being playable in the future

Character spoiler warning: If you're playing through MKX's story mode, you might want to be careful about reading this post, as we've listed a few notable appearances you might not realize are in the game.

If you're wondering how often Mortal Kombat X will receive balance updates and such, NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon recently weighed in on the matter.

Boon noted that โ€” for the most part โ€” they'll be patching the game with the release of every DLC character.

"Each [patch] will come with whatever fixes that we might find. Hopefully people don't find any infinites or something that's completely broken, but if there's anything that needs addressing, each patch will not only contain the character and skins, but any fixes that are needed," said Boon.

We've included the known release schedule of the DLC fighters, Jason, Predator, Tanya and Tremor below, so you have some idea of when these patches will drop.

Users who've played through MKX's story mode likely noticed a couple familiar faces in the form of Rain and Baraka, and Boon hinted that we may see more of the former fighter in the future.

Run combos, corner juggles, and X-Rays! Check out EventHubs' Mortal Kombat X launch day combo video

Today is the official launch day for Mortal Kombat X on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We've already launched our Mortal Kombat X moves and tiers sections, and we also put together a review, but we aren't stopping there!

Now, I bring to you our first of hopefully many combo videos for Mortal Kombat X. I, DreamKing, have taken it upon myself to put together a quick compilation showing some different ways to tack on damage and/or style on your opponent.

Not everything here is optimized for damage, but there are set ups that score 30%+ without meter and 40%+ with only one bar. Anyway, the idea is to give you good folks an idea of what some of these characters are capable of, and being that this is a multi-character CMV, you'll be seeing a handful of different fighters.

If you have any questions about the set ups or techniques used in this combo video, please feel free to let me know in the comments here on EventHubs and I'll do my best to answer.

You can find the combo video below.

Update: NetherRealm aware of issues; Mortal Kombat X on PC is unplayable, reports say

Updated: NetherRealm Studios has stated on Twitter that they are aware of the PC issues and are working closely with Steam to resolve them.

Earlier: Reports on social media, the Steam forums, and even our inbox state that the PC version of Mortal Kombat X is currently unplayable. Numerous users are experiencing game crashes, freezing, and button mapping issues.

According to VG247, whenever a player attempts to launch any of Mortal Kombat X's menu options, the game immediately bottoms and returns the user to their desktop. Some have been fortunate to get time with one-player mode, but at the cost of stability issues.

The main culprit behind these issues is believed to be Steam's new content download system. With this new process, the game does not download fully. Roughly 3GB of files are downloaded initially to allow players to access a small portion of the game while the rest of the files download in the background.


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Mortal Kombat X tiers launched on EventHubs, game officially available now

Mortal Kombat X's official launch is upon us, and we've kicked this off by posting our tier section for the game, so people can start sharing knowledge and discussing the match ups.

We of course also have our moves database page launched for MKX, and you can find our review of the game as well.

We know day one tier lists are very controversial in the FGC, so to explain our reasoning โ€” below you can find a FAQ about the tier listing.

How do the PS4 and XB1 Mortal Kombat X versions compare with each other? Check out this rundown

There has been some controversy surrounding the decision to use the Xbox One version of Mortal Kombat X for the ESL Pro League.

Fans of either platform don't have much to be worried over though, at least when it comes to graphical fidelity and frame rate performance, according to a new video examining the release on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by NX Gamer.

As it turns out, besides some differences in resolution, both games run at a pretty consistent 60 frames per-second rate, except for cutscenes, where on both platforms it drops down to 30.

The clip shows a side-by-side shot of both games with the same scenes playing out. Again, there are some differences in resolution, but both games perform at a solid clip, even when the fighting action gets intense.

All Mortal Kombat X fatalities in HD at 60 fps, because you really need to be creeped out in 1080p

Just when you thought it was safe to load up the EventHubs front page, we hit you with all of the Mortal Kombat X fatalities in 1080p HD at a glorious 60 frames per second.

This compilation runs through all 25 currently playable characters, and there's over 16 minutes of disgusting footage.

You can find the clip below, along with time stamps if there's a certain character you're interested in seeing.


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