Mortal Kombat XL confirmed for PC, beta is now live; Ed Boon teases upcoming balance patch

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 25, 2016 at 12:21 p.m. PDT | Comments: 61

Fans have been asking NetherRealm Studios for a PC version of their latest fighting title, Mortal Kombat XL, for quite some time. We've seen numerous hints at a potential release, but nothing concrete.


Today, it looks like PC users have been given want they've so desire. According to prominent face and player in the Mortal Kombat community Brant "Pig of the Hut" McCaskill, a Mortal Kombat XL PC beta is currently live on Steam.

Folks looking to try it out can do so until August 29th. But that's not the only exciting news to hit Mortal Kombat today.
Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of the Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boon, has taken to Twitter -- as he is known to do -- to drop another potential hint at what's to come.

This time, we see two images sitting side-by-side: One of a person balancing on a wire and the other of Robin Williams as Patch Adams. Can you say "balance patch," everyone?

Boon hints at Mortal Kombat XL balance patch image #1
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As Pig of the Hut pointed out in his tweet, the MKXL PC beta conveniently ends on August 29th, which is the day before Tuesday, August 30th. Tuesdays are generally a release day for video game content, meaning we could be seeing the new balance patch -- if it actually exists -- arrive as soon as next week.

Mortal Kombat XL includes the four characters from Kombat Pack 2: Tri-Borg, Bo’Rai Cho, Leatherface, and Alien, the Apocalypse skin pack, previously released content such as playable Goro, Brazil skin pack, Kold War skin pack, the Kold War Scorpion skin, everything from Kombat Pack 1, and updates the game to run on the GGPO netcode.

Source: Pig Of The Hut on Twitter and Ed Boon on Twitter. Mentioned by sayakerhatsune, Sean_Saibot, and erkicman.
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