SonicFox and Gllty test Mortal Kombat 11's netcode from America to Japan, find surprisingly good results

'I'm actually really shocked at how good the connection is' - SonicFox

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. PDT | Comments: 32

It's no secret that Mortal Kombat 11's netplay experience is one of the most efficient we've ever seen in fighting games in general, but the news gets even better thanks to a recent test performed between GRPT|Gllty and FOX|SonicFox.

Gllty regularly live streams from her current home in Tokyo, and was able to set up a session with MK superstar SonicFox to see how their American East Coast to Japan (roughly 6,000-7,000 miles) connection fared. It turned out "buttery smooth," as put by Gllty.

Expecting a very jumpy and choppy experience, both players exclaimed about how fluid things felt fairly rapidly after their set began. "This feels really nice, actually. What the hell?" stated Fox a few seconds in. "I can play in this, this is fine," he continued.

Mortal Kombat 11 is seldom seen in Japan widely due to the fact that the game is banned from being sold in the country outside of US military bases. Players who get their hands on copies from other countries can play, however, and so an exceptionally strong netcode becomes an increasingly big deal as it allows for players to garner more experience.

It's important to keep in mind that this is just one example, and is between two players who likely use particularly strong internet connections.

Here's a sample clip from the video wherein both Gllty and Sonic exclaim how smoothly the connection is running. Be sure to click the sound on so you can hear their banter while they play:

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Source: Gllty's YouTube channel.

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