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Mortal Kombat 11 patch notes for February 18 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

An update has been dropped for Mortal Kombat 11 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As such, patch notes have been posted.

Although some characters have undergone some balance adjustments, there likely won't be any major shifts in the tiers. The latest character to join the roster, Joker, has the longest list of changes.

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Mortal Kombat 11 celebrates Valentine's Day with special Tower of Time, includes new Brutalities and a whole lotta love

In classic NetherRealm Studios fashion, Mortal Kombat 11 is getting into the spirit of the holiday. It's Valentine's Day, as many are probably aware, and now you can celebrate with a special in-game Tower of Time.

The "Be Mine" tower is available to play right now and will run up through February 17. Those who decide to jump in will be treated to new Brutalities, as well as some love-themed wackiness you'd expect to find in one of these towers.

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5 of Joker's best moves in Mortal Kombat 11

Fans everywhere (not just Kombat Pack owners) have been able to get their hands on DC Comics' own The Joker in Mortal Kombat 11 for a little over a week now. With three tournament-standard variations and a slew of unique attacks, special moves, and combos to learn, it can be difficult to kick things off for those trying to pick up the character.

With this in mind, today we're going to look at five of Joker's best moves in MK11. Practicing these attacks and using them in battle will help fans jump-start their Joker-playing journey.

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Humble Bundle's Lovers x Fighters sale features big discounts for the biggest fighting games and dating sims around

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to surprise your loved ones, friends or even yourself than with some cheap fighting games and dating sims while also giving a little to charity?

Humble Bundle is currently running their special Lovers x Fighters sale featuring the biggest titles from both of the thematically opposed genres from Dream Daddy to Mortal Kombat 11.

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'How EVERYONE reacted to the EVO 2020 lineup' — Mighty Keef returns with another spot on and hilarious comedy skit

The EVO 2020 lineup was revealed earlier this week, and much like it always does the announcement sparked discussion within the fighting game community. NetherRealm Studios' major modern fighting title, Mortal Kombat 11, we nowhere to be found, while Marvel vs. Capcom 2 sees a return in the form of an invitational event to celebrate the game's 20th birthday and EVO legacy.

There are a lot of reactions online right now, but The Keef Crew's newest video has to be the funniest and most accurate of them all. The comedy skit shows how each game on the EVO lineup responds to the news, and there's an appearance from someone that the other games didn't really want to see...

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How do the sins of Street Fighter 5 compare with those of Street Fighter 3 and 4? Plus EVO 2020 lineup and early Granblue Fantasy Versus reactions

Bring up Street Fighter 5 in conversation and you're likely to quickly start hearing about any number of the game's many sins from over the last four years. An abysmal launch got things off on a very bad note and the game has been chasing and trying to capture charisma ever since.

During a recent discussion with Catalyst, I was somewhat taken by surprise when he started to recall a handful of issues the Street Fighter community had with Street Fighter 3 nearly two decades ago. Coming from the Street Fighter 4 era, I was not all that aware as to the details of the major shortcomings this now heavily-revered title had, and realized that while it may not have as spotted a history as SF5, it certainly was not without fault.

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Mortal Kombat 11 is not on the main EVO 2020 line up and the fighting game community doesn't seem too happy about that

The EVO 2020 lineup has finally been revealed. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, GranBlue Fantasy Versus, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be the main stage titles this year.

As with the previous two EVO events, there has been a rather controversial omission. In 2018, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was excluded amidst the controversy surrounding the game's launch. Needless to say, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has never been a main stage game at EVO.

Later in 2019, Super Smash Bros. Melee was dropped from the EVO lineup following the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Notably, Melee had been part of EVO's games since 2013 and saw impressive entrant numbers since then. The decision was met with a lot of confusion and disappointment from the Melee community.

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New promo marks the official release of Joker in Mortal Kombat 11 and shows off a bunch of creepy gear and gruesome attacks

Kombat Pack owners have been able to play Mortal Kombat 11's newest character for a week but the rest of the world now also have access as Joker is officially available to all in MK11 and can be purchased for $5.99.

The official MK11 Twitter has posted a new promo to highlight some of the villainous fighter's moves, looks, and general aura. We didn't realize it at first, but Joker has some of the game's creepiest looking gear (and that's saying something). The promo quickly runs through a handful of combination examples for the character's face, cane, and jack in the box.

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Trap opponents with Raptor's gnarly set ups, hone your skills with Rooflemonger's tips and tricks, and see SonicFox body foes in this Joker roundup

If you didn't nab early access to Mortal Kombat 11 newcomer the Joker then the wait to play the clown prince of crime is nearly over for you. Batman's biggest baddie will be available to all tomorrow and we've rounded up a handful of video content to help get you started or continue along in your exploration of the chaotic character.

Hoping for some heavy hitting combos, slick setups, general pointers, or simply to see Joker beating down opponents in real time? We've got you covered.

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One game edges out Street Fighter 5 and it's not Smash Ultimate; see which titles got the most votes in our EVO lineup hopefuls poll

Update: Voting has ended and you can view the results by clicking the jump.

Earlier: With EVO Japan now out of the way, the fighting game community can begin looking forward to what will undoubtedly be the biggest FGC event of the entire year with EVO 2020, and we'll soon know exactly what games to start preparing for.

EVO organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar revealed earlier this week that their team will be announcing the full EVO 2020 lineup on February 4, but what titles do the community expect to see come back / join the roster? And what ones do they WANT to see?

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DC Comic-themed covers are the perfect way to show off the new Batman skins for Kitana, Baraka, and Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat 11

We've known about the Killer Kroc, Batman Who Laughs, and Katwoman skins respectively for Baraka, Noob Saibot, and Kitana since Joker's Mortal Kombat 11 trailer was released back in the middle of last month, but the official Mortal Kombat Twitter has gone the extra mile to garner just a bit more hype for these new looks.

Seeing as Joker is one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time and that each of these character references comes straight out of DC Comics, portraying them as cover models for a faux comic series just makes sense.

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SonicFox is already making Joker look like an S tier in Mortal Kombat 11

Joker became the latest DLC character to join Mortal Kombat 11 not even a week ago. As a result, top players are currently working towards determining the Joker's viability as a tournament fighter.

Not surprisingly, FOX|SonicFox has been putting in some time into the Joker. It's quite likely that we'll see SonicFox pull out the Joker in an upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 tournament.

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Combo Breaker early bird registration rankings revealed with Street Fighter 5 currently in 3rd place behind Tekken 7 and a game that's not out yet

Combo Breaker has been building the reputation as one of the most beloved fighting game majors in the entire world which has in-turn led to larger and larger attendance records plus better perks and rewards for the players who make the journey to Chicago in May.

Registration for Combo Breaker 2020 opened up just last month on January 14, but the fighting game community was remarkably quick in scooping up every single one of the venue hotel rooms in minutes — even breaking records for the Renaissance Schaumburg itself.

Now, early bird entry has wrapped up for the upcoming major, and event organizer Rick 'The Hadou' Thiher celebrated the occasion by releasing our first look at the registration rankings between the main games with some interesting results thus far.

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Early Joker Mortal Kombat 11 concept art reveals a Heath Ledger style costume, a handful of crazy alternates, Fatality storyboards, and more

Along with the addition of Joker in Mortal Kombat 11 we also get a gallery of concept art showing some of the early leads and ideas developers had before coming to the conclusion we now have in front of us.

Joker is one of the most famous characters in popular culture, and as such has had more than a few varied appearances over the years. After Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in 2008's The Dark Knight, many wondered if we'd see a Ledger style costume for the Clown Prince of Crime in MK11. It seems one made it to the drawing board, but not beyond it.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

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I just can't get over how good Joker's unique animations are in Mortal Kombat 11's Kustomization Mode

DC Comics' clown prince of crime is all about flair and showmanship, and if there's a fighting game developer who understands how to truly capture the essence of a guest character with all of the necessary bells and whistles, it's NetherRealm Studios (NRS).

The Joker is now a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11, and as I continue to explore what the new combatant has to offer, I find myself continually coming back to one thing: his unique animations in Kustomization Mode. Each one is fantastic, and they act as the perfect display of NRS's top-notch attention to detail.

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Spawn gameplay trailer in Mortal Kombat 11 konfirmed for Final Kombat with special appearances by Todd McFarlane, Keith David and even more reveals

Mortal Kombat 11 enjoyed one of the strongest launch years in fighting game history in 2019, and even though we just got The Joker as DLC, the developers appear to have more excitement for fans in store for 2020.

NetherRealm Studios revealed today their full plans for Final Kombat to end the first year of their pro circuit in March which includes confirming the debut of Spawn's highly anticipated gameplay trailer and potentially what the future DLC may entail.

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